Assistant Professor of Psychology, currently teaches courses covering life span development, assessment, and psychopathology. His recent publications and presentations have focused upon the measurement of transpersonal and spiritual constructs. He has also completed research exploring the relation of spirituality and associated concepts to psychological functioning. MacDonald received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Windsor. He joined the University in 2000.
Associate Professor of Political Science, teaches comparative and international politics and political theory. Mannings research focuses on political transitions and democratization in communist and post-communist countries. He has written on the cultural, social and economic prerequisites of democracy in Leninist systems, Chinese politics after Deng, contemporary Russian elections, and a bibliographic essay on political fiction, and is currently completing a comparative politics text for the National Science Foundation. Manning holds a B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joined the University in 1993.
Victoria L. Mantzopoulos
Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science, teaches statistics, American government, public policy, and undergraduate law. Mantzopoulos publications and professional presentations both here and abroad have dealt with public opinion polling. She has published a textbook titled Statistics for the Social Sciences. She is currently doing research in the area of public opinion polling and the relationship between bureaucratization and democratization. Mantzopoulos began her academic career at the University of Athens in Greece. She holds a B.A. degree from Ball State University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Wayne State University. She joined the University in 1986.
Anthony C. Martinico
Professor of Architecture, teaches design and architectural history and theory. Martinico is the director of the School of Architectures international programs in Warsaw, Poland and in Florence/Volterra, Italy. He holds the Arts Bachelor degree and Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Detroit. Martinico joined the University in 1980.
Oswald A.J. Mascarenhas, S.J.
Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, teaches marketing strategy, new product development and global marketing strategies. His research deals with ethics of domestic and global marketing strategies, internet marketing and consumer/computer privacy. He has published in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Health Care Marketing, Journal of Consumer Affairs. He holds a M.A. and L.Ph. in Philosophy, S.T.L. in Sacred Theology, M.A. in Economics from UDM, M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He was Best Teacher in 1992. Mascarenhas joined the University in 1983.
Durinda J. Mattana
Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Dental Hygiene, serves as coordinator of preclinic periodontal care. Related teaching interests include care of special patients (geriatrics) preventive dentistry and periodontics. Ms. Mattana has published articles and abstracts and continues to conduct research in the areas of geriatrics, women's oral health and pre-clinical teaching methods. While practicing clinical dental hygiene part time, she is also active in professional organizations. Ms. Mattana holds a B.S. and M.S. in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan. She joined the University in 1991.
Thomas C. Mawhinney
Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, teaches organizational behavior and strategic policy. He has published research concerning reinforcement, work motivation and leadership in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and Journal of Organizational Behavior Management; conceptual analysis of work motivation and reinforcement processes in the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Performance and Performance Improvement Quarterly; and applied research concerning performance improvement in the Journal of Business and Psychology. Mawhinney earned his B.A. and M.S. degrees from the University of South Florida and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He joined the University in 1987.
Judy A. McCown
Associate Professor of Psychology, teaches psychopathology, theories of psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, history and systems, and learning and memory. McCowns research interests involve studies of information processing in schizophrenia, cognitive-behavioral treatment of affective disorders and psychological sequelae of non-traditional career choices in women. Her honors include University of Detroits John J. Muller Psychology Award and the Thomas J. Rumble Fellowship from Wayne State University. McCown holds a B.A. degree from the University of Detroit and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Wayne State University. She joined the University in 1995.
Norman G. McKendrick, S.J.
Associate Professor of English, teaches English composition and literature, Greek and Latin classics, comparative literature, the structure and function of myth, and epic and early drama. Currently, he is working in rhetoric and continues to publish an occasional poem. McKendricks publications have dealt with modern poetry, folk singers, and the texts of Greek Fathers. A graduate of Harvards IEM program, he holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Loyola of Chicago, a Ph.D. degree from Fordham, and Licentiates from West Baden Pontifical University. He joined the University in 1962.
Associate Professor of Education, teaches the course, Society and Education. He is the City of Detroits former Chief of Police and NBC News, WDIV-TV Detroits Safety Consultant, for which he won an Emmy Award. He has authored or co-authored three books and numerous articles on crime victims and has been interviewed on "The Today Show," "Oprah," "Good Morning America," "Rivera Live," and "The History Channel." McKinnon is a national motivational/ inspirational speaker to Fortune 500 companies and schools. He is currently completing two books through Sleeping Bear Press in Ann Arbor/Chelsea, Michigan. He earned his B.A. from Mercy College, M.A. from the University of Detroit and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and United States Secret Service School. McKinnon joined the University in 1998.
Sheketa G. McKisick
Assistant Professor of Education, teaches methods of secondary English and introduction to secondary teaching courses. McKisicks research primarily examines the preparation of secondary pre-service teachers within a multicultural and multiracial context. She has presented her research at several national conferences and was selected as a Holmes Scholar for the University of Arkansas. She received a B.S.E. from Henderson State University, M.Ed. from the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. She joined the University in 2000.
Kristine A. McLonis
Associate Librarian, works in the Cataloging and Database Management Department of the McNichols Campus Library, catalogs library items and helps to maintain the accuracy and integrity of the on-line catalog shared by various libraries in the metropolitan Detroit area. Through her cataloging and authority control work, McLonis also contributes to the holdings of an international library database. She does collection development in the area of women's studies. McLonis holds a B.A. in Music from Marygrove College and a M.L.I.S. from Wayne State University. She joined the library faculty in 1995.
Associate Dean and Chair, McAuley School of Nursing, has taught psychiatric/mental health, research, leadership and management, and community mental health. She teaches family content in the graduate program and theoretical foundations of nursing. Her area of specialization is in psychiatric mental health nursing and family mental health. Her area of research expertise and interest is in family survivorship of a cancer illness. She holds a B.S.N. from the University of Michigan, a M.S. in nursing form Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from Wayne State University. Mellon received the Presidents Award for Faculty Excellence in 1996 and the first Doctoral Nursing Student Fellowship from the Helen Newberry Joy Foundation in 1996. She joined the University in 1989.
Virginia A. Merchant
Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, teaches microbiology, biochemistry and nutrition. Dr. Merchant's current research interests are in infection control and the transmission of microorganisms, especially viruses in the dental environment. Recognized for her research in the disinfection of dental impressions, she has published extensively in the area and on the herpes viruses. Dr. Merchant is a recipient of the UDM President's Award for Faculty Excellence. She received her B.A. from Winthrop College, a M.S. from the University of Georgia and a D.M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She joined the University in 1980.
Associate Professor of Management Science Information Systems and Associate Dean of Graduate Business Programs and Academic Affairs, has taught in various areas including, system dynamics, project management, simulation, information systems, management science, economics, and decision making. Mirshabs publications and professional presentations deal with system dynamics, income tax, simulation, management science, and information systems. His latest publication System Dynamics: a Survey relates to a very new and fast growing field of knowledge called system dynamics. Mirshab earned his Ph.D. degree from Wayne State University, M.A. from University of Detroit and B.A. from Tehran University in Iran. He joined the University in 1979.
Associate Professor of Music, teaches a traditional music survey course, an American music survey, and a course in music theater. She also teaches private voice. A soprano soloist in the Detroit area, she has soloed frequently with the Metropolitan Symphonic Band at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, in oratorio performances such as Handels Messiah, and in opera. In addition to solo work, she has sung with the Detroit Symphony Chorale and Meadowbrook Music Festival Chorus. Mitchell holds a B.S degree from Oakland University and a M.M. degree from the University of Michigan. She joined the University in 1990.
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, teaches black religion, womanist theology, womens studies and African American Mitchem has had extensive professional experience in religious education, pastoral ministry, and community organizations. She has served as director of Student Development and Campus Ministry for the UDM Outer Drive Campus. Mitchem holds a B.A. degree from Sacred Heart Seminary College, a Master of Theological Studies degree from St. John Provincial Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and Garrett Evangelical Seminary. She joined the University in 1995.
Gail E. Molinari
Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, teaches clinical and didactic courses in Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of PANDA (Prevent Abuse and Neglect Through Dental Awareness) coalition and has special interests in behavior management and prevention techniques as well as child abuse and neglect prevention. Dr. Molinari is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a fellow of the International College of Dentists. She received a B.A. from Simmons College, a D.D.S. and M.S. degrees from Ohio State University and a M.S. degree in Health Care Education from the University of Detroit Mercy.
Associate Librarian in the Cataloging and Database Management Department, McNichols Campus Library. As senior member of the department, he helps to ensure the accurate description and access of library materials. He has conducted many statewide workshops on various cataloging topics. Moody received a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1974, and a M.S.L.S. from Wayne State University in 1981. He joined the University in 1982.
Jerry J. Morris
Assistant Professor of Education, teaches courses in secondary curriculum and methods, social studies methods, course design and introduction to secondary education. Morris was a high school social studies teacher and administrator for the Plymouth-Canton Community School District. He has presented at Michigan Council for the Social Studies and Michigan Science Teacher Association state conferences. He has designed sample lessons for the inquiry strand of the Michigan Social Studies Standards and Benchmarks. Major research emphasis is on development of civic efficacy through service and project-based learning. He holds a B.A. cum laude and M.A. from Western Michigan University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Morris joined the University in 1999.
Ujamaa James Mosby
Assistant Professor of Economics, teaches economic theory and applied economics. He has worked as an industrial engineer and a quality control engineer in the private sector. Mosbys publications and presentations are in the areas of urban economics and economic education. He has received grants from the Joint Council on Economic Education to train urban educators. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at Wayne State University.. Mosby holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Detroit. He joined the University in l972.
Cyrus K. Motlagh
Associate Professor of Management Science, teaches statistics. Motlaghs publications and presentations include quality, diet optimization, non-parametrics, real estate and graphical representation of multivariate data. He published a book entitled, Long Range Planning of Electrical Power. A recipient of research grants at UDM and the University of Michigan, Motlagh holds a B.E.E. from Ohio State University, a M.E. from the University of Detroit, M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Michigan and a J.D. from Wayne State University. Except for a six year entrepreneurial leave when he headed an international consulting and investment banking firm abroad, Motlagh has been with the University since 1973.
Judith A. Mouch, R.S.M.
Assistant Professor of Nursing, teaches community health nursing. She has a special interest in community health nursing, transcultural nursing and spirituality in nursing. Mouchs clinical experience has included directing a migrant health research and program development office for DHHS to beginning a parish nursing ministry at a Catholic parish in Detroit. The recipient of the 1995 Nightingale Award for Clinical Practice, she continues to practice as a Parish Nurse in Detroit. Mouch holds the B.S.N. degree from the University of Cincinnati, a M.S.N. degree from Wayne State University, and a M.A. degree from Marygrove College. She joined the University in 1992.
Karim H. Muci-Küchler
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, teaches courses in mechanics, computer aided design, finite element analysis and design methodologies. His main research interests and publications are in the field of boundary elements, focusing on the formulation of higher order elements and adaptive meshing techniques. He received the 1998 teaching and research award of the College of Engineering of ITESM, Monterrey Campus. Muci holds a B.S. and M.E. from ITESM, a Ph.D. from Iowa State University, and he is a registered engineer in Mexico. Muci served as an associate professor at ITESM. He joined the University in 1999.
John C. Mueller
Professor of Architecture, teaches design and visual communications. Mueller holds a B.S.A. from the University of Detroit. His activities as an architect focus primarily on the design of small wood structures as well as furniture making and design. Mueller joined the University in 1977.
Cheryl C. Munday
Assistant Professor of Psychology, teaches personality theory, professional ethics, and child therapy, and professional ethics. She has presented her work on race and ethnicity in diagnosis, treatment and clinical judgment, and her work on psychoanalytic psychotherapy and American Psychological Association meetings and in psychiatric settings. She has co-authored publications for the Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology. Prior to joining the University, she was Director of Psychology Training at Detroit Psychiatric Institute. Munday holds a B.A. degree from Cornell University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. She joined the University in 1997.