Faculty


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Dr. Nurul Alam

Associate Professor - Biology

B.S., Botany with Chemistry and Zoology, University of Dhaka (1986); M.S., Microbiology, University of Dhaka (1988); M.S., Bioscience and Biotechnology, Shinshu University (1995); Ph.D., Science of Biological Resources, Gifu University (1998)

Dr. David Allard

Professor - Biology

A.S., Biology, Navarro College (1969); B.S., Biology, Stephen F. Austin State University (1971); M.S., Biology, Stephen F. Austin State University (1974); Ph.D., Limnology. Texas A&M University (1982)

Dr. Oscar Alzate

Associate Professor - Biotechnology

B.S., Physics, University of Antioquia(1989); B.S., Mathematics, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (1993); M.S., Biophysics, Ohio State University (1997); Ph.D. in Biophysics, Ohio State University (1998)

Dr. Takafumi Asaki

Director of STEM Innovation Laboratory and Ad-Interim Assistant Professor - Engineering

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, The University of Hartford (2003); M.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hartford (2004); M.S., Biomedical Engineering, The University of Connecticut (2012); Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, The University of Connecticut (2014)

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Dr. Terry Bechtel

Professor - Accounting

B.S., Accounting, Western Kentucky University (1973); MBA, Western Kentucky University (1978); Ph.D., Business Administration- Major in Taxation, University of Oklahoma (1995)

Dr. Brian Billings

Associate Professor - English

B.A., English, Angelo State University (1997); M.A., English, University of the Incarnate Word (1999); Ph.D., English-Creative Writing, Texas Tech University (2003)

Dr. George Boger

Assistant Dean and Associate Professor - Management

B.S., Mathematics, University of Central Florida (1973); M.S., Operations Research, Florida Institute of Technology (1992); Ph.D., Business Administration-Decision and Information Sciences, University of Florida (1999)

Dr. Joan Brumm

Professor - Accounting

B.S., Business Administration, Wayne University (1974); MBA, Texas A&M University-Texarkana (1990); Ph.D., Accounting, Louisiana State University (1996)

Dr. Gary Bugh

Associate Professor - Political Science

B.S., Political Science, Northern Arizona University (1992); M.A., Political Science, University of Missouri-Columbia (1995); Ph.D. Political Science, University of Albany-State University of New York (2004)

Dr. Amy Burkman

Assistant Professor - Education Leadership

B.B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, Hardin-Simmons University (1998); M.S. Library Science, Texas Women's University (2002); Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Texas Christian University (2009)

Dr. Joseph Burzynski

Assistant Professor - English

B.A. in English, Canisius College (2000); M.A. in English, Gannon University (2003); Ph.D in English, Miami University (2016).

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Shelley Caraway

Executive Director - Extended Education and Community Development

B.A. in English/Speech Communication, University of Texas at Tyler (1986); M.A. in English/Speech Communication, University of Texas at Tyler (2002)

Dr. Walter Casey II

Associate Professor - Political Science

B.A., Political Science, University of North Texas (1996); M.A., Political Science, University of North Texas (2000); Ph.D., Political Science, University of Texas-Dallas (2009)

Dr. Shihui Chen

Associate Professor - Kinesiology

B.S. in Physical Education, Wuhan Institute of Physical Education (1982); M.S. in Physical Education, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (1992), M.Ed. in Physical Education, Beijing Institute of Physical Education (1985); Ph.D. in Health PE & Recreation, University of New Mexico (1997)

Kelly Coke

Instructor - Adult Education

B.S., Agriculture Leadership Development, Texas A&M University (2003); M.S., Adult Education, Texas A&M University-Texarkana (2011)

Laura Currey

Instructor - Education

B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, Stephen F. Austin State University (1992); M.Ed., Early Childhood Education, Texas A&M University-Commerce (1996)

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Dr. Doris Davis

Professor - English

B.A., English, Southern Arkansas University (1969); M.A., English, University of North Texas (1974); Ph.D. English, University of Kansas (1985)

Dr. Larry Davis

Professor - Management and Economics

B.B.A., Marketing, Texas A&M University-Commerce (1965); M.B.A., Business Administration, Texas A&M University-Commerce (1967); Ph.D., Economic Theory, University of Arkansas (1975)

Dr. Delbert Doughty

Dean - College of Education and Liberal Arts

B.A. in English, The University of South Florida (1988); MLA in Humanities, The University of South Florida (1991); Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, The Pennsylvania State University (1995)

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Dr. Kevin Ells

Associate Professor - Mass Communication

B. Comm., Dalhousie University (1984); M.E.S., York University (1995); Ph.D., Communication Studies, Louisiana State University (2008)

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Dr. Hasan Ferdowsi

Assistant Professor - Electrical Engineering

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology (2007); M.S., Electrical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology (2010); Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology (2013)

Dr. Teri Fowler

Assistant Professor - Education and Curriculum & Instruction

B.A., Education, Indiana University (1978); M.S., Education Administration, Henderson State University (1980); Ed.D., Curriculum, Supervision, and Instruction, Texas A&M University-Commerce (1995)

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Dr. Dayna (Joy) Goldstein

Assistant Professor - English

A.S. in Psychology, Salt Lake Community College (2001); B.S. in Organizational Communication, University of Utah (2003); M.A. in English, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (2005); Ph.D. in English, Kent State University (2015)

Dr. Gaynell Green

Associate Professor - Adult Education

B.S., Engineering Technology, Texas A&M University (1981); M.S., Educational Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University (1993); Ed.D., Adult Education, University of Arkansas (2005)

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Dr. James Harbin

Professor - Management

B.S., Arkansas State University (1966); MBA, Arkansas State University (1975); Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Arkansas (1980)

Dr. Martha Harris

Professor - Special Education

B.S., Elementary and Special Education, Illinois State University (1971); M.Ed., Special Education, Xavier University (1974); Ph.D., Special Education, The University of Arizona (1997)

Dr. Richard Herrera

Assistant Professor - Management

BBA, Financial Management, St. Mary's University (1981); MBA, Operations Management, St. Mary's University (1989); Ph.D., Leadership Studies, Our Lady of the Lake University (2008)

Dr. Corrine Hinton

Assistant Professor - English

B.A., English, University of Missouri (2003); M.A., English, University of Missouri (2007); Ph.D., English, Saint Louis University (2011)

Dr. Greg Hogan

Assistant Professor - Chemistry

B.S. in Chemistry, University of Louisiana-Lafayette (2004); Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Missouri-St. Louis (2010)

Dr. Tommie Hughes

Associate Professor - Counseling and Psychology

B.S., Psychology, Texas A&M University-Texarkana (1983); M.S., Counseling and Guidance, Texas A&M University-Texarkana (1985); Ph.D., Psychology/Behavioral Medicine, Texas A&M University-Commerce (1996)

Dr. Patricia Humphrey

Professor - Management and Marketing

B.S., Accounting, Louisiana State University-Shreveport (1990); MBA, Louisiana State University-Shreveport (1991); DBA, Marketing, Louisiana Tech University (1999)

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Dr. Enobong Inyang

Assistant Professor - Counseling and Psychology

B.A., Political Science, The University of Texas-Dallas (1983); M.S., Labor and Industrial Relations, University of North Texas (1986); M.A., Criminal Justice and Criminology, Sam Houston State University (1999); M.A., Counseling, Sam Houston State University (2005); Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Sam Houston State University (2010)

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Selena Jefferies

Instructor - Accounting

BBA, Accounting, Texas A&M University-Texarkana (1997); M.S., Accounting, Texas A&M University-Texarkana (2009)

Dr. Tom Jordan

Associate Professor - Criminal Justice

B.C.J., Criminal Justice, Louisiana State University-Shreveport (1987); M.S., Criminology, Florida State University (1993); Ph.D., Criminology, Florida State University (1998)

Dr. Nancy Jordan

Associate Provost and Accreditation Liaison - Academic Affairs

B.A., English, Texas A&M University-Commerce (1977); M.A., English, Texas A&M University-Commerce (1979); Ph.D., English, Texas A&M University (1990)

Dr. Douglas Julien

Associate Professor - English

B.A., English, Eastern Illinois University (1994); M.A., Literature, Western Illinois University (1999); Ph.D., Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society, University of Minnesota (2005)

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Dr. Md Kalam

Associate Professor - Chemistry

B.S., Chemistry, University of Dhaka (1994); M.S., Chemistry, University of Dhaka (1996); M.S., Chemistry, University of Connecticut (2004); Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Connecticut (2005)

Dr. Hye Jung Kang

Associate Professor - Physics

B. S. in Physics, Gyeongsang National University (1993); M.S. in Physics, Gyeongsang National University (1995); Ph.D. in Physics, University of Tennessee Knoxville (2005)

Dr. John Kelly

Professor - Geology

B.S. in Geoscience, University of Keele (2004); M.S. in Geoscience, University of Keele (2004); Ph.D. in Geoscience, University of Birmingham (2011)

Dr. Deborah Kincaid

Associate Professor - Math

B.S., Elementary Education, The University of Texas (1970); M.Ed., Mathematics Education, The University of Texas (1986); Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Texas A&M University (1991)

Dr. Eric Kinnamon

Assistant Professor - Management

B.A., Information Systems, University of Texas at San Antonio (2003); MBA, Texas Tech University (2006); Ph.D., Business Administration, The University of Memphis (2014)

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Dr. Sandra Labby

Assistant Professor - Education

B.S., Home Economics, Plattsburgh State University (1973); M.S., Education & Human Development, State University of New York (1993); Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Sam Houston State University (2010)

Dr. Massimiliano Laddomada

Department Head and Associate Professor - Electrical Engineering

M.S., Electronics, Polytechnic University of Turin (1999); Ph.D., Electronics and Telecommunications, Polytechnic University of Turin (2003)

Dr. Parag Lala

Professor - Electrical Engineering

M.S., Engineering and Electronics, University of London (1972); Ph.D., Electronics, The City University of London (1977); D.S., Electrical Engineering, University of London (1998)

Sara Langford

Instructor - Education

B.S., Elementary Education, Baylor University (1981); M.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas A&M University-Texarkana (1984)

Dr. Sara Lawrence

Assistant Professor - Education and Educational Psychology

B.A., Art History, University of Virginia (1989); M.T., Special Education, University of Virginia (1994); M.S., Psychology, Texas A&M University-Commerce (2009); Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University-Commerce (2011)

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Dr. Rebecca Martindale

Assistant Professor - Instructional Technology

B.A., Communications, University of Arkansas (1995); M.Ed., Educational Technology, University of Arkansas (2004); Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, University of Arkansas (2015)

Dr. Charles McDonald

Professor - Management Information Systems and General Business

AAS, Texarkana College (1981); BAAS-MIS, East Texas State University (1983); M.S., Management, East Texas State University (1988); Ph.D., Computer Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University (1996).

Dr. William McHenry

Dean and Associate Professor - Graduate Studies and Research

B.A., Environmental Science/ Geography, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (1993); M.A., Secondary Counseling, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (1996); Ph.D., Counselor Education, University of South Dakota (2004)

Dr. Heather McKnight

Assistant Professor - Nursing

B.S., Psychology, Southern Arkansas University (2000); A.S., Nursing, Southern Arkansas University (2004); M.S., Nursing, Walden University (2008); DNP, Nursing, Walden University (2013)

Dr. Kathleen Missildine

Associate Dean and Professor - Nursing

B.S.N., Northwestern State University (1976); M.S.N, University of Texas-Arlington (1979); Ph.D., Nursing, University of Texas-Houston (2008)

Dr. Brandy Moore

Assistant Professor - Psychology

B.A., Psychology, Texas A&M University-Texarkana (2002); M.A., Developmental Psychology, Hunter College-City University of New York (2007); Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, The University of New York (2010)

Sheila Moore

Assistant Professor - Nursing

A.D. in Nursing, Texarkana Community College (1993); M.S. in Nursing, Walden University (2008)

Dr. Drew Morton

Assistant Professor - Mass Communication

B.A., English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2006); B.A., Film Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2006); M.A., Cinema and Media Studies, University of California-Los Angeles (2008); Ph.D., Cinema and Media Studies, University of California-Los Angeles (2012)

Dr. Janis Murdock

Professor - Practice and Special Education

B.S. in Elementary Education, East Texas State University-Commerce (1970); M.S. in Education, East Texas State University-Texarkana (1980); M.Ed. in Secondary & Higher Education, East Texas State University-Texarkana (1988); Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Texas Tech University (1995)

Dr. Kimberly Murray

Assistant Professor - Sociology

B.A., Sociology & Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas (2009); M.A., Sociology, University of Arkansas (2011); Ph.D., Sociology, University of Oklahoma (2015)

Lisa Myers

BAAS Coordinator and Instructor - Applied Arts & Sciences and Adult Education

B.S., English, Texas A&M University- Texarkana (2000); M.S., Adult Education, Texas A&M University- Texarkana (2009)

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Dr. Craig Nakashian

Associate Professor - History

B.A., History, Western New England College (2000); B.A., Government, Western New England College (2000); M.A., Medieval History, University of Durham (2001); Ph.D., History, University of Rochester (2010)

Dr. Benjamin Neuman

Chair and Associate Professor - Biology

B.S. in Biology-University of Toledo (1997); Ph.D. in Animal & Microbial Sciences-University of Reading (2001)

Dr. James Nguyen

Associate Professor - Finance and Economics

B.S., Economics, University of Houston (1999); M.A., Economics, University of Houston (2001); Ph.D., Financial Economics-Finance, University of New Orleans (2007)

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Dr. Godpower Okereke

Professor - Sociology and Criminal Justice

B.A., Criminal Justice, University of Central Oklahoma (1986); M.A., Criminal Justice, University of Central Oklahoma (1987); Ph.D., Sociology/Criminal Justice, Oklahoma State University (1992)

Dr. Robert Owen

Associate Professor - Marketing

A.A., Instrumentation Electronics, Community College of the Air Force (1978); B.A., Management, Park College (1979); M.A., Management, Central Michigan University (1981); M.A., Marketing, Ohio State University (1990); Ph.D., Business Administration, Ohio State University (1992)

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Dr. Richard Parsons

Assistant Professor - Finance and Economics

B.A., Economics, Brigham Young University (1980); MBA, Brigham Young University (1982); Ph.D. Economics, The University of Utah (2011)

Dr. Michael Perri

Associate Professor - History

B.A., History and German, University of California (1988); M.A., Latin American and Iberian Studies, University of California (1993); Ph.D., History, Emory University (2004)

Dr. Donald Peterson

Dean and Professor - College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

B.S., Biomechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1992); B.S., Aerospace/ Aeronautical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1992); M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut (1995); Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut (1999)

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Dr. Peter Racheotes

Professor - Counseling and Psychology

B.S., Math/Psychology, Nasson College (1966); M.Ed., Counseling Education, University of Massachusetts (1967); Ed.D., Counseling Education, University of Massachusetts (1970)

Dr. David Reavis

Associate Professor - Management Information Systems and Management

BBA, Information Systems, Southern Arkansas University (1987); MBA, Texas A&M University-Texarkana (1995); Ph.D., Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University (2006)

Brenda Riley

Interim Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice

B.A., Mass Communications, Texas Tech University (1984); M.B.A., Accounting, Sam Houston State University (1993)

Dr. Luz Mary Rincon

Professor - Bilingual Education and Spanish

B.A., Teaching Languages, Industrial University of Santander (1983); M.A., TESOL, Ball State University (1994); M.A., Spanish, Ball State University (1994); Ph.D., English- TESOL, Ball State University (2004)

Dr. Maria Roberts

Associate Professor - Education Leadership

B.S., Chemistry, Pan American University (1985); M.Ed., Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Brownsville (1988); Ed.D., Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin (2008)

Dr. Pamela Rockwood

Assistant Professor - Education Leadership

B.A. in French, University of Northern Iowa (1976); M.A. in Education, University of Iowa (1987); Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Iowa State University (2010)

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Dr. Judy Sander

Professor - Education and Elementary & Early Childhood Education

B.S., Education, Southeast Missouri State University (1970); M.A., Education, Southeast Missouri State University (1973); Ph.D., Education, Southern Illinois University (1984)

Dr. Teri Sartor

Assistant Professor - Counseling and Psychology

B.S., Psychology, Tarleton State University (2003); M.S., Counseling Psychology, Tarleton State University (2006); Ph.D., Counseling, Texas A&M University-Commerce (2012)

Eugenia Sawyer

Instructor - Nursing

B.S. in Nursing & Pre-medical, McNeese State University (1975); Master of Public Health, Tulane University (1978)

Debora Shidemantle

Instructor - Education

B.A., Psychology, California University of Pennsylvania (1985); M.E., Special Education, California University of Pennsylvania (1999); M.E., Administration, Lamar University (2010)

Dr. Angela Sikorski

Associate Professor - Psychology

B.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (1996); M.S., Experimental Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2003); Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2005)

Chris Sinquefield

Instructor - Math

A.S., Texarkana College (1989); B.S., Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University (1990); B.S., Mathematics, Texas A&M University-Texarkana (2004); M.S., Curriculum & Instruction, Texas A&M University-Texarkana (2008)

Dr. Gary Stading

Dean and Professor - College of Business

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois (1984); M.B.A., Finance, Miami University (1988); Ph.D., Information & Operations Management, Texas A&m University (1999).

Dr. Rosanne Stripling

Professor - Education Leadership

B.S., Home Economics, Texas A&M University- Commerce (1965); M.E., Guidance and Counseling, Texas A&M University- Commerce (1969); Ed.D., Administration and Leadership, Baylor University (1989)

Dr. Abbie Strunc

Assistant Professor - Education

B.A., History, Texas A&M University (2003); M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Texas A&M University (2005); Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction, University of North Texas (2014)

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Dr. Ugur Tanriver

Associate Professor - Math

B.S., Mathematics, Ankara University (1986); M.S., Pure Mathematics, Ankara University (1988); Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Central Florida (1998); M.S., Mechanical Engineering (2000)

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Dr. Feodor Vainstein

Professor - Computer Science

M.S., Electronics and Engineering, Moscow Institute of Electrical and Computer Engineering (1971); M.S., Applied Mathematics, Moscow Institute of Electrical and Computer Engineering (1974); Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Boston University (1992)

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Dr. Tom Wagy

Professor - History

B.S., Social Studies- Secondary Education, Southern Illinois University (1968); M.A., U.S History, Florida State University (1976); Ph.D., U.S History, Florida State University (1980)

Dr. Kevin Williams

Assistant Professor - Instructional Technology

B.B.A., Management Information Systems, Texas A&M University-Texarkana (1999); M.S., Business Administration, Texas A&M University-Texarkana (2003); M.S., Information Systems, Dakota State University (2009); D.S., Information Systems, Dakota State University (2013)