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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Mike Bernacchi
Professor, Business Administration

“I’ll challenge you to tell me what is not marketing and to show me headlines not generated by politics.”
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James R. Geist, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor, Bio. & Diag. Sciences; Director of O/M Imaging Center

“When you leave here, you will be ready on the first day to practice as a general dentist in a competent and honorable manner.”
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Mark R. Schumack
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

“My goal is to teach you thermodynamics better than it was taught to me.”
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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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Gary Maveal
Professor of Law

“You will begin to see yourself as a lawyer and grow on both an intellectual and personal level.”
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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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