Nov 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 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 May 2019)
   
Araiza, Isabel
Associate Professor of Sociology; B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; M.A., Ph.D., Boston College.
 
Aubrey, Meg
Assistant Professor of Art and Foundations Coordinator; B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design; M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design.
 
Avsar, Veysel
Associate Professor of Economics; B.A., Istanbul University; M.A., Ph.D., Florida International University.

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

Bajuyo, Leticia
Assistant Professor of Art Sculpture; B.F.A., University of Notre Dame; M.F.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Baldwin, Sara
Associate Professor of Nursing and Interim Associate Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences; B.S.N., University of Utah; M.S., University of Portland; Ph.D., University of Nebraska.

Banda, Rose M.
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership; B.A., M.E., University of Texas at San Antonio; Ph.D., Texas A&M University-College Station.   
 
Belkhouche, Mohammed
Professional Assistant Professor of Computer Science; B.S., Tlemcen University; M.S., Tulane University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.  
 
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
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.

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.

Bippert, Kelli
Assistant Professor of Literacy Education; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio.

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

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

Botello-Zamarron, Raquel
Assistant Professor of Psychology; B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State 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

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

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, Baohua
Professional Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.S., Lanzhou University; M.S., Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Science; Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology. 
 
Cifuentes, Lauren
Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction; B.A., University of California-Berkeley; M.A.T., Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

Comparini, Lisa
Associate 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.

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

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

Cruz-Milan, Oliver
Assistant Professor of Marketing; B.S., Hilton College-University of Houston; M.S., Universidad La Salle-Cancun; Ph.D., University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. 

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.

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.

Devlin, Donna
Research Professor of Life Sciences; B.A., University of South Florida; Ph.D., University Louisiana Lafayette.
 
Edwards, Dessynie
Assistant Professor of Education Administration; B.A., M.A., St. Mary’s University; Ph.D., Texas State University.
 
Ekici, Celil
Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.S., M.S., Middle East Technical University; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

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

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

Felix, Joseph
Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry; B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S., University of North Carolina Wilmington; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.   

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.

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; Ph.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
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.

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

Garza-Cuen, Jennifer
Assistant Professor of Art (Photography); B.A., American University in Cairo; M.F.A., M.A., Rhode Island School of Design.
 
Geist, Simon
Assistant Professor of Marine Biology; B.S., 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.
 
Gerlach, Jennifer
Assistant Professor of School Counseling; B.A., University of Tennessee; M.E., Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University. 

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.

Gonzales, Xavier
Professional 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.

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

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

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.

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.

Hinojosa, Yndalecio
Assistant Professor of English; B.A., M.A., Texas A&M University-Kingsville; M.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio.  
 
Hoff, Julie A.
Professor of Nursing and Health Sciences and Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences; B.S., Rush University; M.P.H., M.S., Ph.D, University of Illinois at Chicago.
 
Holubowitch, Nicolas
Professional Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.S., College of William and Mary; M.S., University of Denver; Ph.D., Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork.  

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

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

Huang, Minhua
Professional Assistant Professor of Computer Science; B.S., Jiang Nan University; B.S., M.S., City College, CUNY; M.S., Ph.D., Graduate Center, CUNY.
 
Huang, Yuxia (Lucy)
Associate 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.

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 Dean of University College; 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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
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.

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

Lau, Chrissy
Assistant Professor of History; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara.

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

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

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.

Luttrell, Eric
Professional Assistant Professor of English; B.A., University of Louisiana; M.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., University of Oregon.
 
Lynch-Davis, Kathleen
Professor and Chair, Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Learning Sciences; B.A., M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Wilmington; Ph.D., Indiana University.

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

Maitland, Daniel
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology; B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; M.A., Ph.D, Western Michigan University.

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

Mathur, Sunil
Professor and Assistant to the Dean for Research Development; B.S., M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., University of Delhi.
 
Maxwell, Gerri
Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Leadership; B.A., Texas Lutheran College; M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria; Ph.D., Texas A&M University-College Station.

McCaleb, Karen
Professor of Special Education and Dean of the 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, Cherie Ann
Professor of Science Education and Interim Chair, Department of Life Sciences; 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.

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.

Metcalf, Judy
Professional Assistant Professor of Biology; B.S., Ph.D., University of Louisville; M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. 

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

Moreno, Miguel
Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A., Arizona State University-West; Ph.D., Arizona State University.
 
Moretzsohn, Fabio
Professional Assistant Professor of Biology; B.S., University of Sao Paulo; M.S., University of the Ryukyus; Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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

Murphey, Christina
Associate Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; M.S.N., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Murphy, Susan Wolff
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.

Narayana, Narendra
Professional Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.S., M.S., Bangalore University; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
 
Nelson, Kristina
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Central Florida.   
 
Newmire, Daniel
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology; B.A., University of Iowa; M.S., Life University; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University.

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

Omoruyi, Felix
Associate Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Benin.
 
Owens, Sherdeana
Clinical 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.
Professor of Political Science and Director, Honors Program; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.
 
Patrick, Christopher
Assistant Professor of Marine Biology; B.S., University of Maryland at College Park; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.
 
Peck, Jessica
Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Texas Medical Branch; D.N.P., University of Alabama.

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.

Phillips, Clarenda M.
Professor of Sociology and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Ph.D, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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.

Prakash, Jai
Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.S., St. Stephen’s College; M.S., Indian Institute of Science; Ph.D., Wayne State University. 
 
Proffitt, Ed
Professor and Chair, Department of Life Sciences; B.S., University of Miami; M.S., East Carolina University; Ph.D., University of South Florida.

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.

Ramirez, Michael 
Associate Professor of Sociology; B.A., Texas Tech University; M.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Georgia.
 
Rauhaus, Beth
Assistant Professor of Public Administration; B.A., Nicholls State University; M.A., Ph.D., Mississippi State University. 

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; Ph.D., University of South Florida.

Reinhardt, Mark
Associate Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., Belmont University; M.S.N., University of Texas Health Science Center; D.N.P., Vanderbilt University.

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 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., Ph.D., University of Texas-Arlington.
 
Rodriguez, Stephanie
Associate Professor of Communication; B.A., Luther College; M.A., 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.

Rogers, Bryan
Assistant Professor of Management; B.S.A., M.P.P.A., Ph.D., Mississippi 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., Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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

Salter, Sarah
Assistant Professor of English; B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

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

Scott, David K.
Professor of Education and Dean of the College of Education and Human Development; B.S., Texas A&M University; M.S., Midwestern State University; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado.

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.

Shelton, Brian
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Music; B.M., Northern Illinois University; M.A., George Mason University; D.M.A., University of Arizona. 

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

Sheta, Alaa
Assistant Professor of Computer Science; B.E., M.Sc., Cairo University; Ph.D., George Mason University.

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

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, Katherine
Assistant Professor of Marketing; B.B.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe; M.B.A., D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University.
 
Smith, Kellie W.
Assistant Professor of Communication and Director, Center for Faculty Excellence; B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
 
Smith, Lawrence
Professor of Accounting; B.B.A., M.B.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe; D.B.A., Louisiana Tech 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.

Song, Hongzhi
Professional Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Science; B.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
 
Sorensen, Jennifer
Assistant Professor of English; B.A., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan. 

Spaniol, Frank J.
Professor of Kinesiology; BUS, 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.
 
Squires, David
Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Educational Technology; B.A., Southwestern University; M.Ed, Ph.D., University of Georgia.
 
Staples, Michele
Clinical Assistant Professor of Teacher Education; B.S., University of Houston; M.A., University of Texas at San Antonio; Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Kingsville. 

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
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.

Szczerbinska, Barbara
Professor of Physics; M.S., University of Wroclaw; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

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 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.

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
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

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.

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

Um, Dugan
Associate 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.

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 at Austin; Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Wetz, Michael
Associate 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 and Regents Professor; B.A., M.A., Lamar University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Xie, Junfei
Assistant Professor of Computer Science; B.S., University of Electronic Science and Technology of China; M.S., Ph.D., University of North Texas.
 
Yadav, Mamta
Professional Assistant Professor of Computer Science; B.E., Institute of Engineering and Technology; M.S., Oklahoma City University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
 
Yari, Masoud
Professional Assistant Professor of Computer Science; 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.

Zaikman, Yuliana
Assistant Professor of Psychology; B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., New Mexico State 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; 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.

Zhang, Lin
Assistant Professor of Marine Chemisty; B.S., Ocean University of China; M.S., University of Massachusetts; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island. 
 
Zhang, Ning
Assistant Professor of Computer Science; B.S., Beijing Jiaotong University; M.S., Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications; Ph.D., University of Waterloo.
 
Zhao, Meng
Associate Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., Shandong University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
 
Zimba, Paul
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
Assistant Professor of Teacher 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 July 2018)
   

 

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.

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.

DeYoe, Hudson

Special Appointment; B.S., Cornell University; M.S., University of Vermont; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.

Elliot, Leanne

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

Embree, Mark 

Associate Graduate Faculty; B.S., Virginia Tech; Ph.D., University of Oxford.

Felder, Darell

Special Appointment; B.S., M.S., Texas A&I University-Kingsville; Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

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.

Fleming, Thuy

Special Appointment; B.S., M.S., California State University-Northridge.

Futrell, Toby

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

Garrison, James

Special Appointment; B.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Garza, Corey

Special Appointment; B.S., California State University; Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara

Gaudette, Lauren

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., Texas Women’s University; M.S.N., University of Texas at San Antonio; F.N.P., University of Texas at Galveston.

Gondran, Sue Ellen

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S., M.S.N., F.N.P., University of Texas at Austin.

Grabowski, Jonathan

Special Appointment; B.S., Duke University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Hamilton, Jacqueline

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S., M.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.

Hare, Martha

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., M.S.N., Texas Women’s University; D.N.P., Texas Tech University Health Science Center-Lubbock.

Hay, Richard

Associate Graduate Faculty; B.A., University of South Florida; M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Henson, Robin

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing; D.N.P., Texas Women’s University.

Herzog, Jean

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., University of Mary Hardin; M.S.N., A.N.P., F.N.P., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Hinojosa, David

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S., M.S., Texas A&I University; Ed.D., University of Houston

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. 

Jensen, David

Associate Graduate Faculty; B.S., M.A., Texas A&I University-Kingsville; B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Johnson, James

Special Appointment; B.A., Austin College; M.A., J.D., University of Houston.

Keller, Brian

Special Appointment; B.S., Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., The John Hopkins University

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.

Khan, Izhar A.

Special Appointment; B.S., M.S., Aligarh Muslim University, India; PhD., Banaras Hindu University, India.

Kimbera, Christy

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., West Texas State University-Canyon; M.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington.

Klutz, Diane

Associate Graduate Faculty; B.S., M.S., F.N.P., Ph.D., Texas Women University.

Kostoff, Heather

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

Lambden, Mary Pat

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., Texas Christian University; M.S., Texas Woman’s University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Lara, Irma

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

Leal, Elizabeth M

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

Leggett, Rebecca

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., M.S.N., Abilene Christian University.

Levingston, Yvette

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., Beth-El College of Nursing; M.S.N., F.N.P., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Luther, Sherrill M.

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S., University of Texas at Austin; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Marriner, Cindy

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., F.N.P., Texas Tech University HSC; M.S.N., University of Phoenix.

Macdonald, Ian

Associate Graduate Faculty; B.A., The Friends World College; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University

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.

Mott, Joanna

Associate Graduate Faculty; B.S., University of Aston, Birmingham, U.K.; M.S., University of Waterloo, Canada; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Parenti, Lynne R.

Special Appointment; B.S., University of New York at Stony Brook; Ph.D., City University of New York.

Parmenter, Steven

Special Appointment; B.A. University of California-Santa Cruz.

Perry, Susan

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.A., Washington College; M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University; Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Pirkey, Trey

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., M.S.N, F.N.P., Texas A&M University.

Pollack, Jennifer

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

Prue-Owens, Kathy Kay

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., University of Nebraska-Kearney; M.N., University of Washington; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Rappaport, Bethany

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., M.S.N., N.P., University of Texas at Galveston.

Reese, Elizabeth

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

Rivera, Esmeralda

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., F.N.P., The university of Texas-Pan American; M.S.N., A.N.P., The University of Texas at Houston.

Ross, Alicia

Special Appointment; B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College; M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology.

Rossell, Debra

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., Texas Women’s University; M.S.N., University of Texas-Arlington.

Sample, Janice

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S., East Texas State University; B.S.N., University of Texas-Arlington; M.S.N., University of Arkansas; F.N.P., University of Texas at Tyler.

Schmidt, Rhonda

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.S.N., Stephen F. Austin State University; M.S.N., F.N.P., University of Texas at Galveston.

Simmons, Heather

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing; B.S., Middle Tennessee State Univeristy; M.S., Barry University

Simmons, Steven

Adjunct Graduate Faculty; B.A., M.A., Texas A&I University; Ed.D., East Texas State University.

Smith, Dru

Special Appointment; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Ohio 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.

Smith, Victoria

Special Appointment; B.A., Marshall University; M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Sukauskaite, Audra

Special Appointment;

Thomas, Andrew

Special Appointment; B.S., McGill University; M.S., Ph.D., University of British Colombia.

Thornberry, Amy

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

Torres, Judge Amanda Nicole

Special Appointment; B.A., Texas A&M University-College Station; J.D., Saint Mary’s University School of Law.

Vega, Robert

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

Vela, Norma Vilches

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

Winemiller, Kirk  

Special Appointment;B.A., M.S., Miami University-Oxford Ohio; Ph.D., University of Texas.

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

 

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

 


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

 

 Board of Regents


Administration

 

 Administration