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Lawrence J. Abbott
Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, teaches comprehensive care clinical dentistry, dental anatomy and morphology and dental occlusion. His research focuses on oral anti-microbials and dental materials. He authored chapters on ethics and jurisprudence for the text Contemporary Dental Practice for Allied Dental Personnel. Dr. Abbott has presented research on dental clinic management and operating systems and oral anti-microbials on a national level. He received the Outstanding Freshman Didactic Instructor Award in 1998. He earned a B.S., D.D.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Abbott joined the University in 1992.

Steven C. Abell
Associate Professor of Psychology, teaches general psychology, abnormal psychology, intellectual assessment, and psychotherapy. His areas of special interest include child and adolescent treatment and contemporary psychodynamic theory. His most recent research publications have been studies of intellectual assessment and the correlates of body image. He was the 1998 recipient of the University’s Faculty Achievement Award. Abell holds a B.A. degree from Columbia University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Loyola University Chicago. He joined the University in 1994.

Vaughn Adams
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, teaches introductory courses in philosophy, higher level ethics courses, and courses in the history of philosophy. In addition, he teaches specialized courses in the areas of the person and society, politics and law, and in Thomism. He is currently doing research on women’s roles through the perceptions of Aristotle and Mill. He studied medieval thought at the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies of the University of Toronto. Adams holds a Ph.B. degree from the University of Detroit, and an M.A. degree from the University of Toronto. He joined the University in 1958.

Saer Al-Ahmar
Instructor of Mathematics and Computer Science, teaches courses in Algebra, teacher education, Introduction to Computer Science I and II, and Digital Logic. He is currently working on a D.E. in Electrical Engineering. His field of study encompasses applications of case-based reasoning to electrical engineering. He holds a BV.S. in Electrical Engineering from Damascus University, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering as well as an M.S. in Computer Science from UDM. He joined the University in 1999.

Gloria H. Albrecht
Associate Professor of Religion and Ethics, teaches business and economic ethics, feminist ethics and theology, and women’s studies. Albrecht’s publications and presentations deal with issues of community, economic justice, women’s issues, and epistemology in ethics. She is doing research on economic paradigms as challenged by women’s work. She has served as the director of the Women’s Studies program. Albrecht holds a B.A. degree from the University of Maryland; a M.L.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University, a S.T.M. degree from St. Mary’s Seminary (Baltimore), and a Ph.D. degree from Temple University. She joined the University in 1992.

R. Gerard Albright, S.J.
Professor of Biology, has taught a variety of courses and has served in various administrative capacities, including chair of the Premedical and Predental Committee. He spent a semester as visiting professor of Biology and an academic consultant at the University of San Francisco. His professional specialties include comparative vertebrate anatomy and histology, as well as other aspects of animal structure and function. Albright holds bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees from Loyola University of Chicago. He joined the University in 1960.

Nizar Al-Holou
Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, teaches digital logic, microprocessors, computer architecture and electrical circuits. His area of expertise is in digital systems, microprocessors, computer-based instruction, and computer architecture. He has published in such areas as parallel processing and computer-based instruction. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Damascus University, a Master of Science from Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Dayton, all in Electrical Engineering. He joined the University in 1992.

Maureen Anthony
Assistant Professor of Nursing, teaches in the B.S.N. Completion program as well as at the senior level. Anthony graduated from Providence Hospital School of Nursing and obtained her B.S.N. and M.S.N. in adult med-surg from Wayne State University. She is a certified diabetes educator and is a diabetes nurse educator at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital. She joined the University in 1999.

Armand R. Ash-Rafzadeh
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, teaches DSP, computer applications and instrumentation, digital control, circuits and systems. Ash’s publications and presentations deal with bio-medical engineering and electrical engineering issues, including Doppler Ultrasound Blood Flow Analysis, ultrasound imaging, and non-linear filtering. He consults with the automotive industry on CAE applications in mechatronics, and has been involved in developing the methodology and processes for Total Vehicle EDS-CAE Modeling, CAE System Element Identification, CAE Standard and Library Committees, and CAE Analysis Methods. Ash holds a B.S. from the College of Science and Technology, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oklahoma. He joined the University in 1987.

Roy Aston
Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, teaches pharmacology in the School of Dentistry and in the McAuley School of Nursing. He received the Didactic Instructor of the Year Award in 1994 from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He holds a B.Sc. degree from Assumption University of Windsor, Ontario and a M.Sc. degree in Pharmacology from Wayne State University. Dr. Aston also holds PhD. Degree in pharmacology from the University of Toronto, and spent one year as a post-doctoral fellow in Pharmacology at the University of Michigan College of Medicine. He joined the University in 1970.

Salwa M. A. Atwan
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, teaches didactic and clinical courses in Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of numerous professional Pediatric Dentistry organizations and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Her special interest lies in the medicament of the pulp and prevention. Dr. Atwan received her D.D.S. from the University of Detroit Mercy, a M.S. and a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a Certificate of Dentistry for the Disabled from the University of Washington/Seattle. Dr. Atwan joined the University in 1996.

Margaret E. Auer
Dean, University Libraries, provides leadership, direction, and strategic planning for libraries, media, and instructional technology. She works to assure compliance with accreditation requirements, with national standards for academic libraries, and access to information worldwide. Her recent presentations have been on Organizational Politics and Corporate Culture, Good Public Service Techniques for Library Personnel, and the Changing Role of Academic Librarians. Auer received the Michigan Library Association Librarian of the Year award and the Wayne State University Library Science Program, Distinguished Alumna Award. Auer holds a B.A. degree from the University of Detroit and a M.S.L.S. degree from Wayne State University. She joined the University in 1961.