The Colby-Sawyer Board of Trustees voted to grant faculty tenure and promotions during its May meeting.
Leslie Campbell, D.A., and Kraig Larkin, Ph.D., were promoted to the rank of associate professor and earned tenure.
James “Jamie” Jukosky, Ph.D., and Kate Turcotte, Ph.D., were promoted to the rank of associate professor.
Semra Kalic-Bahi, Ph.D., was promoted to full professor.
Tenure is granted to established faculty members who have displayed academic rigor, loyalty to the college and outstanding teaching. “Tenure recognizes excellent teaching and advising, service and scholarship. It also affirms the college’s belief in one’s promise for the future at this institution,” said Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculty Laura Alexander. “We are pleased to have bestowed this status on Professors Campbell and Larkin.”
Professor Campbell is a human resources expert who joined the Business Administration Department in 2011. She applies her professional work experience to her courses in management, marketing and labor relations, and career development. Professor Campbell holds a B.A. from Assumption College, an M.B.A. from Rivier College and a D.A from Franklin Pierce University.
Professor Jukosky is an expert in biology, molecular biology, cell biology, physiology and ecotoxicology, and his work has been published in several journals. He holds a B.S. from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. in molecular, cellular and systems physiology from Dartmouth College. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Dartmouth Medical School.
Professor Kalic-Bahi specializes in the mathematics fields of operator theory and linear algebra. She has taught at Colby-Sawyer since 2003 and in that time has received several grants and presented across the country about mathematics in liberal arts colleges. Her research interests include the use of technology in teaching and mathematical modeling. Professor Kalic-Bahi holds a B.Sc. from Middle East Technical University, an M.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan and a Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire.
Professor Larkin teaches European and American history, the history of consumerism and public health, and popular culture. Professor Larkin joined the Social Science and Education Department in 2011 and has presented nationwide. His current research focuses on the presence and impact of Nazi figures and symbols in the history of American popular culture. Professor Larkin holds a B.A. from the University at Albany and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stony Brook University. He also earned an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from Stony Brook University.
Professor Turcotte is a sociologist who specializes in arctic sociology, social theory, community, indigenous populations, and race and ethnicity. She joining the Social Sciences and Education Department in 2013. Her research on issues associated with economic and social inequality, as well as individual and community well-being, have been widely published. She holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire.