LEAVING THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO (1996-2008)
78 Faculty in 20 Disciplines
An Informal Survey compiled by the
University of Idaho Federation of Teachers (AFT/AFL-CIO)
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Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences
1. Stephen Guy (2008) left for Washington State University with a substantial salary increase.
2. Phil Berger (2003) left for a job with USDA.
3. Edward Souza
(2006) to USDA for better pay.
4. Jim Lorenzen (2006) to better paying international position
5. Jeffrey Miller left for a better paying job in private industry
6. Bryan Hopkins left for better paying job at Brigham Young University.
7. Markus Tuller (2007) left for better support at the University of Arizona.
8. John Lloyd (2006) left for better job in private industry
9. John Fellman left for a 20 percent increase in salary
10. Wesley Chun (2007) went to private industry for better pay
11. Scott Fendorf (1998) left for a better job at Stanford University.
12. Brad Geary (2003) left the Parma Research Station for Brigham Young University for better pay.
13. Mack Thompson (2003) left the Parma Research Station Pioneer in Iowa for better pay.
Generally, this department is experiencing a 20 percent attrition rate, and currently many faculty members are actively seeking positions elsewhere.
14. Bill Swagerty (2001) to University of the Pacific
15. Carlos Schwantes (2002) to Washington University in St. Louis.
16. Brandon Rottinghaus (2006) left for the University of Houston
Sociology and Anthropology
17. George Capowich (1998) left for Washington State University. Better pay and a Ph.D. program.
18. Rex Gandy (2003) to University of Southern Mississippi.
19. Nick Natale (June, 2007) leaving for the University of Montana for a substantial salary increase (ca. $12,000 pa) and better facilities. UI counter offer amounted to $162 per year of Natale's UI service!
20. Jeanne McHale (2004) left for Washington State University for a salary increase and vastly superior research support.
21. Steve Gammon (2002) left Western Washington University, where he got a better salary and improved working conditions.
22. Yank-Ki Hong (2006) to endowed chair at the University of Alabama. He had brought in a total of $5 million dollars in research funds to the UI.
23. Patrick Taylor (2000) went to the University of Tennessee because of lack of institutional support.
24. Sarit Bhaduri (2006) went to Clemson University for a better paid endowed position.
25. Graham Young (2004) to the University of Washington
26. Kathy Magnusson (2005) to Oregon
27. Steve Austad (2004) to University
of Texas Health Science Center
28. R. Frank Rosensweig (2000) to the
University of Florida
29. Roberta Mason-Gamer (2001) to the
University of Illinois-Chicago
30. Cliff Weil (2001) to Purdue
31. Ann Sylvester (1999) to the
University of Wyoming
32. Steve Herbert (1999) to the
University of Wyoming
Substantial attrition in this department and many are seeking employment elsewhere. Many searches to fill positions fail primarily because the UI was not offering competitive salaries.
33. Piotr Jankowski (2003) to UC-San Diego
34. Heng-chun Yu (2002) to Cal State University-Los Angeles.
35. Mike Odell (2005) went to the University of Chicago
36. Mitch Klett (2004) went to the University of Michigan
37. Jennifer Olsen (2005) went to the Oregon State Department of Education
38. Cindy Marble (2004) went to the University of Arizona
39. Dan Kmitta (2004).
40. Judy Neufeldt (2002).
41. Hao Sun left for Purdue University
42. Jennie Nelson went to Ohio University
43. Grace Moore was hired away by the University of Melbourne
44. Kerry McKeever went to an administrative position in New York
45. Michael Nelson (2006) left for Michigan State for more money, fewer classes, and better research conditions.
College of Natural Resources
46. Stephanie Hampton (2006) left for better pay and lack of spousal accommodation for a non-university position at a research institute in Santa Barbara.
Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry
47. Philip Youderian went to Texas A&M for higher pay, more support, and more space.
48. Kenneth Bayles left for the University of Nebraska for higher pay, more support, and more space.
49. Zhixiang Chen accepted a position at Purdue University with higher pay, more support, and more space.
50. Kurt Gustin (2008) left with his grants for University of Arizona because poor administration.
51. Scott Kobayashi (2008) went to the NIH labs in Hamilton, Montana because of poor administration.
52. Gary Daughdrill left for the University of South Florida taking a NSF and an American Cancer Society grant with him. He was denied tenure even though he had positive votes at all levels of the university.
53. John Buffington (2005) left for the Forest Service
54. Klaus Jorde (2007)
55. John Sturgul (2008) left for the
University of Adelaide because the UI foolishly closed the mining engineering
56. Deborah Frincke (2004) left for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for better working environment.
Health, Physical Education, Recreation,
57. Randy Page (2003) moved on for better pay, and more research time and support.
58. Dennis Dolny (2008) left for Utah State for better pay and conditions.
Family and Consumer Science
59. Marilyn Swanson (1996) left for South Dakota State University for career enhancement and leadership opportuinity. Now the Senior Nutrition Consultant for Save the Children.
Vail (1996) went to Iowa State University for better pay and leadership
61. Yvonne Gentzler (1999) went to Iowa State University for better pay.
62. Kathy Keim went to Rush University for better pay.
63. Martha Archuleta (1997) left for South Dakota State University for better pay.
64. Suzanne Loker (1998) went to Cornell University for better pay.
65. John Thorngate (2000) went to University of California at Davis for better pay, more support, and better research opportunities.
66. Linda Kirk Fox (2002) went to Washington State University for better pay.
67. Laurel Lambert (2004) went to Mississippi State University for better pay and job security.
68. Mary Pickard (2005) went to East Carolina University for better pay and more support.
69. Jeff Culbertson (2006) left for better pay.
70. Lindsey Shirley (2008) went to Utah State University for better pay, job security, and more support.
71. Kathe Gabel (2008) went to Montana State University for more support.
Animal and Veterinary Science
72. Troy Ott (2006) went to Penn State University for better pay.
73. Alexander Hristov (2004?) left to Penn State University for better pay.
74. Richard Vandervall (2008) left for the University of Pennsylvania for higher pay and more support. Bruce Lancaster, former president of the Idaho Vet. Med. Association, said that getting support for a widely acclaimed mule cloning program was like "pulling teeth."
75. Gordon Woods (2007) left for Colorado State University.
76. Steve Spooner went to University of Kansas
77. Tadd Sipes went to Virginia Tech for higher pay and job security.
78. Roger Moore went the University of Arkansas for more pay.