2018-2019 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 II. 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)

MIKAELA STEWART, Assistant Professor. Ph.D. (Texas A&M 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, 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. 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, W.A. "Tex" Moncrief  Jr. Chair Professorof 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)

Environmental Sciences

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

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

BECKY JOHNSON, Professor of Professional Practice. MS (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)

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

Geological Sciences

HELGE ALSLEBEN, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. Ph.D. (University of Southern California)

ARTHUR B. BUSBEY III, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department. 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)

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)

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

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 I. Ph.D. (Colorado State University)

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

EMILY HERTZIG, Instructor I. Ph.D. (University of Texas, Dallas)

DENNIS LEDIS, Instructor I. 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)

DREW TOMLIN, Instructor I. Ph.D. (University of North Texas)

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, Associate 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, Associate 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. Chair and 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 Interim Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin)

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

CASEY D. CALL, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Assistant Director of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. Ph.D. (Texas Christian University)

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

BRENT G. COOPER, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department. Ph.D. (University of Utah)

CATHY R. COX, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. Ph.D. (University of Missouri)

DAVID R. CROSS, Professor and Director of the Karyn Purvis 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)

KEVIN KNIGHT, Professor. Ph.D. (Texas Christian University)

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

CHARLES G. LORD, Professor. Ph.D. (Stanford University)

MAURICIO R. PAPINI, Professor. 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)