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With a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1, St. Mary's faculty work closely with students to help them develop a plan for success not only in academics but in their lives. Browse faculty profiles below to learn more about their educational background and personal interests, or see the employee directory to find individual offices and campus mailboxes.

St. Mary's University Faculty

The profiles below include faculty in the Greehey School of Business, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and School of Science, Engineering and Technology.

School of Law faculty profiles are maintained on the separate School of Law website.

Armando Abney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Thelma Acevedo

Adjunct Professor of Spanish

Pius Adelani, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

Nazia Afrin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Ozgur Aktunc, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Software Engineering

Mark Alexander, D.M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Piano

Mehran Aminian, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering

George Anquandah, Ph.D.

Instructor of Chemistry

Janet Armitage, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Sociology

Twyla Arthur, M.F.A.

Adjunct Professor of Art

James Ball, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology

Timothy Barnett, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Spanish

Ayad Barsoum, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Brother Dennis R. Bautista, S.M., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Ana Bendana, M.F.A.

Visiting Instructor of Communication Studies and Art

Sean Berg, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Diane Gonzales Bertrand

Visiting Lecturer of English Literature and Language

Daniel W. Bjork, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Terri Boggess, Ph.D.

Chair of the Exercise and Sport Science Department

Lori Boies, Ph.D.

Instructor of Biology

Tafesse Borena, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering

Andrew T. Brei, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Alex Briseño

Professor of Public Service in Residence

Eva Bueno, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Languages

William Buhrman, Ph.D.

Assistant Provost for Academic Operations

Jaime Caballero Spencer

Military Science Instructor

Stephen Calogero, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Margaret Cantu-Sanchez, Ph.D.

Instructor of English

Joseph Caploe

Adjunct Professor of Percussion

Richard Cardenas, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Physics and Environmental Sciences

Eric Chelstrom, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Xinghai Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Alan Cirlin, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Studies

Edward G. Cole

Deirdre Harkins Richards Professor of Free Enterprise

Milo Colton, Ph.D., J.D.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Dana M. Comstock, Ph.D.

Professor of Counseling

Veronica Contreras-Shannon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Miguel Cortina Ponton

Visiting Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Suzanne N. Cory, Ph.D.

Professor of Accounting

Charles L. Cotrell, Ph.D.

President Emeritus

Cody Cox, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Industrial Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior

James F. Creagan, Ph.D.

Eugene Scassa Visiting Professor of International Diplomacy

Barry Crist, Ed.D.

Certification Officer and Director of Student Teaching

Bonita Dattner-Garza, Ph.D.

Visiting Lecturer of English Literature and Language

S. Colette Daubner, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Sciences

Dion Denevan

Technical Director and Designer

Violeta Diaz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Finance

Janet Dizinno, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Claudia Donoso, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Graduate International Relations

Diane Dowdell

Senior Lecturer of Marketing

John Drabier

Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance

Ryan Dunning, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Gopalakrishnan Easwaran, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering

Chris Edelen

Director of the Meadows Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Vahid Emamian, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Winston Erevelles, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor of Industrial Engineering

Klavdia Ballard Evans, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Strategic Management

Christopher Frost, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ahmad Galaleldeen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Kathleen M. Gallagher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Graduate International Relations

Robert “Sam” Galus

Visiting Instructor of Computer Science

Sonia Garcia, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science

James E. García

Adjunct Professor

Jeff Garza

Adjunct Professor of Horn

Andrew Getz, Ph.D.

Miller Professor of Catholic Medical and Biomedical Ethics

K. Matthew Gilley, Ph.D.

Greehey Chair in Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Holgen Gjoni

Adjunct Professor of Cello

CPT Bradley Glosser

Executive Officer and Assistant Professor of Military Science

Irwin S. Goldberg, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Susan D. Gordon

Contreras Family Executive in Residence for Risk Management

Jeremy Grace

Director, Master of Business Administration Programs

Christine E. Gray, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Allison L. Gray, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology and Languages

James Greenaway, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Philosophy

Audrey Hager, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Bernadette Hamilton-Brady, M.F.A.

Chair of the Drama Department

Katherine Hampsten, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Arthur Hanna, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science

Todd R. Hanneken, Ph.D.

Chair of the Theology Department

Melanie Harper, Ph.D.

Program Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision Programs

Kristin Delia Hayes, D.M.

Adjunct Professor of Flute

Daniel J. Higgins, Ph.D.

Program Director of the Graduate Education Programs

Heather Hill, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, Ph.D.

Graduate Program Director of English Literature and Language

Amanda Hill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Larry Hufford, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of International Relations

Glenn Hughes, Ph.D.

Chair in Catholic Philosophy

Djaffer Ibaroudene, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Engineering

Denada Ibrushi

Assistant Professor of Finance

William “Bill” Israel, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Celine A. Jacquemin, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Political Science

Barclay James, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of International Business

Samir Jarjoui

Adjunct Professor of Accounting

James Joffe, M.F.A.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Josiah Johnson

Visiting Instructor of Exercise and Sport Science

Jeffrey E. Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor of International Business

Matthew Jordan

Executive in Residence of International Business

Mathew Joseph, Ph.D.

Emil C.E. Jurica Distinguished Professor of Marketing

Gail Kaciuba, Ph.D.

Emil C. E. Jurica Distinguished Professor of Accounting

Jim Kalson

Adjunct Professor of Bass

Daniel Njoroge Karanja, Ph.D., D.Min.

Adjunct Professor

Melissa Karlin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Science

George Kendall, M.F.A.

Instructor of Drama and English Literature

Amanda Kennedy, Ph.D.

Graduate Program Director of Communication Studies

Dmitriy Khon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry

Meredith Kiesgen-Schilling

Professor of Voice

Sung-Tae (Daniel) Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance and Quantitative Management

Camille Langston, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Communication Studies

Mike Lecocke, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Kathryn Lemons

Instructor of Mathematics

Seongbae Lim, Ph.D.

Chair of Department of Finance and Quantitative Management

Mark Lokensgard, Ph.D.

Professor of Portuguese and Spanish

Richard Lombardini, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics

Daniel Long, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Music

Michael D. Losiewicz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Wenbin Luo, Ph.D

Professor of Computer Engineering

Anna Lurie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Leslie Lyon

Adjunct Professor of Guitar

Zecong Ma, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Thomas (Ted) E. Macrini, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Thomas Madison, Ph.D., CPA

Associate Dean

Stefania Malacrida

Adjunct Professor of German

Michael Malone, J.D.

Adjunct Professor of Graduate International Relations

Kathleen Maloney, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of English Literature and Language

Ian P. Martines, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Guillermo Martinez, J.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing

Charles F. McAleer III

Adjunct Professor of Marketing

Amber McClung, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

J. Colin McQuillan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Matthew Mireles, D.M.A.

Director of Bands

Evelynn Mitchell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Science

Rev. George T. Montague, S.M., S.Th.D.

Professor of Theology

R. Esteban Montilla, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Counseling

Rafael Moras, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor of Industrial Engineering

Aaron Moreno, Ph.D.

International and Global Studies Program Director

Juan Carlos Moreno, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Spanish

Eileen Wall Mullen, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing

Sandra Nannini

Adjunct Professor of International Business

Sue Nash, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Jalal Nejad, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Graduate International Relations

Lloyd Newton, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Latin

Steve Nivin, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Economics

Robert B. O’Connor, Ph.D.

Director of the Saint John's Bible

Juan D. Ocampo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Gary B. Ogden, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Sciences

Suzanne Oliva, J.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting

Patricia R. Owen, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Susan P. Oxley, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry

Prasad Padmanabhan, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance

Sergio Palacios, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management

Leona Pallansch, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Monica J. Parzinger, Ph.D.

Professor of Information Systems

Meghann Peace, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

LTC Julian Perez

Chair and Professor of Military Science

Mark B. Persellin, Ph.D.

Professor of Accounting

Steve Peterson

Adjunct Professor of Trombone

Timothy Pieprzyca, S.M.

Instructor of Chemistry

Jillian Pierucci, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Peter Platteborze, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Forensic Science

Gregory Pool, Ph.D.

Director of the Executive Education Program in the Greehey School of Business

Gerald E. Poyo, Ph.D.

O'Connor Chair for the History of Hispanic Texas and the Southwest

H. Richard Priesmeyer, Ph.D.

Jurica Professor of Management

Elvia Quijano

Adjunct Professor of Spanish

Timothy Raabe, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences

Master Sgt. Jason C. Ramirez

Senior Military Instructor

John M. Rankin, D.M.A.

Director of Jazz Studies

Dan A. Ratliff, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services

Carol Luckhardt Redfield, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Computer Science

Bahman Rezaie, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Gail Ribalta

Adjunct Professor of Marketing

Christopher Rodriguez

Adjunct Professor of Management

Refugio “Ito” Romo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English Literature and Language

Sara Ronis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology

Bradley W. Root, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of History

Sourav Roy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Kent W. Royalty, LL.M.

Chair of Accounting Department

Javier Rubio-Herrero, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering

Julian Ronald Sanchez

Adjunct Professor of Quantitative Management

Pierre Schmitz

Adjunct Professor of French and German

Melissa Scully

Visiting Lecturer of English Literature and Language

S. Sam Sedki, Ph.D.

Professor of Accounting

Jesus Segovia, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Terry Shackleford, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Jason Shaw, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Tanuja Singh, D.B.A.

Professor and Dean of the Greehey School of Business

Robert Boyd Skipper, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Betsy Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science

David W. Sommer, Ph.D.

Charles E. Cheever Chair of Risk Management

Rick Sperling, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Psychology

Brian St. John, M.F.A.

Chair of the Art Department

Kimberly Stephenson

Adjunct Professor of Voice

Hugh Stevens

Director of Harvey Najim Center for Business Innovation and Social Responsibility

Brother Michael Sullivan, S.M., D.M.A.

Chair of the Department of Music

Michael J. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Graduate International Relations

Ajaya K. Swain, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Quantitative Management

Alicia Cordoba Tait, D.M.A.

Beirne Director of the Center for Catholic Studies

Jose Tormos Melendez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Carolyn Y. Tubbs, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

David Turner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Science

Michael Twomey, DMA

Adjunct Professor of Music

Aaron Tyler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of International Relations

Paul X. Uhlig, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Mathematics

Teresa Van Hoy, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Arturo Vega, Ph.D.

Program Director of Master of Public Administration

Rev. Rudy Vela, S.M., D.Min.

Assistant Professor of Theology

Emmett Vokes

Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Music

Mary Wagner-Krankel, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Stephanie G. Ward, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Management

Lindsey Passenger Wieck, Ph.D.

Public History Graduate Program Director

Angeli Willson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

Necia Wolff, MLIS

Professor

Steven Zaveloff

Adjunct Professor of Graduate International Relations

Jialin (Jolene) Zhao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Quantitative Management

Jennifer Zwahr-Castro, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

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