Faculty profiles

Faculty profiles

Edwin DeWindt: Music to his ears

UDM history Prof. Edwin DeWindt loves music. However, it's probably not what you were jamming out to on your way to campus this morning. "My interest in musical theatre runs the gamut," Dewindt said. "Lately I've been listening to Mozart, Wagner and Philosophy Prof. Beth Oljar recalls a story Dewindt […]

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Si Hendry feels at home in Detroit

It is often said that friends in high places can lead to great opportunities. For Fr. Si Hendry, having friends has lead to a happy life in the city of Detroit. Currently the director of UDM’s Catholic Studies Program and the superior of the Jesuit Community here, Fr. […]

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Jeffery Boats: Professor curls in spare time

Dr. Jeffery Boats is the department chair for mathematics and computer science at UDM. You might assume he spends his evenings and weekends crunching numbers and discussing theorems. You'd be wrong. Boats, an avid adult baseball player who loves to participate in athletics, has one of the more interesting hobbies […]

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Melinda Pacha: Creator of the costumes

It's safe to say Melinda Pacha has hundreds upon hundreds of shoes.  The Iowa-born UDM professor also has an entire cabinet devoted to eyeglasses, a wooden armoire that houses just jewelry and multiple racks of clothing. While most people with access to items such as these would have […]

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David Nantais: ‘Rock-a My Soul’

To Dave Nantais, rock 'n' roll can feed the soul. In his new book, "Rock-a My Soul," Nantais explores the connection between rock music and spiritual life. "Writing 'Rock-a My Soul' was my attempt to marry secular music and my faith," he said. Nantais, who plays drums, grew up listening […]