Regents Roundup – September 2022

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Regents approve new collaborative research space for the College of Engineering

Approximately 10,000 square feet of space in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Building and a section of the George Granger Brown Memorial Laboratories will undergo renovation to create a new space for the College of Engineering’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. The $5.2 million project, funded by CoE resources, will help improve the overall student engagement experience, including the addition of a lounge, flexible student office and collaborative spaces. A phased construction schedule is planned in order to minimize disruption to the academic calendar, with construction to be completed in fall 2023.

Hanna Quinlan, Public Affairs

Renovation slated for Medical School department, other units in MedSci Building I

A $42 million renovation of approximately 60,000 square feet in the Medical Science Unit I building will move forward to convert obsolete wet-lab research space into an efficient and collaborative dry and computational research environment for the Medical School’s Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics department and other units. The project, funded by Medical School resources, will support the university’s carbon neutrality goal through interior and exterior design and construction features, including new energy-efficient HVAC equipment, lighting and control systems, as well as address deferred maintenance in the B and D wings of the building. The project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2025 and is expected to provide an average of 37 on-site construction jobs. There will be no impact on parking from this project.

Hanna Quinlan, Public Affairs

Project to expand the pneumatic tube infrastructure at University Hospital

A $6.5 million project will expand the pneumatic tube system, which connects several clinical care facilities on the Medical Campus to transport materials between buildings, to allow future connection to the Pavilion, the new Michigan Medicine hospital currently under construction. The project will address modifications needed to the existing pneumatic tube infrastructure, construct a new interchange within University Hospital, and provide new power and data connections necessary to support the system. Construction is scheduled to be completed in spring 2024.

Hanna Quinlan, Public Affairs

New space for Center for Academic Innovation

The Center for Academic Innovation will create a state-of-the-art extended-reality studio and other facilities in leased space at 317 Maynard St. A 10-year lease for the space will support the extended-reality studio as well as other modern design, editing and production studios that will accommodate the university’s growing online learning and video production needs of the future. The new location allows CAI to consolidate two leased locations into one location. A leasehold improvement project is necessary for the site to accommodate the installation of the studios. The estimated cost of the leasehold improvements is $10 million, with $2.1 million funded through the lease as a tenant improvement allowance and the remainder funded from university reserves. Construction will be managed by U-M and is scheduled to be completed in summer 2023.

Dana Elger, Public Affairs

Updated bylaws for committees on Dearborn and Flint campuses

University bylaws outlining the size and length of membership term for two executive committees on the Dearborn and Flint campuses have been approved by the Board of Regents. Under the updated bylaws, the UM-Dearborn College of Arts, Sciences & Letters executive committee membership has been reduced from eight faculty members to seven to serve along with the dean who chairs the committee. The change was made to reflect the recent merger of two departments — the departments of Language, Culture and Communications and Literature, Philosophy and Arts — into the Department of Language, Culture and the Arts. Faculty members serving on the UM-Flint School of Education and Human Services executive committee will now serve three years — an extension from the previous length of two years — to allow for greater efficiency and more balanced workload among faculty on the committee.

Dana Elger, Public Affairs

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments with tenure

**Elise C. Boddie, professor of law, Law School, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Jason J. Corso, professor of robotics, College of Engineering, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

**Kara Finnigan, professor of education, School of Education, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Stephen A. Goutman, associate professor of neurology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022.

Patricia E. Hershberger, professor of nursing, School of Nursing, effective Oct. 1, 2022.

Elizabeth A. Holm, professor of materials science and engineering, College of Engineering, effective Jan.1, 2023.

Yanna Krupnikov, professor of communication and media, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2023.

Santa J. Ono, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, Medical School, effective Oct. 13, 2022.

Elliott J. Rouse, associate professor of robotics, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2022.

**Tiffany Trent, associate professor of theatre and drama, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Douglas J. Wiebe, professor of emergency medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022.

**Stella Yu, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

**Yang Zhang, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, College of Engineering, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

**Zheshen Zhang, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

**Kai Zhu, associate professor of environment and sustainability, School for Environment and Sustainability, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Named professorships

Germine H. Awad, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2022.

Ulysses J. Balis, A. James French Professor of Pathology Informatics, Medical School, Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Michael S. Barr, Frank Murphy Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

**Elise C. Boddie, James V. Campbell Professor of Law, Law School, effective Aug. 29, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Marco Bottino, Robert W. Browne Endowed Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Thomas C. Buchmueller, Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Brian C. Callaghan, Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Dmitry Chelkak, M.S. Keeler II Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Paul S. Clyde, Tom Lantos Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024.

Kevin Cokley, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2022.

Mona Doshi, Alan B. Leichtman, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Transplant Nephrology, Medical School, Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Fred M. Feinberg, Joseph Handleman Professor, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective September 1, 2022, through August 31, 2027.

*Elizabeth R. Gerber, Jack L. Walker, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Jessy W. Grizzle, Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Patricia E. Hershberger, Rhetaugh G. Dumas Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, effective Oct. 1, 2022, through Aug. 24, 2025.

*Joseph A. Himle, Howard V. Brabson Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, effective Jan. 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2027.

Peter F. Hitchcock, Skillman Research Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Medical School, Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Ji Yeon Hong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Brian A. Jacob, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Na-Hyun Jo, Norman M. Leff Assistant Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2025.

*E. Han Kim, Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Mayuram S. Krishnan, Accenture Professor of Computer and Information Systems, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Tzumin Lee, Peter D. Meister Professor of the Life Sciences, Life Sciences Institute, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Andrei A. Levchenko, John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Edward D. London, Ford Motor Company Clinical Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

**Sharon F. Matusik, Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Aug. 1, 2022, through July 31, 2027.

Jessica J. O’Konek, William Chandler Swink Research Professor, Medical School, Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Michael B. Pifer, Marie Manoogian Professor of Armenian Language and Literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

M. Anne Pitcher, Joel Samoff Collegiate Professor of Political Science and Afroamerican and African Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Jenny Radesky, David G. Dickinson Collegiate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School, effective, Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Uday Rajan, David B. Hermelin Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Nithya Ramnath, Marylou Kennedy Research Professor of Thoracic Oncology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Jennifer Randall, Dunn Family Endowed Professor of Psychometrics, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Carina E. Ray, A. M. and H. P. Bentley Professor of History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Christopher I. Rider, Thomas C. Kinnear Professor, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2025.

Nicole Seiberlich, Research Professor of Cardiovascular Imaging, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Daniel Slater, James Orin Murfin Professor of Political Science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Christopher J. Sonnenday, Darrell A. Campbell, Jr., M.D. Collegiate Professor of Transplant Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Stefan A. Szymanski, Stephen J. Galetti Collegiate Professor of Sport Management, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2023.

Bradford L. Tannen, Terry J. Bergstrom Professor for Resident Education in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Linda L. Tesar, Alan V. Deardorff Collegiate Professor of Economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Shitanshu Uppal, George W. Morley Collegiate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, effective Sept. 16, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Christopher D. Williams, Arthur Andersen Professor of Accounting, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Shi Xu, John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2025.

Administrative appointments

**Nancy Bartlett, interim director, Bentley Historical Library, effective Sept. 1, 2022.

Daniel T. Chang, chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, professor of radiation oncology, effective Oct. 1, 2022, and Isadore Lampe Collegiate Professor, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

**John D. Ciorciari, associate dean for research and policy engagement, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Aug. 1, 2022, through July 31, 2023.

David R. Dowling, chair, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through May 31, 2027.

Karen B. Farris, associate dean for faculty affairs and graduate and undergraduate education, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2025.

Elizabeth A. Holm, chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2027.

**Clifford A. Lampe, associate dean for academic affairs, School of Information, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Amit Misra, chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2022.

**Paul J. Resnick, associate dean for research and innovation, School of Information, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Lionel P. Robert, associate dean for faculty development and faculty affairs, School of Information, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Mark S. Rosentraub, Bickner Chair of Kinesiology, School of Kinesiology, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2023.

Isis H. Settles, associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

**H. Luke Shaefer, associate dean for academic affairs, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Aug. 1, 2022, through July 31, 2023.

Duxin Sun, associate dean for research, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2025.

**Tiffany Trent, chair, Department of Theatre and Drama, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Aug. 29, 2022, through June 30, 2027.

**Elizabeth Yakel, interim dean, School of Information, effective Aug. 15, 2022.

Dearborn campus

Melissa Stone, vice provost for enrollment management, effective Sept. 15, 2022, through Sept. 1, 2025.

Casandra Ulbrich, vice chancellor for institutional advancement, Office of Institutional Advancement, effective Nov. 1, 2022, through Oct. 31, 2027.

Flint campus

Shandowyn L. Parker, acting associate dean of research and professional development, College of Health Sciences, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2022.

* Reappointment

** Interim approval granted

Retirements

Trevor Le Gassick, professor of Middle East studies in the Department of Middle East Studies, LSA, May 31, 2022. Le Gassick attended the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies where he earned a B.A. in Arabic in 1958 and a Ph.D. in Arabic Studies in 1960. He taught Arabic literature in Wisconsin and Indiana before joining the faculty at U-M as assistant professor in 1966. He was promoted to professor in 1979. Le Gassick’s research and publications focused on the prose literature of the modern Arab world. His articles and translations were the first outside the Middle East to draw attention to Naguib Mahfouz, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1988. He published an anthology of excerpts from works representing the views expressed by leading 19th- and 20th-century Arab intellectuals. In addition, he published a four-volume translation of Ibn Kathir’s “Life of the Prophet Muhammad.” Le Gassick served on numerous committees at U-M, such as CMENAS executive committee, Rackham program evaluation committee, and FLAS committee. He equally served his profession in various venues, including the American Association of Teachers of Arabic executive board twice, JAATAeditor, and Digest of Middle East Studieseditorial board.

James C. Hathaway, James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law and professor of law in the Law School, Aug. 31, 2022. Hathaway received his LL.B. degree in 1979 from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and his LL.M. degree and a J.S.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1982. After working at the Canadian Department of Justice, he joined the faculty of the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in 1984 as an assistant professor of law and rose through the ranks to become a professor in 1996. Hathaway joined the U-M Law School faculty as a professor in 1998, and since then has also been the director of its Program in Refugee and Asylum Law. He remains a senior visiting research associate at Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre. Hathaway is a leading authority on international refugee law. His scholarship is regularly cited by the most senior courts of the common law world. He is founding patron and senior adviser to Asylum Access, a nonprofit organization committed to delivering innovative legal aid to refugees in the global south, and counsel on international protection to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.

Bret A. Hughes, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, and professor of molecular and integrative physiology in the Medical School, July 1, 2022. Hughes received his B.A. in 1978 and Ph.D. in 1983, both from the University of California, Berkeley. He pursued postdoctoral training from 1983-86 at the University of California, Berkeley, and from 1986-89 at the University of California, San Francisco. In 1989, he joined the U-M faculty as an assistant professor of ophthalmology and of physiology before being promoted to associate professor in 1997, and professor in 2004. Hughes is internationally recognized for his research on the physiology of the retinal pigment epithelium. Hughes has published 46 research articles, four book chapters, and 70 meeting abstracts. Hughes received several honors for his work, including the Career Development Award and the Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award from Research to Prevent Blindness. As chair of a space committee in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, he was instrumental in producing a white paper that aided the Board of Regents in their decision to approve a major expansion of the Kellogg Eye Center in 2009. He was director of the NIH-funded P30 Vision Research Core for 22 years.

Kamalesh Kumar, professor of business strategy in the UM-Dearborn College of Business, June 30, 2022. Kumar received his B.S. degree in general business from Missouri Southern State College in 1985. He earned an M.B.A. in 1987 followed by a Ph.D. in organization theory and policy from the University of North Texas in 1990. Kumar began his academic career at Arkansas State University in fall 1990. He moved to UM-Dearborn as associate professor of business administration beginning in 1993, and was promoted to full professor in 1999. Kumar has taught a wide variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. He received the Teacher of the Year award from the college in 2016 and the Distinguished Teaching Awardfrom the campus in 2021. Kumar has published more than 40 articles in peer reviewed journal publications during his career. He was awarded the Distinguished Performance in Research award from the college in 2019. Kumar was selected for inclusion in the International Directory of Management Scholars in 1994, 1995 and 1996. He also was selected for the Who is Who Among Asian Americansby Gail Publications in 1993.

Malcolm Low, professor of molecular and integrative physiology, Medical School, Sept. 1, 2022. Low received his M.D. from Albany Medical College in 1979, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago in 1982. From 1982-84, Low completed a clinical fellowship in Medicine at New England Medical Center Hospital in Boston. He received his Ph.D. from the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University in 1987. Low held academic appointments at both the New England Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University before coming to U-M in 2009 as a professor in the departments of Molecular & Integrative Physiology and Internal Medicine. In 2015, Low was named the David F. Bohr Collegiate Professor of Physiology. He authored a comprehensive chapter titled “Neuroendocrinology” in four editions of the classic “Williams Textbook of Endocrinology.” The major focus of Low’s current research is to define how the obesity gene plays a physiological role in the brain’s regulation of feeding behavior and metabolism. Low directed the NIGMS-funded Systems and Integrative Biology T32 training program for nine years and was P.I. of a multimillion-dollar NIH grant that established the Michigan Mutant Mouse Phenotyping Center.

Holly Peters-Golden, Conrad Phillip Kottak Collegiate Lecturer and lecturer IV in anthropology, LSA, May 31, 2022. Peters-Golden received her A.B. degree from Franklin and Marshall College in 1974, and her M.A. in 1976 and her Ph.D. in 1980 in anthropology, both from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She held a postdoctoral fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health from 1981-84. She joined the faculty at U-M in 1985 as a lecturer in the Integrated Premedical-Medical School Program, and a research investigator in the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research. She joined the Department of Anthropology in 1988 and was promoted to lecturer IV in 2005. Peters-Golden helped create and design the popular medical anthropology minor. She served on the Anthropology Department Curriculum Committee and Fellowships Committee. Peters-Golden’s textbook “Culture Sketches: Case Studies in Anthropology”is currently in its sixth edition. Her university service included the Interdisciplinary Studies Review Committee, the Individual Major Review Board, the Member Engagement Health Plan Design Committee, the Foundational Course Initiative Design Groups, and the Race & Ethnicity Degree Requirement Review Committee. Peters-Golden was honored with numerous awards, including the LSA Excellence in Education Award and the Honored Instructor Award.

Susan Rosegrant, lecturer IV in the Residential College, LSA, May 31, 2022. Rosegrant received her B.A. in Chinese language and literature from U-M in 1976 and her M.A. in journalism from Stanford University in 1978. In 2008, Rosegrant was hired as a lecturer in the Residential College to teach in the Creative Writing and Literature and First-Year Seminar programs. She was promoted to lecturer III in 2016 and lecturer IV in 2020. Rosegrant taught narrative journalism in the RC’s First-Year Seminar program for 14 years and served as program head from 2016 until her retirement. As an instructor in the Creative Writing Program, Rosegrant expanded offerings in creative non-fiction. Drawing on her journalism background, she taught one-on-one tutorials and courses on journalism and memoir writing. Her courses featured guided discussion, reading and analysis, rigorous peer editing and rewriting. She was nominated for a Golden Apple Award in 2017. She regularly served on the Executive Committee, the Curriculum Planning Committee, the Board on Academic Standing, and other RC committees. Rosegrant became a faculty adviser in 2015, a role that enabled her to mentor former and new students. In 2022, she received the Unsung Champion Advising Award from LSA.

Hunson Kaz Soong, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, Medical School, July 1, 2022. Soong received his B.S. in electrical engineering in 1971 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. in biomedical engineering and neurophysiology in 1974 from Cornell University, and an M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1978. He completed a hisophthalmology residency in 1982 at Johns Hopkins University and his cornea andexternal disease fellowship in 1984 at Harvard Medical School. Soong joined the ophthalmology faculty at U-M in 1984 as an assistant professor and was promoted to professor in 2002. He served as chief of the cornea service and director of corneal post-residency fellowship. He has 112 publications ranging from basic corneal cell biology to clinical ophthalmology. Soong was a visiting professor to 16 national and four international universities and eye hospitals, a keynote speaker at eye congress meetings in Brazil and Bulgaria, and moderator and course faculty at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Soong received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award for his work in Haiti and has received the Senior Honor Award.

Compiled by Katie Kelton, The University Record

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