Regents Roundup — July 2022

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The Board of Regents approved the following items at its July 21 meeting:

Dearborn 2024-25 academic calendar approved with later start

The 2024-25 academic calendar for the UM-Dearborn campus includes a fall term start date of Sept. 3, one day after Labor Day. Classes for the 2025 winter term will begin Jan. 6, with the 2025 summer classes beginning May 5. Winter Commencement is scheduled for Dec. 21 and Spring Commencement is set for April 27. The calendar calls for 69 class days during the fall term and 69 class days during the winter term. The calendar is modeled after U-M Ann Arbor’s academic calendar, with some slight modifications to meet the unique needs of Dearborn students and faculty. The calendar also meets the established campus criteria for developing the academic calendar.

Hanna Quinlan, Public Affairs

Regents approve doctorate in business administration at UM-Flint

The School of Management at UM-Flint will offer a professional doctorate in business administration degree program effective July 1, 2023. The year-round, three-year, part-time program will primarily serve working professionals and will consist of two years of doctoral seminars and one year of dissertation coursework culminating in a dissertation defense. The program will address the needs of the growing demand in the educational marketplace for professional doctorate programs in business administration and will be the first fully accredited DBA program in the state of Michigan. The degree program was thoroughly reviewed and supported by members of the UM-Flint community and was also approved by the Michigan Association of State Universities.

Hanna Quinlan, Public Affairs

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments with tenure

Karima Bennoune, professor of law, effective Jan. 1, 2023, and as the Lewis M. Simes Professor of Law, Law School, effective Jan. 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2027.

Dmitry Chelkak, professor of mathematics, LSA, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Sarah Cohodes, associate professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Aug. 28, 2023.

Antonio Cuyler, professor of music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Yuni K. Dewaraja, professor of radiology, Medical School, effective Aug. 1, 2022.

Amanda Y. Friedenberg, professor of economics, LSA, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Krishnan Mahesh, professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, College of Engineering, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Carina E. Ray, associate professor of history, LSA, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Alfred Chris Torres, professor of education, School of Education, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Lei Zou, professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, College of Engineering, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Named professorships

*Mark S. Ackerman, George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, School of Information, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Henry D. Appelman, M.R. Abell Professor of Surgical Pathology, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*James A. Ashton-Miller, Albert Schultz Collegiate Research Professor, Office of the Vice President for Research, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Samuel R. Bagenstos, Arlene Susan Kohn Professor of Social Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*James R. Baker Jr., Ruth Dow Doan Professor of Biologic Nanotechnology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2023.

Valeria M. Bertacco, Mary Lou Dorf Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2027.

Stephanie Bielas, Morton S. and Henrietta K. Sellner Professor of Human Genetics, Medical School, effective July 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Susan Brooks Herzog, Christin Carter-Su Collegiate Professor of Physiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Elaine M. Caoili, Saroja Adusumilli Collegiate Professor of Radiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Yuqing Eugene Chen, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

William D. Chey, H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastroenterology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Kathleen R. Cho, Peter A. Ward Professor of Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Roy Clarke, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

*James Quentin Clemens, Edward J. McGuire, M.D. Research Professor of Urology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Elizabeth R. Cole, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

*Dawn M. Coleman, Marion and David Handleman Research Professor of Vascular Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Pierre Coulombe, G. Carl Huber Professor of Developmental Biology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Matthew S. Davenport, William Martel Collegiate Professor of Radiology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Nisha J. D’Silva, Donald A. Kerr Endowed Collegiate Professor of Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Meghan A. Duffy, Susan S. Kilham Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Kim A. Eagle, Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Jonathan L. Eliason, S. Martin Lindenauer Collegiate Professor of Vascular Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Nicole Ellison, Karl E. Weick Collegiate Professor of Information, School of Information, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Eva L. Feldman, James W. Albers Distinguished University Professor of Neurology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022.

*Dee E. Fenner, Bates Professor of Diseases of Women and Children, Medical School, effective Jan. 1, 2023, through June 30, 2023.

*Katherine A. Gallagher, John R. Pfeifer Collegiate Professor of Vascular Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Eric E. Gilbert, John Derby Evans Endowed Professor of Information, School of Information, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Tamas I. Gombosi, Rollin M. Gerstacker Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Peter D. Higgins, Timothy T. Nostrandt, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Brent K. Hollenbeck, Dr. Robert H. and Eva M. Moyad Research Professor of Urology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Hosagrahar V. Jagadish, Edgar F. Codd Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2022.

*Kenneth A. Jamerson, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Collegiate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Edward Webb Keane, Jr., George Herbert Mead Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology, effective Sept. 1, 2022.

*Chang Hwan Kim, Kenneth and Judy Betz Research Professor for Food Allergy Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Anna R. Kirkland, Kim Lane Scheppele Collegiate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Celina G. Kleer, Harold A. Oberman Collegiate Professor of Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Joseph C. Kolars, Josiah Macy, Jr. Professor of Health Professions Education, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Sarah L. Krein, Rensis Likert Collegiate Research Professor, Office of the Vice President for Research, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Steven L. Kunkel, Endowed Professor of Pathology Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Daniel A. Lawrence, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Collegiate Professor of Basic Research in Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Erica E. Marsh, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Barbra A. Meek, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

*Julian D. Mortenson, James G. Phillipp Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2025.

Peggy S. McCracken, Anna Julia Cooper Distinguished University Professor of Medieval French Literature, effective Sept. 1, 2022.

Jon M. Miller, Douglas Richstone Collegiate Professor of Astronomy, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Cristina Moreiras-Menor, Kathleen M. Canning Collegiate Professor of Spanish and Women’s and Gender Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Goutham Narla, Louis Newburgh Research Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Melanie D. Ohi, Rowena G. Matthews Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences, Medical School, effective June 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Ganesh Palapattu, George F. and Sandy G. Valassis Professor of Urology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024.

*John M. Park, Cheng-Yang Chang Professor of Pediatric Urology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Rogério M. Pinto, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Sara A. Pozzi, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

*Rishindra M. Reddy, José Alvarez Research Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Brian D. Ross, Roger A. Berg, M.D. Radiology Research Professor, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Kamal Sarabandi, Fawwaz T. Ulaby Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2022.

*David H. Sherman, Hans W. Vahlteich Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Janet L. Smith, Rita Willis Professor of the Life Sciences, Life Sciences Institute, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Elizabeth K. Speliotes, Keith S. Henley, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Jason R. Spence, H. Marvin Pollard Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology, II, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

John T. Stoffel, Lapides Family Research Professor of Urology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Peter J. Strouse, John F. Holt Collegiate Professor of Radiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Moshe Talpaz, Alexander J. Trotman Professor of Leukemia Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Stephan F. Taylor, Albert J. Silverman, M.D., C.M. Research Professor of Psychiatric Disorders, Medical School, effective July 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Peter M. Tessier, Albert M. Mattocks Professor of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Ulka Nitin Vaishampayan, Beverly S. Mitchell, M.D. Research Professor of Cancer Research, Medical School, effective July 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Nils G. Walter, Francis S. Collins Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, Biophysics, and Biological Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Shaomeng Wang, Warner-Lambert/Parke Davis Professor of Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*John T. Wei, David A. Bloom Professor of Urology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*David M. Williams, Kyung J. Cho Collegiate Professor of Radiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2023.

Bo Yang, Frankel Research Professor in Aortic Surgery, Medical School, July 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Weiping Zou, Charles B. de Nancrède Research Professor of Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Administrative appointments

Katherine M. Babiak, associate dean for graduate affairs, School of Kinesiology, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024.

*Sara B. Blair, vice provost for academic and faculty affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through July 31, 2026.

Peter F. Bodary, associate dean for undergraduate education, School of Kinesiology, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024.

Steven P. Broglio, associate dean for graduate affairs, School of Kinesiology, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

Myron K. Campbell, interim associate dean for natural sciences, LSA, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

*Gregory D. Cartee, associate dean for research, School of Kinesiology, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024.

Marisa C. Eisenberg, director, Center for the Study of Complex Systems, LSA, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024.

Thomas A. Finholt, vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Aug. 15, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Mark Fitzgerald, associate dean for community-based collaborative care and education, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Sharon C. Glotzer, Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

Joseph A. Himle, associate dean for faculty affairs, School of Social Work, effective Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2023.

Jacqueline S. Jeruss, associate vice president for research-integrity and compliance, Office of the Vice President for Research, effective July 1, 2022.

William W. King, associate vice president for research-animal care and use program, Office of the Vice President for Research, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2027.

Jeffrey T. Kullgren, Kutsche Memorial Research Chair of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective July 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*John D. Meeker, senior associate dean for research, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2025.

*Henry L. Paulson, Lucile Groff Chair of Neurology for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

David S. Sept, associate dean for academic programs and initiatives, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

Celeste M. Watkins-Hayes, interim dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective July 19, 2022. 

Other transactions

Thomas R. Church, chair, Army Officer Education Program, effective Aug. 15, 2022, through Aug. 14, 2025.

Sharon R. Kardia, change in title to senior associate dean for education, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2025.

Dearborn campus

Francine Banner, chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

*Suzanne L. Bergeron, Helen Mataya Graves Collegiate Professor, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through April 30, 2023.

*Stein Brunvand, associate dean, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2027.

Christopher J.F. Burke, chair, Department of Education, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

Lisa A. Martin, chair, Department of Health and Human Services, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

*Sven Morgan, chair, Department of Natural Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

*Lee S. Redding, interim associate dean, College of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

*Joan C. Remski, chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

*Karen S., Strandholm, interim chair, Department of Management Studies, College of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

*Armen Zakarian, chair, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2023.

Yunus E. Zeytuncu, associate dean, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

Flint campus

Chris C. Douglas, chair, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

Douglas Knerr, interim dean, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2022.

Gregory A. Laurence, associate dean, School of Management, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

Cathleen L. Miller, chair, Department of Accounting, Finance and International Business, School of Management, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

Shichun Xu, chair, Department of Management and Marketing, School of Management, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

*Reappointments

**Interim approval granted

***Reappointment and interim approval granted

Retirements

Naomi A. André, professor of Afroamerican and African studies, of women’s and gender studies, and in the Residential College in LSA; and professor of music in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, May 31, 2022. André received her B.A. from Barnard College in 1989. She received her M.A. in 1993 and her Ph.D. in 1996 from Harvard University. She joined U-M as an assistant professor in 1995. She was promoted to associate professor in 2003 and to professor in 2019. André is internationally recognized for her scholarship on opera and race. Her first book, “Voicing Gender: Castrati, Travesti, and the Second Woman in Early Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera,” established musicological expertise on topics including Schoenberg, Verdi, Meyerbeer and teaching opera in prisons. Another work, “Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement,” traced Black contributions to the genre. André charted new territory by opening up music scholarship to intersectional approaches that engage gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic access and nation in the United States, Europe and Africa. She was the Residential College’s associate director from 2015-20 and 2021-22, and the Seattle Opera’s inaugural Scholar in Residence from2019-23. She is a founding member of the Black Opera Research Network.

Linas A. Bieliauskas, professor of psychology in the Medical School; and professor of psychology in LSA, July 31, 2022. Bieliauskas received his B.S. from Xavier University in 1970 and his M.S. in 1973 and his Ph.D. in 1976 from Ohio University. He joined U-M as an associate professor in 1989 and was promoted to professor in 2013. He served as training director in the Neuropsychology Section of Psychiatry from 1990-2020. Bieliauskas is board certified in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Michigan Psychological Association and the Midwestern Psychological Association. He was president of the International Neuropsychological Society from 1992-93 and the Society of Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40 of APA) from 1997-98. He was executive director for the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology and the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology for more than 30 years. He was the senior editor of the journal Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition from 1999-2017 and edited the book series “Neuropsychology, Neurology and Cognition.” Bieliauskas has written two books and many book chapters and peer-reviewed articles related to cognitive and affective changes due to normal and abnormal aging and treatment response in patients with chronic illness and disease.

William E. Chavey II, clinical professor of family medicine in the Medical School, Aug. 31, 2022. Chavey received his B.A. in biochemistry in 1984 and his M.S. in biomedical engineering in 1987 from the University of Texas in Austin. He received his M.D. in 1992 from the University of Texas in Galveston. His residency training was at the University of Michigan. He joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before returning to U-M in 1997 as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Chavey was promoted to clinical associate professor in 2006 and to clinical professor in 2020. He served the department as a medical director, inpatient service director and most recently as the service chief from 2010 to the present. In addition, he is the associate chief of staff for credentialing and privileging. He received the Faculty Appreciation Award in 2004, the Resident Appreciation Award in 2001 and the Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011. Chavey is the founder and president of Emmaus Health. His scholarly areas of expertise center around quality of care and safety in his work as associate chief of staff and around professionalism and humanity relating to the interface between religion and medicine.

Mark S. Daskin, Clyde W. Johnson Collegiate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, professor of industrial and operations engineering in the College of Engineering; and professor of operations and management science in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, May 31, 2022. Daskin received his B.S. in 1974 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Certificate of Post-Graduate Study in engineering in 1975 from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in 1978 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was an assistant professor at the University of Texas, Austin and an assistant professor, associate professor, professor and department chair at Northwestern University before joining U-M in 2010 as chair of the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering and the Clyde W. Johnson Collegiate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering. Daskin is known for his contributions to transportation systems, supply chain management and facility location theory and modeling. Daskin is a fellow of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science, where he also served as president, and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He received the IISE Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award and was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

Jerome Miller, lecturer IV in psychology in LSA, May 31, 2022. Miller received his B.A. in 1968 from the University of Illinois, and his M.S in 1973 and Ph.D. in 1975 in clinical psychology from U-M. He joined the U-M faculty in 1973. He was appointed adjunct lecturer in the Department of Psychology in 1975, adjunct assistant professor in 1992, adjunct associate professor in 1994, lecturer III in 2011 and lecturer IV in 2014. Miller worked as a clinical psychologist at the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Center from 1974-88 and at the University Center for the Child and Family, where he was director from 1994-2010. As a mental health consultant for community agencies, he established impactful community service opportunities for psychology undergraduates. Miller integrated classroom and community learning in such courses as developmental disturbances of childhood, psychology of marriage and the family, community psychology and the department’s service learning course, Project Outreach. As faculty director of Project Outreach from 1989-2022, Miller developed an award-winning and innovative course that enables students to learn the relevance of psychological theories in applied settings.

Anastassios N. Perakis, associate professor of naval architecture and marine engineering in the College of Engineering, Dec. 31, 2020. Perakis received his diploma in naval architecture, marine and mechanical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1977. He received four graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: S.M. in ocean engineering and S.M. in operations research in 1980, and Ph.D. in ocean engineering and S.M. in management in 1982. He joined U-M in 1982 and was promoted to associate professor in 1988. He held international visiting professor appointments all over the world, including at his alma mater, the Technical University of Berlin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Shanghai Maritime University. Perakis made several important contributions to his fields, directed numerous multiyear research projects and published more than 150 publications, including a book, book chapters and papers in top journals. He received the Class of 1938E Distinguished Service award from the College of Engineering in 1987. He was elected a fellow and later a life fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.Perakis was also an Office of Naval Research distinguished faculty fellow, a fellow of the Michigan Energy Institute and a Boeing Company Welliver faculty fellow.

Margaret Punch, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Medical School, July 11, 2022. Punch obtained her undergraduate and medical degrees from U-M in 1986. She completed her OBGYN residency at U-M. She joined the Division of Gynecology and became a member of the Faculty OBGYN Group as a clinical lecturer, which transitioned to the Division of Women’s Health in 2000. She was appointed an assistant professor in 1996, promoted to associate professor in 1999 and to professor in 2012. She served as the director of the Division of Women’s Health from 2004-19. Punch created and led many initiatives, including the Chronic Pelvic Pain Program, directed the M2 Reproductive Sequence, and was medical director for the Taubman OBGYN clinic and associate chair for ambulatory care. She was associate chief medical information officer for patient engagement at Michigan Medicine for the past 10 years and director for virtual care and MiChart Optimization for the OBGYN department for the past three years. As the associate medical director for the UMMG, Punch led the exponential growth in virtual care during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. She published more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and served on more than 60 institutional committees.

Richard K. Rabeler, research scientist, ecology and evolutionary biology in LSA, June 3, 2022. Rabeler received his B.A. in 1975 from Hartwick College and hisM.S. in 1978 and Ph.D. in 1986 from Michigan State University. He joined U-M as adjunct assistant curator and adjunct research investigator in 1987. He was appointed assistant research scientist in 2004, was promoted to associate research scientist in 2013 and to research scientist in 2017. He has been a research associate at the University of Wyoming Herbarium since 2004. Rabeler’s research focused on the naming, classification, relationships and distribution of the flowering plant family caryophyllaceae. He contributed 100 scholarly publications about them as well as an additional 50 on topics related to the broader field of plant systematics. In addition to the two new species that he helped describe from California, his name appears as one of the authors of more than 160 additional plant names. In 2019, his work in the family was recognized by a genus, Rabelera, being named in his honor. He wrote the book “Gleason’s Plants of Michigan” and co-edited two volumes in the “Flora of North America” series produced at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Kenneth E. Schilling, professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences at UM-Flint, May 31, 2022. Schilling received his B.S. in 1975 from the University of California, Davis and his M.S. in 1977 and Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined UM-Flint as an assistant professor in 1984, was promoted to associate professor in 1988 and to professor in 1998. Schilling’s professional area of expertise is in set theory, logic and the foundations of mathematics, but he expanded his skillset to facilitate program development, becoming a longtime leader and mentor for the actuarial mathematics program he helped develop at UM-Flint. Schilling received the 2014 Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics by the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America and has taught nearly every mathematics course offered at UM-Flint. Schilling was department chair from 1992-95 and 2015-18. He also was director of the university’s community outreach event Mathematics Field Day for more than a decade. His commitment to broader service across the college and university was demonstrated by his participation on various committees, councils and boards and as chair of the UM-Flint Faculty Council and of multiple accreditation committees.

Caroline R. Richardson, Dr. Max and Buena Lichter Research Professor of Family Medicine and professor of family medicine in the Medical School, July 22, 2022. Richardson received her B.S. in theoretical mathematics in 1986 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her M.D. in 1994 from Harvard University Medical School. She joined U-M in 1998 as a clinical lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine. In 1999, she was accepted as a Clinical Scholar in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. Following completion of the program, Richardson returned to the faculty in family medicine, was appointed assistant professor in 2003, and was promoted to associate professor in 2009 and to professor in 2016. Richardson had several director level-appointments (including the RWJ Clinical Scholars Program, National Clinical Scholars Program and VHA Diabetes Quality Enhancement Research Initiative) and most recently served as the associate chair for research programs beginning in 2016. She received several awards, including the MICHR Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Curtis G. Hames Research Award. Richardson’s clinical and scholarly areas of expertise center around physical activity, diabetes prevention and internet-mediated physical activity interventions. Mary Catherine Spires, clinical professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation in the Medical School, July 31, 2022. Spires received her B.S. in physical therapy in 1976 and her M.A. in human development in 1984, from Wayne State University. She received her M.D. in 1988 from Michigan State University. She completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the U-M Medical School. In 1992, Spires began her full-time academic career at U-M as a clinical instructor, was promoted to clinical assistant professor in 1997, to clinical associate professor in 2002 and to clinical professor in 2009. Spires has more than 30 years of experience providing rehabilitation care and treatment to patients at U-M’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has contributed to 19 book chapters and three books. She was the assistant residency program director from 1992-94 and the residency program director from 1994-2018. Spires was also the associate chair of clinical affairs, service chief and medical director of ambulatory care units and the medical director of medical rehabilitation outpatient faculty from 2007-17. She received the Women’s Leadership Program Award, the Silver Crutch Teach Award and the Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs Clinicians Recognition.

Compiled by Ann Zaniewski, Public Affairs

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