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College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Faculty

Agricultural Sciences
 

Cynthia Bennett, PhD Curator of Conservation Education and Sciences at Dallas Zoo and Aquarium.  BA, University of California; MS, PhD, Washington State University. Associate Visiting Scholar.
Joseph Bouton, PhD University of Georgia Professor Emeritus.  BS, Mississippi State University, MS, PhD, University of Florida. Senior Visiting Scholar.
Jeanette Boylan, PhD Zoologist at Dallas Zoo and Aquarium.  BS, Michigan State University; PhD, Colorado State University. Associate Visiting Scholar.
David Crenshaw, PhD Professor of Agricultural Sciences (AnS).  BS, MS, PhD, University of Missouri. Associate Member.
Gerald Evers, PhD Texas A&M University Agricultural Research and Extension Center.  BS, MS, PhD, Texas A&M University. Visiting Associate Scholar.
Deborah Fripp, PhD Zoologist at Dallas Zoo and Aquarium.  BS, Stanford University; PhD, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Associate Visiting Scholar.
Arthur Goetsch, PhD Langston University, Research Leader.  BS, Illinois State University; MS, University of Missouri; PhD, New Mexico State University. Senior Visiting Scholar.
Derald Harp, PhD Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sciences.  BS, MS, Tarleton State University; PhD, Texas A&M University. Associate Member.
Steven P. Hart, PhD Langston University, Research Scientist.  BS, MS, Texas A&M University; PhD, Virginia Polytechnic. Visiting Associate Scholar.
James J. Heitholt, PhD Head of Agricultural Sciences.  Texas A&M University Agricultural Research and Extension Center.  BS, Western Illinois University; MS, University of Missouri; PhD, University of Kentucky. Visiting Associate Scholar.
Galen Morgan, PhD Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University.  BS, MS, Texas A&M University; PhD, University of Wisconsin. Associate Visiting Scholar.
Lloyd Nelson, PhD Texas A&M University Research and Extension Center.  BS, Wisconsin State University at River Falls; MS, North Dakota State University; PhD, Mississippi State University. Visiting Associate Scholar.
James C. Read, PhD Texas A&M University Research and Extension Center.  BS, MS, PhD, Texas A&M University. Visiting Associate Scholar.
James A. Reinert, PhD Texas A&M University Research and Extension Center.  BS, Oklahoma State University; MS, PhD Clemson University. Visiting Associate Scholar.
John J. Sloan, PhD Texas A&M University Research and Extension Center.  BS, University of Illinois; MS, Texas A&M University; PhD, Oklahoma State University. Visiting Associate Scholar.
Robert Williams, PhD Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sciences.  BS, MS, Texas A&M University-Commerce; PhD, Texas Tech University. Associate Member.

 Art


Josephine Durkin, MFA Assistant Professor of Art.  BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University; MFA, Yale University. Associate Member
Barbara Frey, MFA Professor of Art.  BFA, Indiana University; MFA, Syracuse University. Senior Member.
Gerard D. Huber, MFA Professor of Art.  BA, University of Northern Iowa; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art. Associate Member.
Michael Miller, MFA Associate Professor of Art.  BFA, Southwest Texas State University; MFA, University of California-Davis. Senior Member.
Virgil Milton Scott, MFA Assistant Professor of Art.  BFA, MFA, University of North Texas. Associate Member.
Chad D. Smith, MFA. Assistant Professor of Art.  BS, MS, MFA Texas A&M University-Commerce. Associate Member.
William B. Wadley, PhD Professor of Art.  AB, University of California at Berkeley; MA, Columbia University; PhD, University of Texas. Associate Member.

Biological and Environmental Sciences
 

Haydn Fox, PhD Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences.  BA, Ambassador College; BS, MS, Southeast Missouri State University; PhD, University of South Carolina. Associate Member.
Jeffrey Kopachena, PhD Assistant Professor and Head of Biological Sciences.  BS, MS, University of Manitoba, Canada; PhD, University of Toronto, Canada. Senior Member.
Don Royce Lee, PhD Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences.  BS, Lamar University; MS, East Texas State University; PhD, Oregon State University. Associate Member.
Frank Miskevich, PhD Assistant Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences.  BS, Eckerd College; PhD, California Institute of Technology. Associate Member.
Michael Morrison, PhD Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences.  BS, Northern Arizona University; MS, Texas A&M University; PhD, Oregon State University.  Senior Visiting Scholar.

Chemistry

 

Laurence Angel, PhD Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  BS, PhD, University of Sussex, United Kingdom. Associate Member.
Allan D. Headley, PhD Professor of Chemistry and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.  BA, Columbia Union College; PhD, Howard University. Senior Member.
Ben Jang, PhD Professor of Chemistry.  BS National Taiwan University, Taiwan; PhD University of Texas at Arlington. Senior Member
Nenad M. Kostic, PhD Professor of Chemistry.  Diploma, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia; PhD, University of Wisconsin. Senior Member.
Stephen Starnes, PhD Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  BS, PhD, Texas Tech University. Associate Member.
William Lance Whaley, PhD Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  BS, Tarleton State University; PhD, University of Arkansas. Associate Member.

Computer Science and Information Systems

 

R. Daniel Creider, PhD Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems.  BA, Central Bible College; BS, Southwest Missouri State University; MS, Auburn University; PhD, Baylor University. Associate Member.
Sam Saffer, PhD Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems.  BA, University of Texas-Austin; MAS, PhD, Southern Methodist University. Associate Member.
Nicholay Sirakov, PhD Assistant Professor of Math and Computer Science.  BS, MS, Sofia University; PhD, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria. Associate Member.
Sang C. Suh, PhD Associate Professor and Department Head of Computer Science and Information Systems.  BA, Pusan National University, Korea; MS, University of Hawaii; PhD, Southern Methodist University. Senior Member.
Chiu-Che Tseng, PhD Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Systems.  BS, Chung Yuan Christian University; MS, University of Memphis; PhD University of Texas at Arlington. Associate Member.

History

 

Polly E. Detels, PhD Associate Professor of History.  BA, Carlton College; MM, University of Washington; PhD, University of North Texas.  Associate Member.
Judy Ford, PhD Professor and Department Head of History.  BA, St. John's University; MA, PhD Fordham University. Associate Member.
Sharon Kowalsky, PhD Assistant Professor of History.  BA, Washington University; MA, PhD, University of North Carolina.  Associate Member.
John Howard Smith, PhD Assistant Professor of History.  BA, MLA, Univeristy of North Carolina; PhD University at Albany, State University of New York.  Associate Member.

Literature and Languages

 

Salvatore Attardo, PhD Professor of English and Department Head of Literature and Languages.  PhD, Purdue University. Senior Member.
Robert Baumgardner, PhD Professor of English.  BA, University of Texas-Arlington; MA, PhD, University of Southern California. Senior Member.
William Bolin, PhD Associate Professor of English and Assistant Department Head of Literature and Languages.  BA, Southwest Texas State University; MA, Texas A&M-Kingsville; PhD, Texas Christian University. Associate Member.
Shannon Carter, PhD Associate Professor of English.  BA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; MEd, University of North Texas; PhD, Texas Woman’s University. Associate Member.
Inma Ciuico-Lyons, PhD Assistant Professor of Spanish.  BA, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain; MA, Texas A&M University-Commerce; PhD, University of Texas. Associate Member.
Gerald Duchovnay, PhD Professor of English.  BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, PhD, Indiana University. Senior Member.
Donna Dunbar-Odom, PhD Professor of English.  BGS, MA, University of Nebraska; PhD, University of Pittsburgh. Senior Member.
Maria Fernandez-Babineaux, PhD Assistant Professor of Spanish.  BS, I.G.V. University, Peru; MA, Louisiana State University; PhD, Tulane University. Associate Member.
M. Hunter Hayes, PhD Assistant Professor of English.  BA, University of Kentucky; MA, PhD, University of Southern Mississippi. Associate Member.
Kathryn Jacobs, PhD Professor of English.  BA, MA, University of Michigan; MA, PhD, Harvard University. Senior Member.
Robin Anne Reid, PhD Associate Professor of English.  BA, MA, Western Washington University; MA, Middlebury College; PhD, University of Washington. Senior Member.
Karen Roggenkamp, PhD Assistant Professor of English.  AB, University of Michigan; PhD, University of Minnesota. Associate Member.
Derek Parker Royal, PhD Associate Professor of English.  BA, University of North Carolina; MA, PhD, Purdue University. Senior Member.
Phillipe Seminet, PhD Associate Professor of Literature and Languages.  BA, New College of Florida; MA, University of Florida; PhD, University of Texas. Associate Member.
Susan Stewart, PhD Assistant Professor of English.  BA, MA, Southwest Missouri State University; PhD, Illinois State University. Associate Member.

Mass Media, Communication and Theatre

 

Lamar W. Bridges, PhD Professor of Journalism.  BS, Memphis State University; MS, University of Wisconsin at Madison; PhD, Southern Illinois University. Associate Member.
Gary Burton, MFA Associate Professor of Mass Media, Communications and Theatre.  BFA, MFA, University of Texas. Associate Member.
John Hanners, PhD Professor of Head of Mass Media, Communication and Theatre.  BS, Eastern Illinois University; MA, Indiana State University; PhD, Michigan State University. Senior Member.
Carrie Lee Klypchak, PhD Assistant Professor of Theatre.  BFA, MA, Southwest Texas State University; PhD, Bowling Green State University. Associate Member.
Michael Knight, MFA Assistant Professor of Theatre.  BS, Texas A&M University-Commerce; MFA, University of Mississippi. Associate Member.

Mathematics

 

Stuart Anderson, PhD Professor and Interim Department Head of Mathematics.  BA, MS, University of North Texas; PhD, University of Oklahoma. Associate Member.
Farhad T. Aslan, PhD Professor of Mathematics.  BS, Midwestern University; MS, University of North Texas; PhD, Texas Christian University. Senior Member.
Hasun Coskun, PhD Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  BS, Middle East Technical University, Turkey; MS, Stevens Institute of Technology; PhD, Texas A&M University. Associate Member.
Eileen Faulkenberry, PhD Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  BS, Henderson State University; MS, PhD, Oklahoma State University. Associate Member.
Yelin Ou, PhD Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  BS, Guangxi University for Nationalities, China; MS, PhD, University of Oklahoma. Associate Member.
Nikolay Sirakov, PhD Assistant Professor of Math and Computer Science.  BS, MS, Sofia University; PhD, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria. Associate Member.

Music

 

John Burkett, DMA Associate Professor of Music.  BA, Florida State University; MM, University of Michigan; DMA, University of Illinois. Associate Member.
Mary Druhan, DMA Assistant Professor of Music.  BM Louisiana State University; MM University of Cincinnati; DMA, Louisiana State University. Associate Member
Jeffrey Gershman, DMA Assistant Professor of Music.  BME., MM, Indiana University; DMA, University of Texas. Associate Member.
Theodore C. Hansen, DMA Professor of Music.  BM, University of Colorado; MM, Arizona State University; DMA, University of Arizona. Senior Member.
Luis Sanchez, DA Assistant Professor of Music.  BA, National Conservatory of Music, Argentia; MM, DA, Ball State University. Associate Member.
Christopher White, PhD Associate Professor and Department Head of Music.  BA, MM, University of Northern Colorado; PhD, University of Colorado. Associate Member.

Physics and Astronomy

 

Carolos A. Bertulani, PhD Assistant Professor of Physics.  BS, MS, Federal University, Brazil; PhD, University of Bonn, Germany. Associate Member.
Anil Chourasia, PhD Professor of Physics.  BS, MS, PhD, Nagpur University, India. Associate Member.
Ben M. Doughty, PhD Professor of Physics.  BA, Emporia Kansas State College; MS, PhD, University of Arkansas. Associate Member.
Bao-An Li, PhD Professor and Head of Physics and Astronomy.   BS, Lanzhou University; PhD, Michigan State University. Senior Member.
Charles Rogers, PhD Professor of Physics.  BS, MS, PhD, University of Arkansas. Associate Member.
Keith West, PhD Assistant Professor.  BS, Angelo State University; MS, University of North Texas; PhD, University of Texas at Dallas. Associate Member.

Political Science

 

Paul Lenchner, PhD

Professor of Political Science.  AB, Franklin and Marshall College; MA, PhD, Cornell University. Associate Member

JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz, PhD Associate Professor and Head of Political Science.  BA, University of Maryland; MS, Troy State University; PhD University of North Texas. Associate Member.

Sociology and Criminal Justice

 

K. Lawrence Clinton, PhD Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice.  BS, MS, East Texas State University; PhD, Washington State University. Associate Member.
Willie J. Edwards, PhD Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice.  BA, MA, East Texas State University; PhD, University of Minnesota. Senior Member.
Linda Matthei, PhD Associate Professor of Sociology and Assistant Dean of College of Arts and Sciences.  BA, MA, PhD, University of California. Associate Member.
James R. McBroom, PhD Associate Professor of Sociology.  BS, MS, East Texas State University; PhD, University of North Texas. Associate Member.
Melinda D. Schlager, PhD Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice.  BA, University of Texas; MA, Northwestern University; MA, PhD Rutgers University. Associate Member.
R. N. Singh, PhD Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice.  BA, Hindu College (India); MA, Punjab University (India); PhD, Mississippi State University. Senior Member.
Jiaming Sun, PhD Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice.  BA, Shanghai University; MA, Fudan University; MA, PhD, University of Illinois. Associate Member.
William E. Thompson, PhD Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice.  BAEd, Northeastern State University; MSEd, Southwest Missouri State University; PhD, Oklahoma State University. Senior Member.
Yvonne Villanueva-Russell, PhD Assistant Professor and Head of Sociology and Criminal Justice.  BA, MA, Western Illinois State University; PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia. Associate Member.