2017-2018 Graduate Catalog


College of Science & Engineering Directory

Phil Hartman, Dean

J. Richard Rinewalt, Associate Dean

C. Magnus L. Rittby, Senior Associate Dean

Biology

GIRIDHAR R. AKKARAJU, Professor. Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)

MATTHEW CHUMCHAL, Associate Professor and Director of the Pre-Health Professions Institute. Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma)

MICHAEL CHUMLEY, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department. Ph.D. (University of Colorado)

MEREDITH CURTIS, Instructor I. Ph.D. (University of Washington)

MARK DEMAREST, Instructor I. Ph.D. (University of California)

RAY W. DRENNER, Professor. Ph.D. (University of Kansas)

AMANDA HALE, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. Ph.D. (University of Miami)

MATTHEW C. HALE, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. (University of Sheffield)

PHILIP S. HARTMAN, Professor and Dean. Ph.D. (University of Missouri)

JOHN D. HORNER, Professor. Ph.D. (University of New Mexico)

MARLO JEFFRIES, Assistant Professor. Ph.D. (University of Nebraska Medical Center)

CLARK A. JONES, Instructor II. Ph.D. (Southern Methodist University)

LAURA LUQUE, Instructor I. Ph.D. (University of Texas, Dallas)

SHAUNA M. MCGILLIVRAY, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (University of California)

MICHAEL J. MISAMORE, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (Louisiana State University)

MICHAEL SAWEY, Instructor II. M.S. (Texas Christian University)

DIANE SNOW, Professor and Dean of the Honors College. Ph.D. (Case Western
Reserve University)

DEAN WILLIAMS, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (Purdue University)

Chemistry & Biochemistry

ONOFRIO ANNUNZIATA, Professor. Ph.D. (Texas Christian University)

JEFFERY L. COFFER, Professor. Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

SERGEI V. DZYUBA, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (Texas Tech University)

JULIE FRY, Instructor I. Ph.D. (Texas Christian University)

KAYLA GREEN, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (Texas A&M University)

BENJAMIN JANESKO, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. Ph.D. (Carnegie Mellon University)

DAVID E. MINTER, Professor. Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin)

JEAN-LUC G. MONTCHAMP, Professor. Ph.D. (Purdue University)

ROBERT H. NEILSON, Professor. Ph.D. (Duke University)

YOUNGHA RYU, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (Texas A&M University)

BENJAMIN D. SHERMAN, Assistant Professor. Ph.D. (Arizona State University)

ERIC SIMANEK, Robert A. Welch Professor and Chair of the Department. Ph.D. (Harvard University)

Computer Science

JAMES R. COMER, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department. Ph.D. (Texas A&M University)

LIRAN MA, Associate Professor. D.Sc. (George Washington University)

ANTONIO SANCHEZ-AGUILAR, Associate Professor. D.Sc. (George Washington University)

MICHAEL C. SCHERGER, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (Kent State University)

Engineering

ROBERT R. BITTLE, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (Iowa State University)

JOHN R. FANCHI, Matthews Professor of Petroleum Engineering. Ph.D. (University of Houston)

CUILING (SUE) GONG, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

MORGAN KIANI, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (University of Texas at Arlington)

EFSTATHIOS E. MICHAELIDES, Moncrief Professor of Engineering. Ph.D. (Brown University)

TRISTAN J. TAYAG, Professor. Ph.D. (University of Virginia)

R. STEPHEN WEIS, Professor. Ph.D. (Georgia Tech University)

WALTON E. WILLIAMSON, Professor and Chair of the Department. Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin)

Mathematics

JOSE R. CARRION, Assistant Professor. Ph.D. (Purdue University)

ZE-LI DOU, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (Princeton University)

GREG FRIEDMAN, Professor. Ph.D. (New York University)

GEORGE T. GILBERT, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department. Ph.D. (Harvard University)

ERIC M. HANSON, Instructor. Ph.D. (Colorado State University)

RHONDA L. HATCHER, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (Harvard University)

DENNIS LEDIS, Instructor. Ph.D. (University of Florida)

SCOTT NOLLET, Professor. Ph.D. (University of California-Berkeley)

EFTON PARK, Professor. Ph.D. (SUNY-Stony Brook)

IGOR PROKHORENKOV, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (Rice University)

KENNETH S. RICHARDSON, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. Ph.D. (Rice University)

LOREN SPICE, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (Towson University)

SUSAN G. STAPLES, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (University of Michigan)

FREDERICO XAVIER, John William and Helen Stubbs Potter Professor of Mathematics. Ph.D. (University of Rochester)

QIAO ZHANG, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (Columbia University)

Nutrition and Dietetics

LYN DART, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (Texas Woman's University)

REBECCA DORITY, Associate Professor of Professional Practice. MS. (Tufts University)

GINA J. HILL, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (Texas Tech University)

SAMANTHA POWELL, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. MS. (Texas Woman’s University)

JADA L. STEVENSON, Assistant Professor. Ph.D. (Texas Tech University)

ANNE VANBEBER, Professor and Chair of the Department. Ph.D. (Texas Woman's University)

Physics & Astronomy

KAT A. BARGER, Assistant Professor. Ph.D.  (University of Wisconsin at Madison)

HANA M. DOBROVOLNY, Assistant Professor. Ph.D. (Duke University)

PETER M. FRINCHABOY III, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. Ph.D. (University of Virginia)

ZYGMUNT (KAROL) GRYCZYNSKI, W.A. "Tex" Moncrief Jr. Professor of Physics. Ph.D. (University of Gdansk)

DOUGLAS R. INGRAM, Instructor II. Ph.D. (University of Washington)

ANTON NAUMOV, Assistant Professor. Ph.D. (Rice University)

C. MAGNUS L. RITTBY, Professor and Senior Associate Dean. Ph.D. (Stockholm University)

YURI M. STRZHEMECHNY, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department. Ph.D. (City University of New York)

Psychology

TIMOTHY M. BARTH, Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin)

GARY W. BOEHM, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (University of Connecticut)

TRACY CENTANNI, Assistant Professor. Ph.D. (University of Texas at Dallas)

BRENT G. COOPER, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (University of Utah)

CATHY R. COX, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (University of Missouri)

DAVID R. CROSS, Professor and Associate Director of the Institute of Child Development. Ph.D. (University of Michigan)

NAOMI V. EKAS, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (University of Miami)

PATRICK M. FLYNN, Professor, Saul B. Sells Chair of Psychology and Director of the Institute of Behavioral Research. Ph.D. (University of Miami)

SARAH E. HILL, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin)

KENNETH J. LEISING, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (University of California at Los Angeles)

CHARLES G. LORD, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. Ph.D. (Stanford University)

MAURICIO R. PAPINI, Professor and Chair of the Department. Ph.D. (University of San Luis, Argentina)

ANNA INGEBORG PETURSDOTTIR, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (Western Michigan University)

S.K. UMA TAUBER, Assistant Professor. Ph.D. (Colorado State University)

The School of Geology, Energy & the Environment

HELGE ALSLEBEN, Associate Professor and Chair of the School of Geology, Energy & the Environment. Ph.D. (University of Southern California)

KRISTI ARGENBRIGHT, Instructor I. MS (Texas Christian University)

VICTORIA BENNETT, Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. Ph.D. (Leeds University)

ARTHUR B. BUSBEY III, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (University of Chicago)

RICHARD A. DENNE, Professor of Professional Practice and Hunter Enis Chair of Petroleum Geology. Ph.D. (Louisiana State University)

MILTON ENDERLIN, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. MS (Texas Christian University)

RICHARD E. HANSON, Herndon Professor of Geology. Ph.D. (Columbia University)

OMAR T. HARVEY, Assistant Professor. Ph.D. (Texas A&M University)

JOHN M. HOLBROOK, Professor. Ph.D. (Indiana University)

BECKY JOHNSON, Professor of Professional Practice. M.S. (Texas Christian University)

RHIANNON G. MAYNE, Associate Professor and Curator of the Oscar and Juanita Monnig Meteorite Collection, and Chair of Meteoritics and Planetary Science. Ph.D. (University of Tennessee)

KEN M. MORGAN, Professor and Director of the TCU Energy Institute. Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin)

TAMIE MORGAN, Associate Professor of Professional Practice. MS (Texas Christian University)

MICHAEL C. SLATTERY, Professor and Director of the TCU Institute for Environmental Studies. Ph.D. (Oxford University)

XIANGYANG (CHEYENNE) XIE, Associate Professor. Ph.D. (University of Wyoming)