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    Weatherston, Rosemary I.

    Rosemary I. Weatherston

    Associate Professor of English, Director of the Dudley Randall Center for Print Culture and Director of UDM Press, teaches 20th- and 21st-century U.S. literatures and cultures. Her primary areas of research and publication include multicultural and feminist literatures, narrative medicine and the health humanities. Currently, she is the director of the Dudley Randall Center for Print Culture and UDM Press. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Michigan and doctorate from 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, system optimization, 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 Nursingteaches a number of courses in the undergraduate Nursing program – with a focus on pediatrics. She is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation consultant and maintains an active practice in pediatric primary care. She earned her B.S.N. and M.S.N./P.N.P. from the University of Michigan and her D.N.P. from Oakland University. She joined the University in 2012.



    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 University of Detroit Mercy as full-time faculty in January, 2013.



    Weekes, Carmon

    Carmon Weekes

    Associate Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, joined the faculty of Detroit Mercy in Fall of 2008.  She teaches in the Nursing undergraduate program and primarily teaches Fundamentals of Nursing, Health Assessment and is the coordinator for the Freshman Success Program. She earned a B.S.N. from Howard University, M.S.N. from Wayne State University, and PhD. from University of Texas at Tyler. Her areas of expertise are medical-surgical and community health nursing. She is a member of the medical ministry at the Franklin Road Church of Christ in Pontiac Michigan and is the Faculty Guide for Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Professional Nursing organization at Detroit Mercy. Her research interests are in health promotion, classroom simulation in education and health literacy.



    Weglarz, Joseph A.

    Joseph A. Weglarz

    Lecturer, Department of Economics, comes to University of Detroit Mercy from Walsh College, where Weglarz 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 holds a Bachelor of Arts from Oakland University and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University. He joined the University faculty in 2007.



    Weisfeld, Carol C.

    Carol C. Weisfeld

    Professor of Psychology Emerita, she teaches human development, sex differences and sex roles, cross-cultural psychology, and human sexuality. Weisfeld 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 Detroit Mercy, and she received the University's Distinguished Faculty Award in 2004. Weisfeld holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Xavier College and a Master of Arts and doctoral degree from the University of Chicago. She joined the University in 1979. She retired in December 2018.



    Whalen, Michelle L.

    Michelle L. Whalen

    Clinical Associate Professor, McAuley School of Nursingteaches pediatric nursing. Whalen is a board certified neonatal nurse practitioner and currently practices at Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan. She earned her B.S.N. from Saginaw Valley State University, her M.S.N./N.P. in neonatology from SUNY Stonybrook, NY, and obtained her doctorate from the University of Michigan School of Nursing.  She joined the University of Detroit Mercy in 2014.



    Wheater, Michelle A.

    Michelle A. Wheater

    Professor, Director, Integrated Biomedical Sciences, Interim Assistant Dean for Academic Administration, Research and Scholarly Achievement, 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. 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

    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 B.S.N. and M.S.N. from University of Detroit Mercy and Ph.D. from Wayne State University.



    Wilks, Stephen

    Stephen Wilks

    Associate Professor of Law, received his B.A. from Queen's University, M.S.W. from University of Toronto, J.D. from Queen's University, and LL.M. and Ph.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School. He practiced law in Toronto and is an expert in commercial law and business organizations. Wilks engages in research related to governance, regulation, relations between payment spaces and social structures, trade, and financial services. He has published extensively in those areas. He joined the University in 2019.



    Wilson, Carlie E.

    Carlie E. Wilson

    Clinical Instructor, Simulation Coordinator, McAuley School of Nursing, joined the University of Detroit Mercy in 2018.   She instructs undergraduate nursing simulation and skills to pre-licensure nursing students. She is a Registered Nurse, Specializing in Critical Care and Cardiac Care. She is TNCC, ACLS, BLS, CRRT, and IABP certified. Wilson earned her A.D.N. from Washtenaw Community College, B.S.N. from Ohio University, and is currently attending Detroit Mercy for her M.S.N. as Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist with plans to obtain her D.N.P.



    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 University of Detroit Mercy. He joined the University in 1998.


    Wilson, Charles E.

    Charles E. Wilson

    Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, has more than 28 years of public safety experience, which included tenures as both the City of Detroit's Chief of Police and Executive Fire Commissioner. Wilson's police specialties included combating gang crime, narcotic enforcement, surveillance and intelligence tactics and investigative techniques. Additionally, he served more than 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. Wilson received a Bachelor 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.



    Wisinski, Jeana R.

    Jeana R. Wisinski

    Clinical Instructor, McAuley School of Nursing, teaches health assessment, medical surgical, fundamentals skills and clinical practicum. She received her Bachelors of Science of Nursing from University of Detroit Mercy and Masters in Nursing from Spring Arbor. Her nursing specialties include geriatric health care and simulation.



    Wittig, William S.

    William S. Wittig

    Professor of Architecture 

    Wittig currently serves the School of Architecture at University of Detroit Mercy as a full professor, where he has been tenured since 2006.  His academic career began 22 years ago with his appointment as the Oberdick Fellow at the University of Michigan’s A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.  He has taught courses for undergraduate and graduate architecture and Master's of Community Development programs, with expertise in urban design, sustainable design, construction and structures, and design/build practice.  He is a licensed architect and LEED ® accredited professional.  He began his professional career 30 years ago at Peter Marino Architect, and has practiced at several award winning firms in Detroit and New York.  He was previously a founding principle of Crossings Architecture, Inc., and a senior principle for the Detroit Collaborative Design Center.  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.  He has served in many leadership positions and boards of directors, including serving as dean of the School of Architecture from 2011-2019, and as president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2017.  He earned a Master's of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a professional Bachelor's of Architecture from the University of Kansas. 



    Wodwaski, Nadine K.

    Nadine K. Wodwaski

    Assistant Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, teaches a variety of courses in the traditional and Second Degree Option (SDO) nursing undergraduate programs and online graduate program. She earned a B.S.N. from Oakland University, M.S.N.-ed and C.N.S. from Detroit Mercy and D.N.P. from Wilkes University. Her areas of expertise are adult health, mother/baby, critical care and nursing leadership.  She joined University of Detroit Mercy in 2017.



    Wyatt, Theresa R.

    Theresa R. Wyatt

    Assistant Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, teaches across the traditional undergraduate and online graduate nursing programs. Dr. Wyatt earned a Master's in Forensic Nursing from Fitchburg State College, a Ph.D. in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina, and she has a certificate in Clinical Research Ethics. Her research interests include improving education and training for domestic violence and human trafficking in pre-licensure education. In addition, Dr. Wyatt is a BUILD mentor and the faculty sponsor for the ASSENT program (Assisting Second-Degree Students In Nursing Transformation – An SDO mentoring Program. ASSENT).  She joined the University of Detroit Mercy in 2010 as adjunct faculty and has been full time since 2010.