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.

Joe Odoerfer
Associate Dean and Professor of Architecture

“You will come away with knowledge of someone else's experience as your beginning point, so you will enter the profession with 30 years of experience.”
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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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Mary Parise, D.D.S.
Program Director, Advanced Education in General Dentistry

“If you can help a patient who has lived with missing or infected teeth for a long time, you will be deeply moved by seeing what a difference you can make.”
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Mary Lou Caspers
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

“Our doors are always open. Even if it’s not an office hour, you’re welcome to come in.”
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Mitzi M. Saunders
Associate Professor, Nursing, Graduate Coordinator, Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

“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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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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Beth Oljar
Assistant Professor, Philosophy

“We want you to find a direction in life and achieve your goals. We want to give you more than just a base of knowledge — we want you to be critical and ethical thinkers.”
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