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College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Faculty

Agricultural Sciences
 

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

 Art


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

Biological and Environmental Sciences
 

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

Chemistry

 

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

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.
Kaiqi Xiong, PhD Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems.  MS, PhD, Claremont Graduate University; MS, PhD, North Carolina State University. 
Sam Saffer, PhD Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems.  BA, University of Texas-Austin; MAS, PhD, Southern Methodist University.
Nicholay Sirakov, PhD Associate Professor of Math and Computer Science.  BS, MS, Sofia University; PhD, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria.
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.
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.

History

 

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

Literature and Languages

 

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

Mass Media, Communication and Theatre

 

Gary Burton, MFA Associate Professor of Mass Media, Communications and Theatre.  BFA, MFA, University of Texas.
John Hanners, PhD Professor of Head of Mass Media, Communication and Theatre.  BS, Eastern Illinois University; MA, Indiana State University; PhD, Michigan State University.
Carrie Lee Klypchak, PhD Assistant Professor of Theatre.  BFA, MA, Southwest Texas State University; PhD, Bowling Green State University.
Michael Knight, MFA Assistant Professor of Theatre.  BS, Texas A&M University-Commerce; MFA, University of Mississippi.

Mathematics

 

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

Music

 

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

Physics and Astronomy

 

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

Political Science

 

Paul Lenchner, PhD

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

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

Sociology and Criminal Justice

 

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