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Promotion and Tenure Committee

James H. Quillen College of Medicine

Promotion and Tenure Committee



Tom Ecay, PhD Biomedical Sciences 6/30/2016 elected
Gerald Mullersman, MD Pathology 6/30/2018 appointed
Meng-Yang Zhu, PhD Biomedical Sciences 6/30/2016 appointed
Ronald Hamdy, MD Geriatrics and Gerontology 6/30/2016 appointed
Kevin Breuel, PhD OB/GYN 6/30/2017 elected
Michael Kruppa, PhD Biomedical Sciences 6/30/2018 elected
Carlos Floresguerra, MD Surgery 6/30/2017 appointed
Dennis Defoe, PhD Biomedical Sciences 6/30/2016 elected



The promotion and tenure committee shall function in the role of advisor to the dean from November 1 to December 15 of each year. More specifically, the committee will:

  1. Receive and review promotion and tenure recommendations of the chairs and department committees for transmittal to the dean. In formulating its recommendations, the committee should concentrate on the broad perspective of college-wide staffing plans, the department's enrollment trends, and the philosophy and objectives of the college;
  2. Review all dossiers with the objective of assuring that criteria for promotion and tenure are being correctly and uniformly applied to all members of the college;
  3. Review completeness of the information presented and question any omissions in criteria or variations in procedure. Where discrepancies or misapplication of criteria are noted, the committee will attempt to correct the errors through direct consultation with those involved.

Note: Faculty serving on the College Promotion and Tenure Committee should not vote at the departmental level.


The structure of the committee shall be as follows:

4 full-time faculty from basic science departments

4 full-time faculty from clinical science departments

The membership will consist of tenured faculty members from professorial ranks, exclusive of department chairs. Two of the basic science members, two of the clinical science members, and the consultant will be appointed by the dean. The remaining members will be elected by the faculty. Elections will be the responsibility of the faculty advisory council. Should a member file a request for promotion during his/her term, that member will be required to resign from the committee. The vacancy will be filled by appropriate appointment or election for the unexpired portion of the term.

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