The University of Texas at San Antonio is happy to announce the promotion of 6 faculty members in the College of Engineering. The promotions were approved by the UT System Board of Regents in August and effective Sept. 1.
“Our faculty play a crucial role not only in the classroom, but in the development of the innovative research,” said JoAnn Browning, dean of the College of Engineering and David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair. “I am extremely proud of all of our faculty members who have reached this next step in their career here at UTSA.”
Krystel Castillo, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Xiaowei Zeng, Department of Mechanical Engineering, have been promoted to associate professor with tenure. Tenure is granted to faculty who have established a high standard of excellence in the classroom and distinguished themselves through research and scholarship, as well in service to the community and university.
JingYong Ye, Department of Biomedical Engineering; Samer Dessouky, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Heather Shipley, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; and Firat Testik, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, have been promoted to full professor with tenure in recognition of the sustained academic and civic impact they have made on the university and their students.