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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. 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 and Chair of the Department of Social Work, teaches courses in Introduction to Social Work, Social Welfare & Social Justice, Social Welfare Policy, Human Behavior and Social Work Ethics & Digital Advocacy. Joiner incorporates interactive gamification technology and video discussion boards in her courses to broaden students' technology skills while assessing their curricular content knowledge. A licensed social worker with more than 30 years’ experience, she noticed untapped opportunities for the social work profession to expand service delivery to previously under-served populations using technology. As a result of these service and education gaps, she began delivering training programs to address these challenges. Her current research is focused on digital mental health and ethics. In 2016, she founded 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. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed Joiner to serve on the Michigan Board of Social Work for a four-year term effective Jan. 1, 2020. The board sets policy, protects public health and welfare and oversees cases involving ethical violations and appeals related to licensed social workers. Joiner holds membership with the National Association of Social Workers, the Council on Social Work Education (CWSE) and the Michigan Baccalaureate Social Work Educators (MBASWE). In addition, she has served as a member of NASW-Michigan Delegate Assembly. She joined the University in 2016.



    Janic, Ana

    Ana Janic

    Assistant Clinical Professor, teaches Clinical Periodontology and various didactic courses to predoctoral dental students, dental hygiene students.  She also teaches Periodontics courses to residents.  She received a D.D.S. from University of Belgrade in 2003.  She received her M.S. in Periodontics from University of Detroit Mercy in 2011.  She is a Diplomate of American Board of Periodontology and has been teaching since 2013.  She joined the university in 2015.



    Jones, Karen

    Karen Jones

    Clinical Assistant Professor, currently serves as a clinic lead for the dental program. She received a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan. She joined the university in 2012.



    Joshi, Gnanada

    Gnanada Joshi

    Assistant Professor of Biology, earned a M.S. in Biotechnology and a Ph.D. from the Department of Biology, Wayne State University. Joshi was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Wayne State University. Joshi is interested in studying the effects of low dose x-irradiation exposures in fruit flies and understanding the underlying DNA repair mechanisms associated with these exposures. Joshi joined the Biology department at Detroit Mercy in the fall of 2016 as an instructor and was recently re-appointed as an assistant professor in the fall of 2018. Within the department, Joshi teaches anatomy and physiology (lecture and laboratory courses), comparative anatomy (lecture and laboratory), applied nutrition, and advanced human anatomy to Pre-Health Professional students.



    Juday, J. Bradley

    J. Bradley Juday

    Clinical Assistant Professor, eared a Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1994. He completed a General Practice Residency at Wayne State Medical and the DMC in 1995. He maintains private practice at Detroit Mercy Dental's faculty practice.  He joined the university in 1995.