Jul 16, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Faculty, Regents, and Administration



Faculty and Librarians

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Abdelsamad, Moustafa H.
Professor of Finance; B. Com., Cairo University, Egypt; M.B.A., D.B.A., George Washington University.

Abdulla, Hussain
Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.S., University of Bahrain; M.S., Ph.D., Old Dominion University.

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

Aipperspach, Ruth
Instructor of Communication; B.A., John Brown University; M.S., University of North Texas.

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

Anderson, Jennifer Lynn
Associate Librarian; B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; M.L.S., Texas Woman’s University.

Araiza, Isabel
Associate 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.

Balkin, Richard
Associate Professor of Counseling and Education Psychology; B.S., M.Ed., Univeristy of Missouri-Columbia; Ph.D. University of Arkansas.

Banda, Rose M.
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership; B.S., University of Nevada; M.S., Ed.D., Boise State University.

Barnes, Mary L.
Clinical Assistant Professor/ Athletic Training Education Program Director; B.A., Coe College; M.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Benibo, Bilaye R.
Professor of Sociology; O.N.D., University of Science and Technology, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria; B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Lagos, Nigeria; Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis.

Berkich, Don
Associate Professor of Philosophy; B.A., M.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts.

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

Besonen, Mark R.
Assistant Professor of Earth System Science; B.S., Tufts University; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts.

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

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

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

Bird, Chris
Associate Professor of Biology; B.S., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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 J.
Assistant Professor of Physical Oceanography; B.S., Gdansk Technical University, Poland; M.S., Dallhousie University; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Boham, Mikaela
Associate Professor of Athletic Training; B.S., University of Nevada; M.S., Ed.D., Boise State University.

Bolick, Margaret
Associate Professor of Teacher Education; B.A., M.Ed., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Kansas State University.

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

Bowden, Randall
Professor of Educational Leadership-Higher Education Administration; B.A. Colorado Christian College; M.A. University of Colorado; Ph.D. University of Denver.

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

Bridges, David
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chair, Department of Engineering; B.S., M.S., Mississippi State University; Ph.D., California State of Technology.

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

Bruun, Cilla 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.

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; B.A., University of Houston; M.S., Laredo State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Castillo, Yvonne
Clinical Faculty of Counseling; B.S., Corpus Christi, State University; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

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

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.

Chen, Lea-Der
Professor of Mechanical Engineering; B.S. National Taiwan University; M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University.

Cifuentes, Lauren
Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction; B.A., University of California-Berkeley; M.A.T., Duke University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

Coeckelenbergh, Yves
Professional Assistant Professor of Chemistry; License, University of Brussels; Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo.

Coffin, Richard
Professor of Oceanography and Chair, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences; B.A., M.S., University of New Hampshire; Ph.D., University of Delaware.

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

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

Conkey, Andrew
Assistant Professor; B.S., Texas A&I University; M.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Ph.D., Texas A&M University-College Station.

Conkle, Jeremy
Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.S., Longwood University; M.S., The College of Charleston; Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

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

Crane, Kathleen
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing; Diploma in Nursing, Saint Vincent Health Center; B.S., Gannon University; M.S.N., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; Certified in Nursing Informatics.

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

Culver, Melissa
Assistant Professor of Spanish; B.A., Universidad de Murcia, España; Ph.D., State University of New York-Stony Brook

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; 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.

Deis, Kathy Ann
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.S., M.S.N., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

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.

Dillard, Robert J.
Assistant Professor of Political Science; M.S., United States Military Academy; M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Dogbey, James K.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education; B.Ed., University of Cape Coast; M.S., Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of South Florida.

Doolan, Stephen
Associate Professor of English; M.A., Humboldt State; Ph.D., Northern Arizona University.

Doyungan, Stella M.
Professional Associate Professor of Biology; B.S., Mindanao State University, Philippines; M.S., Ph.D., University of the Philippines- Los Baños, Philippines.

Dubose, Loree
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; M.S.N., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

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

Epley, Jennifer
Assistant Professor of Political Science; B.A., Vassar College; M.A., ABD, University of Michigan.

Ersoy, I. Burak
Instructor of Computer Science; B.S., Mindanao State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of the Phillippines.

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

Fahlman, Andreas.
Assistant Professor of Biology; B.S., Hawaii Pacific University; Ph.D., Carleton University.

Fant, J. Steven
Assistant Professor of Computer Science/Mathematics; B.S., M.S., 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.

Fleming, Kathleen G.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christ.

Flores, José
Assistant Professor of Music; B.M., M.M., Queens College-Aaron Copland School of Music; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Fomenko, Julie
Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., Medical College of Georgia; M.S.N., Walden University.

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.

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

Fox, Rafael
Instructor of Electrical Engineering; B.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville; M.S., Texas A&M University.

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

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

Friley, L. Brooke
Assistant Professor of Communication; B.A., M.A., University of Louisville; A.B.D., Purdue University

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

García, Mario
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean, College of Science and Engineering; 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.

Garcia Carrillo, Luis R.
Assistant Professor of Engineering; B.S., M.S., Institute of Technology of La Laguna, Mexico; Ph.D., University of Technology of Compiegne.

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

Geist, Simon
Assistant Professor of Marine Biology; B.Sc., University of Bremen, Germany; Ph.D., University of Bremen Germany.

Gere, Rich
Professor of Art and Chair, Department of Art and Design; B.F.A, University of Massachusetts; M.F.A., University of Tennessee.

Gevrek, Deniz
Assistant Professor of Economics; B.A., Bogazici University; M.S., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

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.

Glanc, Gina
Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. Western Reserve University.

Gold, John R.
Research Professor of Biology; B.A., Knox College; PostDoc, Ph.D., University of California.

Gonzales, Xavier
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences; B.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; M.S., Texas A&M University Health Science Center; Ph.D., Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

Goodman, Nancy T.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., Wayne State University; M.S., Wright State University; Registered Nurse, Certified in Maternal, Gynecological, Neonatal Nursing.

Greathouse, Susan
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.N., University of Calgary; M.S.N., University of British Columbia.

Grisé, David J.
Assistant Professional Track Faculty of Biology; B.S., Gannon University; M.A., State University of New York; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

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

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

Hadimlioglu, I. Alihan
Instructor of Computer Science; B.S., Istanbul Commerce University; M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Hamilton, Mary Jane
Professor of Nursing; 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.

Harris, Randall
Professor of Management and Chair, Management and Marketing; B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.B.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Florida.

Hartlaub, Mark
Professor of Psychology and Dean of College of Liberal Arts; B.A., University of Denver; M.A., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., University at Albany-State University of New York.

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

Hernandez, Carmen
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing; A.D.N., Del Mar College; B.S.N, M.S.N., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Registered Nurse.

Hilker, Jerry
Instructor of Kinesiology and Head Athletic Trainer; B.S., University of Nebraska; M.S., Northwest Missouri State University.

Hiraishi, Sayuri
Clinical Assistant Professor of Kinesiology; B.S., Texas State University; M.S., University of Florida.

Hodges, Ann
Associate Librarian; B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.L.S., University of North Texas; M.S., University of North Texas.

Hogan, J.Derek
Associate Professor of Marine Biology; B.S., Brock University; Ph.D., University of Windsor.

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

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

Hu, Xinping
Associate Professor of Chemistry; B.S., Peking University; Ph.D., Old Dominion University.

Huang, Yuxia (Lucy)
Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Science; B.S., Jiang Xi Normal University; M.S., South China Normal University; Ph.D., University at Buffalo/ The State University of New York.

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

Hughes, Mark V.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Teacher Education; B.S., North Texas State University; M.S., Corpus Christi State University; Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Huerta, Juan Carlos
Professor of Political Science; B.A., Texas A&M University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Houston.

Hunnicutt Hollenbaugh, K. Michelle
Associate Professor of Counselor Education; B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University.

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

Jarrell, Melissa
Professor of Criminal Justice and Chair, Department of Undergraduate Studies; B.A., Eckerd College; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Florida.

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

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.

Jin, Lei
Associate Professor of Statistics; B.S., Huanzhong University of Science & Technology; M.S., Zhejiang University; Ph.D. Texas A&M University.

Johnson, Andrew F.
Assistant Professor of Management; B.A., Tarelton University; M.S., Tarleton University; M.A., Tarleton University; Ph.D., University of Texas-San Antonio.

Johnson, Philip
Professor of Theatre and Technical Director of University Theatre; B.S., Ball State University; M.F.A., Michigan State University.

Johnson, Robin
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education; B.S., Baylor University; M.Ed., Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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

Jung, Jinha
Assistant Professor of Engineering; B.S., M.S., Seoul National University; Ph.D., Purdue University.

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

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

Kesterson, Misty R.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Kinesiology; B.S., M.S., Texas Tech University; Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christ.

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

Kim, Iltai
Assistant Professor of Engineering; M.S. Pohang University of Science & Technology; Ph.D. University of Tennessee.

King, Scott
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Chair, Department of Computing Sciences; B.S., Utah State University; M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University.

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

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.

Krishnagiri, Archana
Instructor of Mathematics; B.S., ASM College, India; M.S., Texas A&M University.

Kutil, Brandi
Professional Associate Professor of Undergraduate Studies; B.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University-College Station.

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

Lazaro, Rosa
Assistant Professor of Theatre; B.F.A., Utah State University; M.F.A., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Lee, Byung-Cheol
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering; B.S., M.S., Yonsei University, Korea; Ph.D., Purdue University.

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

Lenz, Alan Stephen
Associate Professor of Counselor Education; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

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

Li, Zhaorui
Assistant Professor of Engineering; B.S., Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Liu, Chuntao
Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences; B.S., Lanzhou University, Gansu, China; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wyoming.

Long, Arlene
Instructor of Music; B.M., Samford University; M.M., University of Michigan.

Louis, Lisa
Associate Librarian; B.A., Louisiana State University; M.L.S., University of North Texas; M.S., University of North Texas.

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

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

Lucido, Frank
Professor 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.

Luna, J. Don
Professor of Theatre and Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance; B.S., Memphis State University; M.F.A., University of Arizona.

Mahdy, Ahmed
Professor of Computer Science and Interim Vice President for Research Commercialization and Outreach; B.S., Cairo University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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

Martinez, Laura
Associate Librarian; B.A., Yale University; M.L.S., University of North Texas.

Martinez, Petra
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., M.S.N., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

McCaleb, Karen
Professor of Special Education and Interim Dean, College of Graduate Studies; 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, James Matthew
Assistant Professor of Music; B.S., M.M., University of Cincinnati; D.M.A., Rice University, Shepherd School of Music.

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

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

McNamara, Mark
Professional Associate Professor of Life Sciences; B.S., M.S., Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

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

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

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.

Moore, Eric
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; B.S., Sam Houston State University; M.Phil., Cambridge University, England; J.D., Harvard Law School.

Moore, Peter
Professor of History and Chair, Department of Humanities; B.A., East Tennessee State University; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

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

Murgulet, Dorina
Associate Professor of Geology; B.Sc., M.Sc., Al. I. Cuza University, Romania; M.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama.

Murphy, Susan Wolff
Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts; B.A., University of California; M.A., Sonoma State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Murray, Karen
Clinical and Associate Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., St. Louis University; M.S., University of California at San Francisco; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago.

Myers, Elwin R.
Associate Professor of Management; B.A., M.S., University of Southern California; M.A., California State University, Sacramento; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Narayana, Narendra
Visiting Assistant Professor of Science and Engineering; B.Sc, M.Sc., Bangalore University; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

Nicolau, Terri
Instructor of Biology; B.A., Corpus Christi State University; B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University Corpus Christi; M.S. Secondary Education Certification.

Oliver, Marvarene
Associate Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology and Interim Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies; B.S.Ed., University of Houston; M.Ed., Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce.

O’Malley, Ryan
Assistant Professor of Art; B.A., University of South Dakota; M.A., Louisiana State University.

Omoruyi, Felix.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Benin.

Ortiz, Cristina Jasso
Assistant Professor of Spanish; B.A., Southern Connecticut State University; MPhil., Ph.D., Yale University.

Ozymy, Joshua
Professor of Political Science and Director, Honors Program; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Palaniappan, Devanayagam
Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.Sc., University of Madras, India; M.Sc. Bharathidasan University, India; Ph.D. University of Hyderabad, India.

Patrick, Christopher
Assistant Professor of Marine Biology; B.S., University of Maryland at College Park; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Pena, Joe
Associate Professor of Art; B.F.A., M.F.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Petican, Laura
Assistant Professor of Art and Director of University Galleries; B.A., Visual Arts, University of Western Ontario; Ph.D., Art History, Jacobs University Bremen.

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.

Pichardo, Claudia
Professional Associate Professor of Social Work; B.A., University of Kentucky; M.S.S.W., 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.

Pollack, Jennifer
Associate Professor of Marine Biology; M.S., Northwestern University; M.S., Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

Portnoy David S.
Assistant Professor of Marine Biology; B.S., The College of William and Mary; Ph.D., The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The College of William and Mary.

Postelnicu, Valentina
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education; M.S., University of Bucharest; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Proffitt, Ed
Professor and Chair, Department of Life Sciences;

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

Quintanilla, Kelly M.
Professor of Communication and President and CEO; B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

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

Rahnemoonfar, Maryam
Assistant Professor of Computer Science; B.S., University of Isfahan, Iran; M.S., University of Tehran, Iran; Ph.D., University of Salford, UK.

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

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

Reed, Anita
Associate Professor of Accounting and Chair, Accounting, Finance, and Business Law; B.B.A., Corpus Christi State University; M.B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; C.P.A; Ph.D., University of South Florida.

Reese, Brandi
Assistant Professor of Marine Biology; B.S., Southern Methodist University; M.S., University of California; Ph.D., Texas A&M University-College Station.

Reid, Galina
Instructor of Physics and Astronomy; M.S., State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Reinhardt, Kimberly
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education; B.A., Niagara University; M.Ed., Boston University; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

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.

Rhoden, Aubrey
Professional Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.S., Texas State University; Ph.D., University of Texas in Arlington.

Ricard, Richard J.
Professor of Counselor Education and Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Development; B.A., University of California at San Diego; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University.

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

Roberto, Katherine
Assistant Professor of Management; B.A., Austin College; M.S., University of Texas-Arlington; Ph.D., University of Texas-Arlington.

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

Rodriguez, Stephanie
Assistant Professor of Communications; B.A., Luther College; M.A., and Ph.D., University of Iowa.

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

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

Rudowsky, Catherine
Dean of University Libraries; B.A., Ashland University; M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh; M.B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Russell, Kelly
Associate Professor of Theatre and Director of the University Theatre; B.F.A., Southwest Texas State University; M.F.A., Baylor University.

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

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

Sanford, Amy Aldridge
Professor of Communication Studies and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; B.A., M.Ed., Northeastern State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of  Iowa.

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

Scarpa, John
Associate Professor of Aquaculture; B.S., Long Island University; M.S., University of Delewar Newark; Ph.D., Texas A&M University-College Station.

Scott, Paula M.
Hospital Librarian. B.A., Bucknell University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Rochester; M.L.S., State University of New York – Albany.

Scott, Sarah
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Public Administration; B.S., Texas State University; M.S., Texas State University; Ph.D., Texas State University.

Scott, Ronald D.
Associate Professor of Music; B.S., University of Alabama; M.S., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., Texas Tech 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; 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.

Sencerz, Stefan
Associate Professor of Philosophy; B.A., University of Warsaw; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester.

Shaver, Leigh
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.A., M.S.N., University of Texas at Austin.

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

Shinoda, Toshiaki
Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences; B.S., M.S., Hokkaido University; Ph.D., University of Hawaii.

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

Simionescu, Petru-Aurelian
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering; B.S., Ph.D., University of Politehnica of Bucharest; Ph.D., Auburn University.

Sipes, Dan
Assistant Professor of Music; B.M., Arizona State University; M.M., Appalachian State University.

Sipes, Diana
Professor of Music and Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts; B.M., M.M., University of South Carolina; D.M.A., Louisiana State University.

Smith, Kellie W.
Professional Assistant Professor of Communication; B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Smith, Richard
Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Science; B.S., M.S., Texas A&M UNiversity-Corpus Christi; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Smith, Robert Leonard
Professor of Counseling 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.

Sollitto, Michael
Assistant Professor of Communication, B.S., M.S., Murray State University; Ph.D., West Virginia University.

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

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

Spirko, Jeffery
Professional Assistant Professor of Physics; B.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University.

Starek, Michael
Associate Professor of Civil and Geospatial Engineering; M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Ph.D., University of Florida.

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.

Stunz, Greg
Associate Professor of Marine Biology; B.S., University of Texas at San Antonio; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

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

Tejeda-Delgado, Maria Del Carmen
Associate Professor of Education and Interim Chair, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Learning Sciences; 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.

Thomas, Rebekah
Associate Professor of Physiology; B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver; Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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

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

Tiller, Glenn
Associate Professor of Philosophy; B.A., M.A., University of Manitoba, Ph.D., University of Toronto.

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

Tintera, Ping-Jung Hsiang
Professional Associate Professor of Mathematics Education; B.S., B.B.A., Soochow University, Taiwan R.O.C.; M.S., Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

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

Tunnell, John W., Jr.
Professor of Biology; Endowed Chair, 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.

Turner, Jeffrey
Assistant Professor of Marine Biology; M.S., Mercer University; M.S., University of Georgia; Ph.D., Odum School of Ecology.

Tyndall, Edward
Assistant Professor of Media; 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
Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction; B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Venzon, Marcia
Instructor of Mathematics; B.S., University of Texas; M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

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.

Walther, Benjamin
Assistant Professor of Marine Biology; B.A., B.S., University of Texas in Austin; Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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.

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

Withers, Kim
Assistant Professor of Biology and 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; B.A., M.A., Lamar University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Xie, Feiqin
Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences; B.S., Lanzhou University, China; M.S., Peking University; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Yari, Masoud
Professional Assistant Professor; B.Sc., M.Sc., Isfahan University of Technology; Ph.D. Indiana University.

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

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, Lebanon; M.S., University of Houston- Clear Lake; Ph.D., University of Houston.

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

Zhang, Hua
Assistant Professor of Engineering; B.Eng., M.Eng., Human University, China; Ph.D., University of Regina, Canada.

Zhao, Qiuhong
Assistant Professor of Accounting; B.M., The Medical School of Tongji University; M.P.A., Indiana University at Bloomington; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder.

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

Zimba, Paul
Associate Professor and Director, 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.

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

 


Emeritus Faculty and Administrative Officers

 

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.

Emeriti Faculty 

Regents Professors 

 


The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents

 

Board of Regents 

 


Administration

 

Administration