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Sarah A. Halter
Assistant Professor of Nursing, teaches Nursing of the Childbearing Family and Women’s Health. She is a Board Certified Nurse-Midwife since 1987, by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Halter has been in a full-scope clinical practice from 1987 through 1996 in Detroit, Michigan. She possesses a B.A. degree from Ursuline College and a B.S.N. from Kent State University. Her M.S. degree with emphasis in Nurse-Midwifery was earned at the University of Utah. She joined the University in 1996.

Thomas Hamade
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, teaches plant design and is a licensed environmental engineer. He has conducted research in the design of air filters under the influence of electrostatics. He holds patents on air filtration processes and electret polymers. To reduce pollution from paint manufacturing processes, he developed a model of the volatile organic compound emissions from paint manufacturing processes. Hamade received an A.B. in Chemistry from the University of Detroit and a M.S. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University. Hamade joined the University in 1986.

Arthur C. Haman
Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Science and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, teaches prototype design, professional world of work, and internal combustion engines and thermodyn-amils. After graduating with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Detroit, Haman accepted a position as a structural engineer at Northrup Aircraft, Los Angeles. After a year, he returned to the University. While moving through the academic ranks he completed a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.B.A. at the University of Detroit. Off-term industrial employment periods were spent at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command and Ford Motor Company. Haman joined the University in 1956.

Leo E. Hanifin
Dean of the College of Engineering and Science and Chrysler Professor of Engineering, has focused his teaching and research in the area of manufacturing efficiencies, processes, and modeling. Hanifin has also held engineering and management positions in the automotive, aerospace and computer industries. He has received the LEAD and Outstanding Young Engineer Awards from SME and the Engineering Alumnus of the Year award from UDM. He holds B.M.E., M.E., and D.E. degrees from the University of Detroit. He joined the University as dean in 1991.

Mary Elizabeth Hannah
Professor of Psychology, teaches consultation, social processes, and psychological testing. Her research deals with attitudes towards persons with disabilities and with sibling relationships. She has co-authored a scale on helping within families. Hannah served as secretary of the National Association of School Psychologists as well as delegate. A recipient of the President’s Award for Faculty Excellence, Hannah also received a NASP Presidential Award for service to school psychology. She holds a B.A. from Sweet Briar College, an M.A. from Alfred University, and a Ph.D. from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. She joined the University in 1977.

Mary Ann Hazen
Associate Professor, Management, teaches management development in the MBA program. She has published journal articles about organizational change and dialogue and has presented at international and national conferences. She is on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Organizational Change Management. In 1996, she received the President’s Award for Faculty Excellence in the College of Business Administration. Hazen holds the A.B. from Ursuline College for Women, the M.S.W. from the University of Michigan, and the Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. She joined the University in 1989.

Mark G. Henninger, S.J.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, teaches introductory courses in philosophy, Greek and medieval philosophy, as well as African philosophy and culture. His area of specialization is medieval philosophy and he is currently working on a Latin critical edition an English translation of the 14th century thinker, Henry of Harclay. He earned a B.A. in history from the University of Detroit, an M.A. in philosophy from Fordham University, a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Gregorian University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California/Los Angeles. Before joining the faculty, he taught philosophy at Loyola University and the University of Zimbabwe. He joined the University in l999.

Kenneth L. Henold
Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Science and Professor of Chemistry, teaches introductory chemistry for science and engineering students as well as non-science students and has taught graduate level inorganic chemistry courses. He has published texts and study guides for general chemistry and has been active in the local and national chapters of the American Chemical Society. He also spent several years as Vice President of Student Affairs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Toledo and a Ph.D. from Wayne State University. He joined the University in 1969.

John A. Hess
Professor of Anatomy, Department of Biomedical Sciences, teaches general histology, oral histology and embryology. He co-authored the textbook, Color Atlas of Human Oral Histology. Hess has published and presented papers, posters and workshops in histochemical staining, cellular kinetics, biocompatibility and air-particle abrasion and laser irradiation of teeth. He has participated in advanced dental courses in dental implantology and laser dentistry. Hess holds a B.S. from St. Edward's University, a D.D.S. from St. Louis University, a M.Phil. from the University of Utah and a M.S. from the University of Detroit Mercy. He joined the University in 1974.

Mary A. Higby
Associate Professor of Marketing, teaches marketing management, marketing strategy, retailing and consumer behavior. She has published articles in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, The Journal of Marketing Management, Management Review. Her research interests include consumer behavior, marketing strategy, and marketing information systems. Her current research involves teen’s and generation X’s buying behavior. She received the President’s Award for Faculty Excellence in 1995. Dr. Higby worked at Amway Corporation, Sears Roebuck & Company, and AT & T before coming to UDM. She holds a Ph.D., M.B.A., M.A. and B.S. from Michigan State University. She joined the University in 1989.

Patricia S. Higo
Associate Librarian, Head of Reference, Outer Drive Campus Library, manages and directs the Reference Department operations and provides reference service and research skills instruction. Her collection development responsibilities include all reference titles in the Outer Drive Campus Library. Higo holds a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and a M.S.L.S. from Wayne State University. She joined the University in 1979.

Elizabeth M. Hill
Associate Professor of Psychology, teaches courses related to psychobiology, statistics and research. Her expertise is in family studies on alcoholism. Interactive effects of biological and environmental vulnerability are of primary interest. Her research also involves evolutionary theory related to parental investment and life history strategies. Grants from the national Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse and the National Institute on Aging have funded her work. Hill holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, a M.S. in Biometry from LSU Medical School and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Experimental Psychology from Tulane University. She joined the university in 1997.

Kenneth L. Hillenburg
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Periodontology and Dental Hygiene, teaches periodontal instrumentation and clinical periodontics. Dr. Hillenburg received a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College and D.D.S. degrees from the University of Panama and the University of Detroit Mercy. He received a M.S. in Periodontics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Hillenburg joined the University in 1985.

Clint Hirst
Professor of English, teaches Romantic and Victorian literature, the novel, fiction, composition, and poetry. He teaches in the Honors and Women’s Studies programs. His greatest interests lie in Jane Austen, George Eliot, Keats, and Browning. He holds B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Notre Dame and a M.A. from the University of Michigan. Hirst joined the University in 1972.

Alan S. Hoback
Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, teaches structural analysis and design of steel, reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete. Hoback’s publications have dealt with structural optimization. He is currently doing research in the areas of prestressed concrete, pile foundations, optimization and computer aided design. Hoback holds a B.A. degree from Hastings College and B.S., M.S., and Sc.D. degrees from Washington University. He joined the University in 1994.

Barbara Hollar
Professor of Biology, teaches genetics, embryology and general biology. Specializing in human genetics, her research uses recombinant DNA methodology to study human disease. She holds a B.A. from Bucknell University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She joined the University in 1979.

Robert J. Homant
Chair and Professor of Criminal Justice Studies and Director of Human Services, teaches deviant behavior and corrections courses, statistics and research methods, and ethics in the human services. Homant has published over 60 professional articles regarding police behavior and offender rehabilitation. He currently does research on the validity of criminal profiling. Homant holds an A.B. from the University of Detroit and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University. He joined the University in 1978.

Susan J. Homant
Associate Librarian, Head of Reference, McNichols Campus Library, manages and directs the Reference Department operations and provides reference service and research skills instruction. She is responsible for collection development in all subject areas for the McNichols Campus Reference Department. She received her B.A. in Social Work from Michigan State University and her M.S.L.S. from Wayne State University. She joined the University in 1985.