Faculty recognized for years of service
The following Engineering & Science colleagues were recognized
for their years of service at the University on November 20:
John O’Neill, S.J., professor, Mathematics
Michael Skaff, professor, and associate chair,
Mathematics & Computer Science
Shulamith Schlick, professor, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Uptal Dutta, professor and chair, Civil and Environmental
Stokes Baker, associate professor, Biology
Jonathan Weaver, associate professor, Mechanical
Shuva Das, associate professor, Mechanical Engineering,
received the ASEE Best Teacher Award for the North Central section.
Sandra Yost, CSJ, associate professor, Electrical
and Computer Engineering, was named Zone Two chair for the National
Board of Directors of ASEE.
David Lee, director, Manufacturing Engineering
Program, was elected and inducted as president of the Society of
Manufacturing Engineers. SME is an international professional society
dedicated to serving its members and the manufacturing community.
Kevin Daimi, professor and chair, Mathematics
and Computer Science, was elected as a Fellow of the British Computer
The College of Engineering & Science welcomed the following
new colleagues at the start of fall term:
Leslie Berhan, assistant professor of Mechanical
Engineering/Civil Engineering, received a bachelor of science degree
from The University of the West Indies, a master’s degree
in Civil Engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
from University of Michigan. Previously, she worked at University
of Michigan and Albert Kahn Associates.
Michael Jenkins, chair and professor of Mechanical
Engineering, received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
from Marquette University, his master’s degree from Purdue
University and his Ph.D. from University of Washington, Seattle.
Prior to joining UDM, he was a professor and associate chair of
Mechanical Engineering at University of Washington.
Lazaros Kikas, instructor of Mathematics, received
both his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and his
Master of Science in Mathematics from UDM. He also holds a Master’s
in Applied Mathematics from University of Maryland-College Park
and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematical Science from Oakland
University. He previously taught at Saint Mary’s College in
Notre Dame, Ind.
Betty Lee, instructor of Math Education, received
a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Wayne State University.
She earned three master’s degrees: two from Wayne State University
(General Elementary Education and Instructional Technology) and
one from University of Detroit (Mathematics). She is currently a
doctoral candidate at Wayne State University. She taught in the
Detroit Public School System for 20 years.
Ruth Miller, instructor of Computer Science, received
her master’s degree from the University of Houston, where
she is a Ph.D. candidate. Miller has previously taught at the University
of Toledo and Illinois State University.
Angela Polk, director, Ford PAS program, received
her Bachelor of Science in Humanities from Lawrence Technology University.
For five years, she was the program administrator for the Detroit
Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP).