To: OSU faculty and staff

From: Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President

5 June 2020

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to announce Oregon State University’s 2020 promoted and newly tenured faculty. The talents and achievements of these members of our faculty contribute in myriad ways to OSU’s current and future success. Our honorees are highlighted on our Faculty Excellence website.

Decisions to grant promotion and award tenure are among the most important made by the University. Faculty peers and administrators at multiple levels evaluate each dossier rigorously and with careful attention to our promotion and tenure criteria, informed by the guidance of external reviewers with expertise and distinction in the given faculty member’s field. The bar is high, as the granting of tenure, in particular, determines the scholarly, educational and practical impact of Oregon State for decades to come. I am grateful to all of the department, college, and university-level promotion and tenure committees and administrators for their thorough assessments of this year’s dossiers.

Please join me in congratulating our promoted and newly tenured faculty on their contributions to scholarly excellence, and for the work they do every day to advance OSU’s mission in research, teaching and engagement. We are proud of them and wish them continued success in their academic endeavors.

Sincerely,

Edward Feser
Provost and Executive Vice President