UHV faculty members receive promotions, tenure
Six members of the University of Houston-Victoria’s faculty recently were promoted with four of them receiving tenure and two becoming full professors.
The associate professors promoted to the rank of professors are:
- Rachana Kalelkar, College of Business
- Louis Lloyd-Zannini, College of Education & Health Professions
The assistant professors promoted to associate professors and receiving tenure are:
- Yuan Wang, College of Business
- Willie Black, College of Education & Health Professions
- Michael Wiblishauser, College of Education & Health Professions
- Sara Zedaker, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
“We are proud of these faculty members as they have demonstrated commitment to UHV, our students, and to the academic profession,” said Chance Glenn, UHV provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We are looking forward to the continued level of excellence from each as they continue to build their academic careers with us.”
Faculty members hired as assistant professors at UHV are eligible to apply for tenure and promotion to associate professor after six years. Associate professors may be considered for promotion to professor after five years, although distinguished achievements can warrant earlier consideration.
The promotion review process, which takes almost a year to complete, begins with evaluations by each school’s dean. Their recommendations are sent to the university’s Promotion and Tenure Committee for evaluation. The committee’s recommendations go to the provost, and his recommendations go up the chain to the university president, UH System chancellor and UH System Board of Regents.
Kalelkar teaches accounting courses including “Financial Statement Analysis,” “Contemporary Issues in Accounting,” “Financial Reporting and Analysis” and “Strategic Cost Management.” Her research focuses on executive compensation, auditing and corporate governance. In recent years, she has published articles in various accounting journals including Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance; Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; Journal of Accounting and Public Policy; Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics; Journal of Accountancy; and Valuation Strategies. She also is a member of American Accounting Association.
Lloyd-Zannini is the program coordinator of Educational Leadership & Supervision and of Adult & Higher Education. He has created, directed and is currently leading a leadership partnership cohort with four independent school districts that allows district employees to earn a Master of Education in less than a year and prepares them for certification as a principal.
Wang teaches operations and supply chain management courses at UHV including “Contemporary Logistics,” “International Operations and Supply Chain Management,” “Global Logistics Management,” “Project Management” and “Operation Supply Chain Management.” Her research focuses on topics including global supply chain management, new product development, outsourcing and project leadership. She recently has published articles and research in a variety of publications, including Benchmarking: An International Journal, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Leadership & Organization Development, and the American Journal of Information Technology.
Black is the director of field experiences and teaches kinesiology in the UHV College of Education & Health Professions. In his classes, he emphasizes the importance of teaching the whole learner, encompassing aspects such as strategy, teamwork, problem-solving, and physical fitness. By adhering to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education standards, Black equips aspiring Physical Education Teachers with the pedagogical knowledge necessary to provide safe and enjoyable physical activities while instilling confidence and promoting lifelong physical literacy. He has actively participated in various committees, including the Diversity and Race Task Force and the Enrollment Campus Committee. Furthermore, he co-founded a mentoring program at a local middle school, showcasing his dedication to making a positive impact beyond the confines of the university.
Wiblishauser teaches health education at UHV. In recent years, he led a public health program that focused on identifying and addressing the risk factors surrounding kidney disease and was funded by a grant from the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas. He has had research published in several journals and publications, including Journal of Dermatology and Venerology, Nursing Research and Practice, Journal of Juvenile Justice and Journal of Community Health. He also is a certified health education specialist.
Zedaker teaches criminal justice in the UHV College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. She joined the faculty in 2017 after receiving her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. Her research interests are related to both life-course criminology and victimology, with a specific focus on romantic relationships, desistance from criminal offending, and intimate partner violence.
The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.