President Bill Ruud, in consultation with the Renewal, Tenure and Promotion Committee and Provost and Dean of the Faculty Dr. Janet Bland, and with the approval of the Board of Trustees, has recently promoted and awarded tenure to six faculty members.
Those receiving tenure and a promotion from assistant professor to associate professor include Brandon Downing (History), Andy Francis (Music), James Karan (Accounting), Linda Lockhart ’94 (Communication) and Alexandra Perry (Leadership). Susan Peterson ’83 (Petroleum Engineering) also received tenure, but remains at the associate professor level.
Peterson is also the first female to be a rig-site supervisor for Marathon in their International drilling department and the first female to teach Petroleum Engineering at Marietta College when she was an Assistant Professor from 1984-90
Faculty at Marietta College take the granting of tenure very seriously, as it is a career-long commitment to employment and support, Bland said. All candidates for tenure at Marietta College face a rigorous, multi-year review process from Renewal, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) committee, and must meet our high institutional standards for teaching, scholarly activity, and service to the College.
Downing arrived at erican history, particularly native-white relations along the frontier. He has taught courses in U.S. History (both to 1877 and after 1877), Colonial America, American Revolutionary Era, Native American History, Atlantic World, Professional Historian, and Introduction to Public History. His current book manuscript is Barbarous Tribes of Savages’: Violence and Conflict on the Periphery of Empire in the Colonial Mid-Atlantic, 1750-1776.