UMSI faculty receive academic promotions

Several UMSI faculty promotions were approved at the May 15, 2014 meeting of the University of Michigan Board of Regents.

Eytan Adar, Qiaozhu Mei and Tiffany Veinot were promoted from assistant professors to associate professors with tenure. Yusufcan Masatlioglua, who is also a tenured associate professor in the department of economics, was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor in the School of Information. Barry Fishman was promoted from associate professor to full professor.

Eytan Adar joined the faculty of the university in 2009 as assistant professor of information, in the School of Information, and assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering. Previously he was a researcher at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and Hewlett-Packard and an intern/consultant at Microsoft. He earned his PhD from the University of Washington in 2009.


Qiaozhu Mei has been an assistant professor in the School of Information and the College of Engineering since 2009. Before coming to the university, he worked as a research intern at Yahoo! Research and Microsoft Research. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009.



Tiffany Veinot was appointed as assistant professor in the School of Information and assistant professor of health behavior and health information in the School of Public Health in 2008. Before coming to the University of Michigan, she was an instructor at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She received her PhD from that institution in 2009. From 2000-2004, she was the director of information services at Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange.



Yusufcan Masatlioglu has held an appointment as assistant professor at the School of Information since 2012. He was assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the university from 2005-2013, and in 2013 he was promoted to associate professor in economics. He earned his PhD in economics in 2005 from New York University.



Barry Fishman, a tenured associate professor of education, was promoted to full professor in both the School of Information and the School of Education. Since 2006, he has been an associate professor at UMSI in Learning Technologies.  In 1997, he joined the U-M faculty as an assistant professor of education. He received his PhD in 1996 from Northwestern University. As of September 1, he will join the UMSI faculty full-time. See related story.


Posted on May 19, 2014