Faculty Spotlight

  1. June 10, 2024

    UM-Dearborn professor brings toys to life through 3D printing

    UM-Dearborn associate professor Samir Rawashdeh 3D printed replicas of the “Star Wars” droids R2-D2 and D-O and engineered them into robotic toys for his kids.

  2. May 20, 2024

    Professor channels passion for history through blacksmithing

    Thomas Henthorn, professor of history at UM-Flint, was introduced to blacksmithing while exploring historic sites. He now considers it a hobby and began teaching classes on blacksmithing in Flint.

  3. April 8, 2024

    Campus squirrels have an ally in Ross librarian

    Corey Seeman, director of Kresge Library Services for the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, is a squirrel aficionado who serves that population as the eradicator of mange.

  4. March 25, 2024

    Lecturer crushing it as youth soccer coach

    Piotr Westwalewicz, a lecturer IV in Slavic languages and literatures in LSA, founded Ann Arbor CRUSH, a youth soccer club that started with 15 players in 2005 and has grown to hundreds.

  5. March 4, 2024

    Librarian sees beauty in tools of the trade

    Paul Schaffner manages the creation of electronic texts as well as the revision and upkeep of the university’s 90-year-old Middle English Dictionary.

  6. February 19, 2024

    Assistant professor loves small things in life

    Michaelanne Thomas, assistant professor of information, has a lifelong obsession with tiny things and it’s manifested in a wondrous practice that she shares with her two young sons.

  7. February 12, 2024

    Business professor scuba dives around the world

    Dana Muir, an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Robert L. Dixon Collegiate Professor of Business and professor of business law in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, is an avid scuba diver.

  8. November 13, 2023

    Medical School professor climbs around the world

    Gary Hammer, the Millie Schembechler Professor of Adrenal Cancer in the Medical School, has been climbing since his son visited a climbing park 15 years ago.

  9. October 9, 2023

    Dentistry professor preparing for 25th Boston Marathon

    Chris Roberts, an adjunct professor of dentistry in the School of Dentistry, has qualified for his 25th Boston Marathon. The April 2024 race will be his 22nd consecutive Boston Marathon.

  10. April 10, 2023

    Lecturer’s dog uses buttons to help it communicate

    Sascha Crasnow, lecturer in Islamic arts and culture in the Residential College in LSA, has helped teach her 2-year-old beagle-mix, Parker, to “speak” through the use of nearly 100 buttons in her home.