URS Faculty Kudos

Fall 2022

URS Faculty Publications

Özlem Altan-Olcay and Suzanne Bergeron published “Care in times of the pandemic: Rethinking meanings of work in the university” in Gender, Work & Organization.

Dale Thomson published “Foundations of influence: Intervention pathways of foundation influence on city governance and policy” in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 

Lara Rusch and Francine Banner published “Homeless Group Representation in Detroit’s Problem-Solving Court” in Law & Social Inquiry.



URS Faculty Research Grants

UM-Dearborn Campus Grants:

Dust in Detroit: Investigating Fugitive Dust Profiles to Inform Local Environmental Health Policies

  • Jacob Napieralski, Natalie Sampson, Ulrich Kamp, & Stuart Batterman.
Engage Detroit Workshop Grant Program:

Activating Alleys, Lots and Hubs: Local Lessons in Grassroots Innovation

  • Project leads: Paul Draus, Jacob Napieralski, and Christopher Pannier.
  • Community partners: Alkebu-lan Village, Birwood House, Bailey Park Neighborhood Development Corp., Rescue MI Nature Now, Mama Akua House.

Bringing Together Women of Color in Detroit’s Environmental Justice Movement & Building Leaders for Action

  • Project leads: Carmel Price, Natalie Sampson, and students: Amani Abuelenain, Zeina Reda.
  • Community partners: Laprisha Berry Daniels, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice; Theresa Landrum, Original United Citizens of Southwest Detroit; Samra’a Luqman, Southend Dearborn resident and activist; Hana Masri, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services.
External Grants:

Ecology Center, Inc. Collaborative Planning for Clean Air in Detroit and Wayne County

  • Project Lead: Carmel Price.

Student Vote Research Network: Learning from Commuter Students’ Voting and Civic Engagement

  • Project Lead: Lara Rusch.

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