Gregory King and John Kevern, faculty in our Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department, have earned promotions to Associate Professor with tenure for their outstanding academic performance in teaching, research and service. Dean Kevin Truman presented Dr. Kevern, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, and Dr. King, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, at the UMKC 2014 Promotion & Tenure Celebration held on September 10, heartily congratulating them on achieving this career milestone. For more details, including a list of UMKC 2014 Promotion & Tenure recipients see the UMKC Today article, Promotion and Tenure.
Our congratulations to Dr. Katherine Bloemker who was recently promoted to Associate Teaching Professor of Mechanical Engineering. This promotion recognizes Dr. Bloemker’s outstanding teaching, research and service. Dr. Bloemker is considered by her students as a great teacher and a great mentor. Her research focus is in the areas of biomechanics and mechanical design synthesis. In addition, Dr. Bloemker serves as the faculty adviser for our UMKC SCE Baja Racing Team.