Todd Hicks, Rhonda Lewis, and Jeannie Paulk will receive promotions to the rank of assistant professor from instructor. Dr. Bonnie Asselin, Dr. Jordan Cofer, and Keith Perry will receive promotions to the rank of associate professor from assistant professor. Dr. Jewrell Rivers will receive a promotion to the rank of professor from associate professor.
Hicks has been a part of the faculty in the School of Agriculture and Forest Resources since 2010. At ABAC, he co-advises the Agricultural Engineering Technology (AET) Club.
Lewis has been teaching in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences since 2010.
Paulk joined the faculty in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at ABAC in 2010.
Asselin, who received her Ph.D. in English from Northeastern University, has been a part of the faculty in the School of Liberal Arts since 2009.
Cofer, who received his Ph.D. in English from Texas Tech University, became a faculty member in the School of Liberal Arts in 2009.
Perry joined the ABAC faculty in 2003 and teaches in the School of Liberal Arts. He is the faculty advisor for ABAC’s radio station, WPLH.
Rivers earned his Ph.D. in family relations from Florida State University He has served the campus of ABAC in the School of Human Sciences since 2001.
Those receiving tenure include Dr. Kingsley Dunkley, Dr. Cynthia Hall, and Jimmy Ballenger.
Dunkley received his Ph.D. in poultry science from Texas A & M University. He came to ABAC in 2008 as a faculty member in the School of Science and Mathematics.
Hall joined the ABAC faculty in 2008, teaching in the School of Liberal Arts. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Hall also serves as the Honors Program Director.
Ballenger is an assistant professor of health and physical education and the Fillies’ soccer coach. He joined the School of Human Sciences faculty in 2005.
Tenure may be granted to a faculty member who has served at least five years as an assistant professor and has shown the potential for making significant contributions to the college and in the professor's field.