Lifelong Detroiter Frank D. Rashid began teaching English at Marygrove in 1980. He was department chair from 1998 until 2007 and Faculty Assembly president from 2008 until 2012. In 2015, he was appointed dean of faculty. A co-founder of Marygrove's Institute for Detroit Studies, he taught an interdisciplinary Detroit Studies course with historian Thomas Klug and sociologist Mary Byrnes. Rashid is editor of the Literary Map of Detroit and co-editor of a book on Tiger Stadium. He has also published on Detroit in literature and the poetry of Lawrence Joseph, Robert Hayden, and Emily Dickinson. Active in local social causes, Rashid works on housing and neighborhood issues and has long opposed public subsidies for professional sports and other forms of corporate welfare.