The task force that examined U-M’s engagement in Detroit was chaired by Robert Sellers, vice provost and chief diversity officer, and composed of representatives from all areas of campus: 

  • Susan Alcock, former special counsel to the president, now provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, UM-Dearborn
  • Stein Brunvand, associate dean and professor of education, UM-Dearborn 
  • Rosario Ceballo, associate dean for social sciences and professor of women’s studies and psychology
  • Milton Curry, former associate dean of Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, now at the University of Southern California
  • Angela Dillard, professor of Afroamerican and African studies and former associate dean for undergraduate education, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Harley Etienne, associate professor of urban planning, Taubman College 
  • Elisabeth Gerber, professor and former associate dean, Ford School of Public Policy 
  • James Holloway, former vice provost for global engagement and interdisciplinary academic affairs, now at the University of New Mexico 
  • Barbara Israel, professor, School of Public Health 
  • Erica Marsh, associate professor, Medical School 
  • Henry Meares, assistant dean, School of Education 
  • Brian Noble, professor, College of Engineering 
  • Stephanie Rowley, former associate vice president for research, now at Columbia University
  • Trina Shanks, professor, School of Social Work
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