About Our Faculty

The UHV School of Arts and Sciences faculty are diverse in talents and expertise but singularly focused in their dedication as professors, researchers, and mentors.

about our faculty

Educators. Researchers. Mentors.

Faculty at UHV School of Arts and Sciences are educators first. They are talented experts in their chosen fields of research. Most importantly, the faculty are dedicated to mentoring their students so when our students graduate, our alumni grow into the next generation of talented experts in their fields of study. Are you ready to meet our faculty? Apply now to get started.

Fulltime Faculty Directory

Find faculty by program focus, by first name, by last name or look for our Adjunct Faculty.

Name Title Program Focus Phone
Mai Abo Shakra Lecturer, Computer Science Computer Science 361-570-4268
Casey Akins Lecturer, Criminal Justice Criminal Justice 361-570-4854
Keith Akins Director of Criminal Justice-Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice 361-570-4274
Charles Alexander Director of MFA Program in Creative Writing
Director of Communication Design
Design and Creative Writing 361-570-4202
Andrew Baerg Chair, Arts & Humanities Division
Associate Professor of Communication
Communication 361-570-4217
Justin Bell Director of A&S Honors Track
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy 361-570-4312
Bradly Button Assistant Professor of Physics Physics 361-570-4219
Sandra Carter Lecturer, Communication Communication 361-570-4307
Jeffrey Cass Professor of English English 361-570-4259
Philip Castille Professor of English English 361-570-4314
Li Chao Chair, Science, Technology and Mathematics Division
Professor of Computer Science
Computer Science 832-842-2976
Maria Salome Chavarria Salgado Lecturer, Spanish Spanish 361-570-4294
Armando Chavez-Rivera Director of Spanish Program
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Spanish 361-570-4383
Jingjing Cui Lecturer, Chemistry Chemistry 361-570-4276
Jeffrey R. Di Leo Dean of Arts and Sciences
Professor of English and Philosophy
English 361-570-4200
Ali Dogan Assistant Professor of Mathematics Mathematics 361-570-4202
Hashimul Ehsan Assistant Professor of Biology Biology 361-570-4289
Horace Fairlamb Director of Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Professor of Humanities
Humanities 512-667-4134
Dagoberto Gilb Executive Director, Centro Victoria
Professor of Latino Studies
Latino Studies 361-570-4108
Craig Goodman Assistant Professor of Political Science Political Science 361-570-4224
Richard Gunasekera Professor of Biology and Biochemistry Biology 832-842-2967
Hongyu Guo Associate Professor of Computer Science Computer Science 361-570-4278
Paul Hamilton Director of the Forensic Psychology Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology 361-570-4114
William Harkey Lecturer, English English 361-570-4200
Rick Harrington Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division
Professor of Psychology
Psychology 361-570-4205
Rob Hawkins Director of Criminal Justice-Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice 361-655-7101
Elise Hendricker Director of the School Psychology Program
Assistant Professor of School Psychology
Psychology 832-429-6256
Kim Herzinger Lecturer, English English 361-570-4250
James Higgins Assistant Professor of History History 361-570-4267
Junda Hu Assistant Professor of Mathematics Mathematics 361-570-4377
Saidat Ilo Assistant Professor of Political Science Political Science 361-570-4201
Gen Kaneko Assistant Professor of Biology Biology 361-570-4202
Joseph Locke Assistant Professor of History History 361-570-4292
Donald Loffredo Professor of Psychology Psychology 361-570-4209
Diana Lopez Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
English 361-570-4229
Beverly Lowry Writer in Residence Creative Writing 361-570-4314
Jesica McCue Clinical Assistant Professor of Biology Biology 361-570-4207
Cynthia Miller Artist in Residence Art 361-570-4200
Amjad Nusayr Assistant Professor of Computer Science Computer Science 361-570-4311
John O'Brien Publisher in Residence Publishing 361-570-4200
A.J. Ortega Lecturer, English English 361-570-4258
Jennifer Ortiz-Garza Lecturer, Psychology
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Psychology
Psychology 361-570-4281
Jang Woo Park Assistant Professor of Mathematics Mathematics 361-570-4221
Karen Parsonson Assistant Professor of Psychology
Co-Director of the Forensic Psychology program
Psychology 361-570-4200
Catherine Perz Director of the Counseling Psychology Program and the Undergraduate Psychology Program
Associate Professor of Psychology
Associate Chair, Social & Behavioral Sciences Division
Psychology 361-570-4223
Nadya Pittendrigh Assistant Professor of English English 361-570-4201
Saba Razvi Director of English
Assistant Professor English
English 361-570-4215
Jeffrey Sartain Director of Professional Writing
Assistant Professor English
English 361-570-4254
Kyle Schlesinger Co-Director of Graduate Publishing Program
Associate Professor of Publishing
Publishing 361-570-4103
Jake Snyder Lecturer, Publishing Publishing 361-570-4200
Dmitri Sobolev Director of Undergraduate Programs
Associate Professor of Biology
Associate Chair, Science, Technology & Mathematics Division
Biology 361-570-4218
Liane Tanguay Assistant Professor of English English 361-570-4269
Alireza Tavakkoli Director of Digital Gaming and Stimulation Program
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Associate Chair, Science, Technology & Mathematics Division
Computer Science 361-570-4204
Ricardo Teixeira Director of Math Program
Director of Core Curriculum
Assistant Professor of Math
Mathematics 361-570-4206
Beverly Tomek Assistant Professor of History
Associate Chair, Arts & Humanities Division
History 361-570-4363
Sandy Venneman Professor of Psychology and Biology Psychology and Biology 361-293-1728
Shannon Viola Assistant Professor of School Psychology Psychology 281-275-3039
Yun Wan Director of Graduate Computer Information Systems Program
Professor of Computer Information Systems
Computer Science 832-842-2936
Mark Ward Associate Professor of Communication Communication 361-570-4256
Daniel White Director of Graduate Biology Program
Assistant Professor of Biology
Biology 361-570-4190
Chen Yang Lecturer, Communication Communication 361-570-4200
Farnaz Zand Lecturer, Computer Science Computer Science 361-570-4201
Qi Zhu Director of Undergraduate Computer Science and Information Systems Programs
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Computer Science 832-842-2946