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Mustafa Naseem selected as a Mentor Fellow in 2021 Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship program

Friday, 03/12/2021

Seventeen University of Michigan faculty members, including the School of Information’s Mustafa Naseem, have been named 2021 Public Engagement Faculty Fellows, and will spend the summer reflecting, building skills and planning projects with public engagement experts across campus.

The fellowship, offered by the Center for Academic Innovation in partnership with units across campus, also provides financial and in-kind support for a public engagement project.

The center’s public engagement experts organize workshops and networking opportunities that showcase the breadth of public engagement expertise across the campus community, and coordinate reading and reflection activities for the intergenerational and interdisciplinary learning community.

The cohort includes 11 Fellows eager to explore and build their public engagement skills, and six Mentor Fellows with more experience in public engagement and who are interested in continued learning and being part of a larger public engagement community at U-M. 

Mustafa Naseem is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Information at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Mustafa’s interests lie at the intersection of technology and poverty. His recent work has focused on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) to improve public service delivery in global health and understand the impacts of gender inequity in patriarchal contexts. 

Naseem  has taught and led ICT, design, and entrepreneurship programs in six countries in Africa, Asia and North America, and prior to joining Michigan he was the ICTD Expert-in-Residence at the ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado Boulder. He received his master’s degree from the ATLAS Institute on a Fulbright Scholarship, and was shortlisted among 12 finalist Rolex Awards for Enterprise Young Laureates in 2016.

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- Jessica Webster, UMSI PR Specialist