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

  • Paul Monroe (SOAN), 2015-2018

Members

  • Maureen Todd (FMST), 2017-2020
  • Kelly Gray (HIST), SP 2017-2020
  • Christa Schmidt (PSYC), 2017-2020
  • Margherita Pampinella (FORL), 2015-2018
  • Michael Korzi (POSC), 2015-2018
  • Cecilia Rio(WMST), 2015-2018
  • Martin Roberge (GEOG), 2016-2019
  • Carl Yamamoto (PHIL), 2016-2019
  • Dana Phillips (ENGL), 2016-2019

Ex-Officio

Terry Cooney, Dean, SP 2018

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
  • Chiar, Promotion to Full: Fran Botkin 

FAMILY STUDIES

  • Chair: Diane Hall

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

  • Chair: Margherita Pampinella

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

  • Chair, Promotion: Paz Galupo
  • Chair, Reappointment & Tenure: Kim Shifren
  • Chair, Merit: David Earnest

SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY and CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • Chair, Promotion, Tenure & Reappointment: Michelle Manasse
  • Chair, Merit: William Tsitsos

WOMEN'S STUDIES

  • Chair: Kate Wilkinson

* Stephen Scales serves as PTRM Chair for PHIL during FA 17 (S Choi on sabbatical)

** Michael Korzi serves as PTRM Chair for POSC during FA 17 (J Roberts on sabbatical)