Illinois Wesleyan University Announces Faculty Tenure, Advancement

February 11, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University Board of Trustees has awarded tenure to three faculty members and promotions in rank to five. 

Stephanie Davis-Kahl, The Ames Library; Jason Moralee, history; and Stephen Press, School of Music, have each advanced from assistant professor to associate professor and received tenure at the University.

Davis-Kahl has a bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She joined the IWU faculty in 2004 as an assistant professor for The Ames Library.

Moralee earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles.  He became a member of the IWU faculty in 2003 as an assistant professor of history.

Press has bachelor’s degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California and music history from Illinois State University.  He also has a master’s degree in musicology from Illinois State and a doctorate in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Press joined the IWU faculty in 1999 as an assistant professor of music.

Two Other Faculty Members Earn Promotions in Rank

Norman Eash, physical education, and William Munro, political science, have been promoted from associate professor to professor.

In addition to a bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, Eash has a master’s degree in educational administration from Illinois State University.  The Titans’ head football coach is also associate athletic director and became a member of the IWU faculty in 1987.

Munro received a bachelor’s degree in history from Natal University, South Africa, and in social and political sciences from Cambridge University.  He also has a master’s degree in social and political sciences from Cambridge University and a master’s degree in philosophy.  Munro, who joined the University in 2000, has a doctorate in political science from Yale University and is also the director of international studies.  

Contact: Sherry Wallace and Nicole Travis ’11, (309) 556-3181