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KU announces Lawrence faculty sabbaticals for 2018-2019

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

KU's iconic skyline includes the U.S. and KU flags atop Fraser HallLAWRENCE — University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved sabbatical leave for the following 54 individuals at the Lawrence campus:

  • Rakesh “Raj” Kumar Bhala, law, spring 2019
  • Henry Bial, theatre, spring 2019
  • Sharon Billings, ecology & evolutionary biology and Kansas Biological Survey, fall 2018
  • Nathaniel Brunsell, geography & atmospheric science, academic year 2018-19
  • Darren Canady, English, spring 2019
  • Hyesun Cho, curriculum & teaching, spring 2019
  • Luis Corteguera, history, fall 2018
  • Lea Currie, KU Libraries, fall 2018
  • Christopher Elles, chemistry, spring 2019
  • Ada Emmett, KU Libraries, fall 2018
  • Joseph Evans, electrical engineering & computer science, academic year 2018-19
  • Jacob Fowles, public affairs & administration, academic year 2018-19
  • Alison Gabriele, linguistics, fall 2018
  • Stevin Gehrke, chemical & petroleum engineering, fall 2018
  • Marc Greenberg, Slavic languages & literatures, fall 2018
  • Andrea Greenhoot, psychology, spring 2019
  • Joseph Harrington, English, spring 2019
  • Anne Hedeman, art history, fall 2018
  • Bonnie Johnson, public affairs & administration, spring 2019
  • Kij Johnson, English, fall 2018
  • Mat Johnson, mathematics, fall 2018
  • Van Kelly, French, Francophone & Italian studies, spring 2019
  • Ani Kokobobo, Slavic languages & literatures, spring 2019
  • Jonathan Lamb, English, fall 2018
  • Mechele Leon, theatre, fall 2018
  • Craig Marshall, geology, spring 2019
  • James Moreno, dance, spring 2019
  • Michael Murray, physics & astronomy, fall 2018
  • Yoonmi Nam, visual art, spring 2019
  • Anna Neill, English, spring 2019
  • David Nualart, mathematics, spring 2019
  • Peter Ojiambo, African & African-American studies, fall 2018
  • Alison Olcott, geology, fall 2018
  • Uma Outka, law, fall 2018
  • Edward Peltier, civil, environmental & architectural engineering, fall 2018
  • Paul Popiel, music, spring 2019
  • Robert Rowland, communication studies, fall 2018
  • Jarron Saint Onge, sociology, health policy & management, spring 2019
  • Robert Schwaller, history, spring 2019
  • Erik Scott, history, spring 2019
  • Hyunjin Seo, journalism & mass communications, academic year 2018-19
  • Prakash Shenoy, business, spring 2019
  • Scott McBride Smith, music, fall 2018
  • Celka Straughn, Spencer Museum of Art, fall 2018
  • John Symons, philosophy, spring 2019
  • Andrew Torrance, law, spring 2019
  • Annie Tremblay, linguistics, spring 2019
  • Zhi Jian “ZJ” Wang, aerospace engineering, fall 2018
  • Tara Welch, classics, spring 2019
  • Gina Westergard, visual art, fall 2018
  • Sara Wilson, mechanical engineering, fall 2018
  • Nathan Wood, history, fall 2018
  • Yan Bing Zhang, communication studies, fall 2018
  • Jianbo Zhang, economics, academic year 2018-19.

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