COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
FACULTY

ADDO-MENSAH, ALFRED, 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.
, Visiting Professor of History, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., Oklahoma University; M.A., DePaul University; Ph.D., Harvard University.

BEN-RUWIN, MOHAMED A., Chair and 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.

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.

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 Massachusetts-Dartmouth; M.F.A., University of Nebraska.

BRONCANO, MANUEL, Chair and Professor English, 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 Sciences; B.A., Miami University of Ohio; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M 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.

CIESLICKA, ANNA, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Behavioral Sciences; 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.

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

DEAN, JOHN E., 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.

DUNN, JEANNE, Instructor of French, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., South Dakota State University; M.A., Bowling Green State 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 Sciences; B.A., Stetson University; M.S., Florida International University; Ph.D., University of Central Florida.

FLORES, HELEN LISA, Director of the International Language Institute and Assistant Professor 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.

FRAILING, KELLY, Assistant Professor Criminal Justice, Department of Behavioral Sciences, B.A., Grinnell College; M.CJ, Loyola University; Ph.D., University of Cambridge.

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 Sciences; B.A., The University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Texas A&I University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

GARZA, RAY, Visiting Instructor of Psychology, Department of Behavioral Sciences; B.A., M.S., Texas A&M International 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.

GONZALEZ, FERNANDO G., Assistant Professor of Engineering, Department of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics; B.S., M.S., Florida International University; Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana.

GOONATILAKE, H. ROHITHA, 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.

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.

HARUNA, PETER FUSEINI,  Director of the Master of Public Administration Program 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, Professor of Psychology, Department of Behavioral Sciences; 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.

KELLOGG, CAROLINE D., Assistant Professional in Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., Cornell 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., Associate Dean of Research and Sponsored Projects and Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Department of Behavioral Sciences; B.A., University of New Orleans; M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

KIM, NAMWON, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Department of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics; B.M.E., Kangwon National University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

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 University.

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

MANDAL, HARI, Associate 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 Administration, 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, Department of Language and Literature; B.F.A., M.A., Texas State University-San Marcos.

MARTINEZ-SAMOS, JOSE AGUSTIN, Associate 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. Ph.D., Michiagan State University.

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., Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Behavioral Sciences; B.A., Texas A&M International University; M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

NGUYEN, TERESA N., Instructor of Mathematics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics; B.S., University of Texas at Dallas; M.S., University of Texas-Pan American.

NI, QINGWEN
, 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.

NOLEN, WILLIAM J., Visiting Instructor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.A, The University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Boston College.

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., Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., Translators and Interpreters School, Switzerland; M.A., Texas A&M International University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

PAROO, ALIA, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Department of Social Science; B.A., M.A., York University.

POLAND, AMY L., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Behavioral Sciences; 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 University.

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.

REED, JOQUINA M., 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.

ROMERO-RAMIREZ, MARIA G., Assistant Professor Psychology, Department of Behavioral Sciences; B.S., M.S., University of Texas-Pan American; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

ROMO, ROLANDO M., Visiting Instructor of History, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., The University of Texas At Austin; M.L.S., University of Arizona; M.A., Texas A&M International University.

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

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

SCAGGS, DEBORAH, Writing Program Administrator and 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.,
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 Society 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.

URIBE, RAUL, Visiting Instructor of Biology and Chemistry, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.A., M.S., Texas .A&M International University.

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

VAZQUEZ-AGUIRRE, ANDREA, Assistant Professor of Dance, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.F.A., National Institute of the Arts; M.F.A., State University of New York-Brockport.

VLAGOPOULOS, PENNY T., 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 Sciences; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona.

WATERS, FRANCES CAROL, Director, Bi-National Center, Associate Vice President for Academic Enrichment and International Development, 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,  Assistant Professor of Botany, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Cornell University; M.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D. University of Massachusetts.

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 Illinoise at Urbana-Champaign.

YNALVEZ, MARCUS A., Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Behavioral Sciences; 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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