COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
FACULTY

ADDO-MENSAH, ALFRED, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S. , University of Cape Coast; M.S. University of Maryland; Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University.

ARENAZ, PABLO, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., University of Nevada; Ph.D., Washington State University.

BACHNAK, RAFIC A., Chair and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Ohio University.

BALL REX H.
, Instructor of 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.

BEN-RUWIN, MOHAMED A., Chair and 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.

BERNAT, FRANCES P., Chair and Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Behavioral Sciences; B.S., M.A., J.D., SUNY-Buffalo; Ph.D., Washington State University.

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.

BISWAS, PABLO, Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

BLACKWELL, DEBORAH L., Director, University Honors Program and 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.

BOGUS, DAVID SCOTT, Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.F.A, University of Massachisetts-Dartmouth; M.F.A., University of Nebraska.

BRONCANO, MANUEL, Professor of English and Department Chair, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Salamanca.

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.

CANTÚ, IRMA, Assistant Professor of Spanish; Department of Language and Literature; B.A., Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

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.

CHAPPA, EDUARDO E., Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; 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.

CIESLICKA, ANNA, Assistant Professor or Psychology, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; M.A., Ph.D., Adam Mickiewicz University.

COHEN, JAMES ISAAC, Assistant Professor of Botany, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Ph.D., Cornell University.

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, 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.

DEAN, JOHN E., Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., University of New Mexico; M.A.  Portland State University; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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

EDWARDS, JOSHUA JOEL, Instructor of Mathematics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B.S., M.S., Prairie View A&M University.

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

FERGUSON, CHRISTOPHER J., Associate 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 Communication, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., The Evergreen State College; M.A., Texas A&M International University.

FLORES, MARIA D., Assistant Professor of Communication, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin.

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.

GARCIA, DAVID M., Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.M., M.M.,Bowling Green State University; D.M.A., The Ohio State University.

GARRIGOS, CRISTINA,
Associate Professor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., Ph.D., Seville University; M.A., University of North Caroline-Chapel Hill.

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, Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Peradeniya; M.A., Ball State University; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University.

GRAFFEO, WARREN, Instructor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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.

GUHA, RADHA R., Assistant Professor of Engineering; Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B.E., Durgapur University; M.E., Jadavpu University; Ph.D., University of California-Irvine.

HAERTLEIN, ALMA ROSAMUND, Associate 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.

HARRINGTON, MICHAEL, Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.S.,M.S., University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; Ph.D., University of Nebraska.

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 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 Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; 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.

KECK, RAY M., III, President and 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 Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B. Sc., Tehran University, Iran; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Wales, U.K.

KIDD, MICHAEL R., Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., University of New Hampshire.

KILBURN, JOHN C., 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.

KIM YOUNG-MAN, Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B.A., Kyunghee University; M.S., Kyungpook National University; Ph.D., Wichita State University.

KWAK, DAE-HOON, Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; M.A., Michigan State Univesity.

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.

LEWIS, ZRETTA JEANETTE, Visiting Instructor of English, Department of English and Literature; B.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; M.A., Chicago State Univeristy.

LEYENDECKER, BEDE L., Chair and 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 Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B.S., M.S. Tongji University; M.A., Ph.D. Wayne State University.

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

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, GILBERTO Jr., Instructor of Speech, B.F.A., M.A., Texas State University-San Marcos.

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.

MENALDO, MARK ANTONIO, Assistant Professor of International and American Politics , Department of Social Sciences; B.A., Colorado College.

MENDEZ, MONICA O., Assistant Professor of Environmental Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; M.S., University of Texas at San Antonio; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

MILOVICH, DAVID, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B.S.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

MITCHELL, THOMAS R., Dean and 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.

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 Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; 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.

POLAND, AMY L., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and 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.

QUINTERO, JERRY, Visiting Instructor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.M., North Texas State University; M.S., Texas A&M International Univesity.

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

REED, JOQUINA M., Visiting Instructor of Communication, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., M.A., University of Louisiana-Monroe.

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.

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.

SAN MIGUEL, CLAUDIA, Director, Criminal Justice and 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.

SCAGGS, DEBORAH, Interim Writing Program Administrator and 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.

SMITH, MEGAN, R.,
Visiting Instructor of Communication, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., Louisiana Tech University; M.A., University of Louisiana-Monroe.

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.

SUNG, CHEN-HAN, Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Industrial Engineering, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; 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, Center for Earth and Environmental Studies and Associate Professor of Geology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.A., Boston University; M.S., Tulane University; Ph. D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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

VLAGOPOULOS, PENNY T., Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., M.Phil., Columbia University; Ph.D., Columbia University.

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

WATERS, FRANCES CAROL, Director, Bi-National Center, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Department of Social Sciences; B.S., Eastern Michigan University,;M.P.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

WILSON, BRITTAN ANNE,  Visiting Assistant Professor of Botany, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Cornell University; M.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D. University of Massachusetts.

WOOLDRIDGE, HOLLY BETH, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.F.A, University of Utah; M.F.A., Arizona State University.

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, QINGQUAN, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B.S., Jilin University; M.S., Institute of Systems Science; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign..

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.

ZHANG, SHUDONG, Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice; B.A., Taiyuan University of Science  & Technology; LL.B., Fudan University; LL.M., M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.

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