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					Agendum
Oakland University
Board of Trustees
Formal Meeting
October 4, 2006

                                  APPROVAL OF
                          UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Introduction

The following sets of personnel actions require Board approval. In addition, twice a
year, the administration reports to the Board other personnel actions as information
items; the next reporting date is April 4, 2007.

Recommendation

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees approve the personnel actions below.

I. New Appointments (effective August 15, 2006)

   Bednarski, Mary A., Special Instructor in Biological Sciences ($42,000.00) (New
   appointment filling a newly authorized position)

   Epstein, Alan D., Special Instructor in Political Science ($40,000.00) (New appointment
   filling a newly authorized position)

   Giberson, Gregory A., Assistant Professor of Rhetoric ($50,000.00) (New appointment
   filling a vacant authorized position)

   Qu, Hongwei, Assistant Professor of Engineering ($74,000.00) (New appointment filling
   a vacant authorized position)

   Sharp, Janet M., Associate Professor of Education ($64,215.00) (New appointment
   filling a vacant authorized position)

   Stone, Mark A., Special Instructor in Music ($34,000.00) (New appointment filling a
   vacant authorized position)

   Tardella, Sally S., Special Instructor in Studio Art ($35,000.00) (New appointment filling
   a newly authorized position)
Approval of University Personnel Actions
Board of Trustees
Formal Meeting
October 4, 2006
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II. Administrative Appointments

   Yih, Tachung C., Vice Provost for Research and Professor of Engineering with tenure,
   effective August 15, 2006 ($145,000) pursuant to the Employment Agreement between
   Tachung C. Yih and Oakland University that was reviewed and approved by the Office
   of the General Counsel prior to execution and is in compliance with the law and
   University policies and regulations and conforms to the legal standards and policies of
   the Board of Trustees.


   Department Chairs

   Department                   Chair                  Term

   Reading & Language           James F. Cipielewski August 15, 2006-August 14, 2009
   Arts                                              (1st term)


III. Emeritus Appointments

   Tepley, Norman, Professor Emeritus of Physics, effective August 14, 2006.


IV. Change of Status

   Edwards, Kyle, from Instructor in English to Assistant Professor of English, effective
   August 15, 2006.

   Ostergaard, Lori A., from Instructor in Rhetoric to Assistant Professor of Rhetoric,
   effective August 15, 2006.

   Yu, Shuishan, from Instructor in Art History to Assistant Professor of Art History,
   effective August 15, 2006.
Approval of University Personnel Actions
Board of Trustees
Formal Meeting
October 4, 2006
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V. Corrections

  Morrison, Linda J., Assistant Professor of Sociology, reemployed to a final, two-year
  probationary term as Assistant Professor commencing August 15, 2006 through
  August 14, 2008 (previously reported dates of August 15, 2007 through
  August 14, 2009).




                                                Submitted to the President
                                                on ___________, 2006 by




                                              ________________________
                                              Virinder K. Moudgil
                                              Vice President for Academic Affairs
                                              and Provost


Recommended on _______________, 2006,
to the Board for Approval by



____________________________________
Gary D. Russi
President
                                   NEW APPOINTMENTS
                                     (August 15, 2006)


Bednarski, Mary A.
Special Instructor in Biological Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences

Mary Ann Bednarski received her B.A. from Madonna College in 1965, and her M.S.
(1969) and Ph.D. (1975) from Michigan State University. Prior to this full-time appointment
at Oakland University, Dr. Bednarski was employed at Rutgers University, Doane
Marketing Research, DuPont, and the Kettering Research Laboratory. She has worked for
Oakland University since 1986 in several capacities in the Department of Biological
Sciences.

Epstein, Alan D.
Special Instructor in Political Science
Department of Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences

Alan Epstein received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1977,
and his M.A. (1984) and Ph.D. (1996) from Cornell. With an interest in Chinese language
and politics, Mr. Epstein worked for several years in China as a teacher, guidance
counselor, and accreditation coordinator. He has worked for Oakland University since
1997 as a lecturer in the Political Science department.

Giberson, Gregory A.
Assistant Professor of Rhetoric
Department of Rhetoric, Communication and Journalism
College of Arts and Sciences

Gregory Giberson received his B.A. in English from Alma College in 1996, and his M.A. in
English at the University of Akron in 1998. He earned his Ph.D. in English from the
University of South Florida in 2004, where he received numerous honors, including the
Dorothy Newman Linton Award for Outstanding Scholarship and the Department of
English Excellence in Teaching Award. Prior to arriving at Oakland, he was an assistant
professor of English at Salisbury University in Maryland.

Qu, Hongwei
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering and Computer Science

Hongwei Qu received his B.E. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tianjin University in
China. In addition, he received his M.S. in Surface Physics from Florida International
University and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of
Florida. His research includes CMOS—MEMS integrated inertial sensors and electrostatic
micromirrors. He has 16 refereed journal articles and received the Excellence in Teaching
Award from Tianjin University in 1999.
New Appointments
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Sharp, Janet M.
Associate Professor of Education
Department of Teacher Development and Educational Studies
School of Education and Human Services

Janet Sharp received her B.S. in Mathematics Education in 1984, and her M.Ed. in
Secondary Education in 1986 from Wichita State University. In addition, she received her
M.S. in mathematics from Emporia State University in 1990 and her Ph.D. in Curriculum
and Instruction from Kansas State University in 1992. She has served in several
capacities in mathematics education at both Iowa State University and Montana State
University. She earned an “early excellence in teaching” award at Iowa State University
and was named a “Wakonse” scholar, a regional teaching award. She has authored 23
refereed journal articles and secured over $1.6 million in grant funding.

Stone, Mark A.
Special Instructor in Music
Department of Music, Theatre and Dance
College of Arts and Sciences

Mark Stone received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan in 1994,
and his Master of Music degree from West Virginia University in 1996. He has worked for
Oakland University in many capacities since 1998, teaching African Ensemble, Steel Band,
Music in African Culture, and much more. In addition, he served as Artist in Residence at
Eastern Michigan University directing their African Ensemble, and performs with many
groups, including Musica Mundi, a Latin jazz ensemble.

Tardella, Sally S.
Special Instructor in Studio Art
Department of Art and Art History
College of Arts and Sciences

Sally Tardella received her B.A. in painting with honors from Hamilton College in 1979, and
her M.F.A. in painting from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1982. Ms. Tardella’s work
has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including a number at the Oakland University
Art Gallery. She has been a lecturer at Oakland University in the Department of Art and
Art History since 2000.
                  FACULTY PERSONNEL INFORMATION ITEMS
             REPORT TO OAKLAND UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
                             October 4, 2006

A number of faculty personnel actions do not require approval by the Board of Trustees,
but in the interest of keeping members informed on the level of personnel activity, the
university presents this information on a regular basis. The reports are prepared in
October and April.

Fall, 2006 Sabbatical Leaves (with full pay) (effective August 28, 2006 through
December 13, 2006)

Aigbedo, Henry O., Associate Professor of Operations Management; to research the use
of meta-heuristics for sequence scheduling of a two-stage just-in-time supply chain in a
mass customization environment; to develop a mechanism for mass customization; and to
research structural equation modeling in operations research management.

Becker, Patricia A., Special Instructor in Rhetoric, Communication and Journalism; to
analyze classroom practices in an online environment that increase memory capacity; to
serve as a Moodle mentor and coach.

Cardiff, Gladys T., Associate Professor of English; to write a series of poems set during the
historical period when Hernando de Soto entered North America; to research the recent
work of anthropologists and historians on Soto’s entrada.

Cheok, Ka C., Professor of Engineering; to research intelligent systems for autonomous
unmanned vehicle systems, with special emphasis on navigation, guidance and
applications.

Deng, Xiaodong, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems; to explore the
role of individuals’ improvisation in knowledge work; to research the absorptive capacity of
individuals in virtual knowledge work; and to study the impact of online privacy policy on
the perceived consumers’ trust.

Goody, Stephen G., Associate Professor of Art and Art History; to produce a new body of
paintings while researching trends and developments in contemporary art in New York and
London.

Henke, John W., Associate Professor of Marketing; to review the basis of the working
relations index to explain the working relations between a business-to-business customer
and its suppliers, the impact of supplier working relations on customer product
development, and changes in OEM-supplier relations in the North American automotive
industry over the past decade.

Miree-Coppin, Cynthia E., Associate Professor of Management; to work on a new stream
of research that synthesizes the literature in competitive intelligence and crisis
management.
Faculty Personnel Information Items
October 4, 2006
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Mosby, Lynetta M., Associate Professor of Sociology; to establish a Bachelor of Social
Work program; to conduct research on obesity among young African Americans, including
parents’ attitudes and practices.

Murphy, Kevin J., Professor of Economics; to study the pay of technology managers in the
U.S. economy over time; to review how the minimum wage affects the level of
unemployment among teenagers; and to study the incidence of the unemployment
insurance payroll tax on the wages of workers broken down by demographic group.

Rieger, Ingrid, Associate Professor of German; to work on a book project that expands
research on family systems theory and literature by discussing all of Goethe’s five novels.

Sethi, Ishwar K., Professor of Engineering; to author a textbook for CSE 120, Introduction
to Computing and Programming using Excel; to prepare proposals for CSE120 course
material funding for NSF and suitable foundations; and to visit universities within and
outside the U.S.A. to establish research tie-ups in the areas of multimedia information
processing, mining and management.

Spagnuolo, Anna M., Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences; to conduct research
in the area of mathematical modeling as it applies to medical devices, medicine, numerical
algorithms, and computation; to work on a novel way of functionally imaging the brain
using bioMEMS; and to create a bioengineered device for the detection of cancer at early
stages.

Stamps, Richard B., Associate Professor of Anthropology; to arrange a visiting scholar
position; to gather data on the role of Leonard Woodcock in the normalization of diplomatic
relations and exchange of ambassadors between China and the U.S.; and to work on a
documentary film project.

Fall, 2006 Sabbatical Leaves (with half pay) (effective August 28, 2006 through
December 13, 2006)

Eisenhower, Laurie N., Professor of Dance; to schedule choreographic residencies and
master classes in Arizona, Texas and Ohio; to conduct a choreographic residency and
performance in Dallas, Texas; to update research on dance and music for choreography.

Fall, 2006 Research Leaves (with half pay) (effective August 28, 2006 through
December 13, 2006)

Johnson, Eileen S., Assistant Professor of Education; recipient of Fulbright scholarship to
Finland – University of Lapland.
Faculty Personnel Information Items
October 4, 2006
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Fall, 2006/Winter, 2007 Sabbatical Leaves (with half pay) (effective August 28, 2006
through April 26, 2007)


Garfinkle, David, Professor of Physics; to conduct research into the properties of the
singularities that occur in gravitational collapse that results in the formation of black holes.

Winter, 2007 Sabbatical Leaves (with full pay) (effective January 2, 2007 through
April 26, 2007)

Bhargava, Mukesh, Associate Professor of Marketing; to continue work on modeling and
estimating returns on marketing investments in the context of three different industries and
integrating literature both from academic literature and industry practice.

Cole, Natalie B., Associate Professor of English; to extend work on tropes of travel, the
road and the city in Great Expectations; to develop work on apprenticeship in novel and
films of Oliver Twist and on the film theory concept of simultaneity and the use of paintings
in sets in film adaptations of Great Expectations.

Cramer, Ronald L., Distinguished Professor of Education; to write a textbook on reading
instruction tentatively titled Teaching Reading to Every Child.

Joseph, Nancy L., Associate Professor of English; to write an article on metacognition and
self-reflective thinking in a general education literature course; to author a parent/teacher
handbook offering practical advice to parents for improving their interactions with teachers.

Khapoya, Vincent B., Professor of Political Science; to conduct a project entitled The
Politics of Reconciliation and Identity: South Africa’s Coloureds, which analyzes emerging
patterns of racial and ethnic relations in South Africa, as well as the strategies of conflict
resolution arising from those relations.

Kruk, Serge G., Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences; to conduct research on the
flow model of student scheduling problem, the complete high school timetabling problem,
the interlaced matching problem, and the integration of integer and constraint
programming technique for timetabling.

Kubicek, Paul J., Associate Professor of Political Science; to conduct research and
teaching at Ljubliana University in Slovenia as a part of a Fulbright fellowship.

Kusow, Abdi M., Associate Professor of Sociology; to conduct a comparative analysis of
identity formations among African-born black immigrants and native African Americans in
the United States, and African expatriates and native Africans in Africa.

Lu, Lunjin, Associate Professor of Engineering; to explore the area of aspect-oriented
programming languages; to collaborate with various researchers on the static analysis of
logic programs.
Faculty Personnel Information Items
October 4, 2006
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Osthaus, Carl R., Professor of History; to research the work ethic of those at the top and
bottom of the Southern antebellum hierarchy.

Rosenthall, Samuel, Associate Professor of Linguistics; to complete a draft of the book
Beginning Phonology.

Schochetman, Irwin E., Professor of Mathematical Sciences; to continue studies in
operations research.

Scott, Chaunda L., Associate Professor of Education; to write an article and edit a special
issues journal of Advances in Human Resource Development; to conduct the Diverse
Voices Initiative National Science Foundation Study.

Venkateswaran, Uma D., Professor of Physics; to continue research on carbon-based
nanomaterials; to initiate research collaborations with the University of Michigan-Ann
Arbor.

Winter, 2007 Sabbatical Leave (with half pay) (effective January 2, 2007 through
April 26, 2007)

Barclay, Lizabeth A., Professor of Management; to conduct research in eldercare and the
Human Genome Project; to continue work on team process.

Rojo, Alberto G., Associate Professor of Physics; to continue research in theoretical
condensed matter and quantum coherence in quantum information systems.

Leaves With No Pay

Callewaert, Denis M., Professor of Chemistry, effective January 2, 2007 through
April 26, 2007.

Kitchens, Marshall W., Associate Professor of Rhetoric, effective August 28, 2006 through
April 26, 2007.

Lombardo, Sylvie A., Assistant Professor of Psychology, effective September 6, 2006
through December 13, 2006.

Park, Hyung-Ju, Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, effective August 28, 2006
through April 26, 2007.

Tsui, Sze-kai, Professor of Mathematical Sciences, effective August 28, 2006 through
April 26, 2007.
Faculty Personnel Information Items
October 4, 2006
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Resignations

Benken, Babette M., Assistant Professor of Education, effective August 14, 2006.

Blasko, Matej, Assistant Professor of Finance, effective August 14, 2006.

Clarke, Theresa M., Special Instructor in Communication, effective August 14, 2005.

Elhajj, Imad H., Assistant Professor of Engineering, effective August 14, 2006.

Galloway, Kathleen M., Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, effective
August 14, 2006.

Nesbary, Dale K., Associate Professor of Political Science, effective August 14, 2006.

Parfitt, Diane L., Assistant Professor of Education, effective August 14, 2006.

Petrella, Diane H., Assistant Professor of Music, effective August 14, 2006.

Sen, Ananda, Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, effective August 14, 2006.

Smith, Laureen H., Assistant Professor of Nursing, effective August 14, 2006.

Wiencek, Barbara J., Associate Professor of Education, effective August 14, 2006.

Willard-Traub, Margaret K., Associate Professor of Rhetoric, effective August 14, 2006.


Retirements

Abiko, Bonnie F., Associate Professor of Art History, effective August 14, 2006.

Dow, James W., Professor of Anthropology, effective August 14, 2006.

Macauley, William A., Associate Professor of Political Science, effective August 14, 2006.

Olson, Ronald E., Interim Vice Provost for Research and Professor of Health Sciences,
effective September 15, 2006.

Schwartz, Roberta C., Associate Professor of Journalism, effective May 1, 2006.

Tepley, Norman, Professor of Physics, effective August 14, 2006.
Faculty Personnel Information Items
October 4, 2006
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Tower, John E., Interim Associate Dean, School of Business Administration, effective
June 30, 2006.

Varani, Flavio, Professor of Music, effective August 14, 2006.


Phased Retirements

Laski, Janusz W., Professor of Engineering, effective August 15, 2006.

Shantz, David W., Associate Professor of Psychology, effective August 15, 2006.


Sick Leaves

Dulio, David A., Assistant Professor of Political Science, effective April 2, 2006 through
April 16, 2006.

Lombardo, Sylvie A., Assistant Professor of Psychology, effective August 30, 2006 through
September 5, 2006.

Schiele, Joseph J., Assistant Professor of Production Operations Management, effective
March 8, 2006 through March 14, 2006.

Shepherd, Gary A., Professor of Sociology, effective March 20, 2006 through
April 21, 2006.

Sullivan, Jennifer L., Assistant Professor of French, effective March 27, 2006 through April
26, 2006.


Return from Sick Leave

Spencer-Wood, Suzanne M., Associate Professor of Anthropology, effective May 12, 2006.

				
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