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.

Daniel Pitera
Professor of Architecture; Director of Detroit Collaborative Design Center

“As a student, you're not just gaining information. You're part of a process of making better architecture, and better cities.”
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Greg Ulferts
Professor, Business Administration

“As a leader of tomorrow, you need to understand the impact that technology is going to have on you individually, in your work life and, more importantly, on our society.”
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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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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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Patricia A. Rouen
Associate Professor, Nursing

“When you’re done, I’ll ask you to look back to the first week of class and see how much you’ve grown.”
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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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Heather Hill-Vasquez
Associate 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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