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.

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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) 703-5147
Andrew Baerg Chair, Arts & Humanities Division
Associate Professor of Communication
Communication (361) 570-4217
Justin Bell Director of A&S Honors Track
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy (361) 570-4312
Bradly Button Assistant Professor of Physics Physics (361) 570-4219
Jeffrey Cass Professor of English English (361) 570-4259
Philip Castille Professor of English English (281) 396-3708
Li Chao Chair, Science, Technology and Mathematics Division
Professor of Computer Science
Computer Science (281) 396-3799
Maria Salome Chavarria Salgado Lecturer, Spanish Spanish (361) 570-4294
Armando Chavez-Rivera Director of Spanish Program
Associate 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) 570-4344
Hashimul Ehsan Assistant Professor of Biology Biology (361) 570-4289
Nicole Eugene Assistant Professor of Communication Communication (361) 570-4201
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 (281) 396-3705
Hongyu Guo Associate Professor of Computer Science Computer Science (361) 570-4278
William Harkey Lecturer, English English (361) 570-4275
Rick Harrington Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division
Professor of Psychology
Psychology (361) 570-4205
Paige Harris Assistant Professor of Psychology Psychology (361) 570-4201
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 (281) 396-3706
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) 570-4217
Gen Kaneko Assistant Professor of Biology Biology (361) 570-4251
Joseph Locke Assistant Professor of History
History Program Coordinator
History (361) 570-4292
Donald Loffredo Professor of Psychology Psychology (361) 570-4209
Diana Lopez Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing
Associate 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
Anthony Madrid Visiting Lecturer, Humanities Humanities (361) 570-4307
Cynthia Miller Artist in Residence Art (361) 703-5147
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
Director of the Forensic Psychology program
Psychology (361) 570-4191
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 Director of Composition
Assistant Professor of English
English (361) 570-4211
Saba Razvi 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) 485-4566
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 Simulation 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 Associate Provost for University College
Associate Professor of History
History (361) 570-4145
Sandy Venneman Professor of Psychology and Biology Psychology and Biology (832) 396-3703
Shannon Viola Assistant Professor of School Psychology Psychology (832) 396-3707
Yun Wan Professor of Computer Information System,
Directors of Graduate Computer Information Systems (MS-CIS) Program and undergraduate BAAS Program
Computer Science (281) 396-3701
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
Sara Zedaker Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Criminal Justice (361) 570-4201
Qi Zhu Director of Undergraduate Computer Science and Information Systems Programs
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Computer Science (281) 396-3702