Named professorship appointments approved by U-M Regents

April 17, 1997

ANN ARBOR—Faculty appointments to endowed and/or collegiate professorships approved by the University of Michigan Regents at their April 17-18 meeting included:

Roger H. Gordon, professor of economics in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), will hold the Reuben Kempf Professorship of Economics, effective July 1.

Steven L. Kunkel, professor of pathology in the Medical School and associate dean for interdisciplinary programs and initiatives in the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, will hold the Endowed Professorship in Pathology Research, effective June 1.

Donald J. Sinta, professor of music (saxophone) in the School of Music, will hold the Earl V. Moore Professorship of Music, effective Sept. 1.

“Prof. Gordon’s professional profile is without peer,” said LSA Dean Edie N. Goldenberg. “He is internationally recognized as one of the top economists in the field of public finance. Most of his research focuses on how firms adjust to changes in domestic and international tax structures. He has also published widely on issues concerning the transition economies and is recognized as an expert in this field.”

“Dr. Kunkel’s record of scholarly productivity is outstanding,” said A. Lorris Betz, interim dean of the Medical School. “He is recognized as an international authority on cytokine regulation of inflammatory and immune processes and the role of immune dysregulation in the development of disease. The continued success of his research program is evidenced by his grant support, his extensive publication record, his many invited lectures, and major editorial responsibilities with scientific publications.”

Prof. Sinta is “among the finest concert saxophonists in the world and is also one of that instrument’s most sought-after teachers,” said Paul C. Boylan, dean of the School of Music. “He has a special interest in American music of our time, and the list of works written for and premiered by Donald Sinta is an impressive one. His prowess and dedication as a teacher are no less imposing. His former students have made significant careers in performance and pedagogy, and his institution has rewarded Sinta’s excellence in teaching with the Harold Haugh Award and appointment as a Thurnau Professor.”

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