Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty members want great things for you – and you'll sense that from the moment you start at UDM. Nearly 90 percent of our faculty hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree, and our student-faculty ratio is 14:1. What does this mean to you? It means you'll be working closely with accomplished, dedicated professionals whose first priority is teaching.

Joe Odoerfer
Associate Dean and Professor of Architecture

“You will come away with knowledge of someone else's experience as your beginning point, so you will enter the profession with 30 years of experience.”
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Mike Bernacchi
Professor, Business Administration

“I’ll challenge you to tell me what is not marketing and to show me headlines not generated by politics.”
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James R. Geist, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor, Bio. & Diag. Sciences; Director of O/M Imaging Center

“When you leave here, you will be ready on the first day to practice as a general dentist in a competent and honorable manner.”
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Katy Snyder
Associate Dean of Academics, Engineering & Science

“It's a huge transition from high school to college math. I can ease the way for you.”
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Janet Baiardi
Interim Associate Dean, McAuley School of Nursing (erstwhile Professor of Nursing)

“You will enjoy the challenges of developing your expertise as an advanced practice nurse. It's great to see you create the person you always aspired to become.”
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Gary Maveal
Professor of Law

“You will begin to see yourself as a lawyer and grow on both an intellectual and personal level.”
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Rosemary Weatherston
Associate Professor, English; Director, Women's and Gender Studies

“You’ll get an appreciation for things richer and more complicated than they seem at first. You’ll have an eye for the obscure.”
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