The Department of Biology has experienced a few personnel changes that will take effect beginning in Fall 2012.
Rob Gendron has retired from IUP—we wish Rob a long and happy retirement!
Josiah Townsend will join us as a new Biology faculty member. Josiah’s interests lie in ecology, and we look forward to his research and teaching contributions. Welcome, Josiah!
Tom Simmons will be on sabbatical for Fall 2012, while Shundong Bi and Jeffery Larkin will be on sabbatical for all of the 2012–2013 academic year. Tim Nuttle will also be on leave for 2012–2013. We wish them all the best of luck with their planned activities.
And, last but not least, Biology faculty fared well in the latest round of tenure and promotions decisions. Megan Knoch and Tim Nuttle were granted tenure. Seema Bharathan, Vida Irani, and Tim Nuttle have been promoted to associate professor, while Jeffery Larkin has been promoted to full professor. Congratulations to them all!