Advising

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DEPARTMENTS

CENTERS & OTHERS

Freshmen ONLY

If you are a freshman, please talk to your respective University Advising and Engagement Center (UAEC) advisor. If you are a transfer student, please select your department above instead.

Undergraduate

Eduardo Cardona

Department of Art & Art History

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Sierra Garcia

Department of Art & Art History

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Jessica Rose

Department of Art & Art History

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Amy Stephens

Adjunct

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Graduate

Darryl Lauster

ASSOCIATE CHAIR, MFA DIRECTOR

PROFESSOR

Department of Art & Art History

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Undergraduate

Laura Bolton

Department of Communication

Laura Bolton - Academic Advisor

Email: laura.bolton@uta.edu

Office: FA 126

Rachel Dix

Department of Communication

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Email: rachel.dix@uta.edu

Office: FAB 126

John Macejak

Department of Communication

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Email: commadvising@uta.edu

Office: Fine Arts Building 125

Graduate

Dr. Erika Pribanic-Smith

Journalism Sequence Coordinator

Graduate Studies Coordinator and Advisor

Associate Professor, Journalism

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Undergraduate

Barrie Hill

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Amber Owens

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Graduate

Dr. Sarah El Sayed

Associate Professor and Traditional MA Director

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Sarah El Sayed

Research Areas: Developmental and Life-course Criminology, Gendered pathways to crime, Quantitative research methods

Dr. Seokjin Jeong

Associate Professor and Cohort MA Director

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Research Areas: Juvenile justice, Program evaluation

Undergraduate

Dr. Kaci O’Donnell

Department of English

Kaci O'Donnell

Email: kodonnell@uta.edu

Office: 209 Carlisle Hall

Emmy Piercy

Undergraduate Faculty Advisor

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Graduate

Desirée Henderson

Professor

Director of Graduate Studies

Associate Dean for Education for the College of Liberal Arts

Desiree Henderson

Email: dhenderson@uta.edu

Office: 611 Carlisle Hall

Additional Info: Desirée Henderson specializes in American literature, life writing, and women's writing, and is the author of two books: Grief and Genre in American Literature, 1790-1870 (Ashgate, 2011) and How to Read a Diary: Critical Contexts and Interpretive Strategies for 21st-Century Readers (Routledge, 2019). She has published numerous essays including in the edited collections A History of Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry and The New Dickinson Studies, and in journals such as a/b: Auto/biography Studies, American Periodicals, Early American Literature, and Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers. Her research interests include: eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature, feminist literary criticism and women's writing, genre studies, autobiography studies, archival research and manuscript studies, and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

Undergraduate

Nancy Gandre

Department of History

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Dr. Alex Hunnicutt

Department of History

Medieval Studies (Minor)

Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies

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Graduate

Paul Conrad

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (2011)

Associate Professor (2015) & Ph.D Advisor

Department of History

Paul Conrad

Email: paul.conrad@uta.edu

Office: 322 University Hall

Areas: Native American History, North American West, History of Slavery

Patryk Babiracki

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University (2008)

Associate Professor (2009) & M.A Graduate Advisor

Department of History

Patryk Babiracki

Email: patryk@uta.edu

Office: 310 University Hall

Areas: Modern Russia, Eastern Europe, International History, Culture and Society

Undergraduate

Lauren Vanpool

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Department of Linguistics and TESOL

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Email: lauren.vanpool@uta.edu

Office: 434 University Hall (UH)

Graduate

Dr. Daniel Scarpace, PhD, UIUC

Department of Linguistics and TESOL

Assistant Professor of Instruction

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Email: daniel.scarpace@uta.edu

Office: Hammond 125

Interests: Phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics, second-language acquisition, Romance languages.

Dr. Cynthia Kilpatrick, PhD, UC San Diego

Department of Linguistics and TESOL

Interim Director of the English Language Institute

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Kilpatrick

Email: cynkil@uta.edu

Office: Hammond 403

Interests: TESOL, second language acquisition, bilingualism, phonology, phonological acquisition, phonotactics, experimental phonology/phonetics, Romance languages (especially Spanish), dialects of the Southern U.S.

Undergraduate

Thelma Cabrera

Department of Modern Languages

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Maleni Soto

Department of Modern Languages

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Undergraduate

Graduate

Dr. Clifton Evans, D.M.A. University of Houston

Department of Music

Associate Professor, Director of Orchestras, Strings Area Coordinator, Graduate Advisor

Area: Strings

Clifton Evans

Email: cevans@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-5027

Office: FA 253-A

Bio: Dr. Clifton Evans currently serves as Director of Orchestras, Associate Professor of Music, and String Area Coordinator at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Evans has enjoyed a conducting career that has taken him to Hong Kong, England, China, Austria, the Czech Republic and throughout the United States. Highly sought after as a clinician and lecturer, Dr. Evans has conducted numerous Region Orchestras and Bands and given multiple lectures on conducting and rehearsal technique. His upcoming schedule includes a return engagement with the American Festival for the Arts Conservatory Orchestra in Houston in the summer of 2021. In addition to his duties as a professor at UTA, Dr. Evans maintains an active schedule at summer festivals, conventions, and workshops. For six years, he conducted the Fargason concerts for the Texas Music Teachers Association, which featured concerto competition winners selected from across the state of Texas. He has also conducted the prestigious American Festival for the Arts Conservatory Orchestra in Houston numerous times and has been invited back for the 2020 season. In the summers of 2010, 2013, and 2017, he presented conducting workshops and other lectures at the state convention for the Texas Orchestra Directors Association in San Antonio. Each summer at UTA, he serves as Executive Director and a faculty member of the Texas Conducting Workshop, a program he founded together with the string faculty, and Summer Strings, a camp that hosts roughly 400 students from throughout the Metroplex. Dr. Evans’ previous positions include Artistic Director of the Arlington Youth Symphony, Director of Orchestras and Chamber Music for the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Music Director for the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston, Conductor for the Houston Youth Symphony, and Music Director and Conductor of the Houston Civic Symphony. He currently maintains professional memberships in TMEA, TODA, Conductors Guild, and Mu Omicron. He is an honorary member of the Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi chapters at UTA and also served as the faculty advisor to the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia chapter for 5 years. He resides in Arlington with his wife, Christy, and their children.

Undergraduate

Charles Hermes

Department of Philosophy and Humanities

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Undergraduate

Kimberly Caraway

Department of Political Science

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Graduate

Brent Boyea

Professor

Graduate Advisor

Brent Boyea

Interests: American political institutions, judicial politics, state politics, and elections

Undergraduate

Lauren Vanpool

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Department of Linguistics and TESOL

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Email: lauren.vanpool@uta.edu

Office: 434 University Hall (UH)

Graduate

Dr. Kelly Bergstrand

Director of Graduate Studies

Associate Professor, Sociology

PhD University of Arizona

Kelly Bergstrand

Email: kelly.bergstrand@uta.edu

Office: 425 University Hall (UH)

Research Specialization: Social movements; environmental sociology; and social psychology

Undergraduate

Brent Wigen, BA Psychology, Baylor University

Academic Advisor II

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Email: brent.wigen@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-5629

Office: Fine Arts North 191A

Office Hours

M-F 8a-5p by appointment

Minor

Mikila Salazar

Disability Studies (Minor)

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Undergraduate

Dr. Alex Hunnicutt

Department of History

Medieval Studies (Minor)

Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies

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Minor

Amber White

Director of Pre-Law and Legal Studies

Amber White, Pre-Law Director

Email: amber.white@uta.edu

Phone #: (817) 272-6796

Office: 303 Trimble Hall

Elicia Vernon

Support Specialist

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Email: elicia.vernon@uta.edu

Phone #: (817) 272-6796

Office: 303 Trimble Hall

Freshmen Only - UAEC

Janet Vinet

[FRESHMEN ONLY] First Year Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies Advisor

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Soli Beran

[FRESHMEN ONLY] Fine Arts (Art, Art History, Music, Theatre) First-Year Students

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