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UW System Board of Regents approves promotions, tenure for 12 UW-Stout faculty members

Changes take effect beginning with the fall semester

Professor Mitch Ogden, from the English, philosophy and communication studies department, works with students. He is one of 12 UW-Stout faculty members to receive promotions and tenure. UW Stout

By Jerry Poling, UW Stout

Menomonie, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has approved promotions and tenure recommendations for 12 UW-Stout faculty members effective for the 2023-24 academic year.

The professors and their departments are:

Promoted to professor

  • Seth Berrier, mathematics, statistics and computer science

  • Erik Evensen, design

  • Mitch Ogden, English, philosophy and communication studies

Promoted to associate professor

  • Eli Aba, operations and management

  • David Richter O’Connell, design

Promoted to associate professor with tenure

  • Sharon Becker, teaching, learning and leadership

  • Kristin Isaacson, hospitality and technology innovation

  • Teresa Kohlmeier, teaching, learning and leadership

  • Gregory Matthias, teaching, learning and leadership

  • Pranabendu Mitra, kinesiology, health, food and nutritional sciences

  • Mary Spaeth, business


  • Becky DeGreeff, English, philosophy and communication studies

Provost Glendali Rodriguez celebrated their commitment to students.

“The work and dedication of UW-Stout faculty cannot be understated. They continue to prioritize experiential learning and collaborations with business and industry partners for a career-focused education that includes applied research and service commitments, all while ensuring student success. I look forward to celebrating the faculty and their accomplishments as the new academic year kicks off,” Rodriguez said.

The 2023-24 academic year began Monday, Aug. 21. Opening Day activities, including campuswide Engagement Sessions, for faculty and staff are Monday, Aug. 28. Classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 6.

In the fall of 2022, UW-Stout had 225 faculty members.

UW-Stout is Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, with a focus on applied learning, collaboration with business and industry, and career outcomes.


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