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TAMIU ARC Leadership team

TAMIU ARC Project Director

 Dr. Jennifer Coronado

Dr. Jennifer Coronado

Dean of the Graduate School

 

Prior to becoming Dean, Dr. Coronado was a faculty member and administrator in the College of Education for nineteen years. She holds a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from Capella University with extensive experience in curriculum development, revision, and implementation with experience in evaluation and program accreditation. Dr. Coronado serves as Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee and provides research guidance to faculty and students. She is also the Chair of the University Graduate Council.

TAMIU ARC Co-Project Director

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Dr. Kenneth Tobin

Professor of Geology

 

Dr. Tobin received his PhD in Geology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1994. After completing a Post-Doctoral Research Assistantship at Princeton University, he joined TAMIU in 2001. Dr. Tobin has been instrumental in securing over $6.4 million dollars from numerous agencies including: NSF, NASA, NOAA, FEMA, State of Texas, and the US Departments of Education and Defense. In addition, Dr. Tobin is well regarded by the TAMIU community having served two successful terms as Faculty Senate President. 

TAMIU ARC SUPPORTING PERSONNEL

 

TAMIU ARC Program Manager

 

Cindy Villarreal

Program Manager

 

Ms. Cindy Villarreal began her career in Program and Project Management at the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 at the McCombs School of Business, Executive Education. Since then, her experience in project management has expanded to the Laredo area, taking her from the Non-profit sector as an Education/Volunteer Manager with Habitat for Humanity (Laredo-Webb County) to Higher Education as the Operations Manager for TAMIU's Office of Continuing Education. She joins the ARC team to achieve and promote academic success for TAMIU Graduate Students.

TAMIU ARC Writing Consultant

 

mr. Franco Zamora

Writing Consultant

 

Mr. Franco Zamora received his Master in Arts in 2019 from Texas A&M International University. His undergraduate alma mater is Central Washington University, where he earned Bachelors of Arts degrees in Psychology and Creative and Professional Writing in 2015. Franco previous served as an Adjunct of English at TAMIU, as well as Writing Tutor Mentor and Instructor’s Assistant at Central Washington University’s Writing Center.

TAMIU ARC Data Scientist

 

R. Torres Saenz

Mr. Roberto Torres-Saenz

Data Scientist

 

Mr. Roberto Torres is working on his Master's of Science degree in Mathematics (Applied Statistics track) at Texas A&M International University where he previously received a BS in Systems Engineering. Prior to joining the TAMIU ARC team he worked as a NASA funded Graduate Research Assistant where his efforts were instrumental in validating the Soil MERGE product. He joins the ARC team to analyze Graduate student success at Texas A&M International University. 

TAMIU ARC External Evaluator

 

Dr. Nandita chaudhuri

Research Scientist,Texas A&M University

 

Dr. Nandita Chaudhuri has over twenty-two years of experience in researching, designing, implementing, managing and evaluating multi-site public program interventions; currently leading several project, especially in the area of public health, higher education and criminal justice. She has extensive experience with highly complex program evaluation design development and implementation. Her program evaluation work primarily involves mixed methods, qualitative and quantitative approaches within the contours of quasi-experimental designs that help develop the necessary evidence base in a social scientific manner.

TAMIU ARC Senior Faculty

 

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Dr. Marvin Bennett

Associate Professor of Geology

 

Dr. Marvin Bennett received his PhD in Geology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1994. He joined TAMIU in 2002 where he has taught paleontology, geology and earth science. Dr. Bennett has many years of experience mentoring Hispanic students. He will work in collaboration with the Project Directors to assist with TAMIU ARC mentorship, professional development activities, and assistance to the team to ensure virtual material is available to graduate students and faculty.

 

TAMIU ARC GRADUATE ADVISORY BOARD

Dr. Michael Kidd

Associate Professor, Biology and Chair of TAMIU Department of Biology and Chemistry

Dr. Claudia San Miguel

Dean of TAMIU College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. John Kilburn

Associate Vice President, Research & Sponsored Projects at TAMIU 

Mr. Rogelio Trevino

Director of Texas Workforce Development

TAMIU Killam Library

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