graduate faculty

Graduate Faculty

The date after each name indicates the first year of appointment to this institution.

GABRIEL L. ADKINS, 2009
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., Ottawa University, 1996;
M.S., Pittsburg State University, 2002;
M.A.L., Wichita State University, 2005;
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma 2011.

TURAJ ASHURI, 2016
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.Sc., Tehran Azad University, Iran, 1999;
M.Sc., Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2005;
Ph.D., Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, 2012.

CHRISTINE E. AUSTIN, 2007
Professor of Student Affairs Administration
Director, Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness
B.A., University of Denver, 1984;
M.Ed., University of Maine, 1990;
Ph.D., University of Denver, 2007.

DOUGLAS BARRON, 2015
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Louisiana State University, 2005;
M.S., University of Illinois, 2009;
Ph.D., Washington State University, 2014.

LINDA C. BEAN, 2000
Professor of Business
Dean, College of Education
B.S., Arkansas Tech University, 1973;
M.S.E., University of Central Arkansas, 1986;
Ed.D., Oklahoma State University, 1996.

C. DAVID BELL, 1988
Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Head, Educator Licensure and Support Services
B.S., Arkansas Tech University, 1969;
M.Ed., University of Arkansas,1972;
Ed.D., University of Arkansas, 1978.

DAVID R. BLANKS, 2015
Professor of History and Political Science
Head, Department of History and Political Science
B.A., Michigan State University, 1983;
M.A., Michigan State University,1985;
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1991.

STEVE BOUNDS, 2018
Professor of Educational Leadership
B.S., Oklahoma Christian University, 1971;
M.S., Arkansas State University, 1977;
Ed.D., Arkansas State University, 1988;
Ph.D., Arkansas State University, 1999.

MICHAEL BRODRICK, 2015
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.S., Fordham University, 2002;
M.S., Vanderbilt University, 2010;
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2010.

HERBERT MATT BROWN, 2008
Associate Professor of Business Data Analytics
B.A., University of Arkansas, 1998;
M.S., University of Arkansas, 2000;
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2007.

CARL W. BRUCKER, 1984
Professor of English
Head, Department of English and World Languages
B.A., Rutgers University 1968;
M.A., Rutgers University, 1976;
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1980.

PATRICIA S. BUFORD, 2000
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Associate Dean of Engineering
B.S., Christian Brothers University, 1974;
M.S., University of Arkansas, 1985;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas - Little Rock, 2007.

REBECCA CALLAWAY, 2006
Professor of Instructional Technology
B.S., Northwestern State University of Louisiana, 1973;
M.S.N., Northwestern State University of Louisiana, 1977;
Ph.D., Louisiana Tech University, 2004.

TIM L. CARTER, 1998
Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
Associate Dean, College of Education
B.S., Arkansas Tech University, 1989;
M.Ed., Arkansas Tech University, 1994;
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1998.

ANTHONY CATON, 2004
Associate Professor of Journalism & Director of Broadcasting
Head, Department of Communication & Journalism
B.A., Arkansas Tech University, 1990;
M.A., Arkansas Tech University, 1992.

E. URSULA CHANDLER, 1981
Professor of German
B.S., Illinois State University, 1965;
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1981.

NATHANIEL CHAPMAN, 2015
Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.S., College of Charleston, 2006;
M.S., Virginia Tech, 2011;
Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2015.

ERIN CLAIR, 2006
Associate Professor of English
Director of College Operations
B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1999;
M.A., Texas State University, 2002;
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2007.

LORETTA COCHRAN, 2003
Associate Professor of Management
B.S., Erskine College, 1991;
M.S., Clemson University, 1994;
Ph.D., Clemson University, 1999.

TRACY L. COLE, 2007
Professor of Legal Studies
Associate Dean, Department of Accounting and Economics
B.S.Ed, University of Arkansas, 1990;
M.Ed., University of Arkansas, 1991;
J.D., University of Arkansas - Little Rock, 2003.

RENE COUTURE, 2012
Associate Professor of Student Affairs Administration
B.A., St. Michael's College, 1997;
M.S., Indiana State University, 2003;
Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado, 2010.

PAMELA D. DIXON, 2008
Associate Professor of School Counseling & Leadership
Director, School Counseling and Leadership
B.A., Arkansas Tech University, 1996;
M.Ed., Arkansas Tech University, 2004;
Ed.D., Waldon University, 2014.

PETER A. DYKEMA, 2001
Professor of History
Graduate Program Director
B.S., Hope College, 1984;
M.Div., Western Theological Seminary, 1987;
M.A., University of Arizona, 1989;
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1998.

AHMED ELKASSABGI, 2018
Assistant Professor of Finance
B.S., Texas A & M University - Kingsville, 2004;
M.B.A., Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi, 2008;
Ph.D., Texas A & M International, 2014.

CAREY ELLIS LAFFOON, 2004
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Arkansas Tech University, 1996;
M.S.N., University of Central Arkansas, 2002;
D.N.P., Union University, 2012.

ERNEST J. ENCHELMAYER, 2005
Professor of English
B.A., University of Mississippi, 1993;
M.A., Arkansas State University, 1995;
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2006.

DAVID J. ESHELMAN, 2006
Professor of Communication 
Director of Theatre
B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1999;
M.F.A., University of Texas - Austin, 2002;
Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2006.

MARCEL FINAN, 2001
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Haigazian University, 1984;
M.S., University of Tennessee, 1992;
Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1998.

JOSHUA FISHER, 2011
Associate Professor of Art History
B.S., Middlebury College, 2000;
M.S., University of Georgia, 2004;
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2009.

ROBERT FITHEN, 1998
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S., Louisiana Tech University, 1984;
M.S., Texas A&M University, 1987;
Ph.D., Virginia Tech University, 1993.

JOHN FREEMAN, 2015
Professor of Educational Leadership
Director, Ed.D Program in School Leadership
B.A., Louisiana State University, 1976;
B.S., Louisiana State University, 1978;
M.Ed., Louisiana State University, 1982;
Ed.S., Louisiana State University, 1995;
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1997.

CHARLES J. GAGEN, 1990
Professor of Fisheries Science
B.S., University of Tennessee at Martin, 1983;
M.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1986;
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1991.

JORISTA GARRIE, 2016
Assistant Professor of Wildlife Sciences
B.S., University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2005;
M.S., University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 2010;
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2014.

PAOLA GEMME, 2001
Professor of English
B.A., University of Genoa, 1990;
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1998.

REBECCA GOLDSTEIN, 2018
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S.,Washington College, 2006;
M.S., Villanova University, 2008;
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2016.

SARAH GORDON, 2018
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
B.S., Oklahoma State University, 2005;
M.S., Oklahoma State University, 2007;
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2013.

ELIZABETH GRAY, 2005
Associate Professor of Emergency Management
B.A., Hendrix College, 1994;
M.B.A., University of Arkansas - Little Rock, 1999;
J.D., University of Arkansas - Little Rock, 1999.

CARL E. GRECO, 2001
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Head, Department of Electrical Engineering
B.S., Louisiana Tech University, 1967;
M.S., Rice University, 1974;
Ph.D., Rice University, 1976.

MARY B. GUNTER, 1998
Professor of Educational Leadership
Chief of Staff
B.S.E., University of Arkansas, 1972;
M.Ed., University of Arkansas, 1976;
Ed.S., University of Arkansas, 1986;
Ed.D., University of Arkansas, 1991.

PATRICK D. HAGGE, 2014
Associate Professor of Geography
B.A., University of Arkansas, 2005;
M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 2009;
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2013.

REZA J. HAMIDI, 2007
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
B.S., Semnan University, Iran, 2007;
M.S., Tehran Polytechnic, Iran, 2011;
Ph.D., University of Nevada, 2017.

SHELLIE HANNA, 2003
Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
B.A., Arkansas Tech University, 1988;
M.Ed., Arkansas Tech University, 2002;
Ed.D., Oral Roberts University, 2009.

MARTHA 'NAN' HARRELL, 2016
Assistant Professor fo Computer & Information Science
B.S., Henderson State University, 1989;
M.S., University of Science, 2005;
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2014.

WAYNE A. HELMER, 1998
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S., University of Dayton, 1966;
M.S., University of Arizona, 1968;
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1974.

JENNIFER E. HELMS, 1993
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Program Director
B.S.N., Harding University, 1986;
M.S.N., University of Missouri - Kansas City, 1992;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2006.

NEWTON HILLIARD, 2014
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Wayland Baptist University, 1984;
Ph. D., Texas Tech University, 1995.

DAVID HOELZEMAN, 2000
Professor of Computer and Information Science
B.S., University of Central Arkansas, 1988;
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1993.

EMILY HOFFMAN, 2010
Associate Professor of English
B.A., University of Kansas, 1999;
M.A., University of Kansas, 2002;
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2009.

SEYED EHSAN HOSSEINI, 2017
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.M.E., Semnan University, Iran, 2002;
M.S., University Teknologi Malaysia, 2012;
Ph.D., University Teknologi Malaysia, 2016.

PENG HUANG, 2017
Associate Professor of Finance and Economics
Graduate Program Director
B.B.A., Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1999;
M.E., Western Michigan University, 2003;
Ph.D., Western Michigan University, 2006.

JAY M. HUDKINS, 2008
Associate Professor of Communication
B.S.E., Baylor University, 1991;
M.A., Baylor University, 1992;
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2011.

DEBRA HUNTER, 2011
Associate Professor of Accounting
B.A., Louisiana College, 1984;
M.B.A., Baylor University, 1985;
D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University, 2004.

SEAN T. HUSS, 2005
Professor of Sociology
B.A., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1995;
M.A., University of Tennessee, 1998;
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2006.

MOHAMED IBRAHIM, 2011
Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
B.A., Cairo University, 1984;
M.A., Munich University, 1994;
M.A., Oklahoma State University, 1997;
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2011.

JOHN R. JACKSON, 2003
Professor of Fisheries Science
Head, Department of Biological Sciences
B.S., Michigan State University, 1983;
M.S., Mississippi State University, 1987;
Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 1996.

SHELIA JACKSON, 1998
Professor of Health and Physical Education
B.S.E., Southern Arkansas University, 1981;
M.Ed., University of Arkansas, 1984;
Ph.D., Texas Women’s University, 1988.

ELLEN J. JENKINS, 1997
Professor of History
Director of Honors
B.A., University of Texas - Dallas, 1977;
M.A., University of North Texas, 1983;
Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1992.

ALEXIS JOHNSON, 2015
Associate Professor of Communications
B.S., University of Illinois - Chicago, 2009;
M.S., Northwestern Illinois University, 2011;
Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2016.

KELLY JONES, 2018
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., University of Arkansas - Little Rock, 2006;
M.A., University of North Texas, 2008;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2014.

STEPHEN C. JONES, 2005
Professor of Management
B.S., Pittsburg State University, 1981;
M.B.A., Missouri State University, 1989;
Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1998.

VIRGINIA JONES, 2014
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., University of New Mexico, 2002;
M.A., University of Wisconsin, 2004;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2012.

SCOTT JORDAN, 1994
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Southern Arkansas University, 1985;
M.S., University of Arkansas, 1988;
Ph.D., University of Louisiana, 1994.

MEHMET KELESTEMEUR, 2019
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S., Firat University 1984;
M.S., Firat University, 1989;
Ph.D, State University of New York - Buffalo, 1998.

CHRISTOPHER J. KELLNER, 1991
Professor of Wildlife Science
B.S., University of California - Berkeley, 1978;
M.S., Eastern Kentucky University, 1985;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 1990.

RANDY KELLEY, 2019
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S., Texas A&M University, 1986;
M.S., Kansas State University, 1994;
M.E., Texas A&M University, 2005;
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2010.

MUHAMMAD SAFEER KHAN, 2016
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
B.E., NED University of Engineering and Technology, 1994;
M.S.E.E., National University of Sciences and Technology, 2006;
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2013.

GINA KRAFT, 2015
Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education
Director, M.S. Strength and Conditioning Studies
B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University, 1998;
M.S., University of Oklahoma, 2001;
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2009.

JOHN L. KROHN, 1991
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering
B.S.M.E., University of Arkansas, 1981;
M.S.M.E., University of Arkansas, 1983;
Ph.D., Texas A & M University, 1992.

MASANORI KUROKI, 2013
Associate Professor of Economics
B.S., California State University, 2002;
M.S., California State Polytechnic University, 2004;
Ph.D., University of California, 2011.

TENNILLE LASKER-SCOTT, 2015
Assistant Professor of Professional Studies
B.S., University of Arkansas - Little Rock, 2006;
M.S., University of Arkansas - Little Rock, 2009;
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2015.

SANGKI LEE, 2007
Associate Professor of Journalism
B.A., Sogang University, 1997;
M.A., Sogang University, 1999;
M.A., Michigan State University, 2002;
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2007.

TIMOTHY LEGGETT, 2002
Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
B.S., William Carey College, 1975;
M.Ed., William Carey College, 1980;
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, 1995.

JOSHUA LOCKYER, 2011
Associate Professor of Anthropology
B.A., University of Arizona, 1998;
Ed.D., University of Georgia, 2007. 

STANLEY D. LOMBARDO, 1977
Professor of English
B.A., State University of New York - Buffalo, 1970;
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1976.

ERIC LOVELY, 2002
Professor of Biology
B.A., Bloomsberg University, 1992;
M.S., University of New Hampshire, 1995;
Ph.D., University of New Hampshire, 1999.

REJINA MANANDHAR, 2015
Assistant Professor of Emergency Management
B.A., Tribhuvan University Institute of Engineering, 2006;
M.C.R.P, University of Texas - Arlington, 2010;
Ph.D., University of North Texas, 2015.

KEVIN MASON, 1986
Professor of Marketing
Dean, College of Business
B.S., Arkansas Tech University, 1982;
M.B.A., University of Arkansas, 1986;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 1995.

AARON MCARTHUR, 2012
Associate Professor of History
B.A., Idaho State University, 2003;
M.A., University of Nevada, 2005;
Ph.D., University of Nevada, 2012.

TERRI J. MCKOWN, 1998
Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Arkansas Tech University, 1991;
M.S.N., University of Central Arkansas, 2000;
D.N.P., University of Tennessee, 2009.

CHARLES MEBI, 2009
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of Buea, 1996;
M.S., University of Buea, 1998;
Ph.D., University of Nevada - Reno, 2007.

GREGORY MICHNA, 2017
Assistant Professor of History
B.S., Texas Woman's University, 2009;
M.S., Texas Woman's University, 2012;
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2016.

DAVID MIDDLETON, 1998
Professor of Computer & Information Science
Graduate Program Director
B.S., University of Sydney, 1979;
PhD., University of North Carolina, 1986.

JULIE M. MIKLES-SCHLUTERMAN, 2007
Professor of Sociology
B.S., Arkansas Tech University, 1997;
M.S., University of Tennessee, 2002;
PhD., University of Tennessee, 2007.

CHERYL S. MONFEE, 1992
Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Southern Alabama, 1982;
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1990;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2006.

WILLIAM MORELAN, 2019
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Director, M.Ed.D Program in School Leadership
Director, LEAD 21
B.S, Southwestern Adventist University, 1977;
M.A.T, Andrews University, 1979;
Ph.D., Andrews University, 2009.

JAMES L. MOSES, 1999
Professor of History
B.A., Louisiana State University, 1986;
M.A., University of New Hampshire, 1989;
Ph.D., Tulane University, 1997.

JUSTIN MOSS, 2016
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Graduate Program Director
B.A., University of Virginia, 2004;
M.A., University of North Carolina - Wilmington, 2010;
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2015.

TOMMY L. MUMERT, 1989
Assistant Professor of Journalism
B.A., Arkansas State University, 1978;
M.S.M.C., Arkansas State University, 1986.

DEBRA MURPHY, 2014
Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
B.S., Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 1992;
M.S., Texas A&M University - Kingsville, 2000;
Ph.D., Texas A&I University, 2012.

JOHN NARCUM, 2018
Assistant Professor of Marketing
B.S., Arkansas Tech university, 2010;
M.B.A., University of Central Arkansas, 2011;
Ph. D., University of Memphis, 2017.

HANNA E. NORTON, 2001
Professor of Journalism
A.B.J., University of Georgia, 1994;
M.A., University of Georgia, 1998;
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2001.

THOMAS E. NUPP, 1997
Professor of Wildlife Science
Director, Fisheries and Wildlife Science Program
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 1987;
M.S., Auburn University, 1992;
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1997.

JOHN O'CONNOR, 2016
Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education
B.S., Louisiana State University, 1990;
M.S., Louisiana Tech University, 1995;
Ph.D., Texas Woman's University, 2000.

DAVID M. OSBURN, 2000
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Arizona, 1979;
M.Ed., Wichita State University, 1987;
M.S., Wichita State University, 1999;
Ph.D., Wichita State University, 2000.

RAJVARDHAN PATlL, 2017
Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science
B.E., Shivaji University, India, 2008;
M.S., University of Nebraska - Omaha, 2012;
Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Omaha, 2016.

JACKIE L. PAXTON, 1991
Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
A.A., Westark Community College, 1976;
B.S.E., University of Central Arkansas, 1978;
M.S.E., University of Central Arkansas, 1979;
Ed.D., University of Arkansas, 1990.

ROCKIE PEDERSON, 2011
Professor of Health and Physical Education
Head, Department of Health & Physical Education
B.S., Henderson State University, 1979;
M.S., Henderson State University, 1980;
Ph.D., Texas Woman's University, 2000.

EKONG PETERS, 2015
Assistant Professor of Emergency Management
B.A., Prairie View A & M University, 1989;
M.U.P., Texas A & M University, 1994;
Ph.D., University of North Texas, 2014.

SUSAN POZNAR, 1993
Professor of English
B.A., Brandeis University, 1980;
M.A., Duke University, 1982;
Ph.D., Duke University, 1989.

SHELLY RANDALL, 2010
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., Arkansas Tech University, 2000;
M.S., West Texas A&M University, 2004;
Ph.D., Texas Woman's University, 2013.

BRYAN DEAN RANK, 2017
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education
B.S., Oklahoma Panhandle State University, 1997;
M.S., Iowa State University, 2013;
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2016.

SEAN SCOT REED, 2012
Associate Professor of Music
B.M., University of Texas, 1995;
M.M., Rice University, 1998;
D.M.A., University of Rochester, 2004.

WILLIAM REEDER, 2006
Assistant Professor of Journalism
B.A., Arkansas Tech University, 1996;
M.A, Arkansas Tech University, 2002.

JEFF W. ROBERTSON, 1997
Professor of Astrophysics
Dean, College of Natural and Health Sciences
Director of Astronomical Observatory
B.S., University of Kansas, 1989;
M.S., San Diego State University, 1991;
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1995.

MICHAEL T. ROGERS, 2007
Professor of Political Science
B.A., Wabash College, 1995;
M.A., University at Albany - SUNY, 1999,
Ph.D., University at Albany - SUNY, 2007.

RODNEY W. ROOSEVELT, 2017
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Southern Illinois University, 1999;
M.A., Southern Illinois University, 2003;
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2013.

REGINA ST. JOHN, 2006
Associate Professor of English
B.A., University of Arkansas - Monticello, 1993;
M.A., Arkansas State University, 1994;
Ph.D., Ball State University, 2004.

SELENA SASSER, 2018
Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
B.S., The University of Memphis, 1997;
M.S., The University of Memphis, 2005;
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, 2014.

JEREMY SCHWEHM, 2012
Associate Professor of Professional Studies
B.S., Louisiana State University, 2000;
M.S., Northwestern State University, 2007;
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2011.

MARY VICTORIA SHARPE, 2016
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South, 2007;
M.A., The University of Texas - Austin, 2009;
Ph.D., The University of North Texas - Austin, 2013. 

ASIM SHRESTHA, 2017
Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science
B.S., Tribuhuvan University, Nepal, 2006;
M.S., Louisiana State University, 2010;
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2017.

DAVID SMITH, 2018
Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
B.S., University of Nevada - Reno, 1996;
M.S., University of Virginia, 2002;
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, 2015.

SANDRA SMITH, 2011
Professor of Emergency Management
Head, Department of Emergency Management
B.S.N., Duke University, 1981;
M.S.N., University of Central Arkansas, 1999;
Ph.D., Loyola University, 2006. 

V. CAROLE SMITH, 2004
Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
B.M., University of Arizona, 1969;
M.M., University of Arizona, 1972;
M.Ed., University of Arizona, 1980;
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1986. 

JAMIE STACY, 2008
Assistant Professor of Emergency Management
Assistant Director, University Honors
B.S., Arkansas Tech University, 2006;
M.S., Arkansas Tech University, 2008;
Ph.D., University of Central Arkansas, 2015.

JAMES STOBAUGH, 2012
Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A., University of Hawaii, 2002;
M.A., University of California, 2007;
Ph.D., University of California, 2012. 

JOSEPH B. N. SWAIN, 2008
Associate Professor of Geography
B.S., Northwestern State University, 2000;
M.A., Western Illinois University, 2003,
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2008. 

H. MICHEAL TARVER, 2002
Professor of History
B.G.S., The University of Louisiana - Lafayette, 1983;
M.A., The University of Louisiana - Lafayette, 1990;
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1995. 

A. ARWEN TAYLOR, 2016
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Brigham Young University, 2005;
M.A., Indiana University, 2009;
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2015.

JORDAN THIBODEAUX, 2016
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of Louisiana - Lafayette, 2007;
M.S., University of Louisiana - Lafayette, 2011;
Ph.D., George Mason University, 2016.

TERESA R. TOLAND, 2014
Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
B.S.E., Southern Arkansas University, 1985;
M.S.E., Henderson State University, 1997;
M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma, 2005. 

ELLEN TREADWAY, 2012
Assistant Professor of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Director, MTLL/NTL Program
B.A., Rhodes College, 1986;
M.A.T., University of Memphis, 1987;
M.A., Indiana University, 1990;
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2000. 

JACK E. TUCCI, 2013
Professor of Management
William M. Lemley Endowed Chair
B.B.A., University of Texas, 1989;
M.B.A., University of Texas, 1990;
Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1996. 

JASON ULSPERGER, 2006
Professor of Sociology
B.S., University of Central Arkansas, 1997;
M.A., Arkansas State University, 1999;
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2003. 

SUSAN J. UNDERWOOD, 2003
Professor of Student Affairs Administration
B.S., Western Kentucky University, 1980;
M.A.Ed., Western Kentucky University, 1982;
Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 1990.

THOMAS A. VAUGHN, 2003
Professor of Communication
B.A., University of Arkansas, 1990;
M.A., University of Arkansas, 1992;
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1998. 

ROBERT VORK, 2014
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., University of Minnesota, 2001;
M.A., University of Chicago, 2004;
Ph.D., Emory University, 2013.

LUAY WAHSHEH, 2018
Professor of Computer and Information Science
Head, Department of Computer and Information Science
B.S., Mu'tah University, Jordan, 1998;
M.S., Stephan F. Austin State University, 2000;
Ph.D., The University of Idaho, 2008.

MICHAEL WALLER, 2017
Associate Professor of Health & Physical Education
B.S., Western Illinois University, 1994;
M.A., Concordia University, 2003;
Ph.D., The University of Utah, 2011.

LYNN WALSH, 2010
Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
B.S.E., Indiana University, 1974;
M.A., University of Houston, 1980;
Ed.D., Baylor University, 2001.

MICHAEL X. WANG, 2018
Assistant Professor of English
B.S., Northwestern University, 2006;
M.F.A., Purdue University, 2010;
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2015.

DAVID W. WARD, 1999
Professor of Psychology
Head, Department of Behavioral Science
B.S., University of Texas, 1986;
M.S., University of Georgia, 1990;
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1998. 

JASON WARNICK, 2006
Professor of Psychology
Director of Distinguished Scholarships Program
B.A., Arkansas Tech University, 2002;
B.S., Arkansas Tech University, 2002;
M.A., University of Mississippi, 2004;
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 2006.

DANIEL T. WARWICK, 2007
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of Arkansas, 1991;
M.S., University of Arkansas 1993;
M.S., University of Central Arkansas, 2008;
Ph.D., University of Central Arkansas, 2018.

DONNA R. WHITE, 2001
Professor of English
B.A., Arkansas Tech University, 1976;
M.A., University of Texas, 1983;
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1991.

MELINDA A. WILKINS, 1988
Professor of Health Informatics
Director of Health Information Management
B.S., Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1983;
M.Ed., Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1988;
Ph.D., Capella University, 2008.

ALARIC A. WILLIAMS, 2015
Associate Professor of Student Affairs Administration
Head, Student Affairs Administration
Head, Center for Leadership and Learning
B.S., Texas A&M University, 1999;
M.S., Texas A&M University, 2004;
Ed.D., Texas A&M University, 2008.

WAYNE WILLIAMS, 2018
Professor of Educational Leadership
B.S., Arkansas Tech University, 1974;
M.S., Arkansas Tech University, 1981;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 1987.

PENNY P. WILLMERING, 1999
Professor of Rehabilitation Science
Director of Rehabilitation Science
B.S.Ed., University of Missouri - Columbia, 1979;
M.A., Southern Illinois University, 1986;
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1999.

DEBORAH WILSON, 1992
Professor of English
B.A., Louisiana Tech University, 1974;
M.Ed., Mississippi College, 1982;
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1991.

ERICA L. WONDOLOWSKI, 2015
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Science
B.A., Eastern Connecticut State University, 2007;
M.S., Springfield College, 2011;
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2015.

JERRY WOOD, 2010
Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science
B.S., University of Arkansas - Little Rock, 2003;
M.S., Arkansas Tech University, 2008;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas - Little Rock, 2015.

JEFFREY R. WOODS, 2000
Professor of History
B.A., University of Kansas, 1992;
M.A., University of Arkansas, 1994;
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2000.

SAM M. WORLEY, 1997
Professor of English
B.A., The University of Texas - Austin, 1981;
M.A., The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1986;
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1991.

TSUNEMI YAMASHITA, 1998
Professor of Biology
B.A., Hendrix College, 1985;
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1993. 

GUOLIN YI, 2017
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Sichuan International Studies University, China, 2003;
M.A., Wayne State University, 2009;
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2013.

MATTHEW YOUNG, 2016
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
B.Sc., Arkansas Tech University, 2009;
M.Sc., University of Arkansas, 2012;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2017.

KAIMAN KAREN ZENG, 2016
Assistant Professor of Engineering
B.S., China University of Petroleum Beijing, 2005;
M.E., Beihang University Beijing, 2009;
Ph.D., Florida International University, 2015.