?History and Paralegal Faculty Bios
Program Director, Paralegal Studies
Professor Dennis Bozyk presently serves as Chair of the Department of History. He earned his M.A. in History from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and completed his doctoral course work in the History of International Relations at Michigan State University. He offers classroom and online courses at the undergraduate and graduate level to Madonna's on-campus students and to international students in Dubai, China and Haiti. He has received the Faculty Excellence Award from the university and continues to place the highest priority on advising and teaching. Bozyk has presented scholarship in the discipline of history and in the theory and practice of university teaching and learning. Bozyk has been awarded individual grants from such prestigious groups as the Kellogg Foundation and the Lilley Endowment, and has participated in university grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Michigan Humanities Council. He is a member of several scholarly organizations related to history, including the American Historical Association and the Historical Association of the United Kingdom.
She teaches a variety of undergraduate political science and cross listed history courses and also selected graduate classes in the Master of Arts History program. In addition to her love of teaching, her research interests include political engagement, political discussion, political interest and knowledge and political tolerance with a particular focus on gender differences. She regularly presents papers at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL as well as other political science conferences. Her research has been published and she is actively engaged in ongoing research projects including a current study examining the effect of conversation format on political discussion, comparing the frequency and intensity of debate among university students in an online environment versus a face-to-face environment.
Paul Radzilowski holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and the University of Southern California. He has taught History at Madonna University since 2003, especially world and European history, and historical methods, but he also has experience in teaching a variety of Humanities courses, and has led study abroad trips. He has taught classes for graduate, undergraduate, and high school special enrollment students. His research interests include microhistory, the study of culture and religion in Late Medieval Poland, and the interrelations of history and philosophy. He has been published in journals such as Polish Review, Catholic Social Science Review, and Logos, and has held grants, which include an IIE Fulbright Grant.
Mary Meinzinger Urisko
Dr. Mary Meinzinger Urisko, J.D., is a Professor and the Assistant Director of the Paralegal Studies Program. Dr. Meinzinger Urisko holds a B.A. Degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University, a J. D. from the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. She teaches Introduction to Paralegal Studies, several legal research and writing courses—both on campus and online, Business Associations, Contracts and ADR. She is a Madonna University certified on-line instructor. Her favorite classes are the online research courses. Dr. Meinzinger Urisko is co-author of The Paralegal Today 7th.ed, an introduction to law textbook for paralegals, published by Cengage. Her research focuses on changes in the law needed to keep the textbook current. Additionally, Dr. Meinzinger Urisko has published articles in The Michigan Legal Assistant, Legal Assistant/Paralegal Today and Facts & Findings, as well as speaking at the annual Legal Assistants’ Day sponsored by the Michigan Bar Association Paralegal/Legal Assistants Section, LAAM's job fair, and the national American Association for Paralegal Studies annual conference. Dr. Meinzinger Urisko is a recipient of the Michigan Bar Association Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section’s Mentor Award.