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UT Tyler Welcomes 24 New Faculty for 2013-14 Academic Year

August 23, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler officials introduced new faculty members at the 2013-14 Opening Convocation Aug. 23.

New faculty members, listed by college, are:

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

  • Rauf Arif, Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication

M.S. – University of Kansas

Former Position:  Primary Instructor, University of Iowa, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

  • William Grilliette, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D. – University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Former Position:  Adjunct Professor, Tyler Junior College

  • Richard Helfers, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Ph.D. – UT Dallas

Former Position:  Police Captain, Richardson Police Department

  • Jonathan Hyde, Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

M.S. – Grambling State University

Former Position:  Lecturer, Grambling State University

  • Jeannette Larsen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D. – University of North Texas

Former Position:  Adjunct, University of North Texas

  • Elizabeth Lisot, Visiting Assistant Professor in Art and Art History

Ph.D. – UT Dallas

Former Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, University of Dallas

  • Eric Lopez, Lecturer, Department of Political Science

M.A. – University of Arizona

Former Position:  Instructor, University of Arizona

  • Stephanie Odom, Assistant Professor in Literature and Languages

Ph.D. – UT Austin

Former Position:  Assistant Instructor, UT Austin

  • Meryem Saygili, Assistant Professor of Economics

Ph.D. – UT Austin

Former Position:  Teaching Assistant, UT Austin

  • Jon Seal, Assistant Professor of Biology

Ph.D. – Florida State University

Former Position:  Research Associate, UT Austin

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Jana Belzer, Lecturer, Department of Management and Marketing

M.B.A. – UT Tyler

Former Position:  Coordinator of Marketing for the College of Business and Technology, UT Tyler

  • Kerrie Anne Clark, Lecturer, Department of HRD and Technology

M.B.A. – UT Tyler

Former Position:  Program Coordinator, UT Tyler

  • Ann Gilley, Professor of Management

Ph.D. – Iowa State University

Former Position:  Professor of Management, Ferris State University

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY  

  • Christine McNichols, Lecturer in Counselor Education

Ph.D. – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Former Position:  Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, Delta State University

  • Karl Witt, Assistant Professor in Counselor Education

Ph.D. – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Former Position:  Assistant Professor, Div. of Counselor Education and Psychology, Delta State University

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • Harmonie Hawley, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Ph.D. – Rutgers University, Piscataway, N.J.

Former Position:  Assistant Professor, California State University-Fullerton

  • Gokhan Saygili, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Ph.D. – UT Austin

Former Position:  Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute Inc.

  • Quoc-Nam Tran, Professor and Chair of Computer Science

Ph.D. – Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria

Former Position:  Professor of Computer Science, Lamar University

COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

  • Marcie Crisp, Assistant Professor of Nursing

D.N.P. – Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Former Position: Eaker Family Medicine, Sweetwater, Texas

  • Rose Guidry, Clinical Instructor

M.S.N. – UT Tyler

Former Position: ETMC Kidney Transplant Coordinator and Clinical Dietitian

  • Pamela Lake, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Ph.D. – UT Tyler

Former Position:  Clinical Instructor, UT Tyler

  • Jerri Post, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Ph.D. – Capella University

Former Position:  Nursing Instructor, Texas A&M University-Texarkana

  • Carol Rizer, Assistant Professor of Nursing

DNP – Oklahoma City University

Former Position:  Vice President, Carlton S. Rizer, CRNA-PC

  • Angela Walters, Clinical Instructor

M.S.N. – UT Tyler

Former Position: Registered Nurse, Palestine Regional Medical Center

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
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