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    Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
   
 
  Nov 25, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty, Regents, and Administration



Graduate Faculty

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z (As of September 2015)
   

Abdelsamad, Moustafa H.
Professor of Finance and Dean of the College of Business; B. Com., Cairo University, Egypt; M.B.A., D.B.A., George Washington University.

Abudiab, Mufid A.
Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.S., University of Kuwait; M.S., Idaho State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.

Aguilar, Israel
Assistant Professor of Educational Administration; B.A., M.S., UT Brownsville; Ph.D., Texas State University.

Ajisafe, Toyin D.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology; B.S., University of North Dakota; M.S., Barry University; Ph.D., Georgia State University.

Araiza, Isabel
Assistant Professor of Sociology; B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; M.A., Ph.D., Boston College.

Babbili, Anantha S.
Professor of Communication; B.S., B.J., Osmania University (India); M.A., University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Baldwin, Sara
Associate Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., University of Utah; M.S., University of Portland; Ph.D., University of Nebraska.

Benibo, Bilaye R.
Professor of Sociology; OND, College of Science and Engineering, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria; B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Lagos, Nigeria; Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis U.S.A.

Bernhardt, Ross
Associate Professor of Music; B.S., University of Missouri; M.A., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Bhattacharya, Kakali
Associate Professor in Educational Leadership; B.S., McMaster University; M.S., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Billiot, Eugene J.
Associate Professor of Environmental/Analytical Chemistry; B.S., Nicholls State University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Billiot, Fereshteh Haddadian
Associate Professor of Chemistry; B.S., Sharif University of Technology, Iran; M.S., Ball State University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Binkerd, Carol
Assistant Professor of Computer Science; B.A., Wells College; M.S., Counseling, M.S., Computer Science, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Bland, Eugene
Associate Professor of Finance; B.A., M.A., University of South Florida; Ph.D., University of Mississippi.

Blanke, David
Professor of History; B.S., University of Kentucky; M.A., Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago.

Bogucki, Darek
Assistant Professor of Physical Oceanography; M.Sc. Applied Physics and Math, Gdansk Technical University (Poland); M.Sc. Oceanography, Dalhousie University (Canada); Ph.D., Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Boham, Mikaela Dr.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology; B.S., University of Nevada; M.S., Ed.D., Boise State University.

Bonnette, Randy
Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Chair, Department of Kinesiology; B.S., M.Ed., Northwestern State University; Ed.D., Texas A&M University.

Bowden, Randall
Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Research; B.A., Colorado Christian College; M.A., University of Colorado; Ph.D., University of Denver.

Bray, Christell O.
Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas – Medical Branch Galveston.

Brouillard, Pamela J.
Professor of Psychology; B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Psy.D., Baylor University.

Bruun, Cilia Faye
Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction; B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.S., Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Buck, Gregory
Associate Professor of Biology; B.S., Morehouse College; M.S., Ph.D., Georgia State University.

Busch, Charlotte
Associate Professor of Computer Science/Math; B.A., M.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Byus, Kent
Professor of Marketing; B.B.A., University of Texas at El Paso; M.B.A., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., New Mexico State University.

Cammarata, Kirk Vincent
Associate Professor of Biology; B.A., University of Maryland-Baltimore County; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

Canales, JoAnn
Professor of Education and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies; B.A., University of Houston; M.S., Laredo State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Cardenas, Diana
Associate Professor of English; B.A., Texas Woman’s University; M.A., Texas A&I University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Carroll, Patrick
Professor of History; B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo; M.A., State University of New York at Fredonia; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Causgrove, Tim
Associate Professor of Chemistry; B.S., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., Iowa State University.

Champion, Joe
Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.A., M.S., University of North Dakota; Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado.

Changchit, Chuleeporn
Professor of Management Information Systems; B.S., Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand; L.L.B., Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand; M. S., Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

Chopin, Suzzette F.
Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Regents Professor; B.S., M.S., Loyola University; M.B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Ph.D., Louisiana State University Medical Center.

Cifuentes, Lauren
Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Director of Distance Education; B.A., University of California-Berkeley; M.A.T., Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

Coe Smith, Jane
Assistant Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology; B.A., M.A., Western Michigan University; M.Coun., Ph.D., Idaho State University.

Comparini, Lisa
Assistant Professor of Psychology; B.A., Austin College; M.A., Ph.D., Clark University.

Concannon, Kevin
Assistant Professor of English; B.A., University of California-Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Irvine.

Cook, Bart III
Associate Professor of Biology; B.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Cox, Catherine
Professor of English; B.S., M.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D., University of Florida.

Crowley, Patrick
Professor of Economics, B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Bristol, United Kingdom; Ph.D., McGill University, Canada.

Cutshall, Robert
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems; B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., University of North Texas.

Deis, Donald Ray
Ennis S. and Virginia C. Joslin Endowed Chair in Accounting and Chair, Department of Accounting and Business Law; B.B.A., M.B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Ph.D., Texas A&M University; C.P.A., C.G.F.M.

Denny, Diane Lynn
Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.A., Wake Forest University; M.S., Courant Institute of Mathematics; Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park.

Dube, Leon F.
Professor of Marketing; Chair, Department of Management and Marketing; and Regents Professor; B.B.A., Texas A&I University; M.B.A., D.B.A., Texas Tech University.

Elwood, Susan
Associate Professor in Educational Technology; B.S., Minnesota State University-Mankato; M.Ed., Framingham University; Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

Elzweig, Brian Paul
Associate Professor of Business Law; B.S., Florida State University; J.D., California Western School of Law; LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center.

Engelhardt, Molly
Associate Professor of English; B.A., Southern Methodist University; B.A., University of Tulsa; M.A., University of Texas at Dallas; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Etheridge, Charles, Jr.
Associate Professor of English; B.A., University of Texas at El Paso; M.A., Ph.D., Texas Christian University

Fant, Jeffery S.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science/Mathematics; B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University.

Fernandez, John Diego
Professor of Computer Science and Chair, Department of Computing Sciences; B.A., Texas A&M University-Kingsville; M.S., West Virginia University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Fernandez, Mary A.
Assistant Professor of Counseling; B.A., University of Texas-San Antonio; M.S., Texas A&M University-College Station; Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Forgione, Frances “Bunny”
Associate Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences; B.S.N., Niagara University; M.S.N., Texas Woman’s University; Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Maternal/Child Health.

Frazier, Kimberly N.
Assistant Professor of Counseling; B.S., M.A., Xavier University of Louisiana; Ph.D. University of New Orleans.

Fox, Joe
Professor of Fisheries and Mariculture and Environmental Science; B.S., Southwest Texas State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Friday, H. Swint
Professor of Finance; B.S.Ed., Southwest Texas State University; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University, C.F.P.

Gamble, John E.
Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Management; B.S., University of Alabam; M.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D., University of Alabama.

Garcia, Amanda
Associate Professor of Art; B.Ed., Texas A&M University; M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design.

García, Mario
Professor of Computer Science; B.S., Tecnológica de Saltillo, México; M.S., Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, México; M.S., Instituto Tecnológico de la Laguna, México; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Garrett, Sherrye
Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction; A.B., Dickinson College; M.Ed., Millersville University; Ed.D., Lehigh University.

Garza, Susan
Professor of English; B.S., M.Ed., Texas Christian University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington.

Gibeaut, James C.
Harte Research Institute Endowed Associate Research Professor and Associate Professor of Physical and Environmental Science; B.S., Ohio State University; M.S., University of Rhode Island; Ph.D., University of South Florida.

Gingles, John Mack
Assistant Professor of Music; B.F.A., Louisiana Tech University, M.F.A., Louisiana State University.

Giraldo, José Huberto
Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.S., Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Colombia; M.A.T., University of Vermont; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Goad, Dan
Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., Southeastern Oklahoma State University; M.S., Gonzaga University; Ph.D., St. Louis University.

Gonzalez, Elsa M.
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership; B.S., University of Guanajuato; M.B.A., University of Mexico; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Grace, Marsha
Professor of Reading; B.S., M.S., Ed.D, Oklahoma State University.

Griffith, Bryant
Professor of Education; B.A., York University; B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto.

Gron, Jack
Professor of Art and Chair, Department of Art; B.F.A., Columbus College of Art and Design; M.F.A., Washington University.

Guardiola, Jose
Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.S. Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua; M.S., Instituto Technologico de Monterrey; Ph.D., Baylor University.

Gurney, David
Assistant Professor of Communication; B.A., Bowdoin College; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Hall, Steven D.
Professor of Accounting; B.B.A., M.B.A., Boise State University; Ed.D., Northern Illinois University; C.P.A., State of Texas; Certified Government Financial Manager.

Hamilton, Mary Jane
Professor of Nursing and Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences; B.S.N., Medical College of Georgia; M.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, Houston; Registered Nurse, Certified Neonatal Intensive Care.

Hara, Billie
Assistant Professor of English; B.A., Texas Christian University-Fort Worth; M.A., Southern Methodist University-Dallas; Ph.D., University of Texas-Arlington.

Hartlaub, Mark
Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A., University of Denver; M.A., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., University at Albany-State University of New York.

Haswell, Janis
Professor of English; B.A., Seattle University; M.A., Gonzaga University; Ph.D., Washington State University.

Hemmer, Lynn M.
Associate Professor of Educational Administration; B.S., California Lutheran University; M.A., Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Hensley, Phyllis
Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Research; B.S., M.Ed., Edinboro State College; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo.

Hernandez, Arthur
Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology, Dean of the College of Education; B.S., M.A., St. Mary’s University; M.A., University of Texas at San Antonio; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Hernandez, Monica
Assistant Professor of Marketing; B.B.A., Instituto Technologico de Monterrey; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Texas-Pan American.

Hickman, Graham C.
Professor of Biology; B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., University of South Florida; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Hill, Denise
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Teacher Education; B.S., M.S., West Texas A&M University; Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Hill, Sam S., III Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A., New York University; Psy.D., Baylor University.

Holt-Adams, Mary Louise
Professor of Education; B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.S., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Hormozi, Amir
Professor of Operations Management; B.B.A., Tehran Business College; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Houston-University Park.

Huang, Yuxia “Lucy”
Assistant Professor of Geographic Information System; B.S., Jiangxi Normal University; M.S., South China Normal University; Ph.D., University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Hudgins, David L.
Associate Professor of Economics; B.S., Oklahoma State University; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Houlihan, Amy
Assistant Professor of Psychology; B.A., St. Edwards University; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University.

Huie, William O., Jr.
Professor of Communication and TV-Film; B.A., Williams College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Ives, Sarah
Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.A., The College of Wooster; M.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington; Ph.D., North Carolina State University.

Ivy, Diana K.
Professor of Communication; B.A., Texas Wesleyan College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.

Jackson, Robert S.
Professor of English; B.A., M.F.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.

Jackson, Vanessa F.
Professor of English; B.A., West Sussex Institute of Higher Education, England; M.F.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.

Jarrell, Melissa
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; B.A., Eckerd College; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Florida.

Jeffress, Gary A.
Professor of Geographic Information Science and Director of the Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science; B.Surv., M.Surv.Sci, University of New South Wales, Australia; Ph.D., University of Maine, Registered Professional Land Surveyor.

Jeffery, Tonya D.
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education; B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Houston.

Jorgensen, Daniel
Professor of Public Administration; B.A., Loras College; M.P.A., Drake University; Ph.D., Florida State University.

Jozwiak, Joseph
Professor of Political Science; B.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kar, Dulal C.
Associate Professor of Computer Science; B.S., M.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; M.S., Ph.D., North Dakota State University.

Katangur, Ajay
Assistant Professor of Computer Science; B.S., Katatiya Institute of Technology and Science: M.S., Ph.D., Georgia State University.

Katz, Louis H.
Professor of Art; B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute; M.F.A., Montana State University.

Keys, Yolanda
Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., M.S.N., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, D.H.A., University of Phoenix.

Kiltz, Linda
Assistant Professor of Public Administration; B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.S., Ph.D., Portland State University.

King, Scott
Associate Professor of Computer Science; B.S., Utah State University; M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Kirklighter, Cristina
Professor of English; B.A., University of Kentucky; M.A., Valdosta State University; Ph.D., University of South Florida.

Klaus, Timothy
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems; B.S., M.B.A., M.S., Illinois State University; Ph.D., University of South Florida.

Klutz, Diane L.
Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University.

Kouzekanani, Kamiar
Professor of Educational Administration and Research; B.S., Oklahoma State University, M.S., University of California at Davis; Ph.D., University of Miami; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Kuntu-Mensah, Peter
Associate Professor of Geographic Information Science; B.S., (Hons) University of Science and Technology, Ghana; M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Maine.

Larkin, Patrick David
Associate Professor of Biochemistry; B.S., University of Iowa; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Layman, Eve L.
Associate Professor of Nursing and Chair, Department of Graduate Nursing; B.S.N., University of Maryland; M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Registered Nurse, Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

Lee, Jim
Professor of Economics; B.A., Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada; M.A., University of Waterloo, Canada; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Lehman, Roy L.
Professor of Biology; B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Lelkes, Anne-Marie
Assistant Professor of Accounting; B.A., Cameron University; M.S., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.

Lenz, Alan S.
Assistant Professor of Counseling; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Leo, David
Professor of Education and Chair, Department of Special Services; B.A., M.A., Pan American University-Edinburg; Ed.D., University of Houston.

Li, Long-Zhuang
Associate Professor of Computer Science; B.S., M.S., Northwestern Polytechnic University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.

Loon, Joseph C.
Professor of Geographic Information Science; B.S., M.S., University of Cape Town, South Africa; M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Loter, Joe C.
Professor of Chemistry, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences; B.A., McMurry College; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Loveland, Karen
Assistant Professor of Marketing; B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., New Mexico State University.

Lucero, Margaret
Professor of Management; B.S., Colorado State University; M.B.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., University of Houston-University Park.

Lucido, Frank
Professor of Education and Associate Dean, College of Education; B.A., M.S., Texas A&I University; M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; M.A., Incarnate Word University; Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Lyle, Stacey D.
Associate Professor of Geographic Information Science; B.S., M.S., Southern Polytechnic State University; Ph.D., University of Georgia; Registered Land Surveyor.

Mahdy, Ahmed
Associate Professor of Computer Science; B.S., Cairo University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Maresh, Michelle
Assistant Professor of Communications; B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; M.A., Texas Tech University, Ph.D., University of  Nebraska-Lincoln.

McCaleb, Karen
Associate Professor of Special Education; B.S., Framingham State University; M.Ed., Westfield State College; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado.

McClellan, Dorothy S.
Professor of Criminal Justice and Regents Professor; B.A., Temple University; M.A., Ed.S, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany.

McClung, Matthew
Assistant Professor of Music; B.S., M.M., University of Cincinnati; D.M.A., Rice University, Shepherd School of Music.

McCollough, Cheryl Ann
Associate Professor of Science Education; B.S., M.S., Baylor University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

McConnell, Melissa
Clinical Assistant Professor of Teacher Education; B.S., M.S., Ed.D., University of Wyoming.

McConnell, Rodney
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Wyoming.

McEndree, Phillip
Associate Professor of Education; B.S., Abilene Christian University; M.Ed., Ed.D., Texas A&M University.

McKee, David A.
Professor of Biology and Fisheries and Mariculture; B.S., Texas A&I University; M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Ph.D, Texas A&M University.

McLaughlin, Richard J.
Professor of Public Policy and Harte Research Institute Chair of Marine Policy and Law; A.B., Humboldt State University; J.D., Tulane University School of Law; L.L.M., University of Washington School of Law; J.S.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley.

Mehrubeoglu, Mehrube
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology; B.S., The University of Texas at Austin; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Melrose, Don
Associate Professor of Kinesiology; B.S., M.S., Illinois State University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University.

Mermann-Jozwiak, Elisabeth
Professor of English and Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts; M.A., University of Cologne, Germany; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mestas-Nunez, Alberto M.
Associate Professor of Environmental Science/Physical Oceanography; M.S., Ph.D., Oregon State University.

Meyer, Pamela S.
Professor of Sociology; B.A., Southern Connecticut State University; M.A.T., Southwest Texas State University; Ph.D., University of Texas School of Public Health.

Miller, Mary Ellen
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., M.S.N.; Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Registered Nurse.

Mollick, Joseph
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems; B.A., Bangladesh College; M.S., University of Texas at Arlington; M.B.A., Saint Edward’s University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University.

Montagna, Paul
Harte Research Institute Endowed Chair for Ecosystem Studies and Modeling and Professor of Marine Biology; B.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.S., Northeastern University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

Moody, Michael
Assistant Professor of Educational Administration; B.A., M.S., Chadron State College; Ed.D.,University of South Dakota-Vermillion

Moore, Peter
Associate Professor of History; B.A., East Tennessee State University; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Moreno, Miguen
Assistant Professor of Psychology; B.A., Arizona State University-West; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Mott, Joanna B.
Professor of Biology and Chair, Department of Life Sciences; B.S., University of Aston, Birmingham, U.K.; M.S., University of Waterloo, Canada; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Moury, John David
Associate Professor of Biology and Associate Dean of the College of Science and Engineering; B.S., M.S., East Tennessee State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Mozzachiodi, Riccardo
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology; B.S., Ph.D., University of Pisa, Italy.

Muñoz, Laura
Assistant Professor of History; B.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Murphy, Susan Wolf
Associate Professor of English and Co-Director of the University Core Curriculum Program; B.A., University of California; M.A., Sonoma State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Murray, Alison
Assistant Professor of Motor Development and Pedagogy; B.A., Strathclyde University, Scotland; M.S., Loughborough University, England; Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Naehr, Thomas
Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Science; M.S., Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany; Ph.D., Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany.

Neal, Melissa
Assistant Professor of Political Science; B.A., LeTourneau University; M.A., University of West Florida; Ph.D., Florida State University.

Nelson, Kaye W.
Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology; B.M., University of Corpus Christi; M.S., East Texas State University; M.S., Texas A&I University-Kingsville; Ed.D., East Texas State University.

Ocker, Liette
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology; B.S., M.Ed; Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of Houston.

Oliver, Marvarene
Associate Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology; B.S., University of Houston; M.Ed., Ed.D., East Texas State University.

Omoruyi, Felix
Assistant Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Benin.

Opffer, Elenie
Assistant Professor of Communication; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., San Francisco State University.

Ortlieb, Evan
Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction; B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Overath, Regina Deborah
Assistant Professor of Biology; B.A., Wells College; M.A., State University of New York; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Owens, Sherdeana
Assistant Professor of Public Health and Health Sciences Coordinator; B.A., Goucher College; M.P.A., University of Oklahoma; D.D.S., Baylor College of Dentistry.

Ozymy, Joshua B.
Assistant Professor of Political Science; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Paciotti, Karen
Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; M.Ed., Lamar University; Ed.D., Stephen F. Austin State University.

Pearce, Daniel L.
Professor of Education; B.A., Albion College; M.A.T., Wayne State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Pezold, Frank Lorenzo, III
Professor of Biology and Dean of the College of Science and Engineering; B.A., M.S., University of New Orleans; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Picou, Armand
Associate Professor of Finance; B.S., Louisiana State University; M.B.A., Nicholls State University; Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University.

Piker, Andrew
Associate Professor of Philosophy; B.A., Connecticut College; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Pletcher, Bethanie C.
Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instructions; B.S., University of Houston; M.Ed., University of Texas; Ed.D., University of Houston.

Prezas, Raul R.
Associate Professor of Education and Chair, Department of Educational Administration and Research, B.S., M.S., Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Quick, Catherine
Associate Professor of English; B.S., Southwest Baptist University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.

Quintanilla, Kelly M.
Provost; B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Quiroz, Anthony
Professor of History and Chair, Department of Humanities; B.A., University of Houston; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Ramirez, Michael
Assistant Professor of Sociology; B.A., Texas Tech University; M.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Rao, Mohan
Associate Professof of Management Information Systems; B.S., Osmania University; M.S., National Institute of Technology, Warngal; M.S., University of Waterloo; Ph.D., University of Alabama.

Reed, Anita
Assistant Professor of Accounting; B.B.A., Corpus Christi State University; M.B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Ph.D., University of South Florida.

Reuter, Gregory R.
Professor of Art; B.F.A., California College of Arts and Crafts; M.F.A., University of Hawaii.

Rhoades, Philip W.
Professor of Criminal Justice and Regents Professor; B.A., M.A., University of Texas at El Paso; Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany.

Ricard, Richard J.
Professor of Education; B.A., University of California at San Diego; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Riley, Barbra
Professor of Art; B.A., M.A., California State University, Sacramento.

Rios, Jo Marie
Professor of Political Science and Public Administration; B.A., M.A., St. Mary’s University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.

Robertson, Phyllis M.
Assistant Professor of Special Education; B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Rodríguez, Stephen
Associate Professor of Education; B.A., University of San Diego; M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., Florida State University.

Rogers, Nancy
Associate Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., M.S.N., Boston University; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University.

Rollie, Stephanie
Assistant Professor of Communication; B.A., Luther College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Rote, Carey
Professor of Art; B.A., Texas Christian University; M.A., Tulane University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Sadovski, Alexey
Professor of Mathematics; M.S., Moscow Institute of Transport Engineers (MITE); Ph.D., Academy of Science of the USSR.

Salem, Asad Abdul
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology; B.S., University of Mississippi; M.S., Tennessee State University; Ph.D., University of Akron

Sanders, Jana M.
Associate Professor of Education; B.S., M.S., Northeastern Oklahoma State University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University.

Sanos, Sandrine
Assistant Professor of History; B.A., Oxford University; M.A., London University; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Scherger, Michael C.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science; B.S., University of Akron; M.S., Ph.D., Kent State University.

Sefcik, Elizabeth
Professor of Nursing; B.S., Incarnate Word College; M.S., University of Colorado; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University; Registered Nurse, Clinical Specialist in Community Health.

Seidel, Steven D.
Professor of Psychology and Chair, Department of Psychology; B.A., University of Akron; M.A., University of Dayton; Ph.D., Miami University, Ohio.

Seiger, Lon H.
Professor of Kinesiology; B.S., Southeastern Oklahoma State University; M.Ed., East Central Oklahoma State University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University.

Sherman, W. Scott
Associate Professor of Management; B.A. M.B.A., Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Shirley, Thomas C.
Harte Research Institute Endowed Chair in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation Science and Professor of Biology; B.S., M.S., Texas A&I University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Shroff, Arpita
Assistant Professor of Accounting; B.S., CT Bauer College of Business; M.S., University of Houston; Ph.D., C.T. Bauer College of Business.

Silliman, James E.
Associate Professor of Chemistry; B.S., Muskingum College; M.S., John Carroll University; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Smee, Delbert L.
Assistant Professor of Biology; B.S., Piedmont College; M.S., Georgia Southern University; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology.

Smith, Elizabeth H.
Associate Research Scientist, Center for Coastal Studies; B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Smith, Robert Leonard
Professor of Education and Chair, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology; B.S., Ed.S., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Smith-Engle, Jennifer Margaret
Professor of Environmental Science and Geology; A.B., Vassar College; M.S., Yale University; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Southard, Jack M.
Associate Professor of Chemistry; B.S., M.S., Texas A&I University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Spaniol, Frank J.
Professor of Kinesiology; BUS, M.A., Morehead State University; Ed.D., University of Mississippi.

Sparks, Jean
Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering; B.S., Sam Houston State University; M.S., Corpus Christi State University; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University.

Spencer, Marilyn
Professor of Economics; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Sterba-Boatwright, Blair D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics; B.A., Swarthmore College; M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Strychar, Kevin
Blair Assistant Professor of Microbiology Marine Biology; B.S., M.S., University of New Brunswick (Canada); Ph.D., Central Queensland University (Australia).

Stunz, Greg
Professor of Marine Biology and Harte Research Institute Endowed Associate Research Professor in Marine Biology; B.S., University of Texas at San Antonio; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Sullivan, Nancy M.
Professor of English and Chair, Department of English; B.F.A., Ohio State University; M.A., Ohio University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Talley, Sharon
Professor of English; B.A., Trinity University; M.A., Texas A&M University- Commerce; Ph.D., University of North Texas.

Tarazaga, Pablo
Professor of Mathematics; M.S., Universidad Nacional de Cuyo-Argentina; Ph.D., Universidad Nacional de San Luis-Argentina.

Tejeda-Delgado, Maria Del Carmen
Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Theodossiou, Alexandra
Associate Professor of Finance; B.Sc., The Catholic University of America; M.B.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Ph.D., Drexel University.

Thomas, David R.
Associate Professor of Computer Science/Mathematics; B.S.E.E., University of Kansas; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton.

Thompson, Ethan
Assistant Professor of Communication; B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Thornton, Mary
Associate Professor of Music; B.Mus., Rice University; M. Mus., Cleveland Institute of Music; D.M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tintera, George D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics; A.B., Wabash College; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Tissot, Philippe
Associate Professor of Physics; Diploma, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Tobias, Steven
Assistant Professor of English; B.A., Bates College; M.A., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., University of Washington.

Tunnell, John W., Jr.
Professor of Biology; Associate Director, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies; Harte Research Scientist; and Regents Professor; B.S., M.S., Texas A&I University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Tyndall, Edward
Assistant Professor of Communication; B.A., M.F.A, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Um, Dugan
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology; B.S., Pusan National University, Korea; M.S., KAIST, Korea; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Valadez, Corinne
Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction; B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Villarreal, Javier
Professor of Spanish; B.B.A., Academia Comercial Mexico; B.F.A., B.A., M.A., Pan American University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Vokurka, Robert J.
Professor of Operations Management and Chair, Department of Finance, Economics, and Decision Science; B.A., Albion College; M.B.A., Northwestern; Ph.D., Texas A&M University; C.P.A., Illinois; C.M.A.; C.F. P.I.M; C.I.R.M.; C.P.M.; C.Q.M.; C.Q.E.

Waheeduzzaman, A.N.M.
Professor of Marketing and International Business; B.A., M.B.A., Dhaka University, Bangladesh; M.B.A., George Washington University; Ph.D., Kent State University.

Waldbeser, Lillian S.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Biology; B.S., University of Hawaii; M.S., California State University at Dominguez Hills; Ph.D., Oregon Health Sciences University; MT(ASCP), SBB(ASCP).

Ward, Martin
Professor of Teacher Education; B.A., McPherson College; M.Ed., Wichita State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.

Watson, Joshua C.
Associate Professor of Counseling; B.A., University of Connecticut; M.Ed., Clemson University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Webb, Heather E.
Associate Professor; B.S., Iowa State University; M.A., Southeastern Louisiana University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi.

Welch, Kristen
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; B.A., Texas A&M University; M.A., Ph.D., Sam Houston State University.

Wetz, Michael
Assistant Professor of Oceanography; B.S., Coastal Carolina University; M.S., Ph.D., Oregon State University.

Wheeless, Virginia E.
Professor of Communication; B.A., Kearney State College; M.A., Colorado State University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Wingfield, Sue Stewart
Associate Professor of Management; B.S.M.E., M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Houston- University Park; PHR.

Withers, Kim
Associate Research Scientist, Center for Coastal Studies; B.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; M.S., Northern Arizona State; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Wooster, Robert
Professor of History and Regents Professor; B.A., M.A., Lamar University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Yoskowitz, David W.
Professor of Economics; B.S., Bentley College; M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Young, Elaine
Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.S., University of New Mexico; M.Ed., University of Virginia; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.

Zamarripa, Manuel Xavier
Associate Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology; B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.S., Our Lady of the Lake University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Zebda, Awni M.
Professor of Accounting; B.Com., Ain Shams University, Egypt; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Zeidan, Rabih
Assistant Professor of Accounting; B.A., American University of Beirut; M.S., University of Houston-Clear Lake; Ph.D., University of Houston.

Zeng, Guang
Assistant Professor of Educational Administration and Research; B.A., Jiangxi Normal University; M.A., University of Texas-Pan American; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Zimba, Paul
Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Coastal Studies; B.A., Wesleyan College; M.S., Old Dominion University; Ph.D., Mississippi State University.

Zimmer, G. Beate
Associate Professor of Mathematics; Diploma in Mathematics, Universitat Konstanz, Germany; Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Zipprich, MaryAnn
Assistant Professor of Special Education; B.S., Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; M.Ed., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

Zunker, Norma
Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi


Non-Tenured Graduate Faculty

A | B | C | D | E | F |G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

(As of May 2011)
   

 

Aigner, Mary J.
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N, M.S.N, University of Texas at El Paso Texas; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University-Denton.

Barker, Connie
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Texas at El Paso; Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston.

Bell, Eva
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N, M.S.N, F.N.P., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Berlanga, Della
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Biberstein, Joseph
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.A., Webster University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Boodley, Christine
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., Carlow College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan School of Nursing; F.N.P., University of Texas at Galveston.

Buschang, Steve
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; B.S., Southwest Texas State University.

Butler, Kent
Special Appointment; B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Carpentier, Wilma
Associate Graduate Faculty; B.S., Mary Hardin-Baylor College; M.S., Texas Women University; Ph.D., University of Austin at Texas.

Castillo, Yvonne
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S., Corpus Christi State University, M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Crane, Kathleen
Special Appointment; B.S., Gannon University; M.S.N., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Crawford, Ann
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., M.S.N., University of North Dakota; Ph.D., Texas A&M University-College Station.

Culpepper, Carrie
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., University of Texas at Austin; M.S.N., Texas Women’s University-Houston.

Davidson, Sherri
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington.

Demers, Michael
Special Appointment; B.S.Ed., M.S., University of North Dakota; M.Phil., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Elliot, Leanne
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; A.S.N., Victoria College; M.S.N., Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi.

Fernandez, Mary Alice
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio; M.S., Texas A&M University-College Station; Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Futrell, Toby
Special Appointment; B.S., St. Edwards University; M.B.A., South Texas State University.

Hughes, Mark
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S., North Texas State University; M.S., Corpus Christi State University; Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. 

Kelly, Linda
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S., Pan American College at Edinburg; M.S., Corpus Christi State University; Ed.D., Texas A&M University-CC & K.

Lambden, Mary Pat
Professor of Finance ; B. Com., Cairo University, Egypt; M.B.A., D.B.A., George WasAdjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., Texas Christian University; M.S., Texas Woman’s University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Leal, Elizabeth M.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing; BSN, University of the Incarnate aword; MSN, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Martinez, Connie
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences; A.S.S, Weststark Community College;.; B.S.N., University of Texas- Pan American; M.S.N., University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio; DNP., Texas Women’s University.

McKinney, Larry
Associate Graduate Faculty; B.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Moretzsohn, Fabio
Associate Graduate Faculty; B.S., University of Sao Paulo; M.S., University of the Ryukyus, Japan; Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa.

O’Malley, Ryan
Special Appointment; B.F.A., University of South Dakota; M.F.A, Louisiana State University

Pollack, Jennifer
Associate Graduate Faculty; B.A., Northwestern University; M.S., Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

Reese, Elizabeth
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S., Towson State University; M.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Smith, Richard A.
Special Appointment; B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Smith, Leslie
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., Baylor University; M.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington.

Thornberry, Amy
Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., University of Texas at Austin; M.S.N., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Tinterra, Ping “Charlene”
Associate Graduate Faculty; B.S., Yung-Ta College of Technology and Commerce, Taiwan; B.B.A., Soochow University, Taiwan; M.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Vela, Norma Vilches
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing; BSN, University of Texas, Austin; MSN, University of Phoenix.

Wetz, Michael
Assistant Professor of Marine Biology; B.S., Coastal Carolina University; M.S., Ph.D., Oregon State University.

Wood, Tony
Special Appointment; A.S., Del Mar College; B.S., Corpus Christi State University; MS, American Military University, American Public University System.

 


Emeritus Faculty and Administrative Officers

(As of February 2016)

Since 1994 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has awarded emeritus status to distinguished former faculty members and administrators in recognition of significant contributions to the University. Many emeritus faculty members and administrators continue to serve the University during their retirement.

Presidents Emeritus

Furgason, Robert R.
Vice Presidents Emeritus
Davis, Wallace, Vice President Emeritus for Academic Affairs.

Dean Emerita/Emeritus

Bakke, Ruth M.College of Science and Technology

Cox, Robert L.College of Education

Hain, PaulCollege of Arts and Humanities

Marinez, DianaCollege of Science and Engineering

Richards, John M.College of Business

Wagenschein, MiriamCollege of Arts and Humanities

 

Faculty Emerita/Emeritus

Barnes, Stephen S.Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Berkebile, AlanProfessor Emeritus of Geology

Bezdek, RobertProfessor Emeritus of Political Science

Cameron, PaulAssociate Professor Emeritus of Accounting

Carpenter, John M.Professor Emeritus of Management

Carrillo, LeonardoProfessor Emeritus of Mexican American Studies

Carroll, PatrickProfessor Emeritus of History

Cassidy, JackProfessor Emeritus of Reading

Cox, CatherineProfessor Emerita of English

Cross, Wilton RayProfessor Emeritus of Educational Leadership

Drum, RandellProfessor Emeritus of Education

Ellzey, Roy S.Professor Emeritus of Computer Science

Freeman, Janice R.Professor Emerita of Biology

Freeman, Joyce F.Professor Emerita of Biology

Hain, PaulProfessor Emeritus of Public Administration

Haswell, JanisProfessor Emerita of English

Haswell, RichardProfessor Emeritus of English

Haynes, Herbert R.Professor Emeritus of Computer Science

Howard, Ronald M.Professor Emeritus of Education

Huie, William “Bill”Professor Emeritus of Communication

Irwin, Charles D.Professor Emeritus of Management

Joyner, Betty C.Professor Emerita of Management

Knight, Earnest LeonProfessor Emeritus of Marketing

Logsdon, SamProfessor Emeritus of Music

Maroney, Robert E.Professor Emeritus of Education

McMinn, Robert D.Professor Emeritus of Economics

Mead, DavidProfessor Emeritus of English

Meyer, PatriciaProfessor Emerita of Early Childhood Education

McKee, DavidProfessor Emeritus of Marine Biology

Norrell, Clarence L.Professor Emeritus of Education

Pennington, MarieAssociate Professor Emerita of Kinesiology

Purdy, RossProfessor Emeritus of Sociology

Shepperd, RichardProfessor Emeritus of Occupational Training and Development

Shirley, ThomasProfessor Emeritus of Marine Biology

Spencer, MarthaProfessor Emerita of Education

Stevenson, John W.Professor Emeritus of Accounting

Sutherland, JudithProfessor Emerita of Nursing

Trevino, Albert D.Professor Emeritus of Education

Tunnell, John “Wes”Professor Emeritus of Biology

Vokurka, RobertProfessor Emeritus of Operations Management

Wagenschein, MiriamProfessor Emerita of Sociology

Weiner, LawrenceProfessor Emeritus of Music and Composer-in-Residence Emeritus

Whitmire, RayProfessor Emeritus of Finance

Wells, Tim J.Professor Emeritus of Teaching Education

 


Graduate Council

The purpose of the Graduate Council is to consider all matters relating to graduate programs at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and to recommend practices and policies that enhance the quality of the University’s graduate programs. The Graduate Council serves as the advisory body to the Graduate Dean. The membership is available here.

 


 

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents

(As of September 2015)

 The membership is available here.


Administration

(As of September 2015)

 Officers fo the Administration can be found here.