CPPS Announces Faculty Promotions

From the first days in kindergarten, to the last days of a doctoral program, educators serve a critical role in their students’ lives. They guide students through the curriculum, sharing their own experiences and expertise to help students forge their own paths.

At the Washington State University (WSU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) faculty members are passionate about inspiring the next generation of health care providers and scientists. By giving faculty the opportunity to excel through professional advancement and research, both faculty and students benefit. University promotions recognizes a faculty member’s growth through activities in teaching, research and service.

“These promotions represent years of hard work and sustained effort,” said CPPS Dean Mark Leid. “I am continually impressed by the productivity of our faculty as a whole and this new crop of associate professors instills confidence that this off-the-charts productivity will continue well into the future.”

Effective July 1, 2022, seven CPPS faculty in Spokane and Yakima will be promoted to associate professor:

In addition, the following four faculty were granted tenure by the University:

  • John Clarke
  • Zhaokang Cheng
  • Senthil Natesan
  • Boyang (Jason) Wu

To be considered for promotion, faculty must have a demonstrated record of contributing to the university through activities in teaching, research and service. Teaching courses and mentoring students also includes connecting teaching practices and course design to program-level goals and learning outcomes, and applying methods supported by the current pedagogical literature. The second element is original research, scholarship and creative activities that result in the dissemination of new knowledge and insights through a variety of media. In addition to teaching and research, faculty duties include a substantive service component that is centered on outreach and public service that benefits communities and industries external to the university.

Promoted faculty from across the university will be honored at the Celebrating Excellence Banquet, on Friday, March 25, 2022.