Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approve eight new faculty

by Ward Mullens, Published September 21, 2010

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of eight new faculty at its regular meeting Sept. 21.
Of the eight appointments, two are male and six are female.

New faculty at EMU are:

Laurie Blondy, of Northville, assistant professor in the school of nursing. Before coming to EMU, Blondy was the interim director of the Center for Professional Development and Education at the University of Michigan Health System from 2009-2010. She also served as an educational nurse specialist at the center from 2007-2009. Blondy is a registered nurse.  She received her doctorate in philosophy from Capella University (Minnesota) in 2007. She has a J.D. and master's degrees in nursing from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Northern Michigan University.

Frank Fedel, of Royal Oak, assistant professor of health promotion and human performance. Fedel previously served as a health educator/exercise physiologist/researcher at the Henry Ford Health System, from 1986-2004. Fedel also has served as a lecturer and graduate assistant at EMU. Fedel has a bachelor's degree in exercise science from EMU.

Xianghong Feng, of Shaoyang, China, assistant professor of sociology, anthropology and criminology. Feng previously was an assistant professor in the department of anthropology at Ball State University from 2009-2010. Before that she was a teaching assistant and lecturer in the department of anthropology at Washington State University from 2003-2009. Feng received a doctorate in anthropology from Washington State University and has a master's in folklore and bachelor's degree in journalism both from Central University for Nationalities in Bejing, China.

Kevin Karpiak, of Worcester, Mass., assistant professor of sociology, anthropology and criminology. Karpiak's previous work experience includes serving as a lecturer for the University of California at Davis from 2008 and an instructor at the University of California at Berkley from 2007-2008. He received his doctorate in anthropology from the University of California-Berkeley and has a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign.

Amy Jo Lamb, assistant professor in the school of health sciences. Previously, Lamb was the outpatient rehabilitation coordinator and occupational therapist for the Brookdale Senior Living in Denver, Col, from 2008-2010. From 2005-2008, she was an assistant professor of occupational therapy and clinical education director at Creighton University in Omaha. She received her doctorate and bachelor's degrees in occupational therapy, both from Creighton.
Marini Lee, of Lansing, Mich., assistant professor of teacher education. Lee was an instructor a Rutgers University in 2009. She also served as a graduate student assistant at Michigan State University. Lee received her masters degree in curriculum and teaching from Michigan State University and her bachelor's degree in African American studies from Stanford University.

Teresa Mortier, of Grand Blanc, instructor, school of health sciences. Mortier served as the program director for the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Baker College from 2006-2010. She also was a medical technologist at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc from 2006-2010. She has a master's degree in post-secondary technical education from the University of Akron and a bachelor's degree in medical technology from the American Society of Clinical Pathology.

Yu Zhang, of Knoxville, Tenn., assistant professor of accounting and finance. Previously, Zhang taught a variety of courses at the University of Tennessee from 2004-2010. Zhang received a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor's degree in English for economics and trade from Nanjing Agricultural University (China).


Ward Mullens

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