Congratulations to the faculty from the College of Science and Health who recently achieved tenure or received a promotion.
Enrico Au-Yeung, promoted to associate professor with tenure
Enrico Au-Yeung is an associate professor of mathematics in the College of Science and Health. His research interests are in pure and applied harmonic analysis, signal processing, random matrices and the geometry of Banach spaces.
Sarah Connolly, promoted to associate professor with tenure
Sarah Connolly is an associate professor of health and biological sciences. This academic year, she looks forward to welcoming new students into her research group. Connolly also is excited to continue building her teaching skills, especially in her introductory biology course which is the first college science course for many students.
Jalene LaMontagne, promoted to associate professor with tenure
Jalene LaMontagne is an associate professor of biological sciences at DePaul, with a focus on ecology. Her research areas include quantitative biology and population ecology, and how variation in resource availability over space and time affects the performance of individuals given rise to population-level patterns.
Karl Liechty, promoted to associate professor with tenure
Karl Liechty is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics. Of his accomplishments at DePaul so far, he is most proud to be part of a university in which he feels people are constantly working together to become better teachers and mentors to students. This academic year he looks forward to participating in Chicago Math Teachers Circle, a professional development program and collaboration with Chicago Public Schools and Loyola University.
Eric Norstrom, promoted to associate professor with tenure
Eric Norstrom is an associate professor of neurobiology, whose research efforts attempt to determine the cellular mechanisms of disease states in the brain, including Alzheimer’s disease. Of his time at DePaul, Norstrom feels working at an institution with such a unique commitment to teaching and research has been a dream come true, and his colleagues have been a source of both intellectual and personal inspiration.
Kyle Petersen, promoted to full professor
Kyle Petersen is a professor in the Department of mathematics. Apart from his research, Petersen has been involved with the Academy of Inquiry-Based Learning, a community which seeks to promote a more student-centered approach to teaching. Of his accomplishments at DePaul, he is most proud to have hosted workshops for college math faculty on inquiry-based learning.