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VCUarts announces new faculty promotions and tenure

We are pleased to announce that this past May, the VCU Board of Visitors approved the award of promotion and/or tenure to 11 VCUarts faculty and three VCUarts Qatar faculty. This is a notable milestone for our esteemed colleagues and speaks to their years of success and dedication to their disciplines, our students, the advancement of knowledge and their service to VCU. 

Those who were promoted to associate professor with tenure include: Justin Alexander in the Department of Music; Elissa Armstrong in the School of the Arts; Cara Benedetto in the Department of Painting and Printmaking; Nicole Killian in the Department of Graphic Design; Eric Rivera in the Department of Dance and Choreography; Paul Thulin-Jimenez in the Department of Photography and Film; Tobias Wofford, Ph.D., in the Department of Art History; and Courtnie Wolfgang, Ph.D., in the Department of Art Education.

Stephen Alcorn from the Department of Communication Arts, Hope Ginsburg, from the School of the Arts and Semi Ryu from the Department of Kinetic Imaging were promoted to full professor.

At VCUarts Qatar, three faculty members were promoted to associate professor. Liam Colquhoun was promoted in the Department of Interior Design, Radha Dalal, Ph.D., was promoted in the Department of Art History, and Byrad Yyelland, Ed.D., was promoted in the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

Congratulations to these talented, passionate and distinguished colleagues!

Promotions and Tenure

Stephen Alcorn
Department of Communication Arts
Promotion to Professor

Justin Alexander, D.M.A.
Department of Music
Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Elissa Armstrong
School of the Arts
Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Cara Benedetto
Department of Painting and Printmaking
Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Liam Colquhoun
Department of Interior Design, VCUarts Qatar
Promotion to Associate Professor

Radha Dalal, Ph.D. 
Department of Art History, VCUarts Qatar
Promotion to Associate Professor

Hope Ginsburg 
School of the Arts
Promotion to Professor

Nicole Killian
Department of Graphic Design
Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Eric Rivera
Department of Dance and Choreography
Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Semi Ryu
Department of Kinetic Imaging
Promotion to Professor

Paul Thulin-Jimenez
Department of Photography and Film
Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Courtnie Wolfgang, Ph.D.
Department of Art Education
Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Tobias Wofford, Ph.D.
Department of Art History
Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Byrad Yyelland, Ed.D.
Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, VCUarts Qatar
Promotion to Associate Professor

Lead image: Orla McHardy, No Common Sentence, 2016-2019.