Faculty Awarded Tenure, Promotions

February 15, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Illinois Wesleyan University’s Board of Trustees has awarded tenure to two faculty members, and promotions in rank to two.

Receiving tenure are Robert Erlewine of the Religion Department and Brian Walter of the Biology Department.


Erlewine received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 1999, a master’s degree in philosophy from Boston College in 2001 and a doctorate degree in religious studies from Rice University in 2006. He came to IWU in 2006.

Walter earned a bachelor of science degree in zoology from Eastern Illinois University in 1994 and a doctorate in cell and structural biology in 2004 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He came to the University in 2006.

Advancement in Rank

Advancing in rank from associate professor to professor is Christina Isabelli of Hispanic Studies, who came to IWU in 1999.  She received bachelor’s degrees in 1992 from Illinois State University in Spanish and mathematics; and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City in Spanish linguistics and literature in 1994 and she received a doctorate from the University of Texas-Austin in Ibero-romance philology and linguistics in 2000.

Erlewine advanced in rank from assistant professor to associate professor.

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