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UT Arlington Faculty

Dr. Maxine Adegbola

Dr. Maxine Adegbola

Dr. Adegbola received a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Masters of Science in Nursing from City University of …

Dr. Alicia Rueda-Acedo

Dr. Alicia Rueda-Acedo

Dr. Alicia Rueda-Acedo received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2005). She holds a Licenciatura (B.A/M.A.) in …

Dr. Amanda Alexander

Dr. Amanda Alexander

Dr. Amanda Alexander graduated from The Ohio State University (OSU) with a Ph.D. in Art Education and a focus in Cultural Policy and Arts Administration …

Dr. Karen Allmond

Dr. Karen Allmond has taught in the Texas public school system for 18 years. She has worked with the Arlington, Mansfield, and North East Independent …

Dr. Ifeoma A. Amah

Dr. Ifeoma A. Amah

Dr. Amah received her Bachelors and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is an assistant professor, who joined UTA in the …

Dr. Carla Amaro-Jiménez

Dr. Carla Amaro-Jiménez

Dr. Amaro-Jiménez holds an EdD and a MEd in Literacy with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from the University of …

Dr. Krystal K. Beamon

Dr. Krystal K. Beamon

Dr. Beamon received her Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. She is an assistant professor of sociology, who joined UTA in the fall …

Dr. Bonnie Boardman

Dr. Bonnie Boardman

Dr. Bonnie Boardman is a Senior Lecturer in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington. She holds a …

Priscila Caçola, Ph.D.

Priscila Caçola, Ph.D.

Dr. Priscila Caçola is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and the Director of the Developmental Motor Cognition Lab at the University of …

Dr. Colleen Casey

Dr. Colleen Casey

Dr. Colleen Casey is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas …

Dan Cavanagh

Dan Cavanagh

Dan Cavanagh is a composer and pianist who has garnered numerous awards in both areas. He is an honorary fellow of the National Academy of …

Dr. Larry Chonko

Dr. Larry Chonko

Professor Chonko is author or co-author of 15 books. He has also served as editor of the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management. Author …

Mark Clive

Mark Clive

Mark Clive has been a leader in the fields of motion graphics, animation, and visual effects in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 1993. His commercial …

Dr. Christopher Conway

Dr. Christopher Conway

Dr. Christopher Conway received his Ph.D. in Literature, with a concentration in Latin American literature, from the University of California, San Diego (1996). He is …

Dr. Courtney Cronley

Dr. Courtney Cronley

Dr. Cronley completed a Ph.D. in social work at the University of Tennessee in 2009, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center of Alcohol Studies …

Dr. Jaya Davis

Dr. Jaya Davis

Dr. Davis received a Ph.D. in Juvenile Justice from Prairie View A&M University is 2010. In addition, Dr. Davis holds a B.S. in psychology and …

Dr. Norma Isa Figueroa

Dr. Norma Isa Figueroa

Dr. Norma Isa Figueroa received a Ph. D. in History and a BA in Environmental Design at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, and a …

Dr. Fred A. Forgey

Dr. Fred A. Forgey

Dr. Fred Forgey is the Executive Director of Graduate Real Estate Programs for the UT Arlington College of Business. Over the past 22 years, he …

Dr. Greg Frazier

Dr. Greg Frazier

Dr. Frazier received a Ph.D. in Production and Operations Management, an MBA, and a BS in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University. In addition to …

Dr. Kevin Gustafson

Dr. Kevin Gustafson

Dr. Gustafson received a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Middle English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia. He also holds an …

Dr. Dustin Harp

Dr. Dustin Harp

Dr. Harp received a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and …

David Hopman, PLA, ASLA

David Hopman, PLA, ASLA

Since accepting the position as a professor at the Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington in 2004, David Hopman, …

Dr. Theresa Jorgensen

Dr. Theresa Jorgensen

Dr. Theresa Jorgensen graduated from the University of Nebrasks - Lincoln with a Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2000, specializing in applied functional analysis and partial …

Dr. Sonia Kania

Dr. Sonia Kania

Dr. Sonia Kania received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2000). She is currently Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of …

Carie Kapellusch

Carie Kapellusch

Carie Kapellusch began her career as a recruiting consultant for several years with an international retained executive search firm. Leaving the corporate world for academia, …

Dr. Christopher Kilgore

Dr. Christopher Kilgore

Dr. Kilgore received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, an MFA in creative writing from Saint Mary’s College of California, and …

Dr. Yekang Ko

Dr. Yekang Ko

Dr. Ko obtained her Ph.D. degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. Her research and teaching support …

Dr. Joohi Lee

Dr. Joohi Lee

Joohi Lee, Ph. D. is an Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Dr. Lee graduated from the Indiana State University with a Ph. …

Dr. Angela Liegey Dougall

Dr. Angela Liegey Dougall

Dr. Liegey Dougall received a PhD in Health Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research examines the biopsychosocial effects of stress on health and …

Elissa E. Madden, PhD, LMSW

Elissa E. Madden, PhD, LMSW

Dr. Elissa Madden received a Ph.D. in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin and an MSW and a BA in Social Work …

Dr. Subhrangsu S Mandal

Dr. Subhrangsu S Mandal

Dr. Mandal received his PhD in chemistry from Indian Institute of Science, India. Then he completed his postdoctoral research at University of Alberta and University …

Dr. Marko Miletich

Dr. Marko Miletich

Marko Miletich obtained a Ph.D. in Translation Studies from Binghamton University in 2012. Prior to his Ph.D. He received a Master of Arts Degree in …

Dr. Ronda Mintz-Binder

Dr. Ronda Mintz-Binder

Dr. Mintz-Binder received a D.N.P in Nursing Educational Leadership from Case Western Reserve University in May, 2007. Additional degrees include a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric/Mental …

Dr. Laura Mydlarz

Dr. Laura Mydlarz

Dr. Mydlarz received a Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a MS in Biology and BS in Marine Biology …

Dr. Larry P. Nelson

Dr. Larry P. Nelson

Dr. Nelson received a Ph. D. at the University of Northern Colorado in Sport Pedagogy and an MS in Pedagogy and BS in Exercise Science …

Dr. Taner Özdil

Dr. Taner Özdil

Dr. Özdil received a BLA from Ankara University, a MLA from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a PhD from Texas A&M University (TAMU). …

Dr. Regina T. Praetorius

Dr. Regina T. Praetorius

Regina T. Praetorius graduated from Louisiana State University with a PhD in Adult Education in 2006. Previous to this, she completed a Bachelor’s of Social …

Julian Rodriguez

Julian Rodriguez

Julian Rodriguez graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) with a B.A. in Journalism and from The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) with a …

Dr. Linda Rouse

Dr. Linda Rouse

Dr. Rouse received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and Ph.D. from Florida State University. Prior to her position at UTA she taught at Western …

Melanie Sattler, Ph.D., P.E.

Melanie Sattler, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Sattler received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering and B.A. …

Dr. David M. Sparks

Dr. David M. Sparks

I joined UTeach Arlington and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction as Visiting Assistant Professor of Science Education in 2013. I currently serve as a …

Dr. Kathleen Tice

Dr. Kathleen Tice

Kathleen Tice worked as a classroom teacher in the inner city of Houston ISD. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin …

Dr. Nilakshi Veerabathina

Dr. Nilakshi Veerabathina

Dr. Veerabathina received a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) (Previous Name: Uttar Pradesh State Observatory), Kumaun University, Naini …

Shelley Wigley, Ph.D.

Shelley Wigley, Ph.D.

Dr. Wigley received a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Oklahoma. In addition to UTA, Dr. Wigley has taught courses at Texas Tech University, …

Jeffrey Witzel, PhD

Jeffrey Witzel, PhD

Dr. Jeffrey Witzel received his Ph.D. in Linguistics and Cognitive Science from the University of Arizona in August 2010. He also received a Master of …

Dr. Robert L. Woods

Dr. Robert L. Woods

Dr. Woods received a BSME from SMU and a MS and Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. He had three years experience in research in Washington, …

Dr. Yuejiao Zhang

Dr. Yuejiao Zhang

Dr. Yuejiao Zhang is an assistant professor of technical and professional communication. She teaches courses in technical writing, computers and writing, and technical writing pedagogy. …

UT Arlington Faculty Service Learning Course Bios

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