Four faculty members vie for three SACUA positions

Laurence Boxer

Appointment: professor, Department of Pediatrics, Medical School; associate chair of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases for Faculty Affairs

Education: Bachelor of Arts, history, University of Colorado, 1961; Doctor of Medicine, Stanford University, 1966; residency in pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 1968; senior resident in pediatrics, Stanford Hospital, 1969; fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology, Children's Hospital, Boston, (Harvard University) 1975
Boxer (Photo courtesy Laurence Boxer)

Faculty leadership: Chaired Elsa U. Pardee Cancer Fellowship Selection Committee, 1983-84; member, Task Force for Development of Cancer Center, 1985; member, Advisory Committee on Appointments, Promotions and Tenure, Medical School, 1985-87 and chairman, 1987-88; executive committee, Medical School, 1991-94; member, Tuition Merit Review Committee, 1993; member, Advisory Committee on Appointments, Promotions and Tenure, Medical School, 1995-98; member, Cancer Center Operations Committee, 2001-07; member, Admissions Committee, Medical School, 2001; member, executive committee, Medical School, 2003-05; member, Subcommittee on Dean's Business Operation, Medical School, 2005-07; member, Subcommittee on Dean's Medical School Research, 2005-06; member, Provost Committee for Promotion and Tenure, 2006-07; member, Senate Assembly, 2006-09; member, Medical Affairs Advisory Committee of the Senate Assembly, 2008-present; president, Society for Pediatric Research, 1985-86; councilor, American Society of Hematology, 1988-92; councilor, American Pediatric Society, 2001-06; member of the executive board, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2005-08

"One of the creative challenges facing the University will be the optimal use of the proposed newly acquired Pfizer space. It will be important for SACUA to communicate to the various committees involved in the future distribution of the space the wishes and ideas of the faculty about how to optimize its use. SACUA can play a major role in helping to coordinate research goals from the different schools that will benefit future growth of the University in the Pfizer space.

"The faculty need to continuously be involved in the redesign of future benefits awarded to both faculty members and retirees. These include health care benefits and non-salary compensation. It is also vital that SACUA carefully monitor the proposed changes for the research facility as to the stated goal of promoting career advancement."

Huey-Ming Tzeng

Appointment: associate professor, School of Nursing

Education: Bachelor of Science, nursing, 1990, National Yang-Ming Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan; Master of Science, nursing, 1994, and doctorate degree, nursing business and health systems, 1997, U-M
Huey-Ming (Photo courtesy Huey-Ming Tzeng)

Faculty Leadership: Senate Assembly Tenure Committee, 2008-present; School of Nursing Committee on Academic Admissions and Scholastic Standing, 2007-present; School of Nursing Multicultural Committee on Diversity and Equity, 2007-present

"While being actively involved in the Senate Assembly Tenure Committee's review of a case with the potential to dismiss a tenured faculty member last fall, I came to appreciate more fully the critical importance of strong faculty leadership in addressing aggrieved faculty concerns. This is true whether it is through the grievance procedures, which are currently under reform, or the 50-year-old dismissal and demotion process of the regents' bylaws. We all benefit from procedures that are understandable and that are seen as fair.

"Similarly, given the economic condition of the state and the world, strong and effective faculty leadership input into administration decision-making, particularly those affecting health care and retirement benefits, will be essential in the upcoming years.

"Key to all of these concepts is an effectual SACUA — one that is responsive to Senate Assembly and has a positive impact on the administration while still energetically representing faculty interests."

Stephen Lusmann

Appointment: associate professor of music (voice)

Education: Bachelor of Music Education, State University College of New York, Fredonia, 1977; Master of Music in Vocal Performance, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1980; artist diploma in opera, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1982
Lusmann (Photo courtesy Stephen Lusmann)

Faculty Leadership: SACUA Advisory Committees: Michigan Union, 2000-03, tenure, 2002-05, government relations, 2007-10; School of Music, Theatre & Dance Council of Departmental Representatives, 2008-09, Scholarship Committee, 2008-11

"It is important that the arts are represented with a strong voice in SACUA. In this time of economic uncertainty and personal stress it becomes even more evident that the arts do more than 'entertain' but educate and soothe the human soul. Ann Arbor must maintain its reputation as a great center of culture and arts education. In practical terms the arts directly and indirectly generate employment and spending in our community and are not as some politicians say, 'folly for the elite.'

"In addition compensation of faculty and merit pay increases need to be continually examined and addressed along with retirement investment choices. I am willing and eager to serve on SACUA in this challenging time."

Edward Rothman
Rothman (Photo courtesy Edward Rothman)

Appointment: professor, Department of Statistics, director of the Center for Statistical Consultation

Education: Bachelor of Science, mathematics, McGill University, 1965; doctorate degree, statistics, Johns Hopkins University, 1969. Research interests: biological and legal applications, nonparametric regression, quality control

Faculty leadership: Co-author of more than 60 scientific publications and two books and co-author of a novel, "Ezekile's Imagination." Current interests are in statistical process control and system thinking. Lectures on statistical methods and courses on quantitative reasoning. Has had a long-term relationship with Dr. W. Edwards Deming and has been active in presenting management seminars on the Deming philosophy — a system approach to quality in business and education with particular attention to structures that grow innovation in an organization.