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2017-2018 Faculty Roster

Vera A. Adamchik Associate Professor of Economics/Quantitative Methods
B.S., Gomel State University, Belarus; M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University.
Alexandre Aidov Assistant Professor of Finance
B.S., Florida State University; M.S., Florida International University.
Casey Akins Lecturer of Criminal Justice
B.A. Ohio University; M.S. Criminal Justice, University of North Florida
John Keith Akins Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., Florida State University; M.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida.
Roselia Alaniz Assistant Professor of Administration and Supervision
B.S., Texas A&I University-Kingsville; M.Ed., Prairie View A&M University; Ph.D., Prairie View A&M University.
Charles Alexander Lecturer of Communications/Designer in Residence
B.A., Stanford University; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Linda L. Autry Associate Professor of Counselor Education
B.S., Howard Payne University; M.Ed., Tarleton State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M – Corpus Christi.
Katherine Bacon Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
B.S., Creighton University;  M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha;  Ph.D., Sam Houston State University.
Andrew Baerg Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., M.A., University of British Columbia; Ph.D., University of Iowa.
Moira Baldwin Assistant Professor of Science
B.S., The Catholic University of America; M.S. Texas A&M University; Ph.D. Texas A&M University
Amy Barnhill Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction /Reading
B.A., University of Iowa; M.A., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Missouri.
Justin Bell Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Texas State University San Marcos; M.A., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Joseph Ben-Ur Professor of Marketing
B.A., M.B.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Jeffrey Blodgett Professor of Management
B.S., University of Illinois; M.B.A., Illinois State University, Ph.D., Indiana University.
Jennifer Boswell Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
B.A., University of North Texas; M.S., Texas Woman’s University; Ph.D., Sam Houston State University.
Janelle D. Bouknight
Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
B.A., M.S., University of Tennessee
Bradly Button Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., University of Illinois; M.S.
Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Iowa
Karen Camargo Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing
B.S., Texas Women’s University; M.S.N., Saint Joseph’s College of Maine; Ph.D., Trident University International 
Paul Carlson Professor of Education/Special Education/Anthropology
B. A., Bethel College; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Massachusetts; Ph.D., Ohio State University.
Sandra Carter Lecturer of Communications
B.A., B. S., M.F.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Jeffrey Cass Professor of English
B.A., University of Dallas; M.A., Ph.D., University of California at San Diego.
Philip Castille Professor of English
B.A. Tulane University, M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D., Tulane University
Li Chao Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
M.S., University of Wyoming.
Olga Chapa Associate Professor of Management
B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Texas-Pan American.
Maria Chavarria Lecturer of Spanish
B.B.A., Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morales; M.A., University of Southern Mississippi.
Armando Chavez-Rivera Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., University of Havana, Cuba; M.A., National University of La Plata, Argentina; Ph.D., University of Arizona
Chien-Ping Chen Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., National Taiwan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Houston.
Wei-Chih Chiang Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S., National Tsing Hua University; M.B.A., Wayland Baptist University; M.S., University of Texas at Dallas; Ph.D., Louisiana Tech University
Teresa LeSage Clements Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction/Science
B.S., California State University – Long Beach; M.S., Ed.D., Texas A&M University – Commerce.
Peggy A. Cloninger Professor of Management
B.E.E., M.S.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Georgia State University.
Jingling Cui Lecturer of Chemistry
B.E. in Bioengineering, China Pharmaceutical University; Ph.D., Mississippi State University.
Estella De Los Santos Professor of Education/Mathematics
B.S., M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria; Ed.D., University of Houston.
Jeffrey R. Di Leo Professor of Humanities/English and Philosophy
B.A., Rutgers University; M.A. (Philosophy), M.A. (Comparative Literature); Ph.D., Indiana University.
Ali Dogan Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey; M.S., Ege University, Izmir; M.S., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D., University of Memphis
Xiaobo Dong Associate Professor of Accounting
B.B.A., Peking University; M.S., State University of New York at Albany; Ph.D., Arizona State University.
Jianjun Du Associate Professor of International Business/Accounting
B.E., Zhongnan University of Finance, Economics, and Laws, China; M.B.A., Renmin University of China; M.A., Washington University at St. Louis; Ph.D., St. Louis University.
Nazif Durmaz Assistant Professor of Economics
B.S., Celal Bayar University, Turkey; M.S., St. Joseph’s University; M.S., Auburn University; Ph.D., Auburn University.
Hashimul Ehsan Lecturer of Biology
B.Sc., Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh; M.Sc., University of Brussels, Belgium; Ph.D., University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Nicole Eugene Assistant Professor of Communication
 
Horace L. Fairlamb Professor of Humanities/Interdisciplinary Studies
B.A., Princeton University; M.A., The Breadloaf School of English; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.
Ehsan Fakharizadi Assistant Professor of Management
B.S., M.B.A., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; Ph.D., Drexel University.
Steve Ferguson Executive in Residence
B.A., The Citadel; M.S. Tarleton State University/Central Texas; Ph.D., University of Washington
Jill E. Fox Professor of Early Childhood Education
B.S., Western Kentucky University; M.Ed., Texas Women’s University; Ph.D., University of North Texas
Jane Devick Fry Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction/Reading
B.A., Florida Atlantic University; M.Ed., Nova Southeastern University; Ed.D., Florida International University.
Xavier Garza-Gomez  Professor of Finance
M.S., M.B.A., Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey; Ph.D., Nagoya City University, Japan.
Dagoberto Gilb Professor of Latino Studies
B.A., M.A., University of California
Yong U. Glasure Professor of Economics
B.A., M.A., University of California-Santa Barbara; Ph.D., Florida State University.
Craig Goodman Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., Indiana University; M.A., Marquette University; Ph.D., University of Houston.
Richard S. Gunasekera Professor of Biology
B.S., Baylor University; M.S. (Chemistry), University of Houston-Clear Lake; M.S. (Biomedical Studies), Ph.D., Baylor University.
Hongya Guo Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S., M.S., Nankai University, China; M.S., Texas Christian University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida.
Massomeh Hajilee Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., Tehran University; M.I.A., Columbia University
Paul Hamilton Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology
B.S., Texas A&I University-Kingsville; M.A. University of Houston; Ph.D., Fielding Institute.
Scott Harkey Lecturer of English
B.A., University of Houston-Victoria; M.A., University of Houston – Victoria
Rick Harrington Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington.
Paige Harris Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychology
 
Robert (Robby) D. Hawkins Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., M.S., University of Louisville; Ph.D., Sam Houston State University.
Linda A. Hayes Professor of Business Administration/Marketing
B.S., Clarkson University; M.B.A., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley.
Elise Hendricker Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of Illinois-Champaign; M.A., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Missouri.
Kim Herzinger Lecturer of English
B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester
James Higgins Assistant Professor of History
B.A., St. Vincent College; M.A. Duquesne University; Ph.D., Lehigh University
Jerry Hu Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Fudan University, China; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois.
Shengsheng Huang Associate Professor of Management
B.Ec., M. Phil., Nanjing University, China
Cynthia Hudson Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Duquesne University; M.A., Central Michigan University; M.S.N, University of Pittsburgh; D.N.Sc., University of Tennessee at Memphis
Saidat Ilo Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., M.P.A., Texas State University; Ph.D., Howard University
John Kagochi Associate Professor of Economic Development
B.A., Egerton University; M.S., Tuskegee University; M.S., Auburn University; Ph.D., Auburn University.
Rachana Kalelkar Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S., M.S., University of Mumbai; Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio.
Gen Kaneko Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., The University of Tokyo; M.S., University of Tokyo; Ph.D., University of Tokyo
Carol L. Klages Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction/Social Studies
B.A., Texas Lutheran College; M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.
Yingxu Kuang                                                               Associate Professor of Accounting
B.E., Central South University-China; M.A., Hunan University; M.B.A., D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University.
Mary Lasater Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
B.F.A., University of Texas-Austin; M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria; Ph.D., University of Houston.
Chang Woock Lee Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
B.A., Korea University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Yong G. Lee Associate Professor of Accounting
B.A., Chonnam National University, Korea; M.B.A., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., Georgia State University.
Hsin-Hui Lin Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
B.A., Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan; M.S., Utah State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Freddie Litton Professor of Special Education
B.S., Northwestern State University; M.Ed., Northwestern State University; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado.
Carmen Liutec Assistant Professor of Marketing
B.A., M.S., Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania; M.S., University of Rochester; Ph.D., C. T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston.
Louis Lloyd-Zannini Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
A.B. Social Relations, Our Lady of Providence Seminary College; M.A. Ed. Education Administration, Regent University; ED.S. Education Administration, College of William and Mary;  Ph.D. Educational  Policy, Planning, and Leadership, College of William and Mary
Joseph Locke Assistant Professor of History
B.A., University of Texas; M.A., Rice University; Ph.D., Rice University
Donald A. Loffredo Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Rhode Island; M.A., Rhode Island College; Ed.D., University of Houston.
Diana Lopez Associate Professor of English
A.A.S., Del Mar College; B.A., St. Mary's University; M.F.A., Southwest Texas State University
Beverly Lowry Writer-in-Residence
B.A., Memphis State University.
June Lu Professor of Management  B.A., Zhejiang University, China; M.E., Ed.D., University of Georgia.
Anthony Madrid Visiting Lecturer, Humanities
 
Rachel Martinez Associate Professor of Special Education
B.A. Ed., University of Texas at San Antonio; M.Ed., Texas Tech University; Ed.D., Texas Tech University.
Jesica McCue Senior Lecturer of Biology
B.S., Texas A&M; Ph.D., Colorado State University
Massoud Metghalchi Professor of Finance
B.S., Institute National Des Sciences Appliquees; M.B.A., Oklahoma City University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.
Cynthia Miller Artist in Residence
B.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute; M.F.A., University of Arizona
Kaveh Moghaddam Assistant Professor of Management
B.S., M.B.A., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; Ph.D., Old Dominion University.
Yixi Ning Associate Professor of Finance
B.E., M.S., Tsinghua University, China; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Farhang Niroomand Professor of Economics
B.A., National University of Iran; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University.
Amjad Nusayr Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.Sc., Jordan University of Science & Technology; M.Sc., New York Institute of Technology, Jordan.
John T. O’Brien Publisher in Residence/Director of Dalkey Archive Press
B.A., University of Illinois; M.A. University of Illinois; Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Joann S. Olson Associate Professor of  Adult & Higher Education
B.S., Michigan State University; M.A., Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania.
A.J. Ortega Lecturer of English
B.S., University of Texas at El Paso; M.S., Texas State University
Jennifer Ortiz-Garza Lecturer
B.A., Texas A&M University-Kingsville; M.A., University of Houston-Victoria.
Jang-Woo Park Assistant Professor of Math
B.S., Korea University, Korea; M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison; Ph.D., Clemson University.
Karen Parsonson Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychology
B.A., University of Manitoba; M.A., University of Manitoba; Ph.D., Queen’s University in Kingston
Barba L. Patton Professor of Curriculum and Instruction/Mathematics
B.S.Ed., M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria; Ed.D., University of Houston.
Catherine A. Perz Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., California State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Houston.
Nadya Pittendrigh Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric
B.A. English, University of Montana; M.F.A. English, University of Arizona; M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago; PhD English. University of Illinois at Chicago
Diane E. Prince Professor of Education
B.S., M.A., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ed.D., University of Houston.
Yan Qin Assistant Professor of Management
B.S., Fudan University; Shanghai, China; Ph.D., University of Florida
Nagarajan Ramamoorthy Professor of Management
B.A., M.A., University of Madras, India; M.B.A., Xavier Labor Relations Institute, India; Ph.D., University of Maryland.
Rupak Rauniar Assistant Professor of Management
B.E., Birla Institute of Technology; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Toledo.
Saba Syed Razvi Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Creighton University; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California-Los Angeles.
Rita Coombs Richardson Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
B.A., Loyola University, Dominican College; M.Ed., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of New Orleans.
Luh-Yu Ren Associate Professor of Business Administration/ Management
B.S., M.S., National Central University at Taiwan; M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.
Sara D. Rodriguez Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Studies
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University; M.S., University of Mississippi.
Michelle Wurster Ruiz Assistant Professor of Management and Healthcare Management
B.A., Southern Methodist University; M.B.A. Texas Tech University; Ph.D., The University of Texas at El Paso
Ronald J. Salazar Associate Professor of Management
M.B.A., Southwest Texas State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.
Jeffrey Sartain Assistant Professor of English
B.A., University of Illinois; M.A., Illinois State University; Ph.D., Indiana University.
Kyle Schlesinger Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., Goddard College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Buffalo.
Jacob Snyder Lecturer of Publishing/Assistant Director of the Dalkey Archive Press 
B.A., Illinois University;  M.A. Royal Holloway, University of London, UK; MPhil, St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, UK
Mai Abo Shakra Half-Time Lecturer of Computer Science
M.S., New Mexico State University; B.S., Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.
Wayne D. Smith Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.
Dmitri Sobolev Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Yaroslavl State University; Ph.D., University of Alabama.
Stephanie Thomas Solansky Associate Professor of Management
B.A., Texas Lutheran University; Ph.D. University of Texas at San Antonio.
David F. Summers Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior Management
B.S.E.E., Texas Tech University; M.B.A., West Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.
Ziad Swaidan Professor of Marketing
B.Sc., M.E. Technical University; M.P.A., West Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi.
Liane Tanguay Assistant Professor of English
B.A., University of Toronto; M.A., University of Manchester; Ph.D., University of Manchester
Alireza Tavakkoli Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S., M.S., Sharif University of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Nevada.
Ricardo V. Teixeira Assistant Professor of Math
B.S., M.S., Universidade Federal do Ceara, Brazil; Ph.D., University of Texas.
Katina Thomas Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
B.S., Prairie View A&M University; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Houston.
Beverly Tomek Associate Professor of History
B.A., University of Houston-Victoria; M.A., Southwest Texas State University; Ph.D., University of Houston.
Raymond Tucker Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
B.S., Sam Houston State University; M.Ed., Southwest Texas State University; D.S.M., United States Sports Academy.
Tara Vaughn Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing
A.S. in Nursing, Oklahoma City Community College; M.S.N., M.P.H., The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.
Sherry Vafa Assistant Professor of Educational Technology
B.A., Tehran University, Tehran, Iran; M.A., Azad University, Tehran Iran; Ph.D., University of Houston
Sandy S. Venneman  Professor of Psychology and Biology
B.A., University of Missouri at Saint Louis; M.S. (Research), Ph.D., Saint Louis University.
Qiao Xu Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.A., East China Normal University; M.A., George Washington University; Ph.D., The University of Texas as San Antonio
Yun Wan Professor of Computer Science/Information Systems
B.E., B.S., University of Science and Technology of China; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago.
Jifu Wang Professor of Management
Graduate of Applied Linguistics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University,  M.B.A., Emporia University; M.S., Auburn University;  Ph.D., AuburnUniversity
Yuan Wang Assistant Professor of Management
 
Mark Ward Associate Professor of Communications
B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Spring Arbor University; Ph.D., Clemson University.
Chen Yang Lecturer in Communication
B.A., Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China; M.A. Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China; M.S. Bowling Green State University
Liping Wei Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
B.A., Southwest University for Nationalities, China; M.A., Nankai University China; Ed.D., University of Houston.
Daniel White Assistant Professor of Biology
AAS, Victoria College; B.S., Texas Lutheran University; Ph.D, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Jie Yang Professor of Statistics and Quantitative Management
B.S., M.S., Kunming University of Science and Technology; Ph.D., The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Jun Yang Assistant Professor of Marketing
B.S., Fudan University; M.A., Hong Kong University; Ph.D., Syracuse University.
Ziyun (Calvin) Yang Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.A., Nanjing University, China; M.Phil., Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
Andria Young  Associate Professor of Special Education
B.A., University of South Florida; M.A., University of Texas at El Paso; PhD., University of Houston.
Chun-Sheng Yu Associate Professor of Management
B.A., Zhejiang University; M.B.A., Fudan University, China; D. B.A., Mississippi State University.
Sara Zedaker Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
 
Qi Zhu Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.E., Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China; M.E., National University of Singapore, Singapore; M.S., Ph.D., University of Central Florida.