Aug 07, 2020  
2019 - 2020 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Contact information for faculty members can be found on the UTPB directory https://www.utpb.edu/directory/index
 

Harold Abrams, Associate Professor of Political Science.
BA, Colgate University; MS, University of New York at Stony Brook, PhD(1991), New York University.

Perla Abrego, Assistant Professor of Spanish.
PhD (2011), Vanderbilt University.

Nashat Abualhaija, Associate Professor of Nursing.
BSN, University of Alabama@ Birmingham (1997), MSN, University of Phoenix, (2005), PhD, Barry University, (2017).

Steven J. Aicinena, Professor of Kinesiology.
BA, University of California at Davis; MA, Idaho State University; EdD (1988), University of Northern Colorado.

Donald M. Allen, Professor of Biology.
BA, MA, PhD (1970), University of Oregon.

Wael Al-Sawai, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.
BS, Yarmouk University; MS, Middle East Technical University; PhD(2011), Northeastern University.
 
Sophia Andres, Professor of English and Fellow in the Kathlyn Cosper Dunagan Professorship in Humanities.
BA, MA, San Jose State University, California; PhD (1985), University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
 
Jason Arzola, Lecturer of Mathematics.
BS, Old Dominion University, MA, University of Texas Permian Basin.

Maria Avalos, Assistant Professor of Education
BA, Southwestern University; MEd, Texas State University; PhD, University of Texas at Austin.

Rebecca Day Babcock, Associate Professor of English.
BA, MA, University of Massachusetts at Boston; PhD (2005), Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Kevin Badgett, Assistant Professor of Education
BA, Pepperdine University; MS, EdD (2011), University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Betsy Biehl, Lecturer in Kinesiology and Athletic Training Education Program Clinical Coordinator.
BS, University of Toledo; MS, South Dakota State University.

Melaku Bogali, Lecturer of Physics.
MS, New Mexico State University; PhD (2013), University of Texas El Paso .

Robyn Braun, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology.
BS, University of Florida, MS, Barry University, PhD (2013) Florida State University.

Scott A. Carson, Professor of Economics.
BS, MS, Brigham Young University; PhD (1998) University of Utah.

Derek Catsam, Associate Professor of History, Kathlyn Cosper Dunagan Fellow in the Humanities,
BA, Williams College; MA, University of North Carolina, Charlotte; PhD (2003) Ohio University.

Tiffany Collier, Lecturer of Psychology.
BA, Sul Ross State University; MA (2006) University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

R. Wayne Counts, Assistant Professor of Accountancy.
BBA, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin; MS, PhD (2004), Texas Tech University.

Jean Eaton, Instructor of Nursing.
BA, Abilene Christian University; MSN (2013) Grand Canyon University.

James Eldridge, Associate Professor of Kinesiology.
BA, Texas Lutheran College; MA, Southwest Texas State University; EdD (1996), University of Houston.

L. Gayle Ellis, Lecturer and Director of Field Education - Social Work.
BA, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, MS(1991) Out Lady of the Lake University.

Craig Emmert, Associate Professor of Political Science.
BS, Oklahoma State University; MA, Purdue University; PhD (1989), Florida State University.

Frank Eychaner, Associate Professor of Music.
DMA (2009) University of Kentucky – Lexington.

William R. Fannin, Professor of Management.
BA, MBA, The University of Texas at Austin; PhD (1980), Texas A & M University.

Paul Feit, Professor of Mathematics.
BS, Harvard University; PhD (1985), Princeton University.

Stephanie Fife, Lecturer of Psychology.
BA, MA (2009), The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Sherron Franks-Meeks, Instructor of Nursing.
BSN, University of Texas Arlington, BA, MPA-Leadership, University of Texas Permian Basin.

Michael Frawley, Assistant Professor of History.
BA, Penn State Erie; MA, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; PhD (2014) Louisiana State University.

Aldo Garcia, Lecturer of Chemistry.
MS in Analytical Chemistry (2013), Texas Tech University

John Garcia, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.
BS, University of Texas at Austin; PhD (2008), University of Texas at Austin.

Jessica Garrett, Assistant Professor of Education
BS, West Texas State University; MA, University of Texas of the Permian Basin; EdD (2004), Sam Houston State University.

Minerva Gonzales, Assistant Professor of Nursing.
BSN, Texas Tech University Health Science Center; MSN, Angleo State University; DNP, Chamberlain College of Nursing (2016).

Joanna Hadjicostandi, Associate Professor of Sociology.
BA, Thames Polytechnic, England; MA, PhD (1987) Northeastern University.

Paul J. Haensly, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Finance, And Chair of Undergraduate Studies.
BS, Texas A & M University; MA, The University of Texas at Austin; PhD (1994), University of North Texas.

Brian A. Hagler, Associate Professor of Mathematics.
BS, PhD (1997), University of Colorado.

Gregory Hammon, Lecturer in Criminology.
BA, University of Texas of the Permian Basin; MA (1991) Sul Ross University. 

Rachel Martin Harlow, Associate Professor of Communication.
BA, Trinity University; MA, Texas A&M University; PhD (2005), Texas Tech University.

William F. Harlow; Professor of Communication.
BA, Angelo State University; MA, University of Texas El Paso; PhD (2002) Texas A&M University.

Nancy Hart, Professor of Art.
BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, MFA(1983), Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Douglas P. Henderson, Professor of Biology.
BA, Fairmont State College, W. VA; PhD (1993), The University of Texas at Austin.

Miles Henderson, Assistant Professor of Geology.
BS, University of Gerogia, MS and PhD (2017), University of Tennessee.
 
Joonghyeok Heo, Assistant Professor of Geology.
BS, Changnam University; MS, Seoul National University; PhD (2013), Texas A&M University.

Christopher Hiatt, Associate Professor of Mathematics.
BS, University of Idaho; MA, PhD (2007), University of Southern California.

Imane Hijal-Moghrabi, Assistant Professor of Political Science.
PhD (2015), University of Texas at Dallas.

Diana Davids Hinton, Professor of History and J. Conrad Dunagan Chair in Regional and Business History.
BA, Swarthmore College; MA, MPhil, PhD(1969), Yale University.

Thomas Hohstadt, Senior Lecturer of Music
MN, MM, PhD, Eastman School of Music.

Jamie Hughes, Assistant Professor of Psychology.
BS, Michigan State University, MS, Illinois State University, PhD (2010), New Mexico State University.

Roy Hurst, Professor of Education and Associate Dean of the College of Education.
BA, Whitman College, MS, Eastern Oregon State College; PhD (1994), University of Southern Mississippi.

Dorothy Jackson, Associate Professor of Nursing.
BSN, WEst Texas State University, MSN, University of Texas Medical Branch, PhD (2008), Texas Woman’s University.

Dian Jordan-Werhane, Senior Lecturer of Sociology.
MHR, University of Oklahoma, PhD (2014), Texas Woman’s University.

Dan Keast,Professor of Music.
BM, Morningside College; MEd, PhD (2004), University of Missouri-Columbia.

Kay E. Ketzenberger, Associate Professor of Social Work.
BA, University of Baltimore; MSSW, The University of Texas at Austin; PhD (1995), Michigan State University.

Richard G. Kiekbusch, Associate Professor of Criminology.
BA, MA, PhD (1973), University of Notre Dame.

Mario Kiran, Associate Professor of Art.
BFA, Ken School of the Arts; MFA, University of South Dakota.

Gae E. Kovalick, Associate Professor of Biology.
BA, Wittenberg University; PhD (1984), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Jason Lagapa, Professor of English.
BA, Bennington College; MA, PhD (2003), University of Arizona.

Haesun Lee, Professor of Computer Science.
BA, MA, Ewha Women University, Korea; MS, PhD (1997), Illinois Institute of Technology.

Ilhyun Lee, Professor of Computer Science.
BA, University of Minnesota; MS, PhD (1996), Illinois Institute of Technology.

Edna Lewin, Associate Professor of Nursing.
BSN, University of Texas Medical Branch, MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch, (2017). 
 
Richard Lloyd, Associate Professor of Kinesiology.
BS, Ball State University; MS, Eastern Illinois University; DEd (2004), New Mexico State University.

Priyoo Manakote, Lecturer of Marketing.
MS, University of Illinois; MBA, University of Calicut; ABD, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Ana Martinez-Catsam, Professor of History.
BA, Texas A&M University; MA St. Mary’s University; PhD (2003), Texas Tech University.

Cassandra McDorman, Instructor of Nursing.
BSN, University of Phoenix; MSN (2010), Western Governor’s University.

Taylor McMichael, Senior Lecturer of Political Science,
BA, Texas State University, MA and PhD (2015) Texas Tech University.

Ruth Ann McQuitty, Lecturer of Education.
BA, MA (1990), University of Texas-Permian Basin.

Scott Millichamp, Lecturer of Music.
BM and MM, Indiana University; MA, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Milka Montes, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.
BS, PhD (2010), University of Texas El Paso.

Clark Moreland, Lecturer of English.
BA, MA (2010), University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Jose Moreno, Assistant Professor of Spanish.
BA, University of Chihuahua; MA, University of Texas El Paso; PhD (2010), University of Kansas.

David Morris, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology.
PhD (2005), University of New Mexico.

Jesica Naiman, Instructor of Nursing.
BSN, Nova Southeastern University; MSN (2016), University of Wyoming.

A.M. Nunley III, Lecturer of Management.
BBA, the University of Texas of the Permian Basin; MBA, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin; JD, St. Mary’s University ; LLm (1985), Southern Methodist University.

Athenia L. Oldham, Assistant Professor of Biology.
PhD (2010), University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. 

James N. Olson, Professor of Psychology.
BA, University of California-Santa Barbara; MA, PhD (1974), University of California-Los Angeles.

Wendy Padilla, Lecturer in Mathematics.
BS, University of Texas of the Permian Basin; MS, Texas Tech University.

Maureen F. Page, Lecturer of English.
BA, MA (2004), University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

K. Prakash Pai, Assistant Professor of Finance.
BC, MC, Bangalore University; MBA, MS, PhD (2004), Kent State University.

Jennifer Paxton, Assistant Professor of History.
BA, Abilene Christian Unviersity; MA and PhD (2015) Texas Tech University.

Irene H. Perry, Lecturer of Biology.
BA, MS (1994) Texas A&M University.

Robert L. Perry, Associate Professor of Political Science. Director of Honors Program.
BA, Texas A & M University; PhD (1995), Texas A & M University.

William H. Price, Assistant Professor of Management.
BBA, Eastern New Mexico University; MS, Gonzaga University; DBA (2001) Nova Southeastern University.

Suzanne Rathbun, Lecturer of Psychology.
BS, University of Colorado; MA (1991), University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Kevin Richardson, Assistant Professor of Music.
BME, University of Texas at Austin; MM, Northeastern State University, DMA (2012), University of Houston.

Todd Richardson, Associate Professor of English.
BA, College of Wooster; MA, University of Delaware; Ph.D. (2002), University of South Carolina.

Nicole Rogeau-Vanderford, Senior Lecturer in English.
BA, MA, University of Louisiana; PhD, Louisiana State University.

Kara Rosenblatt, Assistant Professor of Education,
BS, MS Florida State University; PhD (2009) University of Central Florida.

Diana Ruiz, Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, MSN, DNP, Texas Tech Health Science Center, (2013).

Myra Salcedo, Senior Lecturer of English.
BA, MA University of Texas of the Permian Basin; PhD, University of Texas Arlington.

Yolanda Salgado, Assistant Professor of Education.
BS, Arizona State University; M.A, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin; PhD (2008), New Mexico State University.

Anshu Saran, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Marketing.
BA, University of Allahabad India; MBA, Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines; PhD, The University of Texas –Pan American.

R. Douglas Spence, Associate Professor of Biology.
BS, Houston Baptist University; MS, PhD (1986), Texas A&M University.

Lorraine T. Spickermann, Lecturer of Education.
BA, MA (1986) University of California at Berkeley.

Roland Spickermann, Professor of History.
BA, University of California at Berkeley; MA, PhD (1994), University of Michigan.

Carol Staggs, Lecturer of Education.
BA, Abilene Christian University; MA (2006), University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Christopher Stanley, Associate Professor of Art
BSE/BFA, University of Kansas; MFA (1991), Washington State University.

Joe Stauffer, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Management.
BB, MBA Western Illinois University; Ma, University of Iowa; Ph.D, University of Oklahoma.

Jennier Swendsen, Instructor of Nursing.
MSN (2010) Walden University.

Dixie Taylor, Instructor of Nursing.
BSN, Belmont University; MMHC (2010), Vanderbilt Owen Business School of Management.

Kevin Thompson, Lecturer of Communication
BA and MA, Texas Tech University

Janice Tinney, Instructor of Nursing.
BSN, MSN (2005), Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

Robert Trentham, Senior Lecturer of Geology. Director - Center for Energy & Economic Diversification.
BS, MA, City College of New York; DGS (1981) The University of Texas at El Paso.

Sumit Verma, Assistant Professor of Geophysics.
BS, University of Allahabad, India; MS, Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad, India; PhD (2015), University of Oklahoma.

Vladan Vuckovic, Lecturer of Computer Science
BS, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin; MS (2012), The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Linda Gail Ward, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Senior Lecturer in Communication.
BA,MA, Texas State University; PhD, University of North Texas.

Sarah Shawn Watson; Chair of the Department of Visual & Performing Arts and Associate Professor of English. BA, University of Massachusetts-Boston; MA, Ohio University; PhD (1983), Cornell University.

Mark Wildermuth, Professor of English and Fellow in the Kathlyn Cosper Dunagan Professorship in Humanities. BA, MA, George Mason University; PhD (1991), University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Michelle Womack, Instructor in Nursing
BSN, Texas Tech Health Science Center, MSN, University of Phoenix (2003

Marianne Berger Woods, Associate Professor of Art History.
BA, Heidelberg College; MA, Case Western Reserve; Ph.D. (2000) The Union Institute.

Xuemin Xu, Professor of Biology.
BS, Jilin University; MS and PhD (1989), Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Douglas Young, Senior Lecturer of Physics.
PhD (1998), Texas Tech University.

Diana Younger, Lecturer of Psychology.
BA, Tulane University; MA (1989), The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Quan Yuan, Assistant Professor of Computer Science.
PhD (2009), Florida Atlantic University.

Michael Zavada, Professor of Biology.
BS, MS Arizona State University; PhD (1982) The University of Connecticut.

Xinyun Zhu, Associate Professor of Mathematics
BS, Northwest Normal University; MS, Shanxi Normal University; Ph.D (2005) Oklahoma State University.

Sebahattin Ziyanak, Assistant Professor of Sociology.
BS, Mimar Sinan University, Turkey; MA, University of Houston; PhD (2013), University of North Texas.

Mohammed K. Zobaa, Senior Lecturer Of Geology.
BS, MS, Benha University, Egypt; PhD (2011), Missouri University of Science and Technology.

 


Thomas Dynneson, Education, Emeritus, 1973-1995
Doug Hale, Mathematics, Emeritus, 1973-2015
Lois Hale, Kinesiology, Emeritus, 1974-2015
Paul Hodges, Economics Emeritus, 1972-2018
Patricio T. Jaramillo, Education, Emeritus, 1974-2005
Edwin Kurtz, Life Science, Emeritus, 1972-1989
Stanley Marcus, Art, Emeritus, 1973-1992
James A. Nickel, Mathematics and Computer Science, Emeritus, 1972-1993
Pamela Price, Art, Emeritus, 1993-2009
Robert Colbert Rhodes, Sociology, Emeritus, 1975-2002
Michael Robinson, Chemistry, Emeritus, 1976-2014
Frank N. Samponaro, History, Emeritus, 1974-1999.
William Watts, Business, Emeritus, 1976-1994.