David L. Regal
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Artistic Director for The Theatre Company, teaches fundamentals of acting and acting dynamics. Regals performance experience includes professional stage appearances, industrial video, and feature films. In his thirty years in theatre, he has directed several world premieres, including Jane Martins Criminal Hearts. Recipient of a host of Best Actor and Director awards, Regal expanded his expertise to Europe by directing a production of the Gravity of Honey at the Dublin Theatre Festival. He holds a B.A. degree from San Francisco State University and a M.F.A. from Wayne State University. He joined the University in 1972.
Beverly A. Reppert
Assistant Librarian, Public Services, Outer Drive Campus Library. She provides reference service and research skills instruction. She is responsible for collection development in religion, psychology, addiction studies, and counseling. Reppert holds a B.A. degree in History from Mercy College of Detroit and a M.S.L.S. degree in Library Science from Wayne State University. She joined the University in 1974.
Alexa N. Rihana-Abdalla
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, teaches courses on water and waste water treatment, environmental chemistry, environmental microbiology and other environmental related topics. Her publications and presentations deal with physicochemical and biological processes and their role in determining contaminant bio-availability and the potential of in-situ bioremediation. Dr. Rihana is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She joined the University in 2000.
Jennifer L. Rike
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, teaches theology. Her publications and professional presentations have dealt with contemporary Roman Catholic theology, the Christian concept of love, and feminist theology. Currently she is exploring the paradoxical relationship between violence and religion. She edited and introduced a volume of essays in honor of David Tracy, Radical Pluralism and Truth. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She holds a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago Divinity School. Rike joined the University in 1995.
Elizabeth S. Roberts-Kirchhoff
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, teaches chemistry for Allied Health students and biochemistry. Her research focuses on the cytochrome P450 enzymes and their mechanism of action and role in the metabolism of drugs and natural products. Particular emphasis is on plant compounds that are cancer chemopreventive agents whose mode of action may include their interaction with the cytochrome P450 enzymes. Roberts-Kirchhoff received a B.S. in Chemistry from Texas A & M University and a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Michigan. Her postdoctoral research was conducted at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. She joined the University in 1997.
Donna M. Roe
Senior Librarian, Head of Cataloging and Database Management Department, McNichols Campus Library, teaches English, religious studies and education for Native American and diversity topics. She provides bibliographies for diversity holdings and maintains a webliography of multicultural titles. Roe has been the recipient of faculty development awards for the National Women Studies Association, the American Popular Culture Association, the 2000 International Teaching for Intelligence Conference and the 2001 AAUP Faculty/ Administrator Co-Conference. She has been awarded memberships in Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society), Pi Lambda Theta (National Educational Honor Society) and Beta Phi Nu (National Library Science Honor Society). Roe has a B.A. from Michigan State University, a M.L.S. from the University of Michigan, a M.A. from the University of Detroit Mercy and has, in progress, a M.A. in Higher Education Curriculum Development at Siena Heights University. She joined the University in 1992.
Associate Professor of English, teaches early American literature, film, web and cultural theory, and freshman writing. Rombes is a contributor to the Heath Anthology of American Literature, and has published articles on The Federalist Papers, Thomas Jefferson, Salman Rushdie and others. His current projects include a study of the effect of visual and electronic culture on literary studies. He is co-editor of Post Identity. Rombes holds a B.S. degree from Bowling Green State University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Pennsylvania State University. He joined the University in 1995.
Robert A. Ross
Associate Professor of Physics, teaches general physics, modern physics, and solid state electronics along with electrical engineering courses. He has 14 years of industrial research experience in the field of solar energy. His research and publications in the field of amorphous silicon photovoltaic cells helped lead to the development of more efficient solar panels. He is currently doing research on the transport and optical properties of thin films and solid state devices. Ross holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Wayne State University. He joined the University in 1995.
Paula L. Ross-Durow
Assistant Professor of Nursing, teaches courses in Psychiatric-Mental Health and Community Mental Health Nursing. She is presently engaged in research on factors which predict psychological resiliency in women who have experienced sexual abuse. Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau (the International Honor Society of Nursing) in 1971. She currently serves as Vice President of the Lambda Zeta Chapter. Professor Ross-Durow received a B.S.N. from Wayne State University and an M.S. in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing from the University of Michigan, where she is also a Doctoral Pre-Candidate. She joined the University in 1989.
Assistant Professor of Nursing, is a nationally certified nurse practitioner. Rouen did her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan. She received her Masters of Science in adult health nursing and her post Masters certificate in family nursing from Oakland University. Rouen enjoys providing women's health care and working with patients who have diabetes and cardiac health issues. Rouen is a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society for Nursing and the ANA, National Organization of NP Faculty. She joined the University in 1999.