The University Record, October 1, 1996
Photos by Bob Kalmbach
Philip H. Bucksbaum, Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
Philip H. Bucksbaum ranks among the elite in the field of atomic-optical physics. His work is characterized by a blend of deep theoretical understanding, technological innovation, and an intellectual boldness that moves him into exciting new areas. Colleagues use the word "elegant" to describe his work on such varied topics as above-threshold ionization, harmonic generation, half-cycle pulses, and, more recently, on wave packet propagation.
Co-author of the influential book Weak Interactions of Leptons and Quarks, Professor Bucksbaum provided the first experimental demonstration of the Kapitza-Dirac effect, predicted 50 years previously, in which electrons are scattered by the standing wave pattern of an intense radiation field. In addition to furnishing a deeper understanding of matter and radiation interactions, these findings bring us closer to the goal of controlling chemical reactions in a bond-specific fashion.
Professor Bucksbaum's creativity and continual striving for excellence are evident in his teaching, which is characterized by lively and clear lectures. He supervises a productive group of eight graduate students and three undergraduate researchers.
Highly regarded by colleagues for his good sense, Professor Bucksbaum manages a full slate of service responsibilities. He is associate director for science at the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Department of Physics. He also has served on LS&A's Divisional Evaluation Committee for the Natural Sciences, which reviews candidates for promotion and hiring. Professor Bucksbaum is in great demand as an invited speaker at international conferences and as a committee member on committees of national societies, the National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Bucksbaum recently completed a term as a member of the executive committee of the Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Division of the American Physical Society. He is also a Fellow of the APS and of the Optical Society of America.
For his intellectual boldness in the quest for basic knowledge about what happens when light interacts with matter, for his dedicated teaching and mentoring of students, and for his service to the University and to the field of atomic-optical physics, the University is proud to bestow upon Philip H. Bucksbaum its Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award.
Sally A. Camper, Faculty Recognition Award
One of the most accomplished mammalian geneticists of her generation, Sally A. Camper has contributed greatly to the understanding of the developmental genetics of the pituitary gland and genetic factors influencing neural tube development.
Professor Camper has accomplished several important and conceptually different pieces of work using a combination of gene mapping techniques, molecular biology, and transgenic mouse technology. Her research has been featured on the covers of Nature and of Human Molecular Genetics. A member of the Mammalian Genome editorial board, she has been invited to speak at several important meetings and co-hosted the Ninth International Mammalian Genome Conference in 1995.
A member of the faculty in the Medical School's Department of Human Genetics since 1988, Professor Camper is a talented teacher and popular mentor; she has supervised the thesis research of predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduates, launching a number of promising scientific careers. She also teaches many of the department's core courses and recently developed and taught a new sequence of twelve lectures for first-year graduate students in human genetics and other basic sciences.
Professor Camper organized and directs the nationally recognized Transgenic Animal Core Facility, a resource that is the envy of researchers in universities across the country. The facility has generated more than one thousand lines of transgenic mice, including the University's first "knock-out" mice; these mice lack expression of specific targeted genes. This technology has contributed to ground-breaking research on the biological effects of loss of glycosylating enzymes, clotting factors, and hormone subunits.
Professor Camper has made many other significant contributions to the University, including directing the Department of Human Genetics Seminar Series and the department's Animal Facilities Committee. She also has served on the Medical Scientist Training Program's Operating Committee and is now a member of the Department of Human Genetics Self-Study Committee.
In recognition of her important contributions to the field of mammalian genetics, her devotion to students, oversight of the Transgenic Core Facility, and service to colleagues and the University, the University is honored to present to Sally A. Camper its Faculty Recognition Award.
Timothy E. Chupp, Faculty Recognition Award
Timothy E. Chupp is an internationally renowned physicist with research interests spanning basic atomic, nuclear, and particle physics and reaching beyond the boundaries of his discipline. Whether teaching the challenging introductory courses in nuclear and particle physics for physics majors or advanced courses for graduate students, he excels as a classroom teacher.
Professor Chupp directs a collaboration between physicists and medical researchers who are studying how best to use laser-polarized noble gases, such as xenon and helium, to improve the speed and image resolution of Magnetic Resonance Imaging technology. Since the signal from an atom of laser-polarized gas is up to 100,000 times stronger than that of a proton used in conventional MRI, the new technique could produce more detailed images in less time. It also promises to give physicians higher quality images of the lungs, vascular system, and blood flow through the brain.
Professor Chupp has been a leader in a number of other important experiments, including a search for a neutron electric dipole moment, which is of crucial importance for the understanding of basic theories of matter.
Since joining the faculty in 1991, Professor Chupp has concentrated his teaching efforts in the most difficult part of the Physics Department's program---the large introductory courses that attract students with a wide range of abilities and backgrounds. Professor Chupp has approached the teaching of these courses with great enthusiasm, providing students additional resources such as lecture notes on the WorldWide Web. He also has authored a course for non-science majors to satisfy the natural science distribution requirement.
As associate chair of the department's graduate program, he has led efforts to restructure and improve the graduate curriculum, developed a student recruitment plan, and proposed a funding model for first-year students to ensure that the department attracts the most promising students in the field. Professor Chupp also super-
vises and supports one of the department's largest groups of graduate students, currently numbering five.
A Fellow of the American Physical Society, Professor Chupp serves on several important national committees, including the APS Rabi Prize Selection Committee, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Precision Measurements Grants Committee, and a committee planning a national neutron source facility.
In recognition of the originality and breadth of his research; his enthusiasm for teaching and innovative pedagogy; and his generous service to his department, the University, and the scientific community, the University is honored to present to Timothy E. Chupp its Faculty Recognition Award.
Nicholas F. Delbanco, Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
Under the direction of author, critic, and cultural historian Nicholas F. Delbanco, Michigan's creative writing program has developed into one of the finest in the nation. As director of the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program for the past decade, he has recruited top students, demanded fine teaching by first-rate writers, and sparked a love of his craft in a new generation of writers.
A teacher who inspires not simply by word but also by example, Professor Delbanco's classroom lectures are engaging and pointed; he moderates discussion smoothly and fairly, eliciting thoughtful comments from every student. He is the sort of teacher who holds workshops at his home, organ-izes get-togethers for students, and helps out with life crises when he can. His energy, enthusiasm for writing, and capacity for hard work are infectious. He works tirelessly on behalf of his students, helping them launch their careers by writing recommendations, finding editors and agents, and celebrating publication of their work with his concise summaries.
While deeply engaged in teaching, Professor Delbanco continues to be a very productive and influential writer. In all, he has published 16 books in a 29-year period, including 11 novels, a literary biography, two books of short stories, a travel book, and a book about music. His essays and reviews have appeared in the nation's finest literary magazines. Professor Delbanco also provides commentaries for Michigan Public Radio and presides over the prestigious Hopwood Awards in Creative Writing with singular grace. A champion of the National Endowment for the Arts, Professor Delbanco has served on the NEA's national boards and writes articles and radio editorials in support of the arts.
Since joining the University in 1985, Professor Delbanco's contributions have been recognized with numerous awards, including the Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award and the Faculty Recognition Award.
For his writing, exceptional in both quality and range; administrative excellence; personal warmth; and extraordinary support of young writers and the arts, the University proudly presents to Nicholas F. Delbanco its Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award.
William DeYoung, Faculty Recognition Award
With his passionate choreography and powerful ability to engage both dancers and audiences, William DeYoung provides students with a corridor for their creative expression, a gift with the potential to enrich their lives forever. A fine professional dancer early in his career, Professor DeYoung joined the University in 1984. Over the years he has delighted audiences with his stunning choreography, most recently with the Ann Arbor production of Carl Orff's ballad Carmina Burana. Professor DeYoung has been extremely successful at creating links between the Department of Dance and the international dance world by arranging visits by guest teachers and artists from Central America and Eastern Europe. In addition, his work as a choreographer in both Hungary and Costa Rica has enhanced the reputation of the dance department and the University abroad.
Professor DeYoung also builds artistic bridges at home through the Detroit Public Schools' Outreach Program, which he directs. This innovative program provides opportunities for graduate students to teach and choreograph in a public school setting.
A wonderful teacher, adviser, and mentor, Professor DeYoung has developed two highly successful choreographic courses. In one, a first-year course, students create an original program of music, text, and movement and take their presentation on tour. In another course, arts students from across campus---actors, musicians, composers, visual artists, architects, theater designers, and filmmakers---collaborate with student choreographers to create an evening's-length performance.
Professor DeYoung contributes to both the dance department and the School of Music as a consultant and committee member, offering counsel regarding important issues of curriculum, aesthetics, artistic process, and administration. His entrepreneurial spirit serves him well, both within the University and in the larger arena, as he actively seeks and finds new sources of funding for his projects and shares this information with colleagues.
For the energy he brings to his choreography, for his encouragement and training of young dancers and choreographers, and for his service to the University and to the international arts, the University proudly bestows upon William DeYoung its Faculty Recognition Award.
H. Scott Fogler, Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
H. Scott Fogler, a distinguished educator who excels in both teaching and research, is widely known for his engineering expertise in the area of flow and reaction in porous media; his pioneering studies form the cornerstone of current technology in petroleum production engineering. Professor
Fogler also has changed the way undergraduate engineering education is taught nationwide with his innovative curriculum materials and teaching methods.
Professor Fogler, who joined the College of Engineering faculty in 1965, pioneered the field of creating interactive computing modules for instruction early in his career. Since then, approximately two dozen interactive computer modules, spanning a variety of courses, have been distributed to every chemical engineering department in the United States and Canada. His textbook, Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, is used in more than three-quarters of the chemical engineering departments in America. It is one of the most definitive, insightful, and well delivered treatises available on the subject.
When Professor Fogler was department chair, he instituted the practice of assigning open-ended problems in all courses in the undergraduate curriculum to encourage students to use their creativity to come up with "real-world" solutions. He recently has expanded this material into a new book, Strategies for Creative Problem Solving.
Professor Fogler is working to shape chemical engineering curricula as a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICE) and Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology and as associate editor of the Journal for Engineering Education. He chaired the Chemical Engineering Division of the American Association for Engineering Education in 1994-95.
Professor Fogler has chaired a number of College and departmental committees and has received many teaching awards. He was appointed the Ame and Catherine Vennema Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1984 and is a Fellow of the AICE.
Whether in his research, teaching methods and materials, or guidance of graduate students, Professor Fogler continually strives to improve his work by questioning existing assumptions. In recognition of his teaching and research excellence and his influence on engineering education, the University is proud to bestow upon H. Scott Fogler its Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award.
Orin G. Gelderloos, Regents' Award for Distinguished Public Service
Through his teaching and service to the community, Orin G. Gelderloos has influenced a generation of environmentalists and policy-makers at the local, state, and federal levels. Using the Rouge River Watershed as his laboratory, he has focused on improving the public's understanding of environmental issues and involving the community in developing remedies to environmental problems.
Since 1970, Professor Gelderloos has served as director of the Dearborn campus's natural areas. Each year more than 6,000 children and adults participate in seasonally topical educational programs on natural history and the environmental impact of humans in southeast Michigan.
As director of the U-M Dearborn's Environmental Studies Program, Professor Gelderloos has placed dozens of students in internships in businesses and governmental agencies where they have gained knowledge and experience that have enabled them to tak e their places as environmental leaders.
For the past five years, Professor Gelderloos has directed a National Science Foundation-sponsored Teacher Enhancement Program for middle and high school teachers in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. More than 120 teachers have learned about methods to analyze the biological, hydrological, chemical, social, political, and economic dimensions of the Rouge River Watershed. More importantly, the teachers have developed strategies to infuse these concepts into their science, social studies, and language arts classes.
Professor Gelderloos is chair of the Rouge River Remedial Action Plan Advisory Council and of the Board of Trustees of the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies. He also is a member of the Environmental Policy Advisory Committee for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Calvin College and Seminary, the Board of Directors of the Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve, and the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Wetland Mitigation Project at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. For 20 years he has represented southeast Michigan on the Board of Directors of Camp Tall Turf, a camp for inner city youth.
Committed to sharing his knowledge and love of nature and increasing awareness of how individuals' actions affect ecosystems, Professor Gelderloos has served the University, the academy, and society with distinction. He also has demonstrated the positive impact sharing academic resources can have on the wider community. The University is proud to present to Orin G. Gelderloos the Regents' Award for Distinguished Public Service.
Linda Gregerson, Faculty Recognition Award
One of the most admired American poets of her generation, Linda Gregerson also has distinguished herself as a demanding and perceptive reviewer of contemporary poetry, a prominent scholar of Renaissance literature, and an influential teacher.
In her highly regarded book The Reformation of the Subject: Spenser, Milton, and the English Protestant Epic, Professor Gregerson writes as an informed and subtle literary and cultural historian with a special interest in postmodern critical theory; her complex and original argument centers on the way in which the English Reformation affected the construction of the subject through language.
A former poetry editor for The Atlantic Monthly and regular contributor to Poetry magazine, Professor Gregerson is one of those rare critics who is able to define the essential qualities of modern poetry.
Her volumes of poetry, Fire in the Conservatory and Salt, have been acclaimed as first-rate works of the imagination. She has read her poetry in dozens of venues, including colleges and universities throughout the United States and in Europe. Professor Gregerson is invited to read often not only because of the richness of her poetry but because she reads so well, a talent she polished in professional theater and through stage and radio performances.
In the classroom, Professor Gregerson's energy, wit, erudition, and great personal warmth allow her to create a supportive atmosphere and at the same time effectively guide discussion.
Professor Gregerson, who joined the faculty in 1987, makes significant contributions to the running of the University as a member of departmental committees and as assistant editor of the Michigan Quarterly Review. She also served on the search committee for the director of the Institute for the Humanities.
For the rich contributions Professor Gregerson makes to the artistic and creative life of the University, her insights as a scholar of Renaissance literature and reviewer of modern poetry, her influence on her students, and her deeply ethical, seriously focused approach to life, the University bestows upon Linda K. Gregerson its Faculty Recognition Award.
Steven L. Kunkel, Distinguished Faculty Award
Steven L. Kunkel is recognized internationally as an authority on cyto-kine regulation of inflammatory and immune processes and the role of immune dysregulation in the development of disease. His research is characterized by creative and innovative thinking, which has led to significant advances in the understanding of mediators, cells, and cell-to-cell interactions that underlie both normal host defense as well as the onset of disease.
Professor Kunkel uses a cellular and molecular approach to understand experimental animal models of diseases and then extends these studies to clinical patients. His research achievements and recognition are clearly demonstrated by an outstanding publication record, including more than 300 manuscripts in the highest quality journals, and the many invitations he receives to present his work.
Professor Kunkel is avidly sought by academicians and industry scientists for his latest ideas on the biology and pathobiology of cytokines in inflammatory and immune processes. His leadership is further illustrated by his participation on the editorial boards of key journals in his field as well as involvement with numerous scientific review and advisory boards. In addition, he has served with distinction on several National Institutes of Health study sections. At the international level Professor Kunkel has co-organized four major international scientific symposia in the area of inflammation and immunology.
Since he joined the faculty in 1980, Professor Kunkel's laboratory has acted as a magnet, attracting postdoctoral fellows as well as undergraduate and graduate students, many of whom have gone on to medical school or doctoral programs. Professor Kunkel has been extremely active in graduate education, serving on numerous Ph.D. thesis and doctoral "orals" committees in various departments throughout the Medical School.
Currently an associate dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Professor Kunkel was associate vice president for research and chair of the Biomedical Research Council. He is a member of the Committee on Medical Student Research and is on the admissions committees of the Medical School and the Medical Scientist Training Program.
In recognition of his outstanding research achievements, his commitment to the training and development of new scientists, and his generous service on behalf of students and colleagues, the University is proud to present to Steven L. Kunkel its Distinguished Faculty Award.
Jennifer J. Linderman, Faculty Recognition Award
Jennifer J. Linderman is a pioneer and leader in applying engineering methods, mathematics, and physics to cell biology, contributing to our understanding of how cells interact and send signals, both across the membrane and intracellularly.
Through her work on antigen presentation and the activation of T-helper cells, Professor Linderman has made important contributions to the understanding of cell surface receptor dynamics, cell signaling, and cell-cell adhesion, work that has had an impact not only on the field of chemical engineering, but on cellular biophysics and immunology as well.
One of Professor Linderman's major contributions has been the co-authorship of the textbook Receptors: Models for Binding, Trafficking, and Signaling. This outstanding summary of the rapidly growing field of receptor modeling and signaling provides a common language for cell biologists and chemical engineers doing interdisciplinary work.
A mentor and role model for many students since she joined the faculty in 1989, Professor Linderman spends a significant amount of time counseling them about pursuing engineering as a career, taking tests, applying to graduate school, and combining a research career and family.
A recipient of the Department of Chemical Engineering's Excellence in Teaching Award, Professor Linderman consistently receives excellent course evaluations; she also has developed and introduced three new courses. Her lectures are lucid and well organized, assignments are thought-provoking, and she has the rare ability to explain mathematical concepts with physical meaning, thereby assisting in the students' understanding of a subject.
A member of numerous departmental and College committees, Professor Linderman also serves on the Value-Centered Management Faculty Oversight Committee and the Advisory Board of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.
She is frequently invited to speak at international conferences and has published numerous articles. Professor Linderman is book review editor of Mathematical Biosciences.
For her pioneering work in the field of cell biology, her mentoring and outstanding teaching, and her service to the University and to the greater scientific community, the University is proud to present to Jennifer J. Linderman its Faculty Recognition Award.
Karen Sara Myers, University Press Book Award
Classicist Karen Sara Myers has been instrumental in sharpening our understanding of the literary connections between the Roman tradition of cosmological epic and the tradition of "learned poetry" that arose in Alexandria, Egypt. Her colleagues have long been interested in both halves of the discussion, but prior to her scholarly contributions, there had been little effort to relate or integrate the rather disparate traditions.
Professor Myers' path-breaking book, Ovid's Causes: Cosmogony and Aetiology in the Metamorphoses, offers an important reassessment of the Metamorphoses, the longest and most difficult poem by the major Latin poet Ovid. Professor Myers demonstrates that the poem must be understood as the inheritor and interpreter of the Roman tradition of cosmological epic. She situates the poem in the traditions and conventions of Roman poetry and considers the ways in which it both fulfills and overturns the expectations of the epic genre. Professor Myers notes that Ovid's juxtaposition of scientific and mythological explanations is an aspect of his sophisticated manipulation of truth and fiction and of the claims of philosophical poetry and mythological poetry. Her work has received enthusiastic reviews on both sides of the Atlantic, which is particularly rare in her subfield of Latin literature.
Since joining the faculty in 1991, Professor Myers has taught largely in the elementary intensive Latin program, senior-level Latin author courses, and the second part of the course on Classical Civilization. An imaginative and well-liked teacher, Professor Myers won LS&A's Excellence in Education Award in 1994.
She also is making substantial contributions to the scholarship of her field as a reviewer and contributor to professional journals and as a speaker at national conferences. Her research interests center on Latin literature and culture, Hellenistic poetry, and literary criticism, both as practiced by the ancients and as evolving in our own day.
In recognition of her well-trained, energetic and forceful intellect and outstanding contributions to the understanding of Roman and Hellenistic literature and literary criticism, particularly her authorship of Ovid's Causes: Cosmogony and Aetiology in the Metamorphoses, the University community of scholars commends and congratulates Karen Sara Myers for winning the prestigious 1996 University Press Book Award.
Anita Norich, Amoco Foundation Faculty Teaching Award
Anita Norich exhibits a breadth and commitment to teaching that is exhilarating for all---students and colleagues---who come in contact with her. A fiercely determined student of pedagogy who continuously reconsiders and refines her own teaching practices and approaches, Professor Norich also is committed to tapping the teaching potential in others.
Professor Norich has performed an instrumental role in refocusing the Department of English Language and Literature's attention on undergraduate education. As chair of the Department's Undergraduate Studies Committee, she conceived, fought for, defined, and co-taught English 695, the highly lauded departmental course on pedagogy for graduate students. In doing so she has helped create a department in which pedagogy is taken seriously, graduate student instructors are well trained for their duties, and undergraduates receive the attention and the challenges they deserve.
One of the leading international scholars of Yiddish literature and Jewish literature in English, Professor Norich's English courses and her highly lauded introductory Yiddish course are impassioned, lively settings that are informed by her enthusiasm and love for the subject matter. Students and colleagues praise Professor Norich for the comfortable but demanding classroom atmosphere she creates through her wit, humor, and carefully crafted teaching strategies. Professor Norich encourages students to take risks; she pushes them in discussion to rigorous self-questioning and re-thinking and demands of them the same intellectual rigor that she demands of herself.
Perhaps her strongest skill is her ability to ask excellent questions. She also has the ability to grasp a problem from the learner's point of view and to lead a class through the necessary steps toward mastery.
Since joining the Michigan faculty in 1983, Professor Norich's teaching talents have been noted numerous times. She has won three Excellence in Teaching Awards and the Faculty Recognition Award.
For her devotion to her students and to the teaching profession and her exceptional service to the Department of English Languages and Literature and the University, the University is proud to present to Anita Norich its Amoco Foundation Faculty Teaching Award.
Phillip E. Savage, Amoco Foundation Faculty Teaching Award
Since joining the Department of Chemical Engineering in 1986, Phillip E. Savage has established an exceptionally strong and enviable record as a teacher and a mentor of underg raduate students and creator of innovative curriculum resources that he freely shares with other educators.
In class, Professor Savage gives clear and concise explanations of difficult engineering concepts and assigns thought provoking homework problems that help to provide a thorough understanding of the material. The recipient of five excellence in teach ing awards since 1989, he demonstrates a genuine caring for students with whom he comes into contact, whether it be through teaching or mentoring. The week of an exam or a particularly difficult assignment, he holds extended office hou8rs anticipatinmg s tudents last minute needs. Chemical engineering students know that if tey need help, he is available.
Professor Savege lives his vision of a modern engineering educator who integrates teaching and research. He has personally guided more than fifty students through original research projects. Twelve of these undergraduate students have become co-autho rs of publications resulting from their projects, and many of them have pursued graduate degrees in engineering. When new or supplementary curriculum materials are needed, Professor Savage produces them. To prepare students for the type of work they wil l encounter in professional practice, Professor Savage created an open-ended problem for his reaction engineering class that forced students to synthesize a process, identify the information needed to do the design work, and plan experiments to get the in formation. in another instance, Professor Savege developed a textbook supplement on chemical reaction engineering applications in the emerging fields of microelectronics processing and biotechnology. he regularly shares his innovations with other engine ering educators by publishing them in Chemical Engineering Education.
Professor Savage has served on the Department of Chemical Engineerings undergraduate curriculum commmitee and the Colleges curriculum commitee, and as a faculty advisor to the undergraduate student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engine ers. He also participates in the University Mentorship Program.
For his care and concern for students, his mentoring of undergraduate researchers, his responsiveness to needs for supplementary curriculum materials, and his service to colleages and the academy, The University is pleased to bestow upon Philip P. Sava ge its Amoco Foundation Faculty Taeching Award.
Theodore J. St. Antoine, Distinguished Faculty Governance Award
For more than a quarter century Theodore J. St. Antoine has worked to strengthen faculty governance at the University of Michigan, most recently as chair of the Faculty Senates Academic Affai rs Advisory Commitee.
Senate Assemblys program to evaluate all deans every two years is on schedule, thanks to the organizational skills and energy of Professor St. Antoine and the AAAC. The commitee has designed a similar evaluation program for executive officers. In b oth cases, Professor St. Antoines wisdom and patience, directed always by a demand for both fairness and logic, have brought the commitees deliberations to a successful close.
Pofessor St. Antoines diplomacy and excellent cmmunication skills have contributed effectively to fruitful discussions between AAAC members and the provost this past year as they have grappled with such sensitive matters as affirmative action, change sin administrative leadership, and Value Centered Management.
Professor St. Antoine, who joined the law school faculty in 1965, has served the University in a myriad of ways, first during the 1970s as chair of the University Council and as memeber of the Ad Hoc Commitee on a Permanent Judiciary.
Dean of the Law School from 1971 to 1978 Professor St. Antoine chaired the search commitees for his successors in the 1980s and early 90s. He has served on a number of other commitees, including the School of Art and Design Review Commitee, the Execut ive Commitee of the Institute of Labor and Indutrial Relations, and the Commitee on Conflict of Interest. He also chaired the Senate Assemblys Senate Relations Commitee and the LS&As Tenure Appeals Commitee.
Professor St. Antoine, a past president of the University Research Club, currenly serves on the Board of Directors of the Academic Freedom Lecture Fund. he recently contributed to the scholarly discourse as a panelist on the Forum on Affirmative Acti on in Higher Education, sponsoreed by the U-M Chapter of the American Association of University Professors.
For the wisdom and thoughtfulness he brings to discussions and to decision-making and his outstanding service to the University and its faculty, the University is pooleased to present to Theodore J. St. Antoine its Distinguished Faculty governance Awar d.
Abigail J. Stewart, Distingiushed faculty Achievement Award
One of the most innovative thinkers and creative researchers in the field of personality psychology, Abigail J. Stewart is widely recognized for her work on life transitions, coping and adaption, and the use of qualitative methods in the social sciences.
As part of her research, Professor Stewart focuses on such normative life transitions as adolescence, marriage, pregnancy, and divorce. She draws upon historical, anthropological, sociological, psychological, and feminist theories to conceptualize the myriad influences operating womens lives. Not only is her work thoughtful, precisely measured, and interpreted with great care, it also bold, most often leading in new directions and enabling a re-evaluation of existing positions.
An associate editor for two of the most prestigious journals in personality psychology, Professor Stewart currently serves on the editorial board of the major journal in adult development, and she has achieved Fellow status in two divisions of the Amer ican Psychological Association.
A highly rated teacher in the Department of Psychology and the Womens Studies Program, Professor Stewart is also a strong and generous mentor. She often has had as many as a dozen graduate and undergraduate students working with her. She establishes a comfortable environment for student researchers, models cooperative work relationships, and regularly seeks funds and publishes with graduate students.
Professor Stewart, who joined the faculty in 1989, also is an outstanding member of young women faculty members in the social sciences. She combines high standards with positive reinforcement, judicious criticism with effective strategies for improvem ent. As Director of the Womens Studies Program, she has created commitees to oversee reorganization of the Programs undergraduate major, establish guidelines for a Ph.D. in Womens Studies, streamline guideline sfor hiring of teaching assistants, and i ntegrate minority womens concerns organizationally and intellectually.
Professor Stewart has served on numerous University commitees, including chairing the Presidents Commitee on Womens Issues. Her recent appointment as director of the new Institute for Research on Women and Gender reflects on the extraordinary leaders hip that Stewart exerts on campus.
For brilliance, generosity, and energy that she brings to her research and teaching, mentoring, and admistrative duties, the University is proud to bestow upon Abigail J. Stewart its Distinguished Faculty Acievement Award.