Health Professions Faculty

Whether you’re studying to be a nurse, physician assistant or health care administrator, UDM’s faculty will help you learn the science of the health professions. They’ll also teach you the art of it. Check out our full list of faculty & staff.

Janet Baiardi
Associate Professor, Nursing; Chair, McAuley School 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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Greg Bozimowski
Assistant Professor, Nurse Anesthesiology

“Whether it's pharmacology, professional aspects, pathophysiology, we'll bring that all together so that what you are talking about is real-world experiences.”
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Amy Dereczyk
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

“When you graduate, you will have several offers for great paying jobs.  People love to hire our graduates.”
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Mike Dosch
Associate Professor, Nurse Anesthesia

“You will have wonderful career opportunities... But I hope you also have a sense of humility, so that every day, with every patient, you don't take anything for granted.”
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Lori Glenn
Assistant Professor, Nursing

“We're on the brink of a revolution in nursing. We can step up to the plate and do great things. I want you to be inspired to do that.”
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Carla Groh
Professor of Nursing and Women's Studies

“We want to help you realize what you can do and the contributions you can make, so you stretch a little bit more and not settle for less.”
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Rose-Marie Higgins
Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program

“After two years of PA classes, you will begin clinical rotations and you start to make the connection. It's the 'light bulb' moment.”
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Mary Kelly, RSM
Associate Professor, Health Services Administration

“Learn what you need to know, take it into a field, and really make health care delivery better, because of what you've learned here.”
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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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Sharon S. Moser
Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program

“UDM is the #1 PA program in the state. So hospitals actually seek out our graduates for employment.”
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Judith Mouch, RSM
Assistant Professor, Nursing

“You’re going to come away with a sense of how important your role as an advocate is.”
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Patricia A. Rouen
Associate Professor, Nursing

“When you’re done, I’ll ask you to look back to the first week of class and see how much you’ve grown.”
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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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Carmen Stokes
Assistant Professor, Nursing

“We have practice-ready grads.  When you leave UDM, you will not have the shock of transitioning into the real-world work experience.”
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Nutrena Tate
Assistant Professor, Nursing

“The reputation of University of Detroit Mercy, especially within nursing, holds its own within the hospital setting.”
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Roberta (Robi) Thomas
Associate Professor, Nursing

“You will utilize your gifts, skills and talents to become not only a wonderful nurse, but also a wonderful human being.”
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Mary White
Associate Professor, Nursing

“You’ll see how the science of nursing and the art of nursing come together.”
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