Four Lakeland University faculty members have been promoted, three of whom have been granted tenure.
The Board of Trustees approved the following requests for tenure and promotion:
- Brett Killion, promotion to associate professor
- Joshua Kutney, promotion to associate professor
- Anthony Liguori, promotion to professor
In addition, Lakeland President David Black approved the faculty's recommendation that Katie Fronczak be promoted to assistant professor. She serves in in non-tenure track position.
Killion, a CPA who joined the Lakeland faculty in 2012, oversees the accounting curriculum and serves as the site coordinator for Lakeland's Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). He is also heavily involved in building relationships with area employers and establishing internship opportunities for Lakeland students at many of the area's world-class companies. The winner of Economics Wisconsin's Excellence in Teaching Economics and Financial Literacy Award in 2009, Killion recently developed all of the lecture-replacement videos for Pearson Higher Education's two introductory accounting textbooks.
Liguori, who joined Lakeland's faculty in 2013, has taken on many leadership roles including chair of the Program Development Committee, assessment planning for the psychology department and moderating and planning ThinkHaus presentations. Liguori established the Psi Chi chapter (International Honor Society in Psychology) at Lakeland and serves as the faculty advisor. Liguori also teaches courses within Lakeland's EWO program and he has acted in several of Lakeland's theatrical productions.
Kutney joined Lakeland in 2005 and teaches courses in writing, reading and critical thinking. He also directs the university's interdisciplinary studies program. He has presented and published on a range of topics related to the teaching and learning of writing. He has been a key writer for recent accreditation reports and an integral part of the Finals Countdown program, which helps students prepare for final exams. Kutney has also traveled to Malawi, Africa, to work with Lakeland students who are creating educational programs in that country.
Fronczak, who joined Lakeland's faculty in 2002, has taught numerous courses on Spanish language and culture and has taught Core I. The recipient of the 2014 Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Fronczak is instrumental in orchestrating and guiding Lakeland educational excursions to Spanish-speaking countries. She has partnered with faculty in the hospitality management program to support student study in Mexico and has developed online options for language learning at Lakeland.