Other items approved by the Board of Regents at its June 17 meeting.

Maria Gabriella Scarlatta named interim provost at UM-Dearborn

Maria Gabriella Scarlatta, professor of French at UM-Dearborn, will be the campus’ interim provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Currently associate dean in the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, Scarlatta will begin her one-year appointment July 1. She succeeds Susan E. Alcock, who is stepping down as provost effective June 30. “I’m happy to announce that Gabriella Scarlatta has agreed to fill this important leadership position for our university,” UM-Dearborn Chancellor Domenico Grasso said. “Working with undergraduates and taking part in numerous university service activities, Professor Scarlatta’s long career at UM-Dearborn has been marked with distinction.” In her new position, Scarlatta said a priority is the safe return-to-campus transition for the fall. Simultaneously, she will work with the chancellor on next steps for the campus’ strategic plan. Read more about Scarlatta’s appointment.

Top philanthropic professional to lead UM-Flint advancement team

Shari Schrader will join UM-Flint as the next vice chancellor for university advancement. She will begin her duties as the new vice chancellor July 12. Schrader will bring decades of experience in fundraising to her new role at UM-Flint. For 18 years, Schrader has worked at Purdue University/Purdue Research Foundation and is currently the chief development officer for the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. Prior to that, she was director of development for the School of Chemical Engineering and for the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences at Purdue. While at the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Schrader led the college advancement team, raising more than $160 million, and played a key role in two Purdue capital campaigns. “The powerful combination of philanthropic knowledge, partnership building, and a commitment to higher education that Shari brings to this position will greatly benefit UM-Flint,” said Chancellor Deba Dutta. Read more about Schrader’s appointment.

Collaboration provides framework for cardiovascular care network in west Michigan

A framework for creating a new cardiovascular care network on the west side of Michigan received approval from the Board of Regents on June 17. The expanded cardiovascular services will be provided through the Cardiovascular Network of West Michigan, a collaboration of Michigan Medicine, Metro Health — University of Michigan Health, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, and Mercy Health Muskegon. This innovative network is being designed to leverage the expertise of Michigan Medicine’s Frankel Cardiovascular Center, one of the nation’s highest-rated centers for cardiology and heart surgery, and the No. 1-rated program in the state. The regents approved the joint operating agreement, which will take effect July 1. More information about the effort is available.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments with tenure

Ageeth Bol, professor of chemistry, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2022.

Hala Darwish, associate professor of nursing, School of Nursing, effective Aug. 30, 2021.

Kristie Dotson, professor of philosophy and professor of Afroamerican and African studies, LSA, effective Aug. 30, 2021.

Germaine R. Halegoua, associate professor of communication and media, effective Aug. 30, 2021, and John D. Evans Development Professor, LSA, effective Aug. 30, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

Murad Idris, associate professor of political science, LSA, effective Aug. 30, 2021.

Michael McElroy, professor of music, Department of Musical Theatre, effective Aug. 30, 2021, and Arthur and Martha Hearron Endowed Professor of Musical Theatre, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Aug. 30, 2021, through June 30, 2026.

Named professorships

*Arun Agrawal, Samuel Trask Dana Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability, effective June 1, 2021, through May 30, 2026.

*Hakem A. Al-Rustom, Alex Manoogian Professor of Modern Armenian History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Ryan C. Bailey, Robert A. Gregg Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Pamela Ballinger, Fred Cuny Professor of the History of Human Rights, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Gary M. Beckman, George G. Cameron Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Civilization and Languages and Civilizations, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Patrice Speeter Beddor, John C. Catford Collegiate Professor of Linguistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Sara B. Blair, Patricia S. Yaeger Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Enoch Brater, Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Scott W. Campbell, Constance F. and Arnold C. Pohs Endowed Professor of Telecommunications, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Sung Won Choi, Edith S. Briskin and Shirley K. Schlafer Foundation Research Professor of Pediatrics, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Roy Clarke, Marcellus L. Wiedenbeck Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

Christian Crisostomo, George G. Cameron Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Civilization and Languages and Civilizations, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Jonathan E. Freedman, Marvin Felheim Collegiate Professor of English, American Studies, and Judaic Studies, LSA, for a five-year renewable term, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Katherine L. French, J. Frederick Hoffman Professor of Medieval and Early Modern English History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

Cheng Gao, NBD Bancorp Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Richard D. Gonzalez, the Amos N. Tversky Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Statistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Lee W. Hartmann, Leo Goldberg Collegiate Professor of Astronomy, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Xuming He, Harry Clyde Carver Collegiate Professor of Statistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*James R. Hines, Jr., Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor of Economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Vincent L. Hutchings, Hanes Walton, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Political Science and Afroamerican and African Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Gregory A. Keoleian, the Peter M. Wege Professor of Sustainable Systems, School for Environment and Sustainability, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2026.

*Shinobu Kitayama, Robert B. Zajonc Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Rebecca A. Lange, Alexander N. Halliday Collegiate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Richard L. Lewis, John R. Anderson Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Linguistics and Cognitive Science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Jiandie Lin, Bradley M. Patten Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*John J. LiPuma, James L. Wilson, M.D. Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Ramaswami Mahalingam, Barger Leadership Institute Professor, LSA, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2026.

Arvind-Pal S. Mandair, Tara Singh and Balwant Kaur Chattha and Gurbax Singh and Kirpal Kaur Brar Sikh Studies Professor, LSA, for a five-year renewable term, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

Paula A. Newman-Casey, Jerome Jacobson Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective June 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

Yannis M. Paulus, Helmut F. Stern Career Development Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective June 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*David S. Potter, Francis W. Kelsey Collegiate Professor of Greek and Roman History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

Lisa A. Prosser, Marilyn Fisher Blanch Research Professor of Pediatrics, Medical School, effective June 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

Nirupama S. Rao, Sanford R. Robertson Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Douglas O. Richstone, Lawrence H. Aller Collegiate Professor of Astronomy, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Mark W. Russell, Aaron Stern Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Robert M. Sellers, Charles D. Moody Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Srijan Sen, Frances and Keith Eisenberg Professor of Depression and Neurosciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

Grace L. Su, H. Marvin Pollard Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology III, Medical School, effective June 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Robert J. Taylor, Sheila Feld Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 21, 2026.

*Valerie J. Traub, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*R. Brent Wagner, Robertson Emeritus Professor of Musical Theatre, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Stanley J. Watson, Jr., Ralph Waldo Gerard Professor of Neurosciences in the Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

Administrative appointments

Michael N. Bastedo, associate dean for research and graduate studies, School of Education, effective July 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

Christi-Anne Castro, associate dean for faculty development, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024.

*Debra Chopp, associate dean for experiential education, Law School, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024.

Kristina B. Daugirdas, associate dean for academic programming, Law School, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024.

Marisa C. Eisenberg, interim director, Center for the Study of Complex Systems, LSA, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Kate R. Fitzpatrick, associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024.

Robert J. Franzese, Jr., Edie N. Goldenberg Endowed Director of the Michigan in Washington Program, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

Kendra L. Hearn, associate dean for undergraduate education and educator preparation, School of Education, effective July 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Lynda D. Lisabeth, senior associate dean for faculty affairs, School of Public Health, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024.

Michael McElroy, chair, Department of Musical Theatre, effective Aug. 30, 2021, through June 30, 2026.

*Brahim Medjahed, associate dean for academic programs and initiatives, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024.

*Bhramar Mukherjee, chair, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024.

Belinda Needham, chair, Department of Epidemiology, and the John G. Searle Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024.

*Mark H. Nornes, interim chair, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, LSA, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

*Bradford G. Orr, associate vice president for research-natural sciences and engineering, Office of Research, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Karen E. Peterson, chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024.

*Bradley R. Smith, associate dean for academic programs, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

Other transactions

Lydia Conklin, Helen Zell Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, LSA, effective Aug. 30, 2021, through May 31, 2024.

Elizabeth DePalma Digeser, Norman Freehling Visiting Professor, Institute for the Humanities, LSA, effective Aug. 30, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2021.

Amal Hassan Fadlalla, transfer of tenure to professor of Afroamerican and African studies, with tenure; professor of women’s and gender studies, with tenure; and professor of anthropology, with tenure, LSA, effective Aug. 30, 2021.

Anthony P. Mora, transfer of tenure to associate professor of American culture, without tenure; and associate professor of history, with tenure, LSA, effective Aug. 30, 2021.

Jacinda Townsend, Helen Zell Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, LSA, effective Aug. 30, 2021, through May 31, 2024.

Dearborn campus

*Stein Brunvand, associate dean, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Christopher J. F. Burke, interim chair, Department of Education, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

*Ann Yolanda Lampkin-Williams, dean, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2026.

*Lisa A. Martin, interim chair, Department of Health and Human Services, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

*Lee S. Redding, chair, Department of Accounting and Finance, College of Business, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024.

Maria Gabriella Scarlatta, interim provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Marie P. Waung, associate dean, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024.

Flint campus

Roy C. Barnes, associate dean for student affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Randall Duncan, Frances Willson Thompson Professor, UM-Flint, effective Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2026.

*Allon Goldbert, associate dean, College of Health Sciences, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2026.

Nicholas B. Kingsley, associate dean for research and graduate programs, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2026.

Jeanette Stein, associate dean for faculty affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2026.

Suzanne Knight, transfer of tenure and appointment to associate professor of Education, with tenure, School of Education and Human Services, effective Aug. 30, 2021.

Shari J. Schrader, vice chancellor for university advancement, Office of the Chancellor, effective July 12, 2021.

*Reappointments
**Interim approval granted
***Reappointment and interim approval granted

Retirements

Gordon L. Amidon, William I. Higuchi Distinguished University Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. Professor of Pharmacy, and professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the College of Pharmacy, April 30, 2021. Amidon received his B.S. in 1967 from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his M.A. in 1970 and Ph.D. in 1971 from the University of Michigan. He was an assistant dean for educational planning and policy at the University of Wisconsin before leaving for a subsidiary of Merck & Co. in 1981. He joined U-M as a professor in 1983. Amidon’s leadership and scientific accomplishments impacted pharmaceutical products and defined approaches to oral drug absorption, drug solubility, intestinal permeability and generic drug equivalency. He received the American Pharmaceutical Association’s Ebert Prize, the Controlled Release Society’s Founders Award, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Volwiler Research Achievement Award, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists’ Meritorious Manuscript Award, the Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award, the Swedish Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Scheele Award, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science’s Takeru Higuchi Award, the Federation Internationale Phamaceutique’s Distinguished Science Award and the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Lifetime Achievement Award. He founded his own company and was founder/editor-in-chief of Molecular Pharmaceutics.

Lawrence M. Ashman, clinical assistant professor of dentistry in the School of Dentistry, June 30, 2021. Ashman received his B.S. in 1970 from the University of Michigan and his D.D.S. in 1973 from the University of Detroit. He joined U-M as a clinical assistant professor in 2007, at which time he initiated and became the director of the Orofacial Pain Clinic. In 2017, he set on the path to initiate a two-year CODA-accredited advanced dental education program in orofacial pain. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and has been on its Education Committee since 2008. He is board-certified in orofacial pain and a diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain, and is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the International Association of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, the American Headache Society and the American Dental Education Association. Notable during his career was his teaching effort to expose students and residents to the significance of orofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders and sleep dentistry education with respect to their patient care by sparking an awareness of the importance of dentistry’s contributions to this component of oral and systemic health promotion.

Robert A. Bagramian, professor of dentistry at the School of Dentistry, June 30, 2021. Bagramian received his D.D.S. in 1960 from Temple University, his M.P.H. in 1967 from the University of North Carolina and his Dr.P.H. in 1969 from the University of Michigan. He joined U-M as assistant professor in 1969. He was promoted to associate professor in 1972 and to professor in 1975. He also served as an acting chair of the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine from 2005-06. From 2012-14, Bagramian was the interim director of the Michigan Center for Oral Health Research. Bagramian is a diplomat of the American Board of Dental Public Health and a fellow of the International College of Dentists. He served as chair of Community Dentistry from 1970-90 and established the Community Outreach Program in the School of Dentistry. He served as nonresident dean for the College of Health Sciences at the American University of Armenia from 2007-15. He chaired the Provost’s Committee on Review and Recommendations: Future of the Dentistry School from 1986-87 and was a member of the university’s Human Subjects Committee. He is a consultant to the World Health Organization and the Federation Dentaire Internationale. His publications include more than 100 manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters.

Ariel Barkan, professor of internal medicine and professor of neurosurgery in the Medical School, June 30, 2021. Barkan received his M.D. in 1972 from Minsk State School of Medicine in Belarus. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Beilinson Medical Center in Israel and came to the University of Michigan in 1980 as a fellow in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes. He became an assistant professor in 1983, was promoted to associate professor in 1988 and to professor in 1994. He received an additional appointment as professor of neurosurgery in 1997. Barkan’s clinical and research efforts centered around physiology and pathophysiology of the hypothalamic-pituitary system. He established, with William Chandler, the Pituitary Neuroendocrine Center in 1994. He served as a co-director of the center from 1994-2020. From 2000-13, Barkan directed the Fellowship Program in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes. Barkan published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters and several chapters in monographs, and guest-edited two volumes of “Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America.” He was president of the Pituitary Society and is a member of the Endocrine Society, the Pituitary Society and the American Society of Clinical Investigation. 

John E. Billi, professor of internal medicine and professor of learning health sciences in the Medical School, professor of health management and policy in the School of Public Health, and professor of integrative systems and design in the College of Engineering, June 30, 2021. Billi received his B.S. in 1973 from Georgetown University and his M.D. in 1977 from State University of New York, Buffalo. He completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine at the University of Michigan in 1980. He joined U-M as an instructor in 1981. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1985, to associate professor in 1994 and to professor in 2003. Leadership positions included assistant dean for clinical affairs from 1987-90, associate dean for clinical affairs from 1990-2014, associate vice president for medical affairs from 2000-18 and medical director of the Collaborative Quality Initiatives from 2017-20. Billi practiced as a primary care physician, served on numerous committees and helped found and co-chair the board of the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation. He led the Michigan Quality System, the University of Michigan Health System’s business strategy to help transform clinical operations through the deployment of scientific problem solving and coaching at all levels. 

Claus Borgnakke, associate professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, June 30, 2021. Borgnakke received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Technical University of Denmark in 1973 and 1977, respectively. He worked as a research associate in the University of Michigan’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from 1977-79. He joined U-M as a lecturer in 1978, was promoted to assistant professor in 1979 and to associate professor in 1985. Borgnakke’s expertise focused on thermodynamics, combustion and thermal systems, and he had broad experience in thermal sciences and numerical methods. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Ralph E. Teetor Award in 1981, the Exxon Foundation’s Research Incentive Award in 1984, the Pi Tau Sigma’s Professor of the Term Award in 1996 and 2001, the Tau Beta Pi’s Professor of the Year Award in 1998 and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ James Harry Potter Gold Medal in 2009. Borgnakke co-authored a number of books, and published close to 50 refereed articles and conference or symposium proceedings.

David J. Brophy, professor of finance in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, May 31, 2021. Brophy received his B.A. degree in 1956 and his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1957 from St. Francis Xavier University. He received his M.B.A. in 1959 from the University of Detroit, and his Ph.D. in 1965 from The Ohio State University. He joined U-M as an assistant professor in 1966, and was promoted to associate professor in 1970 and to professor in 2013. Brophy was a pre-eminent authority on entrepreneurial finance, venture capital and private equity investment, and an early proponent of “action-based learning” in his teaching. His research called for removal of state-level statutory impediments to the flow of capital in the United States. Brophy created the U-M Growth Capital Symposium in 1980. In 1981, he started the first venture capital and private equity class in an M.B.A. program, and in 2004 started the Global Private Equity class, the U-M Private Equity Finance Conference, and the U-M Women Who Fund Conference, along with Financing Technology Commercialization: A Venture Capital Practicum. Brophy received a Lifetime Achievement Award and the Above and Beyond Award from the Michigan Venture Capital Association, and a Leaders and Best Award from the Ross School.  

Gary Decker, assistant professor of theatre and drama in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, April 30, 2021. Decker received his B.A. in 1972 from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his M.A. in 1980 from Eastern Michigan University. Decker joined U-M as a technical director and lecturer in 1984 and was promoted to assistant professor in 1988.He taught classes in theatre production, the history of décor and the history of theatre architecture and theatre design. He was a visiting faculty member at the University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins in London, England, and a faculty member and designer for the Classic Theatre Institute in Athens, Greece. Decker designed scenery and lighting for more than 200 professional and university theatre and opera productions. He earned the Detroit Free Press’ Theatre Design Excellence Award in 2002, was named Theatre Designer of the Year by The Detroit News in 1986 and 1991, and received two International Illumination Design Awards in 1994 from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. He designed scenery and exhibition displays for many Fortune 500 corporations. Decker also designed interiors and lighting for a number of commercial projects.

Anthony W. England, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the UM-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science, and professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering in Ann Arbor, June 30, 2021. England received his B.S. in 1965, his M.S. in 1965 and his Ph.D. in 1970 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined U-M as a professor in 1988. He was associate chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from 2003-04, associate dean of the Rackham Graduate School from 1995-98, and interim dean from 2012-14 and dean from 2014-20 of the UM-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science. Prior to joining U-M, he was a scientist and former astronaut with NASA where he served as mission scientist for Apollo 13 and 16, mission specialist crewman on the Spacelab 2 flight in 1985, and space station program scientist in 1986-87. England was recognized with a share of the President’s Medal of Freedom for his contributions to the safe recovery of Apollo 13 in 1970. England also received the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award, the NCID Exemplary Diversity Engagement and Scholarship Award, the Susan B. Anthony Campus Award and the Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award.

Michael D. Gordon, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of business administration in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, May 31, 2021. Gordon received his B.A. in 1974, his M.S. in 1981 and his Ph.D. in 1984 from the University of Michigan. He joined U-M as an assistant professor in 1984, was promoted to associate professor in 1991 and to professor in 1998. He served as the associate dean of information technology from 2002-05. In addition, he chaired the Computer Information Systems and Business Information Technology areas for many years. Gordon’s research and teaching focused most recently on how business can address societal problems to create sustainable, impactful benefits in the areas of poverty, health care, education and the environment. He is the author of three books on social entrepreneurship, and has another in process on using money as a tool for societal good. He mentored social entrepreneurs around the world and, more generally, supported the rising generation of changemakers. He originally did research in the area of information technology, winning awards for technological innovations, with his work as an “information champion” and “new hero” housed in the Smithsonian Institution.

Marcelline R. Harris, associate professor of nursing in the School of Nursing, June 30, 2021. Harris received her B.S. from the College of St. Catherine in 1972, her M.S. from South Dakota State University in 1986 and her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in 1997. She was an NIH/NLM postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic from 1998-2001. Harris joined U-M as an associate professor in 2011. She made considerable contributions to the teaching, research and service missions of the School of Nursing. The central focus of her research was informatics methodologies, including the terminology systems and standards that facilitate data integration and interoperability. In addition, she has deep practical experience related to clinical systems, and the integration, modeling and reuse of data in clinical information systems and for research “at scale.” Harris served in both scientific and operational positions that addressed the development and governance of systems that support the capture, storage, indexing, retrieval and reuse of clinical data. She served the scientific community in leadership roles at the international, national and local level. Harris was inducted as a fellow in the American Medical Informatics Association in 2019.

Anita H. Kirsch, clinical assistant professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, June 30, 2021. Kirsch received her B.A. in 1984 and M.D. in 1988 from Wayne State University. She completed her postgraduate training in internal medicine at the University of Michigan, completed an additional year as chief resident at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and completed a fellowship in rheumatology at U-M before joining the university as a clinical instructor in 1995. She was promoted to clinical assistant professor in 2001. As outpatient clinician at the Brighton Health Center, Kirsch managed a complex panel of general internal medicine and rheumatology. She also served on the Ambulatory Care/Pharmacy Task Force in 2001. Kirsch was always actively involved in teaching at both the medical school and residency level, and taught medical students at the Student-Run Free Clinic, as well as the Introduction to the Patient M1 Exam and Comprehensive Clinical Assessment, where she taught history and physical exam skills. She received a Community-Based Teaching Award from the American College of Physicians. Kirsch was involved in research focused on the therapeutic options for patients with autoimmune disease. Her research led to three peer-reviewed publications and six abstracts.

Sridhar Kota, Herrick Professor of Engineering, professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, and executive director of MForesight, June 30, 2021. Kota received his B.S.M.E. in 1980 from Osmania University, India, his M.S. in 1982 from the University of Mississippi, and his M.S.M.E. in 1986 and Ph.D. in 1988 from the University of Minnesota. He joined U-M as an assistant professor in 1987. He was promoted to associate professor in 1993 and to professor in 2000. Kota’s expertise lies in bio-inspired engineering design, technology policy, advanced manufacturing and other areas. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Ralph E. Teetor Educational Award, the National Applied Mechanisms and Robotics Conference’s George Wood Award for “Contributions to the Growth of the Science of Applied Mechanisms and Robotics,” the ASME’s Leonardo Da Vinci Award for “Significant Original Contributions to the Field of Mechanical Design Through Invention of a Device with Practical Applications,” and the ASME Swanson Foundation’s White House Fellowship. Kota co-authored an undergraduate textbook titled “Mechanisms Design” (2002) and published more than 200 technical papers.

Kenneth B. May, associate professor of dentistry in the School of Dentistry, June 30, 2021. May received his B.S. in 1978 from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and his D.D.S. in 1988 and M.S. in 1990 from the University of Michigan. May joined U-M as a lecturer in 1988. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1991 and to associate professor in 1999. May served as outreach and recruitment director for the Office of the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the School of Dentistry. He also was co-chair and member of the Multicultural Affairs Committee, facilitated university-wide Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities, served as a member of the Diversity Council, and endeavored to recruit dental students through the pre-health careers programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He received numerous honors, including certificates of appreciation for serving Native Americans at the Wind River Service Unit in Arapahoe, Wyoming, recognition for outstanding clinical instruction from the National Dental Association, the Hispanic Community in Oakland County, as well as a Blanket Award from the Society of American Indian Dentists. May served as a course director at the pre-doctoral and graduate levels in didactic and clinical instruction. He participated in the Academy of Prosthodontics, the National Dental Association, the Hispanic Dental Association, the Society of American Indian Dentists, the American Dental Education Association, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the American Association of Dental Research and the International Association of Dental Research.

Janet Maylie, clinical associate professor of performing arts in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, May 31, 2021. Maylie received her B.F.A. in 1975 from the University of Ohio. She joined U-M as a lecturer in 1990 and was promoted to clinical assistant professor in 1998 and to clinical associate professor in 2011. Maylie performed Off-Broadway in the original production of A.R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room” at Playwrights Horizons and The Astor Place Theatre, in “Fourtune” at the Actors’ Playhouse, and in “Approaching Zero” at LaMaMa ETC. Off-Off Broadway, she appeared as Viola in “Twelfth Night” at the Alvina Krause Theatre, as Susan B. Anthony in “Chamber Music” at the Walden Theatre, and as Doreen in “The Private Ear.” Maylie’s film and television appearances include “Hill Street Blues,” “The Love Boat,” “As the World Turns,” “Walk Off,” more than 90 national and regional commercials and numerous voiceovers. She received four Theatre Excellence Awards from the Detroit Free Press and is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. Maylie also has extensive regional theatre experience and is a resident artist of The Purple Rose Theatre Company.

Shannon D. O’Dell, curator in the School of Dentistry, June 15, 2021. O’Dell received her B.S. in anthropology at Oregon State University in 1980. She accepted a professional museum curatorship shared with the DeWitt Historical Society of Tompkins County and the Hinckley Foundation Decorative Arts Museum in Ithaca, New York. She received her M.A. in anthropology in 1990 from the University of Idaho. O’Dell joined the staff of the University of Michigan Libraries in 1995 as an information resources associate, and the faculty of the School of Dentistry in 2003 as an assistant curator for the Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry. She was promoted to curator in 2004. O’Dell integrated museum standards to revitalize or create professionally designed exhibits. Her research on early women dentists culminated in the 2012 exhibition, “Women Dentists: Changing the Face of Dentistry.” O’Dell published “Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry, 1992-2017” as a chapter for the book, “Object Lessons & the Formation of Knowledge: The University of Michigan Museums, Libraries & Collections 1817-2017.” She has been an active member of several professional organizations. In 2017, O’Dell completed a two-year term as president of the Medical Museums Association and received the American Academy of the History of Dentistry’s Hayden-Harris Award.

Noel C. Perkins, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Donald T. Greenwood Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, June 30, 2021. Perkins received his B.S. in 1982, his M.S. in 1984 and his Ph.D. in 1986 from the University of California, Berkeley. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, before joining U-M as an assistant professor in 1987. He was promoted to associate professor in 1993 and to professor in 1999. Perkins’ expertise lies in the vibration, nonlinear and computational dynamics, biomechanics, and sensor and instrumentation design. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a member of the Biophysical Society, the International Sports Engineering Association and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. He received several awards, including the ASME N.O. Myklestad Award in 2011; the ASME Leonardo DaVinci Award in 2015; the GM Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Award in 2001 and 2007; and the Academic Challenge Award from the Technical University of Munich and ISPO in 2005. Perkins co-edited many books and published more than 112 articles and 91 refereed conference or symposium proceedings.

Douglas J. Quint, professor of radiology in the Medical School, July 19, 2021. Quint received his B.A. in 1978 from Wesleyan University and his M.D. in 1982 from Cornell University. He completed his radiology residency at the U-M Medical Center and his neuroradiology fellowship at the Henry Ford Hospital. He joined U-M as an assistant professor in 1988, was promoted to associate professor in 1994 and to professor in 2000. Quint published more than 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts and several books, and presented at more than 500 conferences on a wide range of topics. One of his key articles appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association titled “Indications for Emergent MRI of the Central Nervous System” in 2000. Quint was awarded the U-M Medical Center Outstanding Clinician Award in 2014 and was inducted into the Michigan Medicine League of Educational Excellence in 2013 and the Michigan Medicine League of Clinical Excellence in 2015. He was elected a fellow of the American College of Radiology in 2009. At U-M, Quint was a longstanding member of the Clinical Care Review Committee (Medical Legal Review Committee), the Child Abuse Committee, the Medical School Admission Committee and the Department of Radiology’s Residency Selection Committee. 

Richard H. Simon, professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, June 30, 2021. Simon received his B.S. in 1969 from the University of Michigan and his M.D. in 1972 from Duke University. Simon had a research fellowship at Duke University and was a resident at the University of California, San Francisco, before serving for two years in the U.S. Public Health Service as a research associate in the National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolic, and Digestive Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. He went on to serve as chief resident and completed a pulmonary/critical care medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado. Simon joined U-M as an assistant professor in 1981, was promoted to associate professor in 1989 and to professor in 1996. He was the medical director of the adult program of the U-M Cystic Fibrosis Center from 1994-2021. He served on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Research Executive Committee, the CFF Clinical Research Advisory Board and the CFF Medical Advisory Council. Within his department, Simon was the associate chair for clinical programs from 1995-98 and the vice chair for faculty affairs from 2007-21. He received the American Thoracic Society’s Outstanding Clinician Award and the Medical School’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Care.

Susan Pratt Walton, lecturer IV in the Residential College in LSA and lecturer IV in music in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, May 31, 2020. Walton received her B.A. in music in 1969, her M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies in 1974 and her Ph.D. in musicology in 1996 from the University of Michigan. She was hired as a lecturer in the Residential College in 1996 and acquired a fractional appointment in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance in 2003. In 2005, Walton was promoted to lecturer IV in both units. She developed many courses on the arts and cultures of South and Southeast Asia. She was director of the U-M Gamelan from 2003 through her retirement. Walton is an ethnomusicologist with research interests in Javanese gamelan music, gender studies, life history studies and performance studies. She is one of the foremost experts in Javanese solo female singing (sindhenan) and has performed with numerous gamelan groups around the world. Her publications include an award-winning monograph on sindhenan, “Mode in Javanese Music”; several articles on the cultural significance of this vocal tradition; and translations from the Javanese of two major treatises on Javanese gamelan music: “Sulukan Slendro” and “Wedha Pradangga.”

Gary S. Was, Walter J. Weber, Jr. Professor of Sustainable Energy, Environmental and Earth Systems Engineering, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, and professor of materials science and engineering, in the College of Engineering, June 30, 2021. Was received his B.S. in 1975 from the University of Michigan, and his S.M. in 1977 and his Sc.D. in 1980 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined U-M as an assistant professor in 1980, was promoted to associate professor in 1985 and to professor in 1990. Was served as associate dean for research of the College of Engineering from 2000-05, and as chair from 1994-99 and interim chair in 2018 of the Department of Nuclear Engineering Radiological Sciences. He was the founding director of the Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory, the High Temperature Corrosion Laboratory, and the Irradiated Materials Testing Laboratory, as well as the director of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute. Was received a Presidential Young Investigator Award by the National Science Foundation and was selected as a fellow in multiple societies, including TMS, the Materials Research Society, the American Nuclear Society, NACE International and ASM International. He won the Glenn Murphy Award from the ASEE and the Mishima Award from the ANS.

Alan Stuart Wineman, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, professor of mechanical engineering, and professor of macromolecular science and engineering in the College of Engineering, May 31, 2021. Wineman received his B.S.E. from the University of Michigan in 1959 and his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1964. He was a teaching assistant and research assistant at Brown University before joining U-M as an assistant professor in 1964. He was promoted to associate professor in 1969 and to professor in 1975. Wineman was a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Academy of Mechanics and the Society of Engineering Science. He received Tau Beta Pi’s Outstanding Teacher Award; College of Engineering’s Teaching Excellence Award; State of Michigan’s Teaching Excellence Award; the 8th Annual Advanced Composites Conference’s Best Industrial Paper Award with J.A. Hulway, General Motors, and A.S. Wineman; MEAM’s Excellence in Education Award; College of Engineering’s Teaching Excellence Award; The John Hopkins University’s James F. Bell Memorial Lecture in Continuum Mechanics; American Society of Engineering Education’s A. Higdon Award; U-M’s Distinguished Achievement Award; Society of Engineering Science’s Prager Medal; and the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society’s George Stafford Whitby Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research.

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