The University Record, July 30, 1997

Regents Roundup

Editor's Note: The following actions were taken by the Regents at t heirJuly meeting.

Renovation projects OK'd

Seven faculty members retire

Seven faculty members were given the emeritus title.

Those retiring are Richard E. Czarnecki, professor of business administration,U-M-Dearborn; Mary Lou Kemme, assistant professor of psychology; SylvanKornblum, professor of psychology, research scientist, and professor psychologyin the Department of Psychiatry;

Pau l R. Lehman, professor of music; Philip M. Margolis, professor ofpsychiatry; William Martel, the Fred Jenner Hodges Professor of Radiology;and James M. Miller, associate professor of industrial and operations engineering.

Faculty members named to endowed professorships

Dana Muir, assistant professor of law, history and communication, willhold the Sanford R. Robertson Assistant Professorship in Business A dministration.

Jane E. Dutton, the William Russell Kelly Professor of Business Administration,professor of organizational behavior and human resource management andcorporate strategy, and associate professor of psychology, also will holdthe Jack D. Sparks-Whirlpool Corporation Research Professorship in BusinessAdministration.

Sabine G. MacCormack, the Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of Historyand professor of history and of classical studies, will be the Mary Annand Charles R. Walgreen Jr. Pro fessor for the Study of Human Understanding,and professor of history and of classical studies.

Stephanie S. Platz, assistant professor of history, will hold the AlexManoogian Assistant Professorship of Modern Armenian History.

Alan V. Deardo rff, professor of economics and public policy and of publicpolicy, also will hold the John W. Sweetland Professorship of InternationalEconomics.

John F. Greden, professor of psychiatry, also will hold the Rachel UpjohnProfessorship of Psychiatry an d Clinical Neurosciences.

Kevin K. Tremper, professor of anesthesiology, also will hold the RobertB. Sweet Professorship of Anesthesiology.

Muir is "one of our most promising junior scholars, who is workingin the areas of executive comp ensation law, and the intersection of corporationlaw and employee benefits law," said B. Joseph White, dean of theSchool of Business Administration. "She has a solid list of publications,both in number and in the quality of the journals in which she publishes,and is frequently invited to present her research at national conferences.Since 1995, she has received five distinguished or outstanding proceedingspaper awards from professional associations. Her teaching ratings are excellent."

Dutton, Dean White said, "is an accomplished researcher with anextensive list of refereed publications in some of the most prestigiousjournals in her field. In addition, she is extremely active in her profession,both in the National Academy of Manag ement, where she has served in variouscapacities since 1989, and in serving as editor for some of the profession'stop journals. She is an excellent teacher whose ratings consistently fallabove the departmental average, and has been extremely active in the School'sdoctoral program, serving on 10 doctoral committees to date."

MacCormack is "an exceptionally brilliant and broad-ranging scholar,"said LS&A Dean Edie N. Goldenberg. Her most remarkable feature is hermastery of the two a reas of classical late antiquity and Latin Americaof the 16th and 17th centuries. She links these two fields, at first sightso disparate, by her interest in the process of contact and selective assimilationbetween Christian and non-Christian societies. Sh e has used her multidimensionallearning to an excellent effect in the classroom, winning an Amoco TeachingAward in 1994.

Platz, Goldenberg said, is a specialist in modern Armenia, and has beentrained by both anthropologists and historians. She writ es as a contemporaryhistorian, deeply concerned with national symbols and their evolution.She is firmly embedded in the history of the Soviet Union, and uses herintimacy with its political system to examine how conceptions of the Armenianpast and Armenian identity changed in the wake of the Soviet collapse in1991. Her dissertation, "Pasts and Futures: Space, History, and ArmenianIdentity, 1988-94," is viewed as a brilliant portrait of a societyin tumultuous transformation, based on field work ca rried out under themost strenuous of circumstances.

Deardorff is "one of the most productive and distinguished internationaltrade scholars of the time," Goldenberg said. His contributions areboth deep and broad, spanning the most importan t topics in trade theory.The Department of Economics has long been famous for its strength in internationaleconomics. Prof. Deardorff is a large part of that strength. It is mostappropriate that a scholar who has contributed to every aspect of internation aleconomics--trade and finance, theory and policy--should inaugurate theJohn W. Sweetland Professorship of International Economics.

Greden "plays a prominent role in the field of psychiatry,"said A. Lorris Betz, interim dean of the Medica l School. He has publishedmore than 260 scientific papers and has delivered over 150 lectures nationallyand internationally. He is an active member of numerous professional societiesand is recent past president of the Psychiatric Research Society and theS ociety of Biological Psychiatry. His expertise is further recognized throughhis position as co-editor in chief of the Journal of Psychiatric Research,and he has editorial responsibilities for publications including the AmericanJournal of Psychiatry and Bi ological Psychiatry.

Tremper, Betz said, is nationally recognized for his research activitieson invasive and noninvasive monitoring of hemodynamics and oxygen transport.Clinically, he has subspecialty interests in intensive care and cardiacanesthes iology. He is a reviewer for numerous journals and serves on sixeditorial boards. His expertise is further recognized through is nationalsociety activities, including chair of the subcommittee on equipment, monitoring,and engineering technology for the Am erican Society of Anesthesiologists.

14 receive administrative appointments

Administrative appointments approved included:

Earl Lewis, senior associate dean at the Rackham School of GraduateStudies, will serve as interim dean, effecti ve Sept. 1. He also is professorof history and of Afroamerican and African studies.

Thomas C. Kinnear will extend his appointment as vice president fordevelopment, effective Sept. 1, until a new vice president for developmentis appointed. Kinnear a lso is the D. Maynard Phelps Professor of BusinessAdministration and professor of marketing.

Allen J. Samuels, professor of art, will continue to serve as dean ofthe School of Art and Design for another year, effective July 1.

Anne W. Monter io, assistant dean for students at the College of Engineering,was reappointed for a three-year term, effective Sept. 1.

Anthony W. England, professor of electrical engineering and computerscience and professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space scie nces, was reappointedassociate dean for faculty programs at the Graduate School for one yearbeginning Sept. 1.

Steven L. Kunkel, professor of pathology, was reappointed associatedean for interdisciplinary programs and initiatives at the Graduate Sc hoolfor one year, effective Sept. 1.

Willis C. Patterson, professor of music, was reappointed associate deanof the School of Music for one year, effective July 1.

Jackie R. McClain, executive director of human resources and affirmativeaction , was reappointed to the post for a five-year term, effective Feb.15, 1997.

Sherril A. Smith, professor of art, will serve as interim associatedean for graduate studies at the School of Art and Design for one yearbeginning July 1.

Gautam Kau l, professor of finance, will serve as associate dean of theSchool of Business Administration for three years beginning Sept. 1.

Thomas R. Trautmann, professor of anthropology and of history, was namedboth director of the Institute for the Humaniti es and the Mary Fair CroushoreProfessor of Humanities for a three-year term, effective July 1.

Joyce A. Wahr, associate professor of anesthesiology, will serve asassistant dean for admissions and financial aid of the Medical School,effective Sept. 1.

Jeffrey A. Alexander, the Richard Carl Jelinek Professor in Health ServicesManagement and Policy, will serve as acting associate dean for academicaffairs of the School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 1997-May 31,1998.

Glenda Dickerso n, professor of theatre and drama, will serve as associatedean of the Graduate School for a three-year term, effective Sept. 1.

Tenured appointments approved

Faculty appointments, with tenure, included:

Brian P. Coppola, lecturer in chemistry, will be associate professorof chemistry, effective Sept. 1.

Julia C. Hell, from Duke University, will be associate professor ofGerman languages and literatures, effective Sept. 1.

Smadar Karni, from Temple University, will be asso ciate professor ofmathematics, effective Sept. 1.

Webb Keane, from the University of Pennsylvania, will be associate professorof anthropology, effective July 1.

George Steinmetz, from the University of Chicago, will be associateprofessor of sociology and of Germanic languages and literatures, effectiveSept. 1.

Linda L. Tesar, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, willbe associate professor of economics, effective Sept. 1.

Katherine M. Verdery, from the Johns Hopkins University, will be theEric R. Wolf Professor of Anthropology and professor of anthropology, effectiveSept. 1.