Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012
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Jane M York [Email]
Associate Professor, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene, has extensive teaching experience in both the dental and dental hygiene programs. She currently coordinates student services and serves as a liaison to professional organizations and the University at large. She holds a B.S. in Dental Hygiene, and an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Detroit. Professor York joined the University in 1975.

Sandra Yost, CSJ [Email]
Professor of Electrical Engineering, teaches circuits, electronics, control systems, and mechatronics. Her research interests include robust control, stability theory, digital control systems and engineering education. Yost earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame in 1996, where she was awarded fellowships from the SAE Educational Foundation, the Clare Booth Luce Foundation, and the American Association for University Women. Her B.E.E. and M.Engr. degrees were earned at the University of Detroit in 1981 and 1982. Yost joined the University in 1996.

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.

Fang Yang [Email]
Assistant Professor of Accounting, holds a B.A. in Language and Literature from East China Normal University in Shanghai, an M.S. in Accounting and a Ph.D. from the University of Memphis. She has professional experience as an accountant and financial manager, and teaches Principles of Accounting as well as Financial Accounting. She joined the University in 2011.

Gerald M Wehmer [Email]
ProfessorDr. Wehmer teaches courses in the assessment and treatment of chemical dependence and qualitative methods in research. Dr. Wehmer’s professional interests include counseling interventions for addicted populations and clinical treatment for adult sex offenders. He consults professionally with numerous local substance abuse agencies. Dr. Wehmer received an award for long-term service to the University. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He joined the University in 1980.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Michael D Whitty [Email]
Professor of Management and Labor Relations, teaches management, organizational behavior, international management and collective bargaining. Whitty’s publications and presentations deal with social issues in business, global business values and spirituality in the workplace. He has published in the Labor Law Journal, The Competitiveness Review, Multinational Business Review and the Journal of Change Management. He is currently researching the future of work. Whitty holds an A.B. from the University of Detroit, a M.A. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University. He joined the University in 1967.


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