EMU regents approve six administrative appointments, three transfers

by Geoff Larcom, Published June 15, 2010

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved six administrative appointments and three transfers at its regular meeting June 15.

The administrative appointments are:

Donald Ritzenhein, of Macomb, was named assistant vice president, academic personnel and contract administration. His position also includes tenure at the rank of professor in the department of communication, theatre and media Arts. Ritzenhein earned a doctorate  in communication at Wayne State University in 1999, and a master’s in speech communication there in 1980. He earned his bachelor’s at Monteith College at Wayne State in 1968. He has served in a variety of administrative positions at Macomb Community College, including roles as provost and chief learning officer, assistant vice president for development and director of alumni relations.
Tara Lynn Fulton, of Mifflinburg, Pa., was named university librarian at EMU. She formerly served as dean of library and information services and associate vice president for academic affairs at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. Fulton earned a doctorate in higher education at Penn State University, along with a master’s in education at the University of Texas. She earned a master’s of library and information science and her bachelor’s at Indiana University.

Bin Ning, of Canton, was named assistant vice president and executive director of institutional research and information management at EMU. He formerly served as director of the office of institutional research at the University of Toledo, Ning earned a doctorate and master’s in higher education at Toledo, and a bachelor’s in engineering mechanics at the Beijing Institute of Technology.

Ann Beaujean, of Lake Ann, Mich., was named site manager for the Jean Noble Parsons Center for the Study of Art and Science. Previously, Beaujean was director of state relations for Michigan State University, director of the Michigan Chapter for the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and a senior legislative coordinator for the Michigan Association of Counties. She received a master’s in public administration from Western Michigan University and a bachelor’s from MSU.

Stephen Burwood, of Cortland, NY, was named director of international programs at Eastern. Previously, Burwood was director of the James M. Clark Center for International Education at the State University of New York College at Cortland. He earned a doctorate and master’s in U.S. History from Binghamton University, of the State University of New York and a bachelor’s in European history from the University of Warwick, in England.

Ali Eydgahi, of Salisbury, Md., was named associate dean in the College of Technology. The appointment includes tenure at the rank of professor in the School of Engineering Technology. Previously, he was chair of the Department of Engineering and Aviation Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He earned a doctorate in computer and electrical engineering at Wayne State University, along with a master’s in electrical engineering. He earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering at the Detroit Institute of Technology.

The Board also approved three transfers at June 15 meeting. They were:

Carol Freedman-Doan, from interim department head to department head in psychology. She also has worked at the University of Michigan and the Michigan Osteopathic Medical Center in Detroit. Freedman-Doan earned a doctorate from Wayne State University, a master’s from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s from Kent State.

Wade Tornquist, from interim associate dean to associate dean in the College of Arts & Sciences. He previously served as executive associate to the provost for operations and head of the EMU department of chemistry. He earned a doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s in chemistry from Southwest State University in Marshall, Minn.

Diane Winder, from interim associate dean to associate dean in the College of Arts And Sciences. A cellist, she earned a D.M. (doctor of music) from Florida State University, a master’s of music from Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., and a bachelor’s in music performance from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif.

Geoff Larcom



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