TAMIU Adds 29 New Faculty Members for Fall 2004
Texas A&M International University will see the addition of 29 new
members of the faculty with the start of its Fall Semester Aug. 25.
Recruited from around the world, they will help the University to continue
to realize its higher education mission.
New faculty members and their respective Colleges are below.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Dr. Eric Albrecht, assistant professor of biology - Dr. Albrecht received
his Ph.D. from Wayne State University, Michigan, and has been with the
University of Michigan through a postdoctoral fellowship since 2000.
Dr. Ellen Barker, associate professor and director of composition -
Dr. Barker received her Ph.D. from Georgia State University. She has been
teaching at Georgia Perimeter College and Shorter College.
David L. Beck, visiting assistant professor of microbiology, is completing
his dissertation from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining TAMIU,
he was an adjunct professor at Piedmont Virginia Community College.
Dr. Craig A. Bowe, assistant professor of chemistry - Since receiving
his Ph.D. from University of South Florida, Dr. Bowe has been a visiting
professor at Saint Leo University.
Elia Eliza Davila, instructor of social work - Received her Master of
Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University and has been working
at Mercy Health Center (now Laredo Medical Center), as well as serving
as an adjunct professor at TAMIU.
Dr. Stephen M. Duffy, assistant professor of history - Dr. Duffy received
his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and has been teaching at the University
of Arkansas since 1997.
Rodolfo Martín González-Chapa, visiting assistant professor
of Spanish - González-Chapa is currently completing his dissertation
from the University of Houston and has been a bilingual teacher for A.T.
Dovalina Elementary School here in Laredo.
Boris Hellmann, visiting assistant professor of communication is completing
his dissertation from University at Buffalo, The State University of New
York. He has worked in Vienna, Austria and Croatia.
Dr. Hari D. Mandal, assistant professor of chemistry, received his Ph.D.
from Texas Tech University and has worked as an instructor at Laredo Community
Dr. Mazias de Oliveira, assistant professor of music - He received his
Doctorate of Music Arts from Indiana University and has done post-doctorate
studies there as well. Recently, he has taught at Universidade Federal
do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Dr. Chihiro Oshima, assistant professor of mathematics, received his
Ph.D. from The University of Iowa. Prior to joining TAMIU, he was a teaching
assistant at The University of Iowa.
Gilberto Salinas, instructor of psychology, is pursuing a Ph.D. from
St. Mary's University, and has been adjunct professor at TAMIU as well
as program director for Serving Children and Adolescents in Need, Inc.,
Claudia Edith San Miguel, visiting assistant professor of criminal justice
- She is currently completing her dissertation at Sam Houston State University
and has been a doctoral research fellow and doctoral teaching assistant
Dr. Joshua Stevenson, assistant professor of biology, received his Ph.D.
from University of Texas at Austin and has been conducting post-doctoral
research at University of California at Davis.
Timothy H. Van Beke, visiting assistant professor of art, received his
MFA from Louisiana State University and has been a visiting assistant
professor of sculpture at Southeastern Louisiana University.
In addition, two visiting professors have now become faculty members
Alma Rosamond Haertlein, assistant professor of studio art, received
her MFA from University of Texas San Antonio, and before teaching at TAMIU,
was an art instructor at Victoria College.
Dr. Michael John Stone, assistant professor of music and director of
bands, received his Doctorate of Music Arts from Central Pacific University
and before coming to TAMIU was the director of orchestral activities at
University of Texas Brownsville.
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Andre L. Araujo, assistant professor of management information systems
- He is currently completing his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma-Norman.
Prior to joining TAMIU, he taught at the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Frank Collins, Radcliffe Killam Distinguished Professor - Dr. Collins
holds his Ph.D. from the University of Houston. Prior to joining TAMIU,
he was a faculty member at Schreiner University in Kerrville. He was also
Coopers & Lybrand Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami.
Ibrahim Mescioglu, visiting assistant professor of information Systems
-- He is currently completing his Ph.D. in MIS at the University of Texas
at Dallas and, before joining TAMIU, was an instructor at UT-Dallas and
Dr. Andrés E. Rivas-Chávez, visiting assistant professor
of economics and finance - Dr. Rivas-Chávez holds his Ph.D. from
the University of Texas-Pan American. Prior to joining the University,
he was a lecturer at the University of Texas Brownsville and UT-Pan American.
Dr. Jacky Yuk-chow So, Dean, College of Business Administration and
professor of finance - Dr. So holds his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.
Prior to joining TAMIU, he was professor of finance at Southern Illinois
Dr. Richard R. Tansey, associate professor marketing - Dr. Tansey holds
his Ph.D. from the University of Houston (UH). Prior to joining TAMIU,
he was a faculty member at the Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman;
Hong Kong Baptist University, the University of Wollongong in New South
Wales, Australia and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, among others.
DR. F.M. CANSECO SCHOOL OF NURSING
Dr. Louise Amana Autio, associate professor of nursing, received her
Ph.D. from Texas Woman's University and has been an associate professor
at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, School of Nursing and Health
Sciences as well as a consultant to develop the nursing graduate program
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Dr. San Juanita G. Hachar, assistant professor of special populations
- Dr. Hachar holds her education doctorate from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Prior to joining TAMIU, she was state compensatory education compliance
officer for United Independent School District and an adjunct instructor
of English as a Second Language at Laredo Community College.
Dr. Sukho Lee, assistant professor of kinesiology - Dr. Lee holds his
Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining TAMIU,
Lee was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School
Dr. Mary A. Petron, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction
- Dr. Petron holds her doctorate from the University of Texas-Austin.
Prior to joining the University, she was a lecturer at UT-Austin, an instructor
at Llano Grande Center for Research and Development and an associate faculty
member at Arizona Western College.
INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
Two new instructors at the International Language Institute have been
H. Lisa Gardner Flores received her M.A. in Sociology from TAMIU. Recently,
she has been the director of Student Services at TAMIU and before that
was director of the Department of Transitional Studies at Walla Walla
Community College in Washington.
Cristine C. McMartin-Miller received her M.A. in Linguistics with an
emphasis in teaching English as a second language from the University
of Iowa. She has been an adjunct ESL Instructor at TAMIU and before that
was an ESL Instructor at the University of Iowa.
For additional information, please contact the respective College at
Registration for the Fall semester at TAMIU continues through Tuesday,
August 24. Classes start Wednesday, August 25. Thereafter, late registration
with fees applied will continue through Tuesday, August 31.
For more information, please contact 326.2250.
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