2015-2016 University Catalog


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.

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.

BEATTIE, MELISSA, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.A., University of Buffalo; M.Phil, Cardiff 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., Chair 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.

BOGUS, DAVID, 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, Director of English and Spanish Programs and 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.

CAMPBELL, JAIME E., Visiting Instructor of English, Department of Humanities; B.A., St. Francis Xavier University; M.A., Pittsburgh State 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, Instructor, Department of Humanities; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

CASTRO-OLIVO, SARA, Director of Counseling Psychology and Associate Professor of Psychology; Department of Psychology and Communication; B.A., California State University-Bakersfield; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon. CIESLICKA, ANNA, Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Communication; M.A., Ph.D., Adam Mickiewicz University.

COMBRINK, KEITH, 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.

DEAN, JOHN E., Assistant 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
, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of History, Department of Humanities; B.A., Angelo State University; M.A., Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

FLORES, MARIA D., Assistant Professor of Communication, Department of Psychology and Communication; 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.

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

GARCIA, DANIEL B.
, Visiting Instructor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.M., Texas A&M University-Kingsville; M.M., The University of Texas.

GARCIA, EDIZA, 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, 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 Associate 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, Assistant Professor of History, Department of Humanities; BA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; 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.

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, Instructor of Chemistry, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

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., 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 Social Sciences; B.A., University of New Orleans; M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

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 Professional 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., 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 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 Language and Literature; 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.

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., 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 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.

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

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

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

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 O., Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Humanities; B.A., Translators and Interpreters School, 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.

OSOWSKI, CLINT E., Assistant Professional of Criminal Justice, Department of Social Sciences; B.S., University of Houston-Downtown; M.S., Bellevue University.

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

PISLARIU, CATALINE, 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, Assistant Professional of English, Department of Humanities; B.A., Weber State; 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.

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, Director, Criminal Justice 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 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.

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

TADOUM, JEAN PAUL, Instructor of Humanities, Department of Humanities; B.A, University of Lyon; M.A., Johann Wolfgang Goethe University; Ph.D., University of Arizona-Tucson.

TASHTOUSH, TARIQ, Visiting 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.

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.

TOMSICH, ELIZABETH A., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Social Sciences; B.A., University of Minnesota; M.S., Purdue University.

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.

TREVINO, DALIA G., Visiting Instructor of Mathematics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics; B.S., Texas A&I University; M.S., Texas A&I University at Laredo.

URBY, HERIBERTO, 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., Assistant Professional of History, Department of Humanities; B.A., Utah State University; M.A., University of Illinois; 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, 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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