Professor of Architecture, teaches architectural design, environmental technology, vernacular architecture, and principles of structural behavior. Odoerfers research investigates the relationship between technology and aesthetic perception. An article stemming from this research titled, "The Poetics of Thermal Technology" was published in Architecture, the City, and Technology. Odoerfer is a registered architect who practices on a part-time basis. He received the AIA School Medal and in 1994 was named Michigan College Architectural Educator of the Year. Odoerfer holds the B.S. and M. Arch degrees from the University of Detroit. He taught at North Dakota State University before joining the University in 1987.
Brian ODonnell, S.J.
Assistant Professor of History, teaches American history and history of technology. His research interests include the responses of urban communities to industrialization and to deindustrialization. He was a visiting professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. ODonnell is the director of the Honors Program at UDM. He is currently engaged in a comparative study of built environments counteracting the industrial landscape of the Great Lakes. ODonnell holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Catholic University, an M.A. degree from St. Louis University, a M.Div. degree from Weston School of Theology, and a Ph.D. degree from MIT. He joined the University in 1994.
Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Electronic Critique Program, teaches courses that combine theory and practice in the creation of digital media projects. His areas of interest range from poetry and painting of William Blake to pop culture and critical theory. He has published essays and hypertexts on all of these subjects. OGormans most recent work involves designing a mode of scholarly writing more suitable to digital/visual culture. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Windsor, and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida, where he specialized in Media Studies and Eighteenth century literature. He joined the University in 2000.
Elizabeth A. Oljar
Assistant Professor and Chair of Philosophy, teaches ethical theory, applied ethics, philosophy of law, political philosophy and epistemology. She also teaches courses in womens studies. In l995, she was awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of Washington. Oljar holds a B.A. degree from Portland State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington. She joined the University in l996.
John D. ONeill, S.J.
Professor of Mathematics, teaches most undergraduate mathematics including business mathematics, linear algebra, and calculus. He also teaches graph theory, discrete mathematics and abstract algebra at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has published many articles on algebra in various journals including: Precedings of the American Mathematics Society, Proceedings of the London Mathematics Society and the Journal of Algebra. He received degrees in classics, philosophy, mathematics and theology from Loyola University in Chicago and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Wayne State University. He joined the University in 1962.
Michael Teague Orblych
Assistant Librarian, Public Services, McNichols Campus Library. His subject areas for collection development are political science, English and communication studies. He provides reference services and research skills instruction. Orblych holds a B.G.S. (General Studies) from the University of Michigan and a M.L.I.S. in Library Science from Wayne State University. He joined the University in 2000.
Michael H. O'Regan
Associate Professor of Physiology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, teaches human physiology in the School of Dentistry and the McAuley School of Nursing. He has an active research program utilizing in vivo and in vitro methodologies to investigate the causes of neuronal damage, activity and the effects of adenosine. Dr. O'Regan has over 80 research publications in international journals. He holds B.S. and B.A. degrees from the University of Michigan/Dearborn, a M.S. degree from Eastern Michigan University and a Ph.D. degree from Wayne State University. He joined the University in 1996.
Mark J. Ottenbreit
Professor and Chair of Biology, teaches introductory biology, cell and molecular biology, pathophysiology and hematology. Ottenbreits publications and professional presentations have dealt with cell culture identification. He currently is working in DNA fingerprinting as a tool to identify cell cultures. Ottenbreit holds a B.A. degree from the University of Detroit and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Wayne State University. He joined the University in 1984.