The following items also were approved by the Board of Regents at its Sept. 21 meeting:
New chillers for School of Social Work
Two 26-year-old water-cooled absorption chillers at the School of Social Work will be replaced with electric chillers, cooling towers and related pumps. The equipment is part of a chilled-water loop serving the SSW and the Marsal Family School of Education buildings. The $7.9 million project will result in energy savings, reduced operational and maintenance costs, and increased reliability, and will support the university’s goal to utilize renewable electricity. This connection will allow a continuous chilled-water supply during the fall and winter and serve as a backup cooling source for the Marsal Family School of Education building. Funding will be provided from reserves and utility resources. The architectural firm of SmithGroup will design the project. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2024.
— James Iseler, The University Record
Roof replacement at EECS building
Approximately 51,400 gross square feet of roofing will be replaced at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building to improve the building’s roofing system and energy efficiency. The project’s scope includes the architectural, electrical and mechanical work necessary for the improvements. Although there will be a temporary loss of some adjacent parking spaces during construction, there will be no permanent impact on parking from this project. Funding for the project’s estimated $4 million costs will be provided from General Fund resources. Architecture, Engineering and Construction will design the project, which is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2024.
— James Iseler, The University Record
UM-Flint’s 2024-25 academic calendar starts before Labor Day
The 2024-25 academic calendar for UM-Flint’s campus will include a pre-Labor Day start beginning Aug. 28, 2024. It also includes a fall break, Oct. 21-22, and no classes on the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 20. Classes for the 2025 winter term begin Jan. 8, 2025, with the summer term beginning May 5, 2025. The calendar aligns with the Flint campus’ policy and offers a total of 69 class days in the fall term and 69 class days in the winter term. There are also no conflicts with religious holidays in the calendar.
— Hanna Quinlan, Public Affairs
Ann Arbor campus
Faculty appointments with tenure
**Ravi Allada, professor of anesthesiology, executive director, Michigan Neuroscience Institute, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023.
**Andrea Forte, professor of information, School of Information, effective Jan. 1, 2024.
Nicole Seiberlich, promotion to professor of radiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023.
**Deborah Watkins, associate professor of environmental health sciences, School of Public Health, effective Aug. 28, 2023.
**Matthias T.F. Wolf, associate professor of pediatrics, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023.
Menggang Yu, professor of biostatistics, School of Public Health, effective Jan. 1, 2024.
Ravi Allada, Theophile Raphael, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Neurosciences, Michigan Neuroscience Institute, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through June 30, 2028.
*James R. Baker Jr., Ruth Dow Doan Professor of Biologic Nanotechnology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2024.
Tina Bawden, George H. and Ilene H. Forsyth Professor, LSA, effective Aug. 28, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Miranda D. Brown, Yi-tsi Mei Feuerwerker Collegiate Professor of Chinese Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
*Stephen L. DesJardins, Marvin W. Peterson Collegiate Professor of Education, Marsal Family School of Education, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through May 31, 2024.
Hussam K. El-Kashlan, John L. Kemink, M.D. Professor of Neurotology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028
August E. Evrard, Arthur W. and Alice R. Burks Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Cynthia J. Finelli, David C. Munson, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Rachel S. Goldman, Maria Goeppert Mayer Collegiate Professor, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
David W. Hess, Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Jionghua Jin, A. Galip Ulsoy Collegiate Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Martin E. Katz, Artur Schnabel Collegiate Professor of Music in Piano, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
*Gautam Kaul, Robert G. Rodkey Collegiate Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2024.
Annette S. Kim, Henry Clay Bryant Professor of Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Jun Hee Kim, Merle Lawrence Collegiate Professor of Otolaryngology Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Stuart A. Kirsch, Roy A. Rappaport Collegiate Professor of Anthropology, LSA, Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Ilya V. Kolmanovsky, Pierre T. Kabamba Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Kristin S. Koutmou, Dow Corning Assistant Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Aug. 28, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2026.
Stephen G. Leider, Dale L. Dykema Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Jie Li, Rodney C. Ewing Collegiate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Henry X. Liu, Bruce D. Greenshields Collegiate Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Robin M. Queen, Sarah G. Thomason Collegiate Professor of Linguistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Maxim V. Sytch, Jack D. Sparks-Whirlpool Corporation Research Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2025.
Peter Todd, Chester and Anne Alecks Sackett Endowed Professor, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Leung Tsang, Robert J. Hiller Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2028.
Trent T. Walker, Thai Professor of Theravada Buddhism, LSA, effective Aug. 28, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2026.
Yafeng Yin, Donald Cleveland Collegiate Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Geneviève Zubrzycki, William H. Sewell, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Sociology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Denise L. Anthony, Rubin Department Chair of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2024.
Louito C. Edje, senior associate dean of medical education, Medical School, effective Oct. 2, 2023.
Karen B. Farris, senior associate dean, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2026.
Andrea Forte, dean, School of Information, effective Jan. 1, 2024, through Dec. 31, 2029.
**Kimberly Kiernan, co-interim associate vice president for facilities and operations, Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective Aug. 1, 2023.
***Kyle D. Logue, associate dean for faculty and research, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2023.
Mary-Ann Mycek, William and Valerie Hall Department Chair of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 30, 2028.
**Phillip E. Rodgers, chair, Department of Family Medicine, effective Sept. 1, 2023, and George A. Dean, M.D. Chair of Family Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through June 30, 2028.
**Marina Roelofs, co-interim associate vice president for facilities and operations, Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective Aug. 1, 2023.
***Mark D. West, David A. Breach Dean of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2023.
Omolade Adunbi, correction of the tenure status of an additional appointment as professor of anthropology, effective Aug. 28, 2023.
Rebecca Cunningham, change in title to vice president for research and innovation, Office of the Vice President for Research, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through March 31, 2025.
Kelly Sexton, change in title to associate vice president for research-innovation partnerships and economic impact, Office of the Vice President for Research, effective Sept. 1, 2023.
H. Luke Shaefer, transfer of tenure to professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Aug. 28, 2023.
**Lee A. Freeman, interim chair, Department of Management Studies, College of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2023.
**Claudia S. Kocher, interim associate dean, College of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2023.
*Armen Zakarian, vice provost for research, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through July 1, 2026.
Aviva B. Dorfman, promotion to professor of education, College of Arts and Sciences, effective Sept. 1, 2023.
**Donna K. Fry, interim chancellor, effective Aug. 18, 2023.
**Shandowyn L. Parker, acting dean, College of Health Sciences, effective Aug. 18, 2023.
*Christopher A. Pearson, dean, College of Innovation and Technology, effective Nov. 1, 2023, through June 30, 2028.
**Jeannette Stein, interim dean, College of Arts and Sciences, effective Sept. 1, 2023.
Jessica L. Tischler, promotion to professor of chemistry, College of Innovation and Technology, effective Sept. 1, 2023.
Stephen W. Turner, promotion to professor of computer science, College of Innovation and Technology, effective Sept. 1, 2023.
**Interim approval granted
***Reappointment and interim approval granted
Dennis R. Claflin, associate research scientist, molecular and integrative physiology, Medical School, and lecturer IV in biomedical engineering, College of Engineering, May 31, 2023. Claflin attended U-M where he received his B.S.E. in 1977, M.S. in 1978, M.S.E. in 1979 and his Ph.D. in 1985. He entered Harvard Medical School in 1986 as a postdoctoral fellow and instructor, and was later promoted to assistant professor. In 1999, Claflin joined U-M’s Department of Surgery as an assistant research scientist, was promoted to research assistant professor and added a joint appointment in the Institute of Gerontology in 2003. In 2006, Claflin added a joint appointment in molecular & integrative physiology. In 2010, he began a split partial appointment as an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. In 2013, Claflin was reappointed to the scientist track as an associate research scientist in the Department of Surgery and in 2022, he transferred his appointment to the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology. Claflin’s research has focused on skeletal muscle contractility and skeletal muscle disease and aging. His research contributed to several NIH-funded grants, more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, and several book chapters. In 2023, Claflin received the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s Departmental Faculty Award.
Ben A. Dwamena, clinical associate professor of radiology, Medical School, June 30, 2023. Dwamena obtained an M.B., Ch.B. degree from the University of Ghana Medical School in 1988. After an internship/medical officer positions at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana, from 1988-91, he completed his internal medicine training at The Johns Hopkins University and the Morehouse School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals from 1991-94. Dwamena completed a nuclear medicine fellowship at U-M from 1994-96 and joined U-M as clinical instructor of radiology in 2000. He was promoted to clinical assistant professor in 2004 and clinical associate professor in 2012. He provided nuclear medicine care to America’s veterans at VA medical centers/clinics in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. He mentored scholars of the U-M Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program and gave an annual series of lectures on evidence-based diagnostic imaging targeted to nuclear medicine fellows. Dwamena served, with a recognition-of-service award, as physician-scientist and disability/minority advocate on the Institutional Review Board. Dwamena’s research focused on the development and application of methods and software for meta-analytical integration of diagnostic accuracy studies. His statistical software module, MIDAS, has been used in more than 50% of all diagnostic meta-analyses published since 2007.
James A. Hayman, clinical professor of radiation oncology, Medical School, Sept. 30, 2023. Hayman received his M.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Chicago in 1991. He completed his internship in 1992 at Northwestern University’s Evanston Hospital and his radiation oncology residency in 1996 at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Radiation Therapy. That same year, he joined U-M’s Department of Radiation Oncology as a clinical assistant professor. He was promoted to clinical associate professor in 2003 and clinical professor in 2008. Hayman is among the small group of U.S. radiation oncologists who have been active in the field of health services research and is a national leader in improving cancer care quality. In 2008, he became associate chair for clinical activities and medical director for radiation oncology, as well as service chief. In 2019, he became the ambulatory care clinical chief for radiation oncology. He has served on more than 25 national committees for the American Society for Radiation Oncology or the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He was awarded the designation of fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in 2014 and fellow of the American Society for Clinical Oncology in 2018.
Linda D. Knecht, clinical associate professor of nursing, School of Nursing, UM-Flint, May 31, 2023. Knecht received her M.S.N. from Wayne State University in 1981. She joined UM-Flint in 1984 as an adjunct lecturer, became a lecturer in 1986, moved to the tenure track in 1990 as an assistant professor, switched to the clinical track in 2013 as a clinical assistant professor, and then was promoted to clinical associate professor in 2020. Knecht’s history in pediatrics and public health created opportunities for students to provide care at vaccination clinics at the Genesee County Public Health Department. Knecht has published scholarly works ranging from diabetes self-management, service learning and nursing professional values. She led the global service-learning effort at the SON, visiting countries such as Kenya while guiding students in their exposure to different cultures. She volunteers with the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, cares for patients at the Genesee County Free Medical Clinic, and serves on the scholarship committee at the Lapeer County Intermediate School District. She also has helped with infant screening at an orphanage in Gilgil, Kenya. Knecht helped initiate the UM-Flint Initiatives for Nursing Diversity Grant to help minority students find support and achieve success.
Katsuo Kurabayashi, professor of mechanical engineering, College of Engineering, May 31, 2023. Kurabayashi received his B.S. in 1992 in precision machinery engineering from the University of Tokyo and his M.S. in 1994 and Ph.D. in 1998 in materials science and engineering from Stanford University. He joined U-M in 2000 as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and was promoted to associate professor in 2006 and professor in 2012. He was the associate department chair for graduate education in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 2015-18. His research and product design have led to new platforms for microscale gas chromatography, ultrafast disease biomarker screening, and single-cell sorting through synergistic and impactful collaborations. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Society of Chemistry, and a member of Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honor Society. He received the National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society Pi Tau Sigma’s Outstanding Professor Award in 2007, U-M’s Wise-Najafi Prize for Engineering Excellence in the Miniature World in 2019, and U-M’s Ted Kennedy Excellent Team Award in 2015. He has published more than 180 journal articles and conference proceedings papers and holds nearly a dozen patents.
Laurie L. Lachance, associate research scientist, health behavior and health education, School of Public Health, Sept. 29, 2023. Lachance received her B.A. in 1979, M.A. in 1981, M.P.H. in 1994 and Ph.D. in 1999 from U-M. She was a visiting research fellow at the School of Medicine, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, from 2001-02. Lachance joined U-M as an assistant research scientist in 2003, was promoted to associate research scientist in 2012, and served as the director of evaluation at the Center for Managing Chronic Disease from 2006 to retirement. Lachance has developed methods that allow researchers to better understand issues of community engagement, changes in health system processes and outcomes of new initiatives. Lachance has co-authored more than 65 peer-reviewed publications, a book chapter on equitable change in community-built environments for family health and a book on community partnerships. She has lectured at U-M and internationally in the U.K. and India, in the areas of epidemiology, health behavior and evaluation methods. Her U-M affiliations include the Poverty Solutions Initiative and the Sustainable Food Systems Initiative. Lachance served as associate editor on the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine from 2011-18.
Kwok Leung Lam, clinical professor of radiation oncology, Medical School, July 7, 2023. Lam received his Ph.D. in plasma physics from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1986. He began his academic career as a research associate in the Department of Radiology at the University of Chicago in September 1988. He then joined U-M as a lecturer in radiation oncology in 1991, followed by assistant professor of radiation oncology from 1992-2002. Lam became an assistant research scientist in 1999 and was promoted to senior associate research scientist and research associate professor in 2002. Lam became a clinical associate professor in 2008, and was promoted through the ranks to clinical professor of radiation oncology in 2012. Lam has more than 50 publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals, delivered several presentations, and published book chapters and abstracts. His work has supported state-of-the-art patient care and continued improvements in radiation treatment planning. He is an expert in radiation dosimetry systems and in patient setup uncertainties. He has participated in patient motion management research as a co-investigator. Lam has given regular lectures at the Treatment Planning Conference, served on a dissertation committee and as the medical physics instructor and course director throughout his career.
Marilyn R. McFarland, David M. French Professor and professor of nursing, School of Nursing, UM-Flint, May 31, 2023. McFarland received her B.S.N. in 1969, M.S.N. in 1982 and Ph.D. in 1995 from Wayne State University. She obtained a Diploma in Nursing from the Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing in 1966. McFarland joined UM-Flint as an associate professor of nursing in 2006, and was promoted to professor in 2011. McFarland has conducted transcultural research studies focused on Polish, Anglo American, African American, Mexican American and German American elders using Leininger’s Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality. She has published several articles, editorials, videos and book chapters about transcultural nursing and the Culture Care Theory, and co-edited four theory-based transcultural textbooks. She was a dedicated mentor to generations of junior faculty and graduate students in transcultural nursing and translational research. Her service to the university includes serving as member or chair on Faculty Senate, the Academic Affairs Advisory Committee, the Faculty Grievance Committee, the SON Executive committee, the Graduate Student Awards and Scholarship Committee, the Graduate Curriculum Committee, the Graduate Admissions Committee, the Graduate Academic Standards, and numerous tenure and promotion review and search committees.
Ruthann Nichols, associate professor of biological chemistry, Medical School, Aug. 31, 2023. Nichols received her M.S. in 1979 and Ph.D. in 1983 from Purdue University. She was an assistant research scientist in biochemistry at Purdue before joining U-M as an assistant professor in 1990. Nichols became an associate professor in biological chemistry in 1996, adjunct associate professor in chemistry from 2014-16 and an adjunct associate professor for the undergraduate teaching program from 2017-19. Nichols’ research focused on RFamide peptides, a group of structurally related brain-gut peptides conserved in all animals. This research resulted in numerous multi-year AHA-, NSF-, and NIH-funded grants, patents covering intellectual property, more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and presentations at international meetings, and serving as a visiting professor at the Università degli Studi di Cagliari in Italy from 1997-2017. She participated in multiple departmental committees in biological chemistry and institutional committees for the Medical School, including leading the U-M Radiation Policy Committee as chair since 1999. She received the student-nominated U-M Teaching Award in 1994 and the U-M Endowment for Basic Science Teaching Award in 2012.
Clark Nugent, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Medical School, Sept. 5, 2023. Nugent received his medical degree in 1981 from U-M. He also completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency at the U-M Hospitals in 1985 and a maternal-fetal medicine fellowship from George Washington University in 1987. Nugent joined the U-M faculty as an instructor in 1987, and was promoted to assistant professor in 1990, clinical assistant professor in 1991, clinical associate professor in 1993, and clinical professor in 2003. Nugent is nationally recognized for his clinical and research interests in multiple gestation, prenatal diagnosis, fetal therapy, alloimmunization in pregnancy, fetal growth disorders, patient safety and perinatal ethics. Nugent served as director of prenatal diagnosis for 13 years and has been recognized for his excellence in resident education serving as the obstetrics and gynecology residency program director from 2003-09. Nugent received the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics’ Excellence in Teaching Award, the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology’s National Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and two Silver Speculum Awards. Nugent has more than 35 peer-reviewed publications, five book chapters and numerous invited lectures on late preterm birth, fetal procedures and induction of labor.
Terri Sarris, senior lecturer/lecturer IV in film, television and media, LSA, May 31, 2023. Sarris received her M.A. in communication arts and film from U-M in 1985 and her B.S. in biology from Michigan State University in 1979. She joined U-M in 1984 as a lecturer III and in 1996 transferred her line to the Program in Film/Video, the precursor of FTVM. In 2002, she was promoted to senior lecturer and then lecturer IV in 2005. Sarris was the first faculty member in FTVM to hold the position of associate chair in 2005, when the Film and Video Program became a department. Sarris produced the guidance for advising, internships, study abroad and transfer of credits in addition to writing the first iteration of the honors handbook. Sarris designed FTVM’s required media production class and led in developing courses in television production. She was one of five lecturers in LSA to be named senior lecturer in 2002, winning the Excellence in Advising Award in 2003, the Excellence in Education Award in 2010, and was one of five faculty fellows in 2016 to be part of the Bentley Historical Library Fellows Program. Sarris produced creative films that include experimental and documentary work as well as screenwriting.
David E. Smith, John G. Wagner Collegiate Professor of Pharmacy and professor of pharmaceutical sciences, College of Pharmacy, Sept. 5, 2023. Smith received his B.S. in pharmacy in 1975 from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry in 1981 from the University of California, San Francisco. He joined U-M as an assistant professor in 1981, and was promoted to associate professor in 1986, and professor in 1997. He has been a member of the Rogel Cancer Center since 1991 and was a member of the Upjohn Center for Clinical Pharmacology from 1991-2010. He chaired the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences for 10 years. Smith researched the kinetic-dynamic relationship of loop diuretics, determinants of renal drug elimination, regional pharmacokinetics of anticancer drugs, and the molecular biology, physiology and pharmacology of proton-coupled oligopeptide transporters. His work has had a significant impact on drug delivery, drug targeting and pharmacokinetics of antibiotics. Smith received the James R. Gillette Drug Metabolism and Disposition Best Paper Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics in 2002 and 2008. In 2003, Smith received the College of Pharmacy’s Teaching Excellence Award and a Student Appreciation Award.
Matthew F. Wyneken, associate professor of education, School of Education and Human Services, UM-Flint, May 31, 2023. Wyneken received his A.B. in 1978 from Wabash College and his A.M. in 1981 and Ph.D. in 1985 from U-M. He joined the UM-Flint faculty as an adjunct lecturer in 1985, was a visiting professor from 1985-86, then moved to the tenure track as assistant professor in 1986. He was promoted to associate professor of mathematics in 1990, served in that role until 2004, and then returned to the university as associate professor of education in 2007. Wyneken has promoted the teaching and learning of mathematics at UM-Flint, in Genesee County and around the state. He helped develop a unique and exemplary mathematics education program for the future teachers at UM-Flint. His work also influenced the design of the early childhood studies major to include a course on emergent mathematical thinking. As a member of the mathematics department from 1986-2004, Wyneken published several papers on orthogonal polynomials. He co-authored the 2020 book “A Focus on Ratios and Proportion: Bringing research to the classroom.” He has received many accolades, including multiple merit awards for teaching and service.
Shannon Zachary, librarian, University Library, June 29, 2023. Zachary earned three master’s degrees: an academic degree in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1975, a Higher National Diploma in Paper Conservation (Library and Archive Option) from the Camberwell School of Art and Crafts in London in 1986, and a Master of Library and Information Studies from U-M in 1993. From 2005-23, she was department head for the U-M Library’s Department of Preservation and Conservation. Zachary created the library’s first digital preservation librarian position in 2009 and assembled a team to manage digitization of analog audiovisual formats for preservation. She was involved in the early development of the Google Books mass digitization project. She received a U-M Workplace 2007 Outstanding Leadership Award. In addition to 10 years as an adjunct lecturer at the School of Information, she has personally supervised dozens of intern projects and accommodated others in the department. The American Institute for Conservation honored her with the Rutherford John Gettens Award for outstanding service to the association in 2011 and an honorary membership for outstanding contributions to the field of conservation in 2023. Her research and publications focus on topics of preservation management and history of the book.
— Compiled by Katie Kelton, The University Record