2008-2009 Faculty Roster

 

Reni Abraham

Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Tennessee State University; M.S., East Texas State University.


Vera A. Adamchik

Associate Professor of Economics/Quantitative Methods
B.S., Gomel State University, Belarus; M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University.


John K. Akins

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., Florida State University; M.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida.


Andrew Baerg

Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., M.A., University of British Columbia; Ph.D., University of Iowa.


Amy Barnhill

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

B.A., University of Iowa; M.A., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Missouri.


Sanjiv Behl

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Indian Institute of Technology; M.S., Marquette University; Ph.D., University of Houston.


Joseph Ben-Ur

Associate Professor of Marketing
B.A., M.B.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.


Timothy B. Berkey

Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Miami University; M.S., Ed.D., The University of Akron.


Ginger Blomstrom

Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; M.S.N., University of Texas at Houston; Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.


Willie M. Brooks, Jr.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
B.S., Alabama State University; M.S., Eastern Kentucky University.


Paul Carlson

Professor of Education
B. A., Bethel College; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Massachusetts; Ph.D., Ohio State University.


Li Chao

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
M.S., Electrical Power Institute, China; M.S., Ph.D. (Applied Math), Ph.D., (Statistics), University of Wyoming.


Maria Chavarria

Instructor of Spanish
B.B.A., Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morales; M.A., University of Southern Mississippi.


Chien-Ping Chen

Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., National Taiwan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Houston.


Peggy A. Cloninger

Associate Professor of Management
B.E.E., M.S.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Georgia State University.


Meledath Damodaran

Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
B.Sc., Kerala University, N.S.S. College; M.Sc., Indian Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University.


Estella De Los Santos

Associate Professor of Education
B.S., M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria; Ed.D., University of Houston.


Jeffrey R. Di Leo

Associate Professor of Humanities/English and Philosophy
B.A., Rutgers University; M.A. (Philosophy), M.A. (Comparative Literature); Ph.D., Indiana University.


Jianjun Du

Associate Professor of International Business/Accounting
B.E., Zhongnan University of Finance, Economics, and Laws, China; M.B.A., Renmin University of China; M.A., Washington University at St. Louis; Ph.D., St. Louis University.


Linda S. Dune

Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of the State of New York; MS(N), Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University.


Horace L. Fairlamb

Professor of Humanities/Interdisciplinary Studies
B.A., Princeton University; M.A., The Breadloaf School; Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University.


Roy Lee Foley

Professor of Education
B.S., Illinois State University; M.A., Southern Illinois University; M.B.A., Fordham University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.


Lynn S. Freeman

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
B.S., Tulane University; M.S., Prairie View A&M University; Ed.D., University of Houston.


Donald D. Fry

Associate Professor of Education
B.S., M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce.


Jane Devick Fry

Associate Professor of Reading
B.A., Florida Atlantic University; M.Ed., Nova Southeastern University; Ed.D., Florida International University.


Xavier Garza-Gomez

Associate Professor of Finance
M.S., Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey; M.B.A., Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Laguna; Ph.D., Nagoya City University, Japan.


Yong U. Glasure

Professor of Economics
B.A., M.A., University of California-Santa Barbara; Ph.D., Florida State University.


Trina Gordon

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
B.A., University of California - Riverside; M.S., California State University – Los Angeles; Ph.D., The University of Alabama.


Richard S. Gunasekera

Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Baylor University; M.S. (Chemistry), University of Houston-Clear Lake; M.S. (Biomedical Studies), Ph.D., Baylor University.


Jere A. Hammer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Texas at Austin; M.S.H.R., East Central University; M.S.N., University of Texas-Tyler.


Rick Harrington

Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington.


Robert (Robby) D. Hawkins

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., M.S., University of Louisville; Ph.D., Sam Houston State University.


Linda A. Hayes

Associate Professor of Business Administration/Marketing
B.S., Clarkson University; M.B.A., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley.


Tanawat (Tom) Hirunyawipada

Assistant Professor of Marketing

B.Engg., Chaing Mai University, Thailand; M.B.A., National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand; Ph.D., University of North Texas.


James N. Holm, Jr.

Assistant Professor of Communication and Nonprofit Leadership

B.A., College of Wooster; M.A., Kent State University; Ph.D., The University of Michigan.


Jerry Hu

Instructor, Mathematics
B.S., Fudan University, China; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois.


Nora Nelson Hutto

Professor of Education
B.S., New Mexico State University; M.S., Ed.D., Texas Tech University.


Daniel P. Jaeckle

Professor of Humanities/English
B.A., Concordia Senior College; M.A., State University College of New York at New Paltz; Ph.D., Purdue University.


Clarence W. Karr

Assistant Professor of Humanities/English
B.A., Hardin-Simmons University; M.Ed., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Texas A&M University at Kingsville; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.


Carol L. Klages

Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Texas Lutheran College; M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.


Kathryn Kohlhaas

Assistant Professor of Science Education
B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Ph.D., Texas A&M University.


Teresa A. Le Sage

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
B.S., California State University – Long Beach; M.S., Ed.D., Texas A&M University – Commerce.


Jun-Yeon Lee

Assistant Professor of Management
B.S., M.S., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; Ph.D., Purdue University.


Yong G. Lee

Associate Professor of Accounting
B.A., Chonnam National University, Korea; M.B.A., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., Georgia State University.


Elsa S. Leggett

Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.S., Texas Southern University; M.S., Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi; Ph.D., Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.


Hsin-Hui Lin

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
B.A., Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan; M.S., Utah State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Donald A. Loffredo

Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Rhode Island; M.A., Rhode Island College; Ed.D., University of Houston.


June Lu

Associate Professor of Management
B.A., Zhejiang University, China; M.E., Ed.D., University of Georgia.


Rachel Martinez

Assistant Professor of Special Education
B.A. Ed., University of Texas at San Antonio; M.Ed., Texas Tech University; Ed.D., Texas Tech University.


Mary G. Mayorga

Assistant Professor of Education / Counseling
B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, M.Ed., Texas Southern University, Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.


Uppinder Mehan

Instructor of English
B.A., University of Windsor; B.Ed., University of Toronto; M.A., York University; Ph.D., University of Toronto


Massoud Metghalchi

Professor of Finance
B.S., Institute National Des Sciences Appliquees; M.B.A., Oklahoma City University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.


Jeffry Moe

Assistant Professor of Counseling

B.S., Ohio State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Toledo.


Elizabeth Mulig

Assistant Professor of Business/Accounting
B.S., Louisiana State University, Shreveport; M.B.A., Louisiana Tech Barksdale; M.P.A., D.B.A., Louisiana Tech, Ruston.


Mary K. Natividad

Professor of Education/Counseling
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S., Ed.D., Northern Illinois University.


C. Denise Neill

Assistant Professor of Nursing
ADN, Southern Arkansas University; BSN, MSN, University of Central Arkansas, Ph.D., Texas Women’s University.


Yixi Ning

Assistant Professor of Finance
B.E., M.S., Tsinghua University, China; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


Vivian H. Nowazek

Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Manitoba; M.S.N., M.P.H., Ph.D., University of Texas
Health Science Center at Houston


Barba L. Patton

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
B.S.Ed., M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria; Ed.D., University of Houston.


Catherine A. Perz

Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., California State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Houston.


Marie Stern Plemons

Professor of Education/Early Childhood
B.A., Texas Lutheran University; M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria; Ed.D., University of Houston.


Diane E. Prince

Professor of Education
B.S., M.A., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ed.D., University of Houston.


Nagarajan Ramamoorthy

Associate Professor of Management
B.A., M.A., University of Madras, India; M.B.A., Xavier Labor Relations Institute, India; Ph.D., University of Maryland.


Luh-Yu Ren

Associate Professor of Business Administration/Management
B.S., M.S., National Central University at Taiwan; M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.


Dennis R. Riedesel

Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Southwest Texas State University; M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria; Ed.D., University of Houston.


Ronald J. Salazar

Assistant Professor of Management
M.B.A., Southwest Texas State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.


Vassudeo (Ron) Sardessai

Professor of Business Administration/Management
B.A., Bombay University, Bombay, India; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of North Texas.


David R. Satava

Professor of Business Administration/Accounting
B.B.A., M.B.A., San Francisco State University; D.B.A., Mississippi State University.


Cynthia D. Schnebly

Associate Professor of Humanities/English
B.A., Hendrix College; M.A., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.


T. T. (Rajan) Selvarajan

Assistant Professor of Management
B.T., Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India; M.A., Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay, India: Ph.D., Arizona State University.


Anitra Shelton-Quinn

Assistant Professor of School Psychology
B. S., Mississippi State University; M.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe; M.S., Mississippi State University; Ph.D., Mississippi State University.


Don N. Smith

Provost Emeritus
B.A., Berea College; M.A., Ohio University; Ph.D., University of Michigan.


Harold L. Smith

Professor of Humanities/History
B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.


Stephanie Thomas Solansky

Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., Texas Lutheran University; Ph.D. University of Texas at San Antonio.


Siva G. Somasundaram

Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Madurai Kamaraj University.


John C. Stansell

Professor of Education
B.S., Texas College of Arts and Industries; M.Ed., University of Houston; Ed.D., Indiana University.


Donna Stringer

Assistant Professor of Business/Management
B.B.A., M.A., University of Houston-Clear Lake; M.A. University of Alabama; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington.


David F. Summers

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior Management
B.S.E.E., Texas Tech University; M.B.A., West Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.


Ziad Swaidan

Associate Professor of Marketing
B.Sc., M.E. Technical University; M.P.A., West Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi.


Kathryn Tart

Professor of Nursing
B.A. Nursing, Luther College; M.S.N., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Ed.D., University of Houston.


Steve Trowbridge

Associate Professor of Education/Reading
B.S., M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria; Ed.D., Texas A&M University.


Shainy Varghese

Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Tamil Nadu; M.S.N., University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston


Sandy S. Venneman

Associate Professor of Psychology and Biology
B.A., University of Missouri at Saint Louis; M.S. (Research), Ph.D., Saint Louis University.


James R. Walton

Assistant Professor of Marketing
B.B.A., Missouri Southern State College; M.B.A., University of Central Arkansas; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.


Yun Wan

Assistant Professor of Computer Science/Information Systems
B.E., B.S., University of Science and Technology of China; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago.


Jifu Wang

Associate Professor of Management
B.A., Shanghai International Studies University, China; M.B.A., Emporia State University; M.S.-HRMN; Ph.D., Auburn University.


Thomas Williams

Associate Professor of Humanities/English
B.A., Ashland College; M.A., The Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Houston.


Angela Willis

Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Alabama in Huntsville; M.S., Texas Woman's University.


Andria Young

Associate Professor of Education
B.A., University of South Florida; M.A., University of Texas at El Paso; PhD., University of Houston.


Chun-Sheng Yu

Associate Professor of Management
B.A., Zhejiang University; M.B.A., Fudan University, China; D. B.A., Mississippi State University.


Qi Zhu

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.E., Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China; M.E., National University of Singapore, Singapore; M.S., Ph.D., University of Central Florida.




Faculty Emeritus

John A. Cox

Professor Emeritus of Psychology
B.A., M.S., North Texas State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.


William O. Nesbitt

Professor Emeritus of Education
B.S., M.S., Ed.D., University of Texas at Austin.


Robert F. Zawadzki

Professor Emeritus of Education
B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.


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