Justin J. Kelly, S.J.
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, teaches literature and theology, and systematic theology. He was a Warren Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Tulsa in 1991. He holds A.B. and M.A. degrees from Loyola University in Chicago, a Licentiate in Theology from Woodstock College, and a Ph.D. degree from Yale University. He joined the University in 1972.

Mary Kelly, R.S.M.
Assistant Professor and Co-Chair of Health Services Administration and Health Care Education, teaches graduate courses in health care management. Kelly is in the Pew Doctoral Program in Health Policy at University of Michigan’s Department of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health, where she is completing course work for a Doctor of Public Health. She hold the B.A. degree from Mercy College of Detroit and the M.B.A. from Michigan State University. Kelly joined the University in 1995.

Daniel B. Kennedy
Professor of Criminal Justice Studies and Security Administration, former probation officer and police trainer, teaches criminology, victimology, law enforcement theories, multicultural understanding, and the nature of United States private security. Kennedy is a forensic consultant in civil litigation across the United States in cases involving negligent security, police pursuits, use of force, and jail suicides. He is a licensed certified social worker with professional designations as a certified protection professional and a certified clinical sociologist. He earned a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. at Wayne State University. Dr. Kennedy joined the University in 1975.

Holly Kerstner
Director, University Advising and Academic Services, directs the University College program in the College of Liberal Arts. Kerstner also coordinates academic support programs for UDM student- athletes. She holds BSW and M.S degrees from Concordia University (WI). Kerstner joined the University in 1999.

Ram Kesavan
Professor of Marketing, teaches in the areas of marketing/ entrepreneurship. He has counseled over 300 small businesses, mostly minority owned. He has authored over 50 articles and a manuscript on international strategic marketing. Some of his work has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Academy of Marketing Science. He has served as the Sam Walton Free Enterprise Fellow. He is the treasurer of the Marketing Management Association. Kesavan has a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. He joined the University in 1980.

Julie Ju-Youn Kim
Assistant Professor of Architecture, teaches architectural design, visual communications, and construction. Her research and interests lie in exploring the relationship between home and work with evolving developments in technology; in new settlement patterns in housing and landscape; and in investigating the link between technology and the craftsman. In addition to teaching, she is also a partner and co-founder of an architectural practice as well as a design-build company in Detroit. Her professional work includes mutli-function urban developments, loft renovations, commercial, and residential projects. She received her B.A. in Architecture from Wellesley College and her Master of Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She joined the University in 1996 as an adjunct professor and then, in 1997, as a full-time faculty member.

Suk Hi Kim
Professor of Finance, teaches international finance. He has authorized and coauthored 14 finance textbooks and 60 refereed journal publications. In the Journal of International Business Studies, Kim was cited as one of the top 25 international business researchers in the 1980s. He was a Fulbright scholar of international finance at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea during 1992. Kim is the editor of Multinational Business Review and serves on a number of academic journals. He received his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and Ph.D. in Finance from St. Louis University. He joined the University in 1977.

Victoria A. Kimler
Assistant Professor in Basic Clinical Sciences, teaches physiology and pathophysiology. Her innovative teaching methods involve the use of performing arts and laboratory research methods for both nursing and sports medicine students. Kimler’s research interests include bone, muscle and nerve cell physiology. While an assistant professor at Mercyhurst, she established a cancer research facility and focused her research on pheochromocytoma, the cancer of the adrenal gland. Kimler received her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Wayne State University and did two post-doctoral rotations at Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School and The Cleveland Clinic/Case Western Reserve University. She joined the University in 1998.

Daniel Klempner
Research Professor of Chemical Engineering, is director of both the Polymer Institute and the Center of Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Center of Excellence in Polymer Research and Environmental Studies. Klempner’s research, which has resulted in 140 publications, 18 books, and 15 patents, is in polymer (plastics) science and engineering, with an emphasis on polyurethanes, plastic recycling, polymer alloys and interpenetrating networks. He has received numerous best paper and best project awards from scientific and engineering societies. Klempner holds a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a M.S. from Williams College, and a Ph.D from the State University of New York at Albany. He joined the University in 1972.

G. William Knight
Professor and Associate Dean for Clinic Administration, School of Dentistry, teaches courses in preclinical technique and clinical patient care. Dr. Knight's work on clinical evaluation, teaching strategies and course design and development have been published in the Journal of Dental Education and the Journal of Prosthodontics. He received a D.D.S. and M.S. in Restorative Dentistry from the University of Michigan. Dr. Knight joined the University in 1992.

John Knisely
Assistant Professor of Nursing, teaches psychiatric-mental health nursing. He is a licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and maintains a private psychotherapy practice, largely focused on relationship and family issues. He also regularly provides, legal, clinical, and administrative consultation regarding hospital-based Behavioral Medicine services. Knisely received his B.A. in Psychology from Oakland University, his A.D.N. from Oakland Community College and his M.S.N. in Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing from Wayne State University in 1989. He joined the University in 2000.

Ronald Koenig
Associate Professor of Social Work, teaches human behavior and development, social welfare policy and social justice, counseling, philosophy and strategies, and professional social work. He wrote papers on the effects of terminal illness, death. He has held a joint appointment as assistant professor of Social Work and Medicine at Wayne State University. He works to develop a community organization project to bring resources to the community of Highland Park, Michigan to rebuild deteriorating neighborhoods. He earned a B.A. at Central Michigan University, a M.S.W. and post-master’s work at Wayne State University. Koenig joined the University in 1975.

Christian Koontz, RSM
Professor of English, teaches rhetoric and rhetorical analysis, literature, linguistics, literary criticism, creative process, and writing. Koontz’s research and publications focus on writing to learn, heal, and create, as in the recent article Cultivating Multiple Intelligences through the Living Journal. Koontz holds a B.A. degree from Mercyhurst College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The Catholic University of America, where she held a fellowship. She joined the University in 1980.

Bonnie S. Korn
Assistant Professor of Nursing, has taught courses in medical/surgical nursing, leadership and management, foundations of nursing practice, concepts of nursing practice, and an elective in alternative health care therapies. Her specialty area is medical/surgical nursing of adult clients. Korn spent the academic year of 1995-96 on sabbatical exploring the changes in the health care system and how nursing students can be better prepared to practice in the new health care environment. Korn holds a B.S.N. from Madonna University and a M.S.N. from Wayne State University. She joined the University in 1982.

David R. Koukal
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, teaches introductory philosophy, ethics, phenomenology, existentialism, and critique of electronic media. His research has centered on the problem of phenomenological expression, and he has published articles on Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Sartre. He is becoming increasingly interested in initiating phenomological investigations of urbanity and mediated experience and has an abiding interest in social and political questions. Koukal holds a B.A. degree from Shimer College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He joined the University in 2000.

Richard L. Kowalczyk
Professor of English, is reputed to give his best and to demand that students go beyond their self perceived limits in Victorian and modern British literature. He has expertise in technical writing based on professional consulting and publications. He has published several articles on writers’ response to cultural issues, with special attention given to popular fiction. Current research is on the rise and fall of novelist Marie Corelli, her letters as fiction and reaction of readers. Kowalczyk is an editorial reader for Modern Literature and a promoter of {SIC}. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Wayne State University. He joined the University in l961.

Jiri E. Kresta
Research Professor of Chemical Engineering and associated with the Polymer Institute and the Department of Chemical Engineering, has taught polymer courses and is currently involved in research in the following polymer areas: kinetics, catalysis, structure-properties relationships, polyurethanes, composites, and cellular materials. Kresta has over 100 publications and his recent publications and presentations cover plastics recycling, especially the chemical recycling of thermosets. Kresta holds the M.Ch.E. and M.S. in nuclear technology from the Institute of Chemical Technology (Prague, Czech Republic) and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the Czech Academy of Science (Prague, CR). Kresta joined the University in 1971.

Mohan Krishnan
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, teaches courses in signal processing, capstone design, and mechatronics. Krishnan carries out research in the area of intelligent signal processing, specifically signature verification, and also writes on issues pertaining to teaching methodology. His works have been published in professional publications of the IEEE and ASEE. He received B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from the University of Windsor (Canada). Krishnan joined the University in 1984.

Albert Ku
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, teaches introductory statics, advanced elasticity, structural dynamics, soil dynamics, finite element method, and plates and shells. His research interests are in the areas of viscoelasticity, structural stability, vibration and the method of finite elements. He is currently working on two texts: Finite Element Structural Analysis and Theory of Elastic Structures, which summarize his many years of teaching experiences on these subjects. Ku holds a B.S.C.E. from the National Taiwan University, M.S.C.E. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (and University), and Ph.D from Ohio State University. He joined the University in 1964.

Richard Kulbersh
Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthodontics, teaches orthodontics, and growth and development. He has lectured at local, national and international meetings and is a diplomate of the ABP, a fellow of the ACOD, a m3ember of the AAO as well as many other dental organizations. Dr. Kulbersh received his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and his M.S. in Orthodontics from the University of Detroit Mercy. He joined the University in 1975.

Catherine Kwantes
Assistant Professor of Psychology, teaches industrial/organizational psychology, statistics, multicultural psychology and social psychology. Her areas of interest include diversity and national culture issues in the workplace, teamwork, organizational commitment, and job satisfaction. She has conducted research in several countries, and consults with multinational corporations in these areas. She received a B.A. from Calvin College, an M.S. from Eastern Michigan University and a Ph.D. from Wayne State University. She joined the University in 2000.

Judy Kwapis-Jaeger
Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Dental Hygiene, teaches dental materials, legal, ethical and professional issues , research and statistics and clinical dental hygiene while maintaining clinical practices. She has published abstracts, articles and presented papers on legal/ethical issues, non-traditional students, the effects of learning styles, interdisciplinary course work and curriculum. Ms. Kwapis-Jaeger was the recipient of the Quest for Excellence in Dental Education. She received a certificate, a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene and a M.A. in Education from the University of Detroit. She joined the University in 1978.