Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty members want great things for you – and you'll sense that from the moment you start at UDM. Nearly 90 percent of our faculty hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree, and our student-faculty ratio is 14:1. What does this mean to you? It means you'll be working closely with accomplished, dedicated professionals whose first priority is teaching.

Allegra Pitera
Associate Professor of Architecture; Director of Digital Media Studies

“It's a hands-on opportunity to work with media theory, design and technology to explore what you love to do with digital media.”
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Omid Sabbaghi
Associate Professor, Finance

“You will learn that finance is not just all about stock prices. In class, I emphasize ethics before profits.”
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Michael Hoen, D.D.S.
Director, Graduate Endodontic Program

“Through developing your skills and applying cutting-edge technology, you will have the clinical skills to make a living offering patients the best in endodontic treatment.”
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Mary Lou Caspers
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

“Our doors are always open. Even if it’s not an office hour, you’re welcome to come in.”
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Mitzi M. Saunders
Associate Professor, Nursing

“In nursing, you need to be spot-on with medical knowledge. You can't wing it because it's life and death.”
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Gary Maveal
Professor of Law; Director, Faculty Development and Research

“You will begin to see yourself as a lawyer and grow on both an intellectual and personal level.”
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David R. Koukal
Professor, Philosophy

“What philosophy does for you is bring you into contact with the most fundamental questions that human beings can ask.”
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