Faculty bylaws for UM-Flint approved

Regents approved a set of recently developed faculty bylaws for UM-Flint. Chancellor Deba Dutta formed a task force to review the UM-Flint shared governance model with a focus on the development of Flint faculty bylaws. The task force was composed of equal members from the UM-Flint faculty (including representation from the current Faculty Council) and UM-Flint administration. Support and consultation for the task force was provided by the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel. The bylaws can be viewed at myumi.ch/jxQbP.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments with tenure

Scott D. Baalrud, associate professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2021.

Daniel Spratt, professor of radiation oncology, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2020.

Pei Zhang, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2021.

Named professorships

Bhargav Bhatt, Frederick W. and Lois B. Gehring Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Oct. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2025.

*Carlos González-Cabezas, Richard Christiansen Collegiate Professor of Oral and Craniofacial Global Initiatives, School of Dentistry, effective Dec. 1, 2020, through Nov. 30, 2025.

*Gary D. Hammer, Millie Schembechler Professor of Adrenal Cancer, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2025.

Derek J. Harmon, Sanford R. Robertson Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2021.

Richard A. Hirth, S.J. Axelrod Collegiate Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, effective Oct. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2025.

*Martin E. Katz, Earl V. Moore Collegiate Professor of Music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Sept. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2025.

Jeremy Kress, NBD Bancorp Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2021.

*Eric Michielssen, Louise Ganiard Johnson Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Oct. 1, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2025.

Bethany B. Moore, Nancy Walls Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical School, effective Nov. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2025.

Dana A. Telem, Lazar J. Greenfield, M.D. Professor of Surgery, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2025.

*Michael P. Wellman, Lynn A. Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Nov. 1, 2020, through Oct. 31, 2025.

Administrative appointments

*D. Scott DeRue, Edward J. Frey Dean of Business, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2026.

*Thomas A. Finholt, dean, School of Information, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2026.

*Alec D. Gallimore, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2026.

*Patricia Hurn, dean, School of Nursing, effective Aug. 1, 2021, through July 31, 2026.

*Lori Ploutz-Snyder, dean, School of Kinesiology, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2026.

*Thomas J. Templin, associate dean for undergraduate and faculty affairs, School of Kinesiology, effective Sept. 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022.

*Lynn Videka, dean, School of Social Work, effective July 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2021.

Yung-Jin Carolyn Yoon, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Oct. 1, 2020, through June 30, 2023.

Other transactions

Bethany B. Moore,transfer of tenure to professor of internal medicine, without tenure, and professor of microbiology and immunology, with tenure, Medical School, effective Nov. 1, 2020.

Flint campus

Christopher A. Pearson, dean of the College of Innovation & Technology, effective Nov. 1, 2020, through Oct. 31, 2023.

Matthew Fhanner, change in title to associate professor of analytical chemistry, with tenure, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, effective Oct. 1, 2020

*Reappointments

Retirements

Carol Rossier Bradford, professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery in the Medical School, Sept. 30, 2020. Bradford received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1982, her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1986 and a Master of Science degree in 1988 from the University of Michigan. She completed a general surgery internship at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital and a research fellowship and an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at U-M. She joined U-M as an assistant professor in 1992. She was promoted to associate professor in 1998 and to professor in 2004. Bradford became department chair in 2009, a position she held until she was appointed executive vice dean for academic affairs in the Medical School and chief academic officer for Michigan Medicine in 2016. Bradford is an internationally recognized head and neck cancer researcher, surgeon and leader in academic medicine with research focused on identifying and evaluating biomarkers that can predict outcomes. She also chaired the Wellness and Civility Task Force, whose recommendations led to the creation of the Michigan Medicine Wellness Office. Bradford helped recruit the next generation of medical school leadership, and she chaired the Liaison Committee on Medical Education Re-Accreditation Task Force.

Nancy A. Mason,clinical professor of pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy, Oct. 13, 2020. Mason received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1976 and her Pharm.D. degree in 1981 from the University of Michigan. She served as the assistant director of pharmacy for Chelsea Community Hospital before joining the U-M Health System as a clinical pharmacist in 1988. She joined U-M faculty as an adjunct clinical instructor in 1981. She was promoted to clinical assistant professor in 1982, to clinical associate professor in 1996 and to clinical professor in 2011. Mason also served as the director of Nephrology Pharmacy Associates Inc. from 1997-2007 and became a partner in Renal Pharmacy Consultants LLC in 2008. In addition to her faculty appointment, Mason was the director of the Experiential Training Program and Community Engagement Program from 2004-11 and served as associate dean for student services at the College of Pharmacy from 2011-20. Mason was a highly regarded expert in the field of nephrology pharmacy, having been named a National Kidney Foundation Fellow in 2013. Her research focused on the medication-related problems faced by patients receiving dialysis. She received several honors for her achievements in teaching and professional practice. 

John Michael Sullivan,associate research scientist, U-M Transportation Research Institute in the College of Engineering, Sept. 30, 2020. Sullivan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from City University of New York, Brooklyn College in 1977 and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1986. He began his career as a technical lead and project manager for Computer Methods Corp. and as a project manager at Advanced Diagnostic Solutions, GenRad Inc./Ford Motor Co. Sullivan joined U-M as an assistant research scientist in 1998 and was promoted to associate research scientist in 2013. He was appointed head of the UMTRI Human Factors Group in 2016. Sullivan’s work examined the influence of visibility, particularly at night, on driving performance and subjective experience. His research projects included studies on drivers’ experience of glare, steering performance, headlamp beam use and target detection. He led efforts on projects sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and automotive manufacturers. Sullivan received the UMTRI Research Excellence Award in 2002 and 2016, and served on several UMTRI committees, including the Executive Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee and the Information Technology Committee. He was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society.

Catherine L. Webb,  clinical professor of pediatrics in the Medical School, Nov. 15, 2020. Webb received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970 from Smith College, her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1980 from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, and her Master of Science degree in 1986 from the University of Michigan. She completed her pediatric residency and her pediatric cardiology fellowship at U-M. In 1986, Webb was appointed a clinical lecturer in U-M’s Division of Pediatric Cardiology. In 1989, she accepted a faculty position as a clinical assistant professor at Northwestern University Medical School, where she later became an associate professor and then professor in the clinical track. In 2010, she returned to U-M as a clinical professor of pediatrics. Webb spearheaded and coordinated outreach efforts with hospitals and health centers in northern Michigan, and successfully piloted a telemedicine program within the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. She served on several national and international committees, including the Pediatric Program Committee of the World Heart Federation World Congress of Cardiology, the Multi-Center Panel of Experts for the Risk Adjustment for Congenital Heart Surgery project and the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association Metropolitan Chicago. Webb has received multiple honors and awards.

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