Faculty Spotlight

  1. 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.

  2. April 3, 2023

    Lecturer helps families navigate losing loved ones

    Darcy Brandel, a lecturer in creative writing in the Residential College and with the Semester in Detroit program, serves as a “death doula” to help families facilitate the passing of a loved one.

  3. March 27, 2023

    Organ professor James Kibbie gives Bach to U-M

    James Kibbie, professor of organ at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, will perform the last of 18 concerts featuring all 281 solo organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach on April 16 at Hill Auditorium.

  4. March 20, 2023

    Lecturer combines love of computing, creating

    Creating pieces of art — and the trial and error that comes with it — drives and inspires Mark Meier, lecturer II in architecture in the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

  5. March 13, 2023

    Homemade syrup a sweet upgrade to family tradition

    Frank Marsik, lecturer IV in climate and space sciences and engineering in the College of Engineering, and his wife began collecting sap and making their own maple syrup in 2018. 

  6. March 6, 2023

    Ford School fellow finds outlet in music

    Kaj Althaus, a Michigan Data and Policy Fellow with the Ford School’s Youth Policy Lab, performs in a band called Toed in the Ann Arbor and metro Detroit areas.

  7. February 13, 2023

    Lecturer brings personal touch to cherry farm

    Attia Qureshi, a lecturer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, helps operate a cherry and apple orchard at Wunsch Farms in northern Michigan.

  8. February 6, 2023

    Voice professor finds joy and solace in saltwater swimming

    Despite growing up in landlocked Colorado, Ann Evans Watson always felt drawn to the water and takes part in long-distance saltwater swims.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.