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Tenure Line Faculty and Academic Administrators

TEXAS STATE  UNIVERSITY

welcomes tenure-line faculty and academic administrators to campus as we begin a new academic year together.


AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Dr. Jesse Backstrom
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Texas A&M University

ART AND DESIGN
Dr. Andrew Chen
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Cambridge

ANTHROPOLOGY
Dr. Christina Conlee
Professor and Chair
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. Angela VandenBroek
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., State University of New York
at Binghamton

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
Ms. Lori Stiritz
Clinical Assistant Professor and Interim Chair,
Department of Communication Disorders
M.A., Case Western Reserve University

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS
Dr. Alexander McLeod
Professor and Chair,
Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods
Ph.D., The University of Texas at San Antonio

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Dr. Chul-Ho Lee

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., North Carolina State University

COUNSELING, LEADERSHIP, ADULT EDUCATION, AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Dr. Khalid Arar
Professor
Ph.D., Anglia Ruskin University

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY
Dr. Christopher Sullivan
Professor and Director
Ph.D., Rutgers University-Newark

ENGLISH
Dr. Andrea Brown
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Nithya Sivashankar
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Dr. Ruben Zecena Cartagena
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The University of Arizona

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
Dr. Gar Yee Koh
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Iowa State University

GEOGRAPHY
Dr. Thomas Ptak
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Oregon

Dr. Rosalie Ray
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Columbia University in the City of New York

HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Dr. Jose Huerta
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of North Texas

Dr. Keya Sen
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of North Texas

HISTORY
Dr. Miranda Sachs
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Yale University

HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Dr. David Gibbs
Associate Professor and Chair, 
Department of Health Information Management
Ph.D., Texas State University

INGRAM SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Dr. Salah Faroughi
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Ariful Haque
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Dr. Jesus Jimenez
Professor and Director
Ph.D., Arizona State University

Dr. Stacey Kulesza
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Dr. Jung Heum Yeon
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION
Dr. Nandini Bhalla
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Dr. Allison Forbes
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Arizona State University

Dr. Youjeong Kim
Associate Professor
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

MATHEMATICS
Dr. Xiaoxi Shen
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University

MILITARY SCIENCE
LTC Lakicia Stokes
Professor of Practice and Chair
M.S., Indiana University

PHILOSOPHY
Dr. Natasha Mikles
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Dr. Eric Gilbertson
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University

PSYCHOLOGY
Dr. Natalie Ceballos
Professor and Chair
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

PHYSICAL THERAPY
Dr. Janet Bezner
Professor and Chair
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

SOCIOLOGY
Dr. Toni Watt
Professor and Chair
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

ST. DAVID’S SCHOOL OF NURSING
Dr. Theresa Garcia
Associate Professor
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Elesha Roberts
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Arlington

THEATRE AND DANCE
Mr. Torens Johnson
Assistant Professor
M.F.A., Wilson College

Ms. Sarah Maines
Professor and Chair
M.F.A., University of California San Diego


Texas State is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

To apply, please visit Texas State Job Opportunities at jobs.hr.txstate.edu.