The Thiel College Board of Trustees granted tenure to two faculty members at the semi-annual board meeting in May.
Angelo Giannini of Youngstown, Ohio, associate professor of business administration and accounting, and Dr. Andrea Pavlick of Greenville, associate professor of chemistry, were awarded tenure.
Giannini joined the Thiel College faculty in 2002. He served as an instructor at Penn State University prior to coming to Thiel. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s from Youngstown State University.
Pavlick joined the Thiel faculty in 2001 as assistant professor. Prior to coming to Thiel, she was serving as a postdoctoral research associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. She earned her bachelor’s from Allegheny College and her Ph.D. from Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology.
Promoted to full professor this spring were biology associate professors Dr. Michael T. Balas of Greenville, and Dr. Fatimata Palè of Greenville.
Balas joined the Thiel faculty in 2000 after spending four years as an assistant professor at St. John’s University. He earned his bachelor’s at Swarthmore College, and his master’s and Ph.D. at the University of Rochester.
Prior to coming to Thiel in 1998, Palè she had been an adjunct professor at Southeast Community College and Eastern Kentucky University. She also had been an instructor at Sue Bennett College. She was an assistant professor at the University of Ouagadougou in West Africa. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Orleans; a master’s from the University of Paris VI in Jussieu, France, and a master’s from the University of Knoxville; and a Ph.D. from the University of Bordeaux III in France.