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    Fanaei, Mohammad

    Mohammad Fanaei

    Instructor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) as an Instructor in 2016. Prior to joining UDM, Dr. Fanaei was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Iron Range Engineering Program, Virginia, MN in the Department of Integrated Engineering at Minnesota State University Mankato from 2015 to 2016. His Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV is pending in 2016, and his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran in 2008 and 2005, respectively. Dr. Fanaei's research interests are in the broad areas of the applications of stochastic signal processing in wireless communications and sensor networks as well as the design, analysis, and evaluation of the technologies enabling connected, automated, and autonomous driving systems.



    Fasko, Sharla N.

    Sharla N. Fasko

    Associate Professor and Director of the School Psychology Program. She teaches courses in Psychoeducational interventions and applied behavior analysis. Formerly president of the Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools, Fasko is a Licensed Psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She holds a BME from Henderson State University, a M.Ed. for Southern Arkansas University, and Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. Fasko joined the Psychology faculty in the fall of 2008.



    Finkenbine, Roy E.

    Roy E. Finkenbine

    Professor of History, Department of History Co-Chair, and Director of the Black Abolitionist Archive. He teaches courses in African American history, modern Africa, slave resistance, the Civil War era, and the Underground Railroad. He received a Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University in 1982 and joined the Detroit Mercy faculty in 1996. While on the editorial staff of the Black Abolitionist Papers Project at Florida State University in the 1980s and 1990s, he coedited the five-volume Black Abolitionist Papers, 1830-1865 (1985-1992) and Witness for Freedom: African American Voices on Race, Slavery, and Emancipation (1993). He is also the author of Sources of the African-American Past (1st ed., 1997; 2nd ed., 2004), as well as a dozen articles and book chapters on the black abolitionists and the Underground Railroad. He has consulted on museum exhibits, documentary films, and television programs on aspects of African American history. His work has been mentioned in Time, Atlantic, the Washington Post, and USA Today, as well as on NPR.



    Finkel, Jonathan S.

    Jonathan S. Finkel

    Assistant Professor of Biology, teaches courses in the areas of genetics, molecular biology, and microbiology. His research interest focuses on the fact that implanted medical devices – such as catheters, artificial joints, and artificial heart valves – are associated with elevated rates of bloodstream infection. Specifically, he seeks to elucidate the adherence and biofilm formation mechanisms of the fungal pathogen Candida albicans, the major fungal pathogen of humans. He received his BA from Saint Olaf College in Chemistry and Norwegian, and a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. As a graduate student he was award a National Institute of Health (NIH) Kirschstein National Research Service Award, and as a post-doctoral fellow he was awarded a NIH Kirschstein National Research Service Award F32 and a National Science Foundation First IV teaching fellowship. As a professor at Carnegie Mellon University Qatar he was award a National Priority Research Program grant from the Qatar National Research Fund. Dr. Finkel is joining the Biology Department in the Fall of 2016.



    Flores, Juan Carlos

    Juan Carlos Flores

    Professor of Philosophy. Juan Carlos Flores grew up in El Salvador and pursued his university studies in the U.S. and Belgium. He has taught in a variety of disciplines, including languages, at St. John's College and at Providence College, where he was an associate professor prior to coming to University of Detroit Mercy. In addition to introduction to philosophy, ethics and logic, he teaches advanced courses in ancient and medieval philosophy, philosophical theology, metaphysics and philosophy of human nature. He has published books and articles, and edited Latin texts, in the area of medieval philosophy. His research in this field has concentrated on metaphysical themes and on the relation between faith and reason in Scholasticism, especially in Henry of Ghent, Thomas Aquinas, Bonaventure and Duns Scotus. Flores also studies medieval Jewish and Islamic philosophers and is very interested in ancient philosophy and its timeless legacy. He holds a B.A. (with honors) from Connecticut College, an M.A. (with distinction) from Boston College, as well as a licentiate and doctorate from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He joined the University of Detroit Mercy faculty in the Fall of 2010.



    Fockler, Thomas V.

    Thomas V. Fockler

    Associate Professor, Health Services Administration, teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in health care accounting, finance, policy, and management. Dr. Fockler's research interests include identifying and quantifying the financial and structural determinants of healthcare organizational outcomes. Fockler holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University, M.B.A. with a concentration in accounting from Wayne State University and Doctor of Health Administration from Central Michigan University. He joined the University in 2011.



    Foong, Wai-Choong

    Wai-Choong Foong

    Associate Professor, Division of Integrated Biomedical Sciences, teaches and directs graduate and undergraduate pharmacology courses in nurse anesthesiology, physician assistant, dental hygiene and dentistry programs. He also actively participates in clinical teaching providing chair-side pharmacology and therapeutics education to dental hygiene and dentistry students. Dr. Foong received his BSc (Hon) and PhD in Pharmacology from the School of Pharmacy, at Portsmouth University, England. His areas of interests and publications focus on cancer biology, drug delivery systems and dental education. He is also a consultant to the National Dental Examining Board of Canada. Dr. Foong joined the University in 2001.



    Freeman, John C.

    John C. Freeman

    Professor of English, a Renaissance scholar with a wide range of research and teaching interests, from Shakespeare and Thomas More to issues involved in digital media studies. He has published articles in such venues as Postmodern Culture, ELH, Studies in the Novel, Moreana, English Literary Renaissance, CTheory and Modern Language Review. As a teacher, he enjoys engaging students in dialogues about literature, science and social issues.



    Fuchs, Wladyslaw

    Wladyslaw Fuchs

    Professor of Architecture, teaches architectural design, visual communications and Computer Aided Design. His main interests include integrating these subjects across the curriculum of architectural education. Fuchs recently published an article entitled Progressive Tradition, focusing on the relevance of the drawing experience in CAD practice. A member of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, his research includes the design and implementation of the V.C.net, an Internet based educational tool for the architectural community. Fuchs is the director of the School of Architecture’s international programs in Warsaw, Poland and in Volterra, Italy. He earned M.Arch. and Ph.D. degrees from the Warsaw Technical University in Poland. Fuchs joined the University in 1990.