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.

Faculty

Ben Abbott, Ph.D.

Instructor of Electrical Engineering

Thelma Acevedo

Adjunct Professor of Spanish

Pius Adelani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Nazia Afrin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Ozgur Aktunc, Ph.D.

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

Valerie Ballesteros, D.B.A.

Instructor of Finance

Timothy Barnett, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Spanish

Ayad Barsoum, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Lydia Bartlett, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

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

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Lori Boies, Ph.D.

Instructor of Biology

Tafesse Borena, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering

Andrew T. Brei, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Brandon Brungardt

Instructor of Military Science

Morgan Bruns, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

William Buhrman, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Strategy Research

Stephen Calogero, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Margaret Cantú-Sanchez, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor 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 Chemistry

Mallory Coley, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

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

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Dana M. Comstock-Benzick, Ph.D.

Professor of Counseling

Verónica Contreras-Shannon, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Sciences

Miguel Cortina Ponton

Instructor of Engineering

Cody Cox, Ph.D.

Chair of Department of Management and Marketing

Monica Cruz, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Colton L. Daniels, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Bonita Dattner-Pfleiger, Ph.D.

Visiting Lecturer of English Literature and Language

Derek J. Delgado, M.A., M.F.A.

Visiting Instructor of English

Dion Denevan

Technical Director and Designer

Violeta Díaz, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Janet Dizinno, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Claudia Donoso, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Graduate International Relations

Benjamin “Josh” Doty, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of English Literature and Language

Diane Dowdell

Senior Lecturer of Marketing

Ryan Dunning, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Gopalakrishnan Easwaran, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Engineering

Christian Elguera, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

Vahid Emamian, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Winston Erevelles, Ph.D.

Professor of Industrial Engineering

Klavdia Ballard Evans, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

James Ferguson

Operations Officer

Ahmad Galaleldeen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Kathleen M. Gallagher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Graduate International Relations

Sonia Garcia, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science

Frank J. Garza, J.D.

Senior Lecturer of Municipal Law

Joann Gawlik, M.Ed.

Adjunct Professor of Education

K. Matthew Gilley, Ph.D.

Bill Greehey Chair in Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Holgen Gjoni

Adjunct Professor of Cello

William Gonzaba III, PT, DPT

Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science

Jeremy Grace

Greehey MBA Programs Director

Tanya Grant, Ph.D.

Allison L. Gray, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology and Greek

Christine E. Gray, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Sciences

James Greenaway, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

Patrick B. Greene, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics

Teri Grimmer, D.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Gary Guerra, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Bernadette Hamilton-Brady, M.F.A.

Interim 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

Jennifer Harr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Mary Beth Hawkins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

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.

Chair of the Department of Psychology

Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, Ph.D., FRSA

Professor of English Literature and Language

Amanda Hill, Ph.D.

Interim Chair of Communication Studies

Kaitlin Hill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Djaffer Ibaroudene, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Engineering

Denada Ibrushi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance

Céline A. Jacquemin, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science

Barclay James, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of International Business

Donna James-Spruce

Executive In Residence for Risk Management

James Joffe, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Art

Jeffrey E. Johnson, Ph.D.

Emil C.E. Jurica Professor of International Business

Deana Johnson, D.M.A.

Director of Orchestra

Philip Johnson

Adjunct Profess of Violin

Kathrine Johnson

Adjunct Instructor

Mathew Joseph, Ph.D.

Emil C.E. Jurica Distinguished Professor of Marketing

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

Momtaj Khanam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering Management

Dmitriy Khon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

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

Assistant Professor of Finance and Quantitative Management

Sujin Kim

Visiting Lecturer

Bitsol Kim, M.A.

Visiting Lecturer

Bill King

Adjunct Professor of Saxophone and Clarinet

Lesly R. Krome, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Camille Langston, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Studies

Mike Lecocke, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Hong-Hee Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance and Quantitative Management

Kathe Lehman-Meyer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice

Kathryn Lemons

Instructor of Mathematics

Seongbae Lim, Ph.D.

Professor of Information Systems Management

Mark Lokensgard, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Languages

Richard Lombardini, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics

Daniel Long, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Music

Mona Lopez, M.Ed.

Certification Officer

Nicole López, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Michael D. Losiewicz, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Wenbin Luo, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Engineering

Leslie Lyon

Adjunct Professor of Guitar

Zecong Ma, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marketing

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

Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences

Thomas Madison, Ph.D., CPA

Chair of the Department of Accounting

Rebekah Mahoney, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Stefania Malacrida

Adjunct Professor of German

Michael Malone, J.D.

Adjunct Professor of Graduate International Relations

Erendra Manandhar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Ian P. Martines, Ph.D.

Interim Dean

Guillermo Martinez, J.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing

Amber McClung, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

J. Colin McQuillan, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Philosophy

Matthew Mireles, D.M.A.

Chair of the Department of Music

Evelynn Mitchell, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental Science

Rod Monger, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Xavier M. Montecel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Catholic Theological and Social Ethics

R. Esteban Montilla, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Counseling

Jiyoung Moon, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

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

Professor of Industrial Engineering

Aaron Moreno, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of International Studies and Global Affairs

Juan Carlos Moreno, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Spanish

LaReine-Marie Mosely, S.N.D., Ph.D.

Miller Chair in Human Dignity

Eileen Wall Mullen, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing

Sue Nash, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Frederick Nash

Human Resource Assistant

Jalal Nejad, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Graduate International Relations

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.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Gary B. Ogden, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Suzanne Oliva, LL.M., CPA

Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting

Rowena Ortiz-Walters, Ph.D.

Dean of the Greehey School of Business

Susan P. Oxley, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Chemistry

Prasad Padmanabhan, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance

Sergio Palacios, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Leona Pallansch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Meghann Peace, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

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.

Associate Professor of Forensic Science

Rev. Anthony J. Pogorelc, PSS, M.Div., S.T.L., Ph.D.

Scholar in Residence

Gregory Pool, Ph.D.

Professor of Graduate Industrial Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior

Gerald E. Poyo, Ph.D.

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

H. Richard Priesmeyer, Ph.D.

Emil C.E. Jurica Distinguished Professor of Management

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

Priscilla Reyna-Vasquez, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Bahman Rezaie, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Gail Ribalta

Adjunct Professor

Belinda Román, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

Refugio “Ito” Romo, Ph.D.

Professor of English Literature and Language

Sara Ronis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology

Bradley W. Root, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of History

Kent W. Royalty, LL.M.

Emil C. E. Jurica Distinguished Professor of Accounting

Michael James Schaub, CPA

Adjunct Professor

Jeff R. Schoonover, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Melissa Scully

Visiting Lecturer of English Literature and Language

Jesus Segovia, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Gianfranco Semino

Adjunct Professor

Terry Shackleford, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Jason Shaw, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Parker Shectman, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering

Robert Boyd Skipper, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

Betsy Smith, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

Ian O. Smith, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor

Maria Smith

Director of the Liturgical Choir

David W. Sommer, Ph.D.

Charles E. Cheever Chair of Risk Management

Rick Sperling, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Catherine Sporer

Instructor of Mathematics

Shawn L. Spurgeon, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS

Chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services

Brian St. John, M.F.A.

Chair of the Art Department

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

Professor of Music

Michael J. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Graduate International Relations

Ajaya K. Swain, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Quantitative Management

Sharmistha Swain, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Amy Swan

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Carolyn Y. Tubbs, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

David Turner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Science

Aaron Tyler, Ph.D.

Professor of International Relations

Paul X. Uhlig, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Mathematics

Juan Pablo Valenzuela

Instructor of Construction Management

Teresa Van Hoy, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Augustine “Chez” Varela

Recruiting Operations Officer

Arturo Vega, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science

Carol Vokes

Adjunct Professor of Piano

Stephanie G. Ward, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Vocation and Career Services

Karri L. Whipple, Ph.D.

Director of the Graduate Theology Program

Bradford Whitener, Ph.D.

Instructor of History

Lisa Widdison, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Lindsey Passenger Wieck, Ph.D.

Public History Graduate Program Director

Angeli Willson, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Education

Kelvin Wu, Ph.D., ACSM-EP

Chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science

Steven Zaveloff

Adjunct Professor of Graduate International Relations

Jialin (Jolene) Zhao, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Finance and Quantitative Management

Jennifer Zwahr-Castro, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

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