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Our Faculty

Mount Mary University faculty are passionate about higher education. Creative, interdisciplinary teaching formats encourage strong working partnerships between professors and students. The university's collaborative learning environment is key to preparing students to be future leaders for changing job markets and to be social innovators that add value to their communities.

At Mount Mary you’ll learn from faculty who bring real-world professional experience into the classroom to teach students and engage in research. Nearly 83 percent of Mount Mary full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field.

Get in touch with faculty via the faculty web page in the appropriate academic major or graduate program.

Faculty Spotlight 

photo of Ann Angel Ann Angel, professor of English, is an award-winning author. Her most recent book is Adopted Like Me, My Book of Adopted Heroes, published in September 2013. Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing, winner of numerous awards including the American Library Association's YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award, was published in 2010. She recently sold World Rights to an anthology for young adult readers entitled Things I'll Never Say, Short Stories About Our Secret Selves. She serves as contributing editor and a writer for this anthology which will debut in 2014. In addition, she is  working on a book about trafficking in the US.
photo of Deb Heermans Deb Heermans, professor of fine art, spent spring semester working with Mount Mary art students to help children in grades kindergarten through 5th grade create sculptures at the Milwaukee German Immersion School. About 60 four-foot sculptures were showcased at the school’s Kinderfest last May.
photo of Brad Bernard Brad Bernard, professor of fine art, received the 2012 Milwaukee Times Black Excellence Award for his contributions in his field. Presented in conjunction with Black History Month, the award recognizes the positive impact Bernard has made in people’s lives and in the community.
photo of Maureen Leonard Maureen Leonard, assistant professor of biology, is a behavioral ecologist who specializes in the vocalization behaviors of birds. Her work focuses on nesting behaviors and vocalizations made around the nest, such as singing while incubating eggs. She is examining several species that perform this behavior to determine its function and its costs and benefits.
photo of Lynne Woehrle Lynne Woehrle, professor of sociology, is deeply interested in how people participate in creating and changing the society we live in. “My experience in teaching and research has helped me better understand the dynamics of social movements, social power and social change. I believe that one of the best outcomes of a college education is that a person becomes more skilled and confident as a leader in making the world a more justice-filled and collaborative place,” she says.