Faculty Honors & Announcements 2024

WFU Biology Announcements


The following faculty members are retiring in the 2023-2024 Academic Year. Thank you for your incredible dedication and commitment over the years!

Dr. James F. Curran
Dr. James F. Curran

Dr. David J. Anderson
Dr. David J. Anderson

Dr. William K. Smith
Dr. William K. Smith


Congratulations to the following faculty members who have received promotions, effective July 1, 2024:

Promotion to Full Professor
Dr. Sarah McDonald Esstman

Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor
Dr. Regina Joice Cordy



Listed below are the names of faculty and staff who directly supported this year’s candidates through their work as part of review and selection committees for various awards.

STEM Scholarships Selection Committee
Dr. James B. Pease
Dr. James Pease

UK Awards Committee
Dr. Gloria K. Muday
Photo Gloria Muday

Thanks to the help of these review panel and selection committee members, Wake Forest students were named as recipients or finalists for 33 nationally and/or internationally competitive scholarship awards. These committee members offered their encouragement and expertise to candidates seeking university nomination for some of the most prestigious awards. From the early stages when students learn about these awards and are inspired to pursue them, through the development and polishing of strong applications, to honing the extemporaneous thinking necessary for a high-pressure interview, these exceptional students were supported by 30-plus faculty, staff, and alumni members. We commend them for their service, time, and effort – it can make all the difference when it comes to a student’s success.


You can read more about the Faculty Honors and Announcements in the Dean’s Office Digest:
Spring 2024 Honors & Announcements.