UM-Flint presents awards at 2018 Academic Affairs Convocation

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Susan E. Alcock | UM-Flint's Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Susan E. Alcock | UM-Flint's Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The University of Michigan-Flint held its annual Academic Affairs Convocation August 30 at the UM-Flint Theatre to celebrate those receiving faculty awards, promotion and/or tenure, and to honor those receiving service awards. New faculty were also welcomed, and new staff were recognized. There was also a moment of silence for senior associate librarian Vanessa Prygoski, who passed away this year.

Six new faculty and fifteen new staff members were announced at the event. Fourteen faculty and staff members received promotions and/or tenure. Twenty-five faculty members were honored with service awards, ranging from 10 or more years of service to 30 years or more.

Faculty Awards:

Distinguished Service Award

Gabriela Hristova, Associate Professor of Music

Teaching Excellence Award

Cameron McLeman, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Scholarly or Creative Achievement Award

Greg Rybarczyk, Associate Professor of Earth and Resource Science

Dr. Lois Matz Rosen Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Emily Feuerherm, Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Lois Matz Rosen Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Nathaniel Miller, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Alvin D. Young Junior Faculty Initiative Award

Sasha Drummond-Lewis, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Junior Faculty Award

Charlotte Tang, Associate Professor of Computer Science

Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Senior Faculty Award

Heather Laube, Associate Professor of Sociology

Olivia P. Maynard and Olof Karlstrom Faculty Award for Civic Engagement

Erica Britt, Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics

David M. French Professorship

Thomas Hemphill, Professor of Management

Collegiate Lecturer Award

David M. Larsen, Jr., Lecturer of English

Provost Teaching Awards:

  • Stephen Bernstein, Professor of English
  • Mary Jo Kietzman, Associate Professor of English
  • Suzanne Knight, Associate Professor of English
  • Laura McLeman, Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Laura Smith, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
  • Todd Womack, Lecturer of Social Work

Faculty Service Award Recipients:

10 years or more:
  • Aderemi Artis
  • Syagnik Banerjee
  • Erin Cavusgil
  • Russell Cossaboom
  • Beverly Jones
  • Gerald Knesek
  • Sonya Moreau
  • Vickie Larsen
  • Marsha Lesley
  • Jennifer Miller
  • Ruth Person
  • James Schirmer
  • Rie Suzuki
  • Cristen Velliky
  • Amy Yorke
20 years or more:
  • Cathy Akers-Jordan
  • Darryl Baird
  • Aviva Dorfman
  • Mary Jo Finney
  • Guluma Gemeda
  • Christopher Pearson
  • Jerry Sanders
30 years or more:
  • Michael Gebler
  • Mehrdad Simkani
  • Beverley Smith

Promotions:

College of Arts & Sciences

From associate professor with tenure to professor with tenure

  • Quamrul Mazumder
  • Sarah Rosaen
  • Tariq Shamim

From assistant professor to associate professor with tenure

  • Erica Britt
  • Benjamin Gaydos
  • Charlotte Tang

College of Health Sciences

From assistant professor to associate professor with tenure

  • Bara Alsalaheen

School of Education and Human Services

From associate professor with tenure to professor with tenure

  • Mary Jo Finney

From assistant professor to associate professor with tenure

  • Pamela Ross-McClain
  • Annie Whitlock

School of Management

From associate professor with tenure to professor with tenure

  • Erin Cavusgil

School of Nursing

From associate professor with tenure to professor with tenure

  • Constance Creech

From assistant professor to associate professor with tenure

  • Barbara Kupferschmid

Frances Willson Thompson Library

From associate librarian to senior associate librarian

  • Emily Newberry

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