2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


AddRan College of Liberal Arts Directory

F. Andrew Schoolmaster III, Dean

Michael R. Butler, Senior Associate Dean

Peter M. Worthing, Associate Dean

Ida N. Hernandez, Director of AddRan Degree Certification

Aerospace Studies

LT COL DARIN GREGG, Professor and Chair of the Department. B.A. (Oregon State University), 1999; M.A. (Troy State University), 2005; M.A. (USAF Air University), 2012. Since 2015.

CAPT DAVID SCHULWITZ, Assistant Professor. B.A. (University of Hawaii), 2008. Since 2014.

LT TONY SIMMONS, Associate Professor. B.S. (San Diego State University), 2013. Since 2016.

Criminal Justice

MICHAEL BACHMANN, Associate Professor. B.A. (University of Mannheim, Germany), 2004; M.A. (Ibid.), 2004; Ph.D. (University of Central Florida), 2008. Since 2008.

KENDRA BOWEN, Assistant Professor. B.S.W. (Midwestern State University), 2005; M.A. and M.S. (University of Texas at Arlington), 2007; Ph.D. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), 2011. Since 2014.

RONALD G. BURNS, Professor and Chair. B.S. (University of South Carolina), 1990; M.C.J. (Ibid.), 1993; Ph.D. (Florida State University), 1997. Since 1997.

SUSAN BRIE DIAMOND, Assistant Professor. B.A. (University of Texas at Dallas), 2008; M.S. (Ibid), 2010; Ph.D. (Ibid), 2013. Since 2013.

PATRICK T. KINKADE, Professor. B.A. (University of California at Berkeley), 1981; M.A. (California State University at Los Angeles), 1983; Ph.D. (University of California at Irvine), 1990. Since 1990.

MICHELE MEITL, Instructor. B.A. (University of California at Santa Barbara), 2002; J.D. (The Catholic University of America, Columbia School of Law), 2005; M.A. (Arizona State University), 2012; Ph.D. (University of Texas at Dallas), May 2017.

JOHNNY NHAN, Associate Professor. B.A. (University of California at Irvine), 1999; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2008. Since 2008.

KATHERINE POLZER, Associate Professor. B.A. (University of Texas at Austin), 2003; M.S. (California State University at Long Beach), 2005; Ph.D. (University of Texas at Dallas), 2008. Since 2008.

ADAM B. SHNIDERMAN, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Amherst College), 2010; M.A. (University of California at Irvine), 2012; Ph.D. (Ibid), 2014. Since 2014.

Economics

DOUGLAS G. BUTLER, Instructor I. B.A. (Louisiana State University), 1989; Ph.D. (Auburn University), 2005. Since 2003.

MICHAEL R. BUTLER, Associate Professor and Senior Associate Dean. B.A. (Emory University), 1980; M.A. (Georgia State University), 1982; Ph.D. (University of North Carolina), 1986. Since 1986.

DAWN C. ELLIOTT, Associate Professor. B.A. (University of the West Indies), 1988; M.A. (Florida Atlantic University), 1990; Ph.D. (New School for Social Research), 1994. Since 1995.

ROSEMARIE FIKE, Instructor I. B.A. (Duquesne University), 2007; M.A. (George Mason University), 2009; Ph.D. (Florida State University), 2015. Since 2015.

ROBERT F. GARNETT JR., Professor and Chair of the Department. B.A. (College of William and Mary), 1984; Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts), 1994. Since 1996.

JOHN T. HARVEY, Professor. B.A. (University of Tennessee), 1983; M.A. (Ibid.), 1986; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1987. Since 1987.

ZACKARY B. HAWLEY, Assistant Professor. B.S. (Georgia State University), 2006; M.A. (Ibid.), 2008; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2012. Since 2012.

WEIWEI LIU, Assistant Professor. B.S. (Shandong University, China), 2005; M.A. (Nankai University, China), 2007; M.A. (Binghamton University), 2009; Ph.D. (Binghamton University), 2012. Since 2016.

JOHN R. LOVETT, Instructor II. B.A. (Southwest Missouri State University), 1988; M.A. (University of Colorado), 1993; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1996. Since 2000.

EDWARD M. McNERTNEY, Associate Professor and Director of the TCU Core Curriculum. B.A. (Bloomsburg State College), 1969; M.A. (Bowling Green State University), 1970; Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts), 1977. Since 1977.

STEPHEN F. QUINN, Professor. B.A. (Rockford College), 1988; M.S. (University of Illinois), 1994; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1994. Since 1995.

W. CHARLES SAWYER, Professor and Hal Wright Chair of Latin American Economics. B.A. (St. Mary's University), 1976; M.A. (Ibid.), 1977; Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), 1983. Since 2007.

KIRIL TOCHKOV, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department. M.A. (Heidelberg University), 1999; M.A. (State University of New York at Binghamton), 2002; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2005. Since 2005.

English

RIMA ABUNASSER, Instructor I. B.A. (Yarmouk University), 1998; M.A. (University of North Texas), 1999; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2003. Since 2011.

ARIANE M. BALIZET, Associate Professor. B.A. (Pomona College), 2000; M.A. (University of Minnesota), 2003; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2007. Since 2008.

BONNIE BLACKWELL, Associate Professor. B.A. (University of Texas at Austin), 1990; M.A. (Cornell University), 1996; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1998. Since 1998.

CHANTEL LANGLINAIS CARLSON, Instructor II. B.A. (Texas A&M University), 1994; M.A. (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), 2002; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2007. Since 2011.

DAVID COLÓN, Associate Professor. B.A. (CUNY Brooklyn College), 1997; Ph.D. (Stanford University), 2004. Since 2008.

A. LAYNE CRAIG, Instructor II. B.A. (Baylor University), 2002; M.A. (Ibid.), 2004; Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin) 2009. Since 2012.

JOSEPH DARDA, Assistant Professor. B.A. (University of Washington), 2009; M.A. (University of Connecticut), 2012; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2015. Since 2015.

NEIL EASTERBROOK, Professor. B.A. (Ithaca College), 1979; M.A.T. (Colgate University), 1981; M.A. (State University of New York, Buffalo), 1986; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1988. Since 1990.

RICHARD L. ENOS, Professor and Lillian Radford Chair of Rhetoric and Composition. B.A. (California State University), 1969; M.A. (Indiana University), 1970; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1973. Since 1995.

ANNE FREY, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies. B.A. (Williams College), 1994; M.A. (Johns Hopkins University), 1998; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2002. Since 2005.

THERESA STROUTH GAUL, Professor and Director of Women and Gender Studies. B.A. (St. Catherine University), 1990; M.A. (University of Wisconsin at Madison), 1992; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1998. Since 1999.

ANN L. GEORGE, Professor. B.A. (Michigan State University), 1979; M.F.A. (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), 1981; Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University), 1997. Since 1997.

DANIEL JUAN GIL, Professor. B.A. (Cornell University), 1993; M.A. (Johns Hopkins University), 1997; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2000. Since 2005.

SHARON ANDERSON HARRIS, Instructor I. B.A. (Texas Tech), 1971; M.A. (University of Dallas), 1998; Ph.D. (Texas Christian University), 2014. Since 2017.

JILL CAROLINE HAVENS, Instructor II. B.A. (Mount Holyoke College), 1989; D.Phil. (Oxford University), 1996. Since 2003.

JASON HELMS, Assistant Professor. B.S. (The Master’s College), 2003; M.A. (San Francisco State University), 2006; Ph.D. (Clemson University), 2010. Since 2012.

CHARLOTTE HOGG, Associate Professor. B.A. (University of Nebraska), 1993; M.A. (Oregon State University), 1996; Ph.D. (University of Nebraska), 2001. Since 2001.

LINDA K. HUGHES, Addie Levy Professor of Literature. B.A. (Wichita State University), 1970; M.A. (University of Missouri), 1971; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1976. Since 1988.

ALEX R. LEMON, Associate Professor. B.A. (Macalester College), 2001; M.F.A. (University of Minnesota), 2004. Since 2010.

CARRIE SHIVELY LEVERENZ, Professor and Director of Composition. B.A. (Mt. Vernon Nazarene University), 1981; M.A. (St. Bonaventure University), 1985; Ph.D. (Ohio State University), 1994. Since 2000.

BRAD LUCAS, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. B.A. (University of Illinois), 1992; M.A. (Texas State University), 1994; M.L.I.S. (University of Texas at Austin), 1996; Ph.D. (University of Nevada), 2002. Since 2003.

STACIE MCCORMICK, Assistant Professor. B.S. (Mississippi State University), 1999; M.A. (University of Southern Mississippi), 2003; (Graduate Center-City University of New York), 2011. Since 2014.

JODDY MURRAY, Associate Professor. B.S. (U.S. Air Force Academy), 1990; M.Ed. (University of Oklahoma), 1995; M.F.A. (Texas State University), 1999; Ph.D. (Syracuse University), 2003. Since 2007.

MONA NARAIN, Associate Professor. B.A. (Panjab University), 1985; M.A. (University of Bombay), 1987; Ph.D. (State University of New York, Stony Brook), 1994. Since 2007.

NATHANAEL O’REILLY, Instructor I. B.A. (University of Ballarat), 1995; M.A. (Western Michigan University), 2004; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2008. Since 2011.

SARAH RUFFING ROBBINS, Lorraine Sherley Professor of Literature. B.A. (University of North Carolina), 1974; M.A. (Ibid.), 1975; Ph.D. (University of Michigan), 1993. Since 2009.

CURT NELSON RODE, Instructor II. B.A. (University of Illinois), 1988; M.A. (University of Tennessee), 1992; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1998. Since 2003.

KAREN M. STEELE, Professor and Chair. B.A. (St. Olaf College), 1988; M.A. (University of Texas at Austin), 1992; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1996. Since 1996.

Geography

ASHLEY COLES, Assistant Professor. B.S. (Cornell University), 2005; M.A. (University of Arizona), 2008; Ph.D. (Ibid), 2013. Since 2016.

SEAN CROTTY, Assistant Professor of Geography. B.S. (Texas Christian University), 2003; M.A. (San Diego State University), 2007: Ph.D. (San Diego State University and University of California at Santa Barbara), 2012. Since 2015.

JEFFREY ROET, Instructor. B.A. (State University of New York at Buffalo), 1973; M.A. (Northwestern University), 1977; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1982. Since 1999.

F. ANDREW SCHOOLMASTER, III, Professor and Dean.  B.S.E. (Kent State University), 1973; M.A. (Ibid.), 1975; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1979. Since 2007.

BENJAMIN F.TILLMAN, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department. B.S. (Brigham Young University), 1993; M.S. (Ibid.), 1994; Ph.D. (Louisiana State University), 1999. Since 2000.

KYLE WALKER, Associate Professor. B.A. (Oregon), 2005; M.A. (Minnesota), 2007; Ph.D. (Ibid.) 2011. Since 2012.


History

JODI M. CAMPBELL, Professor and Chair. B.A. (University of Nebraska), 1990; M.A. (Tulane University), 1992; Ph.D. (University of Minnesota), 1999. Since 2002.

GREGG CANTRELL, Professor and Erma and Ralph Lowe Chair in Texas Studies. B.A. (Texas A&M University), 1979; M.A. (Ibid.), 1980; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1988. Since 2003.

DON M. COERVER, Professor. B.A. (Southern Methodist University), 1964; M.A. (Ibid.), 1970; Ph.D. (Tulane University), 1973. Since 1973.

ALAN GALLAY, Professor and Lyndon Baines Johnson Chair in American History. B.A. (Florida), 1978; M.A. (Georgetown), 1981; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1986. Since 2012.

HANAN HAMMAD, Associate Professor. B.A. (Cairo University), 1989; M.A. (University of Texas at Austin), 2004. Since 2009.

ALEX HIDALGO, Assistant Professor. B.A. (United States International University), 1997; M.A. (San Diego State University), 2006; Ph.D. (University of Arizona), 2013. Since 2013.

TODD M. KERSTETTER, Associate Professor. B.A. (Duke University), 1986; M.A. (University of Nebraska), 1992; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1997. Since 2000.

MAX KROCHMAL, Associate Professor. B.A. (University of California, Santa Cruz), 2004; M.A. (Duke University), 2007; Ph.D. (Duke University), 2011. Since 2011.

WILLIAM MEIER, Associate Professor. B.A. (Miami University of Ohio), 2002; M.A. (University of Wisconsin), 2004; Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin), 2009.

CELESTE MENCHACA, Assistant Professor. B.A. (University of California, San Diego), 2007; M.A. (University of Southern California), 2012; Ph.D. (Ibid), 2016. Since 2016.

SUSAN RAMIREZ, Professor and Neville G. Penrose Chair of Latin American Studies. B.A. (University of Illinois), 1968; M.A. (University of Wisconsin), 1973; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1977. Since 2003.

CLAIRE A. SANDERS, Instructor II. B.A. (Mount Holyoke College), 1983; J.D. (University of North Carolina), 1986; M.A. (Ibid.), 1991; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1996. Since 1998.

REBECCA SHARPLESS, Professor. B.A. (Baylor University), 1978; M.A. (Ibid.), 1983; Ph.D. (Emory University), 1993. Since 2006.

GENE A. SMITH, Professor and Director of the Center for Texas Studies. B.A. (Auburn University), 1984; M.A. (Ibid.), 1987; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1991. Since 1994.

KENNETH STEVENS, Professor. B.A. (Indiana University), 1968; M.A. (Ibid.), 1974; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1982. Since 1983.

PETER A. SZOK, Professor. B.S. (Georgetown University), 1990; M.A. (Tulane University), 1994; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1998. Since 2002.

KARA DIXON VUIC, LCpl Benjamin Whetstone Schmidt Associate Professor of War, Conflict, and Society in 20th Century America. B.A. (Marshall University), 1999; M.A. (Indiana University), 2001; Ph.D. (Ibid), 2006. Since 2015.

STEVEN E. WOODWORTH, Professor. B.A. (Southern Illinois University), 1982; Ph.D. (Rice University), 1987. Since 1997.

PETER M. WORTHING, Professor and Associate Dean. B.A. (Trinity College), 1987; M.A. (University of Hawaii at Manoa), 1991; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1995. Since 2002.

Military Science

CAPTAIN LELAND E. BAUER, Assistant Professor. B.A. (George Washington University), 2007; M.A. (University of Montana), 2009. Since 2017.

STAFF SERGEANT CARLOS J. PANIAGUA, Military Science Instructor, (Central Texas College). Since 2014.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL STEVEN L. TABAT, Professor and Chair of the Department. B.A. (Texas Christian University), 1996; M.S. (Central Michigan University), 2011. Since 2017.

MAJOR DAVID M. WEISING, Assistant Professor. B.S. (University of Findlay), 2000. Since 2014.

Modern Language Studies

NICHOLAS ALBANESE, Assistant Professor. B.A. (University of the South), 1992; M.A. (Middlebury College), 1998; M.S. (College of William and Mary) 1994; Ph. D. (Indiana University), 2011. Since 2015.

JOSHUA BLAYLOCK, Assistant Professor. B.A. (University of Montana), 2002; M.A. (Ibid.), 2005; Ph.D. (Brown University), 2014.  Since 2014.

GUANGYAN (GWEN) CHEN, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Anhui Normal University), 1998; M.A. (Nanjing University), 2001; M.A. (University of Iowa), 2005; Ph. D. (Ohio State University), 2011. Since 2014.

SHARON L. FAIRCHILD, Associate Professor and Chair. B.A. (Wayne State University), 1969; M.A. (Ibid.), 1975; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1980. Since 1978.

MARIE-MADELEINE SCHEIN, Instructor II. B.A. (Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier), 1981; M.A. (Ibid.), 1982; M.A. (University of Colorado), 1985; Ph.D. (University of North Texas), 1994. Since 2006.

KATHRYN SEDERBERG, Assistant Professor.  B.A. (St. Olaf College), 2007; Ph. D. (University of Michigan), 2014. Since 2015.

JEFFREY D. TODD, Associate Professor. B.A. (Asbury College), 1983; M.A., French (University of Cincinnati), 1987; M.A., German (Ibid.), 1994; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1997. Since 1997.

SCOTT G. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor. B.A. (Stephen F. Austin State University), 1977; M.A., (Universität Hamburg), 1989; Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin), 1999. Since 2005.

ROBIN WRIGHT, Instructor. B.A. (Ohio State University), 1993; M.A. (Ibid.), 1998. Since 2005.

Philosophy

WESLEY D. CRAY, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), 2005; Ph.D. (Ohio State University), 2012. Since 2016.

RICHARD F. GALVIN, Professor and Betty S. Wright Chair in Applied Ethics. B.A. (Macalester College), 1974; M.A. (University of California at Santa Barbara), 1980; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1983. Since 1982.

JOHN R. HARRIS, Associate Professor. B.A. (New Mexico State University), 1997; M.A. (University of Colorado at Boulder), 2001; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2005. Since 2007.

BLAKE E. HESTIR, Professor. B.A. (Texas Christian University), 1988; M.A. (Florida State University), 1996; Ph.D., (Ibid.), 1998. Since 1998.

KELLY A. MCCORMICK, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Colgate University), 2006; Ph.D. (Syracuse University), 2013. Since 2014.

WILLIAM A. ROCHE, Professor and chair. B.S. (University of Utah), 1997; M.S. (Ibid.), 1998; Ph.D. (Ohio State University), 2006. Since 2006.

Political Science

SAMUEL G. ARNOLD, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Bowdoin College), 2001, M.A. (University of Pittsburgh), 2004, Ph.D. (Princeton University), 2011. Since 2012.

VANESSA BOUCHE, Assistant Professor, B.A. (Columbia University) 2001, M.P.Aff. (University of Texas) 2004, Ph.D. (Ohio State University) 2011, since 2012.

RALPH G. CARTER, Professor. B.A. (Midwestern State University), 1974; M.A. (Ohio State University), 1977; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1980. Since 1982.

ERIC W. COX, Associate Professor. B.A. (Austin College), 1997; M.A. (University of Virginia), 2000); Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2005. Since 2004.

CARRIE LIU CURRIER, Associate Professor. B.A. (University of Michigan), 1996; M.A. (University of Arizona), 1998; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2004. Since 2004.

MANOCHEHR DORRAJ, Professor. B.A. (University of Texas at Austin), 1975; M.A. (Ibid.), 1979; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1984. Since 1990.

EMILY FARRIS, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Furman University), 2006; M.A. (Brown University), 2007; Ph.D. (Brown University), 2013. Since 2014.

GRANT FERGUSON, Instructor. B.S. (Vanderbelt), 2007; M.A. (University of Rochester), 2010; Ph.D. (Texas A & M University), 2014.  Since 2014.

JOANNE CONNOR GREEN, Professor and Chair. B.S. (State University of New York at Buffalo), 1990); M.A. (University of Florida), 1992; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1994. Since 1994.

DONALD W. JACKSON, Faculty Emeritus Tutor. B.A. (Southern Methodist University), 1959. J.D. (Ibid), 1962, M.A. (University of Wisconsin at Madison), 1969, Ph.D. (Ibid), 1972. Since 1975.

JAMES W. RIDDLESPERGER, JR., Professor. B.A. (North Texas State University), 1975; M.A. (Ibid.), 1980; Ph.D. (University of Missouri), 1982. Since 1982.

ADAM SCHIFFER, Associate Professor. B.A. (Chapman University), 1996; M.A. (Arizona State University), 1998; Ph.D. (University of North Carolina), 2003. Since 2003.

JAMES M. SCOTT, Herman Brown Chair & Professor, B.A. (Weaton College), 1986; M.A. (Northern Illinois University) 1988, Ph.D. (Ibid) 1993, since 2011.

MICHAEL STRAUSZ. Associate Professor. B.A. (Michigan State University), 1999; M.A. (University of Washington), 2001; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2007. Since 2008.

MARY L. VOLCANSEK, Professor. B.A. (Abilene Christian College), 1969; M.A. (Texas Tech University), 1971; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1973. Since 2000.

Religion

D. JAMES ATWOOD, Instructor and Assistant to the Dean of Admissions. B.A. (Texas Christian University), 1970; M.A. (Vanderbilt University), 1975; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1978. Since 1983.

ANTOINETTE E. DeNAPOLI, Associate Professor. B.A. (University of South Florida), 1996; M.A. (The Florida State University), 2000; Ph.D. (Emory University) 2009. Since 2017.

MARK W. DENNIS, Associate Professor. B.B.A (University of Wisconsin), 1984; M.A. (Ibid.), 2001; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2006. Since 2007.

PATRICIA A. DUNCAN, Assistant Professor, B.A. (University of Missouri), 1998; M.Div. (University of Chicago), 2003; Ph.D. (Ibid.) 2014. Since 2015.

J. SAGE ELWELL, Associate Professor. B.A. (William Jewell College), 1998; M.A. (University of Kansas), 2000; M.Litt. (University of St. Andrews), 2002; Ph.D. (University of Iowa), 2008. Since 2009

ELIZABETH H. FLOWERS, Associate Professor. B.A. (Millsaps College), 1989; M.A. (University of Texas), 1993; M.Div. (Princeton Theological Seminary), 1999; Ph.D. (Duke University), 2007. Since 2006.

ANDREW O. FORT, Professor. B.A. (Amherst College), 1974; Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania), 1982. Since 1982.

C. DAVID GRANT, Professor. B.A. (Austin College), 1972; M.Th. (Southern Methodist University), 1976; M.A. (Harvard University), 1980; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1981. Since 1981.

MELANIE L. HARRIS, Professor. B.A. (Spelman College), 1997; M.Div. (Iliff School of Theology), 2001; Ph.D. (Union Theological Seminary), 2006. Since 2005.

JACK A. HILL, Professor. B.A. (Occidental College), 1971; M.T.S. (Harvard University), 1974; M.A. (Vanderbilt University), 1985; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1988. Since 2000.

NADIA M. LAHUTSKY, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department. B.A. (Hiram College), 1973; M.A. (Vanderbilt University), 1979; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1984. Since 1981.

SCOTT M. LANGSTON, Instructor.  B.A. (Houston Baptist University), 1982; M. Div. (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), 1986; M. S. (University of Texas at Arlington), 2000; Ph.D. (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), 1992.

DARREN J. N. MIDDLETON, Professor. B.A. (University of Manchester, England), 1989; M.Phil. (Oxford University), 1991; Ph.D. (University of Glasgow, Scotland), 1996. Since 1998.

DAVID P. MOESSNER, Professor and A. A. Bradford Chair in Religion. B.A. Princeton University, 1971; M. Div. (Ibid.), 1975; M.A. Oxford University (1980); Dr. Theol. 1983 (University of Basel), Since 2012.

SANTIAGO O. PIÑÓN, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Southwestern Assemblies of God University), 1993; M.Div. (University of Chicago), 2001; M.A. (Abilene Christian University), 2003; Ph.D. (University of Chicago), 2012. Since 2011.

JAN JAYNES QUESADA, Instructor. B.A. (University of North Carolina), 1984; M.A. (Baylor University), 1990; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1996. Since 1999.

SAMUEL J. ROSS, Assistant Professor. B.A. (University of Virginia), 2002; M. A. (Yale University), 2014; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2017. Since 2017.

YUSHAU SODIQ, Associate Professor. B.A. (Islamic University, Medina, Saudi Arabia), 1976; M.A. (Ibid.), 1980; M.A. (Temple University), 1988; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1991. Since 1992.

Sociology and Anthropology

DAVID AFTANDILIAN, Associate Professor. B.A. (Cornell University), 1990; M.A. (University of Chicago), 1995; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2007.

MICHELLE EDWARDS, Assistant Professor. B.S. (Rice University), 2005; M.A. (Texas State University), 2009; Ph.D. (Washington State University), 2013.

JEFF FERRELL, Professor. B.S. (Southern Methodist University), 1975; M.A. (University of Texas at Austin), 1977; Ph.D. (Ibid.); 1982. Since 2003.

JEANNINE GAILEY, Associate Professor. B.S. (Mount Union College), 2000; M.A. (University of Akron), 2002; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2005. Since 2005.

MICHAEL A. KATOVICH, Professor. B.A. (University of Illinois), 1974; M.A. (University of Iowa), 1978; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1983. Since 1983.

MIGUEL C. LEATHAM, Instructor II. B.A. (University of New Mexico), 1983; M.A. (Ibid.), 1988; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1993; M.S.L.S. (University of North Texas), 2005. Since 2000.

DAVID P. SANDELL, Associate Professor. B.A. (Lewis and Clark College), 1987; M.A. (University of Southern California), 1993; M.A. (University of Texas at Austin), 1998; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2004. Since 2006.

ANGELA L. THOMPSON, Instructor II. B.A. (Wellesley College), 1988; M.A. (Brandeis University), 1993; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1998. Since 1998.

CAROL THOMPSON, Professor. B.A. (Louisiana State University), 1983; M.A. (Ibid.), 1985; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1988. Since 1992.

LISA K. VANDERLINDEN, Associate Professor. B.A. (Concordia University), 1992; M.Phil. (Rutgers University), 1998. Since 2002.

KEITH WHITWORTH, Instructor. B.A. (Oauchita Baptist University), 1983; M.A. (Southwest Baptist University), 1993; Ph.D. (University of North Texas), 2006. Since 2000.

MORRISON G. WONG, Professor and Chair. B.A. (California State University, San Jose), 1972; M.A. (University of California, Riverside), 1975; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1977. Since 1981.

AMINA ZARRUGH, Assistant Professor. B.A. (University of Texas at Austin), 2008; M.A., (Ibid) 2011; Ph.D. (Ibid), 2016. Since 2016.

Spanish and Hispanic Studies

FRANCIS KOMLA AGGOR, Professor. B.A. (University of Ghana), 1984; M.A. (University of Western Ontario, London, Canada), 1987; Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles), 1992. Since 2008.

DAVID BEDFORD, Instructor II. B.A. (Texas Tech University), 1970; M.A. (Ibid.), 1973; M.A. (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), 1994; Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin), 1976. Since 1996.

REGAN BOXWELL, Instructor. B.A. (Texas Christian University), 2000; M.A. (University of Virginia), 2004; M.A. (University of Texas at Austin), 2006; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2013. Since 2011.

MARIA DEL PUY CIRIZA-LOPE, Assistant Professor, B.A. (Deusto University, Spain), 2000; M.A. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 2003; Ph.D. (Ibid), 2009. Since 2016.

LEE A. DANIEL, Professor. B.A. (Tarleton State University), 1968; M.A. (North Texas State University), 1972; Ph.D. (Texas Tech University), 1979. Since 1985.

DONALD H. FRISCHMANN, Professor. B.A. (University of Missouri), 1975; M.A. (Ohio State University), 1978; Ph.D. (University of Arizona), 1985. Since 1985.

DIANNE R. HOBBS, Instructor II. B.A. (University of Texas at Arlington), 1981; M.A. (Ibid.), 1985; Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin), 1990. Since 2001.

SOHYUN LEE, Associate Professor. B.A. (Seoul National University), 1994; M.A. (Ibid.), 1998; Ph.D. (University of Arizona), 2009. Since 2009.

KAREN R. MARTIN, Instructor. B.A. (Texas Christian University), 1991; M.A. (University of Texas at Arlington), 1997. Since 2000.

MARY R. N. McKINNEY, Instructor III. B.A. (Texas Christian University), 1975; M.A. (Stephen F. Austin State University), 1976; Ph.D. (University of Texas at Arlington), 1984. Since 2000.

KARLA O'DONALD, Instructor II. B.A. (University of Texas at Arlington), 1997; M.A. Ibid.), 2002. Since 2004.

STEVEN SLOAN, Associate Professor and Chair. B.A. (University of Nevada, Reno), 1993; Ph.D. (Tulane University), 2003. Since 2003.

RYAN T. SCHMITZ, Associate Professor. B.A. (Moorhead State University), 1998; M.A. (University of Texas at Austin), 2004; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2009. Since 2009.

ESTER DE REZENDE TEIXEIRA, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil), 2004; M.A. (Purdue University) 2010; Ph.D. (Purdue University), 2017. Since 2017.

TATIANA ARGÜELLO VARGAS, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Universidad Americana , Nicaragua), 2002; M.A. Spanish (Ohio University), 2010; M.A. Latin American Studies (Ohio University) 2010; Ph.D., (University of Pittsburgh); 2015. Since 2017.