Awarding Early Tenure to Two Professors

February 16, 2023

Professors Kyle Gorman and Wei Wang were awarded early tenure by CUNY in recognition of their significant impact as scholars and educators.

Headshots of Kyle Gorman and Wei Wang
Kyle Gorman and Wei Wang
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Dear Graduate Center colleagues,

Please join me in congratulating Professors Kyle Gorman and Wei Wang, both of whom were awarded early tenure by CUNY in recognition of their significant impact as scholars and educators. We are thrilled to welcome them to the rank of tenured faculty at this stage in their promising careers.

Kyle Gorman, who was also promoted from assistant to associate professor, is a member of the Linguistics Program faculty and director of the computational linguistics concentration in the M.A. in Linguistics. He has achieved wide recognition for his groundbreaking scholarship in computational linguistics and is lauded as a teacher and mentor. He specializes in speech and language processing, focusing on areas such as multilingual speech recognition and synthesis, the characterization and diagnosis of developmental and degenerative disorders, and the cognitive underpinnings of language. Since joining the Graduate Center in 2018, he has produced one co-authored book, two book chapters, 11 conference papers, and one refereed journal article. Two of his conference proceedings won best paper awards. His recent extramural funding includes a significant grant from the National Science Foundation. He also continues to work as a software engineer at Google, providing a pipeline for his students into the tech sector and a connection between the tech industry and the Graduate Center.

Wei Wang, who is already an associate professor, has developed a dynamic and innovative research program since joining the Ph.D. Programs in Psychology and Educational Psychology in 2019. He has garnered grant support totaling over $1 million, published 11 peer-reviewed articles, and become the go-to person for statistical consulting in the social sciences for students and faculty. Known for his innovations in applying big data techniques to areas of social and organizational psychology, he has used data from social networks to understand job attitudes and has used innovative eye-tracking techniques to evaluate emotional intelligence. With a 2020 NSF grant, he set up an eye-tracking laboratory at the Graduate Center for a study of image visual perception and aggression. Significantly, he has involved Graduate Center students as co-authors on his papers and has won several awards for his journal articles.

Please join me in congratulating our newly tenured colleagues, Wei Wang and Kyle Gorman. We look forward to their continued contributions to our community and to the discoveries that they and their students will make in the years ahead.


Robin L. Garrell