July 13, 2020

Faculty Spotlight

  1. June 29, 2020

    Professor’s eclectic study areas include diseases, food contamination

    Halil Bisgin, an assistant professor of computer science at UM-Flint, has used his artificial intelligence expertise in collaborations with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Beaumont Health System.

  2. June 8, 2020

    LSA professor strives to teach to the whole student during pandemic

    Carol Bardenstein knew that in order to bring the course material to her students during the COVID-19 pandemic, she first had to bridge the distance and disruption that had scattered them.

  3. May 26, 2020

    Astronomy professor works to preserve celestial darkness

    Astronomy professor Sally Oey is tackling light pollution as she works to raise awareness of the problem and help people realize the benefits of darkness. She is the founder of Michigan Dark Skies.

  4. March 30, 2020

    UM-Dearborn associate professor connects engineering, medicine

    In Nilay Chakraborty’s lab, the inspiration often comes from surprising places. Take, for example, one of the UM-Dearborn mechanical engineering associate professor’s recent muses: the tardigrade, a chubby half-millimeter creature that’s considered by scientists to be one of the most indestructible animals on earth. They can be found in Antarctica, lava fields and most of…
  5. March 23, 2020

    Lecturer uses horror course to engage students

    Gina Brandolino, a lecturer IV in the Sweetland Center for Writing and the Department of English, LSA, engages students through horror courses she has taught for the past 10 years.

  6. February 17, 2020

    Professor takes on global mission to improve CF treatment

    Samya Nasr, director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center and a professor of pediatrics, is leading a team of volunteer staff and physicians dedicated to improving CF care around the world.

  7. February 3, 2020

    Cotera creates digital archive to document Chicana artifacts

    Maria Cotera, associate professor of American Culture and of women’s studies, co-founded the Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Project, a digital archive for documenting Chicana artifacts.

  8. January 27, 2020

    Architecture lecturer speaks about visibility and individuality

    Yojairo Lomeli, lecturer II in architecture and urban planning, incorporates into his teaching many of the ideas he explored while working on his graduate thesis surrounding identity and visibility.

  9. January 13, 2020

    Professor joins fight club to research ‘no rules’ subculture

    While pursuing his graduate degrees at UCLA, Neil Gong participated in a “no rules fight club,” the core principle of which is reflected in its name. Soon he found himself distracted from his dissertation on inequities in the mental health system and spending ever more time immersed in the fight subculture.

  10. November 18, 2019

    Peruvian archaeology spurred lecturer’s interest in Latin America

    Howard Tsai works as a project coordinator at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, is also a lecturer at the center and teaches courses in Ann Arbor and Cusco, Peru.