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    Jacek, Grace A.

    Grace A. Jacek

    Assistant Clinical Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, is full-time faculty across the graduate and undergraduate nursing programs. She teaches primarily pathophysiology, in addition to acting as clinical faculty for nurse practitioner students. She has taught healthcare policy, nursing leadership, and nursing research. Dr. Jacek earned her B.S.N., M.S.N and Doctor of Nursing Practice from McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit-Mercy. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and remains clinically active on a part-time basis. She is on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners. She is committed to student success in transitioning to the role of professional nurse and engages in legislative activity that promotes the interests of advanced practice nursing. She joined Detroit-Mercy faculty in 2016.



    Joiner, Janet M.

    Janet M. Joiner

    Assistant Professor of Social Work and Department Chair. Janet M. Joiner, Ph.D., is chair and assistant professor in the Social Work Department. She holds a doctorate from Wayne State University in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. Additionally, she holds a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Social Work from Western Michigan University. She is founder of the Institute for Cyber Social Work, an organization dedicated to advancing digital social work practice, while providing technological training and support services to social workers, human service organizations and academic institutions. Joiner has more than 10 years of college teaching experience as adjunct faculty in the Wayne State University School of Social Work where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses. She has nearly 29 years of professional administrative and clinical experience in higher education settings and most recently served as Dean of Human Services, Criminal Justice and Early Childhood Education at Baker College of Clinton Township and Port Huron. Recently, she completed her second book titled, “Digital Leadership: Encouraging Responsible use of the Internet, Social Media and Mobile Technologies on Campus”. She is also a member of the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and is serving as a member of NASW-Michigan Delegate Assembly. Her research focus is the integration of technology in social work practice and Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship in social work practice.



    Joswick, David

    David Joswick

    Professor of Practice, teaches Business Organizations and the Anatomy of a Business Transaction Law Firm Program. He earned his B.B.A at the University of Michigan and his J.D. at Wayne State University. Joswick's expertise in corporate, banking and transactional matters has led to his being rated by clients and peers as a leading practitioner by publications as Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Michigan Superlawyers.