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.

Stephen J. LaGrassa
Professor of Architecture

“You will have a better understanding of what architecture encompasses — not just the pure creativity, but also the technical demands.”
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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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Michael Hoen, D.D.S.
Director, Graduate Endodontic Program

“Through developing your skills and applying cutting-edge technology, you will have the clinical skills to make a living offering patients the best in endodontic treatment.”
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Liz Roberts-Kirchhoff
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

“You're going to take away, when you finish my class, the relevance that biochemistry has to your life.”
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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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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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Gail Presbey
Professor of Philosophy; Director, Carney Latin American Archives

“At different times in life, people are open to focus on philosophical questions.  My courses will be such times for you.”
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