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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., Florida State University; M.S., Florida International University.

John Keith Akins

Assistant 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.

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 Counseling Education

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

Katherine Bacon

Visiting Assistant Professor of Counseling Education

B.A., 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.

Amy Barnhill

Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction /Reading

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

Lisette Barton

Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Baylor University; M.S.N., Houston Baptist University; Ph.D., Texas Women’s University.

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.


Esperanza Camargo Bernal

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

B.A., Universidad INCCA de Colombia; M.A., Pontificia Universidad Javeriana; M.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha.


Jeffrey Blodgett

Professor of Management

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

Ginger Blomstrom

Assistant Clinical 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.

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

Li Chao

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

M.S., University of Wyoming.

Olga Chapa

Assistant 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

Associate Professor of Management

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

Jingjing Cui

Lecturer of Chemistry

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

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.

Linda S. Dune

Associate Professor of Nursing

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

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.

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

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.

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

Assistant 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

Trina Hall

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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

Paul Hamilton

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology

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

Jere A. Hammer

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; Ph.D., University of Texas.



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.

Macarena Hernandez

Lecturer of Communications

B.A., Baylor University; M.J., University of California at Berkley.

Kim Herzinger

Lecturer of English

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

Jerry Hu

Lecturer 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

Assistant 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.

Kathryn Kohlhaas

Associate Professor of Science Education

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

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 Counseling 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.

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

Sandra Scott McNeely

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Baylor University; M.S.N., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Uppinder Mehan

Assistant Professor 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.

Kaveh Moghaddam

Assistant Professor of Management

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

Mary K. Natividad

Professor of Education/Counseling

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S., Ed.D., Northern Illinois University.

C. Denise Neill

Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing

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


Vivian H. Nowazek

Assistant Clinical 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.

Amjad Nusayr

Lecturer of Computer Sciences

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

Uche Nwabueze

Assistant Professor of Management

B.S., University of Sokoto, Nigeria; M.B.A., University of Wolverhampton, England; Ph.D., Sheffield Hallam University, England; M.A., University of Luton, England.

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

Lecturer of Math

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

Barba L. Patton

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction/Mathematics

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

Sherry Pelkey

Lecturer/Director of Field Experiences

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

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.


Yan Qin

Assistant Professor of Management

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

Michele Quinonez

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

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

Jeffrey P. Radighieri

Assistant Professor of Marketing

B.B.A., Texas A&M University; M.B.A., The University of Montana.

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

Lecturer of English

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

Kathleen Reeve

Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., M.S.N., A.N.P., Ph.D., The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; F.N.P., Prairie View A&M University.

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.

Lawrence Rossow

Professor of Education

B.A., M.A., West Virginia University; Ph.D., Syracuse University.

Elina Saeki

Assistant Professor

B.A., California State University; M.Ed., University of California, Santa Barbara.

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.


Cynthia D. Schnebly

Associate Professor of Humanities/English

B.A., Hendrix College; M.A., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.


Patricia Schrader

Assistant Clinical Professor

B.S.N., Baylor University; M.S.N., University of Texas.

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.

Harold L. Smith

Professor of Humanities/History

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

Dmitri Sobolev

Assistant 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.

John C. Stansell

Professor of Reading

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

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.

Alireza Tavakkoli

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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

Susan Taylor

Lecturer

B.A., University of Kansas; M.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ricardo V. Teixeira

Assistant Professor of Math

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

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.

Selvarajan (Rajan) Thirumalai Thattai

Associate Professor of Management

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

Steve Trowbridge

Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction /Reading

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




Shainy Varghese

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

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.

Mark Ward

Assistant Professor of Communications

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

Angela Willis

Lecturer of Nursing

B.S.N., University of Alabama in Huntsville; M.S., Texas Woman’s 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.