Abington area residents among University of Scranton faculty awarded promotions, tenure

For Abington Journal | October 6th, 2015 10:56 am

SCRANTON — Seven Abington area residents were among the 26 University of Scranton faculty members to receive promotions and tenure effective at the start of the 2015-16 academic year.

Three of the Abington residents were promoted to professor: Clarks Green resident Daniel Haggerty, Ph.D., philosophy; Clarks Summit resident Tata Mbugua, Ph.D., education; and Clarks Summit resident Kevin Wilkerson, Ph.D., counseling and human services.

Haggerty received his bachelor’s from St. Joseph’s University and his doctorate from Syracuse University. He has worked for the university since 2005.

Mbugua, who joined the university faculty in 1998, earned her bachelor’s from Nairobi University and her master’s and doctorate from Ohio University.

Wilkerson earned his bachelor’s from Colgate University, his master’s from the University of Vermont, and his doctorate from Syracuse University. He joined the university faculty in 2004.

Clarks Summit resident Kimberly Subasic, Ph.D., nursing, was named associate professor.

Subasic, a university faculty member since 2006, attained her bachelor’s from St. Francis University, her master’s from the University of Massachusetts, and her doctorate from Saint Louis University.

Two local residents were granted tenure and named associate professor: Clarks Summit resident Yamile Silva, Ph.D., world languages and cultures; and Clarks Summit resident Robert Willenbrink, Ph.D., English and theatre.

Silva obtained her bachelor’s from Los Andes University and her master’s and doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The university has employed her since 2009.

Willenbrink, who joined the University faculty in 2009, attained his bachelor’s at The University of Tulsa and his master’s and doctorate at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

South Abington Township resident Barry Kuhle, Ph.D., psychology, was granted tenure.

Kuhle earned his bachelor’s at Binghamton University and his doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin. Since 2009, he has been a faculty member of the university.


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