The university celebrated the achievements and recent ad hominem promotions of 104 members of staff at an event on 17 February 2015 at Smuts Dining Hall.
Ad hominem applicants are rated across a broad range of their outputs, including teaching, learning, leadership, management, administration, social responsiveness and research. The introduction of a process for ad hominem promotions for scientific and technical officers first took place almost a decade ago in 2006.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price toasted not just the staff, but also their families who supported them: "I congratulate you all on behalf of the university community for your ongoing contributions to the academic enterprise. Your success is our success... It's your performance, it's your achievements, that enable us to attract the top students from inside and outside the country, the top doctoral scholars, and the top research partners.
"To those of you who have been promoted to full professor, we now look forward to your inaugural lectures, an opportunity you have to inform a wider audience about your body of work. It's not just a rite of passage, but an important activity of the university, in the sense that it enables us to break down the silos. [It's an opportunity] for people in other departments and faculties to learn a little bit about what their peers and colleagues are doing, and also to show off our stars to the public."
Science Dean of the Faculty of Science Prof Anton le Roex and Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price (centre) with newly promoted staff in the faculty. 2015's promotions include Assoc Prof Isabelle Ansorge, Dr Jaqueline Bishop, Assoc Prof Shadreck Chirikure, Mark Christians, Graham Fowle, Dr Will Horowitz, Dalielah Jappie-Mahomed, Claire Lawrence-Naidoo, Vanessa McBride, Petra Muller, Assoc Prof Jeffrey Murugan, Dr Deena Pillay, Prof Maano Ramutsindela and Dr Raymond Roman.
Centre for Higher Education Development: Director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) Assoc Prof Laura Czerniewicz and Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price (centre) with newly promoted staff in the faculty: Glenda Cox, Dr Duncan Mhakure and Assoc Prof Lucia Thesen.
Commerce: Dean of the Faculty of Commerce Prof Don Ross and Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price (back and centre) with newly promoted staff in the faculty. 2015's promotions include James Anthony, Prof Wallace Chigone, Chun-Sung Huang, Assoc Prof Jacqueline Kew, Assoc Prof Ryan Kruger, Prof Michael Kyobe, Assoc Prof Ilse Lubbe, Prof Thomas Moultrie, Dr Chao Mulenga, Assoc Prof Patrizio Piraino, Assoc Prof Kanshukan Rajaratnam, Assoc Prof Francois Toerien, Prof Corne van Walbeek and Prof Martine Visser.
Engineering & the Built Environment: Emeritus Professor Barry Downing and Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price (centre) with newly promoted staff in the faculty: Prof Neil Armitage, Pierre Bizimana, Dr Kirsten Corin, Dominic de Maar, Fadly Isaacs, Ernesto Ismail, Hubert Tomlinson, Mignon Wells, Assoc Prof Tanja Winkler and Chris Wozniak.
Humanities: Dean of the Faculty of Humanities Prof Sakhela Buhlungu and Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price (centre) with newly promoted staff in the faculty. 2015's promotions include Assoc Prof Morné Bezuidenhout, Assoc Prof Floretta Boonzaaier, Dr Martha Evans, Assoc Prof Sean Field, Dr Ellen Hurst, Dr Zwelethu Jolobe, Dr Shose Kessi, Assoc Prof Susan Levine, Dr Wahbie Long, Sara Matchett, Dr Zethu Matebeni, Dr Anastasia Maw, Assoc Prof Carolyn McKinney, Dr Elena Moore, Dr Leigh Schrieff-Elson, Charles van Rooyen, Dr Ilana van Wyk and Assoc Prof Marion Walton.
Health Sciences: Deputy dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences Associate Professor Gonda Perez and Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price (centre) with newly promoted staff in the faculty. 2015's promotions include Dr Dee Blackhurst, Assoc Prof Dirk Blom, Michael Cassar, Assoc Prof Christopher Colvin, Susan Cooper, Assoc Prof Lester Davids, Assoc Prof Neil Davies, Zarina Ebrahim, Fiona Herrmann, Assoc Prof Ivan Joubert, Nicola Keeton, Johannah Keikelame, Assoc Prof Darlene Lubbe, Prof Crick Lund, Assoc Prof Darrin Martin, Dr Judith McKenzie, Prof Marc Mendelson, Prof Ernesta Meintjies, Abdu Mohamed, Prof Nicola Mulder, Assoc Prof Elmi Muller, Prof Landon Myer, Vivienne Norman, Prof Pradeep Navsaria, Assoc Prof Ikechi Okpechi, Assoc Prof Catherine Orrell, Dr Llewellyn Padayachy, Assoc Prof Romy Parker, Assoc Prof Jeannette Parkes, Prof Brian Rayner, Assoc Prof Stephen Roche, Assoc Prof Ian Ross, Assoc Prof Chris Scott, Alison September, Karen Shires, Dr Sudesh Sivarasu and Assoc Prof Digby Warner.
Law: Dean of the Faculty of Law Prof PJ Schwikkard and Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price (centre) with newly promoted staff in the faculty. 2015's promotions include Assoc Prof Waheeda Amien, Dr Amanda Barratt, Dr Emma Fergus, Dr Lesley Greenbaum, Marumo Nkomo, Assoc Prof Alistair Price, Prof Dee Smythe and Dr Hannah Woolaver.
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