Regents Roundup


Ann Arbor Campus

Faculty appointments with tenure

Denise Saint Arnault, associate professor of nursing, School of Nursing, effective Jan. 1.

Caryl Flinn, professor of screen arts and cultures, LSA, effective Jan. 1 (correction to effective date of new appointment approved June 2011).

Pauline Jones Luong, professor of political science, LSA, effective Jan. 1.

Ishani Maitra, associate professor of philosophy, LSA, effective Jan. 1.

Jan Svejnar, transfer of tenure to professor of business economics, corporate strategy and international business, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Jan. 1.

Dr. Hector Valdivia, professor of internal medicine, effective Nov. 1.

Brian Weatherson, professor of philosophy, effective Jan. 1.

Named professorships

* Charles Cain, Richard A. Auhll Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering (CoE), effective Jan. 1, 2012-Dec. 31, 2016.

Dr. Kelvin Chou, Thomas H. and Susan C. Brown Early Career Professor of Neurology, Medical School, effective Nov.1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

* Dana Dolinoy Cipolla, John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, effective Nov. 1, 2011-Oct. 31, 2014.

Sherman Clark, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, Law School, effective Dec. 1, 2011-Nov. 30, 2016.

Steven Croley, Harry Burns Hutchins Collegiate Professor of Law, Law School, effective Dec. 1, 2011-Nov. 30, 2016.

* Trevor Mudge, Bredt Family Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2012-December 31, 2016.

Mark Orringer, Cameron Haight Collegiate Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Medical School, effective Nov. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Nov. 1, 2011-Oct. 31, 2016.

* Mark Tessler, Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2012-Dec. 31, 2016.

Dr. Hector Valdivia, Frank Norman Wilson Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Nov. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

* Hom-Lay Wang, Collegiate Professor of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, effective Jan. 1, 2012-Dec. 31, 2016.

Brian Weatherson, Marshall M. Weinberg Professor of Philosophy, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2012-Dec. 31, 2016.

Administrative appointments

Dr. Robert C. Dysko, interim director, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1.

* James P. Holloway, associate dean for undergraduate education, CoE, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2017.

* Shixin Jack Hu, associate dean for academic affairs, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2014.

Robert Sellers, chair, Department of Psychology, LSA, effective Dec. 1, 2011-June 30, 2016.

* Dr. Robert A. Winfield, chief health officer, Office of the President, effective Oct. 1.

* Dr. James Woolliscroft, dean, Medical School, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2017.

* Reappointments

Flint campus

Sharman Siebenthal Adams, chair, Department of Education, School of Education and Human Services, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2014.


Terry J. Brown, professor of landscape architecture, School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective Oct. 31. Brown joined the faculty in 1972. His research interests have focused most recently on suburban ecosystem management, including how people perceive and value the urban forest, introducing technology into the classroom, land use planning, and public participation in the design process. In his academic and scholarly work, he is a committed advocate for upholding and enhancing the rights of people with disabilities to participate in their communities. Brown’s demeanor and achievements have helped make him an influential mentor to students.

Michael Foran, professor of accounting, College of Business, UM-Dearborn, effective Aug. 31. He joined the university in 2001. Foran is known as a dedicated teacher who demanded superior performance and promoted a culture of cooperative learning. He served as chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance, and associate dean of external relations and undergraduate programs. He was a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) Task Force, and served on editorial review boards for Issues in Accounting Education, the American Accounting Association National Meeting, and the American Accounting Association Midwest Region. He received the MACPA Distinguished Accounting Educator Award in 2006.


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