June 18, 2015
The following items were approved by the Board of Regents on Thursday.
Ann Arbor campus
Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure
Anthony G. Hudetz, professor of anesthesiology, Medical School, effective July 1.
Rogerio Meireles Pinto, associate professor of social work, School of Social Work, effective Sept.1.
Dr. Keith D. Aaronson, Bertram Pitt, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective June 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2019.
Richard P. Bagozzi, Dwight F. Benton Professor of Marketing, professor of marketing, with tenure, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective July 1.
Giorgio Bertellini, associate professor of screen arts and cultures, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015.
Izak Duenyas, Donald C. Cook Professor of Business Administration, Ross School, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2020.
*Dr. Jeffrey W. Innis, Morton S. and Henrietta K. Sellner Professor of Human Genetics, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug, 31, 2020.
*Marc L. Kessler, Allen S. Lichter M.D. Professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.
Suzanne M. Moenter, Fred J. Karsch Collegiate Professor of Physiology, Medical School, effective June 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2019.
*John V. Moran, Gilbert S. Omenn Collegiate Professor of Human Genetics, Medical School, effective Sept.1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.
Ananda Sen, Lee A. Green Collegiate Research Professor, Office of Research, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.
Dr. James A. Shayman, Agnes C. and Frank D. McKay Professor, Medical School, effective June 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2019.
*Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar, Jean and Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. Professor of Reading and Literacy, School of Education, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2020.
Sarah Stroumsa, Louis and Helen Pandos Visiting Professor of Judaic Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Dec. 31, 2015.
Satsuki Takahashi, Toyota Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2015.
Dorceta E. Taylor, James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Professor of Environmental Justice, School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective June 1, 2015-May 31, 2020.
*Dr. B. Gregory Thompson Jr., John E. McGillicuddy Collegiate Professor of Neurosurgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.
Edwin A. Bergin, chair, Department of Astronomy, LSA, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2020.
Dr. Janet S. Biermann, associate dean for graduate medical education, Medical School, effective July 1.
Charles L. Brooks III, director, Program in Biophysics, LSA, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2020.
Rosario E. Ceballo, chair, Department of Women’s Studies, LSA, effective Aug. 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.
Dr. Michelle Daniel, assistant dean for curriculum, Medical School, effective Aug. 1.
*Ruth E. Dunkle, associate dean for faculty and academic affairs, School of Social Work, effective June 1, 2016-May 31, 2017.
Karen B. Farris, chair, Department of Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.
Jessica K. Fogel, chair, Department of Dance, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.
Jason D. Geary, associate dean for graduate studies, equity and inclusion, SMTD, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.
Xuming He, chair, Department of Statistics, LSA, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2020.
* Sharon R. Kardia, senior associate dean for administration, School of Public Health, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.
Robert T. Kennedy, chair, Department of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-July 31, 2016.
Stanley S. Kent, associate dean for clinical affairs, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.
Maria Carmen de Mello Lemos, associate dean for research, SNRE, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2018.
*Priscilla Lindsay, chair, Department of Theatre and Drama, SMTD, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2020.
Lisa K. Low, associate dean for practice and scholarship development, School of Nursing, effective Sept. 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.
Dr. George A. Mashour, interim associate dean for clinical and translational research, Medical School, and interim director, Michigan Institute for Clinical Health Research, effective June 1, 2015.
Robin R. Means Coleman, chair, Department of Communication Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.
*Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, associate dean for academic affairs, School of Dentistry, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2020.
Mary X. D. O’Riordan, associate dean for graduate and post-doctoral studies, Medical School, effective June 1.
Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, chair, Department of Psychology, LSA, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2020.
Andrew J. Shryock, chair, Department of Anthropology, LSA, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.
*Volker Sick, associate vice president for research-natural sciences and engineering, Office of Research, effective Sept. 1, 2015 through Aug. 31, 2018.
Amitabh Sinha, Ford Motor Company Co-Director of the Joel Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Ross School, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.
Jeffrey Veidlinger, director, Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.
*Silke-Maria Weineck, chair, Department of Comparative Literature, LSA, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016.
Jonathan D. Wells, director, Residential College, LSA, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.
Dr. Lisa M. Colletti, associate dean and director for graduate medical education, C. Gardner Child Professor of Surgery, and professor of surgery in the Medical School, effective July 2. Colletti joined the faculty in 1991. She has served in administrative positions including chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, program director of the General Surgery Residency Education Program, and associate dean and director for graduate medical education. She has achieved national recognition for her research contributions to the study of liver injury, pancreatic cancer and more, and received the Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in 2000.
Dr. Laurel R. Fisher, clinical associate professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, effective June 30. Fisher joined the U-M faculty in 1994. She has served as the director of the Capsule Endoscopy/Double Balloon Endoscopy Program since 2005. Fisher studied small-bowel technology utilized to investigate obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, wireless capsule endoscopy and inflammatory conditions of the small bowel, among related studies. She authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, three book chapters, was a frequent presenter at national and international symposia and involved in the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
John A. Gillespie, professor of mathematics and statistics, College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, UM-Dearborn, effective April 30. He joined the UM-Dearborn faculty in 1989. He studied bootstrap and bootstrap diagnostics, survival analysis, tolerance limits and large-scale inference. His interdisciplinary work explored topics including the impact of demographics on the decline in smoking prevalence, and experimental spinal cord injury. Gillespie taught courses on linear models, the design of experiments, survival analysis and mixed modeling, and organized an annual mathematical sciences career event. He served as chapter representative and president of the Ann Arbor Chapter of the American Statistical Association.
Dr. Carol Jean Hoiby, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine in the Medical School, effective June 30. She joined the faculty in 1995. Hoiby was a co-investigator for the Atlantis Trial, which studied thrombolytics for acute ischemic stroke three to five hours after onset and was the principal investigator for the Genentech Stroke Presentation Survey. She collaborated with Dr. Brian Zink to develop a traumatic brain injury swine model to study the effects of hemorrhagic shock and other conditions. Hoiby created an innovative lecture on stroke recognition and new therapies for Huron Valley Ambulance EMTs and paramedics that is a regular part of their training.
Claude F. Jacobs, associate professor of behavioral sciences, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, UM-Dearborn, effective June 30, 2015. Jacobs joined the UM-Dearborn faculty in 1991. He co-authored a landmark book titled “The Spiritual Churches of New Orleans: Origins, Beliefs, and Rituals of an African-American Religion.” In addition to his studies on African-American religion, Jacobs studied religious pluralism in metropolitan Detroit. He held several key leadership positions including director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society and the Pluralism Project. A founder of the African and African-American Studies Program, he received UM-Dearborn’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000.
Larry W. Koch, associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, UM-Flint, effective June 30. He joined the UM-Flint faculty in 1990. Koch’s pioneering research focused on social control, social theory, social inequality, capital punishment, and ideological domination. His numerous books and scholarly articles included “The Death of the American Death Penalty” (2012). His work has contributed to the contemporary discourse on this important subject and influenced countless other scholars. Professor Koch served on committees including the College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee and the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee.
Dr. James S. Koopman, professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health, effective May 31. Koopman joined U-M in 1978. A pioneering epidemiologist, he championed the use of systems methods, logic, and mathematical modeling to make causal inferences that hold outside of the statistical target population while taking into account how factors interact and generate complex system phenomena. Koopman was a founding member of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, actively involved in transdisciplinary research endeavors, and collaborated with colleagues in several disciplines. He developed the department’s first mathematical modeling courses. Koopman received the Kenneth Rothman Prize from the journal Epidemiology in 2006.
Carole C. McNamara, associate art curator in the U-M Museum of Art, effective March 31. She joined UMMA in 1978. McNamara held several key positions including interim director, and assistant director for collections and exhibitions. McNamara has made important contributions to the intellectual, cultural and artistic vitality of the university. She has provided exemplary curatorial leadership of the museum's extensive collection of western art since 2004. She played instrumental roles in the curation, research, planning and organization of numerous exhibitions. She regularly taught classes on registration for the Museum Practice Program, co-organized an intensive summer program on museum studies, and was a frequent invited lecturer.
Thylias Moss, professor of English language and literature, LSA; and professor of art and design, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, effective April 3. She joined the faculty in 1993. A celebrated poet, playwright, essayist and filmmaker, Moss articulated the rhythms of daily life and moments of heightened reality. She produced several books of poetry, a children’s book, a book of stories and a memoir. Her book-length narrative in verse, “Slave Moth,” was published in 2004. She has received numerous honors including fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
K. H. Padmanabhan, associate professor of marketing, College of Business, UM-Dearborn, effective June 30. Padmanabhan joined the faculty in 1980. A leader in the field of marketing, he studied the evolution of consumer shopping behavior within the context of rapidly changing technologies. His work explored the evolution of shopping experiences. Padmanabhan also studied the marketing implications of social media and Web blogs. He served on a number of committees including the Online Teaching Evaluation Committee, the Undergraduate Assessment Committee, the University Media Committee, and the University Student Academic Conduct Code Committee.
Jeffrey B. Rauch, professor of mathematics, LSA, effective May 31. He joined the faculty in 1971. He served as chair of the Department of Mathematics from 1990-91 and 1997-98, and held visiting faculty appointments at the Universita di Pisa; Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau; Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris; and Universite de Paris Nord. A renowned mathematician, Rauch studied control for hyperbolic partial differential equations and nonlinear geometric optics and helped generate new techniques and perspectives. Rauch published numerous research papers and five books. He developed applied mathematics courses, received the university's Excellence in Research Award and was elected a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
Howard G. Rush, associate professor of laboratory animal medicine, Medical School, effective June 30. He joined the faculty in 1975. Rush served as director of the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (2001-11). He studied clinical laboratory animal medicine and diseases and animal models of disease, among other areas. He published widely and taught and mentored more than 75 veterinary fellows, many now leaders of laboratory animal-management programs around the world. Rush was active in professional organizations and received the Bennett J. Cohen Memorial Award for life-long dedication and achievement in laboratory animal science from the Michigan Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.
Stephen W. Salant, professor of economics, LSA, effective May 31. He joined the faculty in 1986. A renowned economic theorist, Salant used practical problems in innovative ways to elucidate the underlying structures of fundamental economic principles. His work focused on the fields of experimental economics, industrial organization, microeconomics, and natural resource economics. He co-authored the seminal finance paper “Market Anticipation of Government Policies and the Price of Gold” in the Journal of Political Economy. Salant served as director of the Department of Economics Honors Program, developed an undergraduate course focused on original economic research, and was promoted interdisciplinary graduate programs.
Dean G. Smith, professor of health management and policy, SPH, effective May 31. He joined the faculty in 1985. Smith held SPH administrative positions including chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy (2003-05), senior associate dean for administration (2005-12), and director of Executive Education and Lifelong Learning (2012-15). Smith created innovative research programs and dynamic learning experiences. He was the founding president and chief executive officer of Good Health Michigan Inc., a Michigan Medicaid qualified health plan. His publications include the textbook “Introduction to Healthcare Financial Management” (2014). Smith was a valued graduate mentor and actively involved in the university community.
Amiram Vinokur, research professor and associate director of the Michigan Prevention Research Center, in the Survey Research Center, effective April 30. He joined the faculty in 1979. Vinokur served as associate director of the Michigan Prevention Research Center from 1995-2015. His research focused on the determinants and consequences of stress in the areas of health, work and unemployment, and on the roles of social support and social undermining in the coping processes. Vinokur played an instrumental role in the design of a preventive intervention for unemployed job seekers recognized as a model prevention program. He received the National Mental Health Association Lela Rowland Prevention Award in 1990.
Warren C. Whatley, professor of economics, LSA, effective May 31. He joined U-M in 1981. He served as an associate dean in the Rackham School of Graduate Studies from 1992-95. An exceptional economic historian, Whatley studied the economic history of African Americans in the United States through the application of sophisticated economic methods and theories to historical problems and historical data. Whatley studied discrimination in labor markets during the Great Migration of African Americans to Detroit and other northern cities. His recent research explored the economic, political, and social legacies of the transatlantic slave trade within the context of contemporary African nations.
Jacqueline L. Zeff, professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, UM-Flint, effective June 30. Zeff joined the faculty as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of English in 1991. She is a leading scholar of women's literature, American immigrant literature, and U.S. Latina literature. Zeff created dynamic learning environments that encouraged the development of solid writing skills, formidable analytical prowess, and an enduring appreciation of the great works of literature. Zeff served as director of the Masters of Liberal Studies program. She received the UM-Flint's Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2000.