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UT Tyler Welcomes 57 New Faculty for 2014-15 Academic Year

August 22, 2014

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Riter Bell TowerThe University of Texas at Tyler officials introduced new faculty members at the 2014-15 Opening Convocation Aug. 22.

New faculty members, listed by college, are:   

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

  • Katie Anders, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

            Ph.D. – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

            Former Position: Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Brent Bill, Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology, Department of Biology

            Ph.D. – University of Minnesota

            Former Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Matthew Gayetsky, Assistant Professor of Speech Communication and Director of Forensics, Department of Communication

            Ph.D., ABD – University of Pittsburgh

            Former Position: Interim Director of Debate, University of Pittsburgh

  • Rachel Head, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Social Sciences

            Ph.D. – North Carolina State University

            Former Position: Instructor, North Carolina State University

  • Kate Hertweck, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

            Ph.D. – University of Missouri

            Former Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center

  • Jennifer Klein, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences

            Ph.D. – University of Florida

            Former Position: Instructor, University of Florida

  • Scott Lalonde, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

            Ph.D. – Dartmouth College

            Former Position: Instructor, Dartmouth College

  • Lindsey-Kay Lauderdale, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

            Ph.D. – University of Florida

            Former Position: Adjunct Professor, Santa Fe College

  • Lauren Leamer, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

            M.S. – Texas A&M University

            Former Position: Instructor, Kilgore College

  • Jonathan Miller, Senior Lecturer, Department of Literature and Languages

            Ph.D. – Bowling Green State University

            Former Position: Instructor, Bowling Green State University

  • Dustin Patterson, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

            Ph.D. – University of Michigan

            Former Position: Postdoctoral Research Professor, Montana State University

  • Sarah Roberts, Assistant Professor of Music, School of Performing Arts

            D.M.A., ABD – University of North Texas

            Former Position: Professor of Woodwinds & Bands, Tyler Junior College

  • Mark Sidey, Senior Lecturer of Technical and Scientific Writing, Department of Literature and Languages

            Ph.D. – Purdue University

            Former Position: Instructor, Arizona State University

  • Riqing Yu, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

            Ph.D. – Rutgers

            Former Position: Postdoctoral Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Abdullahel Bari, Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Marketing

            D.B.A. – Louisiana Tech University

            Former Position: Assistant Professor, Wiley College

  • Kyung-Ah Byun, Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Marketing

            Ph.D. – Texas Tech University

            Former Position: Marketing Specialist, AIG Korea Headquarter, Seoul, Korea

  • Miguel Caldas, Professor & Lindsey Chair, Department of Management and Marketing

            Ph.D. – Fundação Getúlio Varga – Escola de Adminstração de Empresas de São Paulo

            Former Position: Associate Professor, Fundação Getúlio Varga – Escola de Adminstração de Empresas de São Paulo

  • Lidan Fan, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

            Ph.D. – UT Dallas

            Former Position: Teaching Assistant, UT Dallas

  • Nicholas Fessler, Associate Professor, Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law

            Ph.D. – Indiana University

            Former Position: Associate Professor, University of Central Missouri

  • James Lumpkin, Professor and Dean of the College of Business and Technology

            Ph.D. – University of Arkansas

            Former Position: Dean and Chase Bank Professor, College of Business, Louisiana Tech University

  • Kevin James, Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Marketing

            DBA – Louisiana Tech University

            Former Position: Assistant Professor, Indiana State University

  • Kim Nimon, Associate Professor, Department of Human Resource Development

            Ph.D. - University of North Texas

            Former Position: Associate Professor, University of North Texas

  • Jennifer Reynolds, Lecturer of Accounting, Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law

            M.S. – UT Arlington

            Former Position: CFO/VP of Finance, United Way of Smith County

  • Lidong Wu, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

            Ph.D. – UT Dallas

            Former Position: Teaching and Research Assistant, UT Dallas

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

  • Mohammad Biswas, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

            Ph.D. - University of Florida

            Former Position: Adjunct Lecturer, UT Tyler, Houston Engineering Center

  • Anusha Papasani, Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering

            M.S. – UT Tyler

            Former Position: Adjunct, UT Tyler, Houston Engineering Center

  • Melvin Robinson, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

            Ph.D. – UT Arlington

            Former Position: Test Management Specialist, Noble Drilling Services

  • Mena Souliman, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

            Ph.D. – Arizona State University

            Former Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Nevada, Reno

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY

  • Annamary Consalvo, Assistant Professor, Department of School of Education

            Ph.D. – UT Austin

            Former Position: Instructor, Fitchburg State University

  • Amy Hayes, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

            Ph.D. – UT Austin

            Former Position: Teaching Assistant, UT Austin

  • Gary Miller, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

            Ed.D. – University of North Texas

            Former Position: Graduate Research Assistant, University of North Texas

  • Yanira Oliveras, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

            Ph.D. – Penn State University

            Former Position: Principal, Irving Independent School District

Ricardo Phipps, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

            Ph.D. – University of Mississippi

            Former Position: Graduate Assistant, University of Mississippi; Pastor, Christ the King and St. Mary Catholic Churches

  • Diandra Prescod, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

            Ph.D. – University of Central Florida

            Former Position: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Central Florida

COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

  • Ann Campbell, Clinical Instructor, Department of Nursing

            M.S.N. – UT Tyler

            Former Position: PICC RN, Trinity Mother Frances Hospital

  • Kleanthe Caruso, Clinical Instructor, Department of Nursing

            M.S.N. – UTMB Health

           Former Position: Chief Nursing Officer, Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, Jacksonville

  • David Criswell, Professor & Chair, Department of Health and Kinesiology

            Ph.D. – University of Florida

            Former Position: Associate Professor, University of Florida

  • Gina Dudley, Clinical Instructor, Department of Nursing

            BSN – University of Phoenix

            Former Position: Associate Degree Nursing Professor, Tyler Junior College

  • Ellen Fineout-Overholt, Professor, Department of Nursing

            Ph.D. – University of Rochester

           Former Position: Dean and Professor, East Texas Baptist University

  • Jimi Francis, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology

            Ph.D. – University of California, Davis

            Former Position: Chief Financial Officer and Director of Clinical Research, Foundation for Maternal, Infant and Lactation Knowledge

  • Zhaomin He, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing

            Ph.D. – Texas Tech University

            Former Position:  Graduate Research Assistant, Texas Tech University

  • Virginia Holter, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing

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

            Former Position: Associate Professor, Collin College Nursing School

  • Janet Jordan, Clinical Instructor, Department of Nursing

            M.S.N. – Chamberlain College of Nursing

            Former Position: Lecturer, Kilgore College

  • Michelle Livingston, Clinical Instructor, Department of Nursing

            M.S.N. – UT Tyler

            Former Position: Teaching Assistant, Oklahoma Baptist University

  • Anita Lowe, Clinical Instructor, Department of Nursing

             M.S.N. – UT Tyler

            Former Position: RN, Good Shepherd Medical Center

  • Janelle Martinez, Clincal Instructor, Department of Nursing

            M.A.T. – Miami University

            Former Position: Staff RN, Longview Regional Medical Center, Good Shepherd Medical Center

  • Benjamin Tseng, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology

            Ph.D. – University of Kansas Medical Center

            Former Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UT Southwestern Medical Center

  • Rebecca Williams, Clinical Instructor, Department of Nursing

            M.S.N. – UT Tyler

            Former Position: Adjunct Professor, UT Tyler

  • Susan Yarbrough, Professor, Department of Nursing

            Ph.D. – UT Austin

            Former Position: Professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

  • Bradley Brazill, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Science

            Pharm.D. – Duquesne University

            Former Position: Clinical Educator and Lecture in Pharmacology, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, University of California Davis

  • Holly Duhon, Clinical Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean of Experiential Education

            Pharm.D. – Virginia Commonwealth University

            Former Position: Staff Pharmacist, Wal-Mart

  • Rebecca Dunn, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Science

            Pharm.D. – Texas Tech University Health Science Center

            Former Position: Assistant Provessor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

  • Shawn Jones, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Science

            Ph.D. – UTMB Health

            Former Position: Assistant Professor, UC School of Pharmacy

  • Douglas Ried, Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

            Ph.D. – University of Minnesota

            Former Position: Senior Assocaite Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Pharmacy, California Northstate University

  • Kathleen Snella, Clinical Associate Professor & Associate Dean

            Pharm.D. – UT Austin

            Former Position: Assocate Dean, Vice Chair, & Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy

  • Jody Takemoto, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Science

            Ph.D. – Washington State University

            Former Position: Research Affiliate/Assistant Research Professor, University of Hawaii

  • Rahmat Talukder, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Science

            Ph.D. – Temple University

            Former Position: Chair and Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, West Coast University, Los Angeles

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler features excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 7,500 high-ability students. UT Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.

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