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TAMIU Welcomes 37 New Faculty Members this Fall Posted: 9/01/16

TAMIU Welcomes 37 New Faculty Members this Fall

 

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New faculty join the TAMIU family this Fall.  

The Fall semester at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) brings the addition of 37 new faculty members. 

The new faculty members come to The International University from around the world.  

Their respective Colleges and degrees, include:

College of Arts and Sciences

 Feseha Abebe-Akele, Assistant Professor of Biology, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire; Juan J. Arellano Jr.,  Instructor of Mathematics, M.S., Montana State University; Angélique M. Blackburn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio; Melody Boyd Carriere, Visiting Assistant Professor of French/Italian, Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Gabriela García-Mendoza, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, and Alexis J. Harper, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas.

 Also, María M. Guerra de Charur, Visiting Instructor of Communication, M.A., Universidad Regiomontana-Monterrey; Alison M. Hadley,Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Kansas; Natasha Hovey,Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ju Oak Kim, Assistant Professor of Communication, M.F.A., Brooklyn College; Ji Won Kim, Assistant Professor of Communication, M.A., Indiana University-Bloomington, and Kerry Y. Kim, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, M.F.A., New York University.

 Also, Kathryn Klein, Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook University; Fei Luo, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University; Latoya A. Smart, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Ph.D., Prairie View A&M University; Charlene Kay Summers, Assistant Professional of English, Ph.D., University of Kansas, and Alfonso R. Vergaray, Assistant Professional of Political Science, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 

A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business 

Moon-Kyung Cho, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Ph.D., Yonsei University;                                                                                           

Vikram Bhadauria, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems,

Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington and Angel Arturo Pacheco Paredes,

Assistant Professor of Accounting, M.ACC., Florida International University. 

College of Education 

David E. Allen, Assistant Professional – Assessment, Ph.D., Texas State University;  J. Elizabeth Casey, Assistant Professor of Special Education, Ph.D., Clemson University; Tonya Huber, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University; Brett S. Nickerson, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Ph.D., The University of Alabama; James O’Meara, Dean of Education, Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.D., University of Ballarat, Australia; Jeffrey L. Pennington, Assistant Professional of Special Education, M.S., Old Dominion University;  Lisa Pennington, Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University;  Nels C. Rydberg, Visiting Instructor of Kinesiology, M.S., University of Nevada, and Jennifer L. Keith, Assistant Professor of Counseling Education, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic and State University. 

College of Nursing and Health Sciences 

Lisa H. Kong, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N., Texas A&M International University; Sara A. Melendez, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N., University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio; Martha E. Salinas, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N., Texas A&M International University; Nancy Sandrock, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N., Case Western Reserve University; Mayra Pliego, Clinical Assistant Professor, M.S.N., TAMIU, Texas A&M International University, and   Russell J. Wise, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N., University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio.

University College

Ruth A. Garza, Instructor of Freshmen Seminar, M.S., Texas A&M International University, and Virginia D. Watkins, Instructor of Freshmen Seminar, M.S., Texas A&M International University.

For additional information, contact the Office of the Registrar at 956.326.2250 or visit offices in the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 121.

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