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 Inorganic 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

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

Diane Gonzales Bertrand

Visiting Lecturer of English Literature and Language

Robbie Bishop-Monroe, D.B.A., CPA

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Terri Boggess, Ph.D.

Chair of the Exercise and Sport Science Department

Lori Boies, Ph.D.

Instructor of Biology

Mitra Bokaei Hosseini, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Charles L. Booker Jr.

Adjunct Professor of Composition

Tafesse Borena, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering

Andrew T. Brei, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Alex Briseño

Professor of Public Service in Residence

Brandon Brungardt

Instructor of Military Science

Eva Bueno, Ph.D.

Professor of Portuguese and Spanish

William Buhrman, Ph.D.

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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

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

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

Bonita Dattner-Garza, Ph.D.

Visiting Lecturer of English Literature and Language

Dion Denevan

Technical Director and Designer

Violeta Díaz, Ph.D.

Chair of Department of Finance and Quantitative Management

Janet Dizinno, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Claudia Donoso, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Graduate International Relations

Benjamin “Josh” Doty, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English, Literature and Language

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.

Professor of Industrial Engineering

Vahid Emamian, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Winston Erevelles, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor of Industrial Engineering

Klavdia Ballard Evans, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Strategic 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

James E. García

Adjunct Director of Opera

Frank J. Garza, J.D.

Senior Lecturer of Municipal Law

Jeff Garza

Adjunct Professor of Horn

Joann Gawlik

Adjunct of Professor of Education

Joe Gershtenson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

K. Matthew Gilley, Ph.D.

Greehey Chair in Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Holgen Gjoni

Adjunct Professor of Cello

Bradley Glosser

Executive Officer and Assistant Professor of Military Science

Susan D. Gordon

Contreras Family Executive in Residence for Risk Management

Jeremy Grace

Director, Master of Business Administration Programs

Allison L. Gray, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology and Greek

Christine E. Gray, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Sciences

James Greenaway, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Philosophy

Patrick B. Greene, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics

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

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.

Professor of Psychology

Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, Ph.D., FRSA

Graduate Program Director of English Literature and Language

Amanda Hill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Larry Hufford, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science and International Relations

Djaffer Ibaroudene, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Engineering

Denada Ibrushi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance

William “Bill” Israel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Céline A. Jacquemin, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science

Barclay James, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of International Business

Samir Jarjoui

Adjunct Professor

James Joffe, M.F.A.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Jeffrey E. Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor of International Business

Deana Johnson, D.M.A.

Director of Orchestra

Philip Johnson

Adjunct Profess of Violin

Kathrine Johnson

Adjunct Instructor

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

Alice Hughes Kersnowski, Ph.D.

Professor of English Literature and Language

Dmitriy Khon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry

Meredith Kiesgen-Schilling

Adjunct Professor of Voice

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

Assistant Professor of Finance and Quantitative Management

Eunhye Kim

Adjunct Professor for Korean

Bill King

Adjunct Professor of Saxophone and Clarinet

Camille Langston, Ph.D.

Chair of Communication Studies

Mike Lecocke, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Hong-Hee Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance and Quantitative Management

Kathryn Lemons

Instructor of Mathematics

Seongbae Lim, Ph.D.

Professor of Information Systems

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

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

Associate Dean

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

Kathleen Maloney, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of English Literature and Language

Ian P. Martines, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Guillermo Martinez, J.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing

Amber McClung, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Lynette McDuffie

Human Relations Administrator

J. Colin McQuillan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 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.

Instructor of Accounting

R. Esteban Montilla, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Counseling

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

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

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.

Associate Professor of Management

Leona Pallansch, Ph.D.

Interim Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

Chair of the Department of Psychology

Peter Platteborze, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Forensic Science

Gregory Pool, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Industrial / Organizational Psychology

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

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

William Razavi

Adjunct Instructor

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 of Marketing

Belinda Román, Ph.D.

Assistant 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.

Chair of Accounting Department

Michael James Schaub, CPA

Adjunct Professor of Accounting

Jeff R. Schoonover, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Erika Schwarz Taylor, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

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.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Robert Boyd Skipper, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

Betsy Smith, Ph.D.

Chair and Assistant Professor of Political Science

Ian O. Smith, Ph.D.

Program Director of Graduate International Relations

Maria Smith

Director of the Liturgical Choir

David W. Sommer, Ph.D.

Charles E. Cheever Chair of Risk Management

Tex W. Soto

Professor of Military Science

Rick Sperling, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

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 of Quantitative Management

Alicia Cordoba Tait, D.M.A.

Beirne Director of the Center for Catholic Studies

Daniel Taubenheim

Adjunct Professor of Trumpet

Dante Tezza

Assistant Professor of Computer/Software Engineering

Jose Tormos Melendez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Carolyn Y. Tubbs, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

David Turner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Science

Michael Twomey, D.M.A.

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

Augustine “Chez” Varela

Recruiting Operations Officer

Arturo Vega, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science

Carol Vokes

Adjunct Professor of Piano

Mary Wagner-Krankel, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Laura L. Walsh

Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing

Stephanie G. Ward, Ph.D.

Interim Dean of the Greehey School of Business

Lindsey Passenger Wieck, Ph.D.

Public History Graduate Program Director

Angeli Willson, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department 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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