Program Coordinators

Below you will find a list of Program Coordinators by program. Program Coordinators are faculty members who will guide you throughout your entire graduate program from admissions through graduation. If you have questions, they have answers. Feel free to contact them at any point of your graduate career.

Graduate Degrees

Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Doctoral Degrees
Business Administration (Ph.D.) Dr. Bin Wang
Master’s Degrees

Accountancy (MACC)

Dr. Andres Bello

Linda Acevedo

Deborah Gonzalez

Business Administration (MBA)

Dr. Akinloye Akindayomi

Business Analytics (MS)

Dr. Murad Moqbel

Business Administration – Spanish (MBA)

Dr. Clara Downey

Certificate Programs
Advanced Business Administration

Dr. Akinloye Akindayomi

Business Analytics

Dr. Jerald Hughes

Health Care Administration Leadership

Dr. Akinloye Akindayomi

International Sustainability Management

Dr. Edith Galy

College of Education and P-16 Integration

Doctoral Degrees
Curriculum and Instruction (Ed.D.) Dr. Laura Jewett
Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) Dr. Roberto A. Peña 
Master’s Degrees
Bilingual Education (M.Ed.) Dr. Zulmaris Diaz

Counseling (M.Ed.)
with a specialization in
Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Selma Yznaga

Counseling (M.Ed.)
with a specialization in
School Counseling

Dr. Selma Yznaga

Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Elementary Math and Science Education (M.Ed.)

Dr. Ming-Tsan Lu

Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Mathematics Education (M.Ed.)

Dr. Ming-Tsan Lu

Early Childhood Education (M.Ed.) Dr. Hilda Medrano
Educational Leadership (M.Ed.) Dr. Rosalinda Hernandez
Educational Technology (M.Ed.) Dr. Rene Corbeil
Reading and Literacy (M.Ed.) Dr. Janine Schall
School Psychology (MA) Dr. Nancy Razo
Special Education (M.Ed.) Dr. John Lowdermilk
Teacher Leadership (M.Ed.) Dr. Velma Menchaca
Certification Programs
Board Certified Behavior Analyst  Dr. Cheryl Fielding
Teacher Certification (Superintendent) Dr. Roberto Zamora
Teacher Certification (Principal) Dr. Alejandro Garcia
Certificate Programs
Certificado Avanzado en Educación Bilingüe Dr. Michael Guerrero
Digital Literacy Leader Dr. Janine M. Schall
E-Learning Dr. Rene Corbeil 
Higher Education Teaching Dr. Karin Lewis
Reading Specialist Dr. Janine M. Schall 
Secondary Bilingual Education  Dr. Janine M. Schall
Technology Leadership in Education Dr. Joseph Corbeil
TxVSN Digital Literacies Dr. Janine M. Schall
Master Reading Teacher Dr. Janine M. Schall

College of Health Professions

Doctoral Degrees
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) in cooperation with the University of Texas at Austin
Rehabilitation Counseling (Ph.D.) Dr. Jerome Fischer
Master’s Degrees
Communication Sciences and Disorders (MS) Dr. Donald R. Fuller
Exercise Science (MS) Dr. Murat Karabulut
Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN) Dr. Beatriz Bautista  

Health Sciences (MS)

  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Health Care Administration
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Nutrition

Dr. Saraswathy Nair

Ms. Kim Garcia 

Kinesiology (MS) Dr. Zasha Romero
Nursing Administration (MSN)

Dr. Juanita Acebedo

Nursing Education (MSN)

Dr. Juanita Acebedo

Occupational Therapy (MS) Dr. Shirley Wells
Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Frank Ambriz
Physician Assistant Studies – Bridge Program (MPAS) Lisa Kuhn
Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (MS) Dr. Elizabeth Palacios 
Social Work (MSSW) Dr. Romeo Escobar
Social Work - Administration and Community Practice (Advanced Standing) (MSSW)- Accelerated Online Dr. Sudershan Pasupuleti
Social Work - Direct Practice with Latino Individuals, Families, and Groups (Advanced Standing) (MSSW)- Accelerated Online Dr. Sudershan Pasupuleti
Certificate Programs
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Velma Hughes

College of Sciences

Doctoral Degrees
Physics (Ph.D.) in cooperation with the University of Texas at Arlington
Master’s Degrees
Agricultural, Environmental, and Sustainability Sciences (MS) Dr. Christopher Gabler
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MS) Dr. Michael Persans
Biology (MS) Dr. Robert Dearth
Chemistry (MS) Dr. B. Connie Allen
Interdisciplinary Studies (MSIS)
Science & Technology
Dr. Edgar Corpuz
Mathematics (MS) Dr. Zhijun Qiao
Ocean, Coastal and Earth Sciences (MS) Dr. Diego Figueroa
Physics (MS) Dr. Hamidreza Ramezani 

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Master’s Degrees
Civil Engineering (MS)

Dr. Philip Park

Computer Science (MS) Dr. Zhixiang Chen
Electrical Engineering (MSE) Dr. Paul Choi
Engineering Management (MS) Dr. Jianzhi Li
Information Technology (MS) Dr. Zhixiang Chen
Mechanical Engineering (MSE) Dr. Horacio Vasquez
Manufacturing Engineering (MSE) Dr. Jianzhi Li
Certificate Programs
Materials Dr. Horacio Vasquez
Mechanics and Design Dr. Horacio Vasquez
Thermal Fluid Science Dr. Horacio Vasquez

College of Fine Arts

Master’s Degrees
Art (MFA) Dr. Robert Bradley 
Creative Writing (MFA) Dr. Britt Haraway
Music (MM) Dr. Cynthia Cripps
Art History

Dr. Robert Bradley

Certificate Programs

Dr. Robert Bradley

Latin American Art History

Dr. Carlos De Souza

Dr. Robert Bradley

College of Liberal Arts

Doctoral Degrees
Clinical Psychology (PhD) Dr. Arthur Cantos 
Master’s Degrees
Criminal Justice (MS) Dr. Thomas White
Communication (MA) Dr. Kimberly Selber
Clinical Psychology (MA) Dr. Jason Popan
Disaster Studies (MA)

Dr. Dean Kyne

English (MA)

Dr. Mark Noe

Experimental Psychology (MA) Dr. Jason Popan
English as a 2nd Language (MA) Dr. Minhee Eom
History (MA) Dr. Megan Birk
Political Science (MA) Dr. Monica Clua Losada
Public Affairs (MPA) Dr. Aziza Zemrani
Sociology (MS) Dr. Salvatore Restifo
Spanish (MA) Dr. Hugo Mejias
Spanish Translation and Interpreting (MA) Dr. Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez
Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS)
Anthropology Dr. William Yaworsky
Mexican American Studies Dr. Chris Carmona
English Dr. Joe Noe
History Dr. Megan Birk
Certificate Programs
Advanced Placement Spanish Literature Dr. Hugo Mejías
Board Certified Behavioral Analyst Dr. Jason Popan
Communication Training and Consulting Dr. Kimberly Selber
Court Interpreting Dr. Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez
Gender and Women’s Studies Dr. Friederike Bruehoefener

Dr. Cathryn Merla-Watson
Healthcare Interpreting Dr. Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez
Literary Translation Dr. Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez
Localization and Audiovisual Translation Dr. Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez
Media Relations and Strategic Communication Dr. Kimberly Selber
Mexican American Studies Dr. Chris Carmona

Secondary English Language Arts Dr. Mark Noe
Spanish Translation and Interpreting Dr. Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez