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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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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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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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Meet Dr. Jacob Lederman, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Name: Jacob Lederman     Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology Department: Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Classes I teach: Urban Sociology, Introduction to Sociology, Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory Publications: 2015: “Urban Fads and Consensual Fictions: Creative, Sustainable, and Competitive City Policies in Buenos Aires.” City and Community, Vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 47-67 2013: “‘But this […]

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Meet Dr. David Duriancik, Assistant Professor of Biology

Name: David Duriancik Title: Assistant Professor Department: Biology Classes I teach: BIO 432/532 Mammalian Physiology Several laboratory courses as needed by the department Research or Specific Areas of Interest: The overarching theme of my laboratory is that nutrients and food have high impact and diverse functions in health and disease through modulation of immune function. […]

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Meet Dr. Halil Bisgin, Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Name: Halil Bisgin Title: Assistant Professor Department: CSEP Classes I teach: Advanced Database Concepts, Data Structures Professional Interests, Activities, or Publications: FOSINT-SI2012-13-14-15 Program committee member Sigma Xi member Reviewer for Information Sciences, PLoS One, BMC Bioinformatics, Social Network and Mining Advances in Bioinformatics, and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association Research or Specific […]

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Get to Know Karen Bedell, Lec III in Psychology

Name: Karen Bedell Title: Lecturer III Department: Psychology Classes I teach: Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Principles of Research Design and more! I’ve also taught Organizational and Group Behavior, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Human Relations, and Death & Dying. Professional Interests, Activities, or Publications: This year I presented at the American Educational Research Association’s annual […]

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