COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
FACULTY

ABE, TERUTAKE, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences; B. Sc., University of Tokyo; M.A., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University.

AGUILAR, MARIAN A., Director and Associate Professor of Social Work, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.S.W, M.S.W., Our Lady of the Lake; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana.

ALVAREZ-RIVERA, LORNA L., Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.A., M.A., University of Florida.

BACHNAK, RAFIC A., Chair and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Ohio University.

BALL REX H.
, Interim Dean and Senior Lecturer in History, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., Oklahoma University; M.A., DePaul University; Ph.D., Harvard University.

BECK, DAVID, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., University of Rochester; A. M., Washington University in St. Louis; Ph.D., University of Virginia.

BELKHOUCH, FETHI, Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences; B.S., M.S., Universite de Tlemcen; M.S., Ph.D., Tulane University.

BEN-RUWIN, MOHAMED A., Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., University of Gharyounis; M.P.A., M.U.P., Portland State University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.

BENNETT, MARVIN E., III, Associate Professor of Geology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Marshall University; M.S., Stephen F. Austin; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

BERDAHL, SUSAN M., Associate Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.M., University of Iowa; M.M., University of Miami; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

BLACKWELL, DEBORAH L., Associate Professor of History, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., The College of William & Mary; M.A., North Carolina State University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

BROWN, JEFFREY MICHAEL, Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.A., Miami University of Ohio; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

BROWN, LYNDA SCHAAF, Assistant Professor of Communication, Department of Language and Literature; B.S., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., University of Edinboro of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Duquesne University.

CANIZALES, LILA LISA, Instructor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.S., M.S., Laredo State University; M.A., University of Texas Pan American; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

CARDONA-LOPEZ, JOSE JESUS, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Language and Literature; B.S., National University, Palmira, Colombia; M.A., University of Louisville; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

CHADWELL, SEAN, Chair and Associate Professor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., M.A., West Virginia University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

CHAMPION, DEAN J., Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.S., M.S., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Purdue University.

CHAPPA, EDUARDO E., Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences; B.S., M.S., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Ph.D., University of Washington.

CHAVEZ, MARY R., Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; M.A., Texas A&M International University; M.D., Universidad de Monterrey.

CRABTREE, DANA H., Instructor of Voice, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; BM, Louisiana State University; MM, Louisiana State University.

CREASER, WANDA J., Assistant Professor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., Arizona State University; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

CUELLAR, CARLOS, Director of D.D. Hachar Honors Program and Associate Professor of History, Department of Social Sciences; B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Laredo State University; Ph.D., Texas Christian University.

DANIEL, MICHAEL, Instructor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Tarleton State University; M.S., Sul Ross State University.

DUFFY, STEPHEN MARK, Associate Professor of History, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., Angelo State University; M.A., Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

EMANUEL, NEELA, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Biology and Chemistry, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Baroda.

FARROKH, FARIDOUN, Professor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., Mashad University, Iran; M.A. University of Kansas; D.A., Middle Tennessee State University.

FERGUSON, CHRISTOPHER J., Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.A., Stetson University; M.S., Florida International University; Ph.D., University of Central Florida.

FLORES, HELEN LISA, Visiting Instructor of Communications, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., The Evergreen State College; M.A., Texas A&M International University.

FORAN, NICOLE P., Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.F.A., University of Saskatchewan; M.F.A., University of Cincinnati.

GARZA, CECILIA, Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.A., The University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Texas A&I University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

GECHTER, FRIEDRICH CHARLES, Associate Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.M., Central Washington University; M.M., D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin.

GOONATILAKE, H. ROHITHA, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences; B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Peradeniya; M.A., Ball State University; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University.

GREEN, STANLEY C., Professor of History, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., The University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Ph.D., Texas Christian University.

HAERTLEIN, ALMA ROSAMUND, Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Department of Fine And Performing Arts; B.F.A., University of Nebraska; M.A., Sam Houston State University; M.F.A., University of Texas at San Antonio.

HARUNA, PETER FUSEINI, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Public Administration, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., The University of Ghana; M.P.A., Ph.D., The University of Akron.

HAYNES, ROBERT WILLIAM, Associate Professor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., Macalester College; M.A., University of Dallas; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

HEREDIA, ROBERTO RAMIREZ, Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.A., University of California-Davis; M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Santa Cruz.

HINOJOSA, JUAN HOMERO, Professor of Physics, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences; Sc.B., Brown University; M.A., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University.

HUANG, YU-MEI, Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; BA, Florida International University; MM, Florida International University; DMA, University of Miami.

JARAMILLO, EUGENIO, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Universidad Industrial de Santander; M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst.

JEFFREY, JACLYN L., Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., Baylor University; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Florida.

JIN, TONGDAN, Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences; B.S., Northwest Institute of Light Science, China; M.S, Beinjing Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers University.

JUAREZ, VERONICA M., Visiting Instructor of Communication, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., Texas Tech University.

KECK, RAY M., III
, President, Professor of Spanish, Department of Language and Literature; A.B., Ph.D. Princeton University.

KHOSRAVIYANI, FIROOZ, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences; B. Sc., Tehran University, Iran; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Wales, U.K.

KILBURN, JOHN C., Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.A., University of New Orleans; M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

KWAK, DAE-HOON, Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; M.A., Michigan State Univesity.

LAUD-HAMMOND, ARCHIBALD, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, Department of Social Sciences; A.B., Lincoln University; M.A., Duquesne University; M.A., Villanova University; M.A., Saint Joseph's University; M.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

LAWRENCE, CHRISTOPHER N., Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., University of Mississippi.

LECUONA, RAFAEL A., Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Department of Social Sciences; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University.

LEE, JENIFER, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.A., West Virginia University; M.S., Marshall University; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

LEE, MIEUN, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B. M., Seoul National University; M.M., D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin.

LEYENDECKER, BEDE L., Assistant Professor of Dance, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, B.S., University of Houston; M.Ed, University of Houston.

LIN, RUNCHANG, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences; B.S., M.S. Tongji University; M.A., Ph.D. Wayne State University.

LINDBERG, KEVIN, Assistant Professor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

LONGORIA, DENISE A., Instructor of Social Work, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.A., M.S.S.W., The University of Texas at Austin.

MANDAL, HARI, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

MANGANARO, LYNNE L., Assistant Professor of Public Admistration, Department of Social Sciences; B.S., M.P.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

MANGER, WILLIAM F., Assistant Professor of Geography, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., University of Southern Mississippi; M.S., University of Memphis; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

MARTINEZ-SAMOS, JOSE AGUSTIN, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Language and Literature; B. A., University of California at Berkeley; M.A., The University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin.

McBURNETTE-ARGUELLES, SHANNON, Instructor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., Mississippi College; M.A., Murray State University.

McREYNOLDS, C. NEAL, Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

MITCHELL, THOMAS R., Professor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., M.A., Northeast Louisiana University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

MOMEN, MEHNAAZ, Associate Professor of Public Administration, Department of Social Sciences; B.S.S., M.S.S., University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; M.P.A., Dalhousie University, Canada; Ph.D., Cleveland State University.

MORAN, A. MARCELA, Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication, Department of Language and Literature; B.S., University of Texas at Austin; M.F.A., Ohio University.

MOTT, DANIEL, Associate Dean, Chair and Associate Professor of Zoology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., M.S., Eastern Illinois University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

MULCAHY, COURTNEY M., Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.S., Texas State University; M.F.A., Sam Houston State University.

MUNOZ, MONICA E., Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.A., Texas A&M International University; M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

NI, QINGWEN
, Associate Professor of Physics, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences; B.S., Shanghai Teachers' University; M.S., Ph.D., University of North Texas.

NIEMEYER, PAUL, Assistant Professor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., The University of Arizona.

NORRIS, JAMES, Associate Professor of Political Science; Department of Social Sciences; B.A., Kent State University; M.S., Troy State University; M.S., Chapman University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

NORRIS, LOLA O., Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., Translators and Interpreters School, Switzerland; M.A., Texas A&M International University.

OLSEN-FAZI, ANNETTE M., Associate Professor of English and French, Department of Language and Literature; BAAS, Southwest Texas State University; MA, Université de Nice (France); DEA and European Doctorate (Ph.D.), Université de Montpellier III , Paul Valéry (France).

OSHIMA, CHIHIRO, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences; B.A., M.A., International Christian University, Tokyo; M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

PARDUE, BRENDA L., Instructor of Social Work, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.S, University of Houston; M.S.W., The University of Texas at Austin.

POLAND, AMY L., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, B.A., Morningside College; M.P.A., University of South Dakota; Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha.

QUINTANA, FERNANDO G., Associate Professor of Biology and Statistics, Department of Biology and Chemistry; DVM, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; M.Sc., Escuela Nacional de Agricultura, Texcoco, México; Ph. D., North Carolina State University at Raleigh.

RAMIREZ, DAVID R., Instructor of Military Science, Department of Social Sciences, B.B.A., Texas A&M – Kingsville.

RAMOS, OSCAR N., Visiting Instructor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., M.S., Texas A&M International University.

RHODES, FRANCES GATES, Associate Professor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.S., M.S., Laredo State University; Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin.

RIGGS, WILLIAM W., Associate Professor of Public Administration, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., The Citadel; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph. D. University of New Orleans.

RODRIGUEZ, DANIELA, Visiting Instructor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., Texas A&M University; M.A., Texas A&M International University.

RUDOLPH, BONNIE A., Director, Counseling Psychology and Professor of Psychology, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.A., Indiana University; M.A. DePaul University; Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology.

SALINAS, GILBERTO, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.S., St. Mary's University of San Antonio; M.A., Texas A&M International University; Ph.D., St. Mary's University of San Antonio.

SAN MIGUEL, CLAUDIA, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.S., M.S., Texas A&M International University; Ph.D., Sam Houston State University.

SANCHEZ, BERNICE Y., Instructor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., Texas Woman’s University, M.A. Texas Woman’s University.

SCAGGS, DEBORAH, Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., University of Illinois; M.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston; Ph.D., Saint Louis University.

SOTO, D. GILBERTO
, Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.Ed., Universidad Autónoma del Noreste; B.A., Abilene Christian University; M.M, Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi.

STONE, MICHAEL, Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.M., M.A., University of Iowa; D.M.A., Central Pacific University.

SUNG, CHEN-HAN, Chair and Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Industrial Engineering, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences; B.S., National Tsing Hua University; M.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley.

THOMPSON, JERRY D., Regents Professor of History, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., Western New Mexico University; M.A., University of New Mexico; D.A., Carnegie-Mellon University.

TOBIN, KENNETH J., Director of the Center for Earth and Environmental Studies, Associate Professor of Geology, Department of Biology and Chemistry and Director of the Center for Earth and Environmental Studies; B.A., Boston University; M.S., Tulane University; Ph. D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

TOWNSEND, BRENDAN, Director of Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra and Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; Diplomate Cork School of Music; Licentiate, Trinity College London; Docerend Musicus, Uitvoerend Musicas, Conservatorium Maastricht

VAUGHAN, PAMELA, Visiting Instructor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., M.S., University of Arizona-Tucson.

VAUGHAN, THOMAS C., Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Eastern New Mexico University; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

WARNER, JUDITH A., Professor of Sociology, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona.

WRIGHT, RICHARD B., Associate Professor of Art, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

WU, FUMING, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences; B.S., Xuzhou Normal University; M.S., Qufu Normal University; M.S., The University of Texas at Dallas; Ph.D., University of Haifa.

YNALVEZ, MARCUS A., Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.S., M..A., University of the Philippines; Ph.D., Louisiana State University and A&M College.

YNALVEZ, RUBY A.
, Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry, B.S., M.S., University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Ph.D, Louisiana State University.

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