Regents roundup


Perry School addition moving forward

The regents approved an addition to the newly renovated Perry School Building to house various research programs for the Institute for Social Research (ISR). The addition, which will

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be on the south side of the building, will include four occupied floors, a classroom and an atrium. Materials and colors for the addition have been selected to conform to those used on the original 1902 building. The research space will allow the ISR to consolidate some offices that currently lease space off-campus.

A revised budget of $15.7 million also was approved. Funding will be provided from gifts and investment proceeds from ISR. The two-year construction project is scheduled to begin in fall 2004.

Rec Sports to build climbing wall, larger weight room

A new rock climbing wall and larger weight training room will be built at the Intramural Sports Building this summer in response to student interests. Some existing squash and racquetball courts will be converted for the expanded offerings. The project is estimated to cost $990,000, which will be funded by the Department of Recreational Sports through existing fees.

Tenured appointments

Linda Abriola, professor of chemical engineering, College of Engineering (CoE), effective Sept. 1, 2003.

Naomi Andre, associate professor of women’s studies, LSA, effective Sept.1, 2003.

Gregory Cartee, professor of kinesiology, Division of Kinesiology, effective Jan. 1, 2004.

Trachette Jackson, associate professor of mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2003 (currently assistant professor of mathematics).

Nicholas Kotov, associate professor of chemical engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2003.

David Sherman, professor of medicinal chemistry, effective July 1, 2003, John G. Searle Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2008, College of Pharmacy.

Susan Siegfried, professor of women’s studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2003.

James Steward, professor of history of art, LSA and School of Art & Design.

Administrative appointments

Frederick Amrine, reappointed chair, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2004.

James Steward, reappointed director, Museum of Art, Office of the Provost, effective July 13, 2003-July 13, 2008.

Julian Faraway, interim chair, Department of Statistics, LSA, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2004.

James Levinsohn, associate dean, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1, 2003-Aug. 31, 2005.

Shuen-fu Lin, interim chair, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, LSA, effective July 1, 2003-Aug. 31, 2004.

Matthew Shapiro, chair, Department of Economics, LSA, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2006.

Sidonie Smith, chair, Department of English language and literature, LSA, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2007.

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, interim director, Program in American Culture, LSA, effective July 1, 2003-Dec. 31, 2003.

Valerie Traub, director, Women’s Studies Program, LSA, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2006.

Katherine Verdery, acting chair, Department of Anthropology, LSA, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2004.

Dr. Robert Kelch, executive vice president for medical affairs, U-M Health System, effective Sept. 15, 2003.

Daniel Levine, renewed chair, Department of Political Science, LSA, effective July 1, 2003-Aug. 31, 2004.

Terrence McDonald, dean, LSA, effective July 1, 2003.

Robert Owen, correction to a change in title to professor of marine geochemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2003.

Timothy Slottow, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Office of the Associate Vice President for Finance, effective June 1, 2003.

Abigail Stewart, renewed associate dean for academic affairs, LSA, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2004.

Kathryn Anderson-Levitt, interim dean, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, U-M-Dearborn, July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004 (also professor of behavioral sciences, with tenure).

Linda Ellis Brown, reappointed assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management and registrar, U-M-Dearborn, effective Nov. 1, 2002-Oct. 31, 2005.

Fred Williams, reappointed dean, School of Management, U-M-Flint, effective July 1, 2003-Dec. 31, 2003.

Charles Bailey, renewed chair, Department of Social Work, U-M-Flint, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2006 (also associate professor of sociology, with tenure).

Named professorships

Sheldon Danziger, Henry J. Meyer Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1, 2003-Aug. 31, 2008.

Dr. John DeLancey, reappointed Norman F. Miller Professor of Gynecology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2003-Aug. 31, 2008.

Margaret Dewar, Emil Lorch Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, effective Sept. 1, 2003-Aug. 31, 2006.

Susan Douglas, reappointed Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor of Communication, LSA, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2008.

Jacquelynne Eccles, reappointed Wilbert J. McKeachie Collegiate Professorship in Psychology, LSA, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2008.

Robert Fogel, reappointed Lewis E. Wehmeyer and Elaine Prince Wehmeyer Professor of Fungal Taxonomy, LSA, effective June 1, 2003-Dec. 31, 2003.

Dr. Gary Freed, reappointed Percy J. Murphy, M.D. and Mary C. Murphy, R.N. Professor in Pediatrics for Child Health Delivery, Medical School, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2008.

Dr. Timothy Johnson, reappointed Bates Professor of the Diseases of Women and Children, Medical School, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2008.

Mark West, Nippon Life Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2003-Aug. 31, 2008.

Charles Yocum, reappointed Alfred S. Sussman Collegiate Professor of Biology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2003-Aug. 31, 2008.


Lawrence Berkove, professor of English language and literature in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, U-M-Dearborn, effective April 30. He joined the University in 1964. He edited five anthologies of essays and authored many other articles that were published in prestigious journals and anthologies. In 1992, he was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship to South Korea. He is also the 1992 recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Research Award from U-M-Dearborn.

Harry Edwards, professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences, U-M-Flint, effective June 30. He joined U-M-Flint in 1972. He has been inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon for mathematics, Alpha Pi Mu for industrial engineering and Phi Kappa Phi. In 1974 he was elected an Outstanding Educator of America and received several distinguished teaching awards at the General Motors Institute. He served as chair of the U-M-Flint computer science department from 1980-86 and 1995-98.

Billy Evans, professor of chemistry in LSA, effective May 31. He joined the University in 1969. He was awarded a research fellowship in the basic sciences from the Sloan Foundation for his work with magnetism and magnetic materials. He was chosen as a “sonderstipendiat” by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his research in high-pressure chemistry and physics of minerals, electronic and magnetic materials. He also received the Presidential Award for excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring and has received recognition from the National Catalyst Metal from the Chemical Manufacturers Association.

Connie Greene, associate professor of nursing in the School of Nursing, effective May 31. Greene joined the University in 1975. Greene introduced several new courses, including Common Concepts for Developing Nursing Care for Persons with Chronic Illness, and Concepts and Theories of Nursing. She chaired several committees and represented the School of Nursing on many interdisciplinary work groups. She is one of two representatives from Michigan for the Nurse Faculty Research Development Program in the Midwest. In 1997, she was honored as Nurse of the Year by the Washtenaw, Livingston and Monroe chapter of the Michigan Nurses’ Association.

Dr. Ronald Hiss, professor of internal medicine, professor and chair of medical education, and director of extramural education in the Medical School, effective June 30. He joined U-M in 1966. Hiss is recognized widely for his contributions to diabetes care and education. He held a leadership position in the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center for 25 years. He also served on the executive committee of the National Diabetes Education Program. In recognition of his many contributions to the University and the field of medicine, Hiss received the Lifetime Achievement in Medical Education Award from the Medical School in 2002.

Dr. Chen-Hsing Hsu, professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, effective June 30. Hsu joined the University in 1972. He served for more than 10 years as the Nephrology Division’s coordinator of M-2 teaching. He played a vital role as a consultant in all areas of clinical nephrology, including chronic dialysis, transplantation, general nephrology and general medicine. His interest in hypertension and calcium regulation let to a cohesive series of papers on abnormalities of calcium metabolism associated with the experimental hypertension. These papers provided major insights into the mechanism of vitamin D resistance in chronic renal failure and helped open up this area of investigation.

Arnold Kluge, professor of zoology and curator of amphibians and reptiles in the Museum of Zoology, LSA, effective June 30. He joined the University in 1965. Kluge has authored more then 140 journal articles and other publications and has been honored with Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, and an Innovative Teaching Award. He has been elected fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, fellow of the Linnaean Society of London, president of the Willi Hennig Society and vice president of the Second World Congress of Herpetology. He is the editor-in-chief of the international journal Cladistics, and a member of the advisory council of the Nordic journal, Zoological Scripta.

Steven Levine, professor of industrial health in the School of Public Health, effective May 31. Levine joined the University in 1982. In 1990, he began to study and develop management systems for the protection of industrial workers. He has since become a prominent leader in the field of environmental safety and health management and policy. He has contributed significantly to international standards in ensuring environmental health and safety system quality.

Ali Maung Thet Lin, associate research scientist in LSA, effective April 30. He joined the University in 1981. Lin made major contributions to the Spin Physics Center’s research on the violent collisions of spinning protons by using the polarized proton beams and polarized proton targets. Lin enjoyed the many semesters he taught undergraduate physics classes. In addition to his valuable physics work at the University, he is a master chess player and a leader of the student chess club.

Dr. Dean Louis, professor of orthopaedic surgery in the Medical School, effective June 30. He has had a productive career as a clinician, scientist and teacher in the area of orthopaedic hand surgery. He joined the University in 1971. Within the department, he was an outstanding and dedicated teacher to residents and students in hand surgery. He developed hand service in the Medical School and held weekly conferences for more than 20 years. He served as a consultant at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Wayne County General Hospital and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He was elected president of the American Society for Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand in 1996.

Sally Lusk, professor of nursing in the School of Nursing, effective May 31. She joined U-M in 1969. Lusk developed the master’s program in occupational health nursing in 1984 and directed it from 1984-2002. She also developed the On-Job-On-Campus master’s program for occupational health nurses and community care students in collaboration with the School of Public Health. She has been inducted into Sigma Theta Tau and the American Academy of Nursing. She has been an active member of the National Institute of Nursing Research Study Section and an American Academy of Nursing Senior Scholar at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. She was awarded the Distinguished Contribution to Research in the Midwest Award by the Midwest Nursing Research Society and has received the Mary Louise Brown Research Recognition Award from the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.

Lois Rosen, professor of English and director of the writing program in the College of Arts and Sciences at U-M-Flint, effective June 30. She joined the faculty in 1984. Rosen designed and taught the department’s three English methods courses, which led to the establishment of the Flint Area Writing Project. As chair of the Provost’s Task Force on Teaching in 1996-97, she helped establish the Thompson Center for Learning and Teaching and served as its first director from 1998-2003. She co-authored two books and wrote many articles, one of which has been anthologized in four edited volumes for teachers.

Kenneth Scheffel, associate archivist in the Bentley Historical Library, effective Jan. 15. He joined the University in 1967. Scheffel’s primary responsibility was to coordinate the identification and acquisition of collections that document the history of the state of Michigan and the activities of its people organizations and associations. In the course of his work, Scheffel played an important role in developing core research areas at the Bentley Historical Library, including politics, public policy, ethnicity, religion and education. He consistently worked toward the library’s goal of developing a balanced acquisitions program that reflects all sides of public debate and political, economic and social issues.

Dr. Aileen Sedman, professor of pediatric nephrology and professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases in the Medical School, effective June 15. She joined the faculty in 1984. In 1998, Sedman was appointed associate chief of the Office of Clinical Affairs. As a result of her work, the Food and Drug Administration developed formal recommendations for the avoidance of ACE inhibitors during pregnancy. She was appointed chief of pediatric nephrology in 1992; she built the division from a two-person group into an active and thriving team.

Thomas Slavens, professor of information in the School of Information, effective May 31. Slavens joined the University in 1965. Over the years, he taught several courses, including the history of books and printing, the history of libraries, and reference methods. Slavens chaired the doctoral program, was founding chair of the Alumni-in-Residence Program, and was active in departmental and University-wide committees. He was elected president of the Association for Library and Information Science Education and was a member of various committees of the American Library Association. Slavens also served as an editor-at-large for a New York publisher, Marcel Dekker, and he provided consulting services to several university libraries around the country.

Gerald Smith, curator of the Museum of Zoology, curator of the Museum of Paleontology, professor of geological sciences, and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology in LSA, effective June 30. He joined the University in 1969. He chaired 23 doctoral committees. His research focused on the evolution of freshwater fishes of North America, primarily fossil fishes that lived in western North America over the past 6 million years. He and his students analyzed the significance of fish evolution in ancient lakes and rivers of the Great Basin and Columbia River Basin. He authored or co-authored 82 research papers, three books and many other publications.

Domna Stanton, Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor and professor of romance languages and women’s studies in LSA, effective May 31. Stanton joined the University in 1982 and was appointed the Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor in 1999. Stanton’s book, “The Aristocrat as Art,” and several of her articles are considered essential reading for all students of 17th century French studies. She is known as a trailblazer in the application of feminist criticism to that area of study. In recognition of her success as a mentor of graduate students, she received the John H. D’Arms Award for Distinguished Graduate Mentoring in the Humanities.


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