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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Omid Sabbaghi
Associate Professor, Finance

“You will learn that finance is not just all about stock prices. In class, I emphasize ethics before profits.”
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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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Alexa N. Rihana-Abdallah
Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

“You may think, what can one person do? But I teach the importance of action. Locally, nationally, globally—it’s all connected.”
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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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Pam Wilkins
Associate Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

“We really get to know you at the law school, and we pride ourselves on our small, cohesive community.”
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Tom Stanton
Associate Professor, Communication Studies

“Journalism is an adventure, and it's intriguing, and it's compelling and it matters in this world.”
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