April 2014

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Special Promotions Issue

Please join us in congratulating these faculty and staff members who have earned promotion in rank this year:



Associate Professor to Professor

Cale BigelowCale Bigelow, Agronomy




Jeff DukesJeffrey Dukes, Forestry and Natural Resources




Kevin GibsonKevin Gibson, Botany and Plant Pathology




Maria MarshallMaria Marshall, Agricultural Economics




Dev NiyogiDev Niyogi, Agronomy




Mike ScharfMike Scharf, Entomology




Maria SepulvedaMaria SepĂșlveda, Forestry and Natural Resources




Andy TaoAndy Tao, Biochemistry








Assistant Professor to Associate Professor

Kola AjuwonKola Ajuwon, Animal Sciences




Songlin FeiSonglin Fei, Forestry and Natural Resources




Reuben GoforthReuben Goforth, Forestry and Natural Resources




Ian KaplanIan Kaplan, Entomology




Jiqin NiJiqin Ni, Agricultural and Biological Engineering




Maria San Martin GonzalezMaria Fernanda San Martin-Gonzalez, Food Science




David UmulisDavid Umulis, Agricultural and Biological Engineering




Andrea VaccaAndrea Vacca, Agricultural and Biological Engineering




Nicole WidmarNicole Widmar, Agricultural Economics








Adjunct Associate Professor to Adjunct Professor


Doug SmithDouglas Smith, Agronomy








Administrative Professional Staff

To Rank 6

Candy ByersCandy Byers, Animal Sciences




Amy CochranAmy Cochran, Agricultural Economics




Tom CreswellTom Creswell, Botany and Plant Pathology




Jay KelleyJay Kelley, Office of the Indiana State Chemist




Anna OlekAnna Olek, Botany and Plant Pathology




Becky RiceBecky Rice, Agriculture Administration




Kevin SmithKevin Smith, Agricultural Communication




Tom SmithThomas Smith, Office of the Indiana State Chemist




Laurie SwiftLaurie Swift, Food Science




Anna WhipkeyAnna Whipkey, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture








To Rank 5

Ginger BattaGinger Batta, Agricultural Economics




Micky CreechMichelle Creech, Agricultural and Biological Engineering




Amy DietrichAmy Dietrich, Botany and Plant Pathology




Wright FrazierWright Frazier, Agricultural Communication




Nishee JohnsonNishee Johnson, Agriculture Information Technology




Hana HallHana Hall, Biochemistry




James KruseJames Kruse, CERIS




Joseph LevellJoseph Levell, Biochemistry




no photo availableMark Moehlman, Office of the Indiana State Chemist




Dennis NowaskieDennis Nowaskie, Purdue Agricultural Centers




Amanda PendletonAmanda Pendleton, Entomology




Tom PluimerTom Pluimer, Agronomy




Keith RobinsonKeith Robinson, Agricultural Communication




Mark SobersMark Sobers, Office of the Indiana State Chemist




Anton TerekhovAnton Terekhov, Food Science







To Rank 4

Angel AguiarAngel Aguiar, Agricultural Economics




Nolan AndersonNolan Anderson, Botany and Plant Pathology




Tamara BenjaminTamara Benjamin, Botany and Plant Pathology




no photo availableJane Bisher, Agriculture Business Office




Betty BugusuBetty Bugusu, Food Science




Robert ChapmanRobert Chapman, Forestry and Natural Resources




Kristyn ChildresKristyn Childres, Agricultural Economics




Diana EvansDiana Evans, Forestry and Natural Resources




John FanslerJohn Fansler, Agricultural Economics




Carolyn FoleyCarolyn Foley, Forestry and Natural Resources




Abby HostetlerAbby Hostetler, Agricultural Communication




no photo availableJulie Huetteman, Purdue Extension




Elizabeth JacksonElizabeth Jackson, Forestry and Natural Resources




Travis LegleiterTravis Legleiter, Botany and Plant Pathology




Duan LiuDuan Liu, CERIS




Deb LubelskiDeb Lubelski, Botany and Plant Pathology




Tyson McFallTyson McFall, Botany and Plant Pathology




Cindy MusicCindy Music, CERIS




Shelly SurberShelly Surber, Agricultural Economics




Jason ThorneJason Thorne, Agricultural Communication




Kenny WilsonKenny Wilson, Agricultural Communication




Ryan WynkoopRyan Wynkoop, Youth Development and Agricultural Education