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Regents Roundup — July 2014

July 17, 2014

Regents Roundup — July 2014

Topic: Regents

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday.

Ross School of Business construction project moves forward

The regents gave approval to issue bids and award construction contracts for the $135 million project that will renovate the Kresge Business Administration Library, demolish the Computer and Executive Education Building, construct a new 104,000-gross-square-foot academic building, and add exterior cladding to Sam Wyly Hall, the Business Administration Executive Dormitory, and the Hill Street Parking Structure.

This project will create a unified look for the entire Stephen M. Ross School of Business complex of buildings. Gifts and investment proceeds are funding the project that is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016.

Lab renovations planned at Kellogg Eye Center

To allow expansion of clinical activity in the Brehm Tower, research activity there will be relocated to the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center. Approximately 11,100 gross square feet of laboratory and office space on level five of the Kellogg Eye Center will be renovated to create updated flexible clinical research space and office space to accommodate the relocation.

The $2.6 million renovation project will be funded by the Medical School. It is scheduled to be completed next spring.

Duderstadt Center roof to be replaced

A $2.2 million project is planned to replace the roof of the James and Anne Duderstadt Center. General fund resources will pay for the project that is scheduled to be completed next spring.

UM-Flint Northbank Center renovations scheduled

To prepare space within the Northbank Center on the Flint campus that will be leased to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, a $1.7 million project is planned to renovate approximately 4,300 gross square feet of currently vacant space and 1,100 gross square feet of building core space.

The $1.7 million project will be funded by UM-Flint resources and the DEA. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2015.

University to purchase Scio Township property

The university will purchase a vacant 1.45-acre parcel of land on Parkland Plaza in Scio Township to allow for more efficient development of an adjacent parcel currently owned by the university.

The U-M Hospitals and Health Centers will fund the $108,000 purchase.

Chancellor Person recognized with resolution

Regents recognized UM-Flint Chancellor Ruth Person with a resolution of appreciation as she leaves her administrative post to return to the classroom. She was appointed chancellor of the Flint campus in 2008.

Person was lauded for helping to grow student enrollment, improve retention rates and diversity, expand program offerings and assure the financial stability of the Flint campus.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Jason J. Corso, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1.

Catherine Brown, associate professor in the Residential College, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2017.

Kenneth R. Mills, professor of history, effective Sept. 1, 2015.

Venkat Raman, associate professor of aerospace engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2014.

Olga Yakusheva, associate professor of nursing, School of Nursing, effective Sept. 1.

Named professorships

* Jill B. Becker, Patricia Y. Gurin Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Dr. Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, Larry D. Soderquist Professor, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Kent C. Berridge, James Olds Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Joel N. Bregman, Heber D. Curtis Collegiate Professor of Astronomy, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Howard Brick, Louis Evans Professor of History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Nancy E. Burns, Warren E. Miller Collegiate Professor of Political Science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Rita C.-K. Chin, Richard Hudson Research Professor of History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-May 31, 2015.

* Dr. Kyung J. Cho, William Martel Collegiate Professor of Radiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2014.

* Dr. Kathleen A. Cooney, Frances and Victor Ginsberg Professor of Hematology-Oncology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Dr. William T. Dauer, Elinor Levine Professor of Dementia Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Rebecca S. Eisenberg, Robert and Barbara Luciano Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Eva L. Feldman, Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Stephen R. Forrest, Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective July 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Katherine Freese, George E. Uhlenbeck Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Kirk A. Frey, David E. Kuhl Collegiate Professor of Radiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Tamas I. Gombosi, Konstantin I. Gringauz Distinguished University Professor of Space Science, effective Sept. 1.

* Lorna G. Goodison, Lemuel A. Johnson Collegiate Professor of English and Afroamerican and African Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Jessy W. Grizzle, Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor of Engineering, effective Sept. 1.

* Dr. Marc B. Hershenson, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor for the Cure and Prevention of Cystic Fibrosis, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* James R. Hines Jr., L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Andrew J. Hoffman, Holcim (US), Inc. Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Ronald F. Inglehart, Amy and Alan Lowenstein Professor of Democracy, Democratization and Human Rights, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* John Jonides, Edward E. Smith Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Gautam Kaul, Fred M. Taylor Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2014-June 30, 2018.

Robert T. Kennedy, Hobart H. Willard Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, effective Sept. 1.

Donald R. Kinder, Philip E. Converse Distinguished University Professor of Political Science, effective Sept. 1.

* George W. Kling II, Robert G. Wetzel Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Alex Kuzmich, Martin L. Perl Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Scott D. Larsen, Joseph Burckhalter Collegiate Professor, Office of Research, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Thomas Peyton Lyon, Dow Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce, Ross School, effective Sept.1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Dr. W. Joseph McCune, Michael H. and Marcia S. Klein Professor of Rheumatic Diseases, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Dr. Vallerie V. McLaughlin, Kim A. Eagle M.D. Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective July 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Mark E. Meyerhoff, Philip J. Elving Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Gregory S. Miller, Ernst and Young Professor of Accounting, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Kenneth R. Mills, J. Frederick Hoffman Professor of History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* John C. Mitani, James N. Spuhler Collegiate Professor of Anthropology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Harry L. T. Mobley, Frederick G. Novy Distinguished University Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, effective Sept. 1.

Susan A. Murphy, Herbert E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of Statistics, effective Sept. 1.

Peter A. Railton, Gregory S. Kavka Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy, effective Sept. 1.

* Julia E. Richards, Harold F. Falls Collegiate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Dr. Bruce C. Richardson, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Research Professor of Rheumatology, Medical School, effective June 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Martin F. Sarter, Charles M. Butter Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Carl E., Schneider, Chauncey Stillman Professor of Ethics, Morality and the Practice of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Elizabeth L. Sears, George H. Forsyth, Jr. Collegiate Professor of the History of Art, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug.31, 2019.

* Matthew D. Shapiro, Lawrence R. Klein Collegiate Professor of Economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Edward A. Silver, William A. Brownell Collegiate Professor of Education, School of Education, effective Dec. 1, 2014-Nov. 30, 2019.

* Karen E. Smith, M.S. Keeler II Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Peter D. Sparling, Rudolf Arnheim Distinguished University Professor of Dance, effective Sept. 1.

* George P. Steinmetz, Charles H. Tilly Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Germanic Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Ben A. van der Pluijm, Bruce R. Clark Collegiate Professor of Geology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Henry M. Wellman, Harold W. Stevenson Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* John A. Williams, Horace W. Davenport Collegiate Professor of Physiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Xun Wu, Sanford R. Robertson Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015.

* Dr. Guohua Xi, Richard C. Schneider Research Professor of Neurosurgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Donald R. Zak, Burton V. Barnes Collegiate Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Administrative appointments

Gonçalo Abecasis, chair, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2017.

Matthew L. Boulton, senior associate dean for global public health, SPH, effective Aug. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2016.

* Alan V. Deardorff, associate dean, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective June 1, 2014-May 31, 2015.

Karen B. Farris, interim chair, Department of Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy, effective Aug. 1, 2014-July 31, 2015.

Charles P.  Friedman, joint appointment and transfer of tenure to chair, Department of Learning Health Sciences, Josiah Macy, Jr. Professor of Medical Education, effective July 1, 2014- Aug. 31, 2019.

Janean E. Holden, associate dean for research, School of Nursing, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2017.

Lori L. Isom, interim chair, Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, effective Aug. 1, 2014.

Deborah Keller-Cohen, associate dean for academic programs and initiatives, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2016.

* Michael R. Moore, associate dean for research, SNRE, effective Sept. 1, 2014-May 31, 2015.

James E. Penner-Hahn, associate dean for budget and planning, LSA, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2019.

Patricia M. Petrowski, associate vice president and deputy general counsel, Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, effective Sept. 1.

Stephanie J. Rowley, interim chair, Department of Psychology, LSA, effective July 1, 2014.

Erica L. Sanders, interim director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, effective Sept. 1.

Thomas Szczepanski, assistant vice president of development, Office of University Development, effective Aug. 1.

Valerie J. Traub, interim chair, Department of Women's Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015.

* Sarah C. Zearfoss, assistant dean and admissions officer, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2017.

Elizabeth Yakel, associate dean for research and faculty affairs, School of Information, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2017.

Dr. Robert W. Winfield, executive director of university health service, Office of the Vice President for Student Life, effective Sept. 1.

Dearborn campus

Laura Reynolds, associate dean, College of Education, Health and Human Services, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2017.

Gabriella M. Eschrich, associate dean, College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2017.

Flint campus

Robert W. Barnett, dean, School of Education and Human Services, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2019.

Robert W. Buckingham, professor of public health, School of Health Professions and Studies, effective Sept. 1.

Ernest N. Emenyonu, chair, Department of Africana Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2017.

Mary Jo Finney, chair, Department of Education, School of Education and Human Services, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2017.

* Jamile T. Lawand, chair, Department of Foreign Languages, College of Arts and Sciences, effective Aug.1, 2014-July 31, 2017.

* Steven F. Myers, chair, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2019.

Marcus Paroske, chair, Department of Communication and Visual Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2017.

Randall L. Repic, acting chair, Department of Earth and Resource Science, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2014.

Kenneth E. Schilling, acting chair, Department of Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1-Dec. 31.

* Reappointments

Retirements

Leonard A. Coombs, Johanna Meijer Magoon Principal Archivist and archivist, Bentley Historical Library, effective June 30. He joined the faculty in 1981. Coombs was appointed the Johanna Meijer Magoon Principle Archivist and head of the library's Michigan Historical Collections. A leading authority on the history of Michigan, Coombs played an instrumental role in the administration and development of Michigan Historical Collections. He oversaw a comprehensive acquisition strategy, the transition to multiple catalog platforms, and Google digitization. He authored, co-authored and edited numerous publications and was actively involved in a project to apply basic descriptive methodology to the holdings of the Vatican Archives.

Peggy E. Daub, librarian in the University Library, effective June 30. Daub joined the faculty in 1982, and was promoted to librarian in 1989. She served as head of the Music Library from 1982-89 and director of the Special Collections Library from 1989-2011. She played an instrumental role in the growth and development of the Special Collections Library, as the collections were strengthened with new acquisitions in the areas of children's literature, Philippine history and social protest and radical history. Daub oversaw the addition of papers from distinguished authors, poets and filmmakers including Robert Altman, Nicholas Delbanco, Marge Piercy, Anne Waldman and Orson Welles.

Jacquelynne S. Eccles, Wilbert McKeachie and Paul Pintrich Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Education, professor of psychology and women's studies in LSA, professor of education in the School of Education, research professor in the Research Center for Group Dynamics, and research professor in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, effective Aug. 31. A leading developmental scientist, her expectancy-value theory of motivation and her concept of stage-environment have served as perhaps the most dominant models of achievement during the school years, contributing to reform efforts to improve the nature of secondary school transitions. Eccles also has been a major figure in the study of afterschool activities, and a role model for women in science.

Susan Elliker, associate librarian in the University Library, effective June 5. She joined the faculty in 1997, and held numerous key positions. Elliker excelled in the key aspects of technical processing and led the large-scale barcoding projects for the Special Collections Library that provided bibliographic access to formerly hidden collections including the Hubbard Imaginary Voyages Collection, the Shakespeare Collection, the Islamic Manuscripts (papyrology), and the Labadie book and pamphlet collection. A gifted teacher and dedicated mentor, she also served as liaison for creating authority records in the Library of Congress's National Authority File, in support of efforts to open Hathi Trust documents to public view.

Jeffrey E. Evans, clinical associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation in the Medical School, and adjunct associate professor of psychology in the Residential College, LSA, effective July 31. He served as a lecturer in 1978-82 and 1985-86, and returned to the faculty in 1986. Evans' clinical work focused on the psychological, emotional, and cognitive consequences of brain injury and illness in adults. He was a prolific author, whose teaching explored the psychology and neuropsychology of the creative process with a special interest in how the brain makes experiences and behaviors possible. He was elected a fellow of both the Michigan Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

Myron P. Gutmann, research professor in the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, research professor in the Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, professor of history in LSA, and professor of information in the School of Information, effective Aug. 18. After serving on the faculty of the University of Texas from 1976-98, he joined the U-M faculty in 2001. Gutmann's scholarly work focused on interdisciplinary historical population studies. Gutmann published numerous articles and authored or co-authored five books. He received the Leslie Hewes Award in 2006, was named a Digital Preservation Pioneer by the Library of Congress, and elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Sadashi Inuzuka, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of art and design in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, effective May 31. He joined the faculty in 1996. An internationally renowned ceramic, sculpture and installation artist, he created physically accessible sculptural works that engaged the senses. His pioneering community engagement courses provided students with rich first-hand experiences of the transformative social power of art to build bridges between communities and improve people's lives. He created numerous solo exhibitions, was a frequent invited lecturer, and received grants from the leading arts organizations including the Pew Charitable Trust, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Puffin Foundation.

Joseph T. Marks, curator, collections and exhibitions, in the Office of the Provost, UM-Dearborn, effective Aug. 6. He joined UM-Dearborn in 1978 and oversaw the development and curation of the UM-Dearborn's extensive collections of studio glass, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and decorative arts. He organized numerous exhibitions, successfully cultivated art donors, and many of his works have been accepted by top national, state, and local juried exhibitions. Marks served on several boards of art organizations. He received the Bravo Award at the Mayor's Arts Awards in Dearborn and the Mentor of the Year Award from UM-Dearborn.

Dr. Richard Havard Moseley, professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, effective May 16. He joined the faculty in 1985. He also has served as chief of medical service since 1996 at the Ann Arbor Veteran's Administration Medical Center. Moseley is a leader in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. His research focused on the mechanisms of bile formation and cholestasis, drug-associated liver injury, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. He was a frequent invited lecturer and prolific author. He has received honors including the Richard D. Judge Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching and the Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Health's Hands and Heart Award.

W. Russell Neuman, John Derby Evans Professor of Media Technology, professor of communication studies, adjunct professor of sociology in LSA, and research professor in the Institute for Social Research, effective May 31. He held faculty positions at Yale University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, and Harvard University, before joining U-M in 2001. He served as a senior policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in 2002-03. Neuman's research interests include political communication, media law, regulation and policy. He published over 50 journal articles, authored or co-authored 10 books, and received awards including the Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award from the American Political Science Association.

R. Dwayne Overmyer Jr., professor of art and design in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, effective May 31. He joined the faculty in 1978. Overmyer is an accomplished graphic designer with a primary research focus on the analysis and description of typography as a linguistic activity. His work has been recognized by groups including the Art Museum Association of America, the Society of Typographic Arts, and the New York Art Directors Club. He has maintained an active consultancy with clients including the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority. He is highly regarded for his no-nonsense, rigorously intellectual approach to teaching.

Dr. James F. Peggs, clinical professor of family medicine in the Medical School, effective July 31. He joined the faculty in 1978. Dr. Peggs is a leader in the fields of geriatric medicine, sleep disorders and urinary incontinence, a prolific author and frequent invited lecturer. He served as the Department of Family Medicine's senior associate chair and the Medical School's assistant dean for student programs. His honors include the Michigan Academy of Family Physician's Educator of the Year Award, the Medical School Dean's Award for Clinical Service, and the Kaiser-Permanente Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. He shared his expertise with organizations including the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and the Ann Arbor Homeless Shelter.

Phillip E. Savage, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of chemical engineering, College of Engineering, effective Aug.15. Savage joined the faculty in 1986. His research focus included kinetics, catalysis and reaction pathways and environmental sustainability. His work explored areas including development of biofuels and chemicals from algae via hydrothermal treatment, green chemical manufacturing in high-temperature water and biodiesel production from plant oils. He produced 180 journal articles and five patents, and was elected a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Chemical Society. His awards include the CoE Education Excellence Award (twice) and Research Excellence Award and the Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Award.

Michael W. Traugott, professor of communication studies and professor of political science, LSA, and research professor in the Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research, effective May 31. Since 1965, he has held numerous positions in the Survey Research Center and the Center for Political Studies including study director and program director. He has served as associate dean for development, LSA, and chair of the Department of Communication Studies. Traugott is a leading authority on survey design. His research explored areas including political communication, campaigns and elections. He has received the American Association for Public Opinion Research Award for outstanding lifetime achievement.

Beverly D. Ulrich, professor of kinesiology in the School of Kinesiology, professor of neurosurgery in the Medical School, and research professor in the Center for Human Growth and Development, effective July 31. She joined U-M in 1999. Ulrich served as kinesiology dean and held additional appointments in the Medical School and the Center for Human Growth and Development. She played a large role in developing the School of Kinesiology's teaching and research missions as dean, and its doctoral program ranking improved from 18th to fifth. Ulrich is a leader in the fields of dynamic systems theory and developmental neuromotor control. She is a prolific author and often invited speaker.

Marilyn W. Woolfolk, professor of dentistry and assistant dean for student services in the School of Dentistry, effective July 31. She joined the faculty in 1978. Woolfolk is a leader in public health dentistry, diversity in dentistry education, and access to dental care for underserved populations. She organized clinical care for migrant families to serve more than 4,800 patients. As assistant dean for student services, Woolfolk helped develop best practices to improve the recruitment, retention, and mentorship of women and minority students. Her honors included the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award and the American Dental Education Association Presidential Citation. She was elected a fellow of the American College of Dentists in 2006.