The Purdue University Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of eight Purdue University Northwest faculty members. These promotions become effective with the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

Academic tenure is acquired on promotion to the rank of associate professor. Candidates promoted to this rank have accumulated a record of accomplishments and show promise of continued professional growth and recognition.

Faculty members promoted to professor have achieved a significant record in all three areas of accomplishments: learning, discovery and engagement.


Promoted to professor are Arifin Angriawan of Dyer (Strategic Management), Lizbeth Bryant of Valparaiso (English), Chandramouli Viswanathan Chandramouli of Munster (Civil Engineering), Meg Rincker of Frankfort, Ill., (Political Science), and Steven “Kim” Scipes of Chicago, Ill., (Sociology).

Associate professors

Those promoted to associate professor are Taryn Eastland of Gary (Nursing), Janet Garwood of La Porte (Nursing), and Wei He of Westville (Management and Strategy).