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.

Joe Odoerfer
Associate Dean and Professor of Architecture

“You will come away with knowledge of someone else's experience as your beginning point, so you will enter the profession with 30 years of experience.”
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Mary Parise, D.D.S.
Program Director, Advanced Education in General Dentistry

“If you can help a patient who has lived with missing or infected teeth for a long time, you will be deeply moved by seeing what a difference you can make.”
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Rick Hill
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

“My number one goal is to help you leave my class better prepared as an engineer.  I hold the bar high, but I put time into helping you reach that bar.”
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John Knisely
Clinical Track Assistant Professor of Nursing

“Becoming a nurse means you are taking on a lot of obligations and responsibilities in our society. That can be challenging, but also profoundly rewarding.”
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David Koelsch
Clinical Associate Professor of Law

“I will treat you as a colleague — as a lawyer — and provide you an education that will get you where you want to go.”
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Hsiao-Lan Hu
Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Women's & Gender Studies

“You will become a better global citizen who can deal with differences with sensitivity.”
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