Eight receive tenure
At their May meeting, the trustees approved the awarding of tenure, or appointment without limit, to eight faculty members. The eight, listed below, will be promoted to associate professor as of July 1.
Paul Gebhardt of the German faculty, a specialist in twentieth-century German poetry who joined the faculty in 2002.
Yutan Getzler, chemistry, a member of the faculty since 2004 whose areas of expertise include catalysis, airfree technique, and polymer chemistry.
John Hofferberth, chemistry, whose fields of interest include organic, biophysical, and bio-organic chemistry and who came to Kenyon in 2005.
Jennifer Johnson, sociology, a specialist in social movements, globalization, and global perspectives on food production and consumption who joined the faculty in 2005.
Andrew Kerkhoff, biology, a faculty member since 2005 whose areas of expertise include scaling and macroecology, as well as plant and insect herbivore communities.
Jan Kmetko, physics, whose interests center on biological physics and who came to the College in 2005.
Victoria Malawey, music, a specialist in music theory, gender studies, and analysis of popular music who joined the faculty in 2005. (Malawey will be leaving Kenyon this summer to join the faculty at Macalester College.)
Jaret Treber, economics, a faculty member since 2005 whose areas of expertise include health-care economics and economic history.
The trustees also approved successful pretenure reviews for Simone Dubrovic (Italian), Ivonne García (English), John "Tom" Giblin (physics), Nurten Kilic-Schubel (history), Travis Landry (Spanish), Joshua Levithan (humanities), Cara McDaniel (economics), Leo Riegert (German), and Jené Schoenfeld (English).