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Candidates EECAC 2006

Conwell Anderson, Associate Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology

I have been a graduate studies director of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology for many years, and have served on the Graduate College Executive Committee for the past two years. The Graduate College serves as an important conduit of quality assurance in the graduate programs, and as a facilitator for the growth of the campus as a major research university. I look forward to helping the college fulfill these roles, and to providing feedback to the college about the needs of the graduate programs.

Georges Bordage, Professor, Medical Education

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Teresita Briones, Research Associate Professor, Nursing

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Cathryn Dooly, Associate Professor, Movement Sciences

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Yogesh Dwivedi, Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Psychiatry

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Lisa Freeman, Associate Professor, English

Acting Associate Dean for the Humanities in LAS (Fall, 2003) and Director  of Undergraduate Studies for the English Department (2002-2003, 2005-2005). I've also served on the English Department Steering Committee, the Graduate English Curriculum Committee, the Newberry Library Committee, and the Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. During 2004-2005, I was President of UIC's Phi Beta Kappa chapter. I have been a fellow at the Institute for the Humanities (1997-1998), declined a second fellowship this year in order to accept a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Huntington Library as well as a British Academy/Newberry Library Fellowship. In 1998, I received a UIC Teaching Recognition Award.

R.E. Gaensslen, Professor, Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Professor at UIC since 1996. Experience with DGS position, graduate programs in the College of Pharmacy (College Director for Graduate Education), and regularly involved in nominating both M.S. and Ph.D. students for fellowships and awards.

James Gavelek, Associate Professor, Education

I believe that two of the most important functions that we serve as university faculty is in hiring our colleagues and recruiting outstanding students for doctoral study. To accomplish the latter we must be prepared to both recognize the excellence of and provide financial support for worthy candidates. The University's Graduate fellowship program is integral to seeing that this is accomplished.

Presently, I am coordinator of doctoral studies in our Literacy, Language, and Culture specialization in the College of Education. Previous to coming to UIC I was recognized, college-wide, (Michigan State University) for my contributions to doctoral studies.

AS Woody Allen once said 90% of life is simply being there. Students' doctoral studies consists of far more than courses taken. They must have the opportunity to work closely with faculty in developing and honing their inquiry skills. They must also be able to participate in and contribute to an ethos of scholarship within the program at large. To do so means that they must be amply supported - both intellectually and financially.

Douglas Ischar, Associate Professor, Art & Design

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Gail Mahady, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

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Sudip K. Mazumder, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

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Virginia Miller, Associate Professor, Art History

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David E. Radford, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

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Anna Roosevelt, Professor, Anthropology

My experience on awards committees includes service for the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships. I also have reviewed for Fulbright, the MacArthur Fellowships, and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships. I have nominated for the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Anthropological Association awards committees. I would like to learn more about UIC awards and how they are made.

Laxman Saggere, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

[No further information was provided to the Graduate College]

David Schaafsma, Associate Professor, English