Tenure and Promotion Awarded to Warner Professors

Stephanie Waterman’s research takes her deep into postsecondary education, where she examines the experiences of Native American college students, the role staff play in student retention, race and gender in higher education, indigenous methodologies and pedagogy, and college transition. And Martin Lynch, a clinical psychologist and nationally certified counselor, is immersed in the effects of social context on human motivation, personality development, and well being.
Waterman and Lynch are two Warner School faculty members who have been newly tenured and promoted to associate professor. The new status for these faculty members, as approved by the University of Rochester’s Board of Trustees at a meeting in May, will be effective July 2014.
The University confers tenure based on faculty members’ teaching, scholarly contributions to their fields, and services to the Warner School and University.
Warner School Dean Raffaella Borasi says that these faculty, whom the University has recognized, exemplify this distinctive commitment.

“We have had the pleasure of watching these talented faculty develop into scholars and teachers of great impact to the fields of education and human development. Today, we proudly celebrate their many accomplishments since joining the Warner School,” says Borasi.
Stephanie WatermanWaterman, who is Onondaga, Turtle Clan, joined the higher education faculty at Warner in 2007. As a 2005 National Academy of Education/Spencer Post-Doctoral Fellow, she has expanded her research on the Haudenosaunee college experience. Waterman earned a doctorate in higher education administration from Syracuse University, where she previously served as professor in the higher education department and faculty associate for the Native Student Program. In 2012, she was a recipient of the Outstanding Research Award from the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators Indigenous Peoples Knowledge Community.
Martin LynchLynch, an alumnus of the University, completed his doctoral study in clinical psychology and joined the counseling and human development faculty in 2008. Lynch currently focuses his research on cross-cultural studies and the understanding of intercultural relations and experiences, and is involved in applied motivational research in the areas of health care, work, and psychotherapy. In addition to his academic role at Warner, Lynch was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholar award to teach and conduct research at Kazan Federal University in Kazan, Russia during the 2014-15 academic year. While in Russia, he will conduct a qualitative study on the beliefs of local childcare experts on what is needed to help children develop and thrive in psychologically and emotionally healthy ways. Prior to Warner, Lynch taught at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.
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