Five Professors Granted Tenure, Promotion for 2010

April 7, 2010

Five Hartwick College professors have been approved for tenure or promotion, effective September 1, 2010.

Those granted tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor are Lisle Dalton (Religious Studies), Vicki Howard (History), and Jeremy Wisnewski (Philosophy). In addition, Associate Professor of Accounting Priscilla Wightman was granted tenure, and Eric Johnson (Geology) was promoted to the rank of professor.

The five will be recognized at 5 p.m. April 12 during this year’s Faculty Recognition Party in the Celebration Room of Shineman Chapel House on the Hartwick campus.

Here’s a closer look at this year’s promotions:

  • Lisle Dalton, promoted to Associate Professor of Religious Studies with tenure. Dalton's teaching areas focus on American religious history, religion and science, and religion and modern culture. He received his bachelor's degree from Yale University, and his master's and Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
  • Vicki Howard, promoted to Associate Professor of History with tenure. Howard's areas of interest focus on American social, labor, and business history; women in American history; material culture and consumerism; and marriage, weddings, and the family. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of British Columbia, master's from San Francisco State University, and Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin.
  • Priscilla Wightman, granted tenure. Wightman's interests include timber taxation, corporate social responsibility, and government and not-for profit financial management. She received her bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence University and her master's from SUNY Albany.
  • Jeremy Wisnewski, promoted to Associate Professor of Philosophy with tenure. While much of Wisnewski's research focuses on moral and political philosophy, broadly construed, he recently has focused on the moral questions surrounding torture. He received his bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary, a master's from London School of Economics and Political Science, and a master's and Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside.
  • Eric Johnson, promoted to Professor of Geology. Johnson's work specializes in petrology and structural geology, the geological history of the Adirondack Mountains, field mapping, and meteorology. He received his bachelor's degree from Wilkes College, and his master's and Ph.D. from SUNY Binghamton.

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