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.

Gilbert Sunghera, S.J.
Associate Professor of Architecture

“You'll think about things you may never have thought of before about sacred architecture and public space.”
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Maggie Xu
Associate Professor, Finance

“I want you to be challenged and inspired — to think about what a problem is about and how to solve it.”
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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 Paulik
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

“The main goal is to have you learn the material and be successful while you’re here.”
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Amy Dereczyk
Assistant Professor and Chair, 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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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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Heather Hill-Vasquez
Professor, English

“I will teach you to become a responsible, critical thinker with the ability to look at topics from multiple perspectives.”
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