September 17, 2019

Faculty Spotlight

  1. September 16, 2019

    UM-Dearborn’s Hafiz Malik is battling the future of fake news

    Hafiz Malik, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at UM-Dearborn, works to combat potential online abuses that employ phony audio or video files. 

  2. September 9, 2019

    Law School scholar started center to tackle mass incarceration

    Years ago, it became clear to Amanda Alexander that it wouldn’t be possible to build a Detroit that works for everyone without addressing mass incarceration. The Detroit Justice Center was her solution.

  3. September 3, 2019

    Assistant professor charts new pathways for research, students

    Alison Narayan explores uncharted pathways in her research, which centers on innovations in chemistry and new ways to build molecules. When she’s not in the lab, Narayan works to create pathways for underrepresented groups to study science.

  4. August 12, 2019

    Professor helps men redefine masculinity, explore mental health

    Daphne C. Watkins considers herself a witness to black men’s pain. The associate professor of social work dedicates her scholarship to studying “men, masculinities and mood,” with a specific focus on black men, and how men and boys define themselves as men and boys, and how that influences their mental health.

  5. July 29, 2019

    Art professor’s work addresses nature, direct experience

    The first time Susan Crowell exhibited her work in a botanical garden, she decided she never wanted to return to a gallery space. Her artistic practice values the importance of nature and direct experience. Her sculptures address themes such as natural beauty, creation and the environment.

  6. June 24, 2019

    Spotlight: Medical, public health professor encourages thinking before knowledge

    For Sofia Merajver, age is no indicator of ability. A teaching assistant for her second-grade class at age 7, she received an undergraduate degree six months after immigrating to America at age 19. She’s now a professor of internal medicine and epidemiology promoting a multidisciplinary approach to biomedical research

  7. May 20, 2019

    Stamps professor uses art to address human rights and global culture

    While some scholars rely on written journals and essays to present their research, David Chung uses visual art to convey his work on topics such as diasporic populations and cultural assimilation.

  8. May 6, 2019

    Professor’s varied background helps him teach mindfulness, self-awareness

    Ramaswami Mahalingam has had jobs ranging from dishwasher to poet to structural engineer. Now a professor of psychology and women’s studies, he uses that background in studying how certain lines of work are devalued and workers marginalized, and in his teaching of mindfulness and self-awareness.

  9. April 29, 2019

    Lecturer aims to combat health care disparities in local communities

    During her second week conducting a study on pediatric HIV in Durban, South Africa, Leseliey Welch walked into one of the local hospital rooms to witness a young mother crying over her infant’s crib. “That day is when I realized that health is about more than doctors,” said Welch.

  10. April 22, 2019

    Anthropologist explores water’s role in Mexico City lives

    As a medical anthropologist doing field work in Mexico City’s working-class neighborhoods, Elizabeth Roberts found that water was often less accessible and more expensive than soda. She and her team are studying ways in which the availability of water and residents’ trust in water shapes people’s health and well-being.