“I love the research and work that I do, because it touches everything. I have impact at many different levels — the individual, family, community and policy,”
Antonia Villarruel, professor of nursing and associate dean for research and global affairs at the School of Nursing.
“I’m good at what I do, from the medical side, but one of my best contributions to the exam is that I listen to (patients).”
Gretchen Ford, certified ophthalmic technician at the Kellogg Eye Center.
“Learning is ongoing and limitless as long as one is willing to grow and challenge one’s self.”
Michael Haithcock, director of bands and professor of conducting, on what inspires him.
“I see heartbreaking things in Detroit, societal breakdowns, failures. … I inform people of that in a visual way. I like to illuminate things.”
Stephen William Schudlich, director of exhibitions at the Work•Detroit gallery, on the source of his artistic inspiration.
“I realized I always took the same path back to the office even though there were two paths — and I couldn’t understand why.”
Aradhna Krishna, Dwight F. Benton Professor of Marketing, on the “aha” moment that sparked her research into sensory marketing.
“I want to leave my mark on this little piece of the world.”
Irene Felicetti, program coordinator for the Perioperative Outcomes Initiative in Surgery Transplantation at the Medical School, on her philosophy of volunteerism.
“There’s always going to be a need for somebody to be able to analyze a problem and find a solution — that’s what engineering is, that’s what robotics is.”
Darren De Zeeuw, associate research scientist in the College of Engineering, on his work mentoring the Dexter High School robotics team.
“The motto in our family is work hard, play hard.”
Phil Kish, laboratory research specialist senior, on his passion for go-kart racing.
“I realized I really loved teaching, but I would never want to let go of my research.”
Emily Saarinen, assistant professor of biology, on why her position at UM-Dearborn is a good fit for her.
“One of the best ways to get people excited about Korea is to use events to drive curiosity.”
Do-Hee Morsman, center administrator for the Nam Center for Korean Studies, on how to engage people about Korea