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Accounting

 

William Biggs, J.D.

Clinical assistant professor of business law

Health law and policy, contract law/litigation, accounting ethics, professional malpractice, director/officer/corporate liability, bank failures and banking litigation

 

Warren Pitt

Assistant vice president for human resources

Accounting, management, human resources, payroll

 

Darlene Pulliam, Ph.D., C.P.A.

Professor of accounting

Financial accounting, federal tax accounting

 

Advertising/Public Relations

 

Kim Bruce

Associate lecturer of media communication

Public relations; media relations; paid media, earn media, shared media and owned media; poor brand decisions and recovery

 

Kristina D. Drumheller, Ph.D.

Professor of communication

Organizational communication, crisis communication, religious communication, media rhetoric and effects, workplace emotions and spirituality, LGBTQIA + and gender

 

Robert Allen King, Ph.D.

Associate professor of marketing

Electronic word of mouth; consumer reviews; online reviews; marketing strategy; strategic marketing; higher education business education

 

Emily S. Kinsky, Ph.D.

Professor of media communication

Public relations, media, advertising, design

 

Gina Woodward

Regional director of Small Business Development Center

Advertising/PR, banking, business communication, business education, disaster planning, leadership, management, marketing, strategic planning


Agriculture

 

Lal K. Almas, Ph.D.

Regents professor of agricultural business and economics

Agricultural business and economics, production and resource economics, water management and planning, financial management, agricultural marketing and international trade, econometrics and statistics

 

Lance Kieth, Ed.D.

Associate dean, professor of agriculture education and department head

Agricultural education

 

John Pipkin, Ph.D.

Regents Professor and Engler Professor of Animal Science

Equine science, judging, equestrian, reproductive physiology

 

Tim Steffens, Ph.D.

Associate professor and AgriLife Extension Specialist Rangeland Resource Management

Rangeland ecology and management, range animal nutrition, grazing management, prescribed fire, wildfire preparedness

 

Kevin Williams, Ed.D.

Associate professor of agricultural education

Agricultural education

 


AIDS/HIV

 

Carolyn L. Bouma, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of biology

Microbiology, biochemistry, general biology, infectious diseases

 


Alternative Energy

 

Nathan Howell

Assistant professor of environmental engineering

Pollution, environmental modeling, environmental regulation, fluid mechanics, water resources, hydrology, groundwater, wetlands, STEM education, drinking water, environmental remediation

 

Joshua Partheepan, Ph.D.
Assistant professor

Hydrogen storage, hydrogen combustion, renewable energy storage, renewable power system, power plants, electrical power system

 

Kenneth L. Starcher, M.S.

Instructor of engineering

Wind energy, wind turbine installation, solar energy, data collection/analysis, renewable energy tours/wind test center, education outreach

 

Animal Science

 

Lance A. Baker, Ph.D.

Professor of animal science equine industry program

Animal and equine nutrition, equine business management, equine science, nutrition, production, economics, business planning, law

 

Ty E. Lawrence, Ph.D.

Professor of animal science

Conversion of muscle to meat, fresh and processed meat production, growth and development of domestic farm animals, statistics, beef production, meat science

 

David G. Lust, Ph.D.

Professor of animal science

Animal science, beef cattle management and production, livestock judging and evaluation, artificial insemination

 

John Pipkin, Ph.D.

Regents Professor and Engler Professor of Animal Science

Equine science, judging, equestrian, reproductive physiology

 

John Richeson, Ph.D.

Associate professor of animal science

Technology in fed cattle production, antibiotic use in fed cattle production, vaccination of beef cattle, animal welfare-beef cattle, immunology-beef cattle

 

Tim Steffens, Ph.D.

Associate professor and AgriLife Extension Specialist Rangeland Resource Management

Rangeland ecology and management, range animal nutrition, grazing management, prescribed fire, wildfire preparedness


Art

 

Deana Lowe Craighead

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum curator of art

Texas and regional art, art history, Elizabeth Catlett, museum practices, museum education, visual thinking strategies, visual literacy, arts education

 

Anna K. Lemnitzer, MFA

Assistant professor of art and design

Materiality, alternative processes, interdisciplinary approach

 

Bonnie Roos

Professor of English and English department head

James Joyce, modernism, art history, 20th-century art and literature, postcolonial literature, Irish literature and history, Irish famine literature, world literature, feminism, nationalism, epics, Djuna Barnes, U.S. abstract expressionism

 

Amy Von Lintel, Ph.D.

Professor of art history and director of gender studies

Gender and identity studies, European art, American art, Art of the West, history of photography, aesthetics

 

Banking

 

William Biggs, J.D.

Clinical assistant professor of business law

Health law and policy, contract law/litigation, accounting ethics, professional malpractice, director/officer/corporate liability, bank failures and banking litigation

 

Biology

 

Joel Babitzke, M.S.

Instructor of biology

General biology, zoology, comparative anatomy, wildlife conservation, turtle ecology, limnology

 

Carolyn L. Bouma, Ph.D.

Associate professor of biology

Microbiology, biochemistry, general biology, infectious diseases

 

Nick Flynn

Professor of biochemistry

Food chemistry, HPLC analysis, nutritional biochemistry, brewery processes, analysis of brewing products, fermentation sciences

 

Arun Ghosh, Ph.D.

Professor of biology

Allergy, air and water quality; biotechnology; bioinformatics; cytogenetics; tissue culture; light, digital, fluorescence and electron microscopy; aerobiology; toxicology; crop breeding

 

Raymond S. Matlack, Ph.D.

Professor of wildlife biology

Bats, small mammals and carnivores, fire ecology, effects of prairie/forest fires on wildlife, local wildlife including reptiles and amphibians, wildlife management

 

David Sissom, Ph.D.

Professor of biology

Entomology, arachnology (specifically systematics and ecology of scorpions, systematics of robber flies, systematics of spiders)

 

Tim Steffens Ph.D.

Assistant professor and AgriLife Extension Specialist Rangeland Resource Management

Rangeland ecology and management, soil health, grazing management, grazing nutrition, pastures and arid to semiarid land ecology

 

Business Communication

 

Kim Bruce

Associate lecturer of media communication

Public relations; media relations; paid media, earn media, shared media and owned media; poor brand decisions and recovery

 

Min Wha Han, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of communication

Basic communication, rhetoric 

 

Leslie Ramos Salazar, Ph.D.

Associate professor of business communication and decision management

Conflict management, business and professional communication, persuasion

 

Business Education

 

Emily Hammer

Clinical assistant professor of management and business education

Human resources, remote work, compensation, minimum wage, FLSA classifications

 

Robert Allen King, Ph.D.

Associate professor of marketing

Electronic word of mouth; consumer reviews; online reviews; marketing strategy; strategic marketing; higher education business education

 

Leslie Ramos Salazar, Ph.D.

Associate professor of business communication and decision management

Conflict management, business and professional communication, persuasion

 

Campus/Student Life

 

Chance Haugen

Assistant vice president for community and engagement

Ice hockey, residential living, student programming, event spaces, facilities

 

Mike Knox

Vice president for enrollment management

Student success initiatives, behavioral intervention team

 

Jeff Sulik, MBA

Senior director of residential living

Campus, student life, foreign language, cultures, higher education, leadership, organizational behavior, pop culture

 

Chemistry

 

Carolyn L. Bouma, Ph.D.

Associate professor of biology

Microbiology, biochemistry, general biology, infectious diseases

 

Nick Flynn

Professor of biochemistry

Food chemistry, HPLC analysis, nutritional biochemistry, brewery processes, analysis of brewing products, fermentation sciences

 

Nathan Howell

Assistant professor of environmental engineering

Pollution, environmental modeling, environmental regulation, fluid mechanics, water resources, hydrology, groundwater, wetlands, STEM education, drinking water, environmental remediation

 

David Khan

Associate professor of chemistry and department head

Cancer research, drug delivery

 

Shiquan Tao

Professor of chemistry

Sensor technology for environmental monitoring, food safety and medical applications

 

Jason Yarbrough

Associate professor of chemistry 

Synthetic organometallic chemistry, catalysis

 

Child Development/Early Education

 

Amy Andersen, Ed.D.

Associate professor of education; associate provost for Academic Affairs; coordinator of professional development schools program

Early childhood education, early literacy, reading/language arts education, reading/language arts integration

 

Malvika Behl

Associate professor of school counseling & LPC

Counseling children from 2.5 years to 17 years

 

Landon Brown

Clinical and academic instructor of communication disorders

Speech-language pathology, autism, language development, language disorders, communication devices

 

Vanessa Fiaud, Ph.D.

Associate professor; Biomechanics Laboratory Director; Graduate Program Coordinator

Specific sports skills analysis, biomechanics, sport performance, clinical movement analysis, balance issues, injury mechanisms, motor skills development, speed training, research methods, French language and culture

 

Traci Fredman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Instructor of communication disorders

Autism spectrum disorders, treatment for Parkinson's disease, speech-language therapy services for all ages, early child development, communication disorders, speech communications

 

Frank Goode, Ed. D.

Assistant professor 

Infancy, early childhood, language and literacy development, cognitive development

 

Ashley M. Pinkham, Ph.D.

Associate professor of psychology

Infancy, early childhood, language and literacy development, cognitive development, developmental psychology, emergent literacy / pre-reading

 

Codicology (study of bookmaking)

 

Bruce C. Brasington, Ph.D.

Twanna and Don Powell Professor of History

Medieval legal and constitutional history; ecclesiastical history down to the Reformation; medieval Latin; medieval Latin paleography and codicology; World War I

 

Communication Disorders

 

Landon Brown

Clinical and academic instructor of communication disorders

Speech-language pathology, autism, language development, language disorders, communication devices

 

Zeth Everick Collom, CCC-SLP

Instructor of communication disorders

Communication disorders

 

Brenda Fields Cross, Au.D, FAAA, CCC/A

Department chair and clinical assistant professor

Audiology, aural rehab, A&P for hearing and speech sciences, professional issues

 

Traci Fredman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Instructor of communication disorders

Autism spectrum disorders, treatment for Parkinson's disease, speech-language therapy services for all ages, early child development, communication disorders, speech communications

 

Darla Marcear, M.A., CCC-SLP

Clinical coordinator and instructor of communication disorders

Speech sound disorders including childhood apraxia of speech, assessment, professional issues

 


Communication Studies

 

Kristina D. Drumheller, Ph.D.

Professor of communication

Organizational communication, crisis communication, religious communication, media rhetoric and effects, workplace emotions and spirituality, LGBTQIA + and gender

 

Jessica S. Mallard, Ph.D.

Professor of communication studies; dean of the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities

Research methods, rhetorical criticism, gender communication

 

Leslie Ramos Salazar, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of Business Communication and Decision Management

Health communication, interpersonal communication, relational communication, public speaking, persuasive speaking, research methods, conflict management, civil dialogue

 

Paula S. Schlegel, M.A.

Associate lecturer of communication

Communication and listening, gender, healthy conflict, parenting, storytelling

 

Criminal Justice

 

Jeanette Arpero

Instructor of criminal justice

Violence against women, crime prevention and control policy, local demographic changes, race and criminal justice (Spanish speaker)

 

Brandon L. Bang, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of political science and criminal justice / Director, Criminal Justice Program

Policing; courts; corrections; misconduct in criminal justice; criminal law; criminal procedure; constitutional law; civil rights; civil liberties; deviance; crime rates and trends; politics and government

 

Justin Moeller, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of criminal justice and political science

Constitutional law, constitutional history, constitutional development, Texas constitution; civil rights; civil liberties

 

 

Curriculum Development

 

Beth Garcia, Ph.D.

Assistant dean of graduate programs and professional certifications and Sylvia Nugent Professor of Education

Teacher preparation and certification, methodology and pedagogy, English as a Second Language, educational systems around the world

 

Emily Hammer

Clinical assistant professor of management and business education

Human resources, remote work, compensation, minimum wage, FLSA classifications

 

Shanna Peeples, Ed.L.D.

Dr. John G. O'Brien Distinguished Chair of Education

LGBTQ teachers/teaching/education/curriculum; teaching and learning with diverse populations (refugees, immigrants), poverty, adult learners; inquiry-based and Socratic teaching methods; teacher leadership; storytelling for leadership, advocacy, and policy in education; storytelling in nonprofits for strategic planning and culture and climate; diverse and multicultural books; teaching methods - writing (secondary students and adults)

 

Dr. Lorna Strong, A.T.C., L.A.T.

Sports and Exercise Sciences department head; athletic training program director

Athletic training, sports injury, sports, human growth and development, cultural competence

 

Pat Tyrer

Jenny Lind Porter Professor of English and director of graduate studies in English

Creative writing, poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, publishing

 

Dance

 

Edward R. Truitt, M.S.

Associate professor of dance

Ballet and jazz dance technique, choreography, dance history and aesthetics, teaching methods

 

Leslie Williams

Professor of dance

Dance

 

Disaster Planning

 

Gary Kistner

Program director at RELLIS Campus

Disaster planning

 

Ming Xie, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of emergency management administration

Disaster planning

 

Distance Education/Instructional Technology

 

Nick Flynn

Professor of biochemistry

Food chemistry, HPLC analysis, nutritional biochemistry, brewery processes, analysis of brewing products, fermentation sciences

 

Nick Gerlich, Ph.D.

Professor of marketing

Social media, e-commerce, crisis communication

 

Emily Hammer

Clinical assistant professor of management and business education

Human resources, remote work, compensation, minimum wage, FLSA classifications

 

J. Vincent Nix, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of education, core research methodologist

Doctoral learners

 

Pat Tyrer

Jenny Lind Porter Professor of English and director of graduate studies in English

Creative writing, poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, publishing

 

Diversity Issues/Multiculturalism

 

Malvika Behl

Associate professor of school counseling & LPC

Counseling individuals from different cultures, race, sexual orientation, gender

 

Rahul Chauhan

Associate professor of management

Recruitment, selection, training & development, motivation, performance appraisal, termination, charisma

 

Priscella Correa, Ph.D.

Assistant professor and Baptist Community Services Professor of Nursing 

Population, community health, health disparities, Hispanic/Latino health

 

Kristina D. Drumheller, Ph.D.

Professor of communication

Organizational communication, crisis communication, religious communication, media rhetoric and effects, workplace emotions and spirituality, LGBTQIA + and gender

 

Beth Garcia, Ph.D.

Assistant dean of graduate programs and professional certifications and Sylvia Nugent Professor of Education

Teacher preparation and certification, methodology and pedagogy, English as a Second Language, educational systems around the world

 

Nick Gerlich, Ph.D.

Professor of marketing

Marketing to minorities, church marketing

Nicole Kraus

Assistant professor of sociology

Class, race, and gender; social inequality; nationalism; xenophobia; Russian Federation and former Soviet Union; research methods; survey research

 

Jenifer Kunz, Ph.D.

Professor of sociology

Race/ethnic relations, prejudice/discrimination issues, gender issues, complex organizations

 

Jessica S. Mallard, Ph.D.

Professor of communication studies; dean of the Sybl B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities

Gender communication, research methods

 

Shanna Peeples, Ed.L.D.

Dr. John G. O'Brien Distinguished Chair of Education

LGBTQ teachers/teaching/education/curriculum; teaching and learning with diverse populations (refugees, immigrants), poverty, adult learners; inquiry-based and Socratic teaching methods; teacher leadership; storytelling for leadership, advocacy, and policy in education; storytelling in nonprofits for strategic planning and culture and climate; diverse and multicultural books; teaching methods - writing (secondary students and adults)

 

Leslie Ramos Salazar, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of business communication and decision management

Intercultural conflict management, minority health, minority health disparities

 

Dr. Lorna Strong, A.T.C., L.A.T.

Sports and Exercise Sciences department head; athletic training program director

Athletic training, sports injury, sports, human growth and development, cultural competence

 

Amy Von Lintel, Ph.D.

Professor of art history and director of gender studies

Gender and identity studies, European art, American art, Art of the West, history of photography, aesthetics, interracial families, foster parenting and adoption

 

Economics

 

Lal K. Almas, Ph.D.

Regents professor of agricultural business and economics

Agricultural business and economics, production and resource economics, econometrics and statistics

 

Neil R. Meredith, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of economics and Dana Professor of Business

Health economics, labor economics, industrial organization and regulation, international economics

 

Neil W. Terry, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Provost; professor of economics 

Labor economics, industrial organization, international economics, business education

 

Education

 

Amy Andersen, Ed.D.

Associate professor of education; associate provost for Academic Affairs; coordinator of professional development schools program

Reading/language arts education, early childhood education, early literacy, reading/language arts integration

 

Malvika Behl

Associate professor of school counseling & LPC

School counseling and working with children

 

Teri L. Bingham, Ed.D.

Professor of education

Effective teaching, supervision and conferencing teachers and student teachers, mathematics education, peer coaching

 

Zeth Everick Collom, CCC-SLP

Instructor of communication disorders

Communication disorders 

 

Beth Garcia, Ph.D.

Assistant dean of graduate programs and professional certifications and Sylvia Nugent Professor of Education

Teacher preparation and certification, methodology and pedagogy, English as a Second Language, educational systems around the world

 

Frank Goode, Ed. D.

Assistant professor 

Infancy, early childhood, language and literacy development, cognitive development, special education, legal issues and methods, learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism

 

E.W. (Eddie) Henderson, Ed.D., J.D.

Dean of College of Education and Social Sciences; professor of education 

Education law

 

Janet Hindman, Ph.D.

Head of Department of Education

Education, curriculum development, higher education, leadership, literature, writing

 

Lance Kieth, Ed.D.

Associate dean, professor of agriculture education and department head

Agricultural education

 

Darrell Lovell, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of political science

Education, higher education, politics and government, education policy and administration, higher education policy and administration, local and state public administration politics, housing policy

 

Audrey Meador, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of mathematics

General K-12 mathematics education, curriculum and instruction in math education, minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, technology in mathematics, special populations (minorities, special education, etc.) in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM)

 

Shanna Peeples, Ed.L.D.

Dr. John G. O'Brien Distinguished Chair of Education

LGBTQ teachers/teaching/education/curriculum; teaching and learning with diverse populations (refugees, immigrants), poverty, adult learners; inquiry-based and Socratic teaching methods; teacher leadership; storytelling for leadership, advocacy, and policy in education; storytelling in nonprofits for strategic planning and culture and climate; diverse and multicultural books; teaching methods - writing (secondary students and adults)

 

Elizabeth Rogers

Assistant professor of counseling

Education, marriage and family, psychology, counseling (LPC), school counseling

 

Wade Shaffer, Ph.D.

Professor of history 

American history from 1790 to 1860; history of the American South and of slavery in America

 

Michelle Simmons, Ed.D.

Assistant professor of special education, Lanna Hatton Professor of Learning Disabilities, Director of Center for Learning Disabilities

Special education, educational diagnostic assessment, dyslexia, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, educational instruction for students with disabilities

 

Angela Spaulding, Ed.D.

Professor of educational leadership; dean of Graduate School and Research

Educational leadership and group dynamics, conflict resolution, team building, service learning, cross cultural understanding

 

Russ Teweleit, Ph.D.

Professor of music

Band, marching band, music education, instrumental music pedagogy grades 6-12

 

Pat Tyrer

Jenny Lind Porter Professor of English and director of graduate studies in English

Creative writing, poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, publishing

 

Kevin Williams, Ed.D.

Associate professor of agricultural education

Agricultural education

 

Minseok Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of education and core research methodologist

Educational leadership, K-12 education policy. teachers' unions, educator labor markets, international and comparative education

 

Energy Resources

 

Nathan Howell

Assistant professor of environmental engineering 

Pollution, environmental modeling, environmental regulation, fluid mechanics, water resources, hydrology, groundwater, wetlands, STEM education, drinking water, environmental remediation

 

Joshua Partheepan, Ph.D.

Assistant professor

Hydrogen storage, hydrogen combustion, renewable energy storage, renewable power system, power plants, electrical power system

 

Kenneth L. Starcher, M.S.

Instructor of engineering

Wind energy, wind turbine installation, solar energy, data collection/analysis, renewable energy tours/wind test center, education outreach

 

Engineering/Engineering Technology

 

Erick Butler, Dr. Eng., PE

Assistant professor of environmental engineering 

Environmental engineering, water and wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste, air pollution

 

Gerald C. Chen, Ph.D.

Associate professor of engineering technology

Computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, electronics, instrumentation, quality management, statistical quality control

 

Freddie J. Davis, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate professor of engineering 

Nuclear engineering, heat transfer and fluid mechanics, risk and decision analysis

 

Nathan Howell

Assistant professor of environmental engineering

Pollution, environmental modeling, environmental regulation, fluid mechanics, water resources, hydrology, groundwater, wetlands, STEM education, drinking water, environmental remediation

 

Emily M. Hunt, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics; professor of engineering

Combustion, materials science, nanocomposite energetic materials

 

Roy Jean Issa, Ph.D.

Associate professor of mechanical engineering

Modeling, simulation and experiments in the areas of heat transfer and fluid dynamics that include single phase, multiphase flow, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids

 

Anirban Pal

Assistant professor of mechanical engineering

Mechanics of materials, high-performance computational science, engineering

 

Joshua Partheepan, Ph.D.

Assistant professor

Hydrogen storage, hydrogen combustion, renewable energy storage, renewable power system, power plants, electrical power system

 

Vinu U. Unnikrishnan, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of civil engineering

Technology, engineering, civil engineering, mechanics, nanocomposites, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, computational modeling and simulation

 

Varatharaj Varatharaj

Instructor of engineering technology

STEM education, supply chain management, quality management, ergonomics

 

English Language

 

RayLene M. Dysert

Instructor of English

Remedial reading and writing 

 

Beth Garcia, Ph.D.

Assistant dean of graduate programs and professional certifications and Sylvia Nugent Professor of Education

Teacher preparation and certification, methodology and pedagogy, English as a Second Language, educational systems around the world 

 

Martin M. Jacobsen, Ph.D.

Associate professor of English

English language, linguistics, rhetoric

 

Monica Smith, Ph.D.

Associate professor of English

British literature and culture, poetry

 

Pat Tyrer, Ph.D.

Jenny Lind Porter Professor of English and director of graduate studies in English

Creative writing, poetry, prose, fiction, creative non-fiction, film studies, American literature, modernist period (1890 -1950), technical & professional communication, writing, distance education, pop culture

 

Environmental Science

 

Lal K. Almas, Ph.D.

Regents professor of agricultural business and economics

Production and resource economics, water management and planning

 

Naruki Hiranuma, Ph.D.

Associate professor of environmental science

Climate change, global warming, weather, rain, aerosol, cloud, air quality

 

Nathan Howell

Assistant professor of environmental engineering

Pollution, environmental modeling, environmental regulation, fluid mechanics, water resources, hydrology, groundwater, wetlands, STEM education, drinking water, environmental remediation

 

Marty Rhoades, Ph.D.

Associate professor of environmental science

Ag waste management, phytoremediation, GHG emissions, systems analysis, CAFOs, experimental design, data analysis

 

William J. Rogers, Ph.D.

Professor of environmental science; associate dean of environmental health and safety

Environmental risk assessment and compliance, waste site remediation, environmental monitoring

 

Finance

 

Lal K. Almas, Ph.D.

Regents professor of agricultural business and economics

Financial management (agriculture)


 
James K. Owens, D.B.A.

Professor of finance

Corporate finance, international finance, bank management


 

Foreign Languages and Cultures

 

Amjad Abdullat, Ed.D.

Dean of Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business; professor of computer information systems

Middle Eastern affairs and conflict

 

Elizabeth Morrow Clark, Ph.D.

Associate professor of history

Russia, Poland, Eastern Europe, modern Germany

 

Paul H. Clark, Ph.D.

Professor of history 

China, Japan, Korea, education in East Asia, history of language, medieval Japan (samurai era), anything about East Asia or Asia in general

 

Vanessa Fiaud, Ph.D.

Associate professor; Biomechanics Laboratory Director; Graduate Program Coordinator

Specific sports skills analysis, biomechanics, sport performance, clinical movement analysis, balance issues, injury mechanisms, motor skills development, speed training, research methods, French language and culture

 

Timothy M. Foster, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of Spanish

Spain

 

Min Wha Han, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of communication

East Asian countries 

 

Andrew R. Reynolds, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of Spanish

Spanish language, Spanish grammar and phonetics, Hispanic cultures, Latin American and Spanish literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries

 

Geography

 

Elizabeth Morrow Clark, Ph.D.

Associate professor of history 

Eastern Europe, Balkans, former Soviet Union, ethnic cleansing

 

Geology

 

Nathan Howell

Assistant professor of environmental engineering

Pollution, environmental modeling, environmental regulation, fluid mechanics, water resources, hydrology, groundwater, wetlands, STEM education, drinking water, environmental remediation

 

Health, Nursing and Medical Issues

 

Michelle L. Barlett, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of  Sports and Exercise Sciences 

Human behavior/mental aspects of and in sport, human behavior in exercise/physical activity, public health, wellness/wellness programming

 

William Biggs, J.D.

Clinical assistant professor of business law

Health law and policy, contract law/litigation, accounting ethics, professional malpractice, director/officer/corporate liability, bank failures and banking litigation

 

Carolyn L. Bouma, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of biology

Microbiology, biochemistry, general biology, infectious diseases

 

Priscella Correa, Ph.D.

Assistant professor and Baptist Community Services Professor of Nursing 

Population, community health, health disparities, Hispanic/Latino health

 

Brenda Fields Cross, Au.D.

Department head and clinical assistant professor

Audiology, hearing loss, tinnitus, balance, dizziness, communication disorders

 

Zeth Everick Collom, CCC-SLP

Instructor of communication disorders

Communication disorders

 

Vanessa Fiaud, Ph.D.

Associate professor; Biomechanics Laboratory Director; Graduate Program Coordinator

Specific sports skills analysis, biomechanics, sport performance, clinical movement analysis, balance issues, injury mechanisms, motor skills development, speed training, research methods, French language and culture

 

Holly Jeffreys, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CRHP

Nursing department head and associate professor of nursing

Rural health, primary care, mental health, first responders, substance abuse

 

Edward P. Kahler II, Ph.D., MT-BC

Associate professor of music; associate dean of Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities

Music therapy, music and exceptional children, research methods in music education and music therapy

 

Angela K. Phillips, D.N.P., R.N., C.S., F.N.P., C.N.N.

Assistant professor of nursing; director of Health Partners Clinic

Family medicine, nephrology nursing

 

Leslie Ramos Salazar, Ph.D.

Associate professor of business communication and decision management

Patient-doctor interactions, patient satisfaction, stress and anxiety, mindfulness, self-compassion, well-being

 

Helen L. Reyes, Ed.D., R.N.

Assistant professor of nursing

Nursing fundamentals, pharmacology, home health, gerontology, adult health

 

Dr. Lorna Strong, M.S., A.T.C., L.A.T.

Assistant professor and head of sports and exercise sciences

Athletic training, sports injury, sports, cultural competence

 

Higher Education

 

Landon Brown

Clinical and academic instructor of communication disorders

Speech-language pathology, autism, language development, language disorders, communication devices

 

Nick Flynn

Professor of biochemistry

Food chemistry, HPLC analysis, nutritional biochemistry, brewery processes, analysis of brewing products, fermentation sciences

 

Chance Haugen

Assistant vice president for community and engagement

Residential living, student programming, event spaces, facilities

 

Darrell Lovell, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of political science

Education, higher education, politics and government, education policy and administration, higher education policy and administration, local and state public administration politics, housing policy

 

J. Vincent Nix, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of education, core research methodologist

Administration and organizational culture, program evaluation, logic models, data dictionaries

 

Wade Shaffer, Ph.D.

Professor of history

American history from 1790 to 1860; history of the American South and of slavery in America

 

Dr. Lorna Strong, A.T.C., L.A.T.

Sports and Exercise Sciences department head; athletic training program director

Athletic training, sports injury, sports, human growth and development, cultural competence

 

History

 

Chelsea Ball, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of history

20th-century U.S. history, American West, U.S. women's history

 

Bruce C. Brasington, Ph.D.

Twanna and Don Powell Professor of History 

Roman history, medieval history, church history to 1564, medieval canon law, medieval Latin paleography and codicology, medieval Latin, naval history 1860–1918 (particularly English)

 

Elizabeth Morrow Clark, Ph.D.

Professor of history 

Russia, Eastern Europe, Poland, modern Germany, Holocaust, 1989 revolutions, ethnic cleansing

 

Paul H. Clark, Ph.D.

Professor of history

China, Japan, Korea, education in East Asia, history of language, medieval Japan (samurai era), anything about East Asia or Asia in general

 

Brian M. Ingrassia, Ph.D.

Associate professor of history

History of American sport (especially stadiums, college football, and automotive racing); higher education and culture; history of Progressive Era America (1870s-1920s); history of Amarillo

 

Marty Kuhlman, Ph.D.

Professor of history

Southern history, Civil War history, civil rights

 

Justin Moeller, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of criminal justice and political science

Constitutional law, constitutional history, constitutional development, Texas constitution, civil rights, civil liberties

 

Wade Shaffer, Ph.D.

Professor of history

American history from 1790 to 1860; history of the American South and of slavery in America

 

Jean A. Stuntz, Ph.D.

Regents Professor of history (retired)

Texas history, Panhandle history, women's history

 

Amy Von Lintel, Ph.D.

Professor of art history and director of gender studies

Gender and identity studies, European art, American art, Art of the West, history of photography, aesthetics

 

Information Technology 

 

Amjad Abdullat, Ed.D.

Dean of Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business; professor of computer information systems

Middle Eastern affairs and conflict

 

Anirban Pal

Assistant professor of mechanical engineering

Information technology

 

Dusan Ramljak, Ph.D.

Adjunct instructor of computer science

Information technology, computer systems and network administration, data science, efficient knowledge discovery at large sequence and temporal databases

 

International Business and Trade

 

Lal K. Almas, Ph.D.

Regents professor of agricultural business and economics

Agricultural marketing and international trade

 

Syed Tariq Anwar, D.B.A.

Professor of marketing

International business, international marketing, global/multinational corporations, global markets, e-business/e-commerce, internet-related global strategy industries, foreign direct investment, emerging markets, emerging market-firms, case-based research, global consumption

 

Turkan Kilic, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of marketing

International business, consumer behavior, new product development/management, market orientation, quantitative analysis

 

James K. Owens, D.B.A.

Professor of finance

International finance, corporate finance, bank management

 

Neil W. Terry, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Provost; professor of economics

Labor economics, industrial organization, international economics, business education

 

Law and Legal Issues

 

Jeanette Arpero

Instructor of criminal justice

Violence against women, crime prevention and control policy, local demographic changes, race and criminal justice (Spanish speaker)

 

Brandon L. Bang, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of political science and criminal justice / Director, Criminal Justice Program

Policing; courts; corrections; misconduct in criminal justice; criminal law; criminal procedure; constitutional law; civil rights; civil liberties; deviance; crime rates and trends; politics and government

 

William Biggs, J.D.

Clinical assistant professor of business law

Health law and policy, contract law/litigation, accounting ethics, professional malpractice, director/officer/corporate liability, bank failures and banking litigation

 

Bruce C. Brasington, Ph.D.

Twanna and Don Powell Professor of History

Medieval legal and constitutional history, ecclesiastical history down to the Reformation, medieval Latin, medieval Latin paleography and codicology, World War I

 

Frank Goode, Ed. D.

Assistant professor 

Infancy, early childhood, language and literacy development, cognitive development, special education, legal issues and methods, learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism

 

E.W. ("Eddie") Henderson, Ed.D., J.D.

Dean of College of Education and Social Sciences; professor of education

Education law

 

Joanna P. Kimbell, J.D.

Clinical assistant professor of Business Law and Management 

Law and legal issues, strategic planning

 

Justin Moeller, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of criminal justice and political science

Constitutional law, constitutional history, constitutional development, Texas constitution, civil rights, civil liberties

 

Byron E. Pearson, Ph.D., J.D.

Professor of history

American history, Civil War, American West, environmental history, American Indians

 

Gary Sanders

Cinical assistant professor of Business Law and Accounting 

Business and corporate law; corporate governance

 

Leadership

 

Rahul Chauhan

Associate professor of management

Recruitment, selection, training and development; motivation; performance appraisal; termination; charisma

 

Nick Flynn

Professor of biochemistry

Food chemistry, HPLC analysis, nutritional biochemistry, brewery processes, analysis of brewing products, fermentation sciences

 

Rick Haasl, Ed.D.

Associate dean of College of Nursing and Health Sciences; assistant professor; faculty director of Rogers LEAD WT

Leadership, education, stress management

  

Holly Jeffreys, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CRHP

Nursing department head and associate professor of nursing

Rural health, primary care, mental health, first responders, substance abuse

 

Lance Kieth, Ed.D.

Associate dean, professor of agriculture education and department head

Agricultural education

 

Angela Spaulding, Ed.D.

Dean of Graduate School and Research; professor of educational leadership 

Educational leadership and group dynamics, conflict resolution, team building, service learning, cross cultural understanding

 

Dr. Lorna Strong, A.T.C., L.A.T.

Sports and Exercise Sciences department head; athletic training program director

Athletic training, sports injury, sports, human growth and development, cultural competence

 

Jeff Sulik, MBA

Senior director of residential living

Campus, student life, foreign language, cultures, higher education, leadership, organizational behavior, pop culture

 

Minseok Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of education and core research methodologist

Educational leadership, K-12 education policy. teachers' unions, educator labor markets, international and comparative education

 

Learning Styles/Teaching Methods

 

Teri L. Bingham, Ed.D.

Professor of education

Effective teaching, supervision and conferencing teachers and student teachers, mathematics education, peer coaching

 

Zeth Everick Collom, CCC-SLP

Instructor of communication disorders

Communication disorders

 

Frank Goode, Ed.D.

Assistant professor of education

Infancy, early childhood, language and literacy development, cognitive development, special education, legal issues and methods, learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism

 

Nick Flynn

Professor of biochemistry

Food chemistry, HPLC analysis, nutritional biochemistry, brewery processes, analysis of brewing products, fermentation sciences

 

Lance Kieth, Ed.D.

Associate dean, professor of agriculture education and department head

Agricultural education

 

Jessica S. Mallard, Ph.D.

Professor of communication studies; dean of the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities

Service learning, research methods

 

Audrey Meador, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of mathematics

General K-12 mathematics education, curriculum and instruction in math education, minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, technology in mathematics, special populations (minorities, special education, etc.) in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM)

 

J. Vincent Nix, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of education, core research methodologist

Administration and organizational culture, program evaluation, logic models, data dictionaries, affective domain learning

 

Shanna Peeples, Ed.L.D.

Dr. John G. O'Brien Distinguished Chair of Education

LGBTQ teachers/teaching/education/curriculum; teaching and learning with diverse populations (refugees, immigrants), poverty, adult learners; inquiry-based and Socratic teaching methods; teacher leadership; storytelling for leadership, advocacy, and policy in education; storytelling in nonprofits for strategic planning and culture and climate; diverse and multicultural books; teaching methods - writing (secondary students and adults)

 

Pat Tyrer

Jenny Lind Porter Professor of English and director of graduate studies in English

Creative writing, poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, publishing

 

Minseok Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of education and core research methodologist

Educational leadership, K-12 education policy. teachers' unions, educator labor markets, international and comparative education

 

Literacy and Reading

 

Amy Andersen, Ed.D.

Associate professor of education; associate provost for Academic Affairs; coordinator of professional development schools program 

Reading/language arts education, early childhood education, early literacy, reading/language/arts integration

 

Beth Garcia, Ph.D.

Assistant dean of graduate programs and professional certifications

Teacher preparation and certification, methodology and pedagogy, English as a Second Language, educational systems around the world

 

Shanna Peeples, Ed.L.D.

Dr. John G. O'Brien Distinguished Chair of Education

LGBTQ teachers/teaching/education/curriculum; teaching and learning with diverse populations (refugees, immigrants), poverty, adult learners; inquiry-based and Socratic teaching methods; teacher leadership; storytelling for leadership, advocacy, and policy in education; storytelling in nonprofits for strategic planning and culture and climate; diverse and multicultural books; teaching methods - writing (secondary students and adults)

 

Ashley M. Pinkham, Ph.D.

Associate professor of psychology

Infancy, early childhood, language and literacy development, cognitive development, developmental psychology, emergent literacy / pre-reading

 

Pat Tyrer

Jenny Lind Porter Professor of English

Creative writing, poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, publishing

 

Literature

 

Timothy M. Foster, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of Spanish

Spain

 

Monica Smith Hart, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of English

Poetry, literature, British literature and culture

 

Alex Hunt, Ph.D.

Regents Professor of English;  Vincent/Haley Endowed Professor of Western Studies

American Literature—the West, Regionalism, Southwest border studies, environmental literature, ethnic literature

 

Bonney MacDonald, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Western American literature, film and culture, American literature

 

Andrew R. Reynolds, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of Spanish

Latin American and Spanish literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries

 

Bonnie Roos

Professor of English 

James Joyce, modernism, art history, 20th century art and literature, postcolonial literature, Irish literature and history, Irish famine literature, world literature, feminism, nationalism, epics, Djuna Barnes, U.S. abstract expressionism

 

Monica Smith, Ph.D.

Associate professor of English

British literature and culture, poetry

 

Pat Tyrer, Ph.D.

Jenny Lind Porter Professor of English and director of graduate studies in English

American modernism, composition and rhetoric, computers and writing, contemporary Latin American literature, creative writing: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction; literature: American, early American; literary theory, technical communication, American modernism, women's studies, contemporary American literature

 

Management

 

Rahul Chauhan

Associate professor of management

Recruitment, selection, training & development, motivation, performance appraisal, termination, charisma

 

Emily Hammer

Clinical assistant professor of management and business

Human resources, remote work, compensation, minimum wage, FLSA classifications

 

Chance Haugen

Assistant vice president for community and engagement

Residential living, student programming, event spaces, facilities

 

David Howe

Assistant professor of management

Management

 

Warren Pitt

Assistant vice president for human resources

Accounting, management, human resources, payroll

 

Marketing

 

Lal K. Almas, Ph.D.

Regents professor of agricultural business and economics 

Agricultural marketing and international trade

 

Syed Tariq Anwar, D.B.A.

Professor of marketing

International business, international marketing, global/multinational corporations, global markets, e-business/e-commerce, internet-related global strategy industries, foreign direct investment, emerging markets, emerging market-firms, case-based research, global consumption

 

Kristina D. Drumheller, Ph.D.

Professor of communication

Organizational communication, crisis communication, religious communication, media rhetoric and effects, workplace emotions and spirituality, LGBTQIA + and gender

 

Nick Gerlich, Ph.D.

Professor of marketing

Grocery retailing, soft drink industry, marketing to minorities, sporting goods industry/sports marketing, home-based businesses, small businesses, internet marketing, web commerce, the emerging church, mega-churches, church marketing

 

Turkan Kilic, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of marketing

Marketing, marketing research, international business, consumer behavior, new product development/management, market orientation, quantitative analysis

 

Robert Allen King, Ph.D.

Associate professor of marketing 

Electronic word of mouth; consumer reviews; online reviews; marketing strategy; strategic marketing; higher education business education

 

Marriage and Family

 

Malvika Behl

Associate professor of school counseling & LPC

School counseling and working with children; counseling children from 2.5 years to 17 years; counseling individuals from different cultures, race, sexual orientation, gender; substance abuse; addiction treatment for individuals and groups

 

Jenifer Kunz, Ph.D.

Professor of sociology

Family sociology, gender issues, race/ethnic relations, prejudice/discrimination issues

 

Elizabeth Rogers

Assistant professor of counseling

Education, marriage and family, psychology, counseling (LPC), school counseling

 

Leslie Ramos Salazar, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of Business Communication and Decision Management

Marital relationships, relationship satisfaction, mother-daughter communication, family relationships

 

Danney Rasco, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of psychology

Marriage and family, psychology, statistics

 

Mass Communication/Media

 

Li Chen, Ph.D.

Associate professor of media communication 

Health communication

 

Kristina D. Drumheller, Ph.D.

Professor of communication studies

Organizational communication, crisis communication, media rhetoric and effects

 

Nancy Garcia, Ed.D.

Assistant professor of mass communications 

Fact-checking, journalism 

 

Min Wha Han, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of communication

Basic communication, rhetoric, popular culture criticism

 

Randall J. Ray, M.S.

Associate lecturer of media communication; director of broadcast engineering

Recording industry, media management, broadcast technology, recording technology, media convergence, feature writing

 

Mathematics

 

Rajan Alex, Ph.D.

Professor of computer science

Numerical analysis, neural networks, fuzzy logic applications

 

Bill Ambrose, M.S.

Assistant professor of mathematics

Differential equations, probability

 

Teri L. Bingham, Ed.D.

Professor of education

Mathematics education, effective teaching, supervision and conferencing teachers and student teachers, peer coaching

 

Randy Combs, Ph.D.

Associate professor of mathematics

Fourier analysis on Euclidean spaces, analytic number theory

 

Kristian Gill, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of mathematics education

EC-12 mathematics content, student attitude and motivation, teaching mathematics conceptually, online mathematics success

 

Nathan Howell

Assistant professor of environmental engineering

Pollution, environmental modeling, environmental regulation, fluid mechanics, water resources, hydrology, groundwater, wetlands, STEM education, drinking water, environmental remediation

 

Pamela Lockwood, Ph.D.

Associate dean of College of Engineering; Mayes Professor of Mathematics

Mathematical modelling of biological systems, mathematical statistics

 

Audrey Meador, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of mathematics

General K-12 mathematics education, curriculum and instruction in math education, minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, technology in mathematics, special populations (minorities, special education, etc.) in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM)

 

Methods

 

Marisa Crisostomo, Ph.D.

Cinical assistant professor of decision management

Statistics, cognitive psychology, learning, metacognition, testing

 

Beth Garcia, Ph.D.

Assistant dean of graduate programs and professional certifications and Sylvia Nugent Professor of Education

Teacher preparation and certification, methodology and pedagogy, English as a Second Language, educational systems around the world

 

Frank Goode, Ed.D.

Assistant professor of education

Infancy, early childhood, language and literacy development, cognitive development, special education, legal issues and methods, learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism

 

J. Vincent Nix, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of education, core research methodologist

Administration and organizational culture; program evaluation; logic models' data dictionaries; mixed, case-study and survey design

 

Leslie Ramos Salazar, Ph.D.

Associate professor of business communication and decision management

Survey design, scale development and validation, correlation, regression, ANOVA, path analysis, mediation/moderation analysis, interventions

 

Pat Tyrer

Jenny Lind Porter Professor of English and director of graduate studies in English

Creative writing, poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, publishing

 

Music

 

James Barger, D.M.A.

Assistant professor of saxophone

Saxophone, chamber music, jazz improvisation, jazz band, pep band

 

Mark A. Bartley, D.M.A.

Lilith Brainard Professor of Music; director of orchestral activities; associate director of School of Music

Conducting instrumental and vocal ensembles

 

Bradley J. Behrmann

Assistant professor of musical theatre

Musical theatre performance and history, pop music on Broadway, new works, regional theatre, music education, choral music, general music

 

BJ Brooks, D.M.A.

Assistant professor of music

Music theory, music composition, digital video ensemble compositing

 

Tina M. Carpenter, D.M.

Professor of music

Bassoon performance and pedagogy, music theory, music appreciation

 

Robert Hansen, D.M.A.

Regents Professor of Music; director of the School of Music

Voice performance, vocal pedagogy and physiology; opera and musical theatre performance and direction

 

Edward P. Kahler II, Ph.D., MT-BC

Associate professor of music; associate dean of Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities

Music therapy, music and exceptional children, research methods in music education and music therapy

 

Robert J. Krause, D.M.A.

Professor of music

Oboe performance and pedagogy, oboe reed-making and pedagogy, music theory, critique and history of opera

 

Cloyce Kuhnert, D.M.A.

Professor of music

Vocal performance, vocal pedagogy, diction, show choir, opera

 

Don Lefevre, M.M.

Associate professor of music; director of bands

Directing bands, saxophone

 

Jeremy Lewis

Assistant professor of tuba and euphonium

Tuba, euphonium, practice

 

Choong-ha Nam, D.M.A.

Assistant professor of music

Piano performance, group performance, piano pedagogy, post-tonal theory

 

Randall J. Ray, M.S.

Assistant lecturer of mass communication; director of broadcast engineering

Mass media industry, media production, music business

 

Sarah Rushing

Assistant professor of piano

Piano

 

Nicholas A. Scales, D.M.A.

Associate professor of music

Double bass performance and pedagogy, jazz bass, music theory, jazz band, music appreciation, string pedagogy, chamber music

 

Douglas Storey, M.M.

Associate professor of music

Clarinet performance and pedagogy

 

Susan Martin Tariq, D.M.A.

Professor of music

Percussion performance, percussion pedagogy

 

Russ Teweleit, Ph.D.

Professor of music

Band, marching band, music education, instrumental music pedagogy grades 6-12

 

Negotiations

 

David Howe

Assistant professor of management

Negotiations 

 

Organizational Behavior

 

Rahul Chauhan

Associate professor of management

Recruitment, selection, training and development, motivation, performance appraisal, termination, charisma

 

Kristina D. Drumheller, Ph.D.

Professor of communication studies

Organizational communication

 

Dr. Brad Johnson

Vice president for community college relations

Strategic planning; transfer students; community college/university issues

 

Jenifer Kunz, Ph.D.

Professor of sociology

Complex organizations, race/ethnic relations, prejudice/discrimination issues, gender issues

 

J. Vincent Nix, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of education, core research methodologist

Administration and organizational culture, program evaluation, logic models, data dictionaries, organizational institutionalism

 

Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure

 

Michelle L. Bartlett, Ph.D.

Associate professor of sports and exercise sciences

Human behavior/mental aspects of and in sport, human behavior in exercise/physical activity, public health, wellness/wellness programming, sport psychology, mental performance, exercise psychology, stress management, sport in society, anger and aggression in sport, sexual abuse/assault in sport, athlete health and wellness 

 

Gene L. Farren, Ph.D.

Assistant professor 

Multivariate statistics and structural equation modeling, research methodology, motor learning and development, physical activity and sedentary behavior

 

Vanessa Fiaud, Ph.D.

Associate professor; Biomechanics Laboratory Director; graduate program coordinator

Specific sports skills analysis, biomechanics, sport performance, clinical movement analysis, balance issues, injury mechanisms, motor skills development, speed training, research methods, French language and culture

 

Brian M. Ingrassia, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of history

History of sport (especially stadiums, college football, and automotive racing); history of higher education; history of Progressive Era America (1870s-1920s)

 

Dr. Lorna Strong, A.T.C., L.A.T.

Sports and Exercise Sciences department head; athletic training program director

Athletic training, sports injury, sports, human growth and development, cultural competence

 

Physics

 

David W. Craig, Ph.D.

Associate professor of physics

Radio astronomy, astronomy education, galaxies, instrumentation in astronomy/astrophysics, astrophysics, science education, physics, physics education, history of physics and astronomy, physics of daily phenomena

 


Plant Science

 

Craig Bednarz, Ph.D.

Associate professor and director of the Semi-Arid Agricultural Systems Institute

Agronomy, cropping systems, cotton, irrigation management, crop physiology 

 

Brock C. Blaser, Ph.D.

Professor of plant science

Plant and soil science, crop production, physiology, ecology, cropping systems 

 

Marty Rhoades, Ph.D.

Associate professor of environmental science

Ag waste management, phytoremediation, GHG emissions, systems analysis, CAFOs, experimental design, data analysis

 

Tim Steffens, Ph.D.

Assistant professor and AgriLife Extension Specialist Rangeland Resource Management

Rangeland ecology and management, soil health, grazing management, grazing nutrition, pastures and arid to semiarid land ecology

 


Politics and Government

 

Brandon L. Bang, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of political science and criminal justice / Director, Criminal Justice Program

Policing; courts; corrections; misconduct in criminal justice; criminal law; criminal procedure; constitutional law; civil rights; civil liberties; deviance; crime rates and trends; politics and government

 

Laura N. Bell, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of political science

Terrorism, assassinations, Middle East & North Africa, political violence

 

William Biggs, J.D.

Clinical assistant professor of business law

Health law and policy, contract law/litigation, accounting ethics, professional malpractice, director/officer/corporate liability, bank failures and banking litigation

 

Paul H. Clark, Ph.D.

Professor of history

China, Japan, Korea, education in East Asia, history of language, medieval Japan (samurai era), anything about East Asia or Asia in general

 

Darrell Lovell, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of political science

Education, higher education, politics and government, education policy and administration, higher education policy and administration, local and state public administration politics, housing policy

 

Justin Moeller, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of criminal justice and political science

Constitutional law, constitutional history, constitutional development, Texas constitution, civil rights, civil liberties

 

John David Rausch Jr., Ph.D.

Teel Bivins Professor of Political Science

State and local government, European politics, legislative studies, campaigns and elections, religion and politics, direct democracy, politics and history of East Central and Eastern Europe

 

Reed L. Welch, Ph.D.

Associate professor of political science 

American government and politics, the presidency, public opinion and voting behavior, political parties, interest groups, campaigns and elections, Texas government

 

Pop Culture

 

Chip Chandler

Senior communications specialist

Film, television, comic books, LGBTQIA+ history, Amarillo entertainment 

 

Min Wha Han, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of communication

East Asian popular culture

 

Randall J. Ray, M.S.

Associate lecturer of mass communication; director of broadcast engineering

Mass media industry, media production, music business

 

Pat Tyrer

Jenny Lind Porter Professor of English and director of graduate studies in English

Creative writing, poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, publishing

 

Psychology

 

Michelle L. Bartlett, Ph.D.

Associate professor of sports and exercise sciences

Human behavior/mental aspects of and in sport, human behavior in exercise/physical activity, public health, wellness/wellness programming, sport psychology, mental performance, exercise psychology, stress management, sport in society, anger and aggression in sport, sexual abuse/assault in sport, athlete health and wellness

 

Rahul Chauhan

Associate professor of management

Recruitment, selection, training and development, motivation, performance appraisal, termination, charisma

 

Marisa Crisostomo, Ph.D.

Clinical assistant professor of decision management

Statistics, cognitive psychology, learning, metacognition, testing

 

Anna K. Lemnitzer, MFA

Assistant professor of art and design

Use of psychological perspectives in visual arts

 

Ashley M. Pinkham, Ph.D.

Associate professor of psychology

Infancy, early childhood, language and literacy development, cognitive development, developmental psychology, emergent literacy / pre-reading

 

Leslie Ramos Salazar, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of business communication and decision management

Human relationships, compassion and human emotion, cyberbullying

 

Danney Rasco, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of psychology

Marriage and family, psychology, statistics

 

Elizabeth Rogers

Assistant professor of counseling

Education, marriage and family, psychology, counseling (LPC), school counseling

 

Religion

 

Brandon L. Bang, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of political science and criminal justice / Director, Criminal Justice Program

Mormon theology and history

 

Bruce C. Brasington, Ph.D.

Twanna and Don Powell Professor of History

Church history to 1564, medieval canon law

 

Kristina D. Drumheller, Ph.D.

Professor of communication studies

Workplace emotions and spirituality, diversity

 

Nick Gerlich, Ph.D.

Professor of marketing 

The emerging church, mega-churches, church marketing

 

John David Rausch Jr., Ph.D.

Teel Bivins Professor of Political Science

State and local government, European politics, legislative studies, campaigns and elections, religion and politics, direct democracy, politics and history of East Central and Eastern Europe

 

Science Education

 

Christopher S. Baird

Assistant professor of physics

Science education

 

David W. Craig, Ph.D.

Associate professor of physics

Radio astronomy, astronomy education, galaxies, instrumentation in astronomy/astrophysics, astrophysics, science education, physics, physics education, history of physics and astronomy, physics of daily phenomena

 

Nick Flynn

Professor of biochemistry

Food chemistry, HPLC analysis, nutritional biochemistry, brewery processes, analysis of brewing products, fermentation sciences

 

Naruki Hiranuma, Ph.D.

Associate professor of environmental science

Climate change, global warming, weather, rain, aerosol, cloud, air quality

 

Raymond S. Matlack, Ph.D.

Professor of wildlife biology

Bats, small mammals and carnivores, fire ecology, effects of prairie/forest fires on wildlife, local wildlife including reptiles and amphibians, wildlife management

 

Sociology/Social Work

 

Jeanette Arpero

Instructor of criminal justice

Violence against women, crime prevention and control policy, local demographic changes, race and criminal justice (Spanish speaker)

 

Michelle L. Bartlett, Ph.D.

Associate professor of sports and exercise sciences

Human behavior/mental aspects of and in sport, human behavior in exercise/physical activity, public health, wellness/wellness programming, sport psychology, mental performance, exercise psychology, stress management, sport in society, anger and aggression in sport, sexual abuse/assault in sport, athlete health and wellness

 

Kristy Bartlett, LMSW

Instructor of social work

Sociology, social work, geriatric, medical social work

 

Nicole Kraus

Assistant professor of sociology

Class, race, and gender; social inequality; nationalism; xenophobia; Russian Federation and former Soviet Union; research methods; survey research

 

Jenifer Kunz, Ph.D.

Professor of sociology

Family sociology, race/ethnic relations, complex organizations, prejudice/discrimination issues, gender issues, how to explain war/terrorism to children

 

Sara Makki Alamdari

Assistant professor

Immigrant and refugee studies; international development; civic engagement; poverty; program evaluation; social policy; research methods

 

Alyson Morgan, LCSW

Instructor of social work

Sociology, social work, anxiety, depression, trauma in adolescents and children, child welfare

 

Areen Omary, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of social work

Sociology, social work, substance abuse, serious mental illnesses including major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, rural mental health, stigma, access to mental health in rural communities, online mental health intervention for depression and anxiety for rural communities

 

Henry Poduthase, Ph.D.

Assistant professor

Adolescent-parent relationship, international social work

 

Keith Price, Ph.D.

Professor of criminal justice and sociology

Prisons, Texas prisons, death penalty, capital punishment, criminology, corrections

 

Spanish Language

 

Jeanette Arpero

Instructor of criminal justice

Violence against women, crime prevention and control policy, local demographic changes, race and criminal justice (Spanish speaker)

 

Timothy M. Foster, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of Spanish

Spain

 

Speech Communication

 

Landon Brown

Clinical and academic instructor of communication disorders

Speech-language pathology, autism, language development, language disorders, communication devices

 

Traci Fredman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Autism spectrum disorders, treatment for Parkinson's disease, speech-language therapy services for all ages, early child development, communication disorders, speech communications

 

Min Wha Han, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of communication

Basic communication, rhetoric, cultural rhetoric 

 

Statistics

 

Rahul Chauhan

Associate professor of management

Recruitment, selection, training and development, motivation, performance appraisal, termination, charisma

 

Gene L. Farren, Ph.D.

Assistant professor

Multivariate statistics and structural equation modeling, research methodology, motor learning and development, physical activity and sedentary behavior

 

Nathan Howell

Assistant professor of environmental engineering

Pollution, environmental modeling, environmental regulation, fluid mechanics, water resources, hydrology, groundwater, wetlands, STEM education, drinking water, environmental remediation

 

Ty E. Lawrence, Ph.D.

Associate professor of animal science

Statistics

 

Pamela Lockwood, Ph.D.

Associate dean of College of Engineering; Mayes Professor of Mathematics

Mathematical statistics

 

J. Vincent Nix, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of education, core research methodologist

Nonparametric statistics

 

Henry Poduthase, Ph.D.

Assistant professor

Adolescent-parent relationship, international social work

 

Danney Rasco, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of psychology 

Marriage and family, psychology, statistics

 

Marty Rhoades, Ph.D.

Associate professor of environmental science

Ag waste management, phytoremediation, GHG emissions, systems analysis, CAFOs, experimental design, data analysis

 

Minseok Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of education and core research methodologist

Educational leadership, K-12 education policy. teachers' unions, educator labor markets, international and comparative education

 

Strategic Planning

 

David Howe

Assistant professor of management 

Strategic planning 

 

Dr. Brad Johnson

Vice president for community college relations

Strategic planning 

 

Joanna P. Kimbell, J.D.

Clinical assistant professor of Business Law and Management 

Law and legal issues, strategic planning

 

J. Vincent Nix, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of education, core research methodologist

Administration and organizational culture, program evaluation, logic models, data dictionaries, strategic planning

 

Technology

 

Chance Haugen

Assistant vice president for community and engagement

Technology, event management, live audio, visual productions

 

Anna K. Lemnitzer, MFA

Assistant professor of art and design

Digital arts, computer art, integrating alternative programs, Adobe Creative Cloud use, digital photography

 

Leslie Ramos Salazar, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of business communication and decision management

Workplace cyberbullying, mobile texting behavior

 

Vinu U. Unnikrishnan, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of civil engineering

Technology, engineering, civil engineering, mechanics, nanocomposites, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, computational modeling and simulation

 

Terrorism

 

Syed Tariq Anwar, D.B.A.

Professor of marketing

Terrorism and global business, social mind set and customs of Islam, U.S. overseas investments

 

Jenifer Kunz, Ph.D.

Professor of sociology

How to explain war and terrorism to children

 

Bryan Vizzini, Ph.D.

Associate professor of history

Taliban, concept of jihad, threat of terrorism worldwide

 

Theatre

 

Bradley J. Behrmann

Assistant professor of musical theatre

Musical theatre performance and history, pop music on Broadway, new works, regional theatre, music education, choral music, general music

 

Robert Hansen, D.M.A.

Regents Professor of Music; director of the School of Music

Opera and musical theatre performance and direction

 

Callie Hisek, M.F.A.

Royal R. Brantley Professor of Theatre Studies

Directing, acting, dramaturgy, theater history, stage management

 

John Landon, M.F.A.

Professor of theatre

Technical theatre, scenic construction, stage management

 

Anne Medlock, M.F.A.

Associate professor of theatre

Costume design, costume construction, stage make-up, fabric modification

 

Leslie Williams

Professor of dance

Musical theatre choreography

 

Writing

 

Kim Bruce

Associate lecturer of media communication

Public relations; media relations; paid media, earn media, shared media and owned media; poor brand decisions and recovery

 

AJ McCormick

Instructor of English, assistant director of Center for the Study of the American West

Rhetoric and composition

 

Shanna Peeples, Ed.L.D.

Dr. John G. O'Brien Distinguished Chair of Education

LGBTQ teachers/teaching/education/curriculum; teaching and learning with diverse populations (refugees, immigrants), poverty, adult learners; inquiry-based and Socratic teaching methods; teacher leadership; storytelling for leadership, advocacy, and policy in education; storytelling in nonprofits for strategic planning and culture and climate; diverse and multicultural books; teaching methods - writing (secondary students and adults)

 

Randall J. Ray, M.S.

Associate lecturer of media communication; director of broadcast engineering

Feature writing

 

Bonnie Roos

Professor of English

James Joyce, modernism, art history, 20th century art and literature, postcolonial literature, Irish literature and history, Irish famine literature, world literature, feminism, nationalism, epics, Djuna Barnes, U.S. abstract expressionism

 

Pat Tyrer

Jenny Lind Porter Professor of English and director of graduate studies in English

Creative writing, poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, publishing

 

Amy Von Lintel, Ph.D.

Professor of art history and director of gender studies

Gender and identity studies, European art, American art, Art of the West, history of photography, aesthetics