Agenda Item No. V. A. 3.
Washburn University Board of Regents
SUBJECT: Designate Ronald Tannehill Assistant Professor Emeritus.
Washburn University's mission is to prepare qualified individuals for careers, further study and life long learning through excellence in teaching and scholarly work. Professor Ron Tannehill has strived to personify this mission during his 17 years of service.
Ron Tannehill earned his B.A. and M.A. from Wichita State University and his Ph.D. from Kansas State University. He started at Washburn University as an Adjunct Professor in 1989 until 1996 when he transferred into a tenure track teaching position. He has over 22 years of full time teaching at the University level. Prior to teaching, he served as a police officer for 11 years, a juvenile correction administrator for 4 years, social services administrator for 3 years and a director of staff development and research for 6 years.
During his tenure at Washburn University, he has taught over 13 Criminal Justice courses in the School of Applied Studies. He has training and experience in police science, administration of criminal justice, management, staff development, psychology. This enables him to teach law enforcement, criminal justices systems, criminal investigation, criminal justice communications, police-community relations and community policing, criminal justice management, criminal justice planning, staff development, and criminal justice practitioner behavior.
His service to Washburn University is outstanding. He has served on a variety of committees at the departmental, School, and University levels. He is also the departments Graduate Student Coordinator for the Masters in Criminal Justice program. He advises an average of 150 students per year and is a key person in the development of the Criminal Justice Capstone. He has also participated at the Faculty Development Workshops. Professor Tannehill serves the community by being a member of the Safe Streets Advisory Committee, consultant to the Chief of Topeka Police and to the KBI, and served as treasurer for the Kansas Criminal Justice Educators Association.
Professor Tannehill's scholarly activity includes many research projects in Criminal Justice that have resulted in publications of textbooks and journal articles. He has also given a number of presentations.
President Farley recommends the Board of Regents bestow the title "Assistant Professor Emeritus" to Ronald Tannehill.
(date) Jerry B. Farley, President