The University Record, January 25, 1993

Four faculty members granted emeritus status by Regents

Four faculty members were given the emeritus title by the Regents at their Jan. 21 meeting. They are:

Nathalie A. Drews, associate professor of social work

Drews was “one of the School of Social Work’s leading instructors in the area of interpersonal practice and was an authority on the family life cycle, particularly in the areas of death and dying and working with families who are coping with loss and grief,” the Regents said.

“Her leadership contributions to the School include serving a year as acting director of student services in 1986 and as assistant dean of student services in

1978–91.

She served as an assistant field director with the American National Red Cross in 1952–56 and as a medical social worker at the UM Hospitals in 1956–64. She joined the faculty in 1964.

Thomas J. Garbaty, professor of English

Garbaty, who joined the faculty in 1960, “has been one of the most valued and popular members of the English department,” the Regents noted. “He is one of the few professors to be named invariably to the honors list of the students’ course evaluation booklet, and received the Amoco Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching in 1968, the first State of Michigan Teaching Excellence Award in 1990, and the first biennial award from the Learning Disabilities Society in 1991.

“Prof. Garbaty’s earliest publications involve the late Victorian period, but he found his true calling in the age of Chaucer.”

Beverly C. Payne, research scientist at the Institute for Social Research and clinical professor of postgraduate medicine and health professions education

Payne is “nationally recognized for his research in the evaluation and improvement of physicians’ performance in providing health care and was among the first to develop quantitative methods for measuring physicians’ performance,” the Regents said. “During his career, he pursued an expansion of the use of these methods to improve care in hospitals and in ambulatory and specialized care settings.”

He was appointed clinical instructor in internal medicine in 1953 and served as assistant dean in the Medical School in 1966–76. In 1976 he was appointed associate professor of postgraduate medicine and health professions education, and was named clinical professor in 1992.

Glenn E. “Bo” Schembechler, assistant professor of sports management and communication

Schembechler, former head football coach and director of athletics, “strongly emphasized academic achievement, always keeping the best long-term interest of his players foremost in his mind,” the Regents noted. “With a reputation as one of the best academic advisers in the Division of Kinesiology, Prof. Schembechler knew each of his players, their abilities, and their career plans. He is a past president of the American Football Coaches Association, and for many years conducted a highly regarded annual coaching clinic for high school coaches.”

In 1969 he began his career as head football coach at the U-M, a position he held until 1990. In 1988–90 he also served as director of athletics.