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Current Leadership Committee


Dr. Ramón López
Inducted: 2018


Dr. Laura Mydlarz
Inducted: 2018


Dr. Kevin A. Schug
Inducted: 2018


Dr. Carla Amaro-Jiménez
Associate Professor
Inducted: 2018


Dr. Stephanie Rasmussen
Associate Professor
Inducted: 2017


Dr. Penelope Ingram
Associate Professor
Inducted: 2017


Dr. Jeffrey Witzel
Associate Professor
Linguistics & TESOL
Inducted: 2017


Dr. Theresa Jorgensen
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
Inducted: 2016


Dr. Thomas Chrzanowski
Inducted: 2015


Dr. Alicia Rueda-Acedo
Associate Professor of Spanish and the Director of the Spanish Translation and Interpreting Program
Modern Languages
Inducted: 2015


Dr. A. Raymond Elliott
Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics
Modern Languages
Inducted: 2015


Dr. Judy LeFlore
Associate Dean for Simulation and Technology
College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Inducted: 2014


Dr. Robert Kunovich
Associate Professor
Inducted: 2013


Dr. Manfred Huber
Associate Professor
College of Engineering
Inducted: 2013

Previous Committee Members

Dr. Susanna Khavul *Department of Management2015

Dr. Victoria A. Farrar-Myers *Department of Political Science2011

Dr. Martha A. Mann **Department of Psychology2011

Dr. Donald K. Granvold ***School of Social Work2010

Dr. Elizabeth Morrow **Department of Music2008

Dr. Larry Walther **Department of Accounting2007

Dr. Jennifer R. Gray **College of Nursing and Health Innovation2007

Dr. Vincent Apilado ***Department of Finance and Real Estate2006

Dr. David J. Silva *Department of Linguistics and TESOL2006

Dr. Doreen Elliott **School of Social Work2004

Dr. Bernard Frye **School of Biology2003

Dr. Peggy Quinn **School of Social Work2001

Dr. Peggy E. Swanson ***Department of Finance and Real Estate1999

Dr. Roy Rubins ***School of Physics1998

Dr. Robert Neill **School of Biology1998

Dr. Karin McCallum **School of Communication1998

Dr. Susan Grove **School of Nursing1997

Dr. Richard Ferrier ***School of Architecture1997

Dr. Nancy Hadaway **College of Education1997

Dr. Karen Heusinkveld **School of Nursing1996

* No Longer with UTA
** Retired
*** Deceased

indextrue1511291905448higginsMembersIndex of the Academy of Distinguished Teacher Members/members/indexacademysite://academy/members/indexhiggins1461267975618higgins1479149558389short_titleMembershide_from_menu/Yes////2018true/members/2018academysite://academy/members/2018higgins1537536698506higgins1537536698506ramon-lopeztrueRamón López/members/2018/ramon-lopezacademysite://academy/members/2018/ramon-lopezhiggins1537537921788higgins1537537986318Dr. Ramón LópezProfessorPhysics

Ramón E. López received his B.S. in Physics in 1980 from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. in Space Physics in 1986 from Rice University. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) where he leads a research group that works in both space physics and science education. He is also a Co-Director for the UTeach Arlington teacher preparation program. His current research focuses solar wind-magnetosphere coupling and the application of research-based pedagogy to upper divison and graduate physics courses. Dr. Lopez is the author or co-author of over 120 peer-reviewed publications, as well as the popular science book “Storms from the Sun.” Dr. Lopez is active in promoting science education and diversity in science at all levels. He was one of the Co-Chairs of the writing team that produced the Next Generation Science Standards. He has also served on several scientific or education-related committees of the American Geophysical Union, the American Physical Society (APS), the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). He is the President of the National Society of Hispanic Physicists for 2018 and 2019. Dr. Lopez has won numerous awards for his work in both space physics and science education, including the 2002 APS Nicholson Medal, the 2010 SACNAS Distinguished Scientist Award, the 2012 APS Edward A. Bouchet Award, and two NASA Group Achievements Awards. Dr. Lopez is a Fellow of the APS, the AAAS, and the AAPT.

laura-mydlarztrueLaura Mydlarz/members/2018/laura-mydlarzacademysite://academy/members/2018/laura-mydlarzhiggins1537538183796higgins1537538183796Dr. Laura MydlarzProfessorBiology

Laura D. Mydlarz is a Professor in the Department of Biology. She obtained her PhD in 2004 from the University of California at Santa Barbara in marine natural products. At the completion of her PhD research she realized she wanted to shift her research focus from what services marine organisms can provide society, to what she could do to help imperiled coral reefs. This made Dr. Mydlarz a perfect fit for a post-doctoral research position at Cornell University, where she studied the immune responses of sea fan corals. This line of work is continued in her own lab at UT Arlington, where she has trained 7 graduate students and over 45 undergraduate students. She has received several NSF grant awards for her research, and authored over 30 publications in the field of coral immunity and eco-immunity. Her current lab focus is to understand the mechanisms of immunity that lead to different disease susceptibilities of different coral species.

Dr. Mydlarz has been teaching at UT Arlington for 12 years and has taught Cell Physiology, General Biology for non-majors and Marine Biology. She has been part of several unique programs to engage students in hands on experiential teaching. She is also the Associate Chair of Biology and is working to make changes in the curriculum to support student success initiatives. She has been awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016, The UT Regents Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2017 and inducted into the 2018 Academy of Distinguished Teachers class. She is particularly proud of receiving the University Award from the Tech Titans, the largest technology trade association in Texas, for a program she co-created with the Chemistry department to encourage and support students in choosing technology-related disciplines.

kevin-schugtrueKevin A. Schug/members/2018/kevin-schugacademysite://academy/members/2018/kevin-schughiggins1537538345658higgins1537538379739Dr. Kevin A. SchugProfessorChemistry

Kevin A. Schug is Professor and the Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1998 from the College of William and Mary, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 2002 under the direction of Prof. Harold M. McNair. From 2003-2005, he performed post-doctoral research at the University of Vienna in Austria with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lindner. Since joining UTA in 2005, his research has been focused on the theory and application of separation science and mass spectrometry for solving a variety of analytical and physical chemistry problems, in the fields of environmental, pharmaceutical, biological, and energy research. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and over 400 presentations, posters, and invited talks to his group’s credit. He has been the primary mentor and research advisor to more than 20 graduate and 50 undergraduate students. Dr. Schug has received several research awards, including the 2009 Emerging Leader Award in Chromatography by LCGC Magazine and the 2013 American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Young Investigator in Separation Science Award. For his teaching, he received the 2014 University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, was named in 2016 as a Fellow of the University Of Texas System Academy Of Distinguished Teachers, and in 2017 was awarded the J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Analytical Chemistry Education by the American Chemical Society.

carla-amaro-jimeneztrueCarla Amaro-Jiménez/members/2018/carla-amaro-jimenezacademysite://academy/members/2018/carla-amaro-jimenezhiggins1537536968921higgins1537538002133Dr. Carla Amaro-JiménezAssociate Professor Education

Dr. Carla Amaro-Jiménez is an Associate Professor of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education at the University of Texas at Arlington. She holds a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, and a Master’s and Doctorate in Literacy, with a specialization in TESOL, from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to joining the University of Texas at Arlington in 2008, Dr. Amaro-Jiménez worked as an early childhood bilingual teacher in both Costa Rica and Ohio. Her research interests include pre- and in-service teacher preparation in culturally and linguistically diverse environments, equity issues related to the schooling of English language learners, and pathways that can lead to college enrollment for traditionally underrepresented students. She has also been the Director of the Pathways to College and Career Readiness Program since 2010. Her projects, which have been funded through external and internal grants totaling more than $6 million, have aimed to identify ways in which the needs of all learners, but more specifically diverse learners, can be met in the classroom through the implementation of research-based, results-driven strategies. Her work has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the AT&T ASPIRE Foundation, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and J.P. Morgan Chase, among others. Dr. Amaro-Jiménez has been recognized for her teaching, including being a recipient of the 2017 UT System’s Outstanding Teaching Award.

2017true/members/2017academysite://academy/members/2017mmitmoag1483378651063mmitmoag1483378651063stephanie-rasmussentrue1511291905448higginsStephanie Rasmussen/members/2017/stephanie-rasmussenacademysite://academy/members/2017/stephanie-rasmussenhiggins1506208953237higgins1506976668014Dr. Stephanie RasmussenAssociate ProfessorAccounting

Stephanie Rasmussen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting. She earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Minnesota State University Moorhead, MBA from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and PhD in accounting from Texas A&M University. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, Dr. Rasmussen worked in the finance and accounting department at ON Semiconductor in Phoenix, Arizona. Key positions she held at ON include Sales and Marketing Controller and Cost Accounting Manager. She joined the University of Texas at Arlington as an Assistant Professor in 2009. 

Dr. Rasmussen’s primary research interest is the implication of financial reporting oversight provided by audit committees, auditors, short sellers, shareholders, regulators, and other parties. She has also examined specific accounting choices made by companies including revenue recognition, restatements, and auditor choice. Her research has been presented at several academic conferences and appears in journals such as Contemporary Accounting Research; Accounting Horizons; Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance; and The Journal of Corporate Finance. She is the recipient of the 2017 College of Business Distinguished Research Publication Award. 

Dr. Rasmussen’s primary teaching interest is managerial accounting.She is the recipient of the 2012 College of Business Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (tenure-track faculty) and was inducted into the UTA Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2017.During the 2015-2016 academic year, she was a Fellow of the LINK Research Lab Professional Learning Community on Blended Learning.

penelope-ingramtrue1511291905448higginsPenelope Ingram/members/2017/penelope-ingramacademysite://academy/members/2017/penelope-ingramhiggins1506208452556higgins1507232699335Dr. Penelope IngramAssociate ProfessorEnglish

Dr. Penelope Ingram is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Arlington. A native of Australia, she holds a Master’s Degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Dr. Ingram served as Associate Chair and Graduate Advisor in the Department of English from 2012-2014, earning an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Academic Advisor (2014). She has twice been awarded the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teaching Award for Tenured Faculty (2013 and 2016).

Dr. Ingram’s research areas include feminist theory, postcolonial and race theory, and film studies. She is the author of The Signifying Body: Toward an Ethics of Sexual and Racial Difference (SUNY 2008). Dr. Ingram has published widely onsettler colonialism in Australia, representations of motherhood in film, race and science fiction, and the philosophy of Luce Irigaray.

Dr. Ingram teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in critical theory, women’s studies, postcolonial literature and theory, and film. She directs and has directed many Master’s theses and doctoral dissertations at UTA. She serves as the faculty advisor to the English Graduate Student Association.

jeffrey-witzeltrue1511291905448higginsJeffrey Witzel/members/2017/jeffrey-witzelacademysite://academy/members/2017/jeffrey-witzelhiggins1506207571420higgins1506209552988Dr. Jeffrey WitzelAssociate ProfessorLinguistics & TESOL
Dr. Jeffrey Witzel is an Associate Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Linguistics & TESOL. His research focuses on psycholinguistics, and, more specifically, on how both native speakers and non-native speakers access and deploy linguistic knowledge during real-time language processing. In order to address this overarching research question, he has conducted a number of studies investigating (i) how sentence structure is built (syntactic processing), (ii) how words and their meanings are accessed from the mental dictionary (lexical processing), and (iii) how information related to speech sounds is computed and used (phonological processing). These studies have been published in a number of journals, including Applied Psycholinguistics, the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, the Journal of Psycholinguistic Research as well as Language, Cognition and Neuroscience and The Mental Lexicon. He has received external research funding from the National Science Foundation and the Center for Advanced Study of Language. Dr. Witzel's teaching focuses on three areas: (i) experimental linguistics and second language acquisition, (ii) ESL/EFL teacher training, and (iii) general linguistics, primarily for undergraduates. In recognition of his accomplishments as a teacher and research supervisor, he has received the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Accolade Award, the Faculty Service-Learning Award, and the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, which is the highest teaching honor in the University of Texas system.
jaya-davistrue1511291905448higginsJaya Davis/members/2017/jaya-davisacademysite://academy/members/2017/jaya-davishiggins1506206905232higgins1506209510148Dr. Jaya DavisAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Jaya Davis is an Associate Professor and Graduate Programs Director in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her primary areas of research include juvenile justice and disproportionate minority contact, victimization, and criminal justice education. She holds a Ph.D. in Juvenile Justice from Prairie View A&M University. She obtained a Master's Degree in Criminology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, both from the University of Houston – Clear Lake, after serving six years in the United States Navy.

Dr. Davis is the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Coordinator for Dallas County Juvenile Department, an Annie E Casey Foundation funded position. She serves on the advisory board for Girls Embracing Mothers, Inc. (G.E.M.), a non-profit organization whose goal is to empower young girls of incarcerated mothers by providing a support system and examples of successful women who have faced adversity.

Dr. Davis was invited to speak at a Congressional Subcommittee Briefing on Conditions of Youth in Confinement. Dr. Davis teaches a number of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels including courses on ethics, juvenile justice and delinquency, institutional corrections, policy, and women and crime. She was a service-learning faculty fellow and institutes the pedagogy in many of her courses. Additionally, she is an IDEAS faculty fellow and utilizes experiential learning and high-engagement strategies.

christopher-kribstrue1511291905448higginsChristopher KribsChristopher Kribs/members/2017/christopher-kribsacademysite://academy/members/2017/christopher-kribshiggins1506206443421higgins1506976487765Dr. Christopher KribsProfessorMathematics and Curriculum & Instruction

Christopher Kribs received undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics from Duke University, the M.S.E.E. in digital signal processing from Georgia Tech, and masters and doctoral degrees in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin (Madison). In between, he also taught high school math and science. 

AT UTA, Dr. Kribs is a professor in the Departments of Mathematics and Curriculum & Instruction. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in K-8 mathematics education and in mathematical modeling, and supervises student research in both areas. His teaching draws on educational research to help students construct their own understanding through inquiry. He has also taught at the Universidad de Colima in Mexico and the Universite de Lyon (UCBL1) in France. His teaching honors include the 2008 UTA Chancellor's Council Award for Innovation in Teaching, a 2016 UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, and the 2017 UTA President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as recognition by the Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad de Colima. Dr. Kribs, who directs UTA's graduate program in K-8 mathematics education, has developed ten mathematics education courses at UTA and in 2015 published a textbook in mathematical biology. 

His interests within mathematical biology lie at the intersection of epidemiology and ecology, especially the transmission of vector-borne diseases, most notably Chagas disease. In mathematics education, he has published studies on the teaching and learning of division of fractions and the development of children's algebraic thinking; his current research interests center around classroom discourse. His research has been sponsored by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, as well as a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Fellowship and a Marie Curie Fellowship. Research awards also include several Outstanding Research Awards from UTA's College of Science, the 2010 Prix Sanofi-Pasteur, the 2016 UTA Distinguished Record of Research, and election to UTA's Academy of Distinguished Scholars. He has been inducted into Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu.

2016true/members/2016academysite://academy/members/2016higgins1475607961328higgins1475607961328theresa-jorgensentrue1511291905448higginsTheresa Jorgensen/members/2016/theresa-jorgensenacademysite://academy/members/2016/theresa-jorgensenhiggins1475608404541mmitmoag1477605072075Dr. Theresa JorgensenAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Mathematics

Theresa Jorgensen received degrees in mathematics from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota (B.A.) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (M.S. and Ph.D.) Prior to joining the faculty of the Mathematics Department at the University of Texas at Arlington, she was a cryptologic mathematician at the National Security Agency.

Dr. Jorgensen’s research and professional interests in mathematics focus on the mathematical education of teachers, vertical connections within mathematics curricula, and program development. She is a recipient of the UT Arlington’s Provost’s Research Excellence Award. Dr. Jorgensen’s research and teaching have been sponsored by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the Texas Workforce Commission, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Dr. Jorgensen’s teaching reflects her belief that mathematics should make sense, and that it is through active engagement in mathematics that one makes sense of it. The courses which she most often teaches include calculus, differential equations, and advanced courses in mathematics for elementary, middle school, and secondary mathematics teachers. Dr. Jorgensen’s many teaching honors include the 2005 UT Arlington Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2006 UT Arlington Honors College Distinguished Faculty Award, a 2010 UT System Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, and selection as a UT Arlington Faculty Fellow for Service Learning in 2013-14.

Dr. Jorgensen is involved in outreach activities to increase the diversity of students in the mathematical sciences. She has received multiple grants from the Association for Women in Mathematics and the MAA to support programs developed to engage underrepresented minority students and females in mathematics. .

kent-lawrencetrue1511291905448higginsKent Lawrence/members/2016/kent-lawrenceacademysite://academy/members/2016/kent-lawrencehiggins1475608143755mmitmoag1477605056329Dr. Kent LawrenceProfessorMechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Kent L. Lawrence, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, is a Life Fellow of ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He joined Arlington State College as an Assistant Professor in 1961, was on leave from 1962 until rejoining the university in 1964. In 1968 he was appointed Associate Professor and a Professor in 1972. Lawrence has both industrial and academic experience and expertise in applied mechanics, finite element methods, vibration and structural dynamics and is the author/coauthor of three text books related to finite element methods and dynamic systems.

He was named most Valuable Professor by the UTA MAE Senior Class 2009-2010, was the Kalpana Chawla S.T.A.R. Award Winner 2007-2008, selected a Texas Piper Professor in 2006, UTA MAE Department Mechanical Engineering Teacher of the Year in 1983, Joint Council of Student Engineers-Outstanding Engineering Teacher in 1982, UTA Student Chapter Pi Tau Sigma Outstanding Teacher Award in 1981, Halliburton Education Foundation Award in 1981, and received the College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award in 1974. He was selected to participate in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Summer Institute in Advanced Mechanics in 1962 and was elected to the Academy of Mechanical Engineers, Texas Tech University in 1983.

During his tenure at UTA Professor Lawrence has developed and taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses, served as graduate adviser for the Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering programs and served as Chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.

2015true/members/2015academysite://academy/members/2015higgins1461860631226higgins1461860631226thomas-chrzanowskitrue1511291905448higginsThomas Chrzanowski/members/2015/thomas-chrzanowskiacademysite://academy/members/2015/thomas-chrzanowskihiggins1461862450369mmitmoag1477605030453Dr. Thomas ChrzanowskiProfessorBiology

Thomas Chrzanowski received his B.A. in 1974 from Bloomfield College (NJ) where hemajored in Biology.  He pursued advanced studies in Microbial Ecology at the University ofSouth Carolina where he was awarded the M.S. in 1976 and the Ph.D. in 1981.  He joined thefaculty of Department of Biology at UT Arlington in 1981.

Thomas teaches General Microbiology, Microbial Diversity, Environmental Microbiology andMicrobial Physiology.  He has also taught Determinative Bacteriology and Ethics in Science.  He was a recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, twice nominated for theCollege of Science’s Science Teacher of the Year, and twice nominated for the American societyfor Microbiology’s Graduate Microbiology Teacher of the Year (national award).

Thomas is a member of the Faculty Senate, coordinates both the Biology Department’s Peer-Evaluation of Teaching program, and Tenure and Promotion committee.

Dr. Chrzanowski’s research focuses on nutrient dynamics in food webs.  He uses ratios of the critical nutrient elements carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus to elucidate potential controls on thegrowth and reproduction of microorganisms.  His work traces the flow of these elements fromthe dissolved state, to bacteria and subsequently, to those organisms that prey upon bacteria.  Hisresearch has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Environmental ProtectionAgency, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  He has published over 120research papers and abstracts.

susanna-khavultrue1511291905448higginsSusanna Khavul/members/2015/susanna-khavulacademysite://academy/members/2015/susanna-khavulhiggins1461861809347higgins1506976623586Dr. Susanna KhavulAssociate Professor of Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, and InnovationDepartment of Management
Susanna Khavul is an associate professor of entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy at theUniversity of Texas at Arlington and the Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor in the Departmentof Management at the London School of Economics.  She is also a research associate at theCentre for Economic Performance at LSE and was previously an assistant professor at theLondon Business School.

Dr Khavul’s current research focuses on entrepreneurial finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peeralternative financial instruments as well as fintech innovations and financial inclusion. She isrecognized for her work on internationalization of high growth firms from emerging economies,microfinance, and entrepreneurial firm failure.  Her research has been published in the Journalof International Business StudiesJournal of Business VenturingEntrepreneurship Theory andPractice, Journal of Management StudiesStrategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Academy ofManagement Perspectives. She serves on the editorial review boards of Journal of BusinessVenturingEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice,  Journal of Management Studies, and
Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Dr Khavul has received awards for research and teaching excellence including the Academy ofManagement’s Entrepreneurship Division’s IDEA Award for Thought Leadership, the HeizerAward for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Research, and the University of Texas SystemRegents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.  She holds a doctorate (highest honors) in strategy andentrepreneurship from Boston University and a degree in economics (high honors) from U.C.Berkeley with coursework at both Harvard and London School of Economics.

Dr Khavul teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at all levels (executive, PhD, Masters, andundergraduate). In her view, entrepreneurs and innovators change society. They imagine siximpossible things before breakfast, and then roll up their sleeves. She encourages anexperimental approach to learning and makes her courses  personal, interactive and engaging.Her goal is to bring out the unique entrepreneur in each student with a lot of dreaming,thinking and doing. As an enthusiastic educator and researcher, Dr. Khavul strives to keep theconnection between theory, evidence, and practice real.
alicia-rueda-acedotrue1511291905448higginsAlicia Rueda-Acedo/members/2015/alicia-rueda-acedoacademysite://academy/members/2015/alicia-rueda-acedohiggins1461862332431mmitmoag1477604965415Dr. Alicia Rueda-AcedoAssociate Professor of Spanish and the Director of the Spanish Translation and Interpreting ProgramModern Languages

Dr. Alicia Rueda-Acedo is an Associate Professor of Spanish and the Director of the Spanish Translation and Interpreting program. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2005),and she holds a  Licenciatura  (B.A/M.A.) in Journalism from the University of Seville and a  Licenciatura  in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Granada (Spain). She is a Sworn Translator and Interpreter by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Rueda-Acedo has published widely on twentieth-century Transatlantic Literature, on topics such as literary journalism, women authors, and the relationship between history and literature. She is the author of Miradas Transatlánticas: el periodismo literario de Elena Poniatowska y Rosa Montero (Purdue University Press, 2012), and the co-editor of  Independencias, Revoluciones y Revelaciones, doscientos años de literatura mexicana (University of Veracruz Press, 2010).

Professor Rueda-Acedo teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Translation and Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture. She is the recipient of the 2014 College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teaching Award (Tenured Faculty). She is very involved in service learning initiatives and internships with local community partnersin need of translation and Spanish language services. 

a-raymond-elliotttrue1511291905448higginsA. Raymond Elliott/members/2015/a-raymond-elliottacademysite://academy/members/2015/a-raymond-elliotthiggins1461862089958mmitmoag1477604987509Dr. A. Raymond ElliottAssociate Professor of Spanish LinguisticsModern Languages
Elliott, A. Raymond. Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics and Former Chair, Department of Modern Languages  Professor Elliott served as the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages for a ten year period from 2001-2011.  Elliott's areas of specialization are Spanish linguistics, Romance linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, the acquisition of second language phonology, and the documentation and conservation of indigenous languages in Mexico. Elliott has published articles, book chapters, reviews in The Modern Language Journal, Hispania, Language Documentation & Conservation and with Georgetown University Press. He served as a panelist in the McGraw-Hill Annual Teleconference on Authentic Materials, and as a member of the Academic Advisory Board for the package to accompany Nuevos Destinos. He is the author of several grammar texts: Nuevos Destinos: Español para hispanohablantes, including the workbook and accompanying lab and instructor's manualand co-author of Puntos de partida: An Introduction to Spanish (6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th editions), Puntos en Breve and ¡Qué tal!  Professor Elliott's research interests have recently expanded to include the documentation of endangered and minority indigenous languages of Mexico.  He has experience in documenting languages through recent fieldwork on Kak'chiquel, an indigenous language of Guatemala and Chicahuaxtla Triqui, an Otomanguean tonal language spoken in Oaxaca, Mexico.  Elliott directs UT-Arlington’s Study Abroad Program in Cuernavaca, México.  He is currently working on a text titled, “Gramática popular del Triqui de Chicahuaxtla” and articles focusing on tone-laryngeal morphology and illustrations of the IPA for Chicahuaxtla Triqui. Professor Elliott was awarded the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teaching Award and was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT-Arlington in Spring 2014.  Professor Elliott was selected as a recipient of the 2015 UT-Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, the most prestigious teaching award in the State of Texas.
2014true/members/2014academysite://academy/members/2014higgins1461860467639higgins1461860467639sia-ardekanitrue1511291905448higginsSia Ardekani/members/2014/sia-ardekaniacademysite://academy/members/2014/sia-ardekanihiggins1461861560425mmitmoag1477604945968Dr. Sia ArdekaniProfessorDepartment of Civil Engineering

Ardekani received his B.S. (1980), M.S. (1981), and Ph.D. (1984) in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and began a research and academic career at Virginia Tech in 1985.  Five years later he joined the UT-Arlington faculty of Civil Engineering, where he has served as the Chair of the Civil Engineering Department from 1999 to 2005 and is currently a professor of Civil Engineering.  

His areas of expertise include traffic flow theory, energy and emissions models, traffic surveillance systems, intelligent transportation systems, toll pricing, emergency transportation management, and public transportation design and operations.  He also has also taught courses in highway geometric design, transportation engineering, traffic engineering, stochastic modeling, traffic flow theory, mass transit planning and design, and systems engineering. 

Ardekani has served on a number of national committees including the TRB Committees on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics, Alternative Transportation Fuels, and Time-Sensitive Response and Incident Management as well as the International Committee on Engineering Design and Automation, the ASCE Subcommittee on Human-Powered Transportation, and the ASCE Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering.  He is also a charter member of the ASCE Transportation and Development Institute and has served as a member of the Board of ITS Texas.  He is also a member the American Society of Engineering Education and has served as an Associate Editor for the Transportation Science Journal as well as the Journal of Transportation Research-A.  He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and Virginia.

judy-lefloretrue1511291905448higginsJudy LeFlore/members/2014/judy-lefloreacademysite://academy/members/2014/judy-leflorehiggins1461861049527mmitmoag1477604924278Dr. Judy LeFloreAssociate Dean for Simulation and Technology College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Judy Leflore, Ph.D, RN, NNP-BC, CPNP, AC & PC, ANEF, FAAN:  Dr. Leflore is a Professor of Nursing atUT Arlington, College of Nursing (UTACON).  She serves as the Associate Dean and Chair for GraduateNursing Programs,  Simulation and Technology and as the Director of Pediatric, Acute Care Pediatricand Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Programs. She teaches courses in her areas of expertise, pediatricand neonatal care. Dr. Leflore is an international expert on medical simulation.  Her work has beenpresented in Florence, Italy, Madrid Spain, and Shanghai China. Dr. LeFlore has received National andInternational awards.  She is a respected author and funded researcher and the results of herresearch have been published in nursing, medical and technology peer review journals.

2013true/members/2013academysite://academy/members/2013higgins1460565351602higgins1460565351602robert-kunovichtrue1511291905448higginsRobert Kunovich/members/2013/robert-kunovichacademysite://academy/members/2013/robert-kunovichhiggins1460645899745mmitmoag1477604721989Dr. Robert KunovichAssociate ProfessorSociology

Robert M. Kunovich, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Arlington, Associate Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Director of the Sociology Program. He conducts research in the areas of comparative race, ethnicity, and nation; political sociology; and social stratification and inequality. His research focuses on the public reception of immigrants as well as changes in social and political attitudes in Eastern Europe. He has published articles in journals, such as American Sociological Review, International Migration Review, and Social Forces. His research has been supported by the Global Research Institute at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Professor Kunovich teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in research methodology and statistics as well as substantive courses in ethnic conflict and risk. He is the recipient of the 2012 College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teacher Award. Professor Kunovich is also an Associate Member of Cross-national Studies: Interdisciplinary Research and Training Program (The Ohio State University and the Polish Academy of Sciences) and teaches advanced statistics workshops in Poland covering multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling.

rebecca-hegartrue1511291905448higginsRebecca Hegar/members/2013/rebecca-hegaracademysite://academy/members/2013/rebecca-hegarhiggins1460570209671mmitmoag1477604688394Dr. Rebecca HegarProfessorSchool of Social Work

Rebecca Hegar grew up in Texas, Georgia, Japan, New Jersey, Virginia, and Germany, due to her father’s military career. Rebecca studied at the University of Texas at Austin (BA, 1972; MSSW, 1975). After working for several years in child protective services and other social work roles, she completed her doctorate in at Tulane University (1986) while already an Assistant Professor at Southern University in New Orleans. Dr. Hegar subsequently taught at the University of Maryland at Baltimore (1987-1996) where she served as Associate Dean (1994-1996) and spent a sabbatical in Freiburg, Germany (1993).

At UTA since 1997, Dr. Hegar teaches social policy, as well as courses in Community and Administrative Practice (CAP). The link here leads to Human Behavior in Macro Environments, a theory course she developed for CAP students. She has received Social Work’s Torgerson Teaching Award and been nominated for the UTA President’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2012). Dr. Hegar has served on the Editorial Boards of Child Welfare, Social Work Research, Progressive Human Services, and Comunitania (based in Spain). She was named the first U.S. Associate Editor for the British Journal of Social Work (2005-2012) and was offered the Fulbright/Masaryk Distinguished Chair in Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic for 2012/13 (declined due to family caregiving).

Dr. Hegar’s primary field remains public child welfare; secondary interests include child custody and social work history. She is co-author of When Parents Kidnap (Free Press, 1993) and co-editor of Kinship Foster Care (Oxford, 1999). Her scholarship has appeared in more than 25 different academic journals and 10 edited books and encyclopedias. She is Co-PI of a project funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to develop and administer state licensing exams for administrators of child placing agencies and residential facilities. She has been inducted into several academic honorary societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha, and Sigma Xi.

manfred-hubertrue1511291905448higginsManfred Huber/members/2013/manfred-huberacademysite://academy/members/2013/manfred-huberhiggins1460645188858mmitmoag1477604659121Dr. Manfred HuberAssociate ProfessorCollege of Engineering
2012true/members/2012academysite://academy/members/2012higgins1460647516594higgins1460647516594sanjiv-sabherwaltrue1511291905448higginsSanjiv Sabherwal/members/2012/sanjiv-sabherwalacademysite://academy/members/2012/sanjiv-sabherwalhiggins1460651112425higgins1511291222988Dr. Sanjiv SabherwalProfessorFinance and Real Estate

Sanjiv Sabherwal received a Ph.D. in Finance from Georgia Institute of Technology, an MBA from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He joined the Department of Finance and Real Estate at the College of Business at UT Arlington in 2004. He earlier served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island and also taught finance at Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to his Ph.D., he worked at an international management consulting firm, and contributed to projects sponsored by international funding institutions, such as the World Bank and the Danish International Development Agency.

Dr. Sabherwal's teaching interests include international finance, financial modeling, investments, and financial management. At UT Arlington, he received the Billy W. Turner Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2006-07 and the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2007-08, and was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2012. He was nominated by the College of Business at UT Arlington for the 2013-14 Piper Professor Award. He received the 2015 UT System Board of Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.

Dr. Sabherwal's research focuses on issues in international finance and corporate finance. He publishes research articles in journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Review, and Decision Sciences. He has also co-authored a textbook on international finance. His research activities have led to several recognitions, including research awards at UT Arlington and best research article awards.

james-alvareztrue1511291905448higginsJames A. Mendoza Epperson/members/2012/james-alvarezacademysite://academy/members/2012/james-alvarezhiggins1460647770925higgins1506091066208Dr. James A. Mendoza A?lvarezAssociate ProfessorMathematics

James A. Mendoza Álvarez received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the Mathematics Department in the College of Science at UT Arlington in 2001. His research and professional interests in mathematics education focus on mathematical problem solving, mathematics-specific technology, increasing access to mathematics through improved preparation of mathematics teachers, program development, and curriculum development. He is a six-time recipient of a UT Arlington Provost’s Research Excellence Award.

Dr. Álvarez’s teaching interests include calculus, geometry, analysis, and advanced courses in mathematics and mathematics-specific technology for secondary mathematics teachers. His research and teaching have been supported by several grants from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Education, the Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. These grants, totaling over $6 million, support projects which include efforts aimed at increasing teacher content knowledge in mathematics, increasing student retention in gateway courses such as calculus and precalculus, linking mathematics taught in the K-12 schools to research in mathematics, and designing materials to support standards-based mathematics teacher preparation.

Dr. Álvarez’s many teaching honors include, the UT Arlington 2009 Innovations in Teaching Award, a 2010 UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, and the 2012 Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America’s Teaching Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

Dr. Álvarez is actively involved in the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the Texas Section of the MAA. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT)—a conference serving over 6,000 mathematics teachers in Texas each year. He served on the Advanced Placement Calculus Test Development Committee (2007-2010). He frequently lends his expertise in the writing and revising of mathematics standards, curriculum, and assessment for K-12 students at statewide and national levels.

frank-lewistrue1511291905448higginsFrank L. Lewis/members/2012/frank-lewisacademysite://academy/members/2012/frank-lewishiggins1460648105080higgins1506090748695Dr. Frank L. LewisProfessorElectrical Engineering

Frank L. Lewis received the BS in Electrical Engineering & Physics from Rice University in 1971, the MS in Aeronautical Engineering from Univ. West Florida in 1977, and the Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in 1981. He served in the U.S. Navy during 1971-1977, serving as Navigator aboard the frigate USS Trippe (FF-1075), and Executive Officer and Acting Commanding Officer aboard USS Salinan (ATF-161). He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and a Chartered Engineer with the United Kingdom Engineering Council. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of IFAC, and a Fellow of the U.K. Institute of Measurement & Control. He is the Editor of the Taylor & Francis book series in Automation & Control Engineering. Dr. Lewis is the recipient of awards including a Fulbright Research Award, the Int. Neural Network Society Gabor Award, the Neural Network Pioneer Award, and the American Society of Engineering Education F.E. Terman Award. He received the IEEE Control Systems Society Best Chapter Award (as Founding Chairman). He received the IEEE Dallas Section "Outstanding Service Award" in 1994, and was selected as Engineer of the Year in 1995 by the Ft. Worth IEEE Section. He served on NASA Committee on Space Station. Founding Member of Mediterranean Control Association. Received the 2010 IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award and the 2010 UTA Graduate Dean’s Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Award.

Dr. Lewis has graduated 40 Ph.D. students, including 3 NSF Career Awardees. He is the author or co-author of 6 U.S. patents, 250 journal papers, 360 referred published conference papers, 52 book chapters, and 14 books including Optimal Control,Optimal Estimation, Applied Optimal Control and Estimation, Aircraft Control and Simulation, Control of Robot Manipulators, and Neural Network Control.

His current research interests focus on nonlinear control systems, networked dynamical agents on communication graphs, multi-player game theory, and adaptive learning systems.

barbara-raudonistrue1511291905448higginsBarbara M. Raudonis/members/2012/barbara-raudonisacademysite://academy/members/2012/barbara-raudonishiggins1460648474545higgins1506090714665Dr. Barbara M. RaudonisAssociate ProfessorCollege of Nursing and Health Innovation x4876

Barbara M. Raudonis began her professional nursing career in 1978 as an Officer in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service at Fort Defiance Indian Hospital on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Her passion for gerontological nursing and care of the dying grew from “seeds planted” during that time of service.

Dr. Raudonis graduated from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (B.A. biology), University of Maryland at Baltimore (M.S. pathology), Catholic University of America (BSN), University of Colorado Health Sciences (M.S. nursing) and University of Texas at Austin (PhD nursing). Her post-doctoral fellowship was an Institutional National Research Service Award: Research Training in Nursing Care of Older Persons, Oregon Health Sciences University. She completed the Summer Genetics Institute on the NIH Campus in 2006. As a core faculty member of the College of Nursing’s Genomic Translational Research Laboratory she integrated genomics into her program of research and co-teaches genetics/genomics related elective courses in the college. Dr. Raudonis was selected as a member of the first cohort of the Palliative Nursing Leadership Institute in 2012.

Dr. Raudonis joined the faculty of the College of Nursing in 1997. She taught gerontological nursing courses in both the BSN and RN-BSN programs. Her primary teaching responsibilities are now in the MSN and PhD programs. Dr. Raudonis holds the Myrna R. Pickard Professorship. She also holds fellowship status in the National Gerontological Nurses Association and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Dr. Raudonis was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2012.

2011true/members/2011academysite://academy/members/2011higgins1460652020600higgins1460652020600victoria-farrar-myerstrue1511291905448higginsVictoria A. Farrar-Myers/members/2011/victoria-farrar-myersacademysite://academy/members/2011/victoria-farrar-myershiggins1460652780798mmitmoag1477604499291Dr. Victoria A. Farrar-MyersProfessorDepartment of Political Science 272-2991

Victoria A. Farrar-Myers, Ph.D. is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington. She specializes in the American presidency, presidential-congressional relations, separation of powers, and campaign finance reform. Among her many publications, Dr. Farrar-Myers is the author of Scripted for Change: The Institutionalization of the American Presidency (Texas A&M Press), the co-author of Legislative Labyrinth: Congress and Campaign Finance Reform (CQ Press) and Limits and Loopholes: The Quest for Money, Free Speech and Fair Elections (CQ Press), and the co-editor of Corruption and American Politics (Cambria Press). Her research has been published in such journals as Political Research Quarterly, Congress & the Presidency, and White House Studies, and been supported by a grant from the Dirksen Congressional Center.

During 1997-1998, she served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, working on the legislative staff of Rep. Christopher Shays (CT). From 2005-2007, Dr. Farrar-Myers served as the coordinator for developing UT Arlington’s Quality Enhancement Plan, a campus-wide initiative designed to enhance student learning at the University, and prior to that was Associate Dean of the UT Arlington’s Honors College. Among her many teaching honors, she was the recipient of the 2001 University of Texas at Arlington's Chancellor's Council Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2005 Arlington Star-Telegram Service Learning Award and the 2007 Honors College Faculty Award, and was named the TexasFaculty Member of the Year in 2007 by the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators. She regularly provides commentary for local and national media outlets.

martha-manntrue1511291905448higginsMartha A. Mann/members/2011/martha-mannacademysite://academy/members/2011/martha-mannhiggins1460653393093mmitmoag1477604471794Dr. Martha A. MannAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Psychology

Martha Mann received her diploma as a Registered Nurse from the Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing in Worcester, Massachusetts. She then received her Bachelor’s degree from Anna Maria College (AMC) in Paxton, Massachusetts, majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology. While still practicing nursing, she obtained a Masters in Counseling Psychology from AMC, and then went on to earn her Ph.D. in Psychology through the Biopsychology program at the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. Mann still maintains her R.N. license in Texas mainly so she may volunteer at community events that require first aid staff.

Dr. Mann has enjoyed teaching and doing research at UT Arlington since 1983. She has taught many different courses in Psychology, some cross-listed with Biology including Human Sexuality, Drugs & Behavior, Behavioral Endocrinology, Behavior Genetics, Developmental Psychobiology, and Design & Statistics. Dr. Mann has been an active member of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology. She was inducted into the honor society, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, and currently serves as President Emeritus of the local chapter. Dr. Mann has served as the University’s Director of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program, a National Science Foundation initiative dedicated to the representation of historically under-represented persons in science and engineering fields.

Dr. Mann is currently researching the development and behavior of sea turtles, applying everything she ever learned about the biological basis of behavioral development to these beleaguered species. She also conducts research on the teaching of psychology, a passion that leaves little time for the usual list of hobbies. Dr. Mann would like to pursue screenplay writing and has taken several continuing education courses toward this end. She really believes in being a “lifelong” learner!

cy, as well as courses in Community and Administrative Practice (CAP). The link here leads to Human Behavior in Macro Environments, a theory course she developed for CAP students. She has received Social Work’s Torgerson Teaching Award and been nominated for the UTA President’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2012). Dr. Hegar has served on the Editorial Boards of Child Welfare, Social Work Research, Progressive Human Services, and Comunitania (based in Spain). She was named the first U.S. Associate Editor for the British Journal of Social Work (2005-2012) and was offered the Fulbright/Masaryk Distinguished Chair in Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic for 2012/13 (declined due to family caregiving).

Dr. Hegar’s primary field remains public child welfare; secondary interests include child custody and social work history. She is co-author of When Parents Kidnap (Free Press, 1993) and co-editor of Kinship Foster Care (Oxford, 1999). Her scholarship has appeared in more than 25 different academic journals and 10 edited books and encyclopedias. She is Co-PI of a project funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to develop and administer state licensing exams for administrators of child placing agencies and residential facilities. She has been inducted into several academic honorary societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha, and Sigma Xi.

jamie-rogerstrue1511291905448higginsJamie Rogers/members/2011/jamie-rogersacademysite://academy/members/2011/jamie-rogershiggins1460654483224higgins1506090843791Dr. Jamie Rogers, P.E.ProfessorIndustrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Jamie Rogers earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering (Honors Scholar) from University of Missouri at Columbia in 1979, an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from UT Arlington in 1981 and a Ph.D. Industrial Engineering from UT Arlington in 1985. Dr. Rogers is Associate Chair, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering and has served on the UT Arlington faculty since 1994. She was responsible for the creation of the M.S. Logistics Program, which was approved by the UT-System Board of Regents in 1999 and has served as Graduate Advisor since that time.

Dr. Rogers is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and prior to joining academia she worked at Texas Instruments (1979 – 1994) in various engineering and management positions in defense electronics and semiconductor business areas. Her research interests include the design and analysis of manufacturing systems, logistics, sustainability, strategic planning, engineering education, and infrastructure/integration issues relating to agile virtual enterprises. She has successfully supervised 26 Ph.D. dissertations and published over 100 peer reviewed papers worldwide and continues to work with many prior students who are now teaching at respected universities around the world.

Dr. Rogers has played key roles in ABET for many years: IE Program Evaluator since 1991, Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) 1999-2004, International Activities Council (INTAC) 2004-2008, and ABET Board of Directors (2009-present). She has been an active member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (Senior Member and Faculty Advisor for UT Arlington Student Chapter), American Society for Engineering Education, AAUW, Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Pi Mu, Omega Rho, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Order of the Engineer. She has served the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Member of the Tuning Oversight Council for Engineering (2010-2011) and currently serves on the UT System - Systems Engineering in Healthcare Steering Committee (2011).

christopher-conwaytrue1511291905448higginsChristopher B. Conway/members/2011/christopher-conwayacademysite://academy/members/2011/christopher-conwayhiggins1460652359134higgins1506090818715Dr. Christopher B. ConwayAssociate ProfessorModern Languages

Christopher Conway is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages, and an Associate Professor of Spanish. Dr. Conway has published widely on nineteenth-century Latin American culture, on topics such as the cultural history of homosexuality in Mexico, the representation of indigenous peoples in Mexican and Latin American culture, the intellectual history of nationalism, the representation of women, the history of print, and Latin American humor. He is the author of Nineteenth-Century Spanish America: A Cultural History (Vanderbilt University Press, 2015), a survey that encompasses the largely forgotten history of art, dance, music, literature, and bloodsports in countries as diverse as Argentina, Peru, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela, among others. Dr. Conway's previous publications include the book The Cult of Bolívar in Latin American Literature (University Press of Florida, 2003), the edited books Peruvian Traditions (Oxford University Press, 2004) and The U.S. Mexico War: A Binational Reader (Hackett Publishing, 2010), among numerous articles and book chapters. Dr. Conway has received several teaching awards, including the UT System Regents Award, and has a consistent record of service to the department of Modern Languages, the College of Liberal Arts, and the University. well as courses in Community and Administrative Practice (CAP).

2010true/members/2010academysite://academy/members/2010higgins1460655807535higgins1460655807535stacy-alaimotrue1511291905448higginsStacy Alaimo/members/2010/stacy-alaimoacademysite://academy/members/2010/stacy-alaimohiggins1460656053870mmitmoag1477603977474Dr. Stacy AlaimoProfessorEnglish

Stacy Alaimo earned her Master’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her PhD in English (along with a Certificate in Critical Theory) at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in multicultural literatures of the United States; introduction to textual analysis and interpretation; critical theory; feminist theory; cultural studies; environmental literature, film, and theory, and science studies at The University of Texas at Arlington. She was awarded the Alicia Wilkerson Smotherman Faculty Award in 2009 and the Chancellor's Council Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching in 2008. She directs, and has directed, many Master’s theses and doctoral dissertations, and has served as an external reader for dissertations, both nationally and internationally. She currently serves as the academic co-chair of the University’s Sustainability Committee.

Dr. Alaimo has published widely on American literature, environmental humanities, science studies, and feminist theory. Her publications include Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space (Cornell 2000); Material Feminisms, edited with Susan J. Hekman (Indiana 2008), and Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self (Indiana 2010). She has been invited to give plenary and symposium talks across the globe and was a Quadrant Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota, fall of 2009. She is currently working on a book tentatively titled Sea Creatures and the Limits of Animal Studies: Science, Aesthetics, Ethics.

At UTA since 1997, Dr. Hegar teaches social policy, as well as courses in Community and Administrative Practice (CAP). The link here leads to Human Behavior in Macro Environments, a theory course she developed for CAP students. She has received Social Work’s Torgerson Teaching Award and been nominated for the UTA President’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2012). Dr. Hegar has served on the Editorial Boards of Child Welfare, Social Work Research, Progressive Human Services, and Comunitania (based in Spain). She was named the first U.S. Associate Editor for the British Journal of Social Work (2005-2012) and was offered the Fulbright/Masaryk Distinguished Chair in Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic for 2012/13 (declined due to family caregiving).

Dr. Hegar’s primary field remains public child welfare; secondary interests include child custody and social work history. She is co-author of When Parents Kidnap (Free Press, 1993) and co-editor of Kinship Foster Care (Oxford, 1999). Her scholarship has appeared in more than 25 different academic journals and 10 edited books and encyclopedias. She is Co-PI of a project funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to develop and administer state licensing exams for administrators of child placing agencies and residential facilities. She has been inducted into several academic honorary societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha, and Sigma Xi.

donald-granvoldtrue1511291905448higginsDonald K. Granvold/members/2010/donald-granvoldacademysite://academy/members/2010/donald-granvoldhiggins1460738574160mmitmoag1477603849364Dr. Donald K. GranvoldProfessorSchool of Social Work

Donald K. Granvold earned a B.A. Degree in Social Studies in 1965 from Graceland College, a Masters in Social Work in 1970 from the University of Iowa, and Doctorate in Social Foundations of Education in 1975 from the University of Iowa. He has been a member of UT Arlington’s School of Social Work since 1974, during which time he has served at MSSW Program Director and Associate Dean.

Dr. Granvold has taught Direct Practice courses since 1975. In 1976, he developed the first course in Cognitive Intervention methods in a school of Social Work. He has been a leader in the advancement of cognitive treatment methods particularly as they are applied to couples treatment and divorce. More recently he has become a leader in promoting Constructivist Psychotherapy theory and treatment methodology. The author of over 50 book chapters and articles, he is editor of Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment: Methods and Applications, and is on the editorial board of Social Work. Having maintained a part-time private psychotherapy practice since 1975, he is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. The only Social Worker to receive a 1998-99 van Ameringen Foundation Fellowship to study at The Beck Institute, Dr. Granvold is a Founding Fellow in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. His research interests include the application of cognitive-behavioral and constructivist intervention methods in the treatment of depression in adults, couples problems, divorce, and sexual dissatisfaction.

charles-chiassontrue1511291905448higginsCharles C. Chiasson/members/2010/charles-chiassonacademysite://academy/members/2010/charles-chiassonhiggins1460737030601mmitmoag1477603830625Dr. Charles C. ChiassonAssociate Professor and Director of the Classical Studies ProgramDepartment of Philosophy and Humanities

Charles C. Chiasson received his B.A. (1974), M. A. (1976), and Ph.D. (1979) degrees in Classical Languages and Literature from Yale University. Before coming to The University of Texas at Arlington he taught for two years each at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Yale University. Drawn by the lure of gainful employment at a major university and the proximity of a major league baseball franchise, he rode west to join the UT Arlington faculty in 1983 as Director of the Classical Studies Program. He nurtures wistful memories of playing left field for the History Department’s “Wayback Machine” in the Faculty/Staff Summer Softball League, and somewhat harsher memories of the knee surgery that led to his premature retirement.

Dr. Chiasson’s research interests focus on the literature of the Greek archaic period, especially the interaction between Greek poetry and prose. In addition to numerous reviews, he has published several articles on Herodotus, the so-called “Father of History,” and his reception of the Greek poetic tradition, including an essay that was awarded the Gildersleeve Prize as the best article published by the American Journal of Philology for 2005. Dr. Chiasson is currently working on a comprehensive study of the relationship between Herodotus and the Greek poets, detailing the debt owed by Greek historiography to epic, lyric, and tragic poetry. He has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and from Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D. C.

carl-lovelytrue1511291905448higginsCarl J. Lovely/members/2010/carl-lovelyacademysite://academy/members/2010/carl-lovelyhiggins1460739173854mmitmoag1477603806575Dr. Carl J. LovelyProfessorDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Lovely is a native of the UK and grew up in the small brewery town of Burton-on-Trent, in central England. He attended The University of Birmingham where he obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry in 1987 and remained there to conduct Ph.D. studies with Professor W. Brian Jennings on oxaziridine chemistry (1990). After a postdoctoral stay, supported by a Royal Society Fellowship at the Organisches-Chemisches Institut der Universität Heidelberg with Prof. Klaus Weinges (1991), he then moved to the US, where he did postdoctoral work first with Prof. Leo Paquette (1992-93, Department of Chemistry) and then Prof. Robert Brueggemeier (1993-96, College of Pharmacy), both at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Lovely moved to The University of Texas at Arlington as an assistant professor in 1996 and was subsequently promoted to associate professor in 2002, and full professor in 2008. His research interests include the development of synthetic methods for heterocycle synthesis, mostly focused on imidazole chemistry. A second area of activity revolves around the discovery and development of transition metal-mediated and -catalyzed reactions. The overarching goal of this methods development is the application of these new reactions to natural products total synthesis.

y, as well as courses in Community and Administrative Practice (CAP). The link here leads to Human Behavior in Macro Environments, a theory course she developed for CAP students. She has received Social Work’s Torgerson Teaching Award and been nominated for the UTA President’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2012). Dr. Hegar has served on the Editorial Boards of Child Welfare, Social Work Research, Progressive Human Services, and Comunitania (based in Spain). She was named the first U.S. Associate Editor for the British Journal of Social Work (2005-2012) and was offered the Fulbright/Masaryk Distinguished Chair in Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic for 2012/13 (declined due to family caregiving).

Dr. Hegar’s primary field remains public child welfare; secondary interests include child custody and social work history. She is co-author of When Parents Kidnap (Free Press, 1993) and co-editor of Kinship Foster Care (Oxford, 1999). Her scholarship has appeared in more than 25 different academic journals and 10 edited books and encyclopedias. She is Co-PI of a project funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to develop and administer state licensing exams for administrators of child placing agencies and residential facilities. She has been inducted into several academic honorary societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha, and Sigma Xi.

bill-corleytrue1511291905448higginsBill Corley/members/2010/bill-corleyacademysite://academy/members/2010/bill-corleyhiggins1460737923899mmitmoag1477603789191Dr. Bill Corley, P.E.ProfessorIndustrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Bill Corley earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech in 1966, an M.S. in Information Science from Georgia Tech in 1968, a Ph.D. in systems engineering from the University of Florida in 1971, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from UT Arlington in 1997. Having worked at IBM and McDonnell Douglas Astronautics in the space program during the late 1960’s, he began his career at UT Arlington as an assistant professor in 1971.

Dr. Corley is a co-founder of COSMOS (Center on Stochastic Modeling, Optimization, & Statistics), the originator and coordinator of the COE Dirty Dozen Puzzle Contest during Engineering Week each year, and the 2005 recipient of the COE Lockheed Martin Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2006-07, he received a Faculty Development Leave to study a new approach to solving linear programming problems.

Dr. Corley’s research areas include optimization, game theory, network analysis, statistics, and stochastic processes. For example, he has recently developed some constraint selection techniques that appear to be the most efficient solution approach for solving large-scale linear programs. Other recent work defines new equilibria in game theory to address unresolved issues with the standard ones.

2009true/members/2009academysite://academy/members/2009higgins1460739206200higgins1460739206200lauri-jensen-campbelltrue1511291905448higginsLauri Jensen-Campbell/members/2009/lauri-jensen-campbellacademysite://academy/members/2009/lauri-jensen-campbellhiggins1460739314981mmitmoag1477603761873Dr. Lauri Jensen-CampbellAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Psychology

Lauri Jensen-Campbell received her PhD in psychology from Texas A&M University in 1995.  Before coming to the University of Texas at Arlington, where she presently is an associate professor, Lauri was an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University (Davie, FL).  She was recognized for her teaching at Florida Atlantic University twice (Teaching Incentive Program Award (1998) and Distinguished Teacher of the Year, College of Liberal Arts (1997-1998)).  Since 1997, Dr. Jensen-Campbell has also co-authored poster and paper presentations with 68 different undergraduate students. She has also co-authored conference posters and papers with 13 graduate students. In addition, Lauri has served as the mentor for 14 undergraduate honors theses, with 10 of those thesis projects being conducted at UT Arlington.  She has also served on 18 thesis/dissertation committees while at UT Arlington.  Finally, she has been or is currently the chair of 13 thesis/dissertation committees at UT Arlington.  

Her  research is located at the intersection of personality, social, developmental, psychophysiological and health psychology; she has authored or co-authored papers in these areas for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Personality, Journal of Research in Personality, the Cambridge Handbook of Personality,Encyclopediaof Social Psychology, and Encyclopediaof Human Relations.  She is currently co-editing a book with Geoff MacDonald on Social Pain: A Neuroscientific, Social, and Health Psychology Analysis (American Psychological Association),which will provide the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary work on social pain.   Since coming to UT Arlington, she has received funding from the National Science Foundation, Timberlawn Psychiatric Research Foundation, and the Marchionne Research Foundation.  Current research involves both theoretical and empirical research on peer victimization in adolescence and how some adolescents may be more susceptible to the influence of victimization than are others.

harry-reedertrue1511291905448higginsHarry Reeder/members/2009/harry-reederacademysite://academy/members/2009/harry-reederhiggins1460739819020mmitmoag1477603734742Dr. Harry ReederProfessorDepartment of Philosophy and Humanities

Harry P. Reeder received his B.A. with High Honors in Liberal Arts and Distinction in Philosophy from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1968. He went on to earn an M.A. (1975) and a Ph.D. (1977) in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo, Ontario. Before coming to UTA he taught at the University of Guelph (Ontario), Wilfrid Laurier University (Ontario) and the University of Alberta (Alberta). He joined the Philosophy faculty at UT Arlington in 1982, and he has subsequently taught at several universities in Colombia, S.A. His research interests include the philosophy of language, the philosophy of science, and critical thinking, especially from a phenomenological and hermeneutic point of view. He has presented research in eight countries on four continents and his work has been published in four languages. His publications range from the relation between language, concepts, logic and history to natural and social scientific method and transcultural communication. He was awarded the University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1991, and the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award in 2007.

carolyn-casontrue1511291905448higginsCarolyn Cason/members/2009/carolyn-casonacademysite://academy/members/2009/carolyn-casonhiggins1460739462574mmitmoag1477603708586Dr. Carolyn CasonProfessor and Associate Dean for ResearchCollege of Nursing and Health Innovation

Dr. Cason received her diploma in nursing in 1965, her baccalaureate degree in 1967, her master’s degree in nursing in 1972, and her PhD in 1972 in Educational Psychology. She has over 30 years of experience teaching in undergraduate and graduate nursing education. In 1997, Dr. Cason joined the College of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington where she provided leadership in creating the research infrastructure needed to support the College of Nursing PhD program and was instrumental in defining and implementing the program’s focus on healthcare for cultural diverse and vulnerable populations. She developed the model for the SMART HospitalTM (a virtual hospital in which high fidelity interactive manikins serve as patients) and, as co-founder, has successfully acquired funding for it from both private and governmental sources.  She is an active investigator with an ongoing funded program of research. In 2008 she received the Outstanding Research Achievement Award from the University of Texas at Arlington.  In 2009, she was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the University of Texas at Arlington.

anand-puppalatrue1511291905448higginsAnand Puppala/members/2009/anand-puppalaacademysite://academy/members/2009/anand-puppalahiggins1460739687885mmitmoag1477603679443Dr. Anand PuppalaProfessorDepartment of Civil Engineering

Dr. Anand Puppala is a professor of civil engineering and coordinator of the geotechnical engineering program at The University of Texas (UTA).  He joined UTA as an assistant professor in 1996 and was promoted to associate professor in 2001 and to professor in 2005.  He teaches a variety of geotechnical courses in the Civil Engineering Department and has developed five new courses (four graduate and one undergraduate).

Dr. Puppala has been actively involved with the National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board (TRB) since 1992.  He is the current chairman of the TRB committee on Soil and Rock Instrumentation (AFS 20) and is a member of two other TRB committees: Cementitious Stabilization (AFS80) and Exploration and Classification of Earth Materials (AFP20).  He served as chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Geotechnical Institute’s Engineering Geology and Site Characterization Committee from 2003-2006.  He also recently completed his term (2007-2009) as president of the United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER).

Dr. Puppala has authored or co-authored 6 book chapters, 43 journal publications, 30 ASCE and ASTM geotechnical special publications, 21 refereed conference papers, 48 conference papers and 22 technical reports.  He has supervised 11 doctoral and 30 masters students.   He has received numerous awards, including the CE Department's Best Teacher Award (twice), the College of Engineering’s Research Excellence Award in 2004-2005, and the College of Engineering’s Outstanding Young Faculty Award in 2000-2001.  He was also the recipient of the 2008 UTA award for Outstanding Advisor – Graduate Student Category.

Dr. Puppala currently serves as an editor for three prestigious journals, including the American Society of Testing Materials’ Geotechnical Testing Journal and the American Society of Civil Engineers’ journals of Materials, and Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.  He is also the deputy chief editor of Thomas Telford’s Ground Improvement Journal (UK) and has edited several books, including ASCE’s Geotechnical Special Publication on Site Characterization.

olicy, as well as courses in Community and Administrative Practice (CAP). The link here leads to Human Behavior in Macro Environments, a theory course she developed for CAP students. She has received Social Work’s Torgerson Teaching Award and been nominated for the UTA President’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2012). Dr. Hegar has served on the Editorial Boards of Child Welfare, Social Work Research, Progressive Human Services, and Comunitania (based in Spain). She was named the first U.S. Associate Editor for the British Journal of Social Work (2005-2012) and was offered the Fulbright/Masaryk Distinguished Chair in Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic for 2012/13 (declined due to family caregiving).

Dr. Hegar’s primary field remains public child welfare; secondary interests include child custody and social work history. She is co-author of When Parents Kidnap (Free Press, 1993) and co-editor of Kinship Foster Care (Oxford, 1999). Her scholarship has appeared in more than 25 different academic journals and 10 edited books and encyclopedias. She is Co-PI of a project funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to develop and administer state licensing exams for administrators of child placing agencies and residential facilities. She has been inducted into several academic honorary societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha, and Sigma Xi.

2008true/members/2008academysite://academy/members/2008higgins1460739834744higgins1460739834744norman-cobbtrue1511291905448higginsNorman H. Cobb/members/2008/norman-cobbacademysite://academy/members/2008/norman-cobbhiggins1460740135024mmitmoag1477603627072Dr. Norman H. CobbAssociate ProfessorSchool of Social Work

Dr. Norman Cobb has taught in the School of Social Work at UTA since 1989. Before UTA, he taught for five years at the University of North Texas.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Science in Social Work from UTA, a Masters Degree in Theology from St. Paul School of Theology, and a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from Texas Tech University.

Dr. Cobb has published in the areas of professional ethics, treatment of children, adolescents, families, couples; and domestic violence.

Dr. Cobb teaches courses in assessment and treatment of mental health clients and theories of human behavior. For seven years, he was the Director of the UTA Community Service Clinic where he supervised social work interns who provided clinical services to children and families. In the classroom he uses his therapeutic experience with clients to teach clinical skills to students.

During his career, Dr. Cobb has conducted research on critical thinking of clinical social workers, domestic violence, community policing, and juvenile probation.

Throughout the year, Dr. Cobb conducts workshops on the Texas State licensing exams, social work ethics, critical thinking for child welfare supervisors, parenting, bereavement, and depression in older adults.

Dr. Cobb is currently a member of the Faculty Senate, University Hearing Committee, and the infamous Parking Appeals Committee. In the School of Social Work, he is the chair of the Faculty Development and Review Committee. He has served as Associate Dean, and chaired the Faculty Assembly, Curriculum Committee, Professional Standards Committee, and Grade Appeal Committee.

At the graduation ceremony in May, 2008, Dr. Cobb received his sixth Torgerson Award for teaching in the graduate social work program. He also received the BSW Award for Teaching Excellence in 2007.

mary-bondtrue1511291905448higginsMary Lou Bond/members/2008/mary-bondacademysite://academy/members/2008/mary-bondhiggins1460739950142mmitmoag1477603571274Dr. Mary Lou BondProfessorNursing

Professor Mary Lou Bond is a graduate of Texas Christian University (BS), the University of Pittsburgh (MN), the University of Texas at Austin (PhD) and the College of Nurse Midwifery at El Centro Medico in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. She practiced nurse-midwifery in central Mexico before beginning her professional career as a faculty member which spans teaching at all educational levels. As an educational administrator, she served as Assistant Dean and Associate Dean, (University of Texas at Arlington) and as Interim Dean (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences). She was the founding Associate Dean of the PhD in Nursing Program at UTA.

Dr. Bond is the Samuel T. Hughes Professor of Nursing and Co-Director, Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health (CHSNH) at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). She also serves as Assistant Director, Center for Nursing Research and Coordinator for the PhD Mentoring Program. She was founder of the Challenge to Leadership Program, a forerunner of the UTA Hispanic Student Nurses' Association, and Co-Founder of the CHSNH (1996) which has the goal of fostering increased understanding between health providers and persons of Hispanic origin. Instrumental in the organization, implementation and dissemination of proceedings from a series of International "Crossing Borders" conferences, she has organized and led numerous educational programs to Mexico for healthcare students/professionals. She has served on the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals and Organizations' Technical Advisory Panel on Culture, Language and Health and the Board of Trustees for the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.

Professor Bond has received numerous awards including the Lucy Harris Linn Excellence in Teaching Award and the Minority Health Nursing Research Award from the Southern Nursing Research Society. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Nursing and the Academy of Nurse Educators of the National League for Nursing.

james-quicktrue1511291905448higginsJames Campbell Quick/members/2008/james-quickacademysite://academy/members/2008/james-quickhiggins1460740062825mmitmoag1477603533570Dr. James Campbell QuickJohn and Judy Goolsby Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Management

James Campbell (Jim) Quick is John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor. Jim was the 2008 Outstanding Honors College Faculty Award and thrice (1995, 2001, 2007) Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Foundation Nominee at UT Arlington. Jim earned an A.B. with Honors from Colgate University, where he was a George Cobb Fellow and Harvard Business School Association intern. Jim was awarded The Maroon Citation by the Colgate University Alumni Corporation at his 25th Reunion. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Houston and completed post-doctoral training in behavioral medicine at Harvard Medical School and in combat stress at The UT Health Sciences Center at San Antonio.

Jim served 25 commissioned years in the United States Air Force and is a graduate of the Air War College. Colonel Quick was awarded The Legion of Merit as the Senior USAF Reserve Officer to the Commander, San Antonio Air Logistics Center, Kelly Air Force Base.

Jim was honored with the 2002 Harry and Miriam Levinson Award by the American Psychological Foundation for his consulting with leaders and executives to create humane organizations. He has over 100 publications in 10 languages and co-authored the theory of preventive stress management. He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Institute of Stress, and was awarded a 2001 APA Presidential Citation. He was APA's stress expert to the National Academy of Sciences on National Health Objectives 2000 and is listed in Who's Who in the World (7th Edition).

Jim is a third generation Rotarian who was 2003-2004 President of the Great Southwest Rotary Club. He is married to the former Sheri Grimes Schember. Both are Paul Harris Fellows, members of the Silver Society, American Psychological Foundation, and members of the Chancellor’s Council of The University of Texas System.

elizabeth-morrowtrue1511291905448higginsElizabeth Morrow/members/2008/elizabeth-morrowacademysite://academy/members/2008/elizabeth-morrowhiggins1460992461555mmitmoag1477603509964Dr. Elizabeth MorrowProfessorDepartment of Music

Elizabeth Morrow joined the faculty at The University of Texas at Arlington in 1991, and was recently promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Music. She was awarded the degree Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performance from the University of Southern California under Eleonore Schoenfeld. She attended Indiana University, received an "artist's diploma" from the Conservatory of Music in Freiburg, Germany and a Master of Arts degree in Cello Performance from California State University Fresno.

Professor Morrow's repertoire extends beyond traditional classical periods and styles to incorporate jazz and 20th Century compositions, and she has a special interest in and commitment to performing newly-commissioned and lesser-known works in the cello repertoire. In support of that mission, Dr. Morrow released her solo compact disc, Soliloquy: Contemporary Works for Unaccompanied Cello, with Centaur Records in 1999.

As a recitalist and chamber musician, she has concertized extensively in Europe and North America. In fall 1999, Dr. Morrow released her first solo compact disc, Soliloquy: Contemporary Works for Unaccompanied Cello, with Centaur Records. In summer 2000 she was featured performing a selection from Soliloquy at the World Cello Congress III in Towson, Maryland. Dr. Morrow has enjoyed residencies in Mannheim, Germany and Seoul, Korea teaching numerous talented young students and performing. She has been a member of the jury for the Antonio Janigro International Junior Cello Competition in Porec, Croatia and the Rudolf Matz International Competition in Dubrovnik. Croatia. Dr. Morrow has presented her pedagogical approaches at the American String Teachers Association conferences, and the organizational journal AST has published several articles, including "Battling the Bridge," 2005 and "A Question of Balance," 2006. Elizabeth Morrow is a dedicated pedagogue and is founder/director of the Texas Cello Academy, an annual summer course and festival held at the University of Texas at Arlington.

2007true/members/2007academysite://academy/members/2007higgins1460992484632higgins1460992484632robert-woodstrue1511291905448higginsRobert L. Woods/members/2007/robert-woodsacademysite://academy/members/2007/robert-woodshiggins1460993558991mmitmoag1477603472256Dr. Robert L. WoodsProfessorDepartment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
rebecca-deentrue1511291905448higginsRebecca E. Deen/members/2007/rebecca-deenacademysite://academy/members/2007/rebecca-deenhiggins1460993087036mmitmoag1477603449946Dr. Rebecca E. DeenAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Political Science

Rebecca E. Deen is an associate professor of political science at the University of Texas at Arlington and, effective September 2008, Chair of the Department of Political Science. Her publication and research fields include the U.S. presidency, women in the political process and pedagogies in political science. She has published articles in Congress & The Presidency, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Judicature, PS: Political Science & Politics, Spectrum: The Journal of State Government, Women & Politics, State and Local Government Review. The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation and the Gerald R. Ford Foundation have supported her work with travel grants. She serves as a reviewer for many scholarly journals and publishers.

Professor Deen is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, among them the Arlington Star-Telegram Service Learning Faculty Award, the Chancellor's Council Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Golladay Award for Outstanding Teaching in the College of Liberal Arts. She often provides press commentary, and has been quoted in local and national newspapers.

larry-walthertrue1511291905448higginsLarry Walther/members/2007/larry-waltheracademysite://academy/members/2007/larry-waltherhiggins1463152979670mmitmoag1477603430495Dr. Larry WaltherProfessorDepartment of Accounting
Retired from the University. No information available.
jennifer-graytrue1511291905448higginsJennifer R. Gray/members/2007/jennifer-grayacademysite://academy/members/2007/jennifer-grayhiggins1460993362917mmitmoag1477603398502Dr. Jennifer R. GrayGeorge W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor of NursingCollege of Nursing and Health Innovation

Jennifer Gray has been a faculty member in the College of Nursing since 1989. Her teaching in the College of Nursing has included a beginning course on clinical skills, a nursing management for BSN seniors, a nursing theory course for RN-BSN students, and theory courses in the MSN and PhD programs. Along the way, she served as the Evaluation Coordinator for the school and was heavily involved in the self study process leading to accreditation by the National League for Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Three years ago, she began her role as Associate Dean, PhD in Nursing Program. As the George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor, she is leading the Uganda Team of the North Texas Africa Health Initiative as they develop a proposal to fund a mobile clinic for a rural district in eastern Uganda. Dr. Gray's areas of research are spirituality, living with HIV/AIDS, and learning needs of health professionals related to HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Gray was raised in Oklahoma on a wheat farm, learning to love the land and work hard. She developed her teaching skills early through church and 4-H activities. Her BSN was earned as part of a collaborative process between the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma Christian University. Following graduation, she was a missionary nurse in a mobile clinic in Cameroon for 20 months. She earned her Masters in Nursing Science from UT Arlington with a focus on adult health and teaching. Her PhD in Nursing is from Texas Woman's University in Denton. Before she was inducted in to the Academy, she received university teaching awards for undergraduate teaching and distance education. She loves to engage students in creative teaching/learning activities and has a commitment to students and their personal/professional development.

2006true/members/2006academysite://academy/members/2006higgins1460993888480higgins1460993888480vincent-apiladotrue1511291905448higginsVincent Apilado/members/2006/vincent-apiladoacademysite://academy/members/2006/vincent-apiladohiggins1463152824619mmitmoag1477603327027Dr. Vincent ApiladoProfessorDepartment of Finance and Real Estate
Retired from the University. No information available
donald-mcconnelltrue1511291905448higginsDonald K. McConnell, Jr./members/2006/donald-mcconnellacademysite://academy/members/2006/donald-mcconnellhiggins1460994090665mmitmoag1477603307861Dr. Donald K. McConnell, Jr.Associate ProfessorDepartment of Accounting

Donald K. (Don) McConnell, Jr. is a Ph.D., CPA, and CFE with over three years of public accounting experience as an auditor in the Dallas office of KPMG, where he attained the position of supervising senior. He has published in Journal of AccountancyCPA JournalAuditing: A Journal of Practice and TheoryThe Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and FinanceInternal Auditor, and Journal of Business Research, in addition to other journals. He received editors' commendations for articles in both the January 2003 and September 2003 issues of Journal of Accountancy. He is also the author of Public Company Auditor Changes and Big Eight Firms: Disagreements and Other Issues, a book published by the University of Michigan Press.

He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and was recipient of the prestigious Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Distinguished Achievement Award in 2002. Don is an accounting professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he has received on multiple occasions the UT Arlington College of Business Administration Distinguished Professional Publication Award and Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award. In spring 2006, he was chosen to receive the UT Arlington Academy of Distinguished Teachers Award. The University of Texas at Arlington recognized him as being the Outstanding Student Organization Advisor in 1999.

david-silvatrue1511291905448higginsDavid J. Silva/members/2006/david-silvaacademysite://academy/members/2006/david-silvahiggins1460997111651mmitmoag1477603279453Dr. David J. SilvaVice Provost for Academic Affairs; Professor, LinguisticsDepartment of Linguistics and TESOL

David Silva received his A.B. magna cum laude in Linguistics from Harvard University in 1986. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Cornell University (1992), completing a dissertation on the interface among phonetics, phonology and syntax in the Korean language. As a graduate student at Cornell, he was an A.D. White Fellow (1986-88), a Buttrick-Crippen Fellow (1991-92), and a Fulbright Fellow, studying in Seoul, Korea during the academic year 1989-90. He was also the first linguist to receive Cornell's Clark Distinguished Teaching Award (1989).

Dr. Silva joined the Linguistics faculty at UT Arlington in 1993, eventually serving as department chair from 2000 to 2007. His research interests include the study of phonological and phonetic variation, sociolinguistics, phonological theory, and language attitudes. He has conducted research on Korean, European Portuguese, and Dinka / Nuer (Sudan). Appointed to the post of Vice Provost in August 2007, Dr. Silva oversees UT Arlington's Active Learning Initiative.

barbara-shipmantrue1511291905448higginsBarbara A. Shipman/members/2006/barbara-shipmanacademysite://academy/members/2006/barbara-shipmanhiggins1460994845579mmitmoag1477603254979Dr. Barbara A. ShipmanAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Mathematics

Barbara Shipman has been a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at UT Arlington since 1998. She received her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in mathematics from the University of Arizona and served on the mathematics faculty at the University of Rochester for three years. Dr. Shipman has presented her mathematical work at conferences in the United States, Canada, and Japan. Her work on the mathematics of the honeybee's dance language has been featured in Discover and on National Public Radio. Currently, she is working with colleagues on an interdisciplinary project designed to demonstrate a predicted relationship between electric charge and gravity that is expected to provide a new form of pollution-free energy and impact many areas of science and technology.

Dr. Shipman loves teaching. She has received five teaching awards at UT Arlington, including induction into the UT Arlington Academy of Distinguished Teachers and the Professor of the Year Award from UT Arlington's student mathematics club. Dr. Shipman is currently a joint coordinator with five faculty in a three-year program funded by the NSF that is filled with activities and mentoring designed to prepare undergraduate mathematics majors for the workforce and for graduate school. She also coordinates the Math Clinic, a popular on-campus tutoring center that serves 15 undergraduate mathematics courses.

2005true/members/2005academysite://academy/members/2005higgins1460996948238higgins1460996948238minerva-cordero-eppersontrue1511291905448higginsMinerva Cordero-Epperson/members/2005/minerva-cordero-eppersonacademysite://academy/members/2005/minerva-cordero-eppersonhiggins1460997572731mmitmoag1477603227857Dr. Minerva Cordero-EppersonAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Mathematics

Minerva Cordero-Epperson, PhD, received degrees in mathematics from the University of Puerto Rico (B.S.), the University of California at Berkeley (M.S.) and The University of Iowa (PhD). Prior to joining the faculty in the mathematics department at UT Arlington she was an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech University. She conducts research in the areas of Finite geometries and Combinatorics. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Security agency, and others. She has given numerous talks at national and international conferences. In 2006 she received a travel grant to present her research at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid, Spain.

Dr. Cordero-Epperson is a very dedicated teacher. She received several awards for her outstanding teaching including the prestigious President's Excellence in Teaching Award at Texas Tech University. She was a charter member of the Teaching Academy at Texas Tech and in 2005 was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2007 she received the Texas Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

Dr. Cordero-Epperson is concerned with diversity in the sciences at all levels of academia. She is involved in outreach activities to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in the mathematical sciences. During the last three years she received funding from the Mathematical Association of America and the National Science Foundation to host a summer research program for undergraduate minority students at UT Arlington. Nationally she serves at Governor-at-Large for Minority Interests for the Mathematical Association of America.

james-robinsontrue1511291905448higginsJames V. Robinson/members/2005/james-robinsonacademysite://academy/members/2005/james-robinsonhiggins1461076304690mmitmoag1477686819114Dr. James V. RobinsonProfessorDepartment of Biology
James Robinson received his Ph.D. degree from Utah State University in 1979. His research involves the evolutionary ecology of aquatic insects.
farhad-kamangartrue1511291905448higginsFarhad Kamangar/members/2005/farhad-kamangaracademysite://academy/members/2005/farhad-kamangarhiggins1460997805067mmitmoag1477603157642Dr. Farhad KamangarProfessorDepartment of Computer Science and Engineeringhttps://cse.uta.edu2005kamangar@uta.edu817-272-3617

Dr. Kamangar is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. He received the B.S.E.E. degree from University of Tehran, Iran in 1975 and the M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1977 and 1980, respectively. He joined the faculty of Computer Science and Engineering Department at UT Arlington as an Associate Professor in 1983. He was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2005. His research areas include digital signal processing, image processing, computer vision, neural networks, and computer graphics.

edith-barretttrue1511291905448higginsEdith J. Barrett/members/2005/edith-barrettacademysite://academy/members/2005/edith-barretthiggins1460997456576mmitmoag1477603139609Dr. Edith J. BarrettProfessorSchool of Urban and Public Affairs

Edith J. Barrett is a Professor in the University of Texas at Arlington's School of Urban and Public Affairs and is a member of the university's Academy of Distinguished Teachers. She has also held appointments at Brown University, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the University of Southern California's Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and has had a fellowship through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for study of political psychology in Cologne, Germany.

She has been a consultant on a variety of projects addressing urban issues, including the State of Texas Charter School Evaluation; a study for the Department of Housing and Urban Development examining Latinos' use of HUD-sponsored housing programs in El Paso; and a longitudinal evaluation of an urban residential drug treatment program for low-income teens. She was the principal investigator on a five-year study for the City of Fort Worth in which she evaluated the impacts forced relocation had on residents of a public housing development, and just recently, Edith and colleagues completed a National Science Foundation-funded study examining the role of urban public schools in mediating the potentially negative impact on youths forced to relocate following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Most of these professional experiences have revolved around her central research interest: how public policy shapes the lives of urban residents. Dr. Barrett holds a B.S. in Psychology from Baylor University and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Northwestern University.

abdul-rasheedtrue1511291905448higginsAbdul A. Rasheed/members/2005/abdul-rasheedacademysite://academy/members/2005/abdul-rasheedhiggins1460998089570higgins1507232771802Dr. Abdul A. RasheedProfessorDepartment of Management

Professor Abdul A. Rasheed received his B.Sc. degree from Kerala University in Trivandrum, India in 1972, his M.B.A. from Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, India in 1981, and his Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh in 1988. He joined the UT Arlington Department of Management in 1998.

Professor Rasheed's areas of research interest include strategic decision processes, environmental analysis, outsourcing, franchising, foreign market entry, international comparisons in strategy and governance, corporate disclosure, and corporate restructuring. Dr. Rasheed's research has appeared in journals such as Academy of Management ReviewStrategic Management JournalJournal of ManagementJournal of Management StudiesBritish Journal of ManagementJournal of Business EthicsJournal of Small Business ManagementJournal of Business ResearchManagement International ReviewAcademy of Management Executive, and International Business Review. He has also contributed chapters to several books in the strategy and international business areas.

Professor Rasheed's primary areas of teaching interests are strategic management and international business. Professor Rasheed has served as a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 1998-1999 and currently serves as a Visiting Faculty at the Great Lakes Institute of Management, India. He has taught in the DBA program of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and has guest lectured at Yonsei University, Korea, University of Porto, Portugal, and University of Belize. He has also taught in UT Arlington's Executive MBA Programs in China and Taiwan. Prior to joining academics, Dr. Rasheed spent a decade working in senior positions such as Manager, Indian Bank, Finance Executive, Crompton Greaves, Bombay, India, and Executive Assistant to the General Manager, Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, Bahrain.

Professor Rasheed has won several awards for his teaching and research. These include the FAR/Planning Forum Best Paper in Planning (1991), Distinguished Professional Publication Award (1993), Distinguished Research Publication Award Honorable Mention (1996), Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (2001), Best Paper Award at the 19th International Society of Franchising Conference, London (2005), Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (2006-2007) and the Distinguished and Sustained Record of Research Award (2007-2008). He was inducted into UT Arlington's Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2005.

2004true/members/2004academysite://academy/members/2004higgins1461076989159higgins1461076989159mary-crowtrue1511291905448higginsMary L. Crow/members/2004/mary-crowacademysite://academy/members/2004/mary-crowhiggins1461077303367mmitmoag1477603100810Dr. Mary L. CrowProfessorDepartment of Curriculum and Instruction 272-3339

Mary Lynn Crow is a licensed clinical psychologist in addition to being a Professor of Education. She has been at the University of Texas at Arlington for several decades during which time she has won each of the university’s major teaching awards. Along with Allan Saxe, she was one of the first two recipients of the AMOCO Outstanding Teacher Award at UTA (now called the Chancellor’s Council Award for Excellence in Teaching). It was the first award presented at UTA for outstanding teaching. She is also a Piper Professor of Texas and a member of the UTA Academy of Distinguished Teachers. While at UTA she has served as Director of UTA’s Faculty Development Resource Center which was the first center in Texas and one of the first five in the country devoted to improving instruction at the university level. While heading that center, she served as the international President of the Association composed of leaders of faculty and instructional developmentcenters at colleges and universities. She has also served as Interim Dean of the College of Education. Prior to coming to UTA, Dr. Crow was a teacher and guidance counselor in the public schools and was the Romper Room Teacher on the Romper Room International Television Kindergarten. In 2009, Dr. Crow was named an inaugural recipient of the University of Texas System Regents’ Oustanding Teaching Award. In 2013, she was named an inaugural member of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers, one of the only 12 professors in the UT System and the only professional educator.

mark-eakintrue1511291905448higginsMark Eakin/members/2004/mark-eakinacademysite://academy/members/2004/mark-eakinhiggins1461077667743mmitmoag1477603065121Dr. Mark EakinProfessorCollege of Business 272-3529
Dr. Eakin's primary research interests are in statistical education and applications of statistics. He is currently working on research on estimates of valid signatures in a petition 
doreen-elliotttrue1511291905448higginsDoreen Elliott/members/2004/doreen-elliottacademysite://academy/members/2004/doreen-elliotthiggins1461078106601mmitmoag1477603037992Dr. Doreen ElliottProfessorSchool of Social Work
2003true/members/2003academysite://academy/members/2003higgins1461079267015higgins1461079267015merlynd-nestelltrue1511291905448higginsMerlynd K. Nestell/members/2003/merlynd-nestellacademysite://academy/members/2003/merlynd-nestellhiggins1461079412106mmitmoag1477603007376Dr. Merlynd K. NestellProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences
General Invertebrate Paleontology and Micropaleontology; Late Paleozoic foraminifers and conodonts; Pennsylvanian and Permian biostratigraphy
josie-oquinntrue1511291905448higginsJosie O'Quinn/members/2003/josie-oquinnacademysite://academy/members/2003/josie-oquinnhiggins1461337488005mmitmoag1477602970693Dr. Josie O'QuinnProfessorCollege of Nursing and Health Innovation
bernard-fryetrue1511291905448higginsBernard Frye/members/2003/bernard-fryeacademysite://academy/members/2003/bernard-fryehiggins1461337407262mmitmoag1477601305722Dr. Bernard FryeProfessorSchool of Biology
allan-saxetrue1511291905448higginsAllan Saxe/members/2003/allan-saxeacademysite://academy/members/2003/allan-saxehiggins1461080038733mmitmoag1477601279797Dr. Allan SaxeAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Political Science

Regular contributor to various radio stations including Radio America, USA Radio, KRLD, and numerous Fox Radio Stations, and Public Radio. Interviewed by various newspapers both online and paper on continuing basis.

2002true/members/2002academysite://academy/members/2002higgins1461081078146higgins1461081078146lawrence-holdertrue1511291905448higginsLawrence Holder/members/2002/lawrence-holderacademysite://academy/members/2002/lawrence-holderhiggins1463152578572mmitmoag1477601238567Dr. Lawrence HolderProfessorDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering
No Longer Employed by The University of Texas at Arlington
john-diltztrue1511291905448higginsJohn D. Diltz/members/2002/john-diltzacademysite://academy/members/2002/john-diltzhiggins1461081947903mmitmoag1477601179616Dr. John D. DiltzProfessorDepartment of Finance and Real Estate
The study of how firms manage capital budgeting and capital structure functions.
2001true/members/2001academysite://academy/members/2001higgins1461082328556higgins1461082328556peggy-quinntrue1511291905448higginsPeggy Quinn/members/2001/peggy-quinnacademysite://academy/members/2001/peggy-quinnhiggins1463152459596mmitmoag1477601154164Dr. Peggy QuinnProfessorSchool of Social Work
Retired from the University. No information available
2000true/members/2000academysite://academy/members/2000higgins1461082412388higgins1461082412388joseph-ignagnitrue1511291905448higginsJoseph A. Ignagni/members/2000/joseph-ignagniacademysite://academy/members/2000/joseph-ignagnihiggins1461083808571mmitmoag1477601130438Dr. Joseph A. IgnagniProfessorDepartment of Political Science
jonathan-campbelltrue1511291905448higginsJonathan A. Campbell/members/2000/jonathan-campbellacademysite://academy/members/2000/jonathan-campbellhiggins1461082884817mmitmoag1477601105569Dr. Jonathan A. CampbellProfessorDepartment of Biology
I have undertaken extensive field investigations in North America, Central America, South America, and West Africa totaling over 100 months (1973–2015).  My field sites have taken me to almost every country in the Western Hemisphere, including Costa Rica (4 months), Guatemala (62 months), Mexico (35 months), and also Cameroon, West Africa (3 months).
1999true/members/1999academysite://academy/members/1999higgins1461082443755higgins1461082443755peggy-swansontrue1511291905448higginsPeggy E. Swanson/members/1999/peggy-swansonacademysite://academy/members/1999/peggy-swansonhiggins1461161688205mmitmoag1477601078428Dr. Peggy E. SwansonProfessor EmeritusDepartment of Finance and Real Estate
donald-kyletrue1511291905448higginsDonald G. Kyle/members/1999/donald-kyleacademysite://academy/members/1999/donald-kylehiggins1461084442941mmitmoag1477601045939Dr. Donald G. KyleProfessorDepartment of History

With a PhD in ancient history from McMaster University, Canada, I came to UTA and became an Assistant professor (1984-89), Assistant chair (1987- 94), Associate professor (1989-98), Department chair (1999-2006), and Full Professor (1998-present).

         My teaching honors include the Chancellor's Council Award for Excellence in Teaching at UTA (1990), and membership in the UTA Academy of Distinguished Teachers (1999). I also was twice an invited teaching professor at the International Olympic Academy in Greece.

         My strong publication record includes books such as Athletics in Ancient Athens, and Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome. My award-winning Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World of 2007 appeared in a second edition in 2015. I also have co-edited volumes including Sport History and Sport Mythology and a Companion to Ancient Sport and Spectacle(2014). I also have written numerous articles and book chapters on topics from Greek athletic prizes to Roman beast spectacles.

         As an internationally recognized expert on ancient sport and spectacles, I have delivered numerous invited lectures, e.g. at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Hood Museum at Dartmouth, the University of New Hampshire, the University of Kentucky, the Nicholson Museum in Sydney, Australia, and at Karl-Franzens Universität, Graz, Austria. I also have often been interviewed by the media (e.g. New York TimesWashington PostBBC Radio), and I have consulted on and appeared in History Channel shows on Roman gladiators and on the Ancient Olympics. I also have served on the editorial boards of three journals of sport history.

1998true/members/1998academysite://academy/members/1998higgins1461162136718higgins1461162136718roy-rubinstrue1511291905448higginsRoy Rubins/members/1998/roy-rubinsacademysite://academy/members/1998/roy-rubinshiggins1461337770540mmitmoag1477601015467Dr. Roy RubinsProfessorSchool of Physics
robert-neilltrue1511291905448higginsRobert Neill/members/1998/robert-neillacademysite://academy/members/1998/robert-neillhiggins1461337677578mmitmoag1477600985680Dr. Robert NeillProfessorSchool of Biology
lynn-petersontrue1511291905448higginsLynn Peterson/members/1998/lynn-petersonacademysite://academy/members/1998/lynn-petersonhiggins1461165061081mmitmoag1477600967580Dr. Lynn PetersonSr Assoc DeanCollege of Engineering

Dr. Lynn Peterson is Sr. Associate Dean of Engineering and Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.   Her Ph.D. is in Mathematical Sciences / Medical Computer Science from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.  For many years, she was coordinator of the Engineering First Year Experience courses, and for one of the pilot programs of the university’s Quality Enhancement Program for active learning in the engineering senior design courses.  She has been Program Director for the Nuclear Engineering Minor in the College of Engineering and with her co-PIs has received two recent grants from the Department of Energy for support of scholarships for students and laboratory equipment.  She was elected to the UT Arlington Academy of Distinguished Teachers.    She is the Principal Investigator on a grant from the National Science Foundation for AURAS, the Arlington Undergraduate Research-based Achievement for STEM collaboration as a combined  effort of the Colleges of Science and Engineering to increase retention of incoming first-time first-semester freshmen in these colleges.   She serves as Commissioner for the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. 

kenneth-roemertrue1511291905448higginsKenneth M. Roemer/members/1998/kenneth-roemeracademysite://academy/members/1998/kenneth-roemerhiggins1461166125294mmitmoag1477600921720Dr. Kenneth M. RoemerProfessorCollege of English Studies

KENNETH M. ROEMER (B.A., Harvard; M.A., Ph. D., Univ. of Pennsylvania), a Piper Professor of 2011, Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Distinguished Scholar Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, has received four NEH grants to direct Summer Seminars and has been a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow and a Visiting Professor in Japan. He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard and has lectured at twelve universities in Japan and in Vienna, Lisbon, Hong Kong, Montpellier, Dresden, and several cities in Italy, Brazil, Ireland, Canada, and Turkey. He was one of only three Americans selected to co-chair a seminar at the 2008 European Alpbach Forum in Austria. He is past President of the Society for Utopian Studies, founding Editor of Utopus Discovered, past Vice President and founding member of the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures (ASAIL), and past Chair of the American Indian Literatures and Late 19th- Early 20th-Century Divisions of the Modern Language Association (MLA). He has been Managing Editor of American Literary Realism(ALR) and Assistant Editor of American Quarterly. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Utopian StudiesSAIL, and ALR. He has served on the Advisory Board of PMLA and the Editorial Board of American Literature. His website Covers, Titles, and Tables:  The Formations of American Literary Canons, <> is the first website discussed in Martha L. Brogan’s A Kaleidoscope of Digital American Literature. His articles have appeared in journals such as American Literature, American Literary History, Modern Fiction Studies, Technology and Culture, Studies in American Indian Literatures (SAIL), and Utopian Studies. MLA published his Approaches to Teaching Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain(ed.); his Native American Writers of the United States (ed.) won a Writer of Year Award from Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. He has written four books on utopian literature: The Obsolete Necessity: America in Utopian Writings (which was nominated for a Pulitzer in American History by the Editor of the NY Times/Arno Press Utopian Literature Collection), America as Utopia (ed.), Build Your Own Utopia, and Utopian Audiences: How Readers Locate Nowhere. Favorable reviews of his scholarly books have appeared in academic journals, as well as the Chronicle of Higher Education and the [London] Times Literary Supplement. His collection of personal narratives, verse, and photography about Japan is entitled Michibata de Deatta Nippon (A Sidewalker's Japan). His co-edited Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature won a Writer of the Year Award from Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. In 2008 he received the Lyman Tower Sargent Distinguished Scholarship Award for lifetime achievement in scholarship, teaching, and service from the Society for Utopian Studies; in 2010 the Society named its teaching award after him. For nineteen years he has been a Faculty Advisor for the Native American Students Association at UT Arlington. In 2011 he was named a Piper Professor  (state-wide award), and he received one of the UT System’s Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards. In 2014 he was one of five UT System professors seleted for the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

karin-mccallumtrue1511291905448higginsKarin McCallum/members/1998/karin-mccallumacademysite://academy/members/1998/karin-mccallumhiggins1463152378737mmitmoag1477600882189Dr. Karin McCallumProfessorSchool of Communication
Retired from the University. No information available
1997true/members/1997academysite://academy/members/1997higgins1461165073711higgins1461165073711susan-grovetrue1511291905448higginsSusan Grove/members/1997/susan-groveacademysite://academy/members/1997/susan-grovehiggins1461337953550mmitmoag1477600812472Dr. Susan GroveProfessorSchool of Nursing
richard-ferriertrue1511291905448higginsRichard Ferrier/members/1997/richard-ferrieracademysite://academy/members/1997/richard-ferrierhiggins1461337877554mmitmoag1477600663284Dr. Richard FerrierProfessorSchool of Architecture


nancy-hadawaytrue1511291905448higginsNancy Hadaway/members/1997/nancy-hadawayacademysite://academy/members/1997/nancy-hadawayhiggins1461338018191mmitmoag1477600640168Dr. Nancy HadawayProfessorCollege of Education
1996true/members/1996academysite://academy/members/1996higgins1461334763614higgins1461334763614stanley-palmertrue1511291905448higginsStanley H. Palmer/members/1996/stanley-palmeracademysite://academy/members/1996/stanley-palmerhiggins1461335850615mmitmoag1477600621013Dr. Stanley H. PalmerProfessorDepartment of History
rod-hissongtrue1511291905448higginsRod Hissong/members/1996/rod-hissongacademysite://academy/members/1996/rod-hissonghiggins1461335720941mmitmoag1477600595871Dr. Rod HissongAssoc ProfSchool of Urban and Public Affairs
karen-heusinkveldtrue1511291905448higginsKaren Heusinkveld/members/1996/karen-heusinkveldacademysite://academy/members/1996/karen-heusinkveldhiggins1463152252183mmitmoag1477600555857Dr. Karen HeusinkveldProfessorSchool of Nursing
Retired from the University. No information available
GT-stevenstrue1511291905448higginsG.T. Stevens/members/1996/GT-stevensacademysite://academy/members/1996/GT-stevenshiggins1463152150060mmitmoag1477600523767Dr. G.T. StevensProfessorIndustrial, Manufacturing, & Systems Engineering
Retired from the University, no information available
elisabeth-cawthontrue1511291905448higginsElisabeth A. Cawthon/members/1996/elisabeth-cawthonacademysite://academy/members/1996/elisabeth-cawthonhiggins1461335483559mmitmoag1477594618161Dr. Elisabeth A CawthonAssociate Dean College of Liberal Arts