The University Record, June 19, 2000

Twenty-three faculty members granted emeritus status

By Wono Lee
News and Information Services

Twenty-three faculty members were given the emeritus title by the Regents at their June meeting.

Those retiring are Loren S. Barritt, professor of education; Lynne K. Bartholomew, associate professor of music (piano); John H. D’Arms, the Gerald F. Else Professor of Humanities, professor of classical studies, professor of history, former dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and former vice provost for academic affairs; Edward S. Davidson, professor of electrical engineering and computer science; William R. Farrand, professor of geological sciences, director of the Exhibit Museum and curator of the Museum of Anthropology; James O. Froseth, professor of music (music education);

Leslie Guinn, professor of music (voice); Hiroshi Ikuma, professor of biology; Ludwig Koenen, the Herbert C. Youtie Distinguished University Professor of Papyrology and professor of papyrology; Lubomyr M. Kowal, professor of economics at the U-M-Flint; Denis C. Lee, professor of art; Donald J. Lewis, professor of mathematics; Thomas E. Moore, professor of biology and curator of insects, Museum of Zoology; Eliana Moya-Raggio, lecturer III in Spanish in the Residential College;

John D. Nystuen, professor of urban geography and planning; Consuela M. Provost (Sybil Klein), professor of English at U-M-Flint; George C. Rosenwald, professor of psychology; Mitchell J. Rycus, professor of urban planning; Terrance Sandalow, the Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law and professor of law and former dean of the Law School; T. Michael Sanders, professor of physics; Raymond Tanter, professor of political science; John F. Ward, professor of physics; and Edward C. Weber, senior associate librarian.

Barritt, who joined the faculty in 1964, “served on a number of committees within the School of Education,” the Regents said. “At the University level, he served on the Budget Priorities Committee, the Faculty Senate Assembly, and was vice president of the University chapter of the AAUP. He taught courses in educational psychology and human development, and his strong mentoring skills were highly valued by students. Prof. Barritt also worked extensively in the community, as evidenced by his involvement in the planning and maintenance of the New School in Ann Arbor.”

Bartholomew joined the faculty in 1966. “She spent many summers as a teacher in the All-State Piano Program at Interlochen and served there as director of the university division in the summers of 1985 and 1986. She served on numerous committees concerned with affirmative action, minority recruitment and fund-raising, and was a member of the school’s executive committee in 1982–85. She held the post of coordinator of the piano department from 1988 until her retirement. She has been conscientious, hard-working, loyal and dedicated to making the school a special place in which to study and to learn.”

D’Arms joined the faculty in 1965. “His research focuses on reconstructing the social world of the Roman upper class,” the Regents noted. “In his many publications, he makes abundant use of primary sources to demonstrate the important information hidden behind a facade of propriety. He served as president of the Association of Graduate Schools for the AAU and as member of the National Council on the Humanities. He is currently president of the American Council of Learned Societies. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society.”

Davidson joined the faculty as professor and chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1988. He served as the director of the Center for Parallel Computing in 1994-97 and was named associate chair of the computer science and engineering division in 1997. “He is internationally respected in the field of computer science, having made significant contributions in the areas of computer architecture, design and performance analysis. He helped establish the U-M’s Center for Parallel Computing in 1992 and was the primary architect of the mission statement and its expansive vision.”

Farrand joined the faculty in 1965. “His early work centered on the glacial history of Michigan and the American/Canadian Midwest,” the Regents noted. “He studied landforms and their evolution, the crustal rebound that occurs after the ice sheet load is removed from the earth’s surface. He was among the first to apply the techniques of radiocarbon dating to elucidate the timing of some of these events. Much of Prof. Farrand’s scholarship lay at the interface between geology and archaeology; in fact, his career helped to define the field of geoarchaeology. He taught courses at all levels and assisted with directing and teaching in the department’s summer field program at Camp Davis, Wyoming.”

Froseth, who joined the faculty in 1971, “achieved national prominence as an authority on how elementary and secondary students learn music and on the mental and physical coordination skills necessary to the playing of instruments. He is the author of dozens of publication on those topics and has accepted invitations for lectures, seminars and workshops at many state music conventions, at universities in Texas, Florida and Illinois, and internationally in London, Rome and Saskatoon. Within the School of Music, he served on the Council of Departmental Representatives, as chair of the music education department, and was for many years in charge of the annual Midwestern Conference on School Instrumental and Vocal Music.”

Guinn joined the faculty in 1971. “During the summers in 1972–92, he was a teacher and performer at the Aspen (Colo.) Music Festival. He has served as chair of the voice department faculty, was director of the School of Music’s Division of Vocal Arts in 1986–99, was elected to four terms on the school’s Executive Committee, and fulfilled numerous other responsibilities of influence and impact upon the school. A model of what the ‘artist-teacher’ should be, he continued to perform frequently as a soloist with many major symphony orchestras including those of Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia. He also made recordings (mainly for Nonesuch) that received critical acclaim.”

Ikuma joined the faculty in 1965. “At Michigan, Prof. Ikuma’s research has emphasized discovery and characterization of factors that regulate plant growth and development. He continued his pioneering work on the properties of plant mitochondria, focusing on energy coupling reactions and on the metabolism of organic acids in the organelle. He also initiated new research programs that have revealed new roles of light, temperature and hormones in regulation of the complex series of metabolic events that culminate in seed germination. He developed new laboratory exercises for introductory courses and for the department’s flagship plant physiology offering, which he also taught with distinction for a number of years.”

Koenen, who joined the faculty in 1975, is “among a handful of classical scholars internationally acclaimed as editors and interpreters of the texts that have come down to us on Egyptian papyrus; he is widely acknowledged as the most distinguished papyrologist active in North America. A prolific scholar, he is admired for his scholarly range and for his ability to place particular texts in their wider literary, social, historical and intellectual contexts. His publications on the Mani Codex have virtually rewritten the history of manichaeism by establishing the primarily Judaeo-Christian background of Mani and his theology. He has published literary papyri and has done important work on the cultural interaction between Greeks and Egyptians in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt.”

Kowal joined the U-M-Flint faculty in 1966. “A respected scholar in the fields of history of economic thought, comparative economic systems and microeconomic analysis, he has truly distinguished himself as a specialist in Ukrainian economy,” the Regents said. “He enhanced greatly our understanding of the development of economic and political changes in Eastern Europe. His students held him in high regard for his teaching effectiveness. They viewed him as an energetic, stimulating and exceptional teacher. An outstanding contributor and a productive colleague at every level of the academic community, he served effectively as a member of many committees and provided valuable leadership as chair of the economics department for six years.”

Lee joined the School of Art and Design faculty in 1969 and beginning in 1973 he also held appointments in the Medical School as associate professor and then professor of medical and biological illustration and as assistant professor of medical plastic surgery sculpture in 1978–89. “Prof. Lee is a talented medical illustrator who has received national and international recognition for his accurate and innovative illustrations. His interest in alleviating human disfigurement also led to pioneering work in medical sculpture and the development of prosthetics which produced extraordinary advances in the field. He was at the forefront of new developments in cosmetic prostheses, using innovative techniques, new materials and casting procedures to improve cosmetic prosthetic appliances.”

Lewis joined the faculty in 1961. “His research lies in an area of number theory concerned primarily with diophantine problems and encompasses the theory of algebraic number fields and function fields and arithmetic geometry,” the Regents said. “It is characteristic especially of his earlier work that he was the first to obtain any kind of result on a problem, and that this decisive progress cleared the way for subsequent developments. The work in his thesis concerning the local solubility of cubic forms, however, remains definitive. Also noteworthy is a series of papers produced in collaboration with Harold Davenport that laid the foundation for the investigation of a number of diophantine problems, especially diagonal variants.”

Moore joined the faculty in 1956. “His research interests include systematic, evolutionary and ecological relationships of cicadas (insects) of the world, especially their acoustical behavior in nature. He also researched periodicity and associated behavior, development, nature of sound-producing and sound-receiving structures, species-specific physiology of acoustic nerves, and long-term interactions among animals and plants and soils. More recently, he studied functional morphology and neural control of live insect robots (biobots) as carriers of environmental sensors and their MEMS-engineering and artificial intelligence applications.”

Moya-Raggio joined the faculty in 1974. “In 1976–94, she served as head of the Spanish language program in the Residential College. Her system of teaching was rooted in the conviction that language can truly be learned and understood only in its artistic, social, historical and political context. By integrating into her teaching of Spanish a genuine understanding of the cultures of Latin Americans and of North Americans of Hispanic origin, she created a forum for students to develop a deep understanding and appreciation of the diversity of cultures and societies. Her innovative contributions turned the Residential College Spanish program into an extremely successful, proficiency-oriented, language immersion experience.”

Nystuen joined the faculty in 1959. “Within the Urban and Regional Planning Program, he has taught classes in transportation and land use analysis, nutrition and health planning, global environmental change, GIS, and theoretical/mathematical geography,” the Regents said. “He has chaired more than 70 dissertation committees and been an active member of numerous program, college, university and community committees. A dedicated scholar and researcher, Prof. Nystuen has served on countless teams and as a consultant or lecturer on social issues and geographic systems worldwide, with particular expertise in hunger and nutrition, mother/child welfare and family planning, low-income housing, land-use and transportation.”

Provost joined the U-M-Flint faculty in 1972. “A multifaceted dramatist, musician, poet, teacher and scholar of Louisiana Creole art and culture, she largely created the field of Creole studies through her early publications and presentations. Her activities would comprise at least three careers. She was the author of nine produced plays and explored the uses of drama to teach basic subjects in the public schools. She developed a number of courses in both the theatre and English departments, including a playwriting workshop and courses covering African American and ethnic American literatures that continue to be staples in the English curriculum.”

Rosenwald, who joined the faculty in 1958, made “diverse contributions to the fields of personality theory, psychopathology, and clinical psychology, from experimental studies of psychological defenses to discussions of psychodiagnosis and assessment to critiques of prevailing theoretical and empirical paradigms. His broad-ranging scholarship and rich array of interests extended well beyond psychology, to Thomas Mann, Shakespeare, structuralism, semiotics, creativity, philosophy of science and social science methodology. While he published valued experimental papers, he was an articulate and compelling proponent for qualitative, phenomenological, narrative, multiple-case and life history research.”

Rycus joined the faculty in 1977. “For his outstanding contributions as an educator, in 1983 he received the U-M Faculty Recognition Award. He has done extensive research on urban security issues. Over the last 15 years, he has served as co-director of a $3 million+ research project, employing a large number of faculty and students. Prof. Rycus was a principal investigator for the city of Detroit Water and Sewage Department research projects, developing security planning and implementation. He has been extensively interviewed on issues of security by newspapers and by TV and radio stations. He has authored numerous articles on crime reduction and urban terrorism and is currently co-authoring a book on crime and community planning.”

Sandalow, who joined the faculty in 1966, served as dean of the Law School in 1978–87. “He was a respected and influential scholar in the fields of constitutional law, constitutional theory and local government law,” the Regents said. “He was the co-author of a path-breaking casebook, Government in Urban Areas. His articles on the role of the Supreme Court, affirmative action, federalism, constitutional interpretation and judicial review are classics. As a teacher, Prof. Sandalow stimulated generations of the best Michigan law students to produce their finest work. His ‘Federal Courts’ class and his seminars were legendary occasions for learning.”

Sanders joined the faculty in 1963. “At Michigan, he continued his research on helium at low temperature and began studying the newly discovered quantized vortices. This research culminated in the first detection of single, quantized vortex lines in a rotating vessel of superfluid liquid helium. Other work included a very high-resolution measurement of the surface tension of liquid helium near the temperature at which it becomes superfluid. He has been involved in the development of several new physics courses. These popular courses, designed for the non-scientist enthusiast, include ‘Controversial Scientific Claims and Discoveries,’ ‘Everyday Physics,’ and ‘The Physicists and the Bomb.’”

Tanter joined the faculty in 1967. “Throughout his career, he has been an active scholar and a vigorous, popular teacher who combined research and publication with a broad-ranging career in public service,” the Regents said. “His scholarly work has concentrated on issues of international security and foreign policy. His government appointments include deputy director of behavioral sciences at the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense; member of the Civilian Executive Panel, Chief of Naval Operations; member of the National Security Council Staff; and personal representative of the secretary of defense to arms control talks in Madrid, Helsinki, Stockholm and Vienna.”

Ward joined the faculty in 1967. “His work involved the use of experimental nonlinear optical techniques to investigate the electric properties of small molecules. The calculation of these molecular data (by others), although well understood in principle, is not yet satisfactory despite the dedicated efforts of quantum chemists using substantial amounts of supercomputer time. Prof. Ward’s work has furthered the understanding of both nonlinear interactions and of small molecules, while encouraging the development of improved quantum chemical calculation techniques. He also has conducted initial demonstrations of such new nonlinear optical effects as optical third harmonic generation in gases and dc-induced optical rectification.”

Weber joined the U-M as junior divisional librarian in the social science library in 1954 and was appointed curator of the Labadie Collection in 1960. “The collection, established in 1911, is rich in materials on civil liberties, anarchism, socialism, sexual freedom, labor history and underground presses, and is recognized throughout the world as one of the leading collections of social protest and radical literature. In his 40 years as curator of the Labadie Collection, Mr. Weber has augmented, expanded and given a high profile to the Labadie Collection. He has a special ability to work successfully with both donors and book dealers and has had the foresight to acquire collections before their value was widely recognized.”