Kudos: McLeer, Izberk-Bilgin, promotions

July 10, 2013

Dorothy McLeerDorothy McLeer, program coordinator and interpretive naturalist at University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Environmental Interpretive Center, recently received the John D. Dingell Friend of the Refuge Award. The award, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on behalf of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR) and the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance (IWRA), recognizes leadership and dedication to conservation on the refuge. McLeer serves on the IWRA education committee and regularly conducts interpretive programs for the refuge.

Elif Izberk-Elif Izberk-Bilgin, assistant professor of marketing, received the 2012 Sidney J. Levy Award. The award recognizes the best consumer culture theory-oriented dissertation article published in the preceding year. Her article, "Infidel Brands: Unveiling Alternative Meanings of Global Brands at the Nexus of Globalization, Consumer Culture, and Islamism," was published in the December 2012 Journal of Consumer Research.

 

The U-M Regents approved promotions for 18 UM-Dearborn faculty members at their May meeting. The faculty members receiving promotions are:

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters

  • Nesrin Cengiz-Phillips, promoted to associate professor of mathematics, with tenure, in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natalia Vladimirovna Czap, promoted to associate professor of economics, with tenure, in the Department of Social Sciences
  • Anne Danielson-Francois, promoted to associate professor of biology, with tenure, in the Department of Natural Sciences
  • Francine Dolins, promoted to associate professor of psychology, with tenure, in the Department of Behavioral Sciences
  • J. Caitlin Finlayson, promoted to associate professor of English literature, with tenure, in the Department of 
Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts
  • Thomas M. Fiore, promoted to associate professor of mathematics, with tenure, in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Jorge Gonzalez del Pozo, promoted to associate professor of Spanish, with tenure, in the Department of Language, Culture, and Communication
  • Simona Marincean, promoted to associate professor of chemistry, with tenure, in the Department of Natural Sciences
  • Ilir Miteza, promoted to professor of economics, with tenure, in the Department of 
Social Sciences
  • Sonia Maraya Tiquia-Arashiro, promoted to professor of biology and microbiology, with tenure, in the Department of Natural Sciences
.

College of Business

  • Elif Izberk-Bilgin, promoted to associate professor of marketing, with tenure, in the Department of Management Studies
  • Zhixin Liu, promoted to associate professor of decision sciences, with tenure, in the Department of 
Management Studies
  • Crystal J. Scott, promoted to associate professor of marketing, with tenure, in the Department of Management Studies

College of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Dohoy Jung, promoted to associate professor of mechanical engineering, with tenure, in the Department of 
Mechanical Engineering
  • Taehyun Shim, promoted to professor of mechanical engineering, with tenure, in the Department of 
Mechanical Engineering
  • Zhiwei Xu, promoted to associate professor of computer and information science, with tenure, in the Department of 
Computer and Information Science

School of Education

  • Mesut Duran, promoted to professor of technology, with tenure, in the School of Education
  • Kirsten Dara Hill, promoted to associate professor of education, with tenure, in the School of Education

 

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