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Regents Roundup — September 2015

September 17, 2015

Regents Roundup — September 2015

Topic: Regents

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

Taubman Wing project receives final approval

The Board of Regents authorized issuing bids and awarding construction contracts for the $28.5 million A. Alfred Taubman Wing addition to the Art and Architecture Building. The project will provide an additional 37,000 gross square feet of space for new studios, faculty offices, student support spaces, a classroom, and a multipurpose space for the presentation of academic projects and events. The project will also renovate 11,000 gross square feet in the Art and Architecture Building to expand studio space on the third floor, locate faculty offices adjacent to the studio space, and update finishes in select areas. The project is being funded by gifts, investment proceeds, and A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning resources. The project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017.

Upgrades planned for Medical Center Drive Parking Structure

A $1.9 million project will upgrade the lighting fixtures and controls in the Medical Center Drive Parking Structure with LED lighting and integrated controls to reduce light levels during idle periods and times with high levels of ambient light, as well as provide an emergency power feed in case of power failure. Parking resources is funding the project that is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016.

Regents approve Department of Clinical, Social and Administrative Services name change

The College of Pharmacy's Department of Clinical, Social and Administrative Services will change its name to the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, effective Oct. 1. In the recommendation to the regents, Dean James Dalton explained that the name change more succinctly reflects the breadth of work in the department. "This action will favorably position the department to attract the best new faculty and students from around the world," said Dalton. The department's mission is to improve the health and wellness of individuals and society by enhancing drug therapy outcomes through production of outstanding professionals from its educational programs, conducting scholarly research and providing exemplary professional and innovative clinical services.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Cynthia J. Finelli, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, effective Sept 1.

Odest Chadwicke Jenkins, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, CoE, effective Sept. 1.

Xianzhe Jia, associate professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, CoE, effective Sept. 1.

Igor Jovanovic, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, CoE, effective Jan. 1.

Anne E. Sales, transfer of appointment and tenure to professor of learning health sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1.

H. Luke Shaefer, associate professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1.

Alexandra M. Stern, transfer of tenure to professor of American culture, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015.

Thomas Templin, professor of health and fitness, School of Kinesiology, effective Sept. 1.

Named professorships

* Daniel A. Ackerberg, Reuben Kempf Professor of Economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Dr. William F. Armstrong III, Franklin Davis Johnston Collegiate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Dr. David S. Bach, Park W. Willis III Collegiate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Debra L. Barton, Mary Lou Willard French Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, effective Jan. 1, 2017-May 31, 2019.

* Erhan Bayraktar, Susan Meredith Smith Professor of Actuarial Sciences, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Ruth Behar, Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Anthony M. Bloch, Alexander Ziwet Collegiate Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Tilman Borgers, Samuel Zell Professor of the Economics of Risk, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* John Bound, George E. Johnson Collegiate Professor of Economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Barbara L. Brush, Carol J. and F. Edward Lake Clinical Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Dr. Stanley J. Chetcuti, Eric J. Topol Collegiate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Charles R. Doering, Nicholas D. Kazarinoff Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Mathematics and Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Dana Dolinoy, associate professor of nutritional sciences, SPH, effective Sept. 1.

* Samuel D. Epstein, Marilyn J. Shatz Collegiate Professor of Linguistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Dr. Eric R. Fearon, Emanuel N. Maisel Professor of Oncology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Betsy Foxman, Hunein F. and Hilda Maassab Endowed Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Enrique García Santo-Tomaas, Frank P. Casa Collegiate Professor of Spanish, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Dr. Thomas J. Giordano, Henry Clay Bryant Professor of Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Anna Grzymala-Busse, Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of European and Eurasian Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2020.

* Dr. Gary D. Hammer, Millie Schembechler Professor of Adrenal Cancer, Medical School, effective Sept.1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Nan E. Hatch, Lysle E. Johnston, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1, 2015.

* Jan Ching-Chun Hu, Samuel D. Harris Collegiate Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Oct. 1, 2015-Sept. 30, 2020.

* L. Rowell Huesman, Amos N. Tversky Collegiate Professor of Communication Studies and Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Mark D. Hunter, Henry A. Gleason Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Dr. Ken Inoki, Roger C. Wiggins Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Lori L. Isom, Maurice H. Seevers Collegiate Professor of Pharmacology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Dr. Eva A. Kerr, Louis Newburgh Research Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015- Aug. 31, 2020.

L. Lacey Knowles, Robert B. Payne Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Paul H. Krebsbach, Dr. Roy H. Roberts Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Oct. 1, 2015-Sept. 30, 2020.

Jeffrey C. Lagarias, Harold Mead Stark Collegiate Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Dr. Kenneth M. Langa, Cyrus Sturgis Research Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2020.

Cheng-Yu Lee, Robert H. Bartlett Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Marjorie Levinson, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor, LSA, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2020.

* Victor C. Li, E. Benjamin Wylie Collegiate Professor of Civil Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Louisa Lim, Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-April 30, 2016.

* Vonnie C. McLoyd, Ewart A.C. Thomas Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Dr. Arnold S. Monto, Thomas Francis, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Public Health, SPH, effective Oct. 1, 2015-Sept. 30, 2020.

* Deborah Dash Moore, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Michael D. Morris, Richard D. Sacks Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Dr. Sara K. Pasquali, Janette Ferrantino Professor of Pediatrics, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* William R. Paulson, Edward Lorraine Walter Collegiate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Huei Peng, Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2015- Aug. 31, 2020.

* Vincent L. Pecoraro, John T. Groves Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Eran Pichersky, Michael M. Martin Collegiate Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Johanna H. Prins, Irene H. Butter Collegiate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Uday Rajan, Jack D. Sparks-Whirlpool Corporation Research Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2017.

* Arlene W. Saxonhouse, Caroline Robbins Collegiate Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Michael C. Schoenfeldt, John R. Knott, Jr. Collegiate Professor of English Literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Ruth S. Scodel, D. R. Shackleton Bailey Collegiate Professor of Greek and Latin, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Charles R. Shipan, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor of Social Science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Mrinalini Sinha, Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Duncan G. Steel, Robert J. Hiller Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Ctirad Uher, C. Wilbur Peters Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* James K. Wight, Frank E. Richart, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Sijue Wu, Robert W. and Lynn H. Browne Professor of Science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Bing Ye, Burton L. Baker Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Youxue Zhang, James R. O'Neil Collegiate Professor of Geological Sciences, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Administrative appointments

Todd M. Baily, assistant vice president for development and campaign director, Office of University Development, effective Oct. 1.

Thomas A. Baird, assistant dean for advancement, LSA, effective July 27, 2015.

Tammy C. Bimer, change in title to associate vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs and executive director, Office of Budget and Planning, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Sept. 23.

* Amy K. Dittmar, senior associate dean for graduate programs and diversity, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.

* Joseph N. Eisenberg, chair, Department of Epidemiology, and John G. Searle Professor of Public Health, SPH, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2018.

Daniel J. Goldman, interim chair, Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, effective Sept. 1.

Lori Haskins, change in title to associate vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Sept. 1.

* Daniel J. Inman, chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2018.

Lori L. Isom, chair, Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1.

Dr. George A. Mashour, associate dean for clinical and translational research, and director, Michigan Institute for Clinical Health Research, Medical School, effective Oct. 1.

* Esrold A. Nurse, assistant dean for undergraduate education, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Paul J. Resnick, associate dean for research and faculty affairs, School of Information, effective Aug. 1, 2015-July 31, 2020.

Lindsey Stetson, assistant dean for financial aid, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Elizabeth Yakel, senior associate dean for academic affairs, School of Information, effective Aug. 1, 2015-June 30, 2020.

Dearborn campus

Ghassan T. Kridli, associate dean for undergraduate education, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Ben Q. Li, chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2018.

Yi Lu Murphey, associate dean for graduate education and research, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Paul C. Richardson, chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Mitchel A. Sollenberger, associate provost for undergraduate programs and integrative learning, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective Sept. 1, 2015-June 30, 2017.

Flint campus

Donna Kay Fry, interim dean, School of Health Professions and Studies, effective Sept. 1, 2015-June 30, 2016.

Susan K. Gano-Phillips, interim dean, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 20, 2015-June 30, 2016.

Douglas G. Knerr, professor of history, College of Arts and Sciences, effective Sept. 1, 2015.

Kristin R. Lindsey, vice chancellor for university advancement, Office of the Chancellor, effective Oct. 12, 2015-Oct. 11, 2020.

Christopher A. Pearson, interim associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences, effective Aug. 10, 2015-June 30, 2016.

* Reappointments

Retirements

Dennis R. Capozza, professor of finance in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Oct. 31. He joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1989. Capozza is a leader in the fields of real estate and financial economics. His publications include more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. Capozza served on the editorial boards of eight leading scholarly journals and as the editor of the Journal of Financial Abstracts: Real Estate and Real Estate Economics. Capozza served on the board of directors of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. His honors include the American Real Estate Society's David Ricardo Medal.

David R. Engelke, interim chair of the Department of Biological Chemistry and professor of biological chemistry in the Medical School, effective Sept. 29. Engelke joined the faculty in 1983. He has received international acclaim for his pioneering research on the biosynthesis of small RNAs among other contributions. Engelke held several key administrative positions including founding director of the Program in Biomedical Sciences, associate dean for academic programs and initiatives in the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, and interim chair of the Department of Biological Chemistry. His honors include the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award and the Rackham Graduate School Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award.

Mona L. Goldman, research assistant professor of psychiatry in the Medical School, effective June 30, 2013. She joined the university in 1993. Her research applied the principles and methods of epidemiology to develop and evaluate innovative pharmacologic, psychosocial and programmatic treatments for schizophrenia and related disorders. Her collaborative research projects explored a further range of topics. Goldman also worked on the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative programs to improve services for homeless individuals with mental illness. She taught courses on evidence-based medicine, study design, and statistical methods and shared her time and research expertise.

Dr. Roger J. Grekin, professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, effective Aug. 31. He joined the faculty in 1974. Grekin is a leader in the field of endocrinology with special expertise in endocrine hypertension. He wrote 72 peer-reviewed journal articles, served on the editorial boards of two prestigious journals, and was a frequent invited speaker at national symposia. He held numerous key leadership positions including associate chief of staff for Research and Development Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, (1989-present). Grekin received the Medical School's Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education in 2008 and the League of Educational Excellence Award in 2013.

Victor L. Katch, professor of movement science in the School of Kinesiology, effective June 30. He joined the faculty in 1972, and held additional appointments as the first head coach of the women's basketball team (1973-74) and in the Medical School (1980-2013). Katch studied metabolism, nutrition, weight control and physical performance. His pioneering research has been published extensively in top peer-reviewed scientific journals. He co-authored the award-winning textbook "Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance" that has sold more than 350,000 copies. He played an instrumental role in the establishment of several U-M labs and clinics and shared expertise with the public.

Nancy Konigsberg Kerner, lecturer IV in chemistry in LSA, effective June 30. She joined the university in 1975. She also held an additional appointment in the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching from 1980-84. Konigsberg Kerner is recognized as a leader in the fields of guided inquiry learning, team-based learning, and technology and online learning resources. She authored or co-authored five books, produced outstanding scholarly publications, and was a frequent invited lecturer. Her awards include the university's Innovative Achievement in Education Award and the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award. She received the Smithsonian Institute's Computerworld Smithsonian Laureate Award for innovative use of technology in 1999.

Michael P. MacDonald, professor of history in LSA, effective July 1, 2015. He joined the faculty in 1988. MacDonald's research focused on the social and cultural history of early modern Britain, the history of the mind, and popular religious and magical beliefs. He authored, co-authored or edited a number of notable works including "Mystical Bedlam: Madness, Anxiety and Healing in 17th-Century England." He earned fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. MacDonald received the North American Conference on British Studies' Walter D. Love Prize for the best journal article in the field of British studies in 1987.

Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason, dean, Arthur W. Burks Collegiate Professor of Information and Computer Science, professor of information in the School of Information; professor of economics in LSA; and professor of public policy in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 30. He joined the faculty in 1986. MacKie-Mason conducted pioneering research at the intersection of economics, computer science and psychology that explored design and performance for information systems and digital content. He is a founding director of the National Science Foundation-funded Socio-Technical Infrastructure for Electronic Transactions program bringing together faculty and doctoral students from U-M and Wayne State University in research, training and outreach.