EIC Staff

Dr. David Susko, Director

David provides leadership in support of the mission statement of the EIC, developing and managing the EIC’s budget, collaborating with supporting units on campus and off campus agencies and organizations to pursue funding opportunities for EIC initiatives.
(313) 583-6448, dsusko@umich.edu


Michael Perrin, Administrative Manager

Mike facilitates the everyday operations of the EIC. Mike schedules and monitors the activities that take place at the Center and handles administrative responsibilities at the request of the Director.
(313) 583-6370, mperrin@umich.edu


Richard Simek, Program Supervisor,
Manager of the Natural Areas

Rick supervises, coordinates, and develops the Center's educational programs for schools and the public. Rick also oversees our student interpreters, activities at the campus Community Organic Garden, and stewardship of the Environmental Study Area.
(313) 583-6371, rsimek@umich.edu


Dorothy McLeer, Program Coordinator,
Interpretive Naturalist

Dorothy is involved in community outreach with non-profit organizations, and other environmental and/or educational partner groups. Dorothy also conducts and develops programs interpreting the ecology of southeast Michigan region.
(313) 583-6372, natrlist@umich.edu


Julie Craves, Supervisor of Avian Research,
Rouge River Bird Observatory

The Rouge River Bird Observatory is the avian research unit of the Environmental Interpretive Center, and focuses on the importance of urban natural areas to birds. Julie is responsible for all bird research, including training and supervision of volunteers and student researchers. She also coordinates and performs special projects such as regional biological inventories.
(313) 583-6373, jcraves@umich.edu




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Rouge River
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The Rouge River Bird Observatory is the longest- running, full-time urban bird research station in North America.
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Contact Us:

Interpretive Center
University of Michigan – Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 593–5338