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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.

AL-TAMEEMI, WEAM M. JASMIN
, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Physics; B.S., M.Sc., University of Baghdad; Ph.D., University of North Texas.

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.

BENNETT, MARVIN E., III
, Associate Professor of Geology, School of Engineering; 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., Associate Dean and Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Social Sciences; B.S., State University College of New York at Buffalo; M.A., J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., Washington State University.

BLACKWELL, DEBORAH L.
, Director, University and D.D. Hachar Honors Programs and Associate Professor of History, Department of Humanities; B.A., The College of William & Mary; M.A., North Carolina State University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

BRONCANO, MANUEL
, Director of English and Spanish Programs and Regents Professor of English, Department of Humanities; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Salamanca.

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

BYHAM, JACK C., Assistant Professional of Political Science, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., Hiram College; M.A., PhD., University of Michigan.

CAMPBELL, COLIN A.
, Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.M., M.M., University of Port Elizabeth; Ph.D., North-West University.

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

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

CARRIERE, JULIEN F., Instructor of French, Department of Humanities; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

CARRIERE, MELODY BOYD,
Visiting Professor of French and Italian, Department of Humanities; BS, BA, Middle Tennessee State University; MA, PhD, Louisiana State University. 

CIESLICKA, ANNA
, Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Communication; M.A., Ph.D., Adam Mickiewicz University.

COMBRINK, KEITH D.,
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Texas Christian University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

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

DAVIS, STUART H.
, Assistant Professor of Communication, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin.

DEAN, JOHN E
., Associate Professor of English, Department of Humanities; B.A., University of New Mexico; M.A.  Portland State University; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

DOMINGUEZ-VARGAS, GUILLERMO C.
, director and Professor of Practice, School of Engineering; B.S., M.S., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

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

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

GANTA, DEEPAK,
Assistant Professor of Engineering; School of Engineering; M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.

GARCIA, EDIZA G.,
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio; Psy.D., Regent University.

GARZA, RAY JR.
, Visiting Instructor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Communication; 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, ARIADNE A.
, Instructor of Communication, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.A., Texas A&M International University; M.A., University of Texas at San Antonio.

GONZALEZ, HECTOR EMANUEL
, Visiting Instructor of Chemistry, Department of Biology and Chemistry, B.S., Ph.D., University of North Texas.

GOONATILAKE, H. ROHITHA
, Professor of Mathematics and Chair, Department of Mathematics and Physics; B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Peradeniya; M.A., Ball State University; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University.

GUAJARDO, MYRNA
, Instructor, International Language Institute, Department of Humanities; B.P., Centro de Estudios Universitarios; B.P.R., Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon; M.A., Framingham State College.

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 Public Administration Program and Professor of Public Administration, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., The University of Ghana; M.P.A., Ph.D., The University of Akron.

HASAN, MUHAMMAD Z.
, Assistant Professor of Engineering, School of  Engineering; B.Sc., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; M.E.E., Eindhoven University of Technology; Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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

HAZELTON, ANDREW J., Assistant Professor of History, Department of Humanities; BA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; MA, Ph.D., Georgetown.

HEREDIA, ROBERTO RAMIREZ
, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.A., University of California-Davis; M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Santa Cruz.

HERNANDEZ, FLOR M., Visiting Instructor of Criminal Justice, Department of Social Sciences; B.S.C.J, M.S.C.J, Texas A&M International University.

HILBURN, ANDREW H., Assistant Professor of Geography, Department of Social Sciences; B.S., University of South Alabama; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

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

HOUSTON, KATE A., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Aberdeen.

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

JORGENSEN, KAMERON, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; PhD, University of North Texas.

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

KHASAWNEH, MAHMOUD T., Assistant Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering; B.S., The Hashemite University; M.E., Ph.D., Old Dominion University.

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

KILBURN, JOHN C., Associate Dean (Research & Sponsored Projects) and Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., University of New Orleans; M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

KIM, JU OAK (JADE). Assistant Professor of Communication, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.A. and M.A., Seoul National University; M.F.A., Brooklyn College; Ph.D., Temple University.

KIM, JI WON. Assistant Professor of Communication, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.A. and B.P.S., Sungkyunkwan University; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of Texas.

KLEIN, TRACI
, Assistant Professor of Dance, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.F.A., Southern Methodist University; M.F.A., New York University.

KLEIN, URSULA
, Assistant Professor of English, Department of Humanities; B.A., University of Maryland-College Park; M.A., City University of New York-Brooklyn College; Ph.D., State University of New York-Stony Brook University.

LEWIS, ZRETTA J.
, Instructor of English, Department of Humanities; B.S., Southern Illinois University; M.A., Chicago State University.

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
, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, and Physics; B.S., M.S. Tongji University; M.A., Ph.D. Wayne State University.

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

LOZANO, JOSE-CARLOS
, Professor of Communication, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.Sc., Universidad Regiomontana; M.A., University of Leicester; Ph.D., The University of Texas.

MAKAYA, JACOB S.,
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Physics; B.S., Southern Polytechnic State University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

MALDONADO, SOFIA C.
, Instructor, School of Engineering; B.S., M.S., Texas A&M International 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.

MARTINEZ, GILBERTO JR., Instructor of Speech, Department of Psychology and Communication/Fine and Performing Arts; B.F.A., M.A., Texas State University-San Marcos.; Ed.D, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

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

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., Michigan State University.

MENDEZ, MONICA O
., Associate 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 K.
, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Physics; B.S.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

MITCHELL, THOMAS R.
, Dean and Regents Professor of English, Department of Humanities; 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
, Associate Professor of Communication, Department of Psychology and Communication; 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.

MOYER, JAMES, Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.M., Susquehanna University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Oklahoma.

MUNOZ, MONICA E., Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.A., Texas A&M International University; M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

MURPHY, JONATHAN W.
, Assistant Professor of English, Department of Humanities; B.Sc., M.A., University of Toronto; M.A., University of Western Ontario; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo.

NAM, SANG-CHUL
, Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Seoul National University; M.S., Ph.D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology.

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

NIEMEYER, PAUL J., Associate Professor of English, Department of Humanities; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., The University of Arizona.

NOLEN, WILLIAM J.
, Instructor of English and Philosophy, Department of Humanities; B.A., University of Texas-Austin; M.A., Boston College, M.A. Texas A&M International University.

NORRIS, JAMES
, Director of Political Science and Sociology and 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 ORELLANO, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Translation, Department of Humanities; B.A., Translators and Interpreters School, Zurich, Switzerland; M.A., Texas A&M International University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

OLIVAS, AARON A.
, Assistant Professor of History, Department of Humanities; B.A., University of San Francisco; M.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles.

PAROO, ALIA
, Assistant Professor of History; Department of Humanities; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., York University.

PINZON, GERARDO J.
, Instructor of Engineering, School of Engineering; B.S., The University of Texas at Austin; M.B.A., Texas A&M International University; M.S., Texas A&M University – Kingsville.

PISLARIU, CATALINA,
Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.A., University of Bucharest; M.S., Ghant University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.

QUANEY, KENT J.,
Assistant Professional of English, Department of Humanities; B.A., Weber State; MA, MLTRS, University of Sydney; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi.

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.

RAMOS, OSCAR N.
, 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 Psychology and Communication; B.A., M.A., University of Louisiana-Monroe.

REYES, MARIA A., Assistant Professional of Public Administration, Department of Social Sciences; BSCH, MPA, Texas A&M International University; Ph.D., Auburn University.

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

RUBIO, AMEDE, Instructor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., University of Texas at San Antonio; M.S., Texas A&M International University.

SALINAS, GILBERTO
, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.S., Ph.D., St. Mary’s University; M.S., Texas A&M International University.

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

SAN MIGUEL
, MIGUEL, Instructor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Physics; B.A., Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara; M.A., Texas A&M International University.

SCAGGS, DEBORAH,
Writing Program Director and Associate Professional of English, Department of Humanities B.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston; Ph.D., Saint Louis University

SCHMIDL, SEBASTIAN,
Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; M.Sc., Ph.D., Georg-August University.

SOTO, GILBERTO D.
, 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.

SUMMERS, CHARLENE KAY,
Assistant Professional of English, Department of Humanities; BA, Grand View University; MA, University of Illinois at Springfield; PhD, University of Kansas.

TADOUM, JEAN PAUL
, Associate Professional of French and German, Department of Humanities; B.A, University of Lyon; M.A., Johann Wolfgang Goethe University; Ph.D., University of Arizona-Tucson.

TASHTOUSH, TARIQ
, Assistant Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering; B.S., Jordan University of Science and Technology; M.S., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton.

TERRAZAS-CARRILLO, ELIZABETH
, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.S., M.A., Midwestern State University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.

THOMPSON, JERRY D.
, Regents Professor of History, Department of Humanities; 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 Professor of Geology, School of Engineering; 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.

URBY, HERIBERTO JR.,
Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., The University of Texas at Austin; J.D., Texas Southern University; M.Ed., M.B.A., Sul Ross State University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.

WARNER, JUDITH A., Professor of Sociology, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona.

WEIGHT, DONOVAN S., Associate Professional of History, Department of Humanities; B.A., Utah State University; M.A., University of Illinois at Springfield; Ph.D., Southern Illinois 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 Mathematics and Physics; B.S., Jilin University; M.S., Institute of Systems Science-China; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

YNALVEZ, MARCUS A.,
Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Social Sciences; B.S., M..A., University of the Philippines; Ph.D., Louisiana State University and A&M College.

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

ZAPATA, OSWALDO A.,
Instructor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.M, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; M.M., University of Southern Carolina.

ZAWISZA, THOMAS
, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., Kent State University; M.A., East Tennessee State University; Ph.D., University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

ZSCHIRT, SIMON
, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., Auburn University; M.P.A., Florida State University.

 

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