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TAMIU Welcomes 20 New Faculty Members Posted: 8/20/15

TAMIU Welcomes 20 New Faculty Members

 

While Texas A&M International University hopes to welcome a record number of students to campus this Fall, it’s already setting a record with 20 new faculty members joining TAMIU this semester.

New faculty members and their respective colleges and background are as follows.

 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

 

Melissa Beattie
Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., University of Buffalo; M.Phil, Cardiff University
M.A., University of Bristol

 

Jack C. Byham
Assistant Professional of Political Science
B.A., Hiram College
M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University

 

Julien F. Carriere
Instructor of French
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University

 

Keith D. Combrink
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Texas Christian University
Ph.D., University of Kansas

 

Stuart H. Davis
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

 

Guillermo Domínguez
Professor of Practice and Director of the School of Engineering
B. S., M.S.,  Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Ph.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.

 

Deepak Ganta
Assistant Professor of Engineering
B.S., University of Madras, Chennai, India
M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

 

Ediza G. García
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio
Psy.D., M.A., Regent University

 

Richard O. Jacobson
Visiting Instructor of Biology
B.S., University of Wisconsin
MA.T., University of Wisconsin
M.S., New Mexico State University

 

Andrew J. Hazelton
Assistant Professor of History
BA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
M.A.,Ph.D., Georgetown

 

Flor M. Hernández
Visiting Instructor of Criminal Justice
B.S.C.J, M.S.C.J, Texas A&M International University

 

Andrew H. Hilburn
Assistant Professor of Geography
B.S., University of South Alabama
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D., University of Kansas

 

Catalina Pislariu
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Bucharest
M.S., Ghant University
Ph.D., University of North Texas

 

Kent J. Quaney
Assistant Professional of English
B.A., Weber State; MA, MLTRS, University of Sydney
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

 

Sebastian Schmidl
Assistant Professor of Micro Biology
M.Sc., Ph.D., Georg-August University

 

Heriberto Urby Jr.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Administration 
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

 

Oswaldo A. Zapata
Instructor of Music
B.M, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
M.M., University of South Carolina

 

A. R. SANCHEZ, JR. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

 

Wu-Lung Li
Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.B.A., Soochow University; M.B.A., National Taiwan University
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Dallas

 

Anwen Yin
Assistant Professor of Economics
B.B.A., Nanjing University of Finance and Economics
M.A., University of Windsor

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

 

Seongkwan Cho
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
B.S., Yonsei University; M.Ed., Sungkyunkwan University
M.A., San Jose State University; Ph.D., Florida State University

 

Hanna L. Lainas
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
B.A., M.A., Appalachian State University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 

Selina V. Mireles
Professor of Mathematics  Education and Associate Dean
B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.Ed., Texas State University
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

 

COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

 

Mónica Alleman
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, MSN, and DNP, Loyola University New Orleans

 

Sarah Bassett
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, Texas A&M International University
MSN, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

 

Heidi Landry
Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
BSN, Nicholls State University; MN Louisiana State University
DNS, Louisiana State University

 

Fall classes started Wednesday, Aug. 19. Late registration continues through Tuesday, Aug. 25.

For complete information on schedules and University catalog, visit www.tamiu.edu

For registration information, contact the Office of the University Registrar at registrar@tamiu.edu, call 326.2250 or visit offices in the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, suite 121.

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University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.