Tifton Gazette

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June 12, 2011

Tenure approved for ABAC faculty members

TIFTON — Five members of the faculty at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College have been approved for tenure, effective Aug. 1, according to Dr. Niles Reddick, ABAC Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Those receiving tenure include Robert Carpenter, Tamara Dennis, Diantha Ellis, Dr. James McCrimmon and Keith Perry.

Carpenter received his B. A. in Christian Thought from William Tyndale College and his M. A. in Spanish from Wayne State University. He is a Certified Spanish Interpreter for the State of Georgia and a Certified Instructor of Command Spanish.

He joined the ABAC faculty in 2003 and is an assistant professor in the School of Liberal Arts.

Dennis, an assistant professor of nursing, has been a member of the ABAC faculty since 2002. She received her A.S. in Nursing from ABAC, and her B.S. and M.S. in Nursing from Valdosta State University (VSU). She teaches in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Ellis received her A.S. in Business Administration from ABAC, her B.S. in Business Administration from Georgia Southwestern State University, and her M.B.A. from VSU. She joined the ABAC faculty in 2002 and is an assistant professor in the School of Business.

McCrimmon is an associate professor of environmental horticulture and turfgrass with the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He has been with the college since 2007.

He received his B.S. in Biology from Gardner-Webb University, his M.S. in Botany from North Carolina State University, and his Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Georgia.

Perry is an assistant professor of communication in the School of Liberal Arts. He received his B.A. in Interpersonal Communications and his M.A. in Communications from the University of Central Florida.

He has been a member of the ABAC faculty since 2003.

Tenure may be granted to a faculty member who has served at least five years as an assistant professor and has shown the potential for making significant contributions to the college and in the professor's field.

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