Promotions announced St. Thomas Newsroom September 10, 2012 The University of St. Thomas is pleased to announce that the following faculty members have been promoted. These recommendations were made by the Tenure and Promotion Committee at the May 2012 meetings and subsequently were approved by Father Dennis Dease, president of the University of St. Thomas.Promoted to full professorDr. Kanishka Chowdhury, College of Arts and Sciences, English DepartmentDr. Monica Hartmann, College of Arts and Sciences, Economics DepartmentDr. Melissa Lamb, College of Arts and Sciences, Geology DepartmentDr. John Tauer, College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology DepartmentDr. Karen Westberg, College of Education, Leadership and Counseling, Special and Gifted EducationDr. Sunil Mohanty, Opus College of Business, Finance DepartmentDr. John Olson, Opus College of Business, Operations and Supply Chain ManagementDr. Lalith Samarakoon, Opus College of Business, Finance DepartmentMr. Virgil Wiebe, J.D., School of LawMr. Joel Nichols, J.D., School of LawPromoted to associate professorDr. Timothy Mead, College of Arts and Sciences, Health and Human PerformanceThe granting of promotion recognizes the achievements of faculty in their teaching, professional engagement and service to the university. Please join me in congratulating them on their outstanding work.