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School of Urban and Public Affairs

School of Urban and Public Affairs

Faculty and Staff

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FACULTY

Donna Akers
Donna Akers
Director,
Interdisciplinary Studies,
and Associate Professor
donna.akers@uta.edu
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Ardeshir Anjonami
Ardeshir Anjomani
Director,
Urban Planning,
and Professor
anjomani@uta.edu
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David Arditi
David Arditi
Assistant Professor
darditi@uta.edu
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Dr. Enid Arvidson
Enid Arvidson
Associate Professor
enid@uta.edu
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Ivonne Audirac
Ivonne Audirac 
Associate Professor
audirac@uta.edu
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Barbara Becker
Barbara Becker
Dean and Professor
bbecker@uta.edu
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Karabi Bezboruah
Karabi Bezboruah 
Assistant Professor
bezborua@uta.edu
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Colleen Casey
Colleen Casey 
Associate Professor
colleenc@uta.edu
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Richard Cole
Richard L. Cole 
Professor
cole@uta.edu
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Michan Connor
Michan Connor 
Assistant Professor
michan@uta.edu
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Jim Cornehls
Jim Cornehls
Professor Emeritus
cornehls@uta.edu
Davud Coursey
David Coursey

Director,
Public Administration,
and Associate Professor
dcoursey@uta.edu
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Paul Geisel
Paul N. Geisel
 
Professor Emeritus
geisel@uta.edu
Richard Greene
Richard Greene
Adjunct Associate Professor
rgreene@uta.edu
Darla Paulson
Darla Hamann
Assistant Professor 
dhamann@uta.edu
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Rod Hissong
Rod Hissong 
Associate Professor
hissong@uta.edu
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Member, Academy of 
Distinguished Teachers
Yekang Ko
Yekang Ko
Assistant Professor
yekangko@uta.edu
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Jianling Li
Jianling Li 
Professor
jjli@uta.edu
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Maria Martinez-Cosio
Maria Martinez-Cosio 
Associate Professor 
and PUAD Ph.D Advisor
mcosio@uta.edu
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Alejandro Rodriguez
Alejandro Rodriguez
 
Associate Professor
aro@uta.edu
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James Welch
James Welch 
Assistant Professor
welchj4@uta.edu
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GRADUATE ADVISORS

Karolyn Field
Karolyn Field
Graduate Advisor
kfield@uta.edu
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Anthony Valdez
Graduate Advisor
anthony.a.valdez@uta.edu
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UNDERGRADUATE ADVISORS

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Carolyn Gist
Undergraduate Advisor
gist@uta.edu
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PROFESSIONAL STAFF

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Brian Guenzel
Director
Institute of Urban Studies
btguenzel@uta.edu

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Alan Klein
Assistant Director
Institute of Urban Studies
awklein@uta.edu

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Sara Abraham-Oxford
Sara Abraham-Oxford

Communications Assistant
saoxford@uta.edu
Marjorie Dick
Marjorie Dick

Administrative Assistant
Dean's Office
marjorie@uta.edu

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Exploring Treadmill Workstation Benefits
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