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.

Daniel Pitera
Professor of Architecture; Director of Detroit Collaborative Design Center

“As a student, you're not just gaining information. You're part of a process of making better architecture, and better cities.”
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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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Mark R. Schumack
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

“My goal is to teach you thermodynamics better than it was taught to me.”
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Nutrena Tate
Assistant Professor, Nursing

“The reputation of University of Detroit Mercy, especially within nursing, holds its own within the hospital setting.”
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Pam Wilkins
Associate Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

“We really get to know you at the law school, and we pride ourselves on our small, cohesive community.”
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Harold H. Greene
Associate Professor, Psychology

“You will take away a 'questioning' mind and the ability to use appropriate research methods to get the answers you want.”
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