Almost 100 faculty members receive promotions in 2022

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The University of Oregon promoted 92 faculty members in 2022, including 52 tenure-track and 40 career faculty members from across the university’s schools and colleges.

“This is a moment to celebrate the accomplishments of our faculty,” said Janet Woodruff-Borden, acting provost and executive vice president. “A university is great because its faculty are great; and our success, now and as we move into the future, is thanks to our high standards and the excellence we see from our faculty in the classroom and in their scholarship and creative activity.” 

A list of all promoted faculty members is available online.

Promoted faculty recognized the campus community, including their colleagues and students, in their success as UO educators.

The promotions span colleges and departments across campus, specifically the Lundquist College of Business, College of Education, and several departments and schools within the College of Arts and Sciences, including English, psychology, history and chemistry.

Erik Ford is a senior instructor of operations and business analytics in Lundquist who started teaching at the UO as an undergraduate teaching assistant and as a graduate student. He teaches some of the required, large-enrollment undergraduate business courses, such as Introduction to Business and Spreadsheet Analysis.

“Large enrollment is challenging to teach well and I thrive in that environment,” he said. “It is incredibly satisfying that I get to have an impact on thousands of our students every year. It’s nice that my hard work and passion for improving student outcomes are acknowledged with this promotion. The Lundquist College of Business is an incredible place to work. I wake up excited by the challenge every day.”

Teaching at the UO since 2015, Cathy Wong was promoted to associate professor in chemistry. Her research uses very short and powerful laser pulses to measure how materials respond to light.

“I am incredibly grateful to the students in my lab group, whose hard work, intellectual contributions and collegiality have made our research program both successful and fun,” Wong said. “I am also really lucky to be in a very supportive department with senior colleagues who are amazing scientists and teachers, many of whom have become mentors and friends. I couldn’t be happier to continue doing and teaching science in this community.”

Nicole Giuliani, who was promoted to Evergreen Associate Professor in psychology and prevention science, started at the UO as a postdoctoral researcher in 2011. Her research focuses on emotion and self-regulation in parents and their preschool-aged children, how those processes are associated with health behaviors such as eating, and the role of the brain in those associations.

“I am grateful to have received tenure so that I can continue to focus my work on where the science takes me, mentor students, and work with my fantastic colleagues here at UO,” she said.

“I feel really grateful, as I know a lot of people's work went into this moment, from the librarians and archivists who helped me find sources, to employees at the presses who helped me get published, to readers and reviewers who wrote in support of the promotion,” said Vera Keller, history department head who will next teach a new course titled Beer in World History. Her next book, “The Interlopers,” is publishing in April 2023.

By Emmily Bristol, Office of the Provost