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UT Tyler Welcomes 37 New Faculty for 2011 – 12 Academic Year

August 19, 2011

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The University of Texas at Tyler officials introduced new faculty members at the 2011 – 12 Opening Convocation Aug. 19.

New faculty members, listed by college, are:

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

  • Joshua Banta, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
    Ph.D. – Stony Brook University
    Former Position: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, New York University

  • Amy Berrier, Visiting Lecturer and Writing Center Assistant Director, Department of Literature and Languages
    M.A. – UT Tyler
    Former Position: Adjunct Professor, UT Tyler

  • Sean Butler, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
    Ph.D. – Ohio State University
    Former Position: Research Associate, Ohio State University

  • Melissa Dotson, Lecturer, Department of History
    M.A. – UT Tyler
    Former Position: Adjunct Instructor, UT Tyler and Kilgore College

  • Luke Goebel, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Literature and Languages
    M.F.A. – University of Massachusetts
    Former Position: Adjunct Professor of English, Mountain View Community College

  • Kyle Gullings, Assistant Professor, School of Performing Arts
    D.M.A. – Catholic University of America
    Former Position: Adjunct Instructor, Catholic University of America

  • Srinivas Kambhampati, Professor of Biology and Department Chair
    Ph.D. – Simon Fraser University
    Former Position: Professor, Kansas State University

  • Mickie Koster, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
    Ph.D. – Rice University
    Former Position: Instructor, Lone Star College

  • Allison Perricone, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry
    M.A. – UT Dallas
    Former Position: Lab Instructor, Collin College

  • Letha Clair Robertson, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History
    Ph.D. – University of Kansas
    Former Position: Adjunct Professor, UT Arlington

  • Bridget Sandhoff, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History
    Ph.D. – University of Iowa
    Former Position: Assistant Professor of Art, University of Missouri-Saint Louis

  • Martin Slann, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor, Department of Political Science and History
    Ph.D. – University of Georgia
    Former Position: Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina –Pembroke

  • Kristen Stagg, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics
    Ph.D. – North Carolina State University
    Former Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant, North Carolina State University

  • Emily Standridge, Visiting Assistant Professor and Writing Center Interim Director, Department of Literature and Languages
    Ph.D. – Ball State University
    Former Position: Assistant Director of the Writing Center, Ball State University

  • Matthew Stith, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and History
    Ph.D. – University of Arkansas
    Former Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
  • Justin Velten, Lecturer, Department of Communication
    M.A. – Abilene Christian University
    Former Position: Assistant Professor, Faulkner University

  • Shudong Zhang, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences
    Ph.D. – University of Missouri – Columbia
    Former Position: Assistant Professor, Texas A&M International University

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Kerri Keech, Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Marketing
    Ph.D. – Texas Tech University
    Former Position: Senior Lecturer, UT Tyler

  • Jennifer Martinez, Lecturer, Department of Management and Marketing
    M.A. – UT Tyler
    Former Position: Teaching Assistant, UT Tyler

  • Rochelle McWhorter, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Resource Management and Technology
    Ph.D. - Texas A&M University
    Former Position: Senior Lecturer, UT Tyler

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY

  • Jacqueline Evans, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Counseling
    Ph.D. – Florida International University
    Former Position: Assistant Research Professor, UT El Paso

  • Ji-Yeon Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Counseling
    Ph.D. – Purdue University
    Former Position: Pre Doctoral Intern in University Counseling & Consulting Services, University of Minnesota

  • Kouider Mokhtari, Professor and Anderson-Vukelja-Wright Endowed Chair in Education, College of Education
    Ph.D. – Ohio University
    Former Position: Professor, Iowa State University

  • Joanna Neel, Assistant Professor, School of Education
    Ed.D. – Texas A&M University – Commerce
    Former Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, UT Tyler

  • Dung Ngo, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Counseling
    Ph.D. – Saint Louis University
    Former Position: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • Nelson Fumo, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Ph.D. – Mississippi State University
    Former Position: Assistant Research Professor, Mississippi State University

COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

  • Carol Andersen, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
    M.S.N. – University of Iowa
    Former Position: Director, Governance and Program Development, National Student Nurses Association

  • Jessica Bass, Clinical Instructor, College of Nursing
    M.S.N. – UT Tyler
    Former Position: Registered Nurse, Trinity Mother Frances Hospital

  • Rebecca Fountain, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
    Ph.D. – Texas Woman’s University – Denton
    Former Position: Clinical Instructor, UT Tyler

  • Danice Greer, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
    Ph.D. – UT Health Science Center – Houston
    Former Position: Clinical Instructor, UT Tyler

  • Colleen Harris, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
    DNP – University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis
    Former Position: Clinical Instructor, UT Tyler

  • NaRisa Holt-Waldo, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
    Ph.D. – Capella University
    Former Position: Clinical Instructor, UT Tyler

  • Cindy James, Clinical Instructor, College of Nursing
    M.S.N. – UT Tyler
    Former Position: R.N., Long Term Care

  • Vicki Jowell, Clinical Instructor, College of Nursing
    M.S.N. – UT Tyler
    Former Position: Director of Education, East Texas Medical Center

  • Autumn Ladd, Clinical Instructor, College of Nursing
    B.S.N. – Stephen F. Austin State University
    Former Position: Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Consultant for Pediatrics, At Home Healthcare

  • Julie Leming, Clinical Instructor, College of Nursing
    B.S.N. – UT Tyler
    Former Position: Nurse, Good Shepherd Home Care

  • Shirley Ann Levenson Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
    Ph.D. – Texas Woman’s University – Houston
    Former Position: FNP-CNO, Clinicia de la Familia

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 degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 6,500 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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