Center for the Study of Citizenship

Faculty Advisory Board

MARY ELIZABETH ANDERSON
Associate Professor of Performing Arts
College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts

Mary Elizabeth Anderson received her MFA and PhD from the University of California, Davis, where she studied devised performance, site-specific art, and philosophies of embodiment. Mary’s research engages questions about the human relationship to place as it manifests in performer training and site-specific performance.

Her essays have appeared in journals such as: About Performance; Body, Space & Technology; Research in Drama Education (RiDE); and Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. Her writing on flash mobs was published in the Palgrave Macmillan volume Embodied Consciousness: Performance Technologies. Co-authored works with Doug Risner have appeared in: Arts Education Policy Review; International Journal of Education & the Arts; and Teaching Artist Journal. She is the author of Meeting Places: Locating Desert Consciousness in Performance (Rodopi, 2014). 

HEATHER E. DILLAWAY
Professor of Sociology
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dr. Dillaway received her Ph.D. in sociology from Michigan State University in 2002. Some of her research interests are: menopause, reproductive health, women and aging, women and disabilities, body/embodiment, motherhood, and race/class/gender/sexuality (intersectionality).

Most of her recent research focuses on menopause and midlife, and women with disabilities. She typically teaches courses on race and gender inequalities, women and health, families, qualitative methods, and research methods.

SIOBHAN GREGORY
Senior Lecturer of Art and Art History
College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts


Siobhan Gregory is an industrial designer and applied anthropologist, living and working in Detroit. Her research focuses on the progress of a more human-centered design practice. In the business sector, she pulls from anthropological theory and methods to help organizations form deep and meaningful connections with their customers through culturally informed product development, service innovations, and brand direction. 

Dr Gregory got her start as an automotive designer for General Motors working in many capacities including: portfolio strategy, brand strategy, in advanced pre-production and production studios. She later made a career change to become the lead woman’s footwear designer for the Keds Corporation where, with a strong sense of history and Keds as a cultural icon, she helped bring style and relevancy back to this heritage American brand.

She now works on a broad range of design research projects in the business sector and beyond. She joined the faculty of Wayne State University in 2012.

PETER J. HAMMER
Professor of Law
Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights

A professor at Wayne State University Law School since 2003, Peter Hammer is the director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights.

Professor Hammer has expertise in the fields of domestic health law and policy, as well as international public health and economic development. He is a recipient of an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and served as lead editor for Uncertain Times: Kenneth Arrow and the Changing Economics of Health Care, a book published by Duke University Press (2003). Combining his training as an economist and a lawyer, his most recent book, Change and Continuity at the World Bank: Reforming Paradoxes of Economic Development (2013), takes on questions of international economic growth and development. His scholarship also has examined the role of global health initiatives in health system development and how international law might further the objectives of global child health.

KYU-NAHM JUN
Associate Professor of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jun received her Ph.D. in public administration from the University of Southern California. She teaches courses in public administration, public policy, and research methods. She conducts research in community-based citizen participation and local government responsiveness in urban governance.

Other research interest includes investigating the role of information technology in changing relations between citizen and public agencies. Her current research focuses on the identifying internal and external factors that affect local governments’ efforts to increase citizen participation in decision-making process.

 

MICHAEL KRAL
Associate Professor of Social Work
School of Social Work

Michael Kral is a clinical-community-cultural psychologist and medical anthropologist. He has been conducting community-based participatory action research with Inuit in Arctic Canada for over 20 years on suicide, suicide prevention, kinship, culture change, and youth resilience. Some of this research has also been with Indigenous peoples in Siberia, Alaska, and northern Norway. His current research is with Native American youth, in the Czech Republic with Roma (Gypsy) people, and collaborative studies on suicide and bullying and on the mental health of mental health professionals.

He has co-edited four books and special issue of a journal, the books including Suicide in Canada, About Psychology: Essays at the Crossroads of History, Theory, and Philosophy, and Critical Suicidology: Transforming Suicide Research and Prevention for the 21st Century. He is finishing his book The Return of the Sun: Suicide and Social Transformation among Inuit in Arctic Canada.

Photo by Aimee Moran

RICHARD MARBACK
Professor of English
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Professor Marback is the author of Plato's Dream of Sophistry (1999) and co-editor of The Hope and the Legacy: The Past, Present, and Future of "Student's Right to their Own Language" (2004), Cities, Cultures, Conversations: Readings for Writers (1997) and Reading City Life (2004). For several years, Professor Marback has posted to a blog (Detroit Rhetoric) on historical and contemporary issues in rhetoric and composition as well as the intersection of the two terms of the blog's title through writings about local events and responses to academic and media coverage of Detroit.

In 2012, Marback was the inaugural recipient of the Marilyn Williamson Endowed Distinguished Faculty Fellowship for his proposal entitled "The Virtue of Vulnerability in Public Persuasion" which draws upon virtues inspired by the African concept of Ubuntu to foster public discussion. Richard is also Series editor for our book series in Citizenship Studies and a research fellow for the Center for the Study of Citizenship. 

MARICK F. MASTERS
Director, Labor@Wayne, Professor of Business
School of Business Administration

Marick F. Masters is currently Director of Labor@Wayne at Wayne State University, where he is a Professor of Business and Adjunct Professor of Political Science. Labor@Wayne includes the Labor Studies Center, Douglas A. Fraser Center for Workplace Issues, the undergraduate labor studies major, and the Master of Arts in Industrial Relations.

Professor Masters received his Ph.D. in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois in 1983. He served on the faculty of the Department of Management at Texas A&M University from 1982-1986. He served on the faculty of the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh , from 1986-2009 (January 4), where he was a professor, Director of MBA Programs, and Associate Dean (Interim).

Andrew Newman

ANDREW NEWMAN
Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

I am a sociocultural anthropologist whose research combines urban ethnography with anthropological approaches to environmentalism. My interests include urban political ecology, land-use issues, “reclaimed” urban spaces, social movements, and the relationship between globalization and the city. In my fieldwork I focus on environmental and urban politics in a multiethnic district of Paris that is primarily populated by residents of Maghrebi and West African origin.

I am currently working on two Detroit focused projects: a community-led “People’s Atlas of Detroit” being done in conjunction with Building Movement of Detroit, and a collaborative project with Dr. Yuson Jung on ethical and sustainable food in the city. To find out more about Professor Newman, visit his webpage.

 

Lee Wilkins

LEE WILKINS
Professor and Chair, Department of Communication
College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts

Lee Wilkins teaches and studies media ethics and media coverage of hazards and disasters. She is the co-author of one of the most widely used college media ethics texts, Media Ethics: Issues and Cases, now in its 8th edition, and has also written books and scholarly articles on how journalists and public relations professionals make moral decisions.

In 2010 her work on ethical thinking by public relations professionals received the PRIDE Award, as the best research in public relations, by the National Communication Association; in 2009 her co-edited book Handbook of Mass Media Ethics was named the best edited book by the ethics division of the National Communication Association.

She is a former newspaper reporter and editor and, before coming to Wayne State, taught at the University of Colorado, and the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she is a professor emeritus. She earned her doctorate in political science from the University of Oregon, holds a masters in journalism from the same school, and undergraduate degrees in political science and journalism from the University of Missouri.

Her hobbies include quilting and community theater. Two of her favorite books are Carol Gilligan's In a Different Voice and J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. She and her husband David are owned by three border terriers. Wilkins currently serves as department chair.

 

 

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