Adjunct Lecturer and Associate Director, Semester in Detroit
UM Detroit Center/Semester in Detroit 3663 Woodward Ave., Ste. 150 Detroit, MI 48201
Since 1993, Craig Regester has been involved with many Detroit community organizations - in staff, volunteer, and board roles - including: Save Our Sons And Daughters (SOSAD), Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development (La Sed), Alternatives For Girls, Matrix Theatre Company, Clark Park Coalition, Think Detroit, the Sugar Law Center, and the Southeast Michigan Coalition on Occupational Safety and Health (SEMCOSH). In addition, he has worked independently as a development and communications consultant and grant writer for over a dozen additional Detroit-based organizations. Regester and his family lived in, and were actively involved with, the Hubbard Farms community of SW Detroit since 1995. In 2013, they relocated to Berkley, Michigan but remain engaged with, and connected to, their beloved SW Detroit community.
Since 2002, Craig Regester has worked for U-M Ann Arbor in the Residential College; and in 2008, he became the Associate Director of the newly established U-M Ann Arbor Semester in Detroit (SID) Program. SID is an academic urban studies immersion program based in the UM Detroit Center whose mission is to “engage U-M undergraduates in substantive, sustained and reciprocal relationships with the people and communities of the City of Detroit.” The program, now in its seventh year, combines a semester-long residence in the city with rigorous academic study and a comprehensive community-based internship. In his role, Regester is responsible for all program administration, including developing and maintaining relationships with over 50 non-profit and community-based organizations from around Detroit. In addition, Regester is an Adjunct Lecturer with the University of Michigan Residential College and teaches the Internship Reflection Seminar in the program; he holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Science from UM Residential College and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Wayne State University.