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Faculty and Academic Staff Retirement Luncheon

Each year, shortly after Commencement, the University hosts a luncheon to honor members of the faculty and academic staff who have retired since August 1 of the previous year or will retire by July 31 of the current year.

Because of the pandemic, we have not been able to host these luncheons for the past year, so in the meantime we are celebrating our retirees on this webpage.

Below are retirees for both the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years, as well as messages to each group from Chancellor Girod.

For more information, contact Debra Bia in the Chancellor's Office at dbia@ku.edu or 785-864-4168.

 

2020-2021 Retirees

  • Mary Adair, Curator, Biodiversity Institute (32 years)
  • Roger Anderson, Librarian, KU Libraries (57 years)
  • James Rex Armstrong, Lecturer, Applied English Center (16 years)
  • Richard Botkin, Senior Lecturer, Humanities (27 years)
  • David Brackett, Associate Professor, Visual Art (18 years)
  • Carla Moore Buchheit, Lecturer, Applied English Center (10 years)
  • Matthew Buechner, Associate Professor, Molecular Biosciences (24 years)
  • Raghunath Chaudhari, Distinguished Professor, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering; Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (13 years)
  • Christopher Claterbos, Lecturer and Associate Manager, Undergraduate Business Analytics Program, Business (7 years)
  • Mary (Joyce) Claterbos, Lecturer, Business (25 years)
  • Karen Cook, Librarian, KU Libraries (22 years)
  • Victor Day, Senior Scientist, Molecular Structures Group (15 years)
  • Martha D. Elford, Lecturer, Special Education (14 years)
  • Mohamed El-Hodiri, Professor, Economics (53 years)
  • Robert Elliott, Lecturer/Assistant to the Chair, English (22 years)
  • Diane Fourny, Associate Professor, Humanities; French, Francophone & Italian Studies (32 years)
  • Greg Freix, Lecturer, Business (21 years)
  • Elaine Gerbert, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures (31 years)
  • Jane Gibson-Carpenter, Associate Professor, Anthropology (29 years)
  • Mary Hammond, Lecturer, French, Francophone & Italian (13 years)
  • Larry Hoyle, Senior Scientist, Institute for Policy & Social Research (40 years)
  • Paul Johnson, Professor, Political Science (33 years)
  • Elizabeth Kozleski, Professor, Special Education (8 years)
  • Leonard Krishtalka, Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Director, Biodiversity Institute (25 years)
  • Charles Marsh, Jr., Associate Dean/Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication (32 years)
  • Paul Mason, Lecturer, Forensic Accounting, Business (22 years)
  • Judith McCrea, Professor, Visual Art (32 years)
  • Charles Russ Middaugh, Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry (24 years)
  • Linda Miller, Associate Professor of the Practice, Engineering and Project Management (30 years)
  • Paul Mirecki, Associate Professor, Religious Studies (31 years)
  • Ann Morrill, Lecturer, Communication Studies (19 years)
  • Jimmy Morrison, Lecturer, German Studies (21 years)
  • K. David Newell, Associate Scientist, Kansas Geological Survey (38 years)
  • Sandra Olsen, Senior Curator, Biodiversity Institute and Interim Director, Museum Studies (7 years)
  • Dovis Pollock, Lecturer, Spanish & Portuguese (15 years)
  • Catherine Preston, Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies (26 years)
  • John Pultz, Associate Professor, History of Art (28 years)
  • Ivana Radovanovic, Associate Professor, Anthropology (19 years)
  • Suzanne Rice, Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (28 years)
  • Jan Sheldon, Professor, Applied Behavioral Science (44 years)
  • Daniel Stevenson, Professor, Religious Studies (29 years)
  • Patrick Suzeau, Professor, Theatre and Dance (32 years)
  • Michael Swann, Associate Dean/Associate Professor, Architecture Design (32 years)
  • Ann Elizabeth Tilson, Lecturer, Applied English Center (22 years)
  • Carlton Paul Tucker, Associate Professor, Music (16 years)
  • Shapour Vossoughi, Professor, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering (44 years)
  • Anthony Walton, Associate Professor, Geology (45 years)
  • Jane Wegner, Professor, Speech-Language-Hearing (32 years)
  • Jack Winerock, Professor, Music (48 years)
  • Barbara Yoder, Lecturer, Applied English Center (14 years)

 

2019-2020 Retirees

  • Philip Baringer, Professor, Physics & Astronomy (32 years)
  • Arlene Barry, Associate Professor, Curriculum & Teaching (27 years)
  • Tina Blue, Senior Lecturer, English (37 years)
  • Edward Canda, Professor, Social Welfare (30 years)
  • Steven Case, Director and Research Associate Professor, Center for STEM Learning (23 years)
  • Tailan Chi, Professor, Business (l6 years)
  • William Dentler, Professor, Molecular Biosciences (44 years)
  • Amy Devitt, Professor, English (35 years)
  • Patrick Dooley, Professor, Design (27 years)
  • Ronald Dougherty, Professor, Mechanical Engineering (21 years)
  • Stephen Egbert, Professor, Geography & Atmospheric Science/Kansas Biological Survey (23 years)
  • David Ekerdt, Professor, Sociology (32 years)
  • Judith Emde, Librarian, KU Libraries (33 years)
  • Michael Ettredge, Distinguished Professor, Business (32 years)
  • Joseph Evans, Distinguished Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (31 years)
  • Saeed Farokhi, Professor, Aerospace Engineering (35 years)
  • Estela Gavosto, Associate Professor, Mathematics (23 years)
  • Luis Gonzalez, Professor, Geology (16 years)
  • Jerzy Grzymala-Busse, Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (40 years)
  • David Guth, Associate Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication (28 years)
  • James Guthrie, Professor, Business (32 years)
  • John Hachmeister, Associate Professor, Visual Art (25 years)
  • Steven Haenchen, Associate Professor of the Practice, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (8 years)
  • Siyuan Han, Professor, Physics & Astronomy (23 years)
  • Robert Hanzlik, Professor and Chair, Medicinal Chemistry (49 years)
  • Christopher Haufler, Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (41 years)
  • Jerel Hilding, Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance (30 years)
  • Carey Johnson, Professor, Chemistry (35 years)
  • William Keel, Professor, German Studies (41 years)
  • Eve Levin, Professor and Chair, History (17 years)
  • William Lewis, Distinguished Lecturer, Business (25 years)
  • Douglas May, Professor, Business (15 years)
  • Kirk McClure, Professor, Public Affairs and Administration (33 years)
  • Stan McCool, Senior Scientist, Tertiary Oil Recovery Program (31 years)
  • James Miller, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (33 years)
  • Joseph O’Brien, Associate Professor, Curriculum & Teaching (27 years)
  • Ingrid Peterson, Director, Kansas Algebra Program, Mathematics (21 years)
  • Glenn Prescott, Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (31 years)
  • Clifton Pye, Associate Professor, Linguistics (34 years)
  • Stephen Randtke, Professor, Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering (37 years)
  • Reginald Robinson, Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs (16 years)
  • Anton Rosenthal, Associate Professor, History (30 years)
  • John Rury, Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (17 years)
  • Ann Schofield, Professor, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies (40 years)
  • Catherine Schwoerer, Associate Professor, Business (30 years)
  • Paul Antony Selden, Distinguished Professor, Geology (13 years)
  • Timothy Shaftel, Professor, Business (32 years)
  • Marylee Southard, Associate Professor, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering (31 years)
  • Sydney Spears, Professor of the Practice, Social Welfare (17 years)
  • William Staples, Professor, Sociology (31 years)
  • Denise Stone, Associate Professor, Visual Art (32 years)
  • Ellen Sward, Professor, Law School (36 years)
  • Rodolfo Torres, Distinguished Professor, Mathematics (23 years)
  • Herbert Tuttle, Professor of the Practice, Engineering Management; Assistant Dean of Engineering, Edwards Campus (26 years)
  • Julie Waters, Librarian I, KU Libraries (31 years)
  • Dean Williams, Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Child Research; University Center on Developmental Disabilities (31 years)
  • Michael Williams, Associate Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication (18 years)
  • Todd Williams, Director, Mass Spectrometry Lab and Analytical Proteomics Lab, Molecular Structures Group (31 years)

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