Professor, Industrial Management and Information Systems, reaches production/operations management, decision making, simulation, and information systems. Taj's publications and professional presentations deal with optimizing human diet, manufacturing systems productivity improvement and visual interactive computer-based manufacturing simulation. He currently researches the effect of adding dietary supplements to the Food Stamp Program. A recipient of the President's Award for Faculty Excellence, he has earned the Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Award. Taj holds a B.S. from College of Planning and Computer Applications (Iran), a M.S. from University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. He joined the University in 1987.
Roberta Lynne Thomas
Assistant Professor of Nursing, teaches medical surgical nursing, with a specialty practice as an oncology and pain care clinical nurse specialist. Her area of expertise is in symptom management and palliative care and she has published and presented frequently on those topics. Thomas was selected as a fellow in the Oncology Nursing Society's Leadership Development Institute for 2000-2001 and was a nominee for the Nightingale Award for Clinical Practice in 2001. She has a B.S. in Education from Central Michigan University, a B.S. from Texas Women's University and a M.S. with an emphasis on oncology nursing from Rush University. She joined the University in 2000.
Assistant Professor of Basic Clinical Science, teaches gross anatomy to students in the Physician Assistant, Nurse Anesthesia and Nursing programs. Her research focuses on using developmental instability as an indicator of pathological and environmental stress. Tracy received her B.S. from Mercy College of Detroit and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Wayne State University. She joined the University in 1999.
James B. Tubbs, Jr.
Associate Professor and Chair of Religious Studies, teaches applied ethics, particularly in health care. Tubbs’ publications and professional presentations deal with Christian theology and the moral issues in biomedicine and health care policy. He serves on several local Institutional Ethics Committees and on the board of the Medical Ethics Resource Network of Michigan. In 1996, he received the President’s Award for Faculty Excellence in the College of Liberal Arts. Tubbs holds a B.S. from Hampden-Sydney College, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Virginia. He joined the University in 1986.