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.

Stephen J. LaGrassa
Professor of Architecture

“You will have a better understanding of what architecture encompasses — not just the pure creativity, but also the technical demands.”
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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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Alexa N. Rihana-Abdallah
Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

“You may think, what can one person do? But I teach the importance of action. Locally, nationally, globally—it’s all connected.”
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Carmen Stokes
Associate Professor, Nursing

“We have practice-ready grads.  When you leave UDM, you will not have the shock of transitioning into the real-world work experience.”
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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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Nicholas Rombes
Professor, English

“We want you to think about the world in a skeptical way, and to think more deeply about your place in it.”
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