The following actions also were taken at the Feb. 16 Board of Regents meeting.
Bylaws revision for patent, copyright ownership
U-M Board of Regents approved amendments to Regents Bylaw 3.10 on the ownership of patents and copyrights. The amendments, which simplify and modernize the policy in view of legal developments relating to processes for assignment of patent rights: do not affect the scope of intellectual property to which U-M is entitled to ownership; simplify the language around when patents remain the property of the individual; and update Bylaw 3.10 to highlight the university’s preferences with respect to transferring its copyright in scholarly works to the faculty who created those works. As required by the bylaws revisions policy, these amendments were posted for public comment in The University Record in January.
— Dana Elger, Public Affairs
Ann Arbor campus
Faculty appointments with tenure
**Vinay Aakalu, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2023.
**Kin Fai Au, professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2023.
Kirstin A. Collins, professor of law, Law School, effective Aug. 28, 2023.
Galit L. Dunietz, associate professor of neurology, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2023.
Akbar K. Waljee, professor of learning health sciences, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2023.
Aidan G. C. Wright, professor of psychology, LSA, effective Aug. 28, 2023.
*John E. Allison, William F. Hosford Collegiate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, effective March 1, 2023, through Feb. 29, 2028.
Janet Bailey, Trygve O. Gabrielsen Collegiate Professor of Radiology, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2027.
Stephen Berrey, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1, 2023.
Kirstin A. Collins, James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law, Law School, effective Aug. 28, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Daniel A. Crane, Richard W. Pogue Professor of Law, Law School, effective March 1, 2023, through Feb. 29, 2028.
Gregory J. Dick, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1, 2023.
Lesly A. Dossett, Maud T. Lane Research Professor of Cancer Quality Improvement, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.
David R. Dowling, ABS Professor of Marine and Offshore Design Performance, College of Engineering, effective Feb. 1, 2023, through Jan. 31, 2028.
*Sherif El-Tawil, Antoine E. Naaman Collegiate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, effective March 1, 2023, through Feb. 29, 2028.
*David A. Gier, Paul Boylan Collegiate Professor of Music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Aug. 15, 2023, through Aug. 14, 2028.
Gary W. Harper, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1, 2023.
Lisa H. Harris, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1, 2023.
Erin Janssen, Charles Neil Weller Pediatric Discovery Research Professor, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2027.
Lenette M. Jones, Nancy S. and Michael B. McLelland Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, effective Feb. 1, 2023, through March 31, 2026.
Kate Kraft, Mark C. McQuiggan, M.D. and Carolyn A. McQuiggan Research Professor, Medical School, Feb. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2027.
*Stéphane Lafortune, N. Harris McClamroch Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, effective March 1, 2023, through Feb. 29, 2028.
Jody R. Lori, Sara H. and Robert B. Rothschild Endowed Professor of Global Nursing, School of Nursing, effective Feb. 1, 2023, through March 31, 2026.
Farina Mir, Richard Hudson Research Professor of History, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2023, through May 31, 2023.
Sally Oey, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1, 2023.
*Christopher S. Ruf, Frederick Bartman Collegiate Professor of Climate and Space Science, College of Engineering, effective March 1, 2023, through Feb. 29, 2028.
Anna A.S. Schwendeman, H.W. Vahlteich Professor, College of Pharmacy, effective Feb. 1, 2023, through Jan. 31, 2028.
Mellanie Springer, Thomas H. and Susan C. Brown Early Career Professor of Neurology, Medical School, Feb. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2027.
Wenhao Sun, Dow Corning Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2025.
Heather A. Thompson, Frank W. Thompson Collegiate Professor of History and African American Studies, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Tiffany Veinot, Joan C. Durrance Collegiate Professor of Information, School of Information, effective Jan. 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2027.
Wenjing Wang, William R. Roush Assistant Professor, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2025.
Alexis A. Antracoli, director, Bentley Historical Library, effective May 1, 2023, through June 30, 2028.
*Valeria M. Bertacco, vice provost for engaged learning, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Feb. 1, 2023, through June 30, 2025.
**Lisa R. Carter, university librarian and dean of libraries, University Library, effective May 1, 2023, through April 30, 2028.
*F. DuBois Bowman, dean, School of Public Health, effective Aug. 15, 2023, through Aug. 14, 2028.
*Matt Friedman, director, Museum of Paleontology, LSA, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2028.
*David A. Gier, dean, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Aug. 15, 2023, through Aug. 14, 2028.
*Christian Matijas Mecca, chair, Department of Dance, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2028.
*Laurie K. McCauley, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective March 1, 2023, through June 30, 2027.
**Shahzad I. Mian, interim chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective Jan. 15, 2023.
Seetha U. Monrad, associate dean for medical student education, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2023.
*Michael J. Solomon, dean, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, and vice provost for academic affairs-graduate studies, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2028.
Eric Strucko, chief financial officer, Michigan Medicine, effective April 1, 2023.
Nicholas S. Wigginton, associate vice president for research-strategic initiatives, Office of the Vice President for Research, effective Feb. 1, 2023.
Patricia J. Wittkopp, associate dean for natural sciences, LSA, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026.
**Raymond L. Yung, interim chair, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Jan. 1, 2023.
Robert C. Hampshire, extension of intergovernmental personnel assignment leave of absence, effective Jan. 20, 2023, through Jan. 19, 2024.
Paul Lee, correction of effective date of an academic administrative appointment as senior associate dean of clinical affairs, Medical School, effective Jan. 15, 2023.
*Domenico Grasso, chancellor, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2028.
Tracy A. Vogt, university registrar, Office of the Registrar, effective Feb. 13, 2023.
Armen Zakarian, vice provost for research, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective Jan. 1, 2023, through Sept. 1, 2023.
** Interim approval granted
Philip C. Andrews, professor of biological chemistry, research professor in biological chemistry, professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics, Medical School; professor of chemistry, LSA, Dec. 31, 2022. Andrews received his B.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1973 and his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1978. He did postdoctoral training at Purdue University from 1979-84. Andrews was hired as an associate professor at U-M in 1990 and became a research professor in 1997. Andrews also directed the Protein and Carbohydrate Structure Facility from 1990-2000 and the Michigan Center for Proteome Studies/Michigan Proteome Consortium from 2001-10. In 2009, Andrews was promoted to professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics and of chemistry. Andrews’ research focused on mapping changes in post-translational modifications during shifts in biological processes. This research resulted in numerous multiyear NIH- and NSF-funded grants, more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, chapters in books and presentations at international meetings. Andrews served on numerous thesis committees and mentored many undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students. He participated in departmental committees in biological chemistry, the Medical School, the Biomedical Research Council and the University Development Committee. He received the U-M Faculty Recognition Award and the Inventor Recognition award in 1998.
Kirk J. Brower, professor of psychiatry, Medical School, Jan. 3, 2023. Brower received a B.A. in psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1976, and an M.D. from UC, Irvine Medical School in 1981. He completed a residency in psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute in 1985. He joined the faculty at U-M as an instructor in 1986 and became a professor of psychiatry in 2008. Brower started as the clinical director of the newly established UM Alcohol Program. In 1991, he became executive director of Chelsea Arbor Addiction Treatment Center. In 2006, he co-founded the U-M Addiction Treatment Services and served as its executive director until 2017. He also founded the addiction psychiatry fellowship program in 1997, and directed it until 2017. Brower was the principal investigator on grants from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism from 1999-2012 to study the genetics of relapse to alcohol dependence and the diagnosis and treatment of insomnia in alcohol-dependent patients. Brower was the psychiatric consultant to the Office of Clinical Affairs, the inaugural chief wellness officer of the Medical School and the faculty director of the U-M Health Wellness Office from 2019-22. He published more than 135 peer-reviewed articles, 40 book chapters, and co-edited a book.
Monte A. Del Monte, Skillman Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, and of pediatrics, Medical School, July 15, 2022. Del Monte received his B.A. in 1971 and M.D. in 1974 from Johns Hopkins University. He completed postgraduate training as a resident in pediatrics at Harvard’s Children’s Hospital Medical Center as a fellow in ophthalmic genetics, as a resident and chief resident in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, and as a fellow in pediatric ophthalmology at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Del Monte joined the U-M faculty in 1985 as the inaugural Skillman Associate Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology, associate professor of ophthalmology, and of pediatrics and communicable diseases, and founding director of the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at the Kellogg Eye Center. In 1999, he was promoted to professor of ophthalmology and professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases. Del Monte published more than 105 publications and four books. He has presented at least 116 invited lectures and visiting professorships around the world, including 12 named special lectures and one named visiting professorship. He has served as a member and leader of numerous worldwide ophthalmological societies.
Laura Friesen, librarian in the Frances Willson Thompson Library, UM-Flint, Dec. 31, 2018. Friesen received her M.L.S. degree in 1991 from the University of California, Los Angeles. After working as a medical librarian at the Hurley Medical Center in Flint, she joined the UM-Flint faculty as an assistant librarian in 2001, was promoted to associate librarian in 2007, senior associate librarian in 2010 and librarian in 2016. Friesen planned, coordinated and taught many of the research instruction classes. Under her lead, the library converted its instruction program from librarian-led to hands-on, a change for which she wrote grants to acquire the necessary equipment for the labs that were created. She worked very closely with the health care academic departments and served on the editorial board of the Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare. She worked on campuswide initiatives such as General Education reform and the Higher Learning Commission accreditation review processes, and was the first librarian on the Flint campus to chair the Faculty Council. She served on national committees for the American Library Association, with committee work including the development of standards for virtual reference, which has become a primary service mechanism for libraries around the world.
Paul Gifford, senior associate librarian in the Genesee Historical Collections Center, Frances Willson Thompson Library, UM-Flint, Nov. 9, 2018. Gifford received his M.L.S. degree in 1984 from U-M. He joined UM-Flint as an assistant archivist in 1987 and was promoted to associate archivist in 1992 and senior associate librarian in 2001. Gifford was instrumental in increasing the scope of the collections of the Genesee Historical Collections Center, the archives and special collections unit of the Frances Willson Thompson Library. He worked closely with Dr. and Mrs. Jack W. Thompson, the family of the library’s namesake, and was responsible for securing several significant archival collections, including the papers of Olive Beasley and the United Auto Workers Local 599. Gifford created exhibits and partnered with faculty in UM-Flint’s Department of History to highlight the role of local primary sources in student and faculty research and coursework. The connections and collections Gifford developed contributed to the reputation and accessibility of the Genesee Historical Collections Center. Thanks to his work in securing collections and creating search aids and catalog records, the Genesee Historical Collections Center archives are available to scholars around the world.
Melvin Hochster, Jack E. McLaughlin Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics, and professor of mathematics, LSA, Dec. 31, 2022. After attending Harvard University for his B.A. in mathematics, Hochster received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1967. He held faculty positions at the University of Minnesota from 1967-73, and at Purdue University from 1973-77. Hochster joined the U-M mathematics faculty in 1977 as a professor, was named the R.L. Wilder Professor in 1984 and the Browne Professor in 1993, and received a Distinguished University Professorship in 2004. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992. Hochster received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1982, and the Sokol Faculty Award in 2001. From 2008-17, Hochster chaired the Department of Mathematics. Hochster was a research pioneer in the burgeoning field of commutative algebra, especially the study of modules over local rings. He established classic theorems concerning Cohen-Macaulay rings, invariant theory and homological algebra. He has more than 110 scholarly publications with numerous collaborators. Hochster dedicated much time and effort to ensure inclusion of underrepresented scholars in mathematics, in particular advancement of women in the field. He was a founding member of the STRIDE Committee, and served on the Advance Advisory Board.
C. Kui-Bin Im, senior associate librarian in the Frances Willson Thompson Library, UM-Flint, Dec. 31, 2019. Im received her M.L.I.S. degree in 1987 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She joined UM-Flint as an assistant librarian in 1988 and was promoted to associate librarian and systems librarian in 1992, and senior associate librarian in 2001. Im was responsible for providing reference service to the campus community in the library on a daily basis. She was the liaison librarian with the chemistry, computer science, geography, planning and environment, and mathematics departments, and later added the Department of Physics and Engineering to her responsibilities. She taught library instruction in the classroom to students in all academic departments. Im coordinated the construction of a new parallel digital infrastructure for the library, facilitating the migration from paper research tools and resources to the digital equivalent for the entire campus. Im created and sustained the resources built on this new infrastructure, work that continues to be essential. She partnered with the campus ITS department, the Thompson Library librarians, and the UM-Ann Arbor librarians to provide access to an increasing number of electronic academic resources.
Thomas H. Johengen, research scientist, School for Environment and Sustainability, Jan. 20, 2023. Johengen received his B.Sc. from Michigan State University in 1981, his M.Sc. from Florida State University in 1986, and his Ph.D. from U-M in 1991. He joined U-M as a postdoctoral fellow in 1991 and began his research scientist appointment in 1995. He was promoted to associate research scientist in 2009 and research scientist in 2015. He was the director of the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research from 2000-05, associate director from 2009-19, and acting director from 2020-21. He was the director of Michigan Sea Grant from November 2019 until retirement. Johengen’s research has led to improved ballast water legislation to mitigate invasive species introductions, advanced the capacity to monitor Great Lakes water quality, and supported the development of ecological forecasting models to protect public health from the adverse effects of harmful algal blooms and hypoxia. Johengen received outstanding mentorship and employee awards from his home institution as well as from their sponsoring NOAA research laboratory. He also received outstanding scientific paper awards from NOAA OAR and the International Association for Great Lakes Research. In 2013, Johengen was awarded U-M’s Research Faculty Achievement Award.
Michael Lachance, professor of mathematics in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, UM-Dearborn, Dec. 31, 2022. Lachance earned his B.A. in mathematics from the University of Evansville in 1975, and his M.A. in mathematics and his Ph.D. in approximation theory from the University of South Florida in 1977 and 1979, respectively. Lachance joined UM-Dearborn as an assistant professor of mathematics in 1979, and was promoted to associate professor in 1984 and professor in 1989. Lachance was chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics from 2010-14 and associate dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters from 2015-21. He focused his scholarly work on approximation theory, computer-aided design, geometric modeling and linear algebra. He has published more than 35 articles on these topics. Lachance has been awarded numerous grants, including a Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement-Educational Materials Development-Proof of Concept project award by the National Science Foundation. He has written American Mathematical Society reviews and refereed articles for multiple journals. He also served for more than 25 years as co-president of the Great Lakes section of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Lachance received U-M’s Horace H. Rackham Faculty Fellowship in 1982 and UM-Dearborn’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1984.
David E. Meyer, Clyde H. Coombs and J. E. Keith Smith Distinguished University Professor of Mathematical Psychology and Cognitive Science, professor of psychology, LSA, May 31, 2023. Meyer received his B.A. in 1964 from Wittenberg University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from U-M in 1966 and 1969, respectively. He joined U-M as an associate professor in 1977 and was promoted to professor in 1984. Meyer was named the Clyde H. Coombs and J. E. Keith Smith Distinguished University Professor of Mathematical Psychology and Cognitive Science in 2008. Meyer has focused on fundamental topics in human semantic memory, executive mental processes related to multitasking, and goal-directed action via perceptual-motor processes. His research has used a diverse set of experimental methods and analytical techniques. It has benefited as well from great sophistication at applying mathematical and computational models to theorize about human behavior. Meyer also mentored young scientists, inspiring them to high levels of scientific skill and rigor. Among his various honors are the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, the William James Fellow Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Psychological Science, election to the National Academy of Sciences and U-M’s 2016 Henry Russel Lectureship.
Ellen Quart, lecturer II in psychology, LSA, Dec. 31, 2022. Quart received her B.A. in 1973, M.A. in special education in 1979, M.A. in psychology in 1984, and Ph.D. in 1984, all from U-M. Quart joined the U-M faculty in 1995 as an adjunct assistant professor. She was appointed lecturer II in 2005. Quart served as a research neuropsychologist in the ICU at Children’s Hospital in Detroit for 14 years, working side by side with physicians to research, design methods for answering and to obtain funding for specific pediatric issues and ailments. She supported children in this area as a consultant, focusing on reentry into the public school system and the specific needs they required, beyond those of emotional impairment and learning disabilities. Quart partnered with Ann Arbor Public Schools, through the Michigan Mentorship Program, which she founded and has directed since 1994. Quart has brought a critical knowledge base in special education and the neuropsychology of learning disorders to the seminar for the student mentors. The Michigan Mentorship Program has received rave reviews from teachers and administrators in Ann Arbor schools and from university student mentors alike.
Michael C. Sevick, associate professor of art in the College of Arts and Sciences, UM-Flint, May 31, 2022. Sevick received his B.F.A. in 1988 and M.F.A. in 1990 from U-M. He held several positions at UM-Flint, including adjunct lecturer from 1995-97, visiting lecturer from 1998-99, lecturer from 2000-01, assistant professor from 2001-07, and associate professor from 2007-22. Sevick is a respected visual artist, painter, muralist and educator. As an artist, his work has been showcased nationwide, including on the cover of the 2022 biography “Henry Fonda,”multiple exhibitions at Flint’s Buckham Gallery, various murals around Flint, and in a variety of public and private collections. Sevick shared his love of mural work with his students, guiding more than 20 student projects over the course of his career. He has received many accolades, including Golden Apple teaching awards, the UM-Flint Distinguished Service Award, a U-M Art of Citizenship Fellowship, awards from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, and a 2019 award for Holocaust Memorial Art, Writing, and Intercultural Education.
Samuel M. Silver, clinical professor of internal medicine, Medical School, Jan. 31, 2023. Silver earned his Ph.D. in virology from Rockefeller University in New York City in 1978 and his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1979. He completed his residency at the University of California Moffitt Hospital in San Francisco in 1982 and a fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. He then joined U-M as a clinical assistant professor. He was promoted to clinical associate professor in 1996 and clinical professor in 2002. Silver was also appointed as the assistant dean for research in 2008. He was the associate medical director of the Faculty Group Practice, director of the Medical Management Center and director of the U-M Cancer Center Network. He was elected a master of the American College of Physicians in 2013 and as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2019. He was awarded the Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021. Silver established Michigan’s first statewide consortium on quality breast cancer care and received a Statesman Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology for his significant volunteer efforts in 2008.
Gregory Tarlé, professor of physics, LSA, Dec. 31, 2022. Tarlé received his B.S. from the California Institute of Technology in 1972 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1978. He joined U-M in 1984 as an assistant professor and became a professor in 1994. He served on the Physics Department Executive Committee and was associate chair of the undergraduate physics program for seven years. Tarlé created experiments that flew on balloons or resided in deep underground laboratories to study the antimatter content of cosmic rays and search for magnetic monopoles predicted by some extensions of the standard model of particle physics. These efforts established Tarlé as a leader in experimental high-energy astrophysics and consequently named a fellow of the American Physical Society in 1997. His team helped build the optical system of the DES camera at Cerro Tololo in Chile, which is mapping the behavior of dark energy. This has been followed by his contributions to the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, another cosmological survey that is taking spectra of tens of millions of galaxies. Tarlé’s team built all the DESI fiber positioners, a set of 5,000 small robotic arms that each take a spectrum of one galaxy at a time.
Jonathan D. Trobe, Kenneth H. Musson M.D. and Patricia M. Musson Research Professor, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, professor of neurology, professor of neurosurgery, and section head, neuro-ophthalmology, ophthalmology and visual sciences, Medical School, Jan. 6, 2023. Trobe received his undergraduate degree in 1964 from Harvard University and his M.D. in 1968 from Harvard Medical School. He completed additional training at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Wills Eye Hospital, and the University of Miami. Trobe joined U-M in 1986 as a professor in ophthalmology and neurosurgery. He also joined the university’s Department of Neurology in 1986 as an assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor in 1990, and professor in 1996. Trobe has published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific and review articles, and has authored eight textbooks and co-authored six textbooks in ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology and two educational websites. He served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology from 2001-09, associate editor of neuro-ophthalmology for UpToDate and Neurology Medlink, and a referee on prominent medical journals. He has been a principal investigator on several grant-supported projects and received nine teaching awards from 1997-2020, including the Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in 2013.
— Compiled by Katie Kelton, The University Record