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Three UWFox Faculty Members Promoted

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The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents recently announced that three members of the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley faculty have been promoted and received new titles reflecting the recognition of their teaching, service and scholarship activities.

Professor Terri GonyaTeresa (Terri) Gonya, Ph.D. (Neenah), has been promoted to Associate Professor of Biological Sciences with Tenure. Kimberly Dirlam-Schatz , Ph.D. (Oshkosh) has been promoted Associate Professor of Chemistry with Tenure. Diana Henke, M.S. (Winnecone) has promoted to Professor of Business and Economics. Henke had previously been a tenured Associate Professor.

William F. Messner, Ph.D., Chancellor of the thirteen UW Colleges, says, "this promotion is a significant moment in the life of every teacher-scholar. All of the faculty and staff colleagues at the UW Colleges will continue to look upon these individuals as a source of creative energy. The UW Colleges continues to develop as a fine institution of higher learning because of the valuable contributions of faculty like this."

Professor Kimberly SchatzGonya earned her B.S. in Biology from Pennsylvania State University (University Park). She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Physiology from The Ohio State University (Columbus), and was a Research Fellow at the University of Washington’s (Seattle) Department of Physiology and Biophysics. She began teaching at UWFox in 1994 as an Associate Lecturer and was appointed Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences in 1998.

Schatz received her A.B. from Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME). She obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She began teaching at UWFox as Lecturer in Chemistry in 1997, and was appointed Assistant Professor of Chemistry in 1998.

Professor Diana HenkeHenke received her B.A. in Mathematics from the University of North Dakota (Grand Forks). She earned her M.S. in Accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is a Certified Public Accountant. Henke also earned a Diploma of Graduation from the American Banking Association’s Stonier School of Banking held at Rutgers University (NJ). She began her UW Colleges teaching career at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh when she taught a course in the College of Business Administration in 1991. She became a Lecturer in Business at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan in 1992, receiving an appointment as an Assistant Professor in 1993 and Associate Professor with Tenure in 1999.

Posted on 8/3/2004