Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012
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Michelle A Wheater [Email]
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Director of Research and Director of Student Academic Leadership Development for the School of Dentistry, is course director for general and oral histology and evidence-based dentistry and participates in preclinical and research courses. She has over 50 peer-reviewed research publications and has presented her findings at both national and international meetings. She obtained her B.S. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. from Iowa State University. She completed a post-doctorate fellowship in cell biology at Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Wheater joined the University in 2004.

William S Wittig [Email]
Associate Professor of Architecture, is the Director of the Graduate and Undergraduate Architecture programs, besides teaching courses in design, design-build and sustainable building practices. Wittig holds a M.Arch. from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a B.Arch. from the University of Kansas. He is also a founding partner of Crossings Architecture. In both practice and academic pursuits, his work attempts to bridge the distinction between technical and theoretical points of view, focusing on the full-scale medium of building. Wittig joined the University in 2001.

Warren C Wagner [Email]
Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, teaches dental materials and research design to dental hygiene, dental undergraduate, and dental graduate students. His primary interest is development of new dental and surgical materials; however, he is involved in a much wider range of research. Dr. Wagner is currently directing research in biomimetic materials, dental composites, dental esthetics, and environmental aspects of dentistry. He earned B.S., B.S.E, M.S and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. Dr. Wagner joined the University in 2000.

Charlotte J Wyche [Email]
Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Dental Hygiene, teaches community health and scientific presentations to dental hygiene students and special patient care to dental students. Wyche coordinates student community-based service-learning experiences. She works extensively with the UDM Leadership Development Institute (LDI) to promote interdisciplinary community-based collaborations. Wyche received her Certificate in Dental Hygiene, B.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene and M.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Michigan. She joined the University in 1994.

Suzanne K York [Email]
Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program, has taught health promotion, health care policy; physical exams skills, diagnostic procedures, ethics and professional issues, and has done clinical placement and student clinical skill evaluation. York's areas of special interest include, Health Behavior, Health Education and Health Promotion. She earned her Master's of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan in 1990 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physician Assistant studies from Lake Erie College in 1983. Prior to coming to the University of Detroit Mercy she worked as a Physician Assistant in family practice, geriatrics and chemical dependence treatment. She has been at Mercy College/University of Detroit Mercy since 1990.

Kimberly J Werth [Email]
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Periodontology and Dental Hygiene, teaches periodontal instrumentation, strategies for the prevention of oral diseases and clinical dental hygiene. Werth has received several outstanding faculty awards. She received a Certificate and B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Detroit and is currently completing studies for her M.A. in Community Counseling at the University of Detroit Mercy. She joined the University in 1996.

Charles Eugene Wilson [Email]
Charles E. Wilson has over 28 years of public safety experience, which included tenures as both the City of Detroit's Chief of Police and Executive Fire Commissioner. His police specialties included combating gang crime, narcotic enforcement, surveillance and intelligence tactics, and investigative techniques. Additionally, he served over 35 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve as a commissioned officer where he achieved and retired at the rank of Major General. His combined law enforcement and military careers have provided him with a unique blend of professional experience, expert knowledge and extensive leadership skills in the areas of police administration and military affairs. Professor Wilson received a Bachelor's of Science, Criminal Justice from Wayne State University; Master of Science Administration from Central Michigan University; and Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School

Clarence B Wilson [Email]
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, teaches courses in the calculus, and computer science sequences, including C++ programming and programming languages. His field of study encompasses computer networking architectures, distributed systems and algorithms. He currently conducts research on data security. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Detroit Mercy. He joined the University in1998.

Joseph A Weglarz [Email]
Instructor of Economics and Director of the UDM Undergraduate Program in Economics at the University Center at Macomb Community College.He is also Center Director of the UDM Center of the Michigan Council on Economic Education (MCEE). Weglarz comes to the University of Detroit Mercy from Walsh College, where he was Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics, Director of the Master of Science in Finance program, Center Director of the Walsh College Center of the Michigan Council on Economic Education (MCEE), and Director of the Walsh College CFP program. He also has extensive experience in the securities industry at three Wall Street brokerage firms as investment advisor and portfolio analyst. Weglarz is editor of the popular "A Student's Guide to Economics." His research interests are in the areas of economic history and the history of economic thought. Weglarz received his B.A. from Oakland University and his M.B.A. from Wayne State University. He joined the University faculty in 2007.

Sandra H Wilson [Email]
Associate Librarian, Public Services, McNichols Campus Library, serves as the Electronic Resources Librarian as well as provides reference services and research skills instruction. She is also responsible for collection development in architecture, computer science, criminal justice, and mathematics. She holds a B.S. from Michigan State University and a M.L.I.S. from Wayne State University. Ms. Wilson joined the University in 1997.

James R Winkler [Email]
Professor, Chair, Department of Periodontology and Dental Hygiene, Diplomate American Academy of Periodontology, teaches interdisciplinary courses in biologic basis to soft tissue disease to both dental and dental hygiene students. His interests include the management of oral manifestations of immunocompromised patients. His research focuses on the histopathogenesis of periodontal diseases. He is internationally recognized for his work on HIV. Winkler received his D.D.S. and Ph.D. in Biological Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Certificate in Periodontics from the University of California at San Francisco. He joined the University in 1996.

Jonathan M Weaver [Email]
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, teaches vehicle dynamics, robotics, machine design, mechanical measurements, design of experiments, CAD/CAE, systems architecture, systems engineering, product development, and design for X. Weaver’s publications range from autonomous path planning for cooperating robotics to multimedia-based engineering education to topics in product development. He regularly works with a big-three automaker on topics related to CAD/CAE, technical education, and product development. He holds a B.S degree from Virginia Tech, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He joined the University in 1993.

Michael J Witkowski [Email]
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Studies, teaches criminal justice, human services and legal administration and administers the Master’s in Security Administration Program. He is a certified protection professional and member of the American Society for Industrial Security. He researches, publishes, and speaks on workplace violence and security measures, and is a frequent media guest on security and criminal justice issues. With the UDM Leadership Development Institute, he encourages community service. He holds a B.S. from Wayne State University, M.A. from Central Michigan University, and Ed.D. from Western Michigan University. Witkowski worked for more than 17 years with Ford Motor Company before joining the University in 1992.

Karen Waters [Email]
Associate Professor of Social Work, spent more than 20 years as a practicing social worker, including five years as executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Her most recent research is in the area of Black student attrition and retention in higher education. Waters received a B.A. in Social Work from Michigan State University and a M.S.W. from the University of Michigan. She is presently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Wayne State University. Waters taught at Wayne State University before joining UDM in 1995.

Rosemary I Weatherston [Email]
Associate Professor of English, teaches twentieth- and twenty-first-century U.S. literatures and cultures. Her primary areas of research and publication include multicultural and feminist literatures, critical theory, and cultural studies. Currently, she is the director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, the Dudley Randall Center for Print Culture, and UDM Press. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and doctorate from the University of Southern California. She joined the University in 2000.

Carol C Weisfeld [Email]
Professor of Psychologyteaches human development, sex differences and sex roles, cross-cultural psychology, and human sexuality. She is the co-author of one edited book, and her research on male/female relations has appeared in such journals as Genetic Psychology Monographs and Ethology and Sociobiology. Her current research concerns marital satisfaction in the U.S., England, Turkey, Russia and China. Weisfeld was selected as the 1994 recipient of the President’s Award for Faculty Excellence at UDM, and she received UDM's Distinguished Faculty Award in 2004. Dr. Weisfeld holds a B.A. from St. Xavier College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. She joined the University in 1979.


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