January 20, 2021

Faculty Spotlight

  1. January 18, 2021

    Assistant professor recalls ‘Jeopardy!’ experience

    Ian Shin, assistant professor of history and American culture in LSA, appeared on “Jeopardy!” in 2017 and finished second. Shin fondly recalls his time with longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who died of pancreatic cancer Nov. 8, 2020.

  2. January 11, 2021

    LSA lecturer took to the mountains during pandemic

    Virginia Murphy, lecturer II in Program in the Environment and lecturer IV in the Residential College in LSA, spent much of the COVID-19 pandemic hiking in the mountains of Maine.

  3. December 7, 2020

    Social worker uses her experiences to train police

    Daicia Price, clinical assistant professor of social work, partners with Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network to provide crisis training for law enforcement agencies. 

  4. November 23, 2020

    UM-Dearborn associate librarian cooks with multicultural inspiration

    Monica Adams, head of user services at UM-Dearborn’s Mardigian Library, has found more time to cook a variety of cuisine from all over the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. November 16, 2020

    Residential College lecturer an avid birder ‘from birth’

    Susan Rosegrant, lecturer IV in the Residential College, is an avid birder who has spotted more than 400 North American birds, including 120 species in her Ypsilanti backyard that includes 5 acres of trails.

  6. October 12, 2020

    Professor rolls with changes in the digital media world

    Lisa Nakamura, who began teaching courses about digital media in 2001 and at U-M in 2012, helped create a digital studies minor to provide recognition for students who had spent so much time researching it.

  7. September 28, 2020

    U-M professor’s work featured in ‘Enslaved’ TV series

    Ron Eglash is known for his work in the field of ethnomathematics and recently lent this expertise to “Enslaved,” a docuseries that explores 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World.

  8. August 31, 2020

    Professor helps celebrity find their roots on PBS show

    UM-Dearborn professor Joe Lunn has spent 45 years studying the African experience during World War I, which helped him connect a celebrity with their ancestor’s story on the PBS show “Finding Your Roots.”

  9. July 20, 2020

    Associate professor finds fitness and fun on the ice

    Kristin Seefeldt, associate director for educational programs at Poverty Solutions at U-M and an associate professor of social work and public policy, competes in local figure skating competitions.

  10. 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.