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
Jeffrey R. Di Leo Dean of Arts and Sciences
Professor of English and Philosophy
English (361) 570-4200
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 Lecturer, Creative Writing Design and Creative Writing (361) 703-5147
Kevin Auer Lecturer, Communication Design Communication Design (361) 570-4563
Andrew Baerg Chair, Arts & Humanities Division
Professor of Communication
Communication (361) 570-4201
Justin Bell Director, UHV Honors Program
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy (361) 570-4312
Wyatt Bond Lecturer, English English (361) 570-4204
Jeffrey Cass Professor of English English (361) 570-4259
Armando Chavez-Rivera Director of Spanish Program
Associate Professor of Spanish
Spanish (361) 570-4383
Jingjing Cui Lecturer, Chemistry Chemistry (361) 570-4276
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 Associate Professor of Political Science Political Science (361) 570-4224
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 Director of the Forensic Psychology program
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
Junda Hu Assistant Professor of Mathematics Mathematics (361) 570-4377
Saidat Ilo Assistant Professor of Political Science Political Science (361) 570-4217
JooYoung Jang Lecturer, Communication Communication (361) 570-4201
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
Creative Writing (361) 570-4229
Anthony Madrid Director of MFA Program in Creative Writing
Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing
Humanities (361) 570-4307
Laura Mammina Assistant Professor of History History (361) 570-4316
Jesica McCue Clinical Assistant Professor of Biology Biology (361) 570-4207
Amjad Nusayr Assistant Professor of Computer Science Computer Science (361) 570-4311
Tesneem Nusayr Visiting Assistant Professor Biology (361) 570-4201
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 Psychology (361) 570-4191
Amina Patton Director of the Communication Design Program
Assistant Professor Communication Design
(361) 485-4564
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
Maria Salome Chavarria Salgado Lecturer, Spanish Spanish (361) 570-4294
Jeffrey Sartain Director of Professional Writing
Assistant Professor English
English (361) 570-4254
Kyle Schlesinger Co-Director of Graduate Publishing Program
Professor of Publishing
Publishing (361) 570-4103
Mai Abo Shakra Lecturer, Computer Science Computer Science (361) 570-4268
Jake Snyder Lecturer, English English (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
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
Woodrow Wagner Lecturer, Communication Communication (361) 570-4565
Yun Wan Chair of Science, Technology & Mathematics Division
Director of graduate Computer Information Systems & undergraduate BAAS programs
Professor of Computer Information Systems
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
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