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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.
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 Visiting 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.
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.
Lisette Barton Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Baylor University; M.S.N., Houston Baptist University; Ph.D., Texas Women's University 
Jason 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 Associate 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
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
Adeline Chu Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A., University of Sydney; M.A., University of Western Australia; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University.
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 Professor of Education
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 Assistant 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.
Hashmi 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.
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 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 Associate Professor of Business Administration/Marketing
B.S., Clarkson University; M.B.A., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley.
Holly Heinsohn Lecturer of Curriculum & Instruction
B.A., University of Houston-Victoria; M.A.I.S., University of Houston-Victoria; M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria.
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 Haung 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 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.
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 Visiting Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
B.F.A., University of Texas Austin; M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria; Ph.D., University of Houston.
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.
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 Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
B.A., Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan; M.S., Utah State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Freddie Litton Professor
B.S., Northwestern State University; M.Ed., Northwestern State University; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado.
Donald A. Loffredo Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Rhode Island; M.A., Rhode Island College; Ed.D., University of Houston.
Diana Lopez Lecturer 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.
Robert Marshall Part-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
B.S., East Texas State University; M.S., East Texas State University; Ed.D., Texas A&M University.
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.
Jessica 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.
Jeffry Moe Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.S., Ohio State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Toledo.
Mary K. Natividad Professor of Education/Counseling
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S., Ed.D., Northern Illinois University.
C. Denise Neill Assistant 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 Educational Leadership
B.S., Michigan State University; M.A., Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania.
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
B.S.Ed., M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria; Ed.D., University of Houston.
Margaret Patton Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
B.S., University of Southwestern Louisiana; M.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana; Ph.D., Prairie View A&M University.
Sherry Pelkey Lecturer/Director of Field Experiences
B.S.I.S., University of Houston-Victoria; M.Ed., Lamar University.
Rene Perez Lecturer
B.A., University of Texas, Austin; M.F.A., Texas State University, San Marcos.
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;
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.
Kathleen Reeve Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., A.N.P., Dr.p.h., 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
Assistant Professor of Management
M.B.A., Southwest Texas State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.
Jeffrey Sartain Lecturer 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 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.
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 Lecturer of Math
B.S., M.S., Universidade Federal do Ceara
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 Education/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 Associate 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 Associate 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 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.