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    Gash, Jean

    Jean Gash

    Associate Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, teaches in the undergraduate program. She is a certified adult nurse practitioner with a specialty in urology. She earned her Ph.D. from Wayne State University.

    gashje@udmercy.edu

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    Geist, James R.

    James R. Geist

    Professor, Division of Integrated Biomedical Sciences, Director of Oral Maxillofacial Imaging Center, teaches courses in Radiology, Oral Pathology, and General Pathology to students in the dental, dental hygiene, and post-doctoral programs. He also serves as Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Imaging Center at the University. Dr. Geist has published over 40 peer-reviewed research articles on topics including the diagnostic efficacy of various imaging systems and educational methodology in radiology and pathology. He has presented his research findings at professional meetings in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is a past president of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Geist has received the award for outstanding didactic or clinical faculty member 19 times. He holds a BA degree from Northwestern University, a DDS degree from the University of Illinois, and an MS degree in Oral Pathology from Indiana University. He joined the University in 1986.

    geistjr@udmercy.edu

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    Gibes, Pamela V.

    Pamela Voletti Gibes

    Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Dental Hygiene. Co-Director of Dental Hygiene Admissions, Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program Coordinator and Community Health Care Coordinator, teaches clinical dental hygiene and community health to dental hygiene students. Ms. Gibes coordinates student community-based service-learning experiences.  She works extensively with Detroit Mercy’s Institute for Leadership and Service to promote interdisciplinary community-based collaborations. As Degree Completion Coordinator, Ms. Gibes works with practicing dental hygienists who are completing their Baccalaureate Degree. Additional responsibilities include recruiting for the dental hygiene program and representing the dental hygiene division on the Quality Improvement Committee. She has received teaching awards and is interested in educational research. Ms. Gibes received her Certificate in Dental Hygiene from the University of Detroit, a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene and a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction from University of Detroit Mercy. She joined the University in 1999.

    gibespv@udmercy.edu

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    Gillham, Cindy A.

    Cindy A. Gillham

    Associate Librarian, Public Services, McNichols Campus Library, is responsible for delivery of reference services and teaching research skill classes. Her assigned collection development fields include biology/clinical science, chemistry and biochemistry, physics, philosophy, language & culture, philosophy and history, as well as the provision of reference services and research skills instruction. She holds a B.A. degree from Oakland University, and a M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan. She joined the University in 1988.

    gillhaca@udmercy.edu

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    Glenn, Lori A.

    Lori A. Glenn

    Clinical Associate Professor, Chair, Accelerated Second Degree Program, McAuley School of Nursing, is a certified nurse midwife and earned her DNP from University of Detroit Mercy.

    glennla@udmercy.edu

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    Goldman, Lee

    Lee Goldman

    Professor of Law, has earned a national reputation as a sports law scholar and has also published articles on antitrust, constitutional law, civil procedure, unfair competition and labor law. Goldman has served on the Executive Council of the Antitrust Section of the State Bar of Michigan and as a labor arbitrator. He joined the University in 1983.

    goldmanl@udmercy.edu

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    Grabowski, Gregory

    Gregory M. Grabowski

    Professor of Biology, teaches physiology, pathophysiology and human anatomy. Dr. Grabowski came to the University after completion of his post-doctoral training at Harvard’s School of Public Health, where he began his research on pulmonary inflammation induced by metal containing particles in industrial settings. He was awarded National Institute of Health and Center for Indoor Air fellowships to fund his postdoctoral training, as well as Slocum-Lunz fellowships to fund his graduate studies. Grabowski holds a B.A. from Canisius College, M.S. from the University of Charleston, and Ph.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina. He joined the University in 1996.

    grabowgm@udmercy.edu

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    Graves, James F.

    James F. Graves

    Associate Professor of Biology, teaches general microbiology, immunology and pathogenic microbiology. Graves’ publications and presentations have dealt with microbiology, public health, and the environment. His laboratory work focuses on bioremediation and degradation research, which has been supported by grants from the Federal Government and private industry. He is an elected member of the American Society for Microbiology. He was a research scientist at Indiana University, research associate at the University of Virginia, and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina. Graves holds B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Missouri. He joined the University in 1987.

    gravesjf@udmercy.edu

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    Greene, Harold H.

    Harold H. Greene

    Professor of Psychology, teaches perception/cognitive psychology, experimental psychology and learning and memory. His research interests are aimed at determining functional organizations in the human visual system. One concern is the visual system’s representation of contours. Another is the representation of mechanisms involved in the search for a target object among irrelevant clutter. Research of this sort constrain theories of vision, and have real-life implications. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Queen’s University, Canada, and a Master of Science. and a doctorate in cognitive/ experimental psychology from the University of Georgia. Before coming to Detroit Mercy, Greene held research fellowships at the Center of Excellence for Research on Training (CERT) in Atlanta, and at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Greene joined the University in 1999.

    greenehh@udmercy.edu

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    Grigg, Alan E.

    Alan E. Grigg

    Associate Professor of Education, Director of the Special Education Program, and Chair of the Education Department. Alan Grigg, Ed.D., teaches general education and special education curriculum and method courses and supervises research and field experience. He has extensive experience in teaching special education students for more than 32 years in public education. He has been with the University since 2004 first as an adjunct, then an instructor. Since 2012 he has been a tenured track assistant professor. He received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Special Education from Eastern Michigan University and earned a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with licensure in 2005 from Capella University.  He earned his Ed. D in 2016 in Higher Education Leadership from Walden University. During the summer of 2016 he participated in a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program as the curriculum coordinator studying the African Contributions and Contemporary Issues in Northeast Brazil: A Curriculum Development Project Integrating Social Sciences and the Arts. His research interests include teacher education, international education and experience, and culturally responsive pedagogy.

    griggae@udmercy.edu

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    Grobis, Greg

    Greg Grobis

    Associate Professor of Performing Arts, Director of Marketing and Management for the Detroit Mercy Theatre Company, and Department Chair. Grobis teaches introduction to theatre, fundamentals of acting, acting 2, music of theatre, principles of arts management, performing arts in New York City and other courses. In addition to teaching, Grobis directs and acts inside of the Detroit Mercy Theatre Company while working and mentoring students majoring in theatre at Detroit Mercy. Since graduate school, he has managed more than 110 theatre productions at Detroit Mercy and other professional theatres throughout the United States. As an actor, he continues to work locally in voiceovers and in the film industry. As a musician, he works at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak, Mich., performing weekly with the Sunday 9 a.m. folk band and is the tenor section leader for their parish choir. He joined Detroit Mercy in 2008.

    grobisgj@udmercy.edu

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    Groh, Carla J.

    Carla J. Groh

    Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, has taught courses in research and the politics of health care and teaches within all the programs in the College of Health Professions. Groh’s clinical interest is in the area of geripsychiatry and women’s health. Prior to coming to Detroit Mercy, she was the director of Psychiatric Services for a community hospital in Detroit. Groh has been involved in multiple research studies and has several publications. She earned her B.S.N. and M.S.N. from Wayne State University in Adult Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing and a Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Michigan and is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She joined the University in 1996.

    grohcj@udmercy.edu

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