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Nov. 18, 2008
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EMU regents approve one new faculty member, one faculty promotion

YPSILANTI — The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointment of one new faculty member and one faculty promotion at its regular meeting Nov. 18. This appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2009.

The new tenure-track faculty member and her department is:

  • Joan Visger, of Mason, assistant professor, School of Nursing. Before coming to Eastern Michigan University, Visger was a graduate teaching assistant at Wayne State University from 2006-2008. Previously, she was a department manager of obstetrics at Sparrow Hospital from 2004-2005 and manager of clinical nursing at St. John Detroit Riverview Hospital from 2002-2004. Visger received her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wayne State University.

The faculty promotion and her department is:

  • Jiang Lu, of West Lafayette, Ind., associate professor, School of Engineering Technology. Before coming to Eastern Michigan University, Lu was a lecturer of interior design at Purdue University from 2001-2008. Lu received two master’s degrees, one in art from Indiana University and the other in architecture from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Lu received her bachelor’s degree in architecture from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.


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