The Lakeland University Board of Trustees Thursday approved tenure and promotion to associate professor for Richard Lemke and Karin Miofsky, both members of the institution’s criminal justice faculty.
Lemke joined the Lakeland faculty in 2012 after serving for almost three years as assistant professor at the University of West Georgia. Lemke has remained an active scholar in the field of criminal justice, and his continued engagement with the field has elevated the profile and rigor of Lakeland's criminal justice program.
He won the Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2015, and he has actively served Lakeland, including leadership on the institutional review board and in academic assessment.
Miofsky joined the Lakeland faculty in 2014 after serving as assistant professor at the University of Hartford and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She has developed a reputation among faculty, staff and students for being a strong teacher, a collaborative colleague and a student-centered advisor.
She has served as a faculty advisor to three student organizations, supported the Starfish implementation team and provided her expertise in Lakeland's ThinkHaus series and the School for Seniors in Neenah.