The Board of Regents approved the following items at its Sept. 19 meeting.

Improvements planned for South University Avenue

A joint project between the university and the city of Ann Arbor will provide infrastructure upgrades and site improvements in and around South University Avenue between South State Street and East University Avenue. Work will include water main replacement, a new electrical duct bank, tunnel restoration and reinforcement, and sanitary sewer and storm water management improvements. One-third of the $9 million project will be funded by the city with approximately two-thirds funded from university Utilities resources. Work is scheduled to be completed by winter 2021.

Medical Campus infrastructure improvements

A $4.85 million project is planned that will provide utility upgrades and site improvements on the Medical Campus, including water main replacement, new fire hydrants, utility tunnel restoration and reinforcement, additional steam piping, and a new high-voltage underground duct bank. Utilities resources will fund the project that is scheduled to be completed by fall 2021.

UM-Dearborn separates two divisions

The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Life at UM-Dearborn has been separated into two divisions: Division of Enrollment Management and the Division of Student Affairs. The new organizational structure at UM-Dearborn better aligns with the mission and objectives of the campus. The separation is consistent with best practices and more authentically describes the work each encompasses, including, for the Division of Student Affairs, a range of support services for students as well as student life and engagement. It also enables each division to focus on its specific strategic areas of operation.

Department of Women’s Studies will have new name

The Department of Women’s Studies within LSA will become the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. The department name was originally created to reflect the growing tendency among departments and programs devoted to the field of feminist scholarship. Following generational shifts and growing concerns about inadvertent signaling in the current name, the new name will go into effect Sept. 1, 2020, after almost two years of discussion, deliberation and voting by the faculty.

Revised Board of Regents Ordinance

Regents approved a revised Board of Regents Ordinance, which covers the regulation of parking and traffic, and the use and protection of U-M buildings and property. View a PDF version of the full revised ordinance at myumi.ch/dOODK, and a high-level summary of the material modifications at myumi.ch/bv4Gy.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments with tenure

**Herek L. Clack, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

**Amir Eldan, professor of music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

**Laura D. Hirshbein, professor of psychiatry, Medical School, effective Aug. 1, 2019.

**Ricardo Punzalan, associate professor of information, School of Information, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

**Shai Revzen, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Peter J. Seiler, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Named professorships

*Fred C. Adams, Ta-you Wu Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Barbara A. Anderson, Ronald Freedman Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Population Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Ketra L. Armstrong, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Andrew P. Ault, Dow Corning Assistant Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2022.

Todd M. Austin, S. Jack Hu Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Samuel R. Bagenstos, Frank G. Millard Professor of Law, Law School, effective Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2024.

Marlyse Baptista, Uriel Weinreich Collegiate Professor of Linguistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Michael S. Barr, Roy F. and Jean Humphrey Proffitt Professor of Law, Law School, effective Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2024.

Audrey Bennett, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Laura N. Beny, Earl Warren DeLano Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Joel D. Blum, John D. MacArthur Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Howard Brick, Louis Evans Professor of History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Robert D. Brook, Stevo Julius Research Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Anne L. Curzan, Geneva Smitherman Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature, Linguistics, and Education, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Hiroko H. Dodge, Milton and Carolyn Kevreson Research Professor of Neurology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Susan M. Dynarski, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Omolola Eniola-Adefeso, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Carol F. Farver, Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Pathology Education, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Stephanie A. Fryberg, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Kristi E. Gamarel, John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Anna C. Gilbert, Herman H. Goldstine Collegiate Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2024.

Monica Hakimi, James V. Campbell Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Peisong Han, John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2022.

Kyle Handley, Alexander M. Nick Professor, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2021.

Craig Harris, Dow Professor of Toxicology, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2022.

Megan R. Haymart, Nancy Wigginton Endocrinology Research Professor of Thyroid Cancer, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Scott A. Hershovitz, Thomas G. and Mabel Long Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Nicholas C. Howson, Pao Li Tsiang Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Tailen Hsing, Michael B. Woodroofe Collegiate Professor of Statistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Marita R. Inglehart, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

*Ursula H. Jakob, Patricia S. Yaeger Collegiate Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*John Jonides, Edward E. Smith Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Susan M. Juster, Rhys Isaac Collegiate Professor of History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Darnell Kaigler, Major M. Ash Collegiate Professor of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Sarah C. Keane, William R. Roush Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2022.

Daniel Y. Kim, Norman Freehling Visiting Professor, Institute for the Humanities, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2019.

Jaeeun Kim, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Alex Kuzmich, Martin L. Perl Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Peggy S. McCracken, Domna C. Stanton Collegiate Professor of French, Women’s Studies, and Comparative Literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Roberto D. Merlin, Peter A. Franken Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Mark E. Meyerhoff, Philip J. Elving Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Mark S. Mizruchi, Robert Cooley Angell Collegiate Professor of Sociology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*John V. Moran, Gilbert S. Omenn Collegiate Professor of Human Genetics, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2025.

Julian D. Mortenson, James G. Phillipp Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2022.

Carla O’Connor, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

*James E. Penner-Hahn, George A. Lindsay Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Biophysics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*John A. E. Pottow, John Philip Dawson Collegiate Professor of Law, Law School, effective Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2024.

James J. Prescott, Henry King Ransom Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Eve B. Primus, Yale Kamisar Collegiate Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Richard A. Primus, Theodore J. St. Antoine Collegiate Professor of Law, Law School, effective Nov. 1, 2019, through Oct. 31, 2024.

*Martin F. Sarter, Charles M. Butter Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Elizabeth L. Sears, George H. Forsyth Jr. Collegiate Professor of the History of Art, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Gil Seinfeld, Robert A. Sullivan Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2029.

Denise J. Sekaquaptewa, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

*Matthew D. Shapiro, Lawrence R. Klein Collegiate Professor of Economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Simone R. Singh, John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Karen E. Smith, M.S. Keeler II Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Kendrin Sonneville, John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Stuart N. Soroka, Michael W. Traugott Collegiate Professor of Communication Studies and Political Science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Sonja B. Starr, Henry M. Butzel Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*George P. Steinmetz, Charles H. Tilly Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Germanic Languages and Literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Alexandra M. Stern, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture, and Women’s Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Ben A. van der Pluijm, Bruce R. Clark Collegiate Professor of Geology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Jennifer F. Waljee, George D. Zuidema Professor of Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Henry M. Wellman, Harold W. Stevenson Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

David B. Wooten, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Francis P. Worden, Nancy Wigginton Oncology Research Professor of Thyroid Cancer, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Robert Yoon, Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020.

Administrative appointments

Rosario E. Ceballo, associate dean for social sciences, LSA, effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2023.

Tabbye M. Chavous, associate vice president for research – social sciences, humanities and the arts, UM Office of Research, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Charles R. Doering, director, Center for the Study of Complex Systems, LSA, effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2024.

Herbert J. Eagle, acting chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020.

*Vicki Ellingrod Ringold, associate dean for research and graduate education, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2023.

Paul J. Erickson, Randolph G. Adams Director of the Clements Library, William L. Clements Library, effective Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2024.

**J. Kevin Graffagnino, Randolph G. Adams Director of the Clements Library, William L. Clements Library, effective Aug. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2019.

**Steven L. Kunkel, executive vice dean for research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Timothy A. McKay, associate dean for undergraduate education, LSA, effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2024.

Romesh P. Nalliah, associate dean for patient services, School of Dentistry, effective Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2024.

***Robert M. Sellers, vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2019.

Srijan Sen, associate vice president for research – health sciences, UM Office of Research, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2022.

Melvin Stephens Jr., interim chair, Department of Economics, LSA, effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

Valerie J. Traub, acting chair, Department of Women’s Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Dana J. Tschannen, associate dean for undergraduate studies, School of Nursing, effective May 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2023.

**Brian J. Zink, senior associate dean for faculty and faculty development, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Other transactions

Courtney L. Bagge, correction to effective dates as associate professor of psychiatry, with tenure, Medical School, effective Aug. 1, 2019.

Jeffrey Morenoff, transfer of tenure to professor of sociology, with tenure, LSA, and professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Zack Jack Spica, correction to effective dates as the Henry Pollack Endowed Professor of Geological Sciences, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2024.

Dearborn campus

**Gengxin Li, associate professor of statistics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Melissa Stone, vice provost for enrollment management, effective Sept. 15, 2019, through Sept. 14, 2022.

Flint campus

Janet E. Haley, chair, Department of Theatre & Dance, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022.

Jeannette Stein, chair, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, effective Jan. 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022. 

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

Retirements

Thomas E. Carey, Distinguished Research Scientist, professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, professor of pharmacology, Medical School, Sept. 1, 2019. Carey received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, in 1967 and his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1973. He joined the U-M faculty as an assistant research scientist in 1978, and served as chair of the Department of Oral Medicine, Pathology, and Oncology in the School of Dentistry from 2001-06. Carey received continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health to support his research in head and neck oncology.  His work studied the genetic factors that modify squamous cell cancer response to treatment and the role HPV plays in head and neck cancer. Carey helped transform head and neck cancer research by developing more than 100 head and neck cancer cell lines. His hearing research at the Kresge Hearing Research Institute discovered, characterized and cloned a gene that encodes an inner ear antigen called choline transporter-like protein 2 (CTL2) that is the target of antibody induced hearing loss.

Lester P. Monts, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Aug. 31, 2019. Monts received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Arkansas Polytechnic College (now Arkansas Tech University) in 1970, a Master of Music degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1972, and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 1980. He joined the U-M faculty as a professor of music and vice provost for academic and multicultural affairs in the Office of the Provost in 1993. During his career, Monts held several roles, including senior vice provost for academic affairs and senior counselor to the president for the arts, diversity and undergraduate affairs. Nationally, he served as chair of the College Board’s Board of Trustees. Monts focused his scholarly research on the musical and cultural systems among the Vai people of Liberia and was regarded as one of the leading scholars on music and culture in the Guinea Coast region of West Africa. 

Lucy A. Waskell, professor of anesthesiology, Medical School, Aug. 31, 2019. Waskell received a Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 1963, her medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1967 and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1972. She joined the U-M faculty in 1998 and held additional appointments at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Waskell’s research focused on the biochemistry of the enzyme systems in the liver. She was a world authority on the molecular action of the cytochrome P450 system in the liver for drug metabolism, specifically the structural components of the P450 system and how its structural system impacted its activity.  Waskell was elected a member of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Publications Committee in 2008. She published 119 peer-reviewed articles and authored six book chapters. Waskell also served in several roles, including as a Basic Sciences Study Section reviewer for the VA Merit Review Grants for the Veterans Administration and a study section reviewer for medical student fellowships for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  

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