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Engineering & Science Faculty

With the guidance of UDM’s Engineering and Science faculty, you’ll create products, design electronics, conduct research, prepare for med school—in short, you’ll engineer your future. Check out our full list of faculty & staff.

Fr.-Gerry-AlbrightGerry Albright, S.J.Gerry Albright, S.J./www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/Fr.-Gerry-AlbrightR. Gerard Albright, S.J.Professor, BiologyB.S., M.S., and Ph.D., Biology, Loyola University of ChicagoAnatomyComparative AnatomyScience of Life (for non-science majors)/Life Sciences 101313-993-1182albrigrg@udmercy.eduCollege of Engineering & Sciencehttp://eng-sci.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/UDM-FrAlbright-lrg.jpgUDM-FrAlbright-lrg.jpgUDM-FrAlbright-lrg.jpgWhy you’re going to love my classBecause I help you connect ideas with structures and functions, so it’s not just rote memory. There’s no point memorizing things in November and December if you’re going to forget them by Christmas.“We want great things for you” meansI’ll teach you things you can take with you. I focus on your career interests.You might like to know thatBesides teaching full-time, I’m a Jesuit priest.My favorite part about teaching students at UDM is. . .Talking with students, going over things with them individually. I’m not buried doing research in the back of my lab. I’m actually with students. So you’ll know me well and I’ll know you well. I make myself available. (Besides, if I weren’t here, everyone would wonder if I was okay.)No other professor can say to you:I heard Sergei Rachmaninoff perform live a piano recital. This was in the early 1930s. He was tall, thin, dressed all in black, and didn’t say a word./www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/UDM-FrAlbright-sm.jpgUDM-FrAlbright-sm.jpgUDM-FrAlbright-sm.jpgI’m not buried doing research in the back of my lab. So you’ll know me well and I’ll know you well.jeff-boatsJeff BoatsJeff Boats Associate Professor, Math and Computer Science Degrees B.S., Science, St. Bonaventure University B.S., Mathematics, St. Bonaventure University M.S., Applied Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon Doctor of Arts, Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon Teaches Linear Algebra Pre-Calculus Calculus Teaching of Mathematics Jeff Boats Associate Professor, Math and Computer Science Degrees B.S., Science, St. Bonaventure University B.S., Mathematics, St. Bonaventure University M.S., Applied Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon Doctor of Arts, Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon Teaches Linear Algebra Pre-Calculus Calculus Teaching of Mathematics Jeff Boats/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/jeff-boatsJeff BoatsAssociate Professor and Chair, Mathematics & Software EngineeringB.S., Science, St. Bonaventure UniversityB.S., Mathematics, St. Bonaventure UniversityM.S., Applied Mathematics, Carnegie MellonDoctor of Arts, Mathematics, Carnegie MellonLinear AlgebraPre-CalculusCalculusTeaching of Mathematics/Engineering, Room 256313-993-1503boatsjj@udmercy.eduCollege of Engineering & Sciencehttp://eng-sci.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/Boats.jpgBoats.jpgMeet Jeff BoatsPlay the video to hear Jeff Boats talk about how mathematics should be fun!/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/Boats-small.jpgBoats-small.jpgThis is science, it's supposed to be fun.Mary-Lou-CaspersMary Lou CaspersMary Lou Caspers Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry Degrees B.S., Chemistry, University of Detroit Ph.D., Biochemistry, Wayne State University Teaches Basic and Advanced Biochemistry General Chemistry Laboratory Mary Lou Caspers Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry Degrees B.S., Chemistry, University of Detroit Ph.D., Biochemistry, Wayne State University Teaches Basic and Advanced Biochemistry General Chemistry Laboratory Mary Lou Caspers/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/Mary-Lou-CaspersMary Lou CaspersProfessor, Chemistry & BiochemistryB.S., Chemistry, University of DetroitPh.D., Biochemistry, Wayne State UniversityBasic and Advanced BiochemistryGeneral Chemistry Laboratory/Chemistry 203313-993-1196casperml@udmercy.eduCollege of Engineering & Sciencehttp://eng-sci.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/UDM-MaryLouCasper-lrg.jpgUDM-MaryLouCasper-lrg.jpgUDM-MaryLouCasper-lrg.jpgWhy you’re going to love my classYou’ll see chemical principles in action, and the light bulb will come on. I won’t tell you exactly how to do it, but if you have to think it through for yourself, you’re going to remember it.Great things for you at UDMAll faculty take undergrads with them to scientific conferences such as the Society for Neuroscience.  Students recently went with me to conferences in Washington, D.C. , Atlanta, and New Orleans.“We want great things for you” meansOur doors are always open. It’s a nurturing faculty. Even if it’s not an office hour, you’re welcome to come in.My favorite part about teaching you isThe personal attention I can give you. I don’t want to teach to a huge class and not know anybody. I like to meet you as a freshman and watch you mature into a senior.You might like to know that ITake a group of students backpacking in Shenandoah National Park in the springtime. It’s gorgeous, the wildflowers are all in bloom.No other professor can say to youI hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon—and then back out.  (It’s harder going down.)/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/UDM-MaryLouCasper-sm.jpgUDM-MaryLouCasper-sm.jpgUDM-MaryLouCasper-sm.jpgOur doors are always open. Even if it’s not an office hour, you’re welcome to come in.Rick-HillRick HillRick Hill/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/Rick-HillRick HillAssociate Professor, Mechanical EngineeringB.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern CaliforniaM.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, BerkeleyM.S., Applied Mathematics, University of MichiganPh.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of MichiganControl SystemsDynamics/Engineering313-578-0428hillrc@udmercy.eduCollege of Engineering & Sciencehttp://eng-sci.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/Hill-lg.jpgHill-lg.jpgHill-lg.jpgWhy you are going to love my classYou are going to learn how our coursework material relates to the real world and how it is applied in industry. You'll connect to the material so it stays with you after the final exam.Great things for you at UDMMy number one goal is to help you learn the material well so you leave my class better prepared as an engineer.  I hold the bar high, but I put time into helping you reach that bar.Great things in store after UDMBecause you will have lots of opportunity to do research, become involved in a senior capstone design project, and complete co-op assignments as a student, you will be well prepared to apply your knowledge and experience in the real world.My favorite part about teaching youI really get the opportunity to know you and all my Engineering students.  I get involved with students in the classroom, as practicing engineers and as individuals.You might like to knowAs an engineer, I've had the opportunity to work on such interesting projects as designing control systems for top secret satellite projects and automobiles that are entirely automated./www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/Hill-sm.jpgHill-sm.jpgHill-sm.jpgMy 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.Darrell-KleinkeDarrell KleinkeDarrell Kleinke Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Degrees B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University Teaches Capstone Design Machine Design Product DevelopmentDarrell Kleinke Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Degrees B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University Teaches Capstone Design Machine Design Product DevelopmentDarrell Kleinke/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/Darrell-KleinkeDarrell KleinkeAssociate Professor, Mechanical EngineeringB.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of MichiganM.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of MichiganPh.D., Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State UniversityCapstone DesignMachine DesignProduct Development/Engineering 275313-993-1140kleinked@udmercy.eduCollege of Engineering & Sciencehttp://eng-sci.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/Kleinke.jpgKleinke.jpgKleinke.jpgWhy you'll love my classYou'll learn how to take those equations and theories you've learned and turn them into real products. Not only on paper, but we'll actually have you build things. You'll put devices together, test them and deliver them to customers. The best part is that you get to see the reaction on the customer's face when they're delighted by your design, by what you've built. It's quite a feeling of satisfaction.What you'll take away

You'll take away a confidence that that you can survive and thrive in the industrial world once you leave the University. As an industry engineer for over 20 years, I've "been there, done that," and I'm going to show you how you can do it, too. I'm going to show you how to communicate with peers, bosses and customers and how to apply your engineering technical skills to real life situations.

What I like about teaching you

My favorite part about teaching students at University of Detroit Mercy is the camaraderie between you. I find that there's such a great bond between my students that they help each other learn, and that helps me to teach.

Why UDM?

There are a couple of big reasons you should come to UDM for engineering. First is the relatively small size, which really allows you to become part of anything you want. If you want to be involved in an activity, you can be.

The second thing is personal attention from your professors and instructors. I know all my students by name. I'll learn your name and we'll work together. If you're struggling, I'll help you. If you're succeeding, we'll build on that success. I think that personal touch and the small size are real advantages for University of Detroit Mercy students.

I will be available to youThe thing that sets this University apart is the availability of the faculty and staff. We are here for you and our doors are open. In fact, on any given day, if you walk down the hallway, you'll notice most of the professors' doors are open, and you're welcome to come in and talk to us at any time. We'll talk to you about course work, issues you may be having getting through school, or perhaps job opportunities.We want great things for you

Here at UDM, the emphasis is on "you." Teaching and students come first. Faculty research certainly is important, but that takes back seat to the students themselves.

"Great things" means a solid education that will get you off to a great start and carry you through your career for many, many years to come. Our co-op program also sets you up for gaining experience that you may not get at other universities. It's about you, and we do want great things for every one of our students, including you.

You might like to knowDespite my age, I'm the newest professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department here at UDM. I've had over 30 years of experience in product development and real-world industrial experience. I'm bringing that experience to bear on my new career, which is teaching you how to do the same things I've done.
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Matt-MioMatt MioMatthew J. Mio Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry Degrees B.S., Chemistry, University of Detroit Mercy Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Teaches Organic ChemistryMatthew J. Mio Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry Degrees B.S., Chemistry, University of Detroit Mercy Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Teaches Organic ChemistryMatt Mio/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/Matt-MioMatthew J. MioAssociate Professor, Chemistry & BiochemistryB.S., Chemistry, University of Detroit MercyPh.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignOrganic Chemistry/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/cv-pdf/mio.pdfmio.pdfChemistry 215A313-993-1188miomj@udmercy.eduCollege of Engineering & Sciencehttp://eng-sci.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/UDM-MattMio-lrg.jpgUDM-MattMio-lrg.jpgUDM-MattMio-lrg.jpgWhy you’re going to love my class

I’ve done a pretty good job of learning in my lifetime, and I want to pass those skills on to you so that you can continue to learn.

If you want small class size paired with extreme interaction with scholars doing cutting-edge research, then this is the place for you.

Great things for you at UDM

You’re going to have the opportunity to do research in any of our science departments—we have a lot of people who are committed to that kind of education.

You could come into my lab and learn how to do organometallic cross-coupling reactions. Or you could work for the guy down the hall who’s analyzing the metals in ancient Chinese coins. It’s all chemistry.

Great things in store after UDMYour job prospects are better than they’ve ever been in the history of the world. Technical degrees get you prepared for everything society has to offer, and you will be an informed citizen when the time comes for voting on such complex issues as cloning or different pieces of material science, which govern our everyday life.No other professor can say to youI went to UDM myself—and was valedictorian.
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Mark-PaulikMark PaulikMark Paulik Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering Degrees B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Detroit M.S., Electrical Engineering, MIT Ph.D., Electrical and Systems Engineering, Oakland University Teaches Digital Logic Senior DesignMark Paulik Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering Degrees B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Detroit M.S., Electrical Engineering, MIT Ph.D., Electrical and Systems Engineering, Oakland University Teaches Digital Logic Senior DesignMark Paulik/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/Mark-PaulikMark PaulikProfessor, Electrical & Computer EngineeringB.S., Electrical Engineering, University of DetroitM.S., Electrical Engineering, MITPh.D., Electrical and Systems Engineering, Oakland UniversityDigital LogicSenior Design/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/cv-pdf/paulik.pdfpaulik.pdfEngineering 330313-993-3365paulikmj@udmercy.eduCollege of Engineering & Sciencehttp://eng-sci.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/UDM-MarkPaulik-lrg.jpgUDM-MarkPaulik-lrg.jpgUDM-MarkPaulik-lrg.jpgWhy you’re going to love my classIn our Senior Design class, you’ll produce a robot that can be entered into the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, which receives entries from schools all over the world. When people come back 5, 10, 15 years after graduating, the course they invariably talk about is this one. It’s a lot of work. But it’s work that you’ll love doing.Great things in store after UDMWhen you graduate, you will be in a fantastic position. You’ll be able to choose where you want to work. For one thing, you’ve already worked a full year in industry in a co-op program. You’ll know what it’s like to work in industry, and you’ll have a tremendous advantage over other people just coming out of school.“We want great things for you” meansIf I see on a quiz you’re not doing well, I don’t just let it go and say, “Well, see how you do on the next one.”  I ask you about it. We find out what’s going on. The main goal is to have you learn the material and be successful while you’re here.You might like to know thatI went to UDM myself before going on to do graduate work at MIT./www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/UDM-MarkPaulik-sm.jpgUDM-MarkPaulik-sm.jpgUDM-MarkPaulik-sm.jpgThe main goal is to have you learn the material and be successful while you’re here.Alexa-Rihana-AbdallahAlexa Rihana-AbdallahAlexa N. Rihana-Abdallah Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering Degrees B.S., Electrical Engineering, St. Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon M.S. and Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan Teaches Water and Wastewater Treatment Environmental Chemistry Environmental Microbiology Alexa N. Rihana-Abdallah Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering Degrees B.S., Electrical Engineering, St. Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon M.S. and Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan Teaches Water and Wastewater Treatment Environmental Chemistry Environmental Microbiology Alexa Rihana-Abdallah/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/Alexa-Rihana-AbdallahAlexa N. Rihana-AbdallahAssociate Professor, Civil & Environmental EngineeringB.S., Electrical Engineering, St. Joseph University in Beirut, LebanonM.S. and Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of MichiganWater and Wastewater TreatmentEnvironmental ChemistryEnvironmental Microbiology/Engineering 266313-993-1041rihanaa@udmercy.eduCollege of Engineering & Sciencehttp://eng-sci.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/UDM-AlexaRihana-2-lrg.jpgUDM-AlexaRihana-2-lrg.jpgUDM-AlexaRihana-2-lrg.jpgWhy you’re going to love my class

Topics like climate change, waste management and pollutant remediation are close to my heart and very relevant to discuss. You may think what can one person do?

I teach the importance of individual and community action—locally, nationally and globally. It’s all connected, and every accomplishment helps.

Great things for you at UDMIn addition to a great and solid engineering program, you have the opportunity to do co-op. Working in the real world gives you experience and a head start to find a job by the time you graduate. Plus, co-ops are paid.“We want great things for you” means

We take a real interest in your future. Alumni help secure co-ops for students and jobs for grads. Professors have an open-door policy, are always available and give personal attention to students.

They also participate in activities and sports with students. We look out for each other so UDM feels like one big family.

You might also like to knowI advise students on research topics—one being an onsite water filtration system for our troops so we don’t have to ship bottled water overseas. No other professor can say to youI grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, so I understand the cultural challenge our international students face. But I’ve lived here 17 years — it’s great and I like it!
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Liz-Roberts-KirchoffLiz Roberts-KirchhoffLiz Roberts-Kirchhoff Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry Degrees B.S., Chemistry, Texas A & M University Ph.D., Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan Teaches Biochemistry General Chemistry Organic ChemistryLiz Roberts-Kirchhoff Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry Degrees B.S., Chemistry, Texas A & M University Ph.D., Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan Teaches Biochemistry General Chemistry Organic ChemistryLiz Roberts-Kirchhoff/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/Liz-Roberts-KirchoffLiz Roberts-KirchhoffAssociate Professor, Chemistry & BiochemistryB.S., Chemistry, Texas A & M UniversityPh.D., Biological Chemistry, University of MichiganBiochemistryGeneral ChemistryOrganic Chemistry/Chemistry 109313-993-1021robkires@udmercy.eduCollege of Engineering & Sciencehttp://eng-sci.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/Roberts-Kirchhoff.jpgRoberts-Kirchhoff.jpgRoberts-Kirchhoff.jpgWhy I like teaching students like youYou have such enthusiasm for reaching your goals. Your class work is important to you, but so is what you're doing outside of class, whether it's undergraduate research, pre-professional clubs such as the Chemistry Club or service projects like running merit badges for Girl and Boy Scouts.What makes my class a successYou are not going sit in my class and just hear me talk. You're going to be working with your neighbors, discussing and solving problems, doing class presentations, working in groups and assessing each others' work. You'll enjoy my class because you're going to be so active in it.What you will take awayWhen you finish my class, you're going to take away the relevance that biochemistry has to your life. Not just right now, but in the future, when you're thinking about your health and your diet, you're going to take away that biochemistry is relevant to your life.Expect to get a great jobThere are many opportunities for you with a degree in biochemistry. You can go to graduate school and then on to be a research scientist a at major pharmaceutical firm. You can go to medical school, dental school or pharmacy school. You can also get a job right with your bachelor's degree. Some of our students have gone on to get jobs at the American Red Cross, Dow Chemical and Pfizer, so there many opportunities for you.I will be available to youIf my office door is open, I'm more than happy to talk to you about something going on in class, or about your career goals, or about research opportunities for you. I am available to talk with you outside of class.We want great things for youWe want you to do well in the Biochemistry degree program, but we also want you to grow as a person while you're here, so that you have the best footing for entering the next phase of your life, after you leave the University.You might like to knowI was recently in a "half iron man" triathlon: a swim, a bike and a run./www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/Roberts-Kirchhoff-sm.jpgRoberts-Kirchhoff-sm.jpgRoberts-Kirchhoff-sm.jpgYou're going to take away, when you finish my class, the relevance that biochemistry has to your life.Mark-SchumackMark SchumackMark R. Schumack Professor, Mechanical Engineering Degrees B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan Teaches Fluid Mechanics Thermodynamics Alternate Energy Systems Heat Transfer Mark R. Schumack Professor, Mechanical Engineering Degrees B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan Teaches Fluid Mechanics Thermodynamics Alternate Energy Systems Heat Transfer Mark Schumack/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/Mark-SchumackMark R. SchumackProfessor, Mechanical EngineeringB.S., M.S., Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of MichiganFluid MechanicsThermodynamicsAlternate Energy SystemsHeat Transfer/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/cv-pdf/Mark_Schumack_CV.pdfMark_Schumack_CV.pdfMark_Schumack_CV.pdfEngineering 275313-993-3370schumamr@udmercy.eduCollege of Engineering & Sciencehttp://eng-sci.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/UDM-MarkSchumack-lrg.jpgUDM-MarkSchumack-lrg.jpgUDM-MarkSchumack-lrg.jpgWhy you’re going to love my classI’ll show you how to analyze mechanical systems. You’re going to find the material challenging and stimulating, but you’ll go away from my class with a confidence that you understand it.“We want great things for you” meansI’m going to teach you better than I was taught. Thermodynamics is the hardest part of mechanical engineering. I didn’t understand it myself when I took it in college. Then, when I was in grad school, I was asked to teach it, and that’s when I saw the elegance of it. My goal is to teach you better than it was taught to me.My favorite part about teaching you isWatching you get turned on by the rigor and logic of thermal science.You might like to knowI am developing a computer simulation for a hydraulic hybrid vehicle. It’s like an electric hybrid, except instead of storing energy in a battery and driving an electric motor, it stores energy (otherwise wasted as heat from when the vehicle brakes) in compressed hydraulic fluid and drives a pump motor.No other professor will say to youYour house is an example of the second law of thermodynamics!/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/UDM-MarkSchumack-sm.jpgUDM-MarkSchumack-sm.jpgUDM-MarkSchumack-sm.jpgMy goal is to teach you thermodynamics better than it was taught to me.indexEngineering & Science FacultyEngineering and Science FacultyUDM, engineering, science, biochemistry, chemistry, biology, students, professors, masters, doctorE&S Faculty/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/indexKaty-SnyderKaty SnyderKaty Snyder Associate Dean of Academics, Engineering & Science Degrees B.S., Mathematics, University of Detroit M.S., Computer Science, University of Detroit Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Wayne State University Teaches Mathematics 101 Online Calculus I Mathematics Education Computer Science C++ Programming Psychology of Math Instructional Technology Katy Snyder Associate Dean of Academics, Engineering & Science Degrees B.S., Mathematics, University of Detroit M.S., Computer Science, University of Detroit Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Wayne State University Teaches Mathematics 101 Online Calculus I Mathematics Education Computer Science C++ Programming Psychology of Math Instructional Technology Katy Snyder/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/Katy-SnyderKaty SnyderAssociate Dean of Academics, Engineering & ScienceB.S., Mathematics, University of DetroitM.S., Computer Science, University of DetroitPh.D., Mathematics Education, Wayne State UniversityMathematics 101 OnlineCalculus IMathematics EducationComputer ScienceC++ ProgrammingPsychology of MathInstructional Technology/Engineering 242313-993-3362snyderke@udmercy.eduCollege of Engineering & Sciencehttp://eng-sci.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/Snyder-lg.jpgSnyder-lg.jpgSnyder-lg.jpgWhy you are going to love my classBecause I provide support for you to succeed in it. I try to meet you where you are, so I pay attention to your individual needs. I'll determine any underlying problems you may have understanding the material and then work with you to alleviate those difficulties.Great things for you at UDMIt's a huge transition from high school to college math. I can ease the way for you because I know it's difficult and I know what the obstacles are. Once I ease your transition, you will enjoy the experience much more because you won't have the anxiety.Great things in store after UDMBecause we use the same software (Maple) as professional mathematicians, you will gain experience with the professional tools of the trade.My favorite part about teaching you isFinding ways to help you be successful and overcome obstacles. I want to see you overcome any preconceived notions of what you think you are capable of — and surpass those expectations.You might like to knowWhen I was an undergraduate here, I was captain of the fencing team./www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/ces/images/Snyder-sm.jpgSnyder-sm.jpgSnyder-sm.jpgIt's a huge transition from high school to college math. I can ease the way for you.
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