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Three College faculty members receive promotion in rank to full professor

Qinhong Hu, Subhrangsu Mandal, Arne Winguth (from left)
Qinhong Hu, Subhrangsu Mandal, Arne Winguth (from left)

Three College of Science faculty members – Qinhong Hu, Subhrangsu Mandal, and Arne Winguth – were recently promoted in rank from associate professor to full professor.

UTA faculty were formally promoted during a Faculty Recognition Dinner and reception on October 10 in the E.H. Hereford University Center. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari delivered remarks and UTA Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Teik Lim presented gifts to the honorees. Ten College of Science teaching faculty members also received promotions, which were announced in May.

“Congratulations to Drs. Hu, Mandal, and Winguth on receiving this promotion in rank, and to all our teaching faculty who received the promotion,” College of Science Dean Morteza Khaledi said. “It is a well-deserved honor for all of them. Their hard work and dedication to their students are greatly appreciated. They are outstanding examples of the commitment to excellence which is propelling the College of Science forward and helping UTA make major progress in its mission to be the model 21st century urban research university.”

College of Science faculty receiving promotion from associate professor to full professor were:

Qinhong Hu, earth and environmental sciences – Hu’s research interests include nano-petrophysics, fracture-matrix interaction, pore structure and connectivity, and fluid distribution and flow physics. He was named a Fellow of the Geological Society of America in 2013 and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. He received a B.S. in Soil Science from Zhejiang University, China in 1986; an M.S. in Environmental Soil Chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1989; and a Ph.D. in Hydrogeology from the University of Arizona in 1995. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in hydrogeology and reservoir dynamics at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab from 1997-2000 and then as a geological scientist at LBNL from 2000-02 and as a staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 2002-08. He came to UTA in 2008.

Subhrangsu Mandal, chemistry and biochemistry – Mandal’s research interests include epigenetics, histone modification, gene regulation, non-coding RNA, steroid hormone signaling, and human disease. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles in top international journals and has written numerous book chapters, reviews and editorials. He received the College of Science Outstanding Research Award in 2013 and the College of Science Research Excellence Award in 2008. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from Midnapore College, India, in 1989 and an M.S. in Chemistry from Kalyani University, India, in 1992. He earned his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1998. He did postdoctoral research at the University of Alberta in 1998-99 and Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 2000-05. He came to UTA in 2005.

Arne Winguth, earth and environmental sciences – Winguth’s research interests include physical oceanography, climate dynamics and marine biogeochemical cycles, oceanic and atmospheric dynamics and their interactions with biogeochemical cycles over a broad range of Earth history. He synthesizes comprehensive earth system models with high-resolution paleoclimatic data to understand past climates, climate change, and the consequences for future climate evolution. Winguth has served as chair of the UTA Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences since 2017. He received a bachelor’s in Oceanography from the University of Hamburg, Germany, in 1992, and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Hamburg and Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany. He was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Chicago from 1997-99. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2000-07. He came to UTA in 2007.

College of Science teaching faculty members receiving promotion (announced in May) include:

Jill DeVito, biology, promoted to associate professor of instruction

Tim Henry, biology, promoted to professor of instruction

Corey Roelke, biology, promoted to assistant professor of instruction

Walter Schargel, biology, promoted to associate professor of instruction

Malgosia Wilk, biology, promoted to professor of instruction

Karl Backs, mathematics, promoted to assistant professor of instruction

Jeremy Glass, mathematics, promoted to senior lecturer

Mark Krasij, mathematics, promoted to senior lecturer

Glenda Mitchell, mathematics, promoted to associate professor of instruction

Scott Coleman, psychology, promoted to assistant professor of instruction