Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012
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Mary Kelly, RSM [Email]
Assistant Professor and Chair of Health Services Administration, teaches graduate courses in health care management. She recently completed her doctoral dissertation on factors that influence hospital readmission of healthy newborns. Kelly holds a B.A. from Mercy College of Detroit, M.B.A. from Michigan State University and Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy from University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. She joined the University in 1995.

Bonnie S Korn [Email]
Assistant Professor of Nursing, has taught courses in medical/surgical nursing, leadership and management, foundations of nursing practice, concepts of nursing practice, and an elective in alternative health care therapies. Her specialty area is medical/surgical nursing of adult clients. Korn spent the academic year of 1995-96 on sabbatical exploring the changes in the health care system and how nursing students can be better prepared to practice in the new health care environment. Korn holds a B.S.N. from Madonna University and a M.S.N. from Wayne State University. She joined the University in 1982.

Richard Kulbersh [Email]
Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthodontics, teaches orthodontics, and growth and development. He has lectured at local, national and international meetings and is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists, a fellow of the American College of Dentists, a member of the American Association of Orthodontists as well as many other dental organizations. Dr. Kulbersh received his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and his M.S. in Orthodontics from the University of Detroit Mercy. He joined the University in 1975.

Justin J Kelly, SJ [Email]
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, teaches literature and theology, systematic theology, and world religions. His courses include "Spiritual Autobiographies," "Poets, Mystics, and God," "Theology of the Imagination," and "The Quest For God Today". He was a Warren Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Tulsa in 1991. He holds A.B. and M.A. degrees from Loyola University in Chicago, a Licentiate in Theology from Woodstock College, and a Ph.D. degree from Yale University. He joined the University in 1972.

Daniel R Kroupa [Email]
Instructor, History Department, teaches American history and coordinates the Museum Studies minor. An experienced museum professional, Kroupa has worked as an historical interpreter at Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village and managed the educational programs of the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn. He worked for eight years as Social Science Education Specialist and Manager of Docent Programs for the Education Division of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Prior to pursuing formal studies in history, he studied illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids. Kroupa holds a B.A. degree in history from Grand Valley State University and a M.A. degree in history from Michigan State University. He joined the UDM faculty as an adjunct instructor in 2010.

Lazaros D Kikas [Email]
Associate Professor of Mathematics, teaches courses in mathematics. He received degrees in electrical engineering and in mathematics from University of Detroit Mercy, a Master’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics Sciences from Oakland University. His field of study is in the area of applied discrete mathematics, specifically in graph theory, combinatorial optimization and their applications. He joined the University in 2003.

Suk Hi Kim [Email]
Professor of International Finance, is the discipline coordinator of finance and international business at the University of Detroit Mercy. He has been the founder-editor of North Korean Review since 2005, he was the founder-editor of Multinational Business Review from 1992 to 2002, and he is the author of North Korea at a Crossroads (McFarland, 2003), the coauthor of Global Corporate Finance, sixth edition (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006), the coeditor of Economic Sanctions against a Nuclear North Korea (McFarland, 2007), and the coauthor of Corporate Financial Management (Copley, 2010). Kim served as a guest research fellow on North Korea at the Bank of Korea from May 20 to June 12, 2007 and at the Kyungnam University Graduate School of North Korea from May 22 to June 11, 2008. In addition, he received a book grant for his North Korean research from the Korea Foundation in 2007 and a cash grant for North Korean Review from the Academy of Korean Studies in 2008. Kim received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2003 and a Korea Global Award from Michigan State University in 2008. He studied Electric Engineering at Yonsei University for two years. In addition, he received B.A. in Economics from Soongsil University in Korea, his M.A. in Economics from Yonsei University in Korea, his MBA from Pepperdine University, and his Ph.D. in Finance from St. Louis University. As a Fulbright Scholar, Kim taught international finance and corporate finance at Yonsei University in spring 1992. Finally, Kim had the two highly rewarding experiences in 2008. First, he visited the Kaesong Industrial Complex, located in North Korea just across the Demilitarized Zone, on June 5, 2008; His essay about the visit, “Visiting the Kaesong Industrial Complex,” appeared in an Internet journal, Nautilus Policy Forum Online, http://www.nautilus.org/fora/security/08066SukHiKim.html, on August 29, 2008. Second, he organized a session on the North Korean economy at the 9th World Knowledge Forum held in Seoul, South Korea, October 14-16, 2008. His essay about the session, “Pyongyang University of Science & Technology,” appeared in Nautilus Policy Forum Online, http://www.nautilus.org/fora/security/08100Kim.pdf, on December 23, 2008. He joined the University in 1977.

Debra A Knight [Email]
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program, teaches Patient Evaluation Practicum I, II and III. Knight also practices as a physician assistant at Specialists in Family Practice/Providence Hospital in Novi. She completed a bachelor of science at Western Illinois University, a Master of Science in Physician Assistant at University of Detroit Mercy and a Master of Science in Adapted Physical Education at Illinois State University. Her area of interest is sports medicine. Knight has held numerous positions in sports medicine/athletic training in the 16 years prior to becoming a certified physician assistant. She also served for more than 10 years as a member of the USA Medical Staff for track and field/cross-country and was selected to work at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. she joined the University in 2001.

Ram Kesavan [Email]
Professor of Marketing, teaches in the areas of marketing/entrepreneurship. He has counseled over 300 small businesses, mostly minority owned. He has authored over 50 articles and a manuscript on international strategic marketing. Some of his work has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Academy of Marketing Science. He has served as the Sam Walton Free Enterprise Fellow. He is the treasurer of the Marketing Management Association. Kesavan has a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. He joined the University in 1980.

Darrell K Kleinke [Email]
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineeringteaches mechanics of materials, machine design, capstone design, and product development process. His research interests lie in design methodologies, sensors and actuators, and strength of materials.Kleinke earned his BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University. He has over 25 years of industrial experience and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He taught as an adjunct at UDM and several other schools prior to joining the University in 2008

David R Koukal [Email]
Professor of Philosophy, teaches courses in phenomenology, existentialism, continental philosophy, and social and political philosophy. His scholarly research has centered on the phenomenological method, and he has published articles on how the work of various phenomenologists relates to expression, the body, imagination, media, pedagogy, politics and various technologies. Koukal holds a B.A. in general studies from Shimer College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Duquesne University. He joined the University in the fall of2000, received the Faculty Achievement Award in 2004, and directed the Honors Program at UDM from 2001-2011.

Leonard Kloft [Email]
Assistant Dean, College of Business Administration, earned B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Iowa. An economic historian, he has taught a wide range of courses to graduate and undergraduate students. Prior to joining UDM, he taught at Salisbury State University, Miami University of Ohio, Ohio Northern University, and Wright State University in Ohio, where he also served as Director of the Graduate Program in Economics. He joined the University in 2011.


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