January 28, 2020

Faculty/Staff Spotlights

  1. June 24, 2019 Photo of Sofia Merajver

    “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

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  2. June 10, 2019 Photo of Shannon Spicer

    “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

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  3. 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.

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  4. May 6, 2019 Photo of Ramaswami Mahalingam

    “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

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  5. April 29, 2019 Photo of Leseliey Welch

    “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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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?”

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  8. April 8, 2019 Photo of Sara Adlerstein

    “I thought, I can bring the art here. And this is going to play a role in communicating science in a different way.”

    Sara Adlerstein, associate research scientist in the School for Environment and Sustainability

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  9. March 25, 2019 Photo of Anne McNeil

    “The first time I became aware that I was a woman in science was in graduate school. … I ran into a lot of ‘guy culture.’”

    Anne McNeil, professor of chemistry and creator of Diversify Chemistry, which helps people find individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds in chemistry

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  10. March 18, 2019 Photo of Victoria Bigelow with a music book

    “In Flint, you have a whole school district of kids juxtaposed with a beautiful cultural center that they have not had access to and no access to programming during the day. It was important for me to try and change that.”

    Victoria Bigelow, an evaluation coordinator at the School of Education, uses her skills and passion to help connect Flint’s students to the art of music.

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