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R. Michael Canjar
Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, received a Bachelor’s of Engineering and Master of Engineering from University of Detroit. Through his Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Michigan, he specialized in mathematical logic. He taught at several universities, including the University of Baltimore, where he served as chair of the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics. He has published articles in mathematical journals on mathematical logic and set theory. He is also interested in computer science, particularly object oriented programming and windows programming. Canjar joined the University in 1995. Canjar’s home page is www. udmercy.edu /htmls/personal/canjarrm/canjarrm.htm.

Elaine K. Carey
Assistant Professor of History, teaches Mexican, Latin American and women’s history. Her research interests are Mexican social movements in the twentieth century. She has additional research interests in the area of Latin American gender studies. Her recent publications focus on the 1968 Mexican student movement. She holds a B.A. and M.A. from Florida State University, and received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 1999. She joined the University in 1998.

Elizabeth U. Carlson
Associate Professor of Education, Chair, Education Department, teaches program planning and evaluation, curriculum design, and methods of secondary education courses. Carlson’s works on the application of technology to instruction and the creation of professional development programs were published by the National School Boards Association and in professional publications. She served as evaluator of technology programs and received the Consultants That Work Award from the International Society for Technology in Education. She received a B.A., M.A., and Ed.D. from the University of Michigan and was awarded the Dean’s Merit Fellowship. Carlson joined the University in 1994.

Kelly Carter
Assistant Librarian, Public Services, Outer Drive Campus Library, provides reference services and research skills instruction. Her areas of collection development are Philosophy, Theater, Civil Engineering, and Education. She also maintains the government documents collection at the Outer Drive Library. She holds a B.A. degree in Economics and an M.L.I.S. Library Science degree from Wayne State University. Kelly joined the University in 1999.

Mary Lou Caspers
Professor of Chemistry, teaches basic and advanced biochemistry. Caspers’ publications and presentations deal with alterations in brain proteins as a function of aging and with the effects of metal ions such as aluminum on various enzymes in the blood, liver and brain; she is the author of over 20 papers in refereed journals. Caspers is the recipient of the President’s Award for Faculty Excellence and the Engineering and Science Teacher of the Year Award, as well as a number of research grants. Caspers received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Detroit and a Ph.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She joined the University in 1977.

Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J.
Charles T. Fisher, III, Chair of Business Ethics and Professor of Management, teaches corporate social responsibility. He authored five books, the latest American Business Values, with International Perspectives, and numerous articles. Cavanagh has lectured on business ethics worldwide and held business ethics chairs at Boston College and Santa Clara universities. He was provost at University of Detroit Mercy. Cavanagh currently researches global codes of business conduct and the virtue of courage within the firm. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from Case Western, Ph.L., M.B.A., and M.Ed. degrees from St. Louis University, a S.T.L. from Loyola-Chicago and a D.B.A. in Management from Michigan State University. Cavanagh joined the University in 1980.

Yogendra S. Chadda
Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, teaches design, reliability and manufacturing processes. Chadda’s publications and research are in design and automated manufacturing. He has consulted for IBM, Ford and Carboloy Inc. He is currently involved in the application of expert systems to solve manufacturing assembly line problems. He has received the UNESCO Fellowship and is a recipient of the President’s Award for Faculty Excellence. Chadda holds a B.Sc. (Eng.) from Bihar University in India, a M.Sc. (Vehicles & Machines) from the University of Wales and a Ph.D. from The City University, London. He joined the University in 1983.

JoAnn S. Chalmers
Senior Librarian, Public Services, Outer Drive Campus Library, provides references service and research skills instruction. Her subject areas for collection development include economics, legal administration, social work, and sociology. Chalmers has a B.A. in Economics from Carleton College, a M.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and a M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She joined the University in 1972.

Nancy K. Chesik
Associate Librarian, Public Services, McNichols Campus Library, is the government documents and business librarian. Her subject disciplines for collection development are accounting, marketing, management and finance. She provides reference service and research skills instruction. Chesik is actively involved in faculty governance and union negotiations. Chesik has B.F.A. and M.S.L.S. degrees from Wayne State University. She joined the University in 1991.

Mark Choinski
Technical Director and Designer for the Theatre Company, teaches stagecraft and rehearsal and production. He designs lighting for all productions and scenic designs for two shows per season. Along with his UDM experience, he has worked at almost every professional theater in the Detroit metro area and has built sets for local commercials and industrial films. He holds a B.A. degree from Mercy College of Detroit. Choinski joined the University in 1979.

Margaret E. Coleman
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Periodontology and Dental Hygiene, Director of Dental Hygiene Admissions and Coordinator of the Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program, teaches clinical dental hygiene, dental anatomy and pain and anxiety control. Additional responsibilities include advising and monitoring students for Dental Hygiene Program admissions and degree completion requirements. Her interests focus on self-instructional design and evaluation. She has received clinical teaching awards. Ms. Coleman hold a Certificate and B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Detroit and is currently doing research to complete her M.S. in Health Care Education at UDM. She joined the University in 1977.

Brigid Beaubien Costello
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, teaches courses on early childhood philosophy, pedagogy, and methods as well as social studies methods for elementary teachers. Her publications and professional presentations center on early childhood administration and classroom management. Beaubien Costello earned a B.S. from Eastern Michigan University and a M.A. from Wayne State University. She is currently writing her dissertation on Hegemonic Curriculum in Urban Head Start Programs. She joined the University in 1998.

Nancy Courtney
Assistant Professor of Nursing, teaches nursing process and skills and coordinates the Health Assessment and Skills Labs. Courtney’s nursing diploma is from Mercy School of Nursing of Detroit. She holds a B.S.N. from Mercy College of Detroit and an M.S.N. from Madonna University. Courtney’s area of practice has been adult critical care. Her areas of interest and research are end-of-life care and cultural diversity. Courtney is currently completing post graduate studies in Transcultural Nursing. She joined the University in 1999.

Claire Crabtree
Professor of English, teaches American literature, creative writing, women’s studies, folklore and courses on poetry and fiction. A Faulkner specialist, she has published on Faulkner, in addition to such women writers as Erdrich, Hurston, and Toni Morrison. She is also a published poet. Crabtree was a Fulbright senior lecturer in Timisoara, Romania in 1994-95. She holds a B.A. degree from Trinity College, an M.A. degree from Fordham, and a Ph.D. degree from Wayne State University. Crabtree joined the University in 1987.

David R. Crawford
Associate professor of Philosophy, teaches introductory philosophy courses, logic, ethics, contemporary philosophy, phenomenology, and aesthetics. His area of expertise is nineteenth and twentieth century continental philosophy. He has published articles on existentialism, and was an assistant editor for the Philosophy Documentation center. His current research is in Buddhist thought and the philosophy of religion. He was the recipient of an N.E.H. grant. Crawford holds a B.A. degree from Eastern College, an M.A. degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D degree from DePaul University. He has also completed studies at the East-West Institute. Crawford joined the University in l970.

Trevor N.F. Crick
Associate Professor of Finance, teaches graduate and undergraduate finance, including financial management, financial policy (case approach), capital budgeting and investments. His research interests include small business financing and international strategies, on which he has presented papers at national and regional meetings. Crick holds a B.S.M.E. from University of Aston (U.K.), M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University and Ph.D. from University of Iowa. He joined the University in 1981.

Roland F. Cronkhite, Jr.
Professor of Philosophy, teaches introductory philosophy and ethics, the history of philosophy, logic, metaphysics, epistemology, and applied ethics on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His areas of special interest and expertise include medical ethics, professional ethical issues for psychologists, existentialism, and phenomenology. Cronkhite holds a B.A. degree from Providence College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The Catholic University of America. He joined the University in 1974.

Hugh Culik
Associate Professor and Chair of English and Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, creates opportunities for students to publish creative and scholarly work. He urges collaborative work on hypertext, web sites, and experimental visual/textual publications. Culik reveres Beckett, Burroughs, Acker, and students who work hard. Published work includes a novel and various short fiction; published scholarship concerns Beckett, relations between science and literature, and the reconfiguration of education in an electronic culture. Culik holds a B.A. from Michigan State University and M.A. from the University of Michigan. He joined the University in 1989.

Gerald Curtsinger
Associate Professor of Communication Studies, teaches audio/video production, broadcast performance, film, media law/programming, and visual communication. Curtsinger’s professional presentations have dealt with contract employment in television sports production. He has served as the audio mixer for numerous local/network telecasts of college and professional sporting events. He is currently completing a documentary film about a local election campaign. His research interests are communication technology, documentary film, and labor related issues in media. Curtsinger holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.A. degree from Wayne State University. He joined the University in 1994.