College of Liberal Arts & Education Experts

Below is a list of UDM experts in the area of College of Liberal Arts and Education. Feel free to contact our faculty directly. For assistance contacting faculty or arranging interviews, please call UDM's Media Relations office at 313-993-1254. Please note that the views of these experts are their own and may not reflect the views of their colleagues or the University of Detroit Mercy.

Phone area code is 313 except where noted. If you are conducting an in-person interview in the expert's office, be sure to ask faculty members on which campus they are located.

Aviation experts

Aviation Safety, Accidents and Disasters

Charles Marske

Phone: 993-2004
marskece@udmercy.edu

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Children's Literacy experts

RX for Reading Detroit

Mary-Catherine Harrison

Phone: 993-1081
mc.harrison@udmercy.edu

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Communication Studies experts

Body Language and Non-verbal Communication

Cynthia Langham

Phone: 993-1697
langhac@udmercy.edu

Interpersonal Relationships

Cynthia Langham

Phone: 993-1697
langhac@udmercy.edu

Listening Behavior

Cynthia Langham

Phone: 993-1697
langhac@udmercy.edu

Small Group Behaviors

Cynthia Langham

Phone: 993-1697
langhac@udmercy.edu

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Counseling and Addiction Studies experts

Child Abuse and Neglect

Nancy Calleja

Phone: 578-0436
calleyng@udmercy.edu

Sheri Pickover

Phone: 993-1626
pickovsa@udmercy.edu

Childhood Drug Abuse

Daniel Duryea

Phone: 578-0413
duryeadg@udmercy.edu

Children and Family

Nancy Calleja

Phone: 578-0436
calleyng@udmercy.edu

Codependency

Daniel Duryea

Phone: 578-0413
duryeadg@udmercy.edu

Divorce and its Effects

Nancy Calleja

Phone: 578-0436
calleyng@udmercy.edu

Domestic Violence

Nancy Calleja

Phone: 578-0436
calleyng@udmercy.edu

Early Childhood Education

Sheri Pickover

Phone: 993-1626
pickovsa@udmercy.edu

Juvenile Justice

Nancy Calleja

Phone: 578-0436
calleyng@udmercy.edu

Juvenile Sex Offenders

Nancy Calleja

Phone: 578-0436
calleyng@udmercy.edu

Parenting

Joselyn Bennett-Garraway

Phone: 993-1227
begarrjm@udmercy.edu

Sheri Pickover

Phone: 993-1626
pickovsa@udmercy.edu

Social Issues

Sheri Pickover

Phone: 993-1626
pickovsa@udmercy.edu

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Culture experts

Africa

Gail Presbey

Phone: 993-1124
presbegm@udmercy.edu

China

Raphael Shen

Phone: 993-1738
shenrs@udmercy.edu

Eastern Europe

Raphael Shen

Phone: 993-1738
shenrs@udmercy.edu

Greece

Victoria Mantzopoulos

Phone: 993-3254
armstrov@udmercy.edu

Arthur Beer

Phone: 993-3263
beeraj@udmercy.edu

Islam

Achmat Salie

Phone: 993-1099
salieac@udmercy.edu

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Cyber Security experts

All Cyber Security Topics exluding Information and Software Assurance

Rita Barrios

Phone: 993-3338
rita.barrios@udmercy.edu

Information Assurance

Dan Shoemaker

Phone: 578-0357
shoemadp@udmercy.edu

Software Assurance

Dan Shoemaker

Phone: 578-0357
shoemadp@udmercy.edu

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Economics experts

Comparative Economic Analysis

Harry Veryser

Phone: TBD
verysehc@udmercy.edu

Joseph Weglarz

Phone: 586-263-6276
weglarzj@udmercy.edu

Economic Development

Raphael Shen

Phone: 993-1738
shenrs@udmercy.edu

Economic Ideas

Joseph Weglarz

Phone: 586-263-6276
weglarzj@udmercy.edu

Economic Management

Harry Veryser

Phone: TBD
verysehc@udmercy.edu

Economics

Raphael Shen

Phone: 993-1738
shenrs@udmercy.edu

Harry Veryser

Phone: TBD
verysehc@udmercy.edu

Joseph Weglarz

Phone: 586-263-6276
weglarzj@udmercy.edu

Economic System and Resources

Raphael Shen

Phone: 993-1738
shenrs@udmercy.edu

Economy of Eastern Europe

Raphael Shen

Phone: 993-1738
shenrs@udmercy.edu

Equity and Bond Market

Joseph Weglarz

Phone: 586-263-6276
weglarzj@udmercy.edu

Financial Economics and Labor Economics

Yu Peng Lin

Phone: 993-1096
linyp1@udmercy.edu

Financial Planning

Joseph Weglarz

Phone: 586-263-6276
weglarzj@udmercy.edu

History of Financial Markets

Joseph Weglarz

Phone: 586-263-6276
weglarzj@udmercy.edu

International Economics

Harry Veryser

Phone: TBD
verysehc@udmercy.edu

Joseph Weglarz

Phone: 586-263-6276
weglarzj@udmercy.edu

Investments

Joseph Weglarz

Phone: 586-263-6276
weglarzj@udmercy.edu

Japanese Economy

Harry Veryser

Phone: TBD
verysehc@udmercy.edu

Money in Capital Markets

Joseph Weglarz

Phone: 586-263-6276
weglarzj@udmercy.edu

Regulation, Public Policy, and Political Situations

Harry Veryser

Phone: TBD
verysehc@udmercy.edu

Stock Market

Joseph Weglarz

Phone: 586-263-6276
weglarzj@udmercy.edu

Stock Market Analysis

Joseph Weglarz

Phone: 586-263-6276
weglarzj@udmercy.edu

Trade Cycle

Harry Veryser

Phone: TBD
verysehc@udmercy.edu

U.S. Auto Industry Forecast

Michael DiGiovanni

Phone: 993-1097
digiovmc@udmercy.edu

U. S. Economy

Joseph Weglarz

Phone: 586-263-6276
weglarzj@udmercy.edu

U.S. Macroeconomic Forecast

Michael DiGiovanni

Phone: 993-1097
digiovmc@udmercy.edu

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Education experts

Special Education

Alan Grigg

Phone: 578-0519
griggae@udmercy.edu

Teacher Certification

Deborah Gibson

Phone: 578-0365
gibsonda@udmercy.edu

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General experts

First-Generation College Students

Mary-Catherine Harrison

Phone: 993-1081
mc.harrison@udmercy.edu

Liberal Arts Career Prospects

Mary-Catherine Harrison

Phone: 993-1081
mc.harrison@udmercy.edu

Selecting College Majors

Mary-Catherine Harrison

Phone: 993-1081
mc.harrison@udmercy.edu

Selecting Majors

Mary-Catherine Harrison

Phone: 993-1081
mc.harrison@udmercy.edu

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History experts

60's History

Greg Sumner

Phone: 993-1121
sumnergd@udmercy.edu

African American

Roy Finkenbine

Phone: 993-1016
finkenre@udmercy.edu

African American History

Alexander Zamalin

Phone: 993-1295
zamalial@udmercy.edu

Age of Enlightenment

Nicholas Rombes

Phone: 993-1085
rombesnd@udmercy.edu

Baseball History

Tom Stanton

Phone: 586-725-0726
stantontom@aol.com

Historical Events

Greg Sumner

Phone: 993-1121
sumnergd@udmercy.edu

Holocaust

Greg Sumner

Phone: 993-1121
sumnergd@udmercy.edu

Middle East

Diane Robinson-Dunn

Phone: 993-1107
robinsod@udmercy.edu

Museums

Daniel Kroupa

Phone: 993-1166
kroupadr@udmercy.edu

Pop Culture - Elton John

Tom Stanton

Phone: 586-725-0726
stantontom@aol.com

Pop Culture - The Ramones

Nicholas Rombes

Phone: 993-1085
rombesnd@udmercy.edu

Popular Culture

Greg Sumner

Phone: 993-1121
sumnergd@udmercy.edu

Slavery and Abolition

Roy Finkenbine

Phone: 993-1016
finkenre@udmercy.edu

Underground Railroad

Roy Finkenbine

Phone: 993-1016
finkenre@udmercy.edu

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Language and Cultural Training experts

Cultural Training and Foreign Languages

Lara Wasner

Phone: 993-1191
wasnerle@udmercy.edu

English as a Second Language

Lara Wasner

Phone: 993-1191
wasnerle@udmercy.edu

Foreign Language

Lara Wasner

Phone: 993-1191
wasnerle@udmercy.edu

Resurgence of Foreign Language and Cultural Interest

Lara Wasner

Phone: 993-1191
wasnerle@udmercy.edu

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Law Enforcement experts

All Terrorism Issues

Erick Barnes

Phone: 578-0363
barnese@udmercy.edu

Crime - Deviance

Robert Homant

Phone: 578-0362
homantr@udmercy.edu

Crime Prevention

Charles Wilson

Phone: 657-3801
wilsonce@udmercy.edu

Crime - White Collar

Robert Homant

Phone: 578-0362
homantr@udmercy.edu

Criminals - Aggressive Behavior

Robert Homant

Phone: 578-0362
homantr@udmercy.edu

Criminals - Corrections or Rehabilitation

Robert Homant

Phone: 578-0362
homantr@udmercy.edu

Criminal Victimization

Erick Barnes

Phone: 578-0363
barnese@udmercy.edu

Deviant Behavior

Robert Homant

Phone: 578-0362
homantr@udmercy.edu

Drug Enforcement

Charles Wilson

Phone: 657-3801
wilsonce@udmercy.edu

Gangs

Charles Wilson

Phone: 657-3801
wilsonce@udmercy.edu

Homeland Security

Charles Wilson

Phone: 657-3801
wilsonce@udmercy.edu

Military Affairs

Charles Wilson

Phone: 657-3801
wilsonce@udmercy.edu

Police Community Relations

Erick Barnes

Phone: 578-0363
barnese@udmercy.edu

Policing

Erick Barnes

Phone: 578-0363
barnese@udmercy.edu

Private Security

Charles Wilson

Phone: 657-3801
wilsonce@udmercy.edu

Public and Private Security

Erick Barnes

Phone: 578-0363
barnese@udmercy.edu

Charles Wilson

Phone: 657-3801
wilsonce@udmercy.edu

Serial Crime

Erick Barnes

Phone: 578-0363
barnese@udmercy.edu

Treatment of Offenders

Robert Homant

Phone: 578-0362
homantr@udmercy.edu

Youth Crimes

Charles Wilson

Phone: 657-3801
wilsonce@udmercy.edu

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Literature experts

Criticism

Rosemary Weatherston

Phone: 993-1083
weatherrr@udmercy.edu

Faulkner

Claire Crabtree-Sinnett

Phone: 993-1080
crabtrec@udmercy.edu

Literature and Science

Nicholas Rombes

Phone: 993-1085
rombesnd@udmercy.edu

Memoir and Nonfiction

Tom Stanton

Phone: 586-725-0726
stantontom@aol.com

Poetry

Claire Crabtree-Sinnett

Phone: 993-1080
crabtrec@udmercy.edu

Victorian and 19th Century

Mary-Catherine Harrison

Phone: 993-1081
mc.harrison@udmercy.edu

Women's Literature

Claire Crabtree-Sinnett

Phone: 993-1080
crabtrec@udmercy.edu

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Management Information Systems experts

Computer Industry

Dan Shoemaker

Phone: 578-0357
shoemadp@udmercy.edu

International Software Education

Dan Shoemaker

Phone: 578-0357
shoemadp@udmercy.edu

ISO Training

Dan Shoemaker

Phone: 578-0357
shoemadp@udmercy.edu

Software Engineering and Education

Dan Shoemaker

Phone: 578-0357
shoemadp@udmercy.edu

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Media experts

Ask the Professor

Jason Roche

Phone: 993-1092
rochejj@udmercy.edu

Vivian Dicks

Phone: 993-3286
dicksvi@udmercy.edu

Book Publishing

Tom Stanton

Phone: 586-725-0726
stantontom@aol.com

Broadcasting

Jason Roche

Phone: 993-1092
rochejj@udmercy.edu

Detroit Documentary Films

Jason Roche

Phone: 993-1092
rochejj@udmercy.edu

Electronic Media

Jason Roche

Phone: 993-1092
rochejj@udmercy.edu

Nicholas Rombes

Phone: 993-1085
rombesnd@udmercy.edu

Journalism

Tom Stanton

Phone: 586-725-0726
stantontom@aol.com

Media Ethics

Tom Stanton

Phone: 586-725-0726
stantontom@aol.com

Media Ethics

Jason Roche

Phone: 993-1092
rochejj@udmercy.edu

Print Media

Tom Stanton

Phone: 586-725-0726
stantontom@aol.com

Sports Journalism and Writing

Tom Stanton

Phone: 586-725-0726
stantontom@aol.com

Tiger Stadium

Jason Roche

Phone: 993-1092
rochejj@udmercy.edu

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Minorities experts

Black Abolitionists

Roy Finkenbine

Phone: 993-1016
finkenre@udmercy.edu

Civil Rights

Roy Finkenbine

Phone: 993-1016
finkenre@udmercy.edu

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Philosophy experts

Children and Family Ethics

Martin Leever

Phone: 993-1135
leevermg@udmercy.edu

Contemporary Social Issues

David Koukal

Phone: 993-1138
koukaldr@udmercy.edu

Ethics

Elizabeth Oljar

Phone: 993-3388
oljarea@udmercy.edu

Health Care Ethics

Martin Leever

Phone: 993-1135
leevermg@udmercy.edu

James Tubbs

Phone: 578-0355
tubbsjb@udmercy.edu

Philosophy

Juan Carlos Flores

Phone: 993-3318
floresju@udmercy.edu

David Koukal

Phone: 993-1138
koukaldr@udmercy.edu

Martin Leever

Phone: 993-1135
leevermg@udmercy.edu

Elizabeth Oljar

Phone: 993-3388
oljarea@udmercy.edu

Gail Presbey

Phone: 993-1124
presbegm@udmercy.edu

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Politics experts

American Political Thought

Alexander Zamalin

Phone: 993-1295
zamalial@udmercy.edu

China

Stephen Manning

Phone: 993-1087
mannings@udmercy.edu

Comparative Politics

Stephen Manning

Phone: 993-1087
mannings@udmercy.edu

Eastern Europe

Stephen Manning

Phone: 993-1087
mannings@udmercy.edu

Former Soviet Union

Stephen Manning

Phone: 993-1087
mannings@udmercy.edu

History of Political Ideas

Alexander Zamalin

Phone: 993-1295
zamalial@udmercy.edu

International Relations

Stephen Manning

Phone: 993-1087
mannings@udmercy.edu

National Elections

Victoria Mantzopoulos

Phone: 993-3254
armstrov@udmercy.edu

Political Campaigns

Victoria Mantzopoulos

Phone: 993-3254
armstrov@udmercy.edu

Politics in the Media

Victoria Mantzopoulos

Phone: 993-3254
armstrov@udmercy.edu

Politics of Africa

Gail Presbey

Phone: 993-1124
presbegm@udmercy.edu

Polling and Public Opinion Polls

Victoria Mantzopoulos

Phone: 993-3254
armstrov@udmercy.edu

President and Congress

Victoria Mantzopoulos

Phone: 993-3254
armstrov@udmercy.edu

Russia

Stephen Manning

Phone: 993-1087
mannings@udmercy.edu

Western Europe

Stephen Manning

Phone: 993-1087
mannings@udmercy.edu

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Psychology experts

Adolescents

Steven Abell

Phone: 578-0423
abellsc@udmercy.edu

Assessment

Steven Abell

Phone: 578-0423
abellsc@udmercy.edu

Douglas MacDonald

Phone: 578-0388
macdonda@udmercy.edu

Child Abuse and Neglect

Steven Abell

Phone: 578-0423
abellsc@udmercy.edu

Children and Family

Douglas MacDonald

Phone: 578-0388
macdonda@udmercy.edu

Couples Communication

Carol Weisfeld

Phone: 578-0481
weisfecc@udmercy.edu

Divorce and its Effects

Steven Abell

Phone: 578-0423
abellsc@udmercy.edu

Domestic Violence

Steven Abell

Phone: 578-0423
abellsc@udmercy.edu

Early Childhood Education

Steven Abell

Phone: 578-0423
abellsc@udmercy.edu

Gender Behavior Differences

Carol Weisfeld

Phone: 578-0481
weisfecc@udmercy.edu

Marital Relationships

Carol Weisfeld

Phone: 578-0481
weisfecc@udmercy.edu

Mental health

Douglas MacDonald

Phone: 578-0388
macdonda@udmercy.edu

Philosophy and History of Science

Douglas MacDonald

Phone: 578-0388
macdonda@udmercy.edu

Psychology

Douglas MacDonald

Phone: 578-0388
macdonda@udmercy.edu

Psychology of Religion

Douglas MacDonald

Phone: 578-0388
macdonda@udmercy.edu

Relationships

Carol Weisfeld

Phone: 578-0481
weisfecc@udmercy.edu

Spirituality

Douglas MacDonald

Phone: 578-0388
macdonda@udmercy.edu

Well-Being

Douglas MacDonald

Phone: 578-0388
macdonda@udmercy.edu

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Religious Studies experts

Asian

Hsiao-Lan Hu

Phone: 578-0351
hhu@udmercy.edu

Buddhism

Hsiao-Lan Hu

Phone: 578-0351
hhu@udmercy.edu

Catholic Church

Simon J. Hendry, S.J.

Phone: 993-1625
hendrysi@udmercy.edu

Catholic Spirituality

Simon J. Hendry, S.J.

Phone: 993-1625
hendrysi@udmercy.edu

Catholic Spirituality and Social Justice

Simon J. Hendry, S.J.

Phone: 993-1625
hendrysi@udmercy.edu

Christian Ethics

James Tubbs

Phone: 578-0355
tubbsjb@udmercy.edu

Christian Scriptures

Todd Hibbard

Phone: 993-1088
hibbarja@udmercy.edu

Contemporary Theology

Justin Kelly

Phone: 993-1086
kellyjj@udmercy.edu

Jennifer Rike

Phone: 993-2007
rikejl@udmercy.edu

Gender and Religion

Hsiao-Lan Hu

Phone: 578-0351
hhu@udmercy.edu

Hebrew Scriptures

Todd Hibbard

Phone: 993-1088
hibbarja@udmercy.edu

Jesuits

Simon J. Hendry, S.J.

Phone: 993-1625
hendrysi@udmercy.edu

Mysticism and Mythology

Justin Kelly

Phone: 993-1086
kellyjj@udmercy.edu

Religion and Film

Jennifer Rike

Phone: 993-2007
rikejl@udmercy.edu

Religion and Sex

Justin Kelly

Phone: 993-1086
kellyjj@udmercy.edu

Jennifer Rike

Phone: 993-2007
rikejl@udmercy.edu

Religious Social Ethics

Hsiao-Lan Hu

Phone: 578-0351
hhu@udmercy.edu

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Theater and Performing Arts experts

Acting and Directing

Arthur Beer

Phone: 993-3263
beeraj@udmercy.edu

Greg Grobis

Phone: 993-3269
gregory.grobis@udmercy.edu

Arts Audience Development

Greg Grobis

Phone: 993-3269
gregory.grobis@udmercy.edu

Arts Marketing

Greg Grobis

Phone: 993-3269
gregory.grobis@udmercy.edu

Classical Drama and Theatre

Arthur Beer

Phone: 993-3263
beeraj@udmercy.edu

Musical Theatre

Greg Grobis

Phone: 993-3269
gregory.grobis@udmercy.edu

Gail Mitchell

Phone: 993-1132
mitcheg@udmercy.edu

Speech, Dialects and Accents

Arthur Beer

Phone: 993-3263
beeraj@udmercy.edu

Theatre Management

Greg Grobis

Phone: 993-3269
gregory.grobis@udmercy.edu

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Women's Issues experts

Women's Literature

Claire Crabtree-Sinnett

Phone: 993-1080
crabtrec@udmercy.edu

Nicholas Rombes

Phone: 993-1085
rombesnd@udmercy.edu

Women's Studies

Claire Crabtree-Sinnett

Phone: 993-1080
crabtrec@udmercy.edu

Rosemary Weatherston

Phone: 993-1083
weatherrr@udmercy.edu

Women in Politics

Victoria Mantzopoulos

Phone: 993-3254
armstrov@udmercy.edu

Women in Relationships

Carol Weisfeld

Phone: 578-0481
weisfecc@udmercy.edu

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World History and Affairs experts

Carney Latin American Solidarity Archives

Gail Presbey

Phone: 993-1124
presbegm@udmercy.edu

History of Europe

Diane Robinson-Dunn

Phone: 993-1107
robinsod@udmercy.edu

Italian History and Art

Sarah Stever

Phone: 993-1099
steversn@udmercy.edu

Middle Ages: Italy

Sarah Stever

Phone: 993-1099
steversn@udmercy.edu

Peace

Gail Presbey

Phone: 993-1124
presbegm@udmercy.edu

Renaissance and Reformation

Sarah Stever

Phone: 993-1099
steversn@udmercy.edu

World War II

Greg Sumner

Phone: 993-1121
sumnergd@udmercy.edu

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