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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, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and School of Science, Engineering and Technology.

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Faculty

Luisa Blanco, PhD

Affiliated Research Faculty

Selene S. Barba, LL.M

Adjunct Professor of Spanish

Jason King, Ph.D.

Beirne Director and Chair, Center for Catholic Studies

Ariadne de Villa, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Spanish

Steven D. Glassner, Ph.D., joined

Assistant Professor of Criminology

Ben Abbott, Ph.D.

Instructor of Electrical Engineering

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., MBA

Chair of the Department of Sociology

Donna Badowski, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE

Founding Director of Nursing

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

Teresa A. Beam, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Technology

Lori Boies, Ph.D., MPH

Assistant Professor

Ryan Bowley

91ߣƵing Assistant Professor of Theology

Andrew T. Brei, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

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.

91ߣƵing Assistant Professor of English

Joseph Caploe

Adjunct Professor of Percussion

Richard Cardenas, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Physics

Eric Chelstrom, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Xinghai Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Ying “Caroline” Chen, D.B.A., CPA, CMA

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Mallory Coley, Ph.D.

91ߣƵing Assistant Professor

Steven Conrad

Professor of Military Science

Verónica Contreras-Shannon, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Sciences

Miguel Cortina Ponton

Instructor of Engineering

Cody Cox, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Industrial Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior

Monica Cruz, Ph.D.

91ߣƵing Assistant Professor

Colton L. Daniels, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Bonita Dattner Pfleiger, Ph.D.

91ߣƵing Assistant Professor of English Literature and Language

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

91ߣƵing 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.

Chair of the Department of International Studies and Global Affairs

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.

Professor of Industrial Engineering

Christian Elguera, Ph.D.

91ߣƵing Assistant Professor of Spanish

Vahid Emamian, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Benjamin T. Enslow, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Edward Epsen, Ph.D.

91ߣƵing Assistant Professor of Theology

Winston Erevelles, Ph.D.

Professor of Industrial Engineering

Klavdia Ballard Evans, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Ahmad Galaleldeen, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Sciences

Sonia Garcia, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science

Joann Gawlik, M.Ed.

Adjunct Professor of Education

K. Matthew Gilley, Ph.D.

Bill Greehey Chair in Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Michael Gómez

Adjunct Professor of Music Production

Tanya Grant, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology

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

Erika Grimm, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Teri Grimmer, D.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Gary Guerra, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Bernadette Hamilton-Brady, M.F.A.

Chair of the Drama Department

Katherine Hampsten, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Studies

Arthur Hanna, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science

Todd R. Hanneken, Ph.D.

Theology Professor

Shawn Hardee

Instructor of Drama

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

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.

Associate Professor of Finance

Céline A. Jacquemin, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science

Siti Aqilah Jahari, Ph.D., FHEA

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Barclay James, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of International Business

Donna James-Spruce

Executive In Residence for Risk Management

Patricia Jaramillo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

James Joffe, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Art

Jeffrey E. Johnson, Ph.D.

Emil C.E. Jurica Professor of International Business

Philip Johnson

Adjunct Professor of Violin

Matthew Jordan

Adjunct Professor

Mathew Joseph, Ph.D.

Emil C.E. Jurica Distinguished Professor of Marketing

Melissa Karlin, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental Science

Momtaj Khanam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering Management

Dmitriy Khon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

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

Associate Professor of Finance and Quantitative Management

Sujin Kim

91ߣƵing Lecturer

Bitsol Kim, M.A.

91ߣƵing Lecturer

Bill King

Adjunct Professor of Saxophone and Clarinet

Nicole Kirpalani, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Marketing

Lesly R. Krome, Ph.D.

Chair and Program Director for I/O Psychology

Nancy LaGreca, Ph.D.

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

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

91ߣƵing Assistant Professor of Practice

Kathryn Lemons

Instructor of Mathematics

Seongbae Lim, Ph.D.

Professor of Information Systems Management

Qizhen Liu, D.M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Cello

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.

91ߣƵing Assistant Professor of English

Michael D. Losiewicz, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Wenbin Luo, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Engineering

Zecong Ma, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marketing

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

Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences

Thomas Madison, Ph.D., CPA (TX – Ret.)

Chair of the Department of Accounting

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.

Professor of Mathematics

Guillermo Martinez, J.D.

91ߣƵing Assistant Professor of Marketing

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.

Chair, Department of Environmental Science and Sustainability

Rod Monger, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Xavier M. Montecel, Ph.D.

Director of the Graduate Theology Program

R. Esteban Montilla, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Counseling

Jiyoung Moon, Ph.D.

91ߣƵing Assistant Professor

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

Professor of Industrial Engineering

Aaron Moreno, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

Juan Carlos Moreno, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Spanish

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

Miller Chair in Human Dignity

Sue Nash, Ph.D., MPH

Associate Professor of Sociology

Bassam Nashawati

Orchestra Director

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.

Chair of the Department of Engineering

Zachariah Oeland

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Gary B. Ogden, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Suzanne Oliva, LL.M., CPA

Assistant Professor of Business Law

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., CPA (TX), CFP

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

Dan A. Ratliff, Ph.D.

Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

Carol Luckhardt Redfield, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Computer Science

Nanci Reiland, DNP, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing

Priscilla Reyna-Vasquez, Ph.D.

91ߣƵing 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.

Chair and 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

Adrian Ruiz, D.M.A.

Director of Jazz Studies

Michael James Schaub, CPA

Adjunct Professor

Jeff R. Schoonover, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Melissa Scully

91ߣƵing Lecturer of English Literature and Language

Jesus Segovia, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Gianfranco Semino

Adjunct Professor

Terry Shackleford, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Jason Shaw, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Parker Shectman, Ph.D.

91ߣƵing 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.

Program Director for International Relations

Maria Smith

Director of the Liturgical Choir

David W. Sommer, Ph.D.

Charles E. Cheever Chair of Risk Management

Stacy Marie Southern

Adjunct Faculty

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

Damiano Torre, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Software Engineering

Carolyn Y. Tubbs, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

David Turner, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental Science

Aaron Tyler, Ph.D.

Professor of International Relations

Paul X. Uhlig, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Mathematics

Jason Valdez

Adjunct Professor of Guitar

Juan Pablo Valenzuela

Program Director of Construction Management

Michael Vallor, Ph.D.

Instructor of Biology

Teresa Van Hoy, Ph.D.

Professor of History

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

Bradford Whitener, Ph.D.

Instructor of History

Lisa Widdison, Ph.D.

91ߣƵing Assistant Professor

Lindsey Passenger Wieck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

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

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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