Faculty Spotlight

  1. 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.

  2. November 15, 2021

    Teaching piano to youth a ‘labor of love’ for lecturer

    Amy I-Lin Cheng is a lecturer IV in piano at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. In addition, she teaches piano to youth between the ages of 7 and 17 in her private studio in Ann Arbor.

  3. October 18, 2021

    UM-Flint professor shares love of music in many ways

    Brian DiBlassio, associate professor of music in the College of Arts and Sciences at UM-Flint, began playing piano at age 9 and has been in the same band since 1999.

  4. October 11, 2021

    Stamps lecturer puts love of art, skateboarding on display

    David Flaugher, a lecturer I in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, at one time considered a career as a professional skateboarder. He instead pursued a career teaching and creating art.

  5. September 27, 2021

    Librarian captures scientists’ lives through graphic novels

    Jim Ottaviani, a U-M librarian, has been writing graphic novels about scientists for more than two decades. Ottaviani’s writing career grew out of two hobbies that started in childhood: reading comic books and studying science.

  6. September 20, 2021

    Ross professor’s ‘potato’ filter goes viral on TikTok

    Ryan Ball, clinical assistant professor of business administration in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, used a potato filter in a recent study session to capture his students’ attention.

  7. September 7, 2021

    SMTD associate professor has long list of interests

    Christi-Anne Castro, associate professor of music and associate dean for faculty development in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, serves as commissioner of a fantasy baseball league.

  8. August 9, 2021

    Law professor relaxes by baring all for art’s sake

    Clinical law professor Dave Moran has modeled nude an estimated 150 times at two dozen different places, from art centers and clubs to community colleges.

  9. May 24, 2021

    Engineering professor discovered the magic of owning horses

    Margaret Wooldridge, professor of mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering, and her family have adopted a number of animals over the years, including horses, hens and roosters.

  10. March 29, 2021

    Lecturer comes up with creative pandemic diversion

    Kate Wroblewski and her husband, along with colleagues of Wroblewski in the LSA departments of History and American Culture, have been taking virtual bartending classes through a local cocktail enthusiast during their free time.