Four Professors Receive Tenure

Four Kalamazoo College professors from the business and economics, psychology and biology departments have been awarded tenure.

The milestone recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to Kalamazoo College, and signifies the College’s confidence in the contributions these professors will make throughout their careers.

The following faculty members were approved by the Board of Trustees for tenure and promotion to associate professor:

Menelik Geremew, Stephen B. Monroe Assistant Professor of Money and Banking

Brittany Liu

Brittany Liu

Menelik Geremew earns tenure

Menelik Geremew

Geremew earned a Ph.D. in economics from Texas Tech University in 2013. His professional experiences have included visiting scholar and research consultant appointments at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He teaches courses in intermediate macroeconomics, international finance, money and banking, and principles of economics.

Brittany Liu, assistant professor of psychology

Liu earned a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of California, Irvine in 2013. Her research and classes at K include subjects such as social psychology, political and moral psychology, research methodology, and psychology and law.

Amanda Wollenberg, Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Assistant Professor of Biology

Michael Wollenberg

Michael Wollenberg

Amanda Wollenberg

Amanda Wollenberg

Wollenberg earned a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. She was a post-doctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital from 2011-2013. At K, she teaches immunology and human health, cell and molecular biology and symbiosis. She is currently the recipient of a 2018-2022 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. Previous awards include graduate fellowships and research exchange visits from the NSF and the NIH (National Institute of Health).

Michael Wollenberg, assistant professor of biology

Wollenberg earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in 2011. At K, he teaches courses in evolution and genetics, symbiosis, computer use for biologists and microbiology. Currently, he is the recipient of a 2018-2022 National Science Foundation grant. His previous grants have included NIH and NSF training fellowships.

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