Editor’s note: This story was edited Sept. 22 at 7:20 p.m.
By RICKY LINDSAY, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Ahmad Rahman, an associate professor of history at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, died Monday night at his home.
Rahman began teaching at UM-Dearborn in 2004. He taught three courses — two history and one African and African American Studies — during the fall 2015 semester.
“I have always sought to balance academic achievement with what I regard as the more important goals of achieving real solutions to problems for people outside academia,” Rahman said when he received the award. “ At one time during my youth I called myself a revolutionary. Now I see myself as more of a solutionary.”
Said CASL Dean Marty Hershock: “Professor Rahman touched a great many lives here at UM-Dearborn and he will be deeply missed.”
Hershock said he is working with Dale Thomson, chair of UM-Dearborn’s social sciences department, as well as Deborah Smith Pollard, director of African and African American studies, to arrange for new instructors.
UM-Dearborn is arranging a memorial service. There are also efforts by students and alumni for a prayer vigil, according to Hershock.
Hershock said UM-Dearborn is making the university’s counseling and disability services office available to students who would like help dealing with the death. The office can be contacted at umdearborn.edu/css_counselingservices.