Faculty Spotlight

  1. March 21, 2022

    Faculty member trains furry friends for agility contests

    Since 2001, Holly Hughes has been involved in dog agility, a passion that draws her closer with her dogs, provides quality exercise for both handler and dog, and involves patience and learning by both parties.

  2. March 14, 2022

    Dearborn professor works in partnership to reinvigorate Detroit

    Detroit has plenty of negative stereotypes, and UM-Dearborn professor Paul Draus has joined arms with people trying to transform undesirable qualities into something beneficial and beautiful.

  3. February 21, 2022

    Hockey game turns into lifesaving ordeal for cardiologist

    Jeff Zampi, a pediatric cardiologist at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, helped save the life of a family friend who collapsed during a hockey game in December.

  4. February 14, 2022

    Oboe professor runs a marathon in every state

    Nancy Ambrose King, professor of oboe in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, completed a marathon in all 50 states, all before turning 60.

  5. February 7, 2022

    Stamps professor’s homemade table becomes much more

    Roland Graf made a simple table made of seven planks of untreated pine around which his family gathered for a retirement celebration in 2006.

  6. January 31, 2022

    Buzz starting to grow around lecturer’s writers’ circle

    Debotri Dhar, lecturer II in women’s and gender studies in LSA, suggested the idea for the Hummingbird Global Writers’ Circle in December 2016.

  7. January 24, 2022

    New York native drums up performance, teaching career

    Ian Antonio, assistant professor of music in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, has played the drums since before he can remember and performed on four continents.

  8. January 17, 2022

    Filmmaker got their start early with VHS camcorder

    Charli Brissey, assistant professor of dance in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, has worked at U-M since 2018 teaching film, composition and technique classes in the dance department.

  9. December 6, 2021

    Dara Hill finds resonating way to share research

    Dara Hill, associate professor of reading and language arts in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at UM-Dearborn, put together a short documentary called “My Child’s K-5 School Journey in Detroit.”

  10. November 22, 2021

    Associate professor’s love of dance started early

    A dramaturg, dance historian and theorist, Clare Croft is associate professor of American culture in LSA. She also has launched and curated projects to promote queer dance and open dialogue in that sphere.