Faculty and Staff

Program Faculty

Victoria Askew

Victoria Askew

Healthcare Studies, Lecturer
Healthcare Studies Internships
Areas of Interest: Healthcare studies, industrial hygiene, and occupational health and safety
[email protected] | 972-883-2297 | HH 2.804

Claire Baetge

Claire Baetge

Healthcare Studies, Lecturer
Areas of Interest: Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Obesity in Women
[email protected]

Kathleen A. Byrnes

Kathleen A. Byrnes

Associate Professor of Instruction, Program Head Healthcare Studies
Areas of Interest: Mental Health, Gerontology, Health Care Administration, Health Careers Preparation
Curriculum Vitae
[email protected] | 972-883-2323 | HH 2.104B

Susan Chizeck

Susan P. Chizeck

Lecturer
Areas of Interest: Health Policy, Asian Studies, Experiential Education, Mental Health
Curriculum Vitae | Profile
[email protected] | 972-883-2248 | HH 2.808

Laura Day

Laura Day

Lecturer
Areas of Interest: Clinical Nutrition, Dietetics
Curriculum Vitae | Profile
[email protected] | 972-883-2323

Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson

Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson

Program Head, Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies & Professor of Instruction
Areas of Interest: Social Change, International Development, Poverty, Motherhood & Reproduction
Curriculum Vitae | Profile
[email protected] | 972-883-2322 | HH 2.140

George W. Fair

George W. Fair

Professor and Dean
Areas of Interest: Mathematics Education, Homeless Children
Curriculum Vitae | Profile
[email protected] | 972-883-2350 | HH 2.136

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

American Studies, Lecturer
Areas of Interest: History
[email protected] | 972-883-6277 | HH 2.812

Rachael McBride

Rachael McBride

Healthcare Studies, Lecturer
Areas of Interest: History
[email protected]

Kaaz Naqvi

Kaaz Naqvi

American Studies, Assistant Professor of Instruction
Areas of Interest: African American History, Immigration, American Muslims, Radicalism, Empire, Sports
Curriculum Vitae
[email protected] | 972-883-2379 | HH 2.122

Neall Pogue

Neall Pogue

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Areas of Interest: American Studies, Environmental History
[email protected] | 972-883-4364 | HH 2.130

Karen Prager

Karen J. Prager

Professor
Areas of Interest: Romantic Relationships, Intimacy, Conflict Management, Gender Equity, Marriage
Curriculum Vitae | Profile
[email protected] | 972-883-2323 | HH 2.501/GR 2.600

Alexey Root

Alexey Root

Lecturer
Areas of Interest: K-12 Education, Gifted & Talented Education, Social Studies Education,
Public and School Libraries, Chess
Curriculum Vitae | Profile
[email protected] | 972-883-2323

Jonathan Rosa

Jonathan Rosa

Lecturer
Areas of Interest: American Studies
[email protected] | 972-883-2024 | HH 2.804

Lona Sandon

Lona Sandon

Healthcare Studies, Lecturer
Areas of Interest: Nutrition
[email protected] | 972-883-1521

Ryan Savard

Ryan Savard

Lecturer
Areas of Interest: Kinesiology
[email protected] | HH 2.804

Erin Smith

Erin Smith

Professor
Areas of Interest: 19th- & 20th-century American Literatures & Cultures, History of the Book,
Gender Studies
Curriculum Vitae | Profile
[email protected] | 972-883-2338 | HH 2.304

Azadeh Stark

Azadeh Stark

Healthcare Studies, Assistant Professor of Instruction
Areas of Interest: Healthcare
Curriculum Vitae
[email protected] | 972-883-2334 | HH 2.134

Don Taylor

Don Taylor

Healthcare Studies, Lecturer
Areas of Interest: Healthcare Management
[email protected] | HH 2.118

Larissa Werhnyak

Larissa Werhnyak

Program Head, American Studies & Assistant Professor of Instruction
Areas of Interest: The American Legal System
Curriculum Vitae
[email protected] | 972-883-6259 | HH 2.132

Dr. Winstead

Lynn Winstead

Lecturer
Areas of Interest: Interpersonal Communication, Professional Communication,
Crisis Management & Response, Emergency Responder & Law Enforcement Critical Incident Response
Curriculum Vitae | Profile
[email protected] | 972-883-2804 | HH 2.120

Tonja Wissinger

Tonja Wissinger

Associate Dean & Professor of Instruction
Areas of Interest: Women’s History, American and British Women’s Literature,
Gender Studies, History of Medicine, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Alcohol Studies
Curriculum Vitae
[email protected] | 972-883-2814 | HH 2.114

David Wright

David Wright

Lecturer
Areas of Interest: Inquiry, Marketing
Curriculum Vitae | Profile
[email protected] | 972-883-4364 | HH 2.142

Academic and Administrative Staff

Aurora Becerra

Aurora Becerra

Academic Support Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies/Dean's Office
[email protected] | 972-883-2354 | HH 2.118

Soli Ghirmai

Soli Ghirmai

Program Director Academic Bridge Program
[email protected] | 972-883-2655 | HH 2.802

Dante Jaramillo

Dante Jaramillo

Interactive Media Specialist, Interdisciplinary Studies/Dean's Office
[email protected] | 972-883-3804 | HH 2.142

Flor LLauce

Flor Llauce

Student Development Specialist II, Academic Bridge Program
[email protected] | 972-883-2253 | HH 2.702

Jackie Long

Jackie Long

Project Supervisor, Academic Bridge Program
[email protected] | 972-883-4279 | HH 2.702A

Mai Nguyen

Mai Nguyen

Administrative Associate, Interdisciplinary Studies/Dean's Office
[email protected] | 972-883-4368 | HH 2.124

Ahnna Peavey

Ahnna Peavey

Administrative Services Officer Graduate Program/Dean’s Office
[email protected] | 972-883-2350 | HH 2.810

Desta Seifu

Desta Seifu

Assistant Director, Academic Bridge Program
[email protected] | 972-883-6391 | HH 2.702B

Suzanne Shoda

Suzanne Shoda

Secretary II, Interdisciplinary Studies/Undergraduate Advising
[email protected] | 972-883-2323 | HH 2.110

Shaun Wilson

Shaun Wilson

Research Associate, Interdisciplinary Studies/Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
[email protected] | 972-883-4298 | AD 3.207D