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Farrokh Saba
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, teaches mathematics and computer science. Saba has published 24 papers in graph theory, combinatorics, and discrete mathematics. He has presented talks in several international mathematics conferences including Japan, China and Mexico as well as American Mathematical Society meetings. He holds B.Sc., M.Sc., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics and a Master of Science in Computer information Systems. Saba received a teaching award from Western Michigan University. He joined the University in 1997.

John A. Saliba, S.J.
Professor of Religious Studies, teaches world religions, anthropology of religion, and new religious movements. Saliba’s publications both here and overseas have dealt with the presence of new religions in the West. His works include two annotated bibliographies and a volume covering the historical, psychological, social, theological, and legal dimensions of this contemporary phenomenon. He has degrees in philosophy and theology from Heythrop College (U.K.), a Diploma in Anthropology from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. degree from the Catholic University of America. He joined the University in 1970.

Mitzi Saunders
Assistant Professor of Nursing, is a certified clinical specialist of medical-surgical nursing and a licensed nurse practitioner. Saunders received her B.S.N. from University of Kansas and her M.S.N. from Oakland University. Her clinical expertise is in the primary care of acutely ill medical-surgical patients in an urban, underserved environment. Saunders joined the University in 1999.

Jane Schaberg
Professor of Religious Studies and Women’s Studies, teaches feminist interpretation, biblical studies and introductions to religious studies and women’s studies. Schaberg’s publications have dealt mainly with the New Testament, including a commentary on the New Testament Infancy Narratives, on the Gospel of Luke, and on feminist contributions to historical and literary research. Her recent research is on the traditions and legends associated with the figure of Mary Magdalene, and on fantasy in the Bible. Schaberg holds a B.A. from Manhattanville College, an M.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary NYC. She joined the University in 1977.

Thomas Schad
Assistant Professor of Economics, teaches microeconomics, macroeconomics, and statistics. His current research interests involve the question of a balanced federal budget. His research also focuses on academic standards. Schad holds a Ph.D. degree from Wayne State University. He joined the University in 1973.

Shulamith Schlick
Professor of Chemistry, teaches the physical chemistry of polymers. Schlick’s publications and presentations deal with the structure and dynamics of complex polymers, ESR spectroscopy and imaging of materials and catalytic processes. She has published more than 100 papers on these subjects, and has been invited to lecture at numerous national and international meetings. Schlick received the Founders’ Fellowship of the American Association of University Women and other national and international awards. Schlick holds her B.S. in Chemical Engineering, M.S. in Polymer Chemistry, and D.Sc. in Molecular Spectroscopy from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. She joined the University in 1983.

Mark R. Schumack
Associate Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering, teaches heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and energy systems. His research interests lie in thermal/fluid modeling using computational techniques, including applications in the automotive and manufacturing fields. He is also currently developing multimedia modules for manufacturing engineering candidates at Focus:HOPE in Detroit. He has recently published articles about numerical techniques for lubrication phenomena and case studies for heat transfer education. Schumack earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He joined the University in 1991.

Aisa Sendijarevic
Senior Research Scientist, Polymer Institute, received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. She has been working in the field of polyurethanes, heat resistant isocyanate-based polymers, polymers for medical applications, and other areas of polymer science since 1980. She has numerous publications and patents. She joined the University in 1988.

Vahid Sendijarevic
Research Professor and Assistant Director of Research, Polymer Institute, received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. He has been working in the field of polyurethanes, heat resistant isocyanate-based polymers, polyol synthesis, recycling of polyurethanes and other polymers, as well as other areas of polymer science. He has numerous publications and patents. Sendijarevic joined the University in 1988.

Dipak L. Sengupta
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, teaches electromagnetics, electric circuits and communication theory. His publications and presentations are in the area of fields and waves, and are specifically on antennas, electromagnetic interference, scattering and diffraction of electromagnetic waves. He currently conducts research on electromagnetic compatibility. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and was awarded a Fulbright Lectureship in India. Sengupta was the 1996 recipient of the President’s Award for Faculty Excellence. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Calcutta University and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He joined the University in 1986.

Marie-Lise A. Shams
Assistant Librarian, Public Services, Outer Drive Campus Library, provides reference and research skills instruction, manages the nursing and dental collections and is the liaison to the Faculties of the McAuley School of Nursing and the School of Dentistry. Shams holds a B.A. from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, a M.S.L.S. in Library Science from Wayne State University, and is member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. She joined the University in 1998.

Raphael Shen, S.J.
Professor of Economics, teaches microeconomic theory/analysis, comparative economic systems, development economics and resource economics. Shen’s publications and presentations deal with transitional economics in Eastern Europe. His recent publications include: Ukraine’s Economic Reform: Obstacles, Errors & Lessons and Restructuring the Baltic Economies. He has also conducted a one-week lecture series in China on the economics of natural resources, and has just completed a manuscript on economic reform in Romania. Shen holds a B.A. from Berchmans College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University. He joined the University in 1977.

Kathi R. Shepherd
Assistant Professor, Director of the Dental Hygiene Division, Department of Periodontology and Dental Hygiene, teaches in Clinical Dental Hygiene II, III and IV. Additional teaching responsibilities include directing the dental hygiene board review, clinical seminar and lecturing in preclinical dental and dental hygiene courses. Her publications and professional presentations focus on both dental education and dental hygiene care. Ms. Shepherd is the recipient of Outstanding Faculty awards given by students. She received a Certificate in Dental Hygiene and a B.S. from the University of Detroit and a M.S. from the University of Detroit Mercy. Ms. Shepherd joined the University in 1985.

Shirley Sherrick-Escamilla
Assistant Professor of Nursing, teaches Care of the Childbearing Family. She has specialized in obstetrics and gynecology for over 23 years. She was nominated for Nightingale Award in Education in 1997. Sherrick-Escamilla received both her B.S.N. and M.S.N. from the University of Phoenix and a Diploma from Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, Los Angeles. She joined the University in 1998.

Daniel Shoemaker
Professor of Computer and Information Systems, has 23 years experience in system and software engineering, including six years as a manager of several large MIS/data processing operations. He consults in software configuration and software change management; software process quality management, emphasizing ISO 9000 compliance, software quality assurance, software project management and system specification and design. His doctorate is from the University of Michigan (1978). He joined the University in 1985.

Richard Sinacola
Chair and Associate Professor of Counseling and Addiction Studies, teaches counseling theory, treatment, and assessment courses. He also taught courses in substance abuse counseling. He currently researches career choices in the helping professions and a multicultural revision of the Thematic Apperception Test. Sinacola is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Psychologist. He consults with industry and other educational institutions. He holds a B.A. from the University of Detroit, M.S.W. and Ph.D. degrees from Wayne State University. Sinacola joined the University in 1996.

Michael S. Skaff
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, teaches courses at all levels specializing in mathematical analysis, modeling, and computer science. He has been selected mathematics teacher of the year several times. His publications include papers on Orlicz Spaces and applied regression analysis. Skaff is well known both in Michigan and nationally for his contributions to property tax assessing and tax administration. He holds a B.S. from the University of Michigan, M.S. from the University of Illinois, and Ph.D. from UCLA. After employment at Douglas Aircraft Co. and Hughes Aircraft Co., Skaff joined the University in 1968.

Louis J. Slyker
Associate Professor of Communication Studies, teaches visual literacy, electronic media and photography. Slyker also works as a freelance technical writer developing media materials for a variety of clients, mostly in the automotive field. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Wayne State University and did extensive post M.A. study at Wayne State and the University of Michigan. Slyker joined the University in 1973.

Katherine Snyder
Instructor in the Mathematics/Computer Science Department, teaches courses in the calculus, teacher education and computer science sequences, including honors calculus, pascal programming and data structures. She is currently working on a Ph.D. in Computer Science at WSU. Her field of study encompasses artificial neural networks, evolutionary programming, and cultural algorithms. She currently conducts research on self-adaptive systems. Snyder holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Detroit. She joined the University in 1994.

Sung-Kuk Soh
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, teaches polymer science and engineering. Soh’s research interests are in novel methods for fabricating polymeric composite materials. He recently developed a method for recovering glass fiber from thermosetting composites used in automotive body panels. Soh holds a B.E. from Seoul National University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (all in Chemical Engineering) from the University of New Hampshire. He joined the University in 1982.

Yoon K. Song
Professor of Economics, teaches micro and macro economic theory, econometrics, and business forecasting. Song’s publications and professional presentations here and abroad deal with foreign exchange rates, capital markets, automotive industry studies, and the Korean economy. He currently researches globalization and regional integration of the world economy. Song holds a B.A. from Kyung Hee University Seoul, Korea, a M.B.A. from the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He joined the University in 1969.

Claudine M. Sordyl
Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, teaches physical assessment, management of medical emergencies and basic life support certification. Ms. Sordyl lectures on pain and anxiety control, inhalation and intravenous sedation in orthognathic surgery protocol to both dental and dental hygiene students. Her publications and professional presentations deal with registered nurses in dental education, mock emergency drills, dental practice emergency drug kit setup and dermatology in dentistry. Ms. Sordyl holds a B.S. in Nursing and a M.S. in Health Services Administration from the University of Detroit Mercy. She joined the University in 1989.

Jill C. Spreitzer
Assistant Librarian, Public Services Outer Drive Campus Library, provides reference services, instruction in database searching, and research skills instruction. She facilitates collection development for the health services administration, physician assistant, and mechanical engineering programs. Spreitzer holds a B.S. degree in Biology from University of Michigan and a M.S.L.S. degree in Library Science from Wayne State University. She joined the University in 1999.

Margaret Stack
Associate Professor of Psychology, teaches basic psychoanalytic concepts, group psychotherapy, psychoanalytic treatment techniques, human sexuality, and case conference. She is the director of clinical training for the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology and director of the University Psychology Clinic. Stack’s areas of interest include forensic psychology, sexual abuse, psychotherapy outcome, and religious life issues. She currently researches psychotherapy process and outcome at the Clinic. Stack holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Detroit. She joined the University in 1995.

John M. Staudenmaier, S.J.
Professor of History, teaches the history of America, Detroit, technology, advertising, labor and capitalism. Currently, he is studying Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company. Staudenmaier is the author of Technology’s Storytellers: Reweaving the Human Fabric, as well as articles and book reviews in his field of study. He is also editor of Technology and Culture. He was a Bannon Scholar at Santa Clara University and a Dibner Fellow at MIT. He has received several awards for his teaching. Staudenmaier holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from St. Louis University and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the University in 1981.

Annette Lerine Steenkamp
Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems, teaches managerial and technical aspects of software systems engineering. She has a global perspective of the field having been educated in the United States, Europe and South Africa. She has visited a large number of universities and institutes worldwide on travel grants and coordinates the international study programs in the College of Business Administration. Her research interest is in object-oriented software reuse. Steenkamp joined the university in 1996.

H. Robert Steiman
Dean, School of Dentistry, has had a long and distinguished career at the School of Dentistry. He was chair of the Department of Endodontics since 1980. He had previously served as chair of the Department of Physiology and the Department of Basic Sciences. Dr. Steiman holds a Ph.D. in Physiology from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, a D.D.S. from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry and a M.S.D. and Certificate in Endodontics from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He joined the University in 1967.

Jonathan E. Stevens
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, teaches physical chemistry, general chemistry, and core curriculum chemistry for non-science and non-engineering majors. His research focuses on the application of theoretical quantum chemistry to gas-phase atmospheric reactions and photochemistry. Stevens holds B.S. degrees in chemistry and mathematics from Miami University of Ohio and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago. He joined the University in 1998.

Sarah Stever
Associate Professor of History, teaches ancient, medieval, Renaissance history, and the history of art and architecture. Her interests include the history of Italy in the Renaissance and early modern France. She is director of the Liberal Arts Summer Study Program in Volterra, Italy and teaches history and art history in Italy in the summer. Stever is the author of several articles on Renaissance humanism and philology. She has held fellowships from the Danforth Foundation and the Renaissance Society of America. She holds an A.B. degree from Sarah Lawrence College and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan. She joined the University in 1981.

Merry Stewart
Assistant Professor of Nursing, with specialty practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has practiced in her clinical scope in the Detroit area since 1990 and continues a percentage of clinical practice. She held the position of Nurse Practitioner and Manager at the University Health Center from 1998 to 2000, where she coordinated initiation of several new services. Stewart teaches physical exam, health assessment and medical surgical courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs. She has a B.S.N. from Berea College (Berea, KY) and a M.S.N. from Wayne State University. She joined the University in 2000.

Carol Stoecklin, R.S.M.
Associate Professor of Education and Director of Certification and Field Experience, teaches educational field and clinical experiences, school administration, policy studies, and multicultural issues in the classroom. Her publications and presentations deal with clinical experiences in educational settings, multicultural religious education, evaluation, and personnel assessment in education. She produced a seven-module curriculum supplement entitled Valuing Our Differences. Stoecklin holds a B.A. from Mercy College of Detroit, a M.T.S. from St. John’s Provincial Seminary, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from St. Louis University. She joined the University in 1993.

M. Loretta Sullivan, R.S.M.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, teaches mathematics. She received her B.S. from Mercy College and her M.A. from the University of Detroit, and has done postgraduate studies at Eastern Michigan University and Central Michigan University. Her current interests include mathematics education and curriculum revision. She joined the University in 1986.

Gregory D. Sumner
Professor of History, and Director of the Pre-Law Program teaches American history and culture, with special emphasis on the twentieth century. He is the author of Dwight Macdonald and the politics Circle: The Challenge of Cosmopolitan Democracy (Cornell University Press, 1996). Sumner has been a fellow with the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Sumner was selected as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Rome in 2001. He holds B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University as well as a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He joined the University in 1993.

Sarah Swart
Director of Instructional Technology, Instructional Design Studios, provides leadership and support for all online course development and related functions. Swart has served as a librarian, and has directed electronic resources utilization and instructional technology programs in corporate education and libraries. She has also served in a variety of corporate marketing roles. Swart received a B.A. degree in Education from Western Michigan University, earned a M.B.M. degree in Marketing from Aquinas College and a M.L.I.S. degree from Wayne State University. Swart was a recipient of the Student Writing Award from the Department of Library and Information Science while at Wayne State University. She joined the University in 2001.

Eugene A. Swinnerton
Associate Professor of Finance, teaches corporate finance, investments and portfolio management. Swinnerton’s publications and presentations deal with program trading (financial markets), predictive ability of option indices and stock selection techniques. He currently researches market value and economic value analysis as it pertains to the enhancement of shareholder value. Swinnerton holds B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. from Kent State University. He joined the University in 1989.