April 02, 2020

Faculty Spotlight

  1. 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…
  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. October 28, 2019

    Art professor explores intersection of power, labor and consumerism

    Rebekah Modrak, a professor of art and design, explores the intersections of power, labor and consumerism to examine the rights of communities and workers in society.

  9. October 21, 2019

    Professor helps amplify voices through music, research

    Nadine Hubbs, professor of women’s studies and music, is author of the forthcoming book, “Country Mexicans,” which examines Mexican-American engagements with country music.

  10. October 14, 2019

    Lecturer revisits English language through traditional printing

    Fritz Swanson founded and directs Wolverine Press, a publishing exploratory in LSA’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program that combines his love for literature and his passion for letterpress printing.