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Westminster faculty members earn promotions, tenure

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Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Westminster College Board of Trustees approved faculty promotions and tenure at its recent February meeting.

Faculty members earning the rank of full professor are Dr. Karen Resendes, biology, and Dr. Pamela Richardson, mathematics. Promoted to associate professor was Dr. Robert Badowski, business, who was—along with Dr. Kristen Amick, biology—granted tenure.

Resendes, who joined the Westminster faculty in 2009, earned an undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and her Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry from Brown University. She performed post-doctoral research at the University of California, San Diego.

Richardson earned her undergraduate in mathematics from Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Virginia. She joined the Westminster faculty in 2006.

Badowski, a member of the Westminster since 2016, earned an undergraduate degree in business education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his Master of Business Administration and Ph.D. in instructional management and leadership from Robert Morris University.

Amick joined the Westminster faculty in 2018. She received her undergraduate in biology from Penn State Behrend and her Ph.D. in molecular evolution and bioinformatics from George Washington University.

Pictured clockwise from top left: Karen Resendes, Pamela Richardson, Kristen Amick and Robert Badowski.