Brian McKenna, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, received the Faculty Member of the Year Award from the campusís Alumni Society in a ceremony this spring.

July 24, 2009

DEARBORN / July 24, 2009---Brian McKenna, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, received the Faculty Member of the Year Award from the campusís Alumni Society in a ceremony this spring.                     

McKenna began his teaching career at UM-Dearborn as a visiting professor of anthropology in 2004 and became assistant professor in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters in 2005.  He has volunteered his time to teach "Introduction to Anthropology" to women prisoners at the Scott Correctional Facility in Plymouth since 2007.      

McKenna currently serves as a board member of American Indian Health and Family Services (Detroit) and is a consulting editor for the Journal of Medical Humanities, peer-reviewing about three to four articles per year.   He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and has served as a presenter at many professional conferences.      

McKenna is a resident of East Lansing.

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