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    Faied, Mariam

    Mariam Faied

    Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Faied joined Detroit Mercy in 2016 and her research interests lie in the broad area of design, analysis, and optimization of planning and control algorithm for robotics. She was a visiting research professor at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. During her doctoral studies, her research was at the University of Michigan Aerospace, Robotics and Control (ARC) laboratory on collaborative control of multiple unmanned vehicles, adversarial strategies, and advanced mission planning. In 2010, she worked as a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Michigan. She supervised undergraduate, master, and Ph.D. students and served as a committee member for doctoral students. She worked as interim director for ARC laboratory for six months. Faied was appointed as an assistant professor in 2012 at Fayoum University-Egypt. She developed Mechatronics Engineering department curriculum, which was audited by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities and approved. In 2013, she was selected to serve as Mechatronics program chair at Fayoum University. Faied received outstanding program coordinator honor and best paper in session award at AIAA GNC conference.

    faiedma@udmercy.edu

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    Fanaei, Mohammad

    Mohammad Fanaei

    Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Detroit Mercy in 2016. Fanaei's research interests are in the broad areas of the applications of stochastic signal processing in wireless communication systems and sensor networks as well as the design, analysis, and evaluation of machine learning and deep learning technologies enabling connected, automated, and autonomous driving systems. His teaching interests include communication systems and digital signal processing. Mohammad holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, and an M.Sc. and B.Sc., both in Electrical Engineering, from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran. Prior to joining Detroit Mercy, Fanaei was an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, and in the Iron Range Engineering Program, Virginia, MN, in the Department of Integrated Engineering at Minnesota State University Mankato.

    fanaeimo@udmercy.edu

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    Felsenfeld, Joel

    Joel Felsenfeld

    Clinical Assistant Professor,  is a course director in the DS2 preclinical program: Essentials of Clinical Practice and Simulation. Before coming to Detroit Mercy, Prof. Felsenfeld maintained a private practice in West Bloomfield, Mich., as well as served in several teaching roles. He was awarded several faculty awards. In 2017, Prof. Felsenfeld was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists. He joined the university in 2018.

    felsenjl@udmercy.edu.

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    Finkenbine, Roy E.

    Roy E. Finkenbine

    Professor of History, Department of History Co-Chair and Director of the Black Abolitionist Archive, teaches courses in African American history, modern Africa, slave resistance, the Civil War era, and the Underground Railroad, and serves as Director of the Black Abolitionist Archive. Finkenbine received his Doctorate in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University in 1982. 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 authored Sources of the African-American Past (1st ed., 1997; 2nd ed., 2004), as well as over a dozen articles and book chapters related to the black abolitionists and the Underground Railroad. 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. Finkenbine joined the Detroit Mercy faculty in 1996.

    finkenre@udmercy.edu

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    Finkel, Jonathan S.

    Jonathan S. Finkel

    Assistant Professor of Biology, teaches courses in the areas of biology, molecular biology, and microbiology. His research interest focuses on the fact that elevated bloodstream infections are associated with implanted medical devices – such as catheters, artificial joints, and artificial heart valves. 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 B.A. from Saint Olaf College in Chemistry and Norwegian, a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and joined the Detroit Mercy faculty in 2016.  As a graduate student, he was awarded a National Institute of Health (NIH) Kirschstein National Research Service Award, and as a post-doctoral fellow, he was awarded an 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 awarded a National Priority Research Program grant from the Qatar National Research Fund.

    finkeljs@udmercy.edu

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    Flores, Juan Carlos

    Juan Carlos Flores

    Professor of Philosophy, grew up in El Salvador and pursued his university studies in the United States 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 has 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 bachelor of arts (with honors) from Connecticut College, a master of arts (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.

    floresju@udmercy.edu

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    Flores-Davies, Janiece

    Janiece Flores-Davies, RDH

    Adjunct Professor, Division of Dental Hygiene. Janiece Flores-Davies teaches Periodontal Therapy I & II, Orthodontic seminar and pre-clinical education to dental hygiene students and clinical education to dental and dental hygiene students. She is the e-portfolio competency advisor for the dental hygiene program and serves on the Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee. She has received several clinical teaching awards. Mrs. Flores-Davies received her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Wayne County Community College, worked in private practice for 22 years, returned to University of Detroit Mercy to complete her degree completion in 2014, She is in the process of completing her Masters Degree in Educational Technology from Marygrove College. She continues to work in private practice one day a week. She Joined the University in 2013.

    gauglejm@udmercy.edu

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    Fockler, Thomas V.

    Thomas V. Fockler

    Associate ProfessorCollege of Health Professions.  Prior to joining Detroit Mercy in 2011, Fockler served as the administrator for public health administrative services, Oakland County Department of Health and Human Services/Health Division for 12 years. His position at the Oakland County Health Division entailed responsibility for direct oversight of the business and infrastructure functions of the Health Division, including program evaluation, finance, budgeting, personnel, payroll, purchasing, facilities, and information technology. Fockler also had programmatic responsibility for the Dental, Emergency Preparedness, Jail Inmate Clinic, X-Ray, and Laboratory programs at the Health Division. Fockler’s research interests include identification and study of the determinants of programmatic, institutional, and system performance within public and private health care settings. These determinants include finance, manager preparation, leadership styles, and the effects of a public or private enterprise environment.

    fockletv@udmercy.edu

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    Freeman-Hildreth, Yolonda

    Yolonda Freeman-Hildreth

    Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program, teaches PAS 5100, PAS 5200, PAS 5300 Patient Evaluation Practicum I, II, III.  Freeman has a background in Internal Medicine and is an alumnus of Detroit Mercy’s Physician Assistant Program and earned her Ph.D. from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She has conducted research on Type 2 Diabetes Adherence. Freeman’s interests include mentoring others, reading, and research.  She has been a faculty member at Detroit Mercy since 2017.

    freemayf@udmercy.edu

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    Friedrich, Klaus

    Klaus Friedrich

    Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, teaches organic and medicinal chemistry. His research focuses on biological molecules, specifically on drug scaffolds related to neuroprotection, cancer chemotherapy, and the decorporation of radionuclides. Friedrich received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, an M.S. in Chemistry and a Dr. rer. nat. in Organic Chemistry from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität in Bonn, Germany. After post-doctoral training at Duke University in Durham, NC, he joined BASF Group. After 19 years in industry, Friedrich joined University of Detroit Mercy in 2011.

    friedrkj@udmercy.edu

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    Frost, Kelli

    Kelli Frost

    Kelli Frost is an assistant professor in the Physician Assistant Program. She began her career as a registered dietitian in 2004. While employed as a dietitian, she obtained foundation funding to employ a clinical dietitian in the Oakwood Hospital Center for Cancer Care, providing nutrition education and resources to patients undergoing active cancer treatments. She was a strong supporter for clinical dietitians in the oncology setting, and did research and educational courses to support her stance.

    Frost earned her Physician Assistant degree in 2009 from University of Detroit Mercy. After graduation, she worked in Hematology and Oncology in the inpatient setting. During that time, she also provided nutrition lectures and supervised clinical site visits for students in the PA Program at Detroit Mercy. In the Spring of 2018, Frost returned to Detroit Mercy as an assistant professor. She currently assists with the physical exam practicum courses and serves as remediator for students who need assistance with clinical medicine. Her professional interests include lung cancer and reducing medical errors.

    battankl@udmercy.edu

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    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.

    fuchsw@udmercy.edu