Faculty Listing

Casey Akins

Casey Akins
Lecturer, Criminal Justice
Phone: (361) 570-4854

Keith Akins

Keith Akins, Ph.D.
Director of Criminal Justice-Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
President, Faculty Senate
Phone: (361) 570-4274


Kevin Auer

Kevin Auer
Director of the Communication Design Program
Lecturer, Communication Design
Phone: (361) 485-4563

Andrew Baerg

Andrew Baerg, Ph.D.
Chair, Arts & Humanities Division
Professor of Communication
Phone: (361) 570-4201

Justin Bell

Justin Bell, Ph.D.
Director, UHV Honors Program
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Phone: (361) 570-4312

Armando Chavez Rivera

Armando Chavez-Rivera, Ph.D.
Director of Spanish Program
Associate Professor of Spanish
Phone: (361) 570-4383

Esther Cuenca

Esther Cuenca, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, History
Phone: (361) 570-4340

Rogerio DaSilva

Rogerio DaSilva, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Gaming and Computer Science
Phone: (361) 570-4204

Aaron Deason

Aaron Deason, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Phone: (361) 570-4567

Jeffrey Di Leo

Jeffrey R. Di Leo, Ph.D.
Professor of English and Philosophy
Phone: (361) 570-4200

Ali Dogan

Ali Dogan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Director of BAAS program
Phone: (361) 570-4344

Hashimul Ehsan

Hashimul Ehsan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Phone: (361) 570-4289

Nicole Eugene

Nicole Eugene
Assistant Professor of Communication
Phone: (361) 570-4201

Fairlamb Bud

Horace Fairlamb, Ph.D.
Director of Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Professor of Humanities
Phone: (512) 667-4134

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Dagoberto Gilb
Executive Director, Centro Victoria
Professor of Latino Studies
Phone: (361) 570-4108

Hardik Gohel

Hardik Gohel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Director of Research, Department of Computer Science
Director of Applied AI Research Laboratory
Phone: (361) 570-4219

Craig Goodman

Craig Goodman, Ph.D.
Associate Chair, Undergraduate Social and Behavioral Sciences programs
Associate Professor of Political Science
Phone: (361) 570-4224

Hongyu Guo

Hongyu Guo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Phone: (361) 570-4278

William Scott Harkey

William Harkey
Lecturer, English
Phone: (361) 570-4275

Rick Harrington

Rick Harrington, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Phone: (361) 570-4205

Elise Hendricker

Elise Hendricker, Ph.D.
Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division
Associate Professor of School Psychology
Phone: (281) 396-3706

Humberto Hernandez

Humberto Hernandez
Assistant Professor, Biology
Phone: (361) 570-4201

Rebecca Heron

Rebecca Heron
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Phone: (361) 570-4201

Jerry Hu

Junda Hu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Phone: (361) 570-4377

Saidat Ilo

Saidat Ilo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Phone: (361) 570-4217

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Dr. Wassim Itani
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Phone: (361) 570-4201

Gen Kaneko

Gen Kaneko
Assistant Professor of Biology
Phone: (361) 570-4251

Brent Lang

Brent Lang
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Phone: (361) 570-4201

Melanie Lemanski

Melanie Lemanski
Assistant Professor, School Psychology
Practicum Coordinator
School Psychology Association (SPA), Faculty Advisor
Phone: (281) 396-3700

Joe Locke

Joseph Locke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
History Program Director
Phone: (361) 570-4292

Donald Loffredo

Donald Loffredo, Ed.D.
Professor of Psychology
Phone: (361) 570-4209

Anthony Madrid

Anthony Madrid
Director of MFA Program in Creative Writing
Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing
Phone: (361) 570-4307

Laura Mammina, Associate Professor of History

Laura Mammina, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Phone: (361) 570-4316

Sheila Martins

Scheila Martins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Undergraduate Program Director of Computer Information Systems
Phone: (361) 570-4258

Jesica McCue

Jesica McCue, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Biology
Phone: (361) 570-4207

Amjad Nusayr

Amjad Nusayr, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Director of Undergraduate Computer Science Program
Phone: (361) 570-4311

Tesneem Nusayr, Visiting Assistant Professor

Tesneem Nusayr, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Phone: (361) 570-4201

Jennifer Ortiz-Garza

Jennifer Ortiz-Garza
Senior Lecturer, Psychology
Director of Undergraduate Psychology
Phone: (361) 570-4281

Jang Woo Park

Jang Woo Park, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Phone: (361) 570-4221

Karen Parsonson

Karen Parsonson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Phone: (361) 570-4191

Amina Patton

Amina Patton
Assistant Professor Communication Design
Phone: (361) 485-4564

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Catherine Perz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Phone: (361) 570-4223

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Aleksandr Pikalov
Assistant Professor
Phone: (361) 570-4201

Nadya Pittendrigh

Nadya Pittendrigh, Ph.D.
Director of Composition Assistant Professor of English and Corequisite Remediation Liaison
Phone: (361) 570-4211

Saba Razvi

Saba Razvi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor English
Phone: (361) 570-4215

Maria Salome Chavarria

Maria Salome Chavarria Salgado
Senior Lecturer, Spanish
Phone: (361) 570-4294

Jeffrey Sartain

Jeffrey Sartain, Ph.D.
Director of Professional Writing
Associate Professor English
Phone: (361) 570-4254

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Kyle Schlesinger, Ph.D.
Co-Director of Graduate Publishing Program
Professor of Publishing
Phone: (361) 570-4103

Mai Abo Shakra

Mai Abo Shakra
Lecturer, Computer Science
Phone: (361) 570-4268

Jake Snyder

Jake Snyder
Lecturer, English
Phone: (361) 485-4566

Dmitri Sobolev

Dmitri Sobolev, Ph.D.
Chair, Natural Sciences & Math Division
Associate Professor of Biology
Phone: (361) 570-4218

Brooks Sterritt

Brooks Sterritt
Assistant Professor, English
Phone: (361) 570-4220

Blake Stricklin

Blake Stricklin
Lecturer, English
Phone: (361) 570-4201

Liane Tanguay

Liane Tanguay, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Phone: (361) 570-4269

Ricardo Teixeira

Ricardo Teixeira, Ph.D.
Director of Math Program, Director of Core Curriculum,
Associate Professor of Math Corequisite Remediation Liaison
Phone: (361) 570-4206

Beverly Tomek

Beverly Tomek, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor of History
Phone: (361) 570-4200

Sandy Venneman

Sandy Venneman, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Biology
Phone: (361) 570-4201

Shannon Viola, Assistant professor

Shannon Viola
Associate Chair, Graduate Social and Behavioral Sciences programs
Associate Professor of School Psychology
Director of School Psychology Program and Internship Coordinator
Phone: (281) 396-3707

Wan Yun

Yun Wan, Ph.D.
Chair, Computer Science Division
Professor of Computer Information Systems
Phone: (361) 570-4201

Mark Ward

Mark Ward, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
Phone: (361) 570-4256

Daniel White

Daniel White, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Biology Program
Assistant Professor of Biology
Phone: (361) 570-4190

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Delores White
Visiting Lecturer, Psychology
Phone: (361) 570-4207

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Farnaz Zand
Lecturer, Computer Science
Phone: (361) 570-4201

Sara Zedaker

Sara Zedaker
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Phone: (361) 570-4201

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Qi Zhu, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Computer Science and Computer Information Systems Programs
Professor of Computer Science
Phone: (361) 570-4201