Library Liaisons 2023


UTRGV Liaisons
School / College Department Faculty Liaison Library Liaison
Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship Accountancy Dr. Jiajia Fu Jesus Resendez
College of Liberal Arts Anthropology Dr. Carina Marques
Collecting: Edinburg
Shannon Pensa
College of Liberal Arts Anthropology Dr. Edward Gonzalez-Tennant
Collecting: Edinburg
Shannon Pensa
College of Fine Arts Art & Design Dr. Katherine McAllen Charley Roush
College of Education & P-16 Integration Bilingual & Literacy Studies Dr. Michael Whitacre Joel Chirinos
College of Sciences Biology Dr. Jorge Canchola Justin White
College of Sciences Chemistry Dr. Haoyuan Chen
Collecting: Edinburg
Justin White
College of Sciences Chemistry Dr. Shervin Fatehi
Collecting: Edinburg
Justin White
College of Engineering & Computer Science Civil Engineering Dr. Mohamadhossein Noruzoliaee Ezequiel Melgoza
College of Liberal Arts Communication Dr. Louis Falk
Collecting: Brownsville
Liliana Galindo
College of Liberal Arts Communication Dr. Jennifer Lemanski
Collecting: Edinburg
Liliana Galindo
College of Health Professions Communication Sciences & Disorders Dr. Sonya Salinas John Asbell
College of Engineering & Computer Science Computer Science Dr. Timothy Wylie Raquel Estrada
College of Education & P-16 Integration Counseling Dr. Jean Shen Joel Chirinos
College of Fine Arts Creative Writing Dr. Jose Rodriguez John Ferris
College of Liberal Arts Criminal Justice Dr. Dianna Blankenship
Collecting: Brownsville
Beatriz Morales
College of Liberal Arts Criminal Justice
Program:
  • Law & Legal Studies
Dr. Dianna Blankenship Beatriz Morales
College of Liberal Arts Criminal Justice Dr. Lucas Espinoza
Collecting: Edinburg
Beatriz Morales
College of Fine Arts Dance Mr. Fred Darsow John Ferris
College of Sciences Earth, Environmental & Marine Sciences Dr. MD Rahman Justin White
Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship Economics Dr. Xi Mao Andrew Portner
College of Engineering & Computer Science Electrical & Computer Engineering Dr. Sanjeev (SJ) Kumar Ateanna Uriri
Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship Finance Dr. Bruno Arthur Jesus Resendez
Graduate College Graduate College Ana Chapa Raquel Estrada
Graduate College Graduate College Peter Salinas Raquel Estrada
College of Health Professions Health & Biomedical Science Dr. Sarawathy Nair
Collecting: Brownsville
Carmelita Pecina
College of Health Professions Health & Biomedical Science Dr. Jameela Banu
Collecting: Edinburg
Carmelita Pecina
College of Health Professions Health & Biomedical Science
Program:
  • Nutritional Sciences
Dr. Jameela Banu Carmelita Pecina
College of Health Professions Health & Biomedical Science
Program(s):
  • Health Services Technology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Health Sci. / Health Care Admin. / Clinical Lab. Sciences
Dr. Kim Garcia Carmelita Pecina
College of Health Professions Health & Human Performance Ms. Maria Trinidad Carmelita Pecina
College of Liberal Arts History Dr. Nathaniel Conley
Collecting: Brownsville
Shannon Pensa
College of Liberal Arts History Dr. John Goins
Collecting: Edinburg
Shannon Pensa
Honors College Honors College Dr. Robert Bradley Raquel Estrada
Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship Hospitality & Tourism Management Dr. Arjun Singh Dolores Villarreal
College of Education & P-16 Integration Human Development & School Services Dr. Steve Chamberlain Joel Chirinos
College of Engineering & Computer Science Informatics & Engineering Systems Dr. Mahmoud Quweider Ateanna Uriri
College of Engineering & Computer Science Informatics & Engineering Systems
Program:
  • Engineering Technology Program
Dr. Immanuel Edinbarough Ateanna Uriri
Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship Information Systems VACANT (TBD) Andrew Portner
College of Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Programs & Community Engagement
Program:
  • Gender & Women's Studies
Dr. Lucas Espinoza Shannon Pensa
College of Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Programs & Community Engagement
Program:
  • Mexican American Studies
Dr. Cinthya Saavedra Shannon Pensa
College of Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Programs & Community Engagement
Program:
  • Environmental Studies
Dr. Amy Hay Shannon Pensa
College of Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Programs & Community Engagement
Program:
  • Environmental Studies
Dr. Paul Jorgensen Shannon Pensa
College of Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Programs & Community Engagement
Program:
  • Film Studies
Dr. Linda Belau Shannon Pensa
Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship International Business & Entrepreneurship Dr. Russell Adams Dolores Villarreal
Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship International Business & Entrepreneurship
Program:
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Dr. Russell Adams Dolores Villarreal
Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship International Business & Entrepreneurship
Program:
  • Global Supply Chain Management
Dr. Ryan Sale Dolores Villarreal
College of Liberal Arts Literature & Cultural Studies Dr. Marisa Knox
Language: English
Liliana Galindo
College of Liberal Arts Literature & Cultural Studies Dr. Maria Guerrero
Language: Modern-languages
Liliana Galindo
College of Liberal Arts Literature & Cultural Studies Liliana Galindo
Language: Spanish
Liliana Galindo
Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship Management Dr. Pingshu Li Jesus Resendez
College of Engineering & Computer Science Manufacturing Engineering Dr. Hiram Moya Ezequiel Melgoza
Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship Marketing Mr. Michael Flores Andrew Portner
College of Sciences Mathematical & Statistical Sciences Dr. Paul Bracken Gabby Hernandez
College of Engineering & Computer Science Mechanical Engineering Dr. Horacio Vasquez Ezequiel Melgoza
College of Liberal Arts Military Science LTC Jeffrey Hernandez Beatriz Morales
College of Fine Arts Music Dr. Andres Amado Charley Roush
School of Nursing Nursing Dr. Eloisa Tamez
Collecting: Brownsville
John Ferris
School of Nursing Nursing Dr. Lilia A. Fuentes
Collecting: Edinburg
John Ferris
College of Health Professions Occupational Therapy Dr. John Luna John Asbell
College of Education & P-16 Integration Organization & School Leadership Dr. Federico Guerra Gabby Hernandez
College of Liberal Arts Philosophy Dr. Cory Wimberly Dolores Villarreal
College of Liberal Arts Philosophy
Program:
  • Religious Studies
Dr. Thomas Pearson Dolores Villarreal
College of Health Professions Physician Assistant Mr. Frank Ambriz Carmelita Pecina
College of Sciences Physics & Astronomy Dr. Ahmed Touhami Ateanna Uriri
College of Liberal Arts Political Science Dr. Sarah Perez
Collecting: Brownsville
Carl Nelson
College of Liberal Arts Psychological Science Dr. Russell Eisenman Carl Nelson
College of Liberal Arts Public Affairs & Security Studies Dr. Renee Nank Carl Nelson
College of Health Professions Rehabilitation Services & Counseling Mr. Antonio Aguirre
Collecting: Edinburg
John Asbell
School of Social Work Social Work VACANT (TBD) Dan McGinniss
College of Liberal Arts Sociology Dr. Ramon Guerra Dan McGinniss
College of Education & P-16 Integration Teaching & Learning Dr. Laura Jewett Gabby Hernandez
College of Fine Arts Theatre Mr. Richard Edmonson Charley Roush
University College University College Dr. Jonikka Charlton Dan McGinniss
College of Liberal Arts Writing & Language Studies Dr. Charles McGregor Liliana Galindo
College of Liberal Arts Writing & Language Studies
Program:
  • Translation & Interpreting
Dr. Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez Liliana Galindo

The library receives additional funds to support new programs. These funds are not a permanent addition to the library's budget and are program specific. To more fully support the collection development needs of these programs, each program has their own faculty and librarian liaison.

New Program Liaisons
The library receives additional funds to support new programs. These funds are not a permanent addition to the library's budget and are program specific. To more fully support the collection development needs of these programs, each program has their own faculty and librarian liaison.
Program Name Faculty Liaison Library Liaison
BS Addiction Studies Dr. Eluterio Blanco John Asbell
BS American Sign Language Dr. Brian Cheslik John Asbell
BS Hospitality & Tourism Management Dr. Arjun Singh Dolores Villarreal
BS Nutrition Dr. Jameela Banu Carmelita Pecina
BS Statistics Dr. Tamer Oraby Gabby Hernandez
BS Sustainable Agricultural & Food Systems Dr. Christopher Gabler Justin White
MA Political Science Dr. Sarah Perez
Collecting: Brownsville
Carl Nelson
MA Political Science Dr. Mi-son Kim
Collecting: Edinburg
Carl Nelson
MS Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Dr. Yonghong Zhang Justin White
MS Civil Engineering Dr. Mohamadhossein Noruzoliaee Ezequiel Melgoza
MS Dietetics Dr. Rachel Villarreal Carmelita Pecina
MS Teacher Leadership Dr. Fred Guerra Gabby Hernandez
PhD Clinical Psychology Dr. Arthur Cantos Carl Nelson
PhD Mathematics & Statistics with Interdisc Apps. Dr. Zhijun Qiao Gabby Hernandez
Occupational Therapy Doctorate Dr. John Luna John Asbell
PhD Physics TBD Ateanna Uriri
PhD Human Genetics (SOM) Dr. Sarah Williams-Blangero Kathy Carter