PTRM Committee

The College of Liberal Arts promotion, tenure, reappointment and merit committee provides professional review  of faculty performance by colleagues at the college level.

Dr. Christopher Cain, English Department
Dr. Chris Cain, Department of English.

The Committee is made up of one member from each department plus the dean as a non-voting member. The job of the committee is to apply to specific cases standards and criteria articulated in USM, Towson University, the College of Liberal Arts, and department documents, ensuring in so far as possible consistency and fairness for each person evaluated.

The committee reviews departmental and chair recommendations and makes its own recommendations on the granting of tenure and on promotion, prior to review folders being forwarded to the Provost's Office for the final decision.

College of Liberal Arts Promotion, Tenure Reappointment and Merit Committee (College Level)

Chair

  • Martin Roberge (GEOG), 2016-2019

Members

  • Kristen Hine (PHIL), 2016 - 2019
  • Dana Phillips (ENGL), 2016-2019
  • Karen Doneker filling in for Maureen Todd (FMST), 2017-2020
  • Kelly Gray (HIST), SP 2017-2020
  • Bruse Mortenson filling in for Christa Schmidt (PSYC), 2017-2020
  • Michelle Manasse (SOAN), 2018-2021
  • Katia Sainson (FORL), 2018-2021
  • Donn Worgs (POSC), 2018-2021
  • Esther Wangari (WAGS), 2018-2021

Ex-Officio

Terry Cooney, Dean

College of Liberal Arts Promotion, Tenure Reappointment and Merit Committee (Department Level)

ENGLISH

  • Chair, Merit: Jennifer Ballengee
  • Chair, Tenure & Promotion to Associate, Reappointment: Dana Phillips
  • Chair, Promotion to Full: Fran Botkin 

FAMILY STUDIES

  • Chair: Diane Hall

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

  • Chair: Katia Sainson

GEOGRAPHY and ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING

  • Chair: Martin Roberge

HISTORY

  • Chair: E. Kelly Gray

PHILOSOPHY and Religious Studies

  • Chair, Philosophy: Suk Choi
  • Chair, Religious Studies: Barry Gittlen 

POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • Chair: James Roberts

PSYCHOLOGY

  • PTRM Coordinator, Evangeline Wheeler
  • Chair, Promotion: Paz Galupo
  • Chair, Reappointment & Tenure: Kim Shifren
  • Chair, Merit: David Earnest

SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY and CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • Chair, Promotion, Tenure & Reappointment: Paul Munroe
  • Chair, Merit: William Tsitsos

WOMEN'S STUDIES

  • Chair: Kate Wilkinson