October 31, 2020

Faculty Spotlight

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.”

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. June 8, 2020

    LSA professor strives to teach to the whole student during pandemic

    Carol Bardenstein knew that in order to bring the course material to her students during the COVID-19 pandemic, she first had to bridge the distance and disruption that had scattered them.

  7. May 26, 2020

    Astronomy professor works to preserve celestial darkness

    Astronomy professor Sally Oey is tackling light pollution as she works to raise awareness of the problem and help people realize the benefits of darkness. She is the founder of Michigan Dark Skies.

  8. 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…
  9. 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.

  10. 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.