2014-2015 University Catalog


COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
FACULTY

ADDO-MENSAH, ALFRED, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S. , University of Cape Coast; M.S. University of Maryland; Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University.

AL-TAMEEMI, WEAM M. JASMIN, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics; B.S., M.Sc., University of Baghdad; Ph.D., University of North Texas.

ARENAZ, PABLO
, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., University of Nevada; Ph.D., Washington State University.

BARARI, NASTARAN, Instructor of Political Science, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; IBMS, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences; MA, Texas A&M International University.

BACHNAK, RAFIC A., Chair and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Ohio University.

BENNETT, MARVIN E., III, Associate Professor of Geology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Marshall University; M.S., Stephen F. Austin; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

BERDAHL, SUSAN M., Associate Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.M., University of Iowa; M.M., University of Miami; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

BERNAT, FRANCES P., Chair and Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.S., State University College of New York at Buffalo; M.A., J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., Washington State University.

BISWAS, PABLO, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

BLACKWELL, DEBORAH L., Director, University and D.D. Hachar Honors Programs and Associate Professor of History, Department of Humanities; B.A., The College of William & Mary; M.A., North Carolina State University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

BOGUS, DAVID, Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.F.A., University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth; M.F.A., University of Nebraska

BRONCANO, MANUEL, Director of English and Spanish Programs and Professor of English, Department of Humanities; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Salamanca.

BROWN, JEFFREY MICHAEL, Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.A., Miami University of Ohio; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

CAMPBELL, COLIN A., Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.M., M.M., University of Port Elizabeth; Ph.D., North-West University.

CANTÚ, IRMA L., Assistant Professor of Spanish; Department of Humanities; B.A., Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

CARDONA-LOPEZ, JOSE JESUS, Professor of Spanish, Department of Humanities; B.S., National University, Palmira, Colombia; M.A., University of Louisville; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

CASTRO-OLIVO, SARA, Director of Counseling Psychology and Associate Professor of Psychology; Department of Psychology and Communication; B.A., California State University-Bakersfield; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon.

CIESLICKA, ANNA, Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Communication; M.A., Ph.D., Adam Mickiewicz University.

CRABTREE, DANA H., Instructor of Voice, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; BM, Louisiana State University; MM, Louisiana State University.

DEAN, JOHN E., Assistant Professor of English, Department of Humanities; B.A., University of New Mexico; M.A.  Portland State University; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

DOLAN, TIMOTHY, Director of Public Administration and Professor of Public Administration, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.A., San Diego State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Hawaii.

DUFFY, STEPHEN MARK, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of History, Department of Humanities; B.A., Angelo State University; M.A., Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

FLORES, HELEN LISA, Director of the International Language Institute and Assistant Professor Spanish, Department of Humanities; B.A., The Evergreen State College; M.A., Texas A&M International University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University-College Station.

FLORES, MARIA D., Assistant Professor of Communication, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.A., Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin.

FLORES, PATRICIA D., Visiting Instructor of Mathematics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics; B.S., Laredo State University; M.S., Texas A&M International University.

FORAN, NICOLE P.
, Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.F.A., University of Saskatchewan; M.F.A., University of Cincinnati.

FRAILING, KELLY L., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.A., Grinnel College; M.S., Loyola University New Orleans; Ph.D., University of Cambridge.

GARZA, RAY JR., Visiting Instructor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.A., M.S., Texas A&M International University.

GECHTER, FRIEDRICH CHARLES, Associate Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.M., Central Washington University; M.M., D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin.

GONZALEZ, HECTOR EMANUEL, Visiting Instructor of Chemistry, Department of Biology and Chemistry, B.S., Ph.D., University of North Texas.

GOONATILAKE, H. ROHITHA, Professor of Mathematics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Peradeniya; M.A., Ball State University; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University.

GUAJARDO, MYRNA, Instructor, International Language Institute, Department of Humanities; B.P., Centro de Estudios Universitarios; B.P.R., Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon; M.A., Framingham State College.

HAERTLEIN, ALMA ROSAMUND, Associate Professor of Studio Art, Department of Fine And Performing Arts; B.F.A., University of Nebraska; M.A., Sam Houston State University; M.F.A., University of Texas at San Antonio.

HARUNA, PETER FUSEINI, Director of the Public Administration Program and Associate Professor of Public Administration, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.A., The University of Ghana; M.P.A., Ph.D., The University of Akron.

HASAN, MUHAMMAD Z., Assistant Professor of Engineering, Department of  Engineering, Mathematics and Physics; B.Sc., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; M.E.E., Eindhoven University of Technology; Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology.

HAYNES, ROBERT WILLIAM, Professor of English, Department of Humanities; B.A., Macalester College; M.A., University of Dallas; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

HEREDIA, ROBERTO RAMIREZ, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.A., University of California-Davis; M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Santa Cruz.

HINOJOSA, JUAN HOMERO, Professor of Physics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; Sc.B., Brown University; M.A., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University.

HOUSTON, KATE A., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Aberdeen.

HUANG, YU-MEI, Associate Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; BA, Florida International University; MM, Florida International University; DMA, University of Miami.

JORGENSEN, KAMERON, Instructor of Chemistry, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

KECK, RAY M., III, President and Professor of Spanish, Department of Humanities; A.B., Ph.D. Princeton University.

KHASAWNEH, MAHMOUD T., Assistant Professor of Engineering, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B.S., The Hashemite University; M.E., Ph.D., Old Dominion University.

KIDD, MICHAEL R., Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., University of New Hampshire.

KILBURN, JOHN C., Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.A., University of New Orleans; M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

KIM, NAMWON, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Department of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics; B.S., Kangwon National University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

KLEIN, TRACI, Assistant Professor of Dance, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.F.A., Southern Methodist University; M.F.A., New York University.

KLEIN, URSULA, Assistant Professional of English, Department of Humanities; B.A., University of Maryland-College Park; M.A., City University of New York-Brooklyn College; Ph.D., State University of New York-Stony Brook University.

LEWIS, ZRETTA J., Instructor of English, Department of Humanities; B.S., Southern Illinois University; M.A., Chicago State University.

LEYENDECKER, BEDE L., Chair and Assistant Professor of Dance, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.S., University of Houston; M.Ed., University of Houston.

LIN, RUNCHANG, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B.S., M.S. Tongji University; M.A., Ph.D. Wayne State University.

LINDBERG, KEVIN, Associate Provost and Associate Professor of English, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

LOZANO, JOSE-CARLOS, Professor of Communication, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.Sc., Universidad Regiomontana; M.A., University of Leicester; Ph.D., The University of Texas.

MANDAL, HARI, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

MANGANARO, LYNNE L., Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.S., M.P.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

MARTINEZ, GILBERTO JR., Instructor of Speech, Department of Psychology and Communication/Fine and Performing Arts; B.F.A., M.A., Texas State University-San Marcos.; Ed.D, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

MARTINEZ-SAMOS, JOSE AGUSTIN, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Humanities; B. A., University of California at Berkeley; M.A., The University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin.

McREYNOLDS, C. NEAL, Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

MENALDO, MARK ANTONIO, Assistant Professor of International and American Politics , Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.A., Colorado College. Ph.D., Michigan State University.

MENDEZ, MONICA O., Assistant Professor of Environmental Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; M.S., University of Texas at San Antonio; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

MILOVICH, DAVID, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B.S.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

MITCHELL, THOMAS R., Dean and Regents Professor of English, Department of Humanities; B.A., M.A., Northeast Louisiana University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

MOMEN, MEHNAAZ, Associate Professor of Public Administration, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.S.S., M.S.S., University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; M.P.A., Dalhousie University, Canada; Ph.D., Cleveland State University.

MORAN, A. MARCELA, Associate Professor of Communication, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.S., University of Texas at Austin; M.F.A., Ohio University.

MOTT, DANIEL, Associate Dean, Chair and Associate Professor of Zoology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., M.S., Eastern Illinois University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

MOYER, JAMES, Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.M., Susquehanna University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Oklahoma.

MUNOZ, MONICA E., Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.A., Texas A&M International University; M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

MURPHY, JONATHAN W.
, Assistant Professor of English, Department of Humanities; B.Sc., M.A., University of Toronto; M.A., University of Western Ontario; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo.

NAM, SANG-CHUL, Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., Seoul National University; M.S., Ph.D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology.

NASSAR, ELIAS, Visiting Professor of Engineering, Department of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics; B.E., American University of Beirut; M.S., Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

NGUYEN, TERESA N., Instructor of Mathematics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics; B.S., University of Texas-dallas; M.S., University of Texas-Pan American.

NI, QINGWEN, Professor of Physics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics; B.S., Shanghai Teachers' University; M.S., Ph.D., University of North Texas.

NIEMEYER, PAUL, Associate Professor of English, Department of Humanities; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., The University of Arizona.

NOLEN, WILLIAM J., Instructor of English, Department of Humanities; B.A., University of Texas-Austin; M.A., Boston College.

NORRIS, JAMES, Director of Political Science and Sociology and Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.A., Kent State University; M.S., Troy State University; M.S., Chapman University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

NORRIS, LOLA O., Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Humanities; B.A., Translators and Interpreters School, Switzerland; M.A., Texas A&M International University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

OLIVAS, AARON A., Assistant Professor of History, Department of Humanities; B.A., University of San Francisco; M.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles.

OSOWSKI, CLINT E., Assistant Professional of Criminal Justice, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.S., University of Houston-Downtown; M.S., Bellevue University.

PAROO, ALIA, Assistant Professor of History; Department of Humanities; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., York University.

QUINTANA, FERNANDO G., Associate Professor of Biology and Statistics, Department of Biology and Chemistry; DVM, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; M.Sc., Escuela Nacional de Agricultura, Texcoco, México; Ph. D., North Carolina State University at Raleigh.

QUINTERO, JERRY, Visiting Instructor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.M., North Texas State University; M.S., Texas A&M International University.

RAMIREZ, DAVID R., Instructor of Military Science, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.B.A., Texas A&M – Kingsville.

RAMOS, OSCAR N., Instructor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., M.S., Texas A&M International University.

REED, JOQUINA M., Instructor of Communication, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.A., M.A., University of Louisiana-Monroe.

REYES, MARIA A., Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy, Department of Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; BSCH, MPA, Texas A&M International University; Ph.D., Auburn University.

RHODES, FRANCES GATES, Associate Professor of English, Department of Humanities; B.S., M.S., Laredo State University; Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin.

RUBIO, AMEDE, Instructor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., University of Texas at San Antonio; M.S., Texas A&M International University.

SALINAS, GILBERTO, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.S., Ph.D., St. Mary’s University; M.S., Texas A&M International University.

SAN MIGUEL, CLAUDIA, Director, Criminal Justice and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.S., M.S., Texas A&M International University; Ph.D., Sam Houston State University.

SAN MIGUEL, MIGUEL, Instructor of Mathematics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics; B.A., Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara; M.A., Texas A&M International University.

SCAGGS, DEBORAH,
Writing Program Director and Assistant Professor of Composition, Department of Language and Literature; B.A., University of Illinois; M.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston; Ph.D., Saint Louis University.

SOTO, D. GILBERTO, Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.Ed., Universidad Autónoma del Noreste; B.A., Abilene Christian University; M.M, Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi.

TADOUM, JEAN PAUL, Instructor of Humanities, Department of Humanities; B.A, University of Lyon; M.A., Johann Wolfgang Goethe University; Ph.D., University of Arizona-Tucson.

TEMPLETON, MELISSA ANN, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.A., Concordia University; B.F.A., York University; Ph.D., University of California-Riverside.

TERRAZAS-CARRILLO, ELIZABETH, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology, Department of Psychology and Communication; B.S., M.A., Midwestern State University.

THOMPSON, JERRY D., Regents Professor of History, Department of Humanities; B.A., Western New Mexico University; M.A., University of New Mexico; D.A., Carnegie-Mellon University.

TOBIN, KENNETH J., Director, Center for Earth and Environmental Studies and Professor of Geology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.A., Boston University; M.S., Tulane University; Ph. D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

TOMSICH, ELIZABETH A., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.A., University of Minnesota; M.S., Purdue University.

TOWNSEND, BRENDAN, Director, Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra and Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; Diplomate Cork School of Music; Licentiate, Trinity College London; Docerend Musicus, Uitvoerend Musicas, Conservatorium Maastricht.

TREVINO, DALIA G., Visiting Instructor of Mathematics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics; B.S., Texas A&I University; M.S., Texas A&I University at Laredo.URIBE, RAUL, Visiting Instructor of Biology and Chemistry, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.A., M.S., Texas A&M International University.

VLAGOPOULOS, PENNY T., Assistant Professor of English, Department of Humanities; B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., M.Phil., Columbia University; Ph.D., Columbia University.

WARNER, JUDITH A., Professor of Sociology, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona.

WEIGHT, DONOVAN S., Assistant Professional of History, Department of Humanities; B.A., Utah State University; M.A., University of Illinois; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University.

WRIGHT, RICHARD B., Associate Professor of Art, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

WU, QINGQUAN, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics; B.S., Jilin University; M.S., Institute of Systems Science-China; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

YNALVEZ, MARCUS A., Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.S., M..A., University of the Philippines; Ph.D., Louisiana State University and A&M College.

YNALVEZ, RUBY A.
, Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry; B.S., M.S., University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Ph.D, Louisiana State University.

ZAWISZA, THOMAS, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.A., Kent State University; M.A., East Tennessee State University; Ph.D., University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

ZSCHIRT, SIMON, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Public Affairs and Social Research; B.A., Auburn University; M.P.A., Florida State University.

 

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