Faculty Spotlight

  1. January 23, 2023

    Professor embraces disability through movement

    Petra Kuppers, the Anita Gonzalez Collegiate Professor of Performance Studies and Disability Culture in LSA, and her wife launched Turtle Disco, weekly group sessions that incorporated writing and movement.

  2. October 24, 2022

    Water is a fundamental part of Aaron Dworkin’s life

    Aaron Dworkin finds inspiration in water, which figures into many important events in his life.

  3. September 26, 2022

    Egypt’s mysteries, surprises provide powerful pull

    Richard Redding, associate research scientist in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, has spent nearly every winter in Egypt for about 30 years uncovering the mysteries of the Old Kingdom.

  4. September 12, 2022

    U-M doctor and former army medic offers care in Ukraine

    Florian Schmitzberger, an emergency physician at U-M Health, works with Global Response Management and provided care and training in Ukraine after Russia invaded.

  5. September 6, 2022

    Librarian combines loves of comics, games

    David Carter serves as video game archivist for the Computer and Video Game Archive and comics librarian, combining two of his early childhood loves.

  6. July 25, 2022

    Associate professor carries on mentor’s legacy

    John Ellis, associate professor of piano and piano pedagogy in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, helps administer two community engagement programs that teach piano to young people.

  7. June 6, 2022

    Professor rethinking African experience in Latin America

    Paulina Alberto, professor of history and Spanish in LSA, focuses her research on the history of African people and Afro-descendants in Brazil and Argentina.

  8. March 21, 2022

    Faculty member trains furry friends for agility contests

    Since 2001, Holly Hughes has been involved in dog agility, a passion that draws her closer with her dogs, provides quality exercise for both handler and dog, and involves patience and learning by both parties.

  9. March 14, 2022

    Dearborn professor works in partnership to reinvigorate Detroit

    Detroit has plenty of negative stereotypes, and UM-Dearborn professor Paul Draus has joined arms with people trying to transform undesirable qualities into something beneficial and beautiful.

  10. February 21, 2022

    Hockey game turns into lifesaving ordeal for cardiologist

    Jeff Zampi, a pediatric cardiologist at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, helped save the life of a family friend who collapsed during a hockey game in December.