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College of Science, Engineering, and Agriculture 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.  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.
Jose Lopez, PhD Assistant Professor, Agricultural Sciences; BBA, Ave Maria College of the Americas; MS, PhD, Texas Tech University.
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.

Biological and Environmental Sciences
 

James Cain, PhD Assistant Professor of Biological & Environmental Sciences.  BS, Colorado State University; MS, California State University; PhD, University of Arizona.  Visiting Member.
Dong Won Choi, PhD Assistant Professor, Biological and Environmental Sciences; BE, Taegu University; MS , Ball State University; PhD, Iowa State University
Falicia Edwards, PhD Assistant Professor, Biological and Environmental Sciences; BS, Delta State University, MS, Mississippi Valley State University; PhD, Jackson State University
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.

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.

Engineering and Technology

 

David Anderson, PhD Assistant Professor of Engineering & Technology.  BS, University of Central Oklahoma; MPH, PhD, University of Oklahoma Health Services Center. 
Ben Cranor, PhD Assistant Professor of Engineering & Technology.  BS, Central State College; PhD, University of Oklahoma.
Brent Donham, EdD Department Head and Associate Professor of Engineering & Technology. BS, New Mexico State University, MS, Stanford University, EdD, Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Matthew E. Elam, PhD Associate Professor of Engineering & Technology.  BS, MS, University of Texas at Tyler; PhD, Oklahoma State University.
E. Delbert Horton, PhD Assistant Professor of Engineering & Technology.  BS, Texas Tech University; MS, Stanford University; PhD, University of Texas.
Jerry D. Parish, EdD Professor, Engineering & Technology and Associate Dean for the College of Business and Technology.  BS, MEd, EdD, East Texas State University.
Gregory Paul Wilson, PhD Assistant Professor of Engineering & Technology.  BS, MS, PhD, Arizona State University.

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.
Charles Dorsett, PhD Associate Professor and Interim Head, Mathematics; BS, MS, Stephen F. Austin University; PhD, North Texas State 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.

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.
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.
Kurtis Williams, PhD Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy; BS, The Pennsylvania State University; MS, PhD, University of California Santa Cruz.