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August 19, 2019

Faculty Staff Spotlight

August 12, 2019

Photo of Daphne Watkins

“I think men are handed a rulebook just like women. I would love to be one of the people who helps rewrite the rules for us all.”

Daphne Watkins, associate professor of social work

July 29, 2019

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“I’m really big on real knowledge rather than something that looks like real knowledge. And I’m interested in real-time beauty rather than ‘Instagram beauty.’”

Susan Crowell, professor of art in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design and the Residential College

July 15, 2019

Photo of Jeannie Kain with her son Stephan

"To see the faces of the veterans and to hear their expressions of gratitude is just so heartwarming and moving.”

Jeannie Kain, senior auditor in the Office of Audit Services

June 24, 2019

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“I still feel that a lot of education’s energy is wasted putting people in categories and in their places, instead of teaching them how to think and how to question the existing paradigms.”

Sofia Merajver, professor of internal medicine and epidemiology

June 10, 2019

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“I remember watching everything the nurses did and thinking I should take notes because I knew I wanted to do that someday.”

Shannon Spicer, nurse technician in the pediatric cancer unit at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, and childhood leukemia survivor

May 20, 2019

Photo of David Chung in the editing room

“I like working with filmmaking because it’s very collaborative.”

David Chung, professor of art and design, who uses visual art to convey his work on topics such as diasporic populations and cultural assimilation.

May 6, 2019

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“It may look like there are many different issues I am pursuing, but I am essentially looking at issues of marginality.”

Ramaswami Mahalingam, professor of psychology and women’s studies, and director of the Barger Leadership Institute

April 29, 2019

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"Health is about politics, it’s about money, it’s about whose lives you value, and how much. So that’s why I study public health.”

Leseliey Welch, lecturer II in women’s studies and an intermittent lecturer in health behavior and health education

April 22, 2019

Phot of Elizabeth Roberts next to a tinaco

“I was really interested in thinking about how could we understand the systems that are holding soda consumption in place and making it so that it actually doesn’t make sense to drink water.”

Elizabeth Roberts, associate professor of anthropology

April 15, 2019

Photo of Jen Proctor in her office

“It’s part of our nature to visually suss each other out. We try not to, but we do it all the time.”

Jen Proctor, an associate professor of journalism and screen studies at UM-Dearborn, who has created the film “Am I Pretty?”