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Island University Gains 66 New Faculty Members for Fall 2013

September 23, 2013

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Sixty-six new professors have joined the faculty at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the fall 2013 semester.

            “We’re excited to welcome our new faculty, who bring their knowledge, skills, and expertise from all across the world, to the Island University,” said Provost Chris Markwood. “Our students will greatly benefit from interactions with these recognized professionals in their specific areas of study during their academic careers.”

     The new faculty, which span across five colleges, will support a growing number of University programs ranging from atmospheric sciences and computer science to theatre design and media production.  In addition, the new professors come at a time during record-setting enrollment of nearly 11,000 students.  

 

 

 The new faculty members are:

  • Dr. Sherry Bair –  Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Glenn Blalock – Chair and Associate Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts     
  • Dr. Jen Brown – Professional Assistant Professor of History,  College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Akin Buyukeren – Visiting Instructor of  Economics, College of Business       
  • Dr. Luis Carrillo – Assistant Professor of Engineering, College of Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Robin Carstensen – Professional Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts         
  • Dr. Yvonne Castillo – Director of the Counseling & Training Clinic and Clinical Assistant Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology, College of Education
  • Dr. Andrew Conkey – Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Adam Costanzo – Professional Assistant Professor of Humanities, College of Liberal Arts     
  • Dr. Deborah Culbertson – Professional Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Robert Dillard – Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts
  • Mr. Ilhan Ersoy – Instructor of Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Shannon Fitzsimmons-Doolan – Professional Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Kathleen Fleming – Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
  • Dr. Pilar Galiana Y Abal – Assistant Professor of Psychology, College  of Liberal Arts     
  • Mr. David Galindo – Instructor of Seminar, First Year Program
  • Dr. John Gamble – Dean,  College of Business
  • Mr. Andrew Garcia – Instructor of Seminar, First Year Program
  • Dr. Theresa Garcia – Assistant Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Dr. John Gold – Harte Research Institute Endowed Chair and Research Professor, College of Science and Engineering
  • Mr. Ismail Hadimlioglu – Instructor of Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Diane Herrero – Instructor of  Seminar, First Year Program
  • Dr. David Hudgins – Associate Professor of Economics, College of Business
  • Dr. Tonya Jeffrey – Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, College of Education
  • Dr. Michael Jin – Assistant Professor of History, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Lei Jin – Assistant Professor of Statistics, College of Science and Engineering
  • Mr. Robert Lewis – Assistant Professor of Media Production, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Yong Woo Lee – Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Chuntao Liu –Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, College  of Science and Engineering
  • Mr. Kevin Loeffler – Assistant Professor of Theatre Design, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Eliza Martin – Professional Assistant Professor of Humanities, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Leon Mohan – Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, College of Education
  • Ms. Andrea Montalvo-Hamid – Visiting Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts
  • Mr. Michael Moore – Assistant Professor of Music, College of Liberal Arts
  • Ms. Kaitlin Nelson – Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Gabriel Ferreyra Orozco – Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Dale Pattison – Visiting Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts          
  • Dr. Laura Petican – Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. David Portnoy – Assistant Professor of Marine Biology, College of Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Maryam Rahnemoonfar – Assistant Professor of Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering
  • Ms. Celeste Renwald – Visiting Instructor of Finance, College of Business
  • Dr. Marc Reynolds – Professional Assistant Professor of Music, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Phyllis Robertson – Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, College of Education
  • Dr. Beth Robinson –  Instructor of Seminar, First Year Programs
  • Dr. Eduardo Ruiz – Professional Assistant Professor of Spanish,  College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Amy Aldridge Sanford – Chair and Associate Professor of Communication, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Sarah Scott – Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Public Administration, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Brian Shelton – Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Toshiaki Shinoda – Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, College of Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Arpita Shroff – Assistant Professor of Accounting, College of Business
  • Dr. Anthony Siccardi – Professional Assistant Professor of Life Sciences, College of Science and Engineering
  • Ms. Kellie Smith  –Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Nancy Smith – Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
  • Dr. David Smith – Assistant Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Hongzhi “Jessica” Song – Instructor, College of Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Jeffrey Spirko – Professional Assistant Professor of Physical and Environmental Sciences, College of Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Michael Starek – Visiting Assistant Professor of Engineering and Computing Sciences, College of Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Brian Thacker –  Professional Assistant Professor of Music, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Hope Thacker – Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice, College of Liberal Arts
  • Ms. Cassandra Torres   –  Visiting Instructor, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Wendy Walker – Professional Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. David Wallace – Professional Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Benedict Whalen – Visiting Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Mousad Yari – Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, College of Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Chase Young – Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
  • Dr. Anthony Zoccolillo – Professional Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

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