Regents Roundup


The University Record, July 16, 1997

Editor’s Note: The following actions were taken by the Regents at their June meeting.

Dumas is vice provost emeritus and dean emeritus

Rhetaugh Graves Dumas, the Lucille Cole Professor of Nursing and professor of nursing, was named vice provost emeritus and dean emeritus.

“Dr. Dumas will leave the position of vice provost for health affairs to return to the faculty of School of Nursing on June 30,” Provost J. Bernard Machen said. “Dr. Dumas was appointed vice provost for health affairs in 1994, following three successive terms as dean of the School of Nursing spanning 1981-1994. Having raised the School of Nursing to the prominence among the five most outstanding nursing education institutions in the country, Dr. Dumas resigned from the deanship in 1994 to assume a three-year appointment as vice provost for health affairs.”

Eight faculty members retire

Eight faculty members were given the emeritus title.

Those retiring are Morton Chethik, clinical associate professor of child psychoanalysis; Wayne N. Colquitt, associate professor of dentistry; J. Sterling Crandall, professor of architecture; George C. Curtis, professor of psychiatry;

Don K. Harrison, professor of education; Milan Marich, associate professor of education; Terrence N. Tice, professor of education; and Andrew J. Zweifler, professor of internal medicine.

Chethik joined the U-M in 1969 as assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1972. His title was changed to clinical associate professor in 1980. “His primary expertise was in the field of child psychotherapy,” the Regents said. “He was involved in the clinical supervision of psychiatric residents, psychology interns and fellows, and social work students. An outstanding teacher, Prof. Chethik was recognized three times as Teacher of the Year in the Child and Adolescent Service. He has made multiple contributions to the literature, primarily in the field of child therapy.”

Colquitt, who joined the U-M in 1970, has been “an active participant in the School of Dentistry’s teaching and clinical activity and has served on the elective course committee, the table clinic committee, the library committee, the faculty development committee, the continuing education committee and the comprehensive care committee. Dr. Colquitt is treasurer of the Washtenaw District Dental Society and has served on its peer review committee and local arrangements committee. He is a member of the peer review panel of the Michigan Dental Association.”

Crandall, who joined the U-M in 1967, has taught “both graduate and undergraduate courses in structural design, construction, building design and cost estimating. He was also an active member of the doctoral program faculty, serving on committees and advising candidates. He chaired or served as a member of many important committees, and for a number of years he served as secretary for the college faculty. In addition to his teaching, research, and professional service, he was passionate in his devotion to students.”

Curtis joined the U-M in 1972. “His primary research expertise has been in the area of anxiety disorders,” the Regents noted. “He has directed a number of externally funded research projects for much-heralded studies investigating anxiety disorders and psychopharmacological treatments and interventions. He has been highly regarded for his clinical supervision of psychiatric residents and fellows and medical students, and for his didactic teaching in core curricula. He is an internationally respected scholar and lecturer in psychoendocrine research and anxiety disorders and treatment.”

Harrison, joining the U-M in 1972, “taught courses in special education, teacher education, and counselor education and chaired a substantial number of doctoral committees. In 1976-82, he served as director of the Rehabilitation Research Institute; in 1981-83, he chaired the School of Education’s Counselor Education Program; and in 1975-85, he directed the Rehabilitation Counselor Education program. Prof. Harrison’s service record is extensive and includes membership on numerous school and university-wide committees.”

Marich, who joined the U-M in 1970, “excelled as a teacher and adviser,” the Regents said. “He taught undergraduate courses in both elementary and secondary social studies education and, at the graduate level, research in social studies. He was elected Outstanding Teacher by his students at University High School, and he continued that excellence throughout his college teaching career, receiving the State of Michigan Teaching Excellence Award in 1990. His recent work with the school’s Master’s Degree with Certification Program provided intensive, quality instruction and advisement to graduate students.”

Tice, who joined the U-M in 1969, “taught undergraduate courses in philosophy and philosophy of education; at the graduate level, his courses included history and philosophy of European education, advanced philosophy of education, and the formation of educational inquiry for the dissertation. He interacted regularly with both undergraduate and graduate students who carried on work related to his interests and program. Prof. Tice directed the Careers in Education Office of the Residential College in 1969-72 and, in 1975-76, chaired the University Values Program, an all-University program established to facilitate ways of dealing with value issues on campus.”

Zweifler joined the U-M in 1960. “His research efforts focused initially on thrombosis and anticoagulant therapy, and then on the causes of circulatory disorders of the hands. He also was involved in numerous studies on the pathophysiology and management of hypertension. Later, he studied the impact of innovations in medical education on student performance. As a clinician, Dr. Zweifler is known primarily for his expertise in the care of patients with hypertension, particularly secondary forms of hypertension. He has served as director of the Hypertension Clinic since 1973.”

Business School’s original building named William Davidson Hall

The Business School’s original nine-story tower building, constructed in 1948, is now William Davidson Hall.

“In recognition of his many contributions to the U-M, we welcome an opportunity to name an existing facility in honor of William Davidson,” said Dean B. Joseph White. “Mr. Davidson’s outstanding generosity over the last decade and across this campus has benefited students, faculty and the entire University community in the continuing quest for excellence in education.

“Through a combination of personal gifts and contributions from Guardian Industries, Mr. Davidson is the leading donor to the Campaign for Michigan. Most significant among these is Guardian Industries’ $30 million commitment to establish the William Davidson Institute, which is dedicated to assisting countries and businesses make the transition from command to market-driven economic systems.”

Two Medical School faculty named to endowed professorships

Two Medical School faculty members-Henry D. Appelman and Sid Gilman-were appointed to endowed professorships.

Appelman will hold the M.R. Abell Professorship of Surgical Pathology. Gilman will hold the William J. Herdman Professorship of Neurology.

“Dr. Appelman is a world renowned gastrointestinal pathologist as is evidenced by his many publications and invited lectures,” said A. Lorris Betz, interim dean. “He has been the recipient of the Pathology House Officer Teaching Award and has been recognized for his contribution to the new curriculum for the Medical School involving the gastrointestinal sequence. In 1993, he developed an interactive video program designed to teach the diagnosis of biopsies of disease of the colon and rectum. Dr. Appelman is an active member of numerous professional societies, and he serves on the editorial boards for several scientific publications.”

“Dr. Gilman has received many awards and honors,” Betz said. “He is a nationally and internationally recognized investigator, educator and leader in the areas of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other degenerative diseases. He has made significant contributions to the University, to the Medical School, and to the scientific community at large. He has served as president of the American Neurological Association and of the Michigan Neurological Association. Dr. Gilman has written over 300 articles in journals and chapters in books and is the author or editor of six books. He is editor-in-chief of the Contemporary Neurology Series and Neurology Network Commentary and a member of the editorial boards of six other neurological journals.”

Tenured faculty appointed

Faculty appointments, with tenure, included:

Richard Gonzalez, from the University of Washington, will be associate professor of psychology, effective Sept. 1.

Sherman A. Jackson, from Wayne State University, will be associate professor of Near Eastern studies, effective Sept. 1.

Robert M. Sellers, from the University of Virginia, will be associate professor of psychology, effective Sept. 1.

Amy Kuuleialoha Stillman, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, will be associate professor of music (music history/musicology), effective Sept. 1.

Joseph S.C. Lam, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, will be associate professor of music (music history/musicology), effective Sept. 1.

Joan I. Nassauer, from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, will be professor of landscape architecture, effective Sept. 1.

Carol S. Weisman, from the Johns Hopkins University, will be professor of health management and policy, effective Sept. 1.

Kathryn M. Dominguez, from Harvard University, will be associate professor of public policy, effective July 1.

$12 million in gifts received

The Regents accepted $12,190,968 in gifts received during May. The total included $5,939,632 from individuals, $2,277,923 from corporations, $3,033,783 from foundations, $939,630 from associations and others.


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