The University Record, August 13, 1996


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Nine new faculty receive tenured appointments
Nine new faculty members received tenured appointments, with tenure, at the July Regents meeting, effective Sept. 1.

Joseph E. Grigely, visiting associate professor of art, will become associate professor of art.

Keith J. Crocker, from the Pennsylvania State University, will be professor of business economics and the Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor in Risk Management and Insurance.

Ronen Israel, from Carnegie Mellon University, will be associate professor of finance.

Deborah L. Ball, from Michigan State University, will be professor of education.

Ronald G. Larson, from AT&T Bell Laboratories, will be professor of chemical engineering.

Jyotirmoy Mazumder, from the University of Illinois, will be the Robert H. Lurie Professor of Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics.

Susan J. Douglas, from Hampshire College, will be professor of communication studies.

Linda M. Graham, from Case Western Reserve University, will be professor of surgery.

John A. Helmuth, from the Rochester Institute of Technology, will be chairman of the Department of Accounting and Finance at the U-M-Dearborn School of Management. Helmuth also will be associate professor with tenure.

Montie named to
Valassis Professorship

James E. Montie, professor of surgery, has been named to the George F. and Nancy P. Valassis Professorship of Urologic Oncology.

The appointment, approved by the Regents at the July meeting, is for a five-year term beginning July 19.

"This professorship was established through a gift from the Charitable Lead Trust created by George F. and Nancy P. Valassis of Deerfield Beach, Fla.," said Giles G. Bole, dean of the Medical School. "It is intended for this professorship to suport a faculty member in the Department of Surgery whose primary interest and/or demonstrated accomplishments are in the area of urologic oncology."

Montie, who joined the U-M last year, is "a world-class urologic oncologist who has extensive clinical experience in renal, bladder, testicular, and prostate cancer.

He has authored more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and written more than 60 chapters for medical books. He is chair of the Prostate Cancer Task Force of the American Joint Committee on Cancer. He serves as editor of the journal Seminars in Urologic Oncology."

The following administrative appointments were approved by the Regents.


Several receive
administration posts

George J. Siedel III, professor of business law, history and communication, will continue to serve as associate dean of the School of Business Administration for two years, effective July 1.

Susan M. Eklund was re-appointed as associate dean for student affairs, admissions and operations at the Law School, for a three-year term beginning July 1.

Virginia B. Gordan, assistant dean for student affairs at the Law School, was reappointed as assistant dean for international programs for a three-year term beginning Sept. 1.

Robert H. Gray, professor of environmental and industrial health, was reappointed as associate dean for research and facilities in the School of Public Health, for a three-year term beginning July 1.

Charles A. Cain, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, will serve as chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, effective July 1, 1996-Aug. 31, 1999.

Suellyn Scarnecchia, clinical professor of law, will serve as associate dean for clinical affairs of the Law School for a two-year term beginning Sept. 1.

Christina L.B. Whitman, professor of law and of women's studies, will serve as associate dean for academic affairs of the Law School for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 1997.

Abigail J. Stewart, professor of psychology and women's studies, was reappointed as director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, for a three-year term beginning Sept. 1.

The following renovation projects were approved by the Regents:


Renovation projects OK'd


The U-M-Dearborn's Faculty Office Building, constructed in 1959 and one of the original campus buildings, will be renovated at an estimated cost of $1.2 million. "Approximately 75 percent of the faculty and staff now occupying this building will be relocated to the new School of Management and School of Engineering buildings when they are completed this fall," said Executive Vice President Farris W. Womack. "The vacated space will be reassigned to the School of Education for faculty and staff office space and for class laboratories."


A $373,750 project for the fourth floor of the Rackham Building on the Ann Arbor campus will include replacement of the heating coils, provision of new energy saving controls, individual temperature controls for each conference room, and the installation of air conditioning