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    Wang, Jiawen

    Jiawen Wang

    Assistant Professor of Education, teaches educational psychology, educational technology and special education. He has had teaching experience in various cultural settings, working with various populations of students of different age levels. He holds a Master of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and a doctorate in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology, both from Michigan State University. Before coming to study in the U.S., he had been teaching English at high school for more than 10 years in China with a Bachelor of Arts in English Education and British and American Literature. His research interests are general educational technology, online education, second language acquisition, language technology, immigrant language maintenance, teacher education and special education, with an orientation towards quantitative methodology.



    Weatherston, Rosemary I.

    Rosemary I. Weatherston

    Associate Professor of English, Director of the Women's & Gender Studies Program, and SIC Publication Editor, 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 narrative medicine. 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.



    Weaver, Jonathan M.

    Jonathan M. Weaver

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering, teaches vehicle dynamics, robotics, statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, mechanical measurements, design of experiments, CAD/CAE, systems architecture, systems engineering, product development, innovation and creativity, 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 industry on topics related to CAD/CAE, technical education, systematic innovation, 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.



    Webber, Elaine D.

    Elaine D. Webber

    Clinical Associate Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and teaches pediatrics in the undergraduate program. She earned her DNP from Oakland University.



    Weberman, Linda

    Linda Weberman

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Essentials and Simulation, teaches Essentials of Clinical Practice to DS 1 students and in the DS 3 dental clinic as Restorative and Oral Diagnosis faculty. Previously, Dr. Weberman was the Supervising Clinical Dentist for several local Dental Hygiene programs and also taught Local Anesthesia, Dental Materials and Oral Pathology at those institutions. She obtained a B.S. degree (teaching certificate/math major) and M.A. degree (science education) from the University of Michigan / Ann Arbor and received her D.D.S. degree from the University of Detroit, School of Dentistry. She joined the University of Detroit-Mercy as full-time faculty in January, 2013.



    Weekes, Carmon

    Carmon Weekes

    Assistant Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, teaches a variety of courses in the nursing undergraduate programs. She earned a BSN from Howard University, MSN from Wayne State University, and PhD from University of Texas at Tyler. Her areas of expertise are medical-surgical and community health nursing. She also practices at the Father Pop's Ambulatory Clinic, which is a faith based free clinic for adults located in Pontiac, MI. Her research interests are in health promotion and self-efficacy.



    Weglarz, Joseph A.

    Joseph A. Weglarz

    Lecturer, Department of Economics, 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.



    Weisfeld, Carol C.

    Carol C. Weisfeld

    Professor of Psychology, teaches 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.



    Whalen, Michelle L.

    Michelle L. Whalen

    Clinical Assistant Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, teaches pediatric nursing and is the Director of the Simulation Center for the College of Health Professions.  She is a certified neonatal nurse practitioner and currently practices at Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan.  She earned her BSN from Saginaw Valley State University, her MSN/NP in neonatology from SUNY Stonybrook, NY, and is obtaining her DNP from the University of Michigan School of Nursing.



    Wheater, Michelle A.

    Michelle A. Wheater

    Professor, Division of Integrated Biomedical Sciences, Assistant Dean, Research and Scholarly Achievement, Director Division of Integrated Biomedical Sciences, teaches histology to dental and dental hygiene students. She is also involved in research methods courses for the dental hygiene degree completion program. Additional responsibilities include managing the Student Academic Leadership Program which includes the Student Research Program and Explorations in Dentistry. She has received teaching awards and grant funding for teaching and research programs. Dr. Wheater holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Iowa State University, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Northwestern University School of Medicine. She joined the University in 2004.



    White, Mary L.

    Mary L. White

    Associate Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, teaches across the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. As a certified family nurse practitioner, she continues to practice in the community. Her research interests involve spirituality and spiritual self-care for chronic illnesses. She earned her BSN and MSN from University of Detroit Mercy and PhD from Wayne State University.



    Wilkins, Pamela

    Pamela Wilkins

    Associate Professor of Law, teaches Applied Legal Theory and Analysis, Torts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and the Death Penalty in America. In 2010, she was awarded the School of Law’s Barnes Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching. Her scholarship focuses principally on the Eighth Amendment, with a particular focus on mental illness and the death penalty. Her work has been cited in many of the nation’s best known law reviews, including the American University Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, and the Cornell Law Review. She joined the University in 2003.



    Wilson, Clarence B.

    Clarence B. Wilson

    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.


    Wilson, Charles E.

    Charles E. Wilson

    Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Department. 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.



    Wilson, Sandra

    Sandra H. Wilson

    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, community development, English, and mathematics/software engineering/computer science. 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.



    Wittig, William S.

    William S. Wittig

    Dean of the School of Architecture and Professor of Architecture, has served as Dean of the School of Architecture at University of Detroit Mercy since 2011, overseeing all academic programs as well as the Detroit Collaborative Design Center.  He has been a full-time faculty member at Detroit Mercy since 2001 and served as founding Co-Director of the Masters of Community Development program, Director of the Masters of Architecture program, and Director of Architecture.  His work and the work of his students has been exhibited in many galleries including the Venice Biennale, the Detroit Institute of Art, and the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.  Wittig earned a Masters of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a professional Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Kansas.  Prior to his appointment at Detroit Mercy, Wittig taught for two years at the Taubman College at the University of Michigan, where he was a William A. Oberdick Fellow.  His professional experience includes five years of professional practice in New York City.  Wittig also co-founded a professional practice in Detroit called Crossings Architecture, Inc.  He has been a member of the American Institute of Architects Michigan Regional Board of Directors since 2011, serving as an officer since 2014, and he is currently serving as AIA Michigan President.  He is also a member of the board of trustees of Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy in Pontiac, and the Detroit City of Design Stewardship Board for the Detroit Creative Corridor Center, and has previously served on the board of directors for EcoWorks in Detroit, and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Royal Oak.



    Wyatt, Theresa R.

    Theresa R. Wyatt

    Assistant Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, teaches across the undergraduate Second Degree Option and online graduate nursing programs.  Dr. Wyatt earned a Masters in Forensic Nursing from Fitchburg State College and a PhD in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina. Her research interests include improving education and training for domestic violence in pre-licensure education. In addition, Dr. Wyatt is the faculty sponsor for the (Assisting Second-Degree Students In Nursing Transformation – An SDO mentoring Program. ASSENT) program.