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UMC Faculty Receive Tenure
August 21, 2006

Contact: Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)


CROOKSTON, MN (August 21, 2006) – Congratulations to David Crawford, associate professor of accounting; Mark E. Huglen, Ph.D., associate professor of communication; and Harouna Maiga, Ph.D., associate professor of animal science at the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC), who received tenure effective Aug. 20, 2006. We would like to congratulate them on the work they have done in their respective departments and for their continued service to students at UMC.
 
David Crawford
Associate Professor, Accounting – Business Department
 
David Crawford
David Crawford
David Crawford was hired on a tenure track appointment fall 2000, and received tenure and promotion to associate professor. Since 1996, he has taught accounting at UMC. He received the Outstanding Service to Students with Disabilities award in 2002 for excellence in creating accessible curriculum. Crawford is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, holds a master of professional accountancy degree from the University of South Dakota (USD) in Vermillion, S.D., and is currently working to complete his doctorate in teaching and learning at the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks, N.D..
 
 
Mark E. Huglen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Communication – Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Department
 
Mark Huglen
Mark Huglen
Mark E. Huglen was hired on a tenure track appointment fall 2000 and received tenure and promotion to associate professor spring 2006. Huglen earned his doctorate from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. He was chosen in 2004-05 to represent the University of Minnesota as an “ALP Fellow” in the Academic Leadership Program that is made up of institutions mostly from the Big Ten. Huglen has authored or co-authored multiple journal articles and books, including Poetic Healing:  A Vietnam Veteran's Journey from a Communication Perspective with Basil Clark and Argument Strategies from Aristotle's Rhetoric with Norman Clark.
 
 
Harouna Maiga, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Animal Science – Agriculture Department
  
Maiga Harouna
Maiga Harouna
Harouna Maiga was hired on a tenure track appointment winter 2001, and received tenure. He holds a doctorate in animal science from South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. Maiga is a member of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), the Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators (MAAE) and the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). Maiga was awarded the UMC Distinguished Faculty Award for 2006, an annual award that honors a faculty member demonstrating outstanding commitment and dedication to the students and mission of the University.
 
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