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Promotion, tenure approved for IU Kokomo faculty

April 19, 2019

KOKOMO, Ind. – The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved promotion and tenure for faculty members on the Kokomo campus.

Faculty members are evaluated on their teaching, creative work and research, and service to campus and community to achieve this honor.

Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke congratulated Rosalyn Davis, Ashley Duffitt, Diane Hampshire, David Hancock, Hisako Masuda, April Mouser, Gloria Preece, Adam Smith, and Peter Sposato on their accomplishments.

“IU Kokomo has an outstanding faculty,” she said. “These faculty have earned promotion and tenure based on their excellent teaching, research, and service.”

Those receiving promotions included:

  • Rosalyn Davis, clinical associate professor of psychology. Davis joined the faculty in 2013. She earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Ball State University, an M.A.in Counseling from the University of Texas, and a B.A. in Psychology from Fisk University. She is director of the M.A. in Mental Health Counseling program, and the campus’s faculty diversity liaison. Davis has twice received the Chancellor’s Diversity Award.
  • Ashley Duffitt, senior lecturer of biology. She earned a Master of Science (M.S.) in Environmental Science from Taylor University, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biological and Physical Sciences from IU. She has received the IU Kokomo Resident Faculty Amicus Award.
  • Diane Hampshire, senior lecturer of mathematics. She began her IU Kokomo career in 2007 as a math tutor, and became an adjunct faculty member in 2008. She earned a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Mathematics from Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, and a B.A. in Biological and Physical Sciences from IU Kokomo. Hampshire is the mathematics program coordinator and mathematics tutoring coordinator.
  • Gloria Preece, senior lecturer of business. She joined the faculty in 2013. Preece earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Personal Financial Planning from Kansas State University, and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration from IU Kokomo. She is director of the M.B.A. and Master of Public Management (M.P.M) programs, and has received the IU Trustees Teaching Award.

Those receiving promotions and  tenure included:

       • David Hancock, associate professor of health sciences. Hancock joined the faculty in 2013. He                earned a Ph.D. in Human Kinetics from University of Ottawa, and an M.A. in Human Development              and a B.A. in Sports Psychology from Laurentian University, Ontario, Canada. He leads the campus            Sport and Exercise Excellence Lab, and received the Distinguished Research Award.
  • Hisako Masuda, associate professor of biochemistry. Masuda joined the IU Kokomo faculty in 2013. She earned a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, and a B.A. in Biochemistry and a B.A. in Chemistry from Hiram College, Ohio. She’s received the IU Trustees Teaching Award and a senior research grant from the Indiana Academy of Sciences.
  • April Mouser, associate professor of nursing. Mouser joined the IU Kokomo faculty in 2011. She earned a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Southern Indiana, a Master of Science in Nursing from the IU School of Nursing at Indianapolis, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from IU Kokomo. She has been director of the campus nursing simulation center, and has received the IU Trustees Teaching Award.
  • Adam Smith, associate professor of business. He joined the faculty in 2013. Smith earned a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Tennessee, and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He is an Enactus Sam Walton Fellow, and faculty advisor for the Human Resources Student Association. Smith has received the IU Kokomo Claude Rich Excellence in Teaching Award and the IU Trustees Teaching Award.
  • Peter Sposato, associate professor of history. Sposato joined the faculty in 2013. He earned a Ph.D. in Medieval and Early Modern History and an M.A. in History from the University of Rochester, New York. He’s received the IU Kokomo Junior Faculty Annual Research Award, as well as a summer faculty fellowship. He also is director of the honors program.

Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.

Last updated: 04/19/2019