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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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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R. Gerard Albright, S.J.
Professor, Biology

“I’m not buried doing research in the back of my lab. So you’ll know me well and I’ll know you well.”
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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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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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Gregory D. Sumner
Professor, History

“History isn’t names and dates, but flesh and blood people just like you, and you’re standing on their shoulders.”
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