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Meet Dr. Matthew Spradling, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Name: Matthew Spradling Title: Assistant Professor Department: CSEP – Computer Science & Information Systems Classes I teach: CSC 381 – Introduction to Theory of Computation CSC 575 – Algorithm and Complexity Analysis At the University of Kentucky: Introduction to Computer Science Other interests include: Game theory, social networks, and computer science ethics. Professional Interests, Activities, […]

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Shelby Newport Wins Innovative Teaching Award; Shares Methods with Campus

Shelby Newport–Chair, Associate Professor, and Resident Costume Designer for the UM-Flint Department of Theatre & Dance–is the recipient of this year’s Region III Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Innovative Teaching Award, presented at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Milwaukee, WI. The award recognizes Newport’s use of social media in her courses. […]

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Meet Amanda Kahl Smith of Criminal Justice

Name: Amanda Smith Title: Instructor cum Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Department: Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice Classes I teach: CRJ 185: Intro to Criminal Justice CRJ 385: Elite Deviance Professional Interests, Activities, or Publications: I’m a member of the American Society of Criminology and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Kramer, Ronald […]

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UM-Flint Well Represented & Winning at Kennedy Center Theatre Festival

Shelby Newport, Theater & Dance Department Chair, Associate Professor, and Resident Costume Designer at UM-Flint, is attending the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region 3 Festival with a number of her students and fellow faculty members. She sent the following update of “UMF’s great involvement” at the event. She notes that “in addition to the […]

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Susan Gano-Phillips Announced as New CAS Dean

Douglas Knerr, UM-Flint Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, made the following announcement on Wednesday, December 16th: I am pleased to announce that Susan Gano-Phillips has been appointed as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences pending Board of Regents approval. Dean Gano-Phillips holds a BS degree from the University of Michigan and an MA […]

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CSIS Research Includes Drones, Software

THE RESEARCH Dr. Mark Allison, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems, is working with students on research that focuses on drones and software design. He brings nearly a decade of experience with software engineering and artificial intelligence to the project. When asked to describe the research and its goals, Allison said, “This project investigates how multiple unmanned […]

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Meet Kisma Jordan – Lecturer in Music and Award Winning Opera Singer

Kisma Jordan, Lecturer in the UM-Flint Music Department, recently won first prize in the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition. She was awarded a $5,000 prize and an optional $3,000 contract. Read below to learn more about this talented faculty member and view a video of her winning performance. Congratulations, Kisma! Name: Kisma Jordan Hunter Title: […]

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Meet Brian Schrader, Lecturer of Communication and Director of Debate at UM-Flint

Name: Brian Schrader Title: Lecturer and Director of Debate Department: Communication Studies Classes I teach: Public Speaking, Advanced Public Speaking, and Argumentation & Debate. Research or Specific Areas of Interest: I study argumentation theory and sports communication. Degree(s)/Education: MA in Communication (Rhetoric and Communication Ethics) Doctoral Candidate in Communication How I fell in love with my field: […]

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Heather Laube Announced as TCLT Faculty Fellow

Chris Waters, Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies made the following announcement today: Dear Campus Community, On behalf of the Office of the Provost, Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and the Thompson Center for Learning and Teaching, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Laube as the TCLT Faculty Fellow […]

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Meet Jeffrey Livermore of Computer Science & Information Systems

Name: Jeffrey Alan Livermore Title: Lecturer III Department: CSEP – Computer Science & Information Systems Classes I teach: CSC 570: Cyber Security CSC 580: Advanced Software Engineering Research or Specific Areas of Interest: I am fascinated by the intersection of ethical values and teaching Information Assurance. I have spent years researching the implementation of agile […]

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