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2015-2016 Faculty Roster

 

Vera A. Adamchik

Associate Professor of Economics/Quantitative Methods

B.S., Gomel State University, Belarus; M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University.

Alexandre Aidov

Assistant Professor of Finance

B.S., M.A., PhD., Florida International University.

Casey Akins

Lecturer of Criminal Justice

B.A. Ohio University; M.S. Criminal Justice, University of North Florida

John Keith Akins

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

B.A., Florida State University; M.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida.

Roselia Alaniz

Assistant Professor of Administration and Supervision

B.S., Texas A&I University-Kingsville; M.Ed., Prairie View A&M University; Ph.D., Prairie View A&M University.

Charles Alexander

Lecturer of Communications/Designer in Residence

B.A., Stanford University; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Omar Al-Nasser

Assistant Clinical Professor of Finance

B.B.A., Yarmouk University; M.B.A., University of Houston-Victoria; Ph.D., University of Texas-Pan American.

Linda L. Autry

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

B.S., Howard Payne University; M.Ed., Tarleton State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M – Corpus Christi.

Katherine Bacon

Assistant Professor of Counseling Education

B.S., Creighton University;  M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha;  Ph.D., Sam Houston State University.

Andrew Baerg

Associate Professor of Communication

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

Moira Baldwin

Assistant Professor of Science

B.S., The Catholic University of America; M.S. Texas A&M University; Ph.D. Texas A&M University

Amy Barnhill

Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction /Reading

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

Justin Bell

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

B.A., Texas State University San Marcos; M.A., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Joseph Ben-Ur

Professor of Marketing

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


Jeffrey Blodgett

Professor of Management

B.S., University of Illinois; M.B.A., Illinois State University, Ph.D., Indiana University.

Jennifer Boswell

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
B.A., University of North Texas; M.S., Texas Woman’s University; Ph.D., Sam Houston State University.

Janelle D. Bouknight

Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
B.A., M.S., University of Tennessee

Bradly Button

Assistant Professor of Physics

B.S., University of Illinois; M.S. Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Iowa

Paul Carlson

Professor of Education/Special Education/Anthropology

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

Sandra Carter

Lecturer of Communications

B.A., B. S., M.F.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Jeffrey Cass

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of English
B.A., University of Dallas; M.A., Ph.D., University of California at San Diego.

Philip Castille

Professor of English

B.A. Tulane University, M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D., Tulane University

Li Chao

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

M.S., University of Wyoming.

Olga Chapa

Associate Professor of Management

B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Texas-Pan American.

Maria Chavarria

Lecturer of Spanish

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

Armando Chavez-Rivera

Assistant Professor of Spanish

B.A., University of Havana, Cuba; M.A., National University of La Plata, Argentina; Ph.D., University of Arizona

Chien-Ping Chen

Associate Professor of Economics

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

Wei-Chih Chiang

Assistant Professor of Accounting

B.S., National TsingHua University; M.B.A., Wayland Baptist University; M.S., University of Texas at Dallas; Ph.D., Louisiana Tech University

Teresa LeSage Clements

Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction/Science

B.S., California State University – Long Beach; M.S., Ed.D., Texas A&M University – Commerce.

Peggy A. Cloninger

Professor of Management

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

Jingling Cui

Lecturer of Chemistry

B.E. in Bioengineering, China Pharmaceutical University; Ph.D., Mississippi State University.

Estella De Los Santos

Professor of Education/Mathematics

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

Jeffrey R. Di Leo

Professor of Humanities/English and Philosophy

B.A., Rutgers University; M.A. (Philosophy), M.A. (Comparative Literature); Ph.D., Indiana University.

Xiaobo Dong

Assistant Professor of Accounting

B.B.A., Peking University; M.S., State University of New York at Albany; Ph.D., Arizona State 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.

Nazif Durmaz

Assistant Professor of Economics

B.S., Celal Bayar University, Turkey; M.S., St. Joseph’s University; M.S., Auburn University; Ph.D., Auburn University.

Hashimul Ehsan

Lecturer of Biology

B.Sc., Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh; M.Sc., University of Brussels, Belgium; Ph.D., University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Horace L. Fairlamb

Professor of Humanities/Interdisciplinary Studies

B.A., Princeton University; M.A., The Breadloaf School; Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University.

Ehsan Fakharizadi

Assistant Professor of Management

B.S., M.B.A., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; Ph.D., Drexel University.

Steve Ferguson

Executive in Residence

B.A., The Citadel; M.S. Tarleton State University/Central Texas; Ph.D., University of Washington

Jill E. Fox

Professor of Early Childhood Education

B.S., Western Kentucky University; M.Ed., Texas Women’s University; Ph.D., University of North Texas

Jane Devick Fry

Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction/Reading

B.A., Florida Atlantic University; M.Ed., Nova Southeastern University; Ed.D., Florida International University.

Xavier Garza-Gomez

 

 

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.

Dagoberto Gilb

Professor of Latino Studies

B.A., M.A., University of California

Yong U. Glasure

Professor of Economics

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

Craig Goodman

Assistant Professor of Political Science

B.A., Indiana University; M.A., Marquette University; Ph.D., University of Houston.

Richard S. Gunasekera

Professor of Biology

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

Hongya Guo

Associate Professor of Computer Science

B.S., Nankai University, China; M.S., Nankai University, China; M.S., Texas Christian University; M.S., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida.

Massomeh Hajilee

Assistant Professor of Economics

B.A., Tehran University; M.I.A., Columbia University

Paul Hamilton

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology

B.S., Texas A&I University-Kingsville; M.A. University of Houston; Ph.D., Fielding Institute.



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

Professor of Business Administration/Marketing

B.S., Clarkson University; M.B.A., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley.

Elise Hendricker

Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.S., University of Illinois-Champaign; M.A., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Missouri.

Kim Herzinger

Lecturer of English

B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester

James Higgins

Lecturer of History

B.A., St. Vincent College; M.A. Duquesne University; Ph.D., Lehigh University

Jerry Hu

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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

Shengsheng Huang

Assistant Professor of Management

B.Ec., M. Phil., Nanjing University, China

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.

John Kagochi

Associate Professor of Economic Development

B.A., Egerton University; M.S., Tuskegee University; M.S., Auburn University; Ph.D., Auburn University.

Rachana Kalelkar

Assistant Professor of Accounting

B.S., M.S., University of Mumbai; Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio.

Carol L. Klages

Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction/Social Studies

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

Yingxu Kuang

Assistant Professor of Accounting

B.E., Central South University-China; M.A., Hunan University; M.B.A., D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University.

Mary Lasater

Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction

B.F.A., University of Texas-Austin; M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria; Ph.D., University of Houston.

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 Soto Leggett

Associate Professor of Counselor Education

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

Hsin-Hui Lin

Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction

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

Freddie Litton

Professor of Special Education

B.S., Northwestern State University; M.Ed., Northwestern State University; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado.

Carmen Liutec

Assistant Professor of Marketing

B.A., M.S., Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania; M.S., University of Rochester; Ph.D., C. T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston.

Louis Lloyd-Zannini

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

A.B. Social Relations, Our Lady of Providence Seminary College; M.A. Ed. Education Administration, Regent University; ED.S. Education Administration, College of William and Mary;  Ph.D. Educational  Policy, Planning, and Leadership, College of William and Mary

Donald A. Loffredo

Professor of Psychology

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

Diana Lopez

Assistant Professor of English

A.A.S., Del Mar College; B.A., St. Mary's University; M.F.A., Southwest Texas State University

Beverly Lowry

Writer-in-Residence

B.A., Memphis State University.

June Lu

 

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.

Jesica McCue

Lecturer of Biology

B.S., Texas A&M; Ph.D., Colorado State University

Massoud Metghalchi

Professor of Finance

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

Cynthia Miller

Artist in Residence

B.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute; M.F.A., University of Arizona

Karah Moghaaddam

Assistant Professor of Management

B.S., M.B.A., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; Ph.D., Old Dominion University.

Yixi Ning

Associate Professor of Finance

B.E., M.S., Tsinghua University, China; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Farhang Niroomand

Professor of Economics

B.A., National University of Iran; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Amjad Nusayr

Lecturer of Computer Science

B.Sc., Jordan University of Science & Technology; M.Sc., New York Institute of Technology, Jordan.

John T. O’Brien

Publisher in Residence/Director of Dalkey Archive Press

B.A., M.A., University of Illinois; Ph.D., Northern Illinois University.

Joann S. Olson

Assistant Professor of  Adult & Higher Education

B.S., Michigan State University; M.A., Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania.

A.J. Ortega

Lecturer of English

B.S., University of Texas at El Paso; M.S., Texas State University

Jennifer Ortiz-Garza

Lecturer

B.A., Texas A&M University-Kingsville; M.A., University of Houston-Victoria.

Jang-Woo Park

Assistant Professor of Math

B.S., Korea University, Korea; M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison; Ph.D., Clemson University.

Barba L. Patton

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction/Mathematics

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.

Diane E. Prince

Professor of Education

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


Yan Qin

Assistant Professor of Management

B.S., Fudan University; Shanghai, China; Ph.D., University of Florida

Nagarajan Ramamoorthy

Professor of Management

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

Rupak Rauniar

Assistant Professor of Management

B.E., Birla Institute of Technology; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Toledo.

Saba Syed Razvi

Assistant Professor of English

B.A., Creighton University; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California-Los Angeles.

Rita Coombs Richardson

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

B.A., Loyola University, Dominican College; M.Ed., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of New Orleans.

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.

Sara D. Rodriguez

Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Studies

B.S., Southeast Missouri State University; M.S., University of Mississippi.

Michelle Wurster Ruiz

Assistant Professor of Management and Healthcare Management

B.A., Southern Methodist University; M.B.A., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., The University of Texas at El Paso.

Ronald J. Salazar

Associate Professor of Management

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

Jeffrey Sartain

Assistant Professor of English

B.A., University of Illinois; M.A., Illinois State University; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Kyle Schlesinger

Assistant Professor of Communication

B.A., Goddard College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Buffalo.

Mai Abo Shakra

Half-Time Lecturer of Computer Science

M.S., New Mexico State University; B.S., Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.

Barjinder Singh

Assistant Professor of History

B.B.A., Appejay College, India; M.B.A., Guru Nanek Dev University, India; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Wayne D. Smith

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.

Jacob Snyder

Lecturer of Publishing/Assistant Director of the Dalkey Archive Press

B.A., Illinois University; M.A., Royal Holloway, University of London, UK; MPhil, St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, UK.

Dmitri Sobolev

Associate Professor of Biology

B.S., Yaroslavl State University; Ph.D., University of Alabama.


Stephanie Thomas Solansky

Associate Professor of Management

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

Siva G. Somasundaram

Professor of Biology

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Madurai Kamaraj 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

Professor of Marketing

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

Alireza Tavakkoli

Associate Professor of Computer Science

B.S., M.S., Sharif University of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Nevada.

Ricardo V. Teixeira

Assistant Professor of Math

B.S., M.S., Universidade Federal do Ceara, Brazil; Ph.D., University of Texas.

Manoj Kumar Thapa

Lecturer in Mathematics

B.S., M.S., Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington.

Katina Thomas

Assistant Professor of Literacy Education

B.S., Prairie View A&M University; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Houston.

Beverly Tomek

Assistant Professor of History

B.A., University of Houston-Victoria; M.S., Southwest Texas State University; Ph.D., University of Houston.

Gino Tozzi, Jr.

Lecturer of Political Sciences

B.A., Hillsdale College, M.A., Wayne State University.

Raymond Tucker

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

B.S., Sam Houston State University; M.Ed., Southwest Texas State University; D.S.M., United States Sports Academy.

Sherry Vafa

Assistant Professor of Educational Technology

B.A., Tehran University, Tehran, Iran; M.A., Azad University, Tehran Iran; Ph.D., University of Houston

Sandy S. Venneman

 

Professor of Psychology and Biology

B.A., University of Missouri at Saint Louis; M.S. (Research), Ph.D., Saint Louis University.

Yun Wan

Associate 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

Professor of Management

Graduate of Applied Linguistics, Shanghai Jiaotong University,  M.B.A., Emporia University; M.S., Auburn University;  Ph.D., AuburnUniversity

Mark Ward

Assistant Professor of Communications

B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Spring Arbor University; Ph.D., Clemson University.

Liping Wei

Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction

B.A., Southwest University for Nationalities, China; M.A., Nankai University China; Ed.D., University of Houston.

Chen Yang

Lecturer in Communication

B.A., M.A., Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China; M.S., Bowling Green State University.

Jie Yang

Professor of Statistics and Quantitative Management

B.S., M.S., Kunming University of Science and Technology; Ph.D., The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Jun Yang

Assistant Professor of Marketing

B.S., Fudan University; M.A., Hong Kong University; Ph.D., Syracuse University.

Ziyun (Calvin) Yang

Assistant Professor of Accounting

B.A., Nanjing University, China; M.Phil., Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

Andria Young

Associate Professor of Special 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

Associate 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.

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