Karen Mallory Waters
Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Services and Associate Professor of Social Work, spent more than 20 years as a practicing social worker, including five years as executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Her most recent research is in the area of Black student attrition and retention in higher education. Waters received a B.A. in Social Work from Michigan State University and a M.S.W. from the University of Michigan. She is presently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Wayne State University. Waters taught at Wayne State University before joining UDM in 1995.
Assistant Professor of English, teaches twentieth-century U.S. literatures and cultures. Her primary areas of research and publication include multicultural literatures, feminist, race and post-colonial theories and cultural studies. Currently, she is the co-editor of Post Identity, UDMs national journal of the humanities, and is the director of the English Departments Center for Print Culture. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and doctorate from the University of Southern California. She joined the University in 2000.
Jonathan M. Weaver
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, teaches statics, dynamics, vehicle dynamics, robotics, design, design for quality, and design of experiments. Weavers publications range from autonomous path planning for cooperating robotics to multimedia based engineering education. He is currently doing research on die compensation for springback and on control of active suspension systems. He has worked with a big-three automaker on a drive-line system balance issue and as a CAD (I-DEAS) trainer. He holds a B.S degree from Virginia Tech, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He joined the University in 1993.
Leonard J. Weber
Professor of Ethics, provides ethics consulting and educational services to off-campus organizations. His work is focused on practical ethical issues in health care, management, and public service. He has served as president of the Medical Ethics Resource Network of Michigan. Webers recent publications address the ethics of corporate lobbying and of life-sustaining treatment decision-making. He is the principal author of a regular management ethics column in Clinical Laboratory Management Review. Weber holds a B.A. degree from Josephinum College, an M.A. degree from Marquette University, and a Ph.D. from McMaster University. He joined the University in 1972.
Lloyd W. Wedberg
Professor of German and English, teaches modern German and English writing courses. Wedbergs publications and professional presentations deal with the l9th Century German Novelle and connections between the German Narrenschiff and Katherine Anne Porters Ship of Fools. The recipient of an Exxon Educational Foundation grant to introduce the Dartmouth Intensive Method of teaching foreign language, he implemented this model among both undergraduate and adult learners, including business and government professionals. He also has publications and presentations in this field. Wedberg holds B.A., M.A. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Michigan. He joined the University in l961.
Professor of Counseling and Addiction Studies, teaches the assessment and treatment of chemically dependent, behaviorally addicted persons with a multicultural focus. Wehmer consults professionally with numerous substance abuse agencies in the tri-county area. He is researching a multicultural approach to the Thematic Apperception Test. Wehmer recently received an award for 15 years service to the University. He was a recipient of a United States pre-doctoral internship award at the University of California at Los Angeles. Wehmer holds a B.A. from Columbia College and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He joined the University in 1980.
Carol C. Weisfeld
Professor of Psychology, teaches human development, sex differences and sex roles, cross-cultural psychology, human sexuality, and physiological psychology. She is the author of one edited book, and her research on male-female relations has appeared in such journals as Genetic Psychology Monographs and Ethology and Sociobiology. Her current research concerns marital satisfaction in the U.S., England, Turkey, and China. Weisfeld was selected as the 1994 recipient of the Presidents Award for Faculty Excellence at UDM. She holds a B.A. from St. Xavier College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. She joined the University in 1979.
Michael D. Whitty
Professor of Management and Labor Relations, teaches management, organizational behavior, international management and collective bargaining. Whittys publications and presentations deal with social issues in business, global business values and spirituality in the workplace. He has published in the Labor Law Journal, The Competitiveness Review, Multinational Business Review and the Journal of Change Management. He is currently researching the future of work. Whitty holds an A.B. from the University of Detroit, a M.A. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University. He joined the University in 1967.
Linda S. Wiechowski
Assistant Professor, Health Services Administration, teaches undergraduate and graduate business courses in health care. Her area of specialization is in health care economics, finance, and accounting. She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Walsh College and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University. Currently she is ABD, working on a Ph.D. in Economics from Wayne State University. She joined the University in 2000.
Linda G. Williams
Program Director of Waldorf Teacher Education Program, teaches courses on Waldorf philosophy, pedagogy, and methods. Her publications and professional presentations concern Waldorf education, cultural, multicultural and anti-racist education, and developmental models of cognition. Williams earned a B.A. from Michigan State University and a M.A. from Mercy College. She joined the University in 1996.
Instructor of Mathematics and Computer Science, teaches courses in the calculus, and computer science sequences, including C++ programming and assembly languages. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in Computer Science. His field of study encompasses computer networking architectures, distributed system, and fast speed networking. He currently conducts research on e-commerce network architectures. Wilson holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Detroit Mercy. He joined the University in 1998.
Sandra H. Wilson
Associate Librarian, Public Services, McNichols Campus Library, serves as the Electronic Resources Librarian as well as provides reference services and research skills instruction. She is also responsible for collection development in architecture, computer science, criminal justice, and mathematics. She holds a B.S. from Michigan State University and a M.L.I.S. from Wayne State University. Ms. Wilson joined the University in 1997.
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Periodontology and Dental Hygiene, teaches interdisciplinary courses in biologic basis to soft tissue disease to both dental and dental hygiene students. His interests include the management of oral manifestations of immunocompromised patients. His research focuses on the histopathogenesis of periodontal diseases. He is internationally recognized for his work on HIV. Dr. Winkler received his D.D.S. and Ph.D. in Biological Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Certificate in Periodontics from the University of California at San Francisco. He joined the University in 1996.
Associate Professor of Accounting, teaches the principles of accounting and other accounting courses. An active practitioner, Wirtz has been a CPA in the State of Michigan since 1971. Additionally, he has conducted numerous courses for the Michigan Association of CPAs and currently serves on their Continuing Professional Education Committee. Wirtzs current area of research is auditor independence. He earned both his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Detroit. Wirtz has been on the faculty at California Polytechnic and California State University. He joined the University in 1985.
Michael J. Witkowski
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Studies, teaches criminal justice, human services and legal administration and administers the Masters in Security Administration Program. He is a certified protection professional and member of the American Society for Industrial Security. He researches, publishes, and speaks on workplace violence and security measures. He is a frequent media guest on security and criminal justice issues. With the UDM Leadership Development Institute, he encourages community service. He holds a B.S. from Wayne State University, a M.A. from Central Michigan University, and an Ed.D. from Western Michigan University. Witkowski worked over 17 years with the Ford Motor Company before joining the University in 1992.
Edward J. Wolff
Professor of English, teaches courses on the Middle Ages, including Chaucer, English, French and German medieval romances, as well as the English Renaissance, Shakespeare, classical and modern drama, and modern fiction. He was awarded graduate fellowships at the University of Detroit Mercy and Michigan State University. Wolff holds Ph.B and M.A. degrees from the University of Detroit and a Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University. He joined the University in 1960.
Charlotte J. Wyche
Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Dental Hygiene, teaches community health, scientific literature and scientific presentations to dental hygiene students and special patient care to dental students. Ms. Wyche coordinates student community-based service-learning experiences. She works extensively with the Urban Health Education Center (UHEC) Initiative and the UDM Leadership Development Institute (LDI) to promote interdisciplinary community-based collaborations. Ms. Wyche received her Certificate in Dental Hygiene, B.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene and M.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Michigan. She joined the University in 1994.