Kristy Bartlett

Instructor of Social Work

"I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason, both good and bad. I feel it is important to embrace each occurrence whole heartedly."
Kristy Bartlett's Bio


Dr. Gary R. Byrd

Professor of Psychology

"Taking curiosity about the behavior of all organisms and combining it with disciplined scientific methodology -- the result generates NEW knowledge. Don't study yesterday's explanation of human behavior: help create tomorrow's advanced understanding. Come find out how!"
Dr. Byrd's Personal Page


Dr. Maxine De Butte

Associate Professor of Psychology

"The brain is the last and grandest biological frontier, the most complex thing we have yet discovered in our universe. It contains hundreds of billions of cells interlinked through trillions of connections. The brain boggles the mind." - James D. Watson
Dr. DeButte's Bio


Meg DeJong-Shier, LMSW

Instructor of Social Work

"We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves." - Pema Chodron
Meg DeJong-Shier's Bio


Dr. Kenneth Denton

Assistant Professor of Psychology

"Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live." -Henry David Thoreau
Kenneth Denton's Bio


Dr. Felina Franklin

Assistant Professor of Social Work

"It's not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." - Charles Darwin
Dr. Franklin's Bio


Dr. Lisa Garza

Department Head and Associate Professor of Sociology

"We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society." - Angela Davis
Lisa Garza's Bio


Dr. Jenifer Kunz

Professor of Sociology

"Sociology is an awesome field because it applies to everyday life! Everything we do daily involves sociology. It helps us see the strange in a familiar way. It helps us recognize general patterns in the behavior of people and it helps to explain how society shapes our personal choices."
Dr. Kunz's Bio


Mun Yee Kwan

Assistant Professor of Psychology

"You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to." - Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting
Mun Yee Kwan's Bio


Alyson Morgan

Alyson Morgan's Bio


Dr. Areen Omary

Assistant Professor of Social Work

"I embrace teaching as an opportunity to inspire and empower students."
Dr. Omary's Bio


Dr. Ashley Pinkham

Assistant Professor of Psychology

"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." - Kofi Annan
Ashley Pinkham's Bio


Dr. Henry Poduthase

Associate Professor of Social Work

"I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man [woman] whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him [her]. Will he [she] gain anything by it? Will it restore him [her] to a control over his [her] own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj [freedom] for the hungry and spiritually starving millions??Then you will find your doubts and your self melt away." - Mahatma Gandhi
Henry Poduthase's Bio


Dr. Keith Price

Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice

"After working for the Texas prison system for thirty years, my parole to West Texas A&M University is like making it to heaven. Students are fairly easy to manage after dealing with robbers, rapists and murderers and a lot more fun. Come take a class in criminal justice or sociology and learn why it is better to be a student than a convict."
Dr. Price's Bio
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Dr. Danney Rasco

Assistant Professor of Psychology

"The saying goes: 'A mind is a terrible thing to waste.' I agree. The mind was free though so how much more tragic to waste an education."
Dr. Rasco's Bio


W. Justin Thompson, LMSW

Instructor of Social Work

"Treat a person as they are, and they will remain as they are. Treat them as they could be, and they will become what they should be." - Jimmy Johnson
Justin's Bio