The following actions also were taken at the May 18 Board of Regents meeting.
Academic calendar for 2025-26 includes pre-Labor Day start
The 2025-26 academic calendar for the Ann Arbor campus will include a pre-Labor Day start date of Aug. 25, 2025, which will provide a one-week break between the end of summer term and the start of fall term. The calendar also includes a fall break Oct. 13-14 and no classes on Nov. 26, the day before Thanksgiving. Classes for the winter term will begin Jan. 7, 2026. Winter Commencement is scheduled for Dec. 14, 2025, and Spring Commencement is set for May 2, 2026. Juneteenth will be celebrated June 19, 2026, with a day of symposia and no regular classes. The calendar, which has been vetted by faculty and administrative groups, has 70 class days during the fall term and 69 class days during the winter term. There are no conflicts with religious holidays contained in this calendar.
— Hanna Quinlan, Public Affairs
Boiler and humidification work approved at Kellogg Eye Center, Brehm
The Board of Regents approved replacement of a boiler and humidification equipment that will serve the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center and Brehm Tower. The $3.3 million project will include architectural, electrical and mechanical improvements to the connected buildings. Existing equipment in Kellogg has reached the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced. The project will involve upgrading the boiler and humidification equipment in Brehm, along with associated piping and controls, creating a more energy-efficient solution than simply replacing the equipment in Kellogg. The boiler in Brehm will serve both buildings. The architectural firm Stanley Consultants will design the project, which is expected to provide an average of five on-site construction jobs. Completion is expected in fall 2024. The buildings house clinical, laboratory and office space for the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
— Ann Zaniewski, Public Affairs
U-M creates new vice provost positions for sustainability, undergraduate education
The Board of Regents voted to establish two new academic administrative positions: vice provost for sustainability and climate action, and vice provost for undergraduate education. Both positions are effective June 1 and will report to Laurie McCauley, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. The vice provost for sustainability and climate action will guide, oversee and advance U-M’s role as a leader in teaching and research related to sustainability and climate action. The vice provost for undergraduate education will be responsible for leading, overseeing and advancing continual improvements in education, including accreditation, for more than 32,000 undergraduate students in partnership with schools and colleges.
— Ann Zaniewski, Public Affairs
Ann Arbor campus
Faculty appointments with tenure
Ibrahim Ekren, associate professor of mathematics, LSA, effective Aug. 28, 2023.
**Michelle L. Hastings, professor of pharmacology, effective May 1, 2023.
Ping He, professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, LSA, effective Aug. 28, 2023.
Jun H. Kim, professor of otolaryngology, Medical School, effective April 1, 2023.
Peter B. Reich, professor of environment and sustainability, School for Environment and Sustainability, effective Aug. 28, 2023.
Bruce M. Robinson, professor of internal medicine, Medical School, effective April 1, 2023.
John R. Ryan, associate professor of communication and media, and associate professor of political science, LSA, effective Aug. 28, 2023.
Libo Shan, professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, LSA, effective Aug. 28, 2023.
**Stephanie Parks Taylor, professor of internal medicine, Medical School, effective April 1, 2023.
Venkatasubramanian Viswanathan, associate professor of aerospace engineering, College of Engineering, effective Aug. 28, 2023.
Jon Michael Wargo, associate professor of education, Marsal Family School of Education, effective Aug. 28, 2023.
**Shane A. Wells, associate professor of radiology, Medical School, effective April 1, 2023.
*Huda Akil, Gardner C. Quarton Collegiate Professor of Neurosciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
*Steven M. Archer, Ida Lucy Iacobucci Collegiate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Miranda J. Banks, John H. Mitchell Visiting Professor of Media Entertainment, LSA, effective Aug. 28, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2023.
*Charles L. Brooks, III, Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
*Lucia H.S. Cevidanes, Drs. Thomas M. and Doris Graber Endowed Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective June 1, 2023, through May 31, 2028.
*Soo-Eun Chang, Rosa Casco Solano-Lopez Research Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028
*John O. DeLancey, Norman F. Miller Professor of Gynecology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Christian de Pee, Richard Hudson Research Professor of History, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2024, through May 31, 2024.
*Susan J. Douglas, Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor of Communication, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Melissa A. Elafros, Andrea and Lawrence A. Wolfe Research Professor, Medical School, effective May 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2027.
*Victor M. Elner, Ravitz Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028
Jessica Fong, Sanford R. Robertson Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2024.
*Margherita R. Fontana, Clifford T. Nelson Endowed Professor, School of Dentistry, effective June 1, 2023, through May 31, 2028.
*Mary E. Gallagher, Amy and Alan Lowenstein Professor of Democracy, Democratization, and Human Rights, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Michelle L. Hastings, Pfizer Upjohn Research Professor of Pharmacology, Medical School, effective May 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2027.
*Judith L. Heidebrink, Richard D. and Katherine M. O’Connor Research Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Kelly R. Hoffer, Helen Zell Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, LSA, effective Aug. 28, 2023, through May 31, 2026.
Andrew M. Ibrahim, Maud T. Lane Research Professor, Medical School, effective May 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2027.
Samantha Keppler, NBD Bancorp Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2024.
Lakshmi P. Kunju, A. James French Professor of Anatomical Pathology, Medical School, effective May 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2027.
Gifty Kwakye, Arthur W. Fleming, M.D. Research Professor, Medical School, effective May 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2027.
*Mingyan Liu, Peter and Evelyn Fuss Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, effective June 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2025.
Daniel E. Michele, John A. Jacquez Collegiate Professor of Physiology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2028.
*Nouri Neamati, John G. Searle Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2028.
*Rafael Neis, Jean and Samuel Frankel Professor of Rabbinic Literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
*Christine C. Nelson, Bartley R. Frueh, M.D. and Frueh Family Collegiate Professor of Eye Plastics and Orbital Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Nicholas H. Osborne, Ramon Berguer, M.D., Ph.D. Research Professor of Vascular Surgery, Medical School, effective May 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2027.
Georgiana M. Sanders, Kenneth P. Mathews, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Allergy and Immunology, Medical School, effective May 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2027.
Adina Turcu, Roger Grekin, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Medical School, effective May 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2027.
Chandu Vemuri, Marion and David Handleman Research Professor of Vascular Surgery, Medical School, effective May 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2027.
*Anthony M. Waas, Felix W. Pawlowski Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, effective June 1, 2023, through May 31, 2028.
*Brian J. Weatherson, Marshall M. Weinberg Professor of Philosophy, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2024, through Dec. 31, 2028.
*Virginia R. Young, Cecil J. and Ethel M. Nesbitt Professor of Actuarial Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Rachel L. Zemans, Henry Sewall Research Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical School, effective May 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2027.
Joseph Trent Alexander, Collegiate Research Professor, U-M Office of the Vice President for Research, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Elizabeth A. Armstrong, chair, Department of Sociology, LSA, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026.
*Ellen M. Arruda, Tim Manganello/BorgWarner Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, effective June 1, 2023, through May 31, 2026.
*Cynthia M. Arslanian-Engoren, associate dean of faculty affairs and faculty development, School of Nursing, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026.
Norman D. Bishara, Thomas C. Jones Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective April 1, 2023, through June 30, 2023.
**Steven L. Ceccio, interim dean, College of Engineering, effective June 1, 2023.
Carlos E. Cesnik, Richard A. Auhll Department Chair of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2028.
Christopher Culley, associate vice president for planning and strategic initiatives, Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective May 19, 2023.
Colin A. Gunckel, chair, Department of Film, Television, and Media, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2024, through June 30, 2027.
Daniel E. Michele, chair, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, effective July 1, 2023.
Benjamin B. Paloff, chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026.
*Tuija I. Pulkkinen, chair, Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through May 31, 2025.
**Jeffrey S. Roberts, interim chair, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2023.
Nathan J. Sanders, chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, LSA, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026.
Aruna V. Sarma, Collegiate Research Professor, Office of the Vice President for Research, effective Sept. 1, 2023, through Aug. 31, 2028.
Karen E. Smith, chair, Department of Mathematics, LSA, July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026.
*Nicola Terrenato, director, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, LSA, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026.
**Johannes E. von Moltke, interim chair, Department of Film, Television, and Media, LSA, effective July 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2023.
*Michael P. Wellman, Richard H. Orenstein Division Chair of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, effective June 1, 2023, through May 31, 2024.
Yafeng Yin, chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2028.
Shandowyn L. Parker, associate dean for program support, College of Health Sciences, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2025.
Sapna Thwaite, vice provost for academic affairs, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective June 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026.
**Interim approval granted
Carol Bardenstein, associate professor of Arabic languages and cultures, LSA, May 31, 2023. Bardenstein earned a B.A. in Near Eastern studies from the University of Michigan in 1979. After two years of graduate coursework at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she obtained an M.A. in Arabic language and literature from U-M in 1982. She went on to complete a study abroad program at The American University of Cairo during 1982-83 and earned her Ph.D. at U-M in 1991. She taught Arabic language and literature at Dartmouth College from 1987-98. She joined U-M as an assistant professor in 1998 and was promoted to associate professor in 2004. Bardenstein’s scholarship has taken up topics in her books and articles, including translation and the cultural encounter between Europe and the Arab world, contested symbols in the Arab-Israeli conflict, the politics of “passing” in Palestinian and Israeli cinema, and the cookbook-memoirs of Middle Eastern exiles and immigrants. She presented dozens of invited and public talks, was deeply involved in community outreach and public humanities, and was nominated for the Golden Apple Teaching Award several times.
Suzanne Bergeron, Helen Mataya Graves Collegiate Professor, professor of women’s studies, and professor of social sciences, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, UM-Dearborn, April 30, 2023. Bergeron earned her Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 1998. She joined UM-Dearborn as an assistant professor in 1999, and was promoted to associate professor in 2005, and professor in 2012. Bergeron was the founding director of the Women in Learning and Leadership program in 2004. She taught in the economics discipline, environmental studies, and women’s and gender studies. Bergeron was awarded the campus’ Distinguished Teaching Award in 2004. She was awarded the Eugene V. Arden Interdisciplinary Scholar Award from UM-Dearborn in 2016. Bergeron’s leadership of the LGBTQ Task Force led to the creation of an LGBTQ coordinator position and the eventual hiring of an expert in this field to develop classes for the campus. Bergeron also co-chaired the general education task force that led to the current Dearborn Discovery Curriculum, and was on the steering committee of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Sarah Goddard Power Award Committee, among other service contributions. She was awarded the University Distinguished Service Award in 2013.
Howard Brick, Louis Evans Professor of History and professor of history, LSA, May 31, 2023. Brick completed his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in the Program in American Culture in 1976 and 1983, respectively. He held instructional and faculty appointments at the University of Chicago, the University of Oregon and Washington University, St. Louis. In 2008, he joined U-M and directed the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies from 2015-17. Brick published the books “Daniel Bell and the Decline of Intellectual Radicalism: Social Theory and Political Reconciliation in the 1940s,” “Age of Contradiction: American Thought and Culture in the 1960s” and “Transcending Capitalism: Visions of a New Society in Modern American Thought.” He co-authored “Radicals in America: The U.S. Left Since the Second World War” and “At the Center: American Thought and Culture in the Mid-twentieth Century,” and edited “A New Insurgency and Lineages of the Literary Left.” He also wrote several dozen essays and book reviews. Brick served several years on the LSA College Executive Committee. He has won the Department of History’s Undergraduate Teaching Award, LSA’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, the Richard Hudson Professor of History Award, and many other honors.
Linda Goodrich, professor of dance, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, May 31, 2023. Goodrich received her B.F.A in dance from the University of Michigan in 1985 and was a James B. Angell Scholar. She has performed on Broadway and in major regional theaters and worked as a choreographer and director. Goodrich served as a guest lecturer in the Department of Musical Theatre at New York University’s Steinhardt School from 1994-96. She joined U-M’s Department of Musical Theatre as an assistant professor in 1996, was promoted to associate professor in 2002 and professor in 2021. Goodrich teaches all levels of dance, junior performance, and senior acting classes. In addition, she directs and choreographs several on-campus productions annually for public performances in Ann Arbor. She guides and directs students participating in senior showcases in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. She has directed and choreographed shows throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, and productions in regional theaters around the U.S., including the Goodspeed Opera House, the PaperMill Playhouse, TheatreWorks, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, as well as at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Michael L. Haithcock, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; and professor of music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, May 31, 2023. Haithcock received his B.M. in 1976 in music education from East Carolina University and his M.M. in 1978 in music education from Baylor University. He joined U-M in the Department of Conducting, as director of bands and a tenured professor, in 2001, following 23 years on the Baylor faculty. Haithcock’s ensembles have performed at concerts at national and state conventions and in major concert venues, and recorded on the Albany, Arsis, and Equilibrium labels. Haithcock conducted and produced 10 commercial recordings with the Symphony Band during his 22-year tenure at U-M, and led the ensemble on a monthlong concert tour of China in 2011. In 2020, he published a textbook for undergraduate conducting classes, “The Elements of Expressive Conducting.” Haithcock received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the College Band Directors National Association in 2021, was given the prestigious Distinguished Service to Music Medal by Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity in 2011 and was named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor by U-M in 2012.
John P. Hayes, Claude E. Shannon Professor of Engineering Science and professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, May 31, 2023. Hayes received his B.E. in electrical engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland, in 1965, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1967 and 1970, respectively. He worked as a systems engineer at Shell Benelux Computing Center from 1970-72. He joined the University of Southern California faculty in 1972 as an assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor in 1977 and professor in 1982. Hayes joined the U-M faculty as a professor in 1982. His research focused on computer-aided design, verification and testing, VLSI circuits, reliable computer architecture, neural networks, and unconventional computing systems. He has authored more than 340 technical papers, several patents and seven books. Hayes was the founding director of the Advanced Computer Architecture Laboratory. He received U-M’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 1999 and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Research Prize in 2004. In 2013, he was awarded a Lifetime Contribution Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Hayes is a fellow of the IEEE and the Association for Computing Machinery.
Juli Highfill, professor of Spanish, LSA, May 31, 2023. Highfill earned a B.S. in history and social studies from the University of Kansas in 1976. She earned her M.A. from the University of Missouri in 1982, and her Ph.D. in Spanish in 1993 at the University of Kansas. She joined U-M as an assistant professor in 1993, and was promoted to associate professor in 1999 and professor in 2012. Highfill is a renowned scholar of 19th- and 20th-century Spain. She has authored two major monographs: “Portraits of Excess: Reading Character in the Modern Spanish Novel” and “Modernism and Its Merchandise: The Spanish Avant-Garde and Material Culture, 1920-1930.” She is completing a book titled “Images in Flight: Popular and Political Affect in Spanish Cinema, 1920-1940.” Highfill is a two-time recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Excellence in Concentration Advising. Her service contributions include serving as the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures associate chair and head of the Spanish Curriculum Committee. In the 1990s, she played a pivotal role in implementing the cultural studies track for the Spanish major.
Susan Juster, Rhys Isaac Collegiate Professor of History and professor of history, LSA, Dec. 31, 2022. Juster earned a B.A from Brown University in 1982, and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1990. Juster joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1992 and was promoted to professor in 2005. Juster’s first book “Disorderly Women: Sexual Politics and Evangelicalism in Revolutionary New England” brought a gendered analysis on sectarian religious movements. “Doomsayers: Anglo-American Prophecy in the Age of Revolution” analyzed the American experience in a history of prophesy, and “Sacred Violence in Early America” examined the sanctification of violence that shaped early English American encounters with Native Americans and with religious outsiders. She served as chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, associate dean of social sciences, and associate chair of the Department of History. She taught undergraduate and graduate courses in early American history and the history of religion, and was a dedicated mentor to a generation of undergraduate and graduate students. A 2020 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she has been appointed the M. Keck Director of Research at The Huntington Library.
Mary C. Kelley, Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture and Women’s and Gender Studies, professor of history, of American culture, and of women’s and gender studies, LSA, May 31, 2023. Kelley attended Mount Holyoke College, earning a B.A. in 1965, followed by an M.A. from New York University in 1970, and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1974. She held faculty positions at the City University of New York, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Dartmouth College before joining U-M in 2002. Kelley authored “Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life,” “Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America” and “The Limits of Sisterhood: The Beecher Sisters on Women’s Rights and Women’s Sphere,” among other books. She was president of the Society of American Historians in 2017, the Society of Historians of Early American Republic in 2006, and the American Studies Association in 1999. She held prominent roles in the American Antiquarian Society, among other organizations, and served on several journal editorial boards. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014.
James Kibbie, professor of music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, May 31, 2023. Kibbie received his B.M. in 1971 and his M.M. in 1972 in organ performance from North Texas State University, and his D.M.A. in organ performance from the University of Michigan in 1981. He joined U-M’s Department of Organ as a lecturer in 1981. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1982, associate professor in 1988 and professor in 2001. Kibbie is internationally renowned as an authority on the organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach. He has performed the complete cycle of Bach organ works in a series of 18 recitals. Kibbie has performed throughout North America and Europe, including appearances at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, Royal Festival Hall in London, Dvořak Hall in Prague, and Lincoln Center in New York. He was awarded the Grand Prix d’Interprétation at the International Organ Competition of Chartres, France, and is also the only American to have won the International Organ Competition of the Prague Spring Festival in the former Czechoslovakia. Kibbie’s “audio holiday cards,” recorded on the Létourneau organ in his residence and issued as free internet downloads, are a popular annual tradition.
David Lam, professor of economics, LSA, and research professor in the Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, May 31, 2023. Lam earned his B.A. from Fort Lewis College in 1976, his M.A. in Latin American studies from the University of Texas in 1978, and his M.A. in demography and Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1982 and 1983, respectively. He joined U-M as an assistant professor of economics in 1983 and was promoted to professor of economics and research professor in PSC in 1996. He served as the director of PSC from 1994-2003 and 2008-10, as chair of the Department of Economics from 2014-15, and as director of ISR from 2015-21. Lam was a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil and South Africa. He was named Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Lam served as president of the Population Association of America in 2011. He was a member of the Committee on Population of the National Academy of Sciences and was a consultant or adviser to the World Bank, United Nations Population Division, United Nations Development Program, and the South Africa Office of the Presidency.
Jianming Li, professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, LSA, May 31, 2023. Li received his B.S. from Nanjing University, China, in 1984 and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1995. Li joined U-M as an assistant professor in 1998, and was promoted to associate professor in 2004 and professor in 2011. Li studied how plants detect and respond to brassinosteroid hormones known to be important for normal plant growth and development. He was credited for discovering several key components of the brassinosteroid signaling pathway, including the brassinosteroid receptor and its coreceptor, and proteins that transmit the extracellular steroid signals into the nucleus to alter gene expression. Li was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012. His laboratory discovered not only the evolutionarily conserved factors but also green life-specific components of a highly stringent protein quality control system that is relevant to many human diseases and plant tolerance to environmental stress. Li taught undergraduate and graduate courses in molecular biology and plant physiology. Li was the academic program director of the University of Michigan-Peking University Joint Institute in LSA from 2011-17.
Priscilla Lindsay, Claribel Baird Halstead Collegiate Professor and professor of theater and drama, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, May 31, 2023. Lindsay received her B.A. in speech and her M.A. in theater from the University of Michigan in 1971 and 1972, respectively. She joined the Department of Theatre & Drama as chair and tenured associate professor in 2010, and was promoted to professor in 2015. She served as chair of the Department of Theatre & Drama from 2010-21. Lindsay performed professionally at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas. She was appointed an assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, as well as a member of the Missouri Repertory Theatre Company. Lindsay was the associate artistic director at the Indiana Repertory Theatre for 12 years. She led the IRT’s Summer Conservatory for Youth program and was director of the Young Playwrights in Process playwriting competition. Lindsay performed in more than 30 seasons at the IRT, directed more than 25 plays professionally, and several plays at U-M. Lindsay also has had a long and successful voiceover career. In the fall of 2018 Lindsay appeared with Alec Baldwin in the UMS/Theatre & Drama staged reading of “Death of a Salesman.”
Marjorie C. McCullagh, Sally L. Lusk Collegiate Professor of Nursing and professor of nursing, School of Nursing, May 31, 2023. McCullagh received her B.S. in nursing from the University of New York at Albany in 1977, and her M.S. in adult health nursing from the University of North Dakota in 1986. She received her Ph.D. in clinical nursing research and a master’s specialization in community health and occupational health nursing from the University of Michigan in 1999. McCullagh is a registered nurse, a certified public health clinical nurse specialist, and a certified occupational health nurse specialist. McCullagh was appointed an assistant professor at the School of Nursing in 2008, and was promoted to associate professor in 2012 and professor in 2016. McCullagh directs the nursing component of the U-M Center for Occupational Health, Safety, and Engineering. Her program of research focuses on promoting the health and safety of farm workers and their families with an emphasis in hearing protection. She is a fellow of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the American Academy of Nursing and is active in the Michigan Association of Occupational Health Nurses having served in several leadership positions including president of the association.
Robert E. Megginson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; and professor of mathematics, LSA, May 31, 2023. He received a B.S. in physics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1969, worked for eight years at the Roper Corp., then received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Illinois in 1984. He joined U-M in 1992, and was the associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education in LSA from 2004-10. Megginson is a Sequoyah Fellow of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. His service includes committees of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society. Megginson was awarded the U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring in 1997, the Distinguished Mentor of the Year Award from the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science in 2019, and is portrayed in the book “100 Native Americans Who Shaped American History.”Megginson was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2009. He received the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award in 2000 and the Regents’ Award for Distinguished Public Service in 1999, and was recognized three times with the LSA Excellence in Education Award.
Mark E. Meyerhoff, Philip J. Elving Professor of Chemistry and professor of chemistry, LSA, May 31, 2023. Meyerhoff earned a B.A. from the City University of New York in 1974, and a Ph.D. from SUNY Buffalo in 1979. Meyerhoff joined U-M as an assistant professor in 1979 and was promoted through the ranks to professor in 1990. Meyerhoff’s research focused on sensors suitable for direct measurements of clinically important analytes in physiological samples, and on biomaterials, especially the development and characterization of novel nitric oxide releasing/generating polymeric materials. He and his collaborators have authored more than 400 original research papers and patents. He has been a popular lecturer in the undergraduate Introduction to Analytical Chemistry lecture and lab courses, and regularly taught a graduate course on electrochemistry. Meyerhoff received the Rackham Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award in 2006. He was elected to the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry in 2002 and received the Rackham Graduate School’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 2011. In 2020, Meyerhoff received the American Chemical Society Award in Analytical Chemistry. He has served U-M on many faculty and search committees, and as interim chair of the Department of Chemistry.
Trevor N. Mudge, Bredt Family Professor of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, May 31, 2023. Mudge received his B.Sc. in 1969 in cybernetics from the University of Reading, England, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science in 1977 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Mudge joined U-M as an assistant professor in 1977, and was promoted to associate professor in 1983 and professor in 1991. Mudge’s research made important contributions to computer architecture, programming languages, VLSI design, and computer vision. He has authored more than 400 technical papers, holds 45 patents, and has supervised 60 Ph.D. students. Mudge directed the ARM Research Center at U-M from 2006-21. He is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Illinois Computer Science Department for his work to advance the field of low-power computer architecture and its interaction with technology. He is a recipient of the College of Engineering’s Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award, as well as CoE’s Research Excellence and Teaching Excellence Awards and the ACM/IEEE Eckert-Mauchly Award. Mudge is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery.
Bruce Pietrykowski, professor of economics, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, UM-Dearborn, April 30, 2023. Pietrykowski earned his Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research in 1990. He joined UM-Dearborn as an assistant professor in 1990, and was promoted to associate professor in 1996 and professor in 2006. Pietrykowski was director of the Distance Learning Program for United Auto Workers-Ford University, associate dean of CASL, founding director of the Center for the Study of Automotive Heritage, director of the Urban and Regional Studies Program, and director of the Center for Labor and Community Studies. Pietrykowski’s research focuses on labor economics, inequality and community economies. He has conducted research on a wide variety of topics including skills, gender, low-wage work, the political economy of food and consumption, education theory, Fordism, employment in the American auto industry, and heterodox economic theories. Pietrykowski is the author of two books, “The Political Economy of Consumer Behavior” published in 2009 and “Work” published in 2019. Among other journals, Pietrykowski’s research has appeared in the Review of Social Economy, Review of Radical Political Economics, and Feminist Economics.
Deborah M. Price, clinical associate professor of nursing, School of Nursing, May 31, 2023. Price received her B.S.N. and M.S. in advanced medical-surgical nursing from U-M in 1978 and 1987, respectively. She received her D.N.P. from Oakland University in 2012. Price’s first academic appointment at the School of Nursing was in 1987 and she was appointed a clinical instructor in 2011. She was promoted to clinical assistant professor in 2014 and clinical associate professor in 2021. Price’s research focuses on palliative and end-of-life care as well as nursing education. Her work in palliative care and in pedagogical innovations have been showcased through professional presentations at local, national and international venues, culminating in numerous awards, including the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Nursing Poster Awards and two separate Awards for Excellence by STTI. Price has a history of sustained and substantial contributions to service at the local and national levels. She has served on multiple committees, task forces and workgroups within the School of Nursing. She was awarded U-M’s School of Nursing Mae Edna Doyle Teacher of the Year Award in 2009 and the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty in 2012.
Melody Racine, associate professor of music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, May 31, 2023. Racine received her B.A. in music and elementary education from UM-Flint in 1983, and her M.M. in voice performance from the University of Michigan in 1987. She joined U-M in 1995 as an instructor, and was promoted to clinical assistant professor in 1998, clinical associate professor in 2004, and associate professor, with tenure, in 2017. Racine served as an associate dean from 2011-17 and interim SMTD dean from 2017-18. Racine is a master teacher in the fields of classical performance and musical theatre. She is a recipient of the Harold Haugh Award for excellence in studio instruction. In addition, she maintains a studio of professional singers who grace the Broadway and operatic stages. She has sung with U-M’s own Martin Katz, a world-renowned collaborative pianist. Her singing has taken her to music festivals in Aspen and Tanglewood, along with concert, oratorio and operatic stages throughout the United States and in Italy. Recent concert appearances have included Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony with the University Symphony Orchestra.
Beth Glover Reed, associate professor of social work, School of Social Work, and associate professor of women’s and gender studies, LSA, May 31, 2023. Reed earned her B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1964, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1966 and 1979, respectively. She joined U-M in 1973. Reed’s interests focus on how to define and work for social justice, barriers to this work, and ways to reduce them. Her current research is designed to identify approaches for working both on alcohol and other drug problems and intimate partner violence together, explore why joint work occurs infrequently despite need, and determine what can enhance effective attention to both issues together. Past research has included a study of how states responded to several congressional mandates to increase services for women with alcohol and other drug problems. Her recent work has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson and Fahs-Beck Foundations and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organization Studies, and several community-based programs.
Donald H. Regan, William W. Bishop Jr. Collegiate Professor of Law and professor of law, Law School, and professor of philosophy, LSA, May 31, 2023. Regan earned his B.A. from Harvard College in 1963, his LL.B. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1966, his B.Phil. from Oxford in 1968, and his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan in 1980. Regan was a Guggenheim Fellow, a fellow at the National Center for the Humanities and a visiting fellow at All Souls College in Oxford. He has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1998. He became an assistant professor at the Law School in 1968 and a professor in 1974. Regan is known for his contributions to philosophy and to constitutional law. His book, “Utilitarianism and Co-operation,” won the Franklin J. Matchette Prize of the American Philosophical Association. He has written path-breaking work in ethics and constitutional law. He has taught and written about international trade law, particularly the impact of trade law on national health, safety and environmental regulation; on moral and political philosophy, with a special interest in the theory of the good; and on constitutional law, concentrating on federalism issues.
Javier Sanjinés, professor of Spanish, LSA, May 31, 2023. Sanjinés earned a B.A. in political science from the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés in 1971. He studied literary sociology at the École Pratique de Hautes Études in Paris, France, where in 1974 he also earned a master’s degree in Latin American studies at the Université de Paris-III. He earned his Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese in 1988 from the University of Minnesota. After faculty appointments at the Catholic University of Bolivia and the University of Maryland, he joined U-M as an assistant professor of Spanish in 1998, was promoted to associate professor in 2003 and professor in 2010. Sanjinés was an early and important contributor to the collective project of adapting the conceptual paradigm of post coloniality to the study of Latin America. He authored five books and has published more than 100 articles and book chapters. Sanjinés’ teaching, centered on upper-division and graduate courses on a broad range of topics in Latin American literature and culture, has also included proseminars for the Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He served on the departmental executive committee and provided teaching and leadership in the university’s study abroad programs.
Shari Saunders, clinical professor of education, Marsal Family School of Education, May 31, 2023. Saunders received her B.S. from Syracuse University in 1981, her M.A. from Northwestern University in 1982, and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1991. Saunders joined the School of Education in 1990 as an assistant professor of education. In 1995 she became program manager at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. In 2001, Saunders returned to the School of Education as a clinical assistant professor, and was promoted to clinical associate professor in 2007 and to clinical professor in 2016. She served as the associate dean for undergraduate and teacher education from 2016-21. Saunders’ scholarship addresses gaps in the preparation of teachers related to issues of equity and social justice. She works to help others address challenges in their teaching practice, particularly in the areas of diversity, multiculturalism and social justice. Saunders taught courses about teaching and learning and educational reform and policy. From 2016-19, she served as the School of Education’s faculty liaison for inclusive teaching. In 2019, she co-created the Interprofessional Mini-Certificate in Trauma-Informed Practice with faculty in the School of Social Work and School of Nursing.
Susan E. Shore, Merle Lawrence Collegiate Professor of Otolaryngology Research, professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, and professor of molecular and integrative physiology, Medical School; and professor of biomedical engineering, College of Engineering, May 18, 2023. Shore received her Ph.D. in physiology from Louisiana State University Medical School in 1981. She joined U-M as a research investigator from 1984-86. She returned to U-M as an assistant research scientist in 2000, and was promoted to research associate professor in 2002, associate professor in 2006, and professor in 2013. Shore is recognized worldwide for her pioneering contributions to the understanding of neural interactions between somatosensory and auditory representations in the brain and her deployment of this information to advance the understanding and treatment of tinnitus. She is the co-founder and CSO of Auricle Inc., a company to implement therapeutic approaches through bisensory stimulation. In 2021, Shore was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for contributions to sensory neuroscience. Shore has served on numerous NIH study sections and other review boards. She served as director of a T32 program from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders from 2013.
Duncan Steel, Robert J. Hiller Professor of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering; and professor of physics, LSA, May 31, 2023. Steel received his A.B. in 1972 in physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his M.S. in 1973 in electrical science, his M.S. in 1975 in nuclear science, and his Ph.D. in 1976 in nuclear and electrical science, all from from the University of Michigan. He was a member of the technical staff at Hughes Research Laboratories from 1975-85. He joined U-M in 1985 as an associate professor in electrical engineering and computer science and in physics, and as an associate research scientist in the Institute of Gerontology at the Medical School. He was promoted to professor of electrical engineering and physics in 1989 and to research scientist in gerontology in 1990. Steel made significant contributions to the emerging field of quantum computing. He authored a textbook and more than 400 published papers and chapters. In 2010 he received the Isakson Prize from the American Physical Society and U-M’s Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award. He is a Guggenheim Scholar and a fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Frank W. Wayman, professor of political science, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, UM-Dearborn, April 30, 2023. Wayman earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. He joined UM-Dearborn as an assistant professor in 1972, and was promoted to associate professor in 1976 and professor in 1984. Wayman is a scholar of international relations. His research employs quasi-experimental designs and game theory to facilitate a deeper understanding of causality and predictive modeling. The author or co-author of four books and nearly 20 peer-reviewed articles, Wayman’s work is widely cited. His article, “Buying Time: Moneyed Interests and the Mobilization of Bias in Congressional Committees,” co-authored with Richard L. Hall, was cited in 2006 by American Political Science Reviewas one of its 50 most cited articles in the 100 years of the review. Wayman received UM-Dearborn’s Outstanding Faculty Research Award in 1999. He was director of the Ottawa Internship program from 2005-09, co-founded the Correlates of War project council, served as director of Interdisciplinary Studies from 1981-86, and worked on numerous other committees. Wayman was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award in 2000 from the Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities.
— Compiled by Katie Kelton, The University Record
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