Contact the Office of Mission & Identity

In mid-2019, Assistant to the President for Mission Integration Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos was appointed to succeed John Staudenmaier, S.J., former assistant to the president for Mission and Identity.

Punsalan-Manlimos' new Office of Mission Integration (OMI) will continue to reinforce the importance of Detroit Mercy's Catholic, Mercy and Jesuit identity with students, faculty, staff and alumni.

University of Detroit Mercy exists to provide excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. A Detroit Mercy education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of our students. Contact Fr. John Staudenmaier, S.J. for more information about the Mission & Identity of University of Detroit Mercy.

John StaudenmaierFr. John Staudenmaier, S.J.
Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity
Phone: 313-993-1622
Univeristy Affiliation: Since 1980
Recent research: "1932, April or May: Diego Rivera meets Henry Ford for a private lunch at Ford's Fairlane Estate. Henry Ford’s Rouge River Plant and Industrial Beauty"
In press with Werner Sollors, The New Literary History of America,
(September 2009, Harvard University Press)
Recent lecture: 2009 Inaugural Distinguished Speaker, University of Calgary Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy,  "Agriculture and Energy Use: Moral and Technological Challenges"  January 22, 2009.