Newly Tenured Professors

Congratulations to the following three faculty members who were all awarded tenure this week by the Board of Trustees:

Norman Danner
associate professor of computer science
Danner’s teaching interests focus on open-source software development. His research interests are primarily focused on the development of practical programming languages with guaranteed resource usage and low-latency networks for anonymous web-browsing.

Fernando Degiovanni
associate professor of romance languages and literatures
[Degiovanni] specializes in issues of nationalism, cultural politics and canon formation in Argentina, focusing on the first popular series of national “classic” authors in early 20th century. His research explores the ways in which opposing intellectual projects attempted to build and impose contrasting versions of the Argentine cultural tradition in times of massive immigration and democratic institutionalization.

Greg Voth
associate professor of physics
Voth’s research involves experimental studies of the dynamics of soft-condensed matter and fluid systems. Current experiments include those that use high-speed video imaging to measure particle trajectories in granular and turbulent flows.

36 thoughts on “Newly Tenured Professors

  1. Anonymous

    umm, i hate to burst your respective bubbles, but student evaluation has very little bearing upon tenure decisions, job searches, and other faculty matters (yes, even at SLACs like wes). people with fantastic ratings get denied frequently, and rarely are poor student evals grounds for denial in their own right. soliciting student feedback is largely a formality…

  2. Anonymous

    umm, i hate to burst your respective bubbles, but student evaluation has very little bearing upon tenure decisions, job searches, and other faculty matters (yes, even at SLACs like wes). people with fantastic ratings get denied frequently, and rarely are poor student evals grounds for denial in their own right. soliciting student feedback is largely a formality…

  3. Marianna

    I got asked to write a statement to be considered in a prof’s tenure eval or whatever it’s called.

  4. Marianna

    I got asked to write a statement to be considered in a prof’s tenure eval or whatever it’s called.

  5. Anonymous

    2:18… but students do have a say in tenure- teaching evals. if a prof doesnt get certain ratings, they cant get tenure.

  6. Anonymous

    2:18… but students do have a say in tenure- teaching evals. if a prof doesnt get certain ratings, they cant get tenure.

  7. Anonymous

    …yes, except that if there’s no dialogue about the tenure process at wesleyan, then these ‘bogus reasons’ will remain entirely unexposed. students obviously have no say in tenure, before or after decisions are rendered…still, there’s a very simple good in making faculty matters transparent to the University as a broader community.

  8. Anonymous

    …yes, except that if there’s no dialogue about the tenure process at wesleyan, then these ‘bogus reasons’ will remain entirely unexposed. students obviously have no say in tenure, before or after decisions are rendered…still, there’s a very simple good in making faculty matters transparent to the University as a broader community.

  9. Anonymous

    it’s not congratulatory for those who obviously don’t get tenure for whatever bogus reasons…

  10. Anonymous

    it’s not congratulatory for those who obviously don’t get tenure for whatever bogus reasons…

  11. Anonymous

    These are personnel matters; I don’t know why Wesleyan has been in the business of advertising its tenured professors since Roth took office.

  12. Anonymous

    These are personnel matters; I don’t know why Wesleyan has been in the business of advertising its tenured professors since Roth took office.

  13. Anonymous

    tanya rosenblat in the econ department was denied tenure last year. not sure about any others.

  14. Anonymous

    tanya rosenblat in the econ department was denied tenure last year. not sure about any others.

  15. Anonymous

    does anybody know which profs have been recently denied tenure…like, in the past year? not trying to be nasty, just an ’08 wondering what’s up with the faculty.

  16. Anonymous

    does anybody know which profs have been recently denied tenure…like, in the past year? not trying to be nasty, just an ’08 wondering what’s up with the faculty.

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