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SHP Appointment Promotion and Tenure Committee

Ensures the quality of faculty. (One representative from each School of Health Professions academic department, appointed by that department.) Past APT committee reports are available in the APT site on SharePoint.

APT Committee Members


Academic Rank


Angela Couture, RHIA

Clinical Instructor

Health Information Management

Paul Bennetts, Ph.D., CRNA

Clinical Assistant Professor 

Nurse Anesthesia Education

Chad Condren, MBA, RRT

Clinical Assistant Professor

Respiratory Care and Diagnostic Science

Tiffany Johnson, Ph.D., CCC-A

Associate Professor

Hearing and Speech

Lisa Mische Lawson, Ph.D., CTRS, chair

Associate Professor

Occupational Therapy Education

Hao Zhu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Irina Smirnova, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Debra Sullivan, Ph.D., RD


Dietetics and Nutrition

Faculty are appointed for two-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms.

Process for Submitting Documents

  • Instructions on how to submit documents, and other promotion/tenure information, are provided in SharePoint. Faculty may also review example notebooks from past candidates provided on the site.

    SHP APT SharePoint Site SharePoint icon

  • Candidates upload their documents for promotion and/or tenure to the SharePoint site for review by the committee. Access to a unique notebook will be provided to faculty upon receipt of the Notice of Intent.

  • Note: KU Medical Center network account is required. If prompted to log-in, please add KUMC\ before username.

Promotion and Tenure Resources

Policies and Procedures of School of Health Professions Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee PDF document

APT Notice of Intent Word document

Applicant Data Sheet Word document

Annual Summary Template Word document

Activity Summary forms

Assistant Professor Word document

Associate Professor Word document

Professor Word document

Post-Tenure Review

Post-Tenure Review policy PDF document

Post-Tenure Review Summary Document Template Word document

Last modified: Jul 09, 2019