College of Arts and Sciences

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Claudia San Miguel, Ph.D.
Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences!

The College is the University's largest and most comprehensive academic unit. The College enjoys a broad mission in teaching, research, creative activities, and service to our local, regional, national, and international communities.

Our academic mission is to prepare students to think critically and communicate effectively, as well as to ready them to become leaders in their communities and in their chosen fields.

Our goals are to: (1) establish and enhance academic programs to meet the needs of a changing global society, (2) expand and enhance international experiences, including international study abroad experiences and research opportunities for our students, and (3) cultivate an appreciation of international philosophies and cultures.

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The Julieta & Frank Staggs Academy of International and STEM Studies

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Our Alumni

Alumna Karina Moreno

"I am a TAMIU alumni, having graduated with the MPA degree in 2008. My Ph.D. in Public Affairs is from the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey. I am currently teaching public administration and public policy as an assistant professor at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York.

"My research specializes in immigration and security policy and its subsequent effect on Latino mobilization in the U.S., as well as the role of private corporations in immigration enforcement. I have presented at several prominent conferences throughout the U.S. and Europe, and published peer-reviewed articles in Crime, Law, and Social Change, and Public Administration Quarterly. I am a regular contributor to the political magazine Jacobin, and I have also been invited to discuss immigration policy on several radio shows.”

— Dr. Karina Moreno, '08

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Faculty Spotlight

TAMIU Faculty Dr. José J. Cardona-López Named Regents Professor

Dr. José J. Cardona-López

Dr. José J. Cardona-López is named Regents Professor

Longtime Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) professor of Spanish and Creative Writing, Dr. José J. Cardona-López, was one of 12 faculty members and 10 agency service, extension or research professionals within the A&M System designated as Regents Professors and Regents Fellows for 2016-2017 by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

The Board established the Regents Professor Awards program in 1996 and the Regents Fellow Service Awards program in 1998 to recognize employees who have made exemplary contributions to their university or agency and to the people of Texas.

Dr. Cardona-López said he is proud to receive the honor.

"I feel very proud and pleased to achieve this honor, which at the same time, is for my family,” he said, “With their love, patience and understanding, they have helped me to build my life as a professor, researcher and writer. I must emphasize that at TAMIU, in all of its community, I have found an ideal environment where I could realize my work as a professional, which at the same time, has been very important in order to achieve this recognition."

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