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.

Daniel Pitera
Professor of Architecture; Director of Detroit Collaborative Design Center

“As a student, you're not just gaining information. You're part of a process of making better architecture, and better cities.”
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Greg Ulferts
Professor, Business Administration

“As a leader of tomorrow, you need to understand the impact that technology is going to have on you individually, in your work life and, more importantly, on our society.”
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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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Darrell Kleinke
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

“There are jobs out there, and we'll prepare you for all of them.”
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Janet Baiardi
Interim Associate Dean, McAuley School of Nursing (erstwhile Professor of Nursing)

“You will enjoy the challenges of developing your expertise as an advanced practice nurse. It's great to see you create the person you always aspired to become.”
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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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