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Welcome New Faculty


2015-2016 Academic Year


Office of the Dean


Dr.  Selina Mireles
Associate Dean

Dr. Selina Vásquez Mireles is primarily interested in research related to Developmental Mathematics and has been active in this field approximately 20 years. She has been successful at spearheading pedagogical reform in developmental mathematics especially through the formation and investigation of models such as the algorithmic instructional technique (AIT), learning support, and Extensive Educational Experiences (E^3). In 2007, she was chosen to co-chair the vertical team that wrote the mathematics Texas College and Career Readiness Standards (TX CCRS; THECB, 2008). This insight aided in creating curricular changes in developmental mathematics and entry-level credit-bearing courses. She has created, implemented and evaluated the effectiveness of several models and programs in post-secondary mathematics including FOCUS, a co-requisite model, theme units, and mathematics cultural relevance.

Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy


Dr. Seong Kwan Cho
Assistant Professor

Dr. Seong Kwan Cho received his doctoral degree in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Sport & Exercise Psychology and the Certificate in Measurement and Statistics from Florida State University. He is currently one of twenty-seven certified sport and exercise psychology consultants (CC-AASP #508) in Texas, and has more than 1,200 hours of experience consulting athletes including professional golfers and college varsity teams. Dr. Cho is the editorial assistant of Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology and a reviewer of professional academic journals in social and sport science fields. His research interests are 1) the effects of intra-/inter-personal factors on psychological well-/ill-being and, in turn, human performance 2) neuro-scientific approach to performance enhancement, and 2) examination and development of measures in sport science. He is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, College of Education, at Texas A&M International University.


Department of Professional Programs


Dr. Hanna Lainas
Assistant Professor

Dr. Hanna Lainas received her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina. Dr. Lainas has a certificate in Addictions Counseling from Appalachian State University. Since 2008 she has worked in various counseling settings and in her private practice she specialized in work with children and adolescents, families and couples. Dr. Lainas’s research interests are 1) Supervision of counselors 2) Supervisory working alliance and its relationship with client outcomes and 3) Technology addiction. She is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education in the Department of Professional Programs, College of Education, at Texas A&M International University.