Adams State Trustees award faculty tenure, promotions, and sabbaticals


Four Adams State University faculty members were granted tenure April 8, as approved by the university's Board of Trustees. Seven faculty were promoted in rank. The board also approved Emeritus Faculty status and sabbatical requests.

Tenure & Promotions

  • Dr. Christopher Adams - also promoted to Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Dr. Cheri Meder - also promoted to Associate Professor of Counselor Education
  • Dr. Nate Pipitone - also promoted to Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Dr. Tony Romero - Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

In addition, the following faculty were promoted in rank:

  • Dr. Laura Bruneau: Full Professor of Counselor Education
  • Dr. Richard Loosbrock: Full Professor of History
  • Dr. Penny Sanders: Associate Professor of Counselor Education
  • Dr. Tony Weathers: Full Professor of Mathematics

Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus Faculty status was approved for the following faculty, who are retiring at the conclusion of the spring 2016 semester:

  • Dr. Paul Newman - Professor of Theatre
  • Dr. Linda Reid - Professor of Business


The board approved sabbatical requests from the following: 

  • Aaron Abeyta, Professor of English - Fall 2016
    Abeyta plans to complete his second novel, based on his non-fiction piece, "Wilderness in Four Parts or Why We Cannot Say My Great Grandfather's Name," which will appear as a chapter in Relative Wild, to be published by The Center for Humans and Nature.
  • Dr. Jared Beeton, Professor of Earth Science - Spring 2017
    Jared Beeton plans to synthesize data from undergraduate research conducted over the last nine year and compile the data into two scholarly papers. He will also further build collaborative relationships with Colorado State University and University of Northern Colorado. 
  • Dr. Renee Beeton, Associate Professor of Chemistry -Spring 2017
    Renee Beeton plans to expand research conducted with Dr. Stephanie Hilwig that explores implicit gender biases in hiring and ratings of competency of chemistry teaching assistants. Additional research will gather data from four major Colorado universities, and examine the effects of ethnicity on how students rank potential teaching assistants. In addition, the work will compare results from Adams State, a Hispanic Serving Institution, with schools that are not HSIs.