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Roy E. Finkenbine
Assistant Professor and Chair of History, teaches African American and American social history. He is a specialist on the 19th-century African American experience. He is currently engaged in a study of the role and influence of black churches in the antislavery movement. As associate editor of the Black Abolitionist Papers Project at Florida State University, he co-edited the five-volume Black Abolitionist Papers, 1830-1865 and Witness for Freedom: African American Voices on Race, Slavery, and Emancipation. He recently completed Sources of the African American Past. Finkenbine holds a Ph.D. Degree from Bowling Green State University. He joined the University in 1996.

Yolanda Fleischer
Associate Professor of Theatre, teaches voice production, characterization and scene study. Her UDM directing has included On the Open Road and Two. Fleischer’s professional work in area theatres has most recently included If We Are Women. Fleischer’s other work includes: serving as past artistic director of JCC’s "Readers Theatre"; directing Growing Up Female, a community-wide project with the city of Flint; founding the Detroit Women’s Shakespeare Company; and serving on the advisory board of a PBS project. She holds a B.S. of Ed. degree from Central Michigan University and M.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Wayne State University. Fleischer joined the University in 1986.

William C. Forbes
Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Department of Biomedical Sciences, teaches interdisciplinary courses in gross anatomy to dental, dental hygiene and nursing students. Dr. Forbes spent 28 years in private general dentistry practice and 8 years as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine. He received his D.D.S. from the University of Michigan and his Master's in Divinity from Bangor Theological Seminary. Dr. Forbes joined the University in 1997.

James M. Fragomeni
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, teaches classes in the areas of engineering mechanics, material science, and manufacturing processes. His research is in the areas of material’s design and development of advanced aluminum alloys for the air force, and aerospace applications; research involving titanium alloys for biomedical and aerospace applications; research involving welding for space applications. Previous research included experience with NASA and the air force. He earned a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and a M.S. and Ph.D. from Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering. He joined the University in 2000.

John T. Franklin
Professor of Counseling and Addiction Studies, teaches drug effects, group methods, family systems, and qualitative research. Franklin’s publications and presentations deal with chemical dependence among women, group therapy with dual-diagnosed patients, and empowering families for drug abuse prevention. He is the recipient of the AAA Michigan professor of Addiction Studies, the Ruben A. Lacy Distinguished Service Award, and the student organization advisor of the year. He holds a B.A. from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, a S.T.L. from the Gregorian University, a M.A. from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Franklin joined the University in 1978.

John Freeman
Professor of English, teaches Renaissance literature, critical theory, and Shakespeare. Freeman’s publications and professional presentations both here and abroad have dealt with Thomas More’s Utopia, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He has published articles in ELH, Moreana, and Modern Language Review. He is currently doing research on holographic potential in the Arnolfini Portrait, and the application of complexity theory to Sterne’s Tristram Shandy. Freeman holds a B.A. degree from Michigan State University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Wayne State University. He joined the University in 1987.

Wladyslaw Fuchs
Associate Professor of Architecture, teaches architectural design, visual communications and Computer Aided Design. His main interests include integrating these subjects across the curriculum of architectural education. Fuchs recently published an article entitled Progressive Tradition, focusing on the relevance of the drawing experience in CAD practice. A member of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, his research includes the design and implementation of the V.C.net, an Internet based educational tool for the architectural community. He earned M.Arch. and Ph.D. degrees from the Warsaw Technical University in Poland. Fuchs returned to the University to teach in 1990.