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Regents Roundup — June 2016

June 16, 2016

Regents Roundup — June 2016

Topic: Regents

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

Chimney repairs planned at Central Power Plant

The north and south chimney stacks at the Central Power Plant will be refurbished to extend their lives for another 30 years. The project is estimated to cost $1.2 million and will be funded from Utility resources, with work scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017.

UM-Flint to divide Department of Communication and Visual Arts

UM-Flint's Department of Communication and Visual Arts has been divided into two independent departments. The Board of Regents approved June 16 for the department to be divided into the Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Art and Art History. According to documents from UM-Flint's College of Arts and Sciences, having the two independent departments will create more flexibility for faculty appointments, course offerings, advising and administrative tasks. The change also is expected to allow each department to create a clearer sense of identity for its faculty, staff and students.  The change will become effective July 1.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Yeidy M. Rivero, professor of screen arts and cultures, and professor of American culture, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Isis H. Settles, professor of psychology and professor of Afroamerican and African studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Jan Van den Buick, professor of communication studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Yung-Jin Carolyn Yoon, professor of marketing, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1.

Ronald F. Zernicke, professor of orthopaedic surgery, Medical School, effective July 1, 2016.

Named professorships

*Dr. James R. Baker, Ruth Dow Doan Professor of Biologic Nanotechnology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2017.

* Patrice Speeter Beddor, John C. Catford Collegiate Professor of Linguistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Paul S. Cederna, Robert Oneal Collegiate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Andrew C. Chang, John Alexander Distinguished Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Ronald D. Chervin, Michael S. Aldrich Collegiate Professor of Sleep Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

Izak Duenyas, Herrick Professor of Business, Ross School, effective Sept.1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

* Xuming He, Harry Clyde Carver Collegiate Professor of Statistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Ronald B. Hirschl, Arnold G. Coran Collegiate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Matthias Kretzler, Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 202.

* Dr. William M. Kuzon Jr., Reed O. Dingman Collegiate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

Dr. Rajen J. Mody, David G. Dickinson Collegiate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. George B. Mychaliska, Robert Bartlett, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

* Yoichi Osawa, Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

* Susan L. Siegfried, Denise Riley Collegiate Professor of the History of Art and Women's Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

Administrative appointments

* Kathleen M. Canning, chair, Department of History, LSA, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017.

* Dr. David Canter, senior associate vice president and executive director, North Campus Research Complex, U-M Health System, effective July 19, 2016-July 18, 2017.

* Steven L. Ceccio, chair, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2021.

Alicia J. Davis, associate dean for strategic initiatives, Law School, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

Kathryn M. Dominguez, associate dean for academic affairs, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1, 2015-May 31, 2016.

Elisabeth R. Gerber, associate dean for research and policy engagement, Ford School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-May 31, 2018.

Linda Greer, interim director, Biological Station, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2017.

Daniel H. Halberstam, associate dean for faculty and research, Law School, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

* Peter F. Hitchcock, associate dean for academic programs and initiatives, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

* Deborah Keller-Cohen, associate dean for academic programs and initiatives, Rackham School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2017.

Paula M. Lantz, associate dean for academic affairs, Ford School, effective Aug. 1, 2016-May 31, 2018.

Mika T. LaVaque-Manty, director, Honors Programs, LSA, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

* Marios C. Papaefthymiou, chair, Computer Science and Engineering Division, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2019.

Dr. Mark E.P. Prince, interim chair, Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, Medical School, effective July 1, 2016.

Johanna H. Prins, chair, Department of Comparative Literature, LSA, effective Aug. 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

Melody L. Racine, change in title to senior associate dean for academic, faculty and student affairs, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2018.

Paul W. Rhode, chair, Department of Economics, LSA, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

* David A. Santacroce, associate dean for experiential education, Law School, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

Shari L. Saunders, associate dean for undergraduate and teacher education, School of Education, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2019.

Elizabeth L. Sears, chair, Department of History of Art, LSA, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

Gil Seinfeld, associate dean for academic programming, Law School, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

Edward A. Silver, associate dean for research and graduate studies, SOE, effective July 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2019.

* James A. Slavin, chair, Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Michael J. Solomon, associate dean for academic programs and initiatives, Rackham School, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017.

Kristen J. Verhey, interim chair, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Medical School, effective July 1.

Dearborn campus

Susan A. Everett, chair, Department of Education, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

Jonathan Smith, chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

Deborah Smith Pollard, interim chair, Department of Language, Philosophy and the Arts, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, effective July 1, 2016-Dec. 31, 2016.

Jing Zhao, chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

Flint campus

Jonathan R. Grady, assistant vice chancellor for student success, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Campus Inclusion and Student Life, effective June 17.

Julie A. Snyder, assistant vice chancellor and dean of students, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Campus Inclusion and Student Life, effective June 17.

* Reappointments

Retirements

Patricia W. Coleman-Burns, assistant professor of nursing in the School of Nursing, effective May 31. Coleman-Burns joined the faculty in 1991. She held key leadership positions, including director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Her scholarly work focused on retention and successful learning behaviors of underrepresented nursing students, health disparities and social justice in patient centered care and more. She promoted multiculturalism within Nursing programs, and freedom from sexism, racism and domestic violence. Coleman-Burns served as the co-chair of the University's Violence Against Women Taskforce and on the executive board of the SafeHouse Center. She received Nursing's Mae Edna Doyle Teacher of the Year Award and the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Dr. Gregory P. Graziano, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery in the Medical School, effective Nov. 12, 2014. He joined the faculty in 1989. Graziano played an instrumental role in establishing the spine program in the orthopaedic surgery section. He developed a strong program in spinal surgery, and authored more than 100 articles, book chapters and abstracts. His papers on cervical deformity fixation, osteoporotic bone, and quality of life after kyphoplasty established him as an often-referenced figure. He was involved in professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association.

James E. Gruber, Frances Reissman Cousens Collegiate Professor of Sociology and professor of sociology in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, UM-Dearborn, effective April 30. He joined the UM-Dearborn faculty in 1979. Gruber's research focused on workplace sexual harassment. He authored articles in the leading scholarly journals, co-edited the monograph "In the Company of Men: Sexual Harassment and Male Dominance" (2005), and was a frequent invited speaker and expert witness in sexual harassment lawsuits. More recently, his research has explored the impact of bullying and sexual harassment. His university honors included the Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Research Award.

Paul F. Hollenberg, professor of pharmacology in the Medical School, effective May 31. He joined U-M as a faculty member and chair of the Department of Pharmacology in 1994. Hollenberg's research focused on cytochromes P450 and more. He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications. He co-founded Chemical Research in Toxicology in 1987 and served as director of the Pharmacological Sciences Training Grant for 18 years. He was elected president of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics in 2002, a fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2010, and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012. His awards include the Founders Award from the Division of Chemical Toxicology of the American Chemical Society in 2014.

Leslie Doty Hollingsworth, associate professor of social work in the School of Social Work, effective May 31. She joined the faculty in 1996. Hollingsworth's research focused on circumstances surrounding the lives of vulnerable children and families across the child welfare and mental health systems and their implications for social work practice and policy. An accomplished researcher, she was the principal and co-investigator on research grants funded by the National Center for Institutional Diversity, National Institute of Mental Health, and the Skillman Foundation among others. Her recognitions include the university's Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award and the National Association of Black Social Workers' Distinguished Individual Service Award.

Karen L. Jania, archivist in the Bentley Historical Library, effective June 30, 2015. She joined U-M in 1988. Jania served as head of the reference division from 2003-14. Jania played an instrumental role in the growth and development of the reference division. She has a record of providing superior reference services, taught or collaborated with faculty, and mentored graduate students from the School of Information. Jania participated in the archival study Developing Standardized Metrics: Towards Understanding the Impact of College, from 2005-08. She was actively involved in several organizations, and collaborated with the Ann Arbor District Library for the Making of Ann Arbor website project, among others.

Dr. Kathryn Moseley, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases in the Medical School, effective May 3. She joined U-M in 2002. Moseley is a leader in the fields of bioethics, neonatology, primary care pediatrics, health disparities and health services research. She conducted research on the racial differences in health care decision-making she discovered doing clinical ethics consultations and how those decisions are impacted by culture and trust. She recently received a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a five-year trial of a culturally tailored intervention to decrease the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in the African American community. She also co-chaired the Pediatric Ethics Committee and directed the ethics consultation service at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

Louis B. Nagel, professor of music (piano) in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, on May 3. He joined the faculty in 1969. Performing on four continents for more than 50 years, Nagel's career combined performance, teaching and outreach. He performed in solo recitals and concerts in major American and European cities. Nagel combined an active concert and teaching schedule and is noted for his lecture-recitals by musicians and non-musicians. In March 2016, he presented a program on the French Suites of Bach at the Music Teachers National Association convention in New York. He taught at the Interlochen Arts Camp and international music camps, and received the SMTD Harold Haugh Award for excellence in studio teaching in 2016.

Albert C. Price, professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences, UM-Flint, effective May 31. He joined the UM-Flint faculty in 1980. Price's research has focused on criminal law and corrections policy issues, and growth ideology in the midst of Flint's decline. He published applied research reports on community economic development, housing and solid waste reprocessing. Price taught a range of challenging undergraduate and graduate courses in public law and public administration. He served multiple terms as director of the Master in Public Administration Program, and as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Price has a long record of involvement in faculty and university governance. He hosted a WFUM weekly television series on politics and current affairs from 1996-2002.

Ann Flowers Ringia, archivist in the Bentley Historical Library, effective May 4, 2015. She joined the faculty in 1987. Ringia directed all analog and digital microfilm projects, was a major participant in the Google digitization project, oversaw preservation projects, and mentored students and staff. Her survey and cataloging of the microfilm holdings advanced the library's holding to archival standards. She developed a strategic disaster preparedness plan for the library that has been utilized by archivists worldwide. She was actively involved in the Research Libraries Group Archives Preservation Microfilming Project that developed national standards for microfilming, and published a preservation cost study in the international archives journal Janus.

Margaret Cool Root, curator in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and professor of classical and Near Eastern art and archaeology, Department of the History of Art, LSA, effective May 31. She joined the faculty in 1978. Root is best known as a specialist in the art and archaeology of the Achaemenid Persian Empire. Her publications and exhibitions for the Kelsey Museum ranged widely across ancient civilizations. In undergraduate teaching in the college and in graduate student teaching and mentoring, she brought ancient Egypt and the Near East into the curricular mainstream. Root garnered much external funding, including from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Edward P. St. John, Algo D. Henderson Collegiate Professor of Education and professor of education in the School of Education, effective May 31. He joined the faculty in 2005. St. John is a prolific and highly regarded scholar specializing in educational policy. His most recent book is "Left Behind: Urban High Schools and the Failure of Market Reform" (2015). St. John conducted research in collaboration with schools to improve diversity, desegregation and college preparation. He is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and recipient of the Research Achievement Award (2011) from the Association for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. He made significant contributions to the President's Diversity Blueprints Task Force, and other U-M boards and committees.

Dr. James C. Stanley, Marion and David Randleman Research Professor of Vascular Surgery and Professor of Surgery in the Medical School, effective June 30. He joined the faculty in 1972. Stanley is an internationally renowned vascular surgeon and scientist. He held key leadership positions, including founding director of the Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center and director of the Jobst Vascular Research Laboratories. His clinical interests ranged from aortic diseases to developmental pediatric arterial diseases. His research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, focused on synthetic graft function and vessel pathophysiology. A prolific writer, he edited the Journal of Vascular Surgery (1991-96) and has contributed to more than 650 scientific symposia. His awards include the U-M Distinguished Service Award and the U-M Medical School's Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Care (2014).

Galip Ulsoy, C.D. Mote, Jr. Distinguished University Professor of Mechanical Engineering, William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing, and professor of mechanical engineering in CoE, effective May 31. He joined the faculty in 1980. Ulsoy is a world-renowned researcher in the field of dynamic systems and controls, who wrote more than 350 articles featured in leading scholarly publications. He also made contributions to education as a passionate, effective classroom teacher and mentor. Ulsoy established the new Master of Engineering and Doctor of Engineering in manufacturing degree programs. He has been a strong leader in the engineering community and received awards including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Rufus T. Oldenburger Medal (2008) and the CoE  Stephen S. Attwood Award (2012).

Diane Kaplan Vinokur, associate professor of social work in the School of Social Work, effective May 31. She held positions at U-M prior to being appointed assistant professor in 1990, serving as the School of Social Work's assistant dean for research and development from 1987-90. Vinokur's research focused on the application of social psychological and organizational theories to human service organizations and their personnel. She was a prolific writer and frequent invited speaker at national and international conferences. She has been the principal investigator on research grants funded by the National Institute on Aging and other prominent funding agencies. In 1997, Vinokur co-founded U-M's Nonprofit and Public Management Center. She received the Founders Award from the Tides Foundation's Nonprofit Centers Network in 2011.

R. Brent Wagner, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and associate professor of music (musical theatre) in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective May 31. He joined the faculty in 1984. Wagner has been the primary motivator behind the Department of Musical Theatre's success. He shaped its destiny, defined its aspirations, and increased its visibility to the current level at which it enjoys the reputation of being the finest program in the United States. Wagner directed musicals and revues throughout North America and at U-M, and was a tireless advocate on behalf of the students, SMTD and the university.

Kathleen V. Wider, professor of philosophy in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, UM-Dearborn, effective June 30. She joined the UM-Dearborn faculty in 1988. Wider is a leading scholar of the philosophy of mind, existentialism and the history of philosophy. Her interdisciplinary work utilized a unique combination of philosophy, neuroscience and psychology to bridge analytical and continental traditions. She is best known for her influential book on Jean-Paul Sartre, "The Bodily Nature of Consciousness: Sartre and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind" (1997). Wider taught undergraduate and graduate courses on a wide array of topics and several interdisciplinary seminars for the Master of Arts in the Liberal Studies Program which she directed in 2006-08 and co-directed in 2011-12.

Melvin D. Williams, professor of anthropology, LSA, effective June 30. He joined the faculty in 1988. Williams has researched Native American cultures of the Northwest Coast, Pentecostalism, urban studies, African-American churches, critical race theory, psychological anthropology, class systems, sexism and other forms of inequality. He studied the Belmar neighborhood of Pittsburgh for more than 40 years and established a community museum. His publications include "The Human Dilemma: A Decade Later in Belmar" (2001). He served as the director of the Comprehensive Studies Program from 1988-91 and became a faculty associate in the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies in 1992. He contributed service to the American Anthropological Association, the Congressional Black Caucus, the city of Pittsburgh and the NAACP.