College Personnel

Faculty

Hussain Abdulla
Hussain Abdulla

Hussain Abdulla, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Office: CS 211
Phone: 361-825-6050
Email: hussain.abdulla@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Focusing on four research areas of Organic Biogeochemistry: Environmental metabolomics; Fate of terrestrial dissolved organic matter; Effects of natural organic matter in the solubility of anthropogenic pollutants and Chemical characterization of trace metals organic ligands.

Abdullah Abu-Rqayiq

Abdullah Abu-Rqayiq, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office: CI 356
Phone: 361-825-3402
Email: abdullah.aburqayiq@tamucc.edu



Mohamed Ahmed
Mohamed Ahmed

Mohamed Ahmed, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Geophysics

Office: NRC 3101
Phone: 361-825-3278
Email: mohamed.ahmed@tamucc.edu
Website: https://ahmedlab.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Applying geophysics, remote sensing, hydrogeology, modeling, and GIS to investigate a wide range of complex problems

Jose Baca
Jose Baca

Jose Baca, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 222B
Phone: 361-825-2144
Email: jose.baca@tamucc.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/bacajose



Keisha Bahr
Keisha Bahr

Keisha Bahr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: TH 242
Phone: 361-825-3707
Email: keisha.bahr@tamucc.edu



Mohammed Belkhouche
Mohammed Belkhouche

Mohammed Belkhouche, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Office: CI 305
Phone: 361-825-3492
Email: mohammed.belkhouche@tamucc.edu



Machine vision, pattern recognition and analysis, Multi-sensor information fusion, immersive visualization, formal specification methods.

Mark Besonen
Mark Besonen

Mark Besonen, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist

Office: HRI 215B
Phone: 361-825-2043
Email: mark.besonen@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Eugene Billiot
Eugene Billiot

Eugene Billiot, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Office: CS 208
Phone: 361-825-2680
Email: eugene.billiot@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Understanding chiral separations with amino acid based surfactants.

Feri Billiot
Feri Billiot

Feri Billiot, Ph.D.

Graduate Chemistry Program Coordinator and Professor of Chemistry

Office: CS 207
Phone: 361-825-6067
Email: fereshteh.billiot@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Understanding chiral separations with amino acid based surfactants; distribution, fate and effect of endocrine disruptors in the environment

Chris Bird
Chris Bird

Chris Bird, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: TH 234
Phone: 361-825-6024
Email: chris.bird@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Molecular Ecology, Evolution, Population Genetics, Marine Biology, Community Ecology, Fisheries Management, Invertebrate Zoology, Biotechnology

Darek Bogucki
Darek Bogucki

Darek Bogucki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: HRI 118
Phone: 361-825-2836
Email: darek.bogucki@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Small scale physical processes in the coastal ocean, including remote sensing, numerical methods in fluid dynamics, biological-physical interactions, sensors, and LIDAR

David Bridges
David Bridges

David Bridges, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 222E
Phone: 361-825-2181
Email: david.bridges@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Gregory Buck
Gregory Buck

Gregory Buck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Assistant to Life Sciences Chair, Biomedical Sciences Program Coordinator

Office: TH 309D
Phone: 361-825-3717
Email: gregory.buck@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Molecular biology of prokaryotes; medical microbiology; virology; science education

Kirk Cammarata
Kirk Cammarata

Kirk Cammarata, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: TH 338
Phone: 361-825-2468
Email: kirk.cammarata@tamucc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/cammarat

    Curriculum Vitae

Physiology/biochemistry/molecular biology of seagrass stress responses to anthropogenic impacts; epiphyte dynamics and interactions with seagrasses

Ronald Carlson
Ronald Carlson

Ronald Carlson

Adjunct Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 219
Phone: 361-825-3272
Email: ronald.carlson@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Timothy Causgrove
Timothy Causgrove

Timothy Causgrove, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office: CS 207
Phone: 361-825-2399
Email: tim.causgrove@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Spectroscopic measurement of energy barriers to protein folding using novel initiation methods; molecular modeling of peptide structure and dynamics

Anjin Chang

Anjin Chang

Adjunct Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 316K
Phone: 361-825-3327
Email: anjin.chang@tamucc.edu



Baohua Chen
Baohua Chen

Baohua Chen, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office: CI 351
Phone: 361-825-6019
Email: baohua.chen@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Lea-Der Chen
Lea-Der Chen

Lea-Der Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Director of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Office: CI 371
Phone: 361-825-3046
Email: ld.chen@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Combustion and Gasification of Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Fuel Characterization; Fuel Cells; Immersive Evaluation of Vehicles; Solar Thermal Power; Wind Turbine

Tianxing Chu
Tianxing Chu

Tianxing Chu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Geographical Information Science

Office: NRC 3406
Phone: 361-825-2685
Email: tianxing.chu@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Richard Coffin
Richard Coffin

Richard Coffin, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Physical and Environmental Sciences

Office: NRC 3500
Phone: 361-825-2814
Email: richard.coffin@tamucc.edu
Website: http://icl.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Carbon isotope geochemistry to study biogeochemical cycles in the coastal ocean and estuaries.

Jeremy Conkle
Jeremy Conkle

Jeremy Conkle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Office: HRI 104
Phone: 361-825-2862
Email: jeremy.conkle@tamucc.edu
Website: http://conklelab.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Fate, transport and health (ecosystem and human) impacts of pollutants, particularly emerging contaminants and marine plastics in coastal and marine environments.

Barnabas Daru
Barnabas Daru

Barnabas Daru, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: TH 141
Phone: 361-825-3489
Email: barnabas.daru@tamucc.edu
Website: https://barnabasdaru.com

    Curriculum Vitae

Evolutionary biogeography, herbarium records, phylogeny, phyloregions, vascular plants

Diane Denny
Diane Denny

Diane Denny, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: CI 313
Phone: 361-825-3485
Email: diane.denny@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Mathematical modeling, fluid dynamics, nonlinear partial differential equations, existence and uniqueness proofs for pde, scientific computation

Sharon Derrick
Sharon Derrick

Sharon Derrick, D-ABFA, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Forensics Coordinator

Office: TH 239
Phone: 361-825-3637
Email: sharon.derrick@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Saman DeSilva
Saman DeSilva

Saman DeSilva, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor

Office: RFEB 314G
Phone: 361-825-3831
Email: saman.desilva@tamucc.edu



Donna Devlin

Donna Devlin, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Office: CS 106
Phone: 361-825-3935
Email: donna.devlin@tamucc.edu



James Dogbey
James Dogbey

James Dogbey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

Office: CI 304
Phone: 361-825-3159
Email: james.dogbey@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Math teachers' knowledge for teaching, assessment in math education, curriculum studies and development, developing alternatives methods of doing mathematics

Stella Doyungan
Stella Doyungan

Stella Doyungan, Ph.D.

Professional Associate Professor

Office: TH 232
Phone: 361-825-3686
Email: stella.doyungan@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Microbiology

Davey Edwards
Davey Edwards

Davey Edwards, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor

Office: CBI 105
Email: davey.edwards@tamucc.edu



Celil Ekici
Celil Ekici

Celil Ekici, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office: CI 312
Email: celil.ekici@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Joseph David Felix
Joseph David Felix

Joseph David Felix, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry

Office: NRC 3202
Phone: 361-825-4180
Email: joseph.felix@tamucc.edu
Website: http://felixlab.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Stable isotope biogeochemistry; Transport, fate, and air-sea-land exchange processes of volatile organic compounds and reactive nitrogen; Bulk and compound-specific stable isotope analysis method development

Joe Fox
Joe Fox

Joe Fox, Ph.D.

Professor of Mariculture, Environmental Science, Coastal & Marine System Science

Office: NRC 3413
Phone: 361-825-3209
Email: joe.fox@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Aquatic animal nutrition, disease and physiology; nutritional ecology; crustacean biology

Rafael Fox
Rafael Fox

Rafael Fox, MSEE

Adjunct Professor of Engineering

Office: EN 216
Phone: 361-825-2593
Email: rafael.fox@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Kelum Gajamannage
Kelum Gajamannage

Kelum Gajamannage, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office: CI 352
Phone: 361-825-2479
Email: kelum.gajamannage
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/kelum/home



My research interests encompass Big Data, Machine Learning, Dimensionality Reduction, and Network Analysis. See my personal website for more information.

Mario Garcia
Mario Garcia

Mario Garcia, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academics and Professor of Computer Science

Office: CI 370
Phone: 361-825-2898
Email: mario.garcia@tamucc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/garciam

    Curriculum Vitae

Network Security; Intrusion Detection/Prevention; Computer Forensics; Web Security; Software Engineering; Artificial Intelligence; Neural Networks; Fuzzy Logic; Intelligent Agents; Genetic Algorithms.

Luis Garcia Carrillo
Luis Garcia Carrillo

Luis Garcia Carrillo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 316M
Phone: 361-825-3576
Email: luis.garcia@tamucc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/lgarciacarrillo

    Curriculum Vitae

Simon Geist
Simon Geist

Simon Geist, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: TH 337
Phone: 361-825-4164
Email: simon.geist@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Early life history traits of fisheries resources: ecophysiology, ecology, recruitment-environment interactions

James Gibeaut
James Gibeaut

James Gibeaut, Ph.D.

Endowed Associate Research Professor

Office: HRI 215A
Phone: 361-825-2060
Email: james.gibeaut@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Coastal geology using topographic Lidar, remote sensing, GIS, and field surveys to measure and understand coastal change

Xavier Fonz Gonzales
Xavier Fonz Gonzales

Xavier Fonz Gonzales, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Professional Assistant Professor of Biomedical Science and JAMP Faculty Director

Office: TH 235
Phone: 361-825-3824
Email: xavier.gonzales@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Immunology; Oncology; Endocrinology; Microbial Pathogenesis; Clinical Microbiology; Microbial Ecology; Genetics; Stress and psychological disorders on disease development

Jose Guardiola
Jose Guardiola

Jose Guardiola, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: CI 309
Phone: 361-825-5544
Email: jose.guardiola@tamucc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/jguardiola

    Curriculum Vitae

Circular Statistics, Bayesian analysis and Spatial Statistics. Applied research with colleagues on Medicine, Economics and Marine Research.

Mahdiar Hariri
Mahdiar Hariri

Mahdiar Hariri, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 207C
Phone: 361-825-3652
Email: mahdiar.hariri@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Derek Hogan
Derek Hogan

Derek Hogan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: TH 137
Phone: 361-825-5883
Email: james.hogan@tamucc.edu
Website: http://derekhoganresearch.wordpress.com

    Curriculum Vitae

Marine connectivity; larval dispersal; population ecology; population genetics

Nicolas Holubowitch
Nicolas Holubowitch

Nicolas Holubowitch, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor

Office: CS 242
Phone: 361-825-2987
Email: nicolas.holubowitch@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Electrochemistry, energy, and the environment; batteries and fuel cells; desalination; sensing of hazardous compounds

Xinping Hu
Xinping Hu

Xinping Hu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: SL2 104
Phone: 361-825-3395
Email: xinping.hu@tamucc.edu
Website: http://hulab.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Oceanic carbon cycle; Ocean acidification; Sediment early diagenesis; Carbonate geochemistry; Stable isotope biogeochemistry

Lucy Huang
Lucy Huang

Lucy Huang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: CBI 109
Phone: 361-825-2646
Email: lucy.huang@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Geospatial Semantic Web development; Internet GIS; GIS in public health

Minhua Huang
Minhua Huang

Minhua Huang, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor

Office: EN 314A
Phone: 361-825-3265
Email: minhua.huang@tamucc.edu



Lei Jin
Lei Jin

Lei Jin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Statistics

Office: CI 307
Phone: 361-825-2099
Email: lei.jin@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Time series, missing data and applied statistics

Ivy Jones

Ivy Jones, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor

Office: TH 133
Phone: 361-825-3259
Email: ivy.jones@tamucc.edu



Dulal Kar
Dulal Kar

Dulal Kar, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science

Office: CI 321
Phone: 361-825-5878
Email: dulal.kar@tamucc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/dkar

    Curriculum Vitae

Signal and image processing algorithms, network architecture and performance measurement, network and information security, information retrieval, and educational technology

Iltai (Isaac) Kim
Iltai (Isaac) Kim

Iltai (Isaac) Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 318
Phone: 361-825-2734
Email: ikim@tamucc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/ikim

    Curriculum Vitae

Nano/bio chemical sensing, micro/nanoscale fluidics and heat transport, and energy conversion based on nano-biophotonics

Scott King
Scott King

Scott King, Ph.D.

Chair of Computing Sciences and Professor of Computer Science

Office: CI 341
Phone: 361-825-5877
Email: scott.king@tamucc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/sking

    Curriculum Vitae

Computer Graphics: Facial Animation and Modeling, Real-Time Graphics, Rendering, Scientific Visualization; Face-to-Face Human Computer Interaction

Rajeev Kumar
Rajeev Kumar

Rajeev Kumar, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 210
Phone: 361-825-2559
Email: rajeev.kumar@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Patrick Larkin
Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office: CS 203
Phone: 361-825-3258
Email: patrick.larkin@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Plant biochemistry and genetics; fate and metabolism of nutrients and toxins, diversity and dispersal, conservation.

Byung Cheol (Bruce) Lee
Byung Cheol (Bruce) Lee

Byung Cheol (Bruce) Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 315
Phone: 361-825-4134
Email: byungcheol.lee@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Longzhuang Li
Longzhuang Li

Longzhuang Li, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science

Office: CI 323
Phone: 361-825-2406
Email: longzhuang.li@tamucc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/lli

    Curriculum Vitae

Information Retrieval on the Internet, web-based Learning, image processing

Zhaorui Li
Zhaorui Li

Zhaorui Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 316R
Phone: 361-825-4170
Email: zhaorui.li@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Chuntao Liu
Chuntao Liu

Chuntao Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences

Office: NRC 1109
Phone: 361-825-3845
Email: chuntao.liu@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Ahmed Mahdy
Ahmed Mahdy

Ahmed Mahdy, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research and Professor of Computer Science

Office: FC 165
Phone: 361-825-3881
Email: ahmed.mahdy@tamucc.edu



Broadband Wireless Networks, Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Sensor Networks, Optical Wireless Networks, Peer-to-Peer Networks, Software Stability, Software Architecture, Software Patterns

Cesar Marquez
Cesar Marquez

Cesar Marquez, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor

Office: CS 206
Phone: 361-825-5701
Email: cesar.marquez@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Sunil Mathur
Sunil Mathur

Sunil Mathur, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Office: CI 303
Phone: 361-825-3932
Email: sunil.mathur@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Mathur's research interests include childhood obesity, memory loss, epigenetics, cancer research, public health, biostatistics, genomics, big data, and epidemiology.

Cherie McCollough
Cherie McCollough

Cherie McCollough, Ph.D.

Professor and Interim Chair of Life Sciences

Office: TH 135
Phone: 361-825-3166
Email: cherie.mccollough@tamucc.edu
Website: https://DrCherieMc.com

    Curriculum Vitae

Science education; student retention; multicultural education; teacher mentoring and training; avian ecology and population biology

Richard Mclaughlin
Richard Mclaughlin

Richard Mclaughlin

HRI Chair and Professor

Office: HRI 311C
Phone: 361-825-2010
Email: richard.mclaughlin@tamucc.edu



Marine policy and law

Antonio Medrano
Antonio Medrano

Antonio Medrano, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Geographical Information Science

Office: NRC 3404
Phone: 361-825-2548
Email: antonio.medrano@tamucc.edu
Website: http://antoniomedrano.github.io

    Curriculum Vitae

Combinatorial Optimization & Path Algorithms; Spatial Optimization; High Performance Computing

Ruby Mehrubeoglu
Ruby Mehrubeoglu

Ruby Mehrubeoglu, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator and Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 222D
Phone: 361-825-3378
Email: ruby.mehrubeoglu@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Hyperspectral imaging and image analysis of a variety of materials, material characterization through spectral signatures and spatial distributions, and thermal imaging and visible-range digital image classification

Judy Metcalf
Judy Metcalf

Judy Metcalf, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor

Office: TH 133
Phone: 361-825-3959
Email: judy.metcalf@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Paul Montagna
Paul Montagna

Paul Montagna, Ph.D.

Endowed Chair for Ecosystems Studies and Modeling

Office: HRI 210A
Phone: 361-825-2040
Email: paul.montagna@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Ecosystem studies with a focus on benthic components, freshwater resources, water quality, ecosystem modeling, and environmental statistics; and integrating natural science with human dimensions research.

Fabio Moretzsohn
Fabio Moretzsohn

Fabio Moretzsohn, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor

Office: TH 333
Phone: 361-825-3477
Email: fabio.moretzsohn@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Marine biology, ecology, invertebrate zoology, biodiversity and conservation, molluscan biology, taxonomy, taxonomic databases, deep-sea, and citizen scientist projects.

Riccardo Mozzachiodi
Riccardo Mozzachiodi

Riccardo Mozzachiodi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Office: TH 335
Phone: 361-825-3634
Email: riccardo.mozzachiodi@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Neurobiology; biological basis of learning and memory; behavior

Mallikarjunaiah S. Muddamallappa
Mallikarjunaiah S. Muddamallappa

Mallikarjunaiah S. Muddamallappa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office: CI 316
Phone: 361-825-3187
Email: m.muddamallappa@tamucc.edu



Dorina Murgulet
Dorina Murgulet

Dorina Murgulet, Ph.D.

CMSS Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Hydrogeology

Office: NRC 3103
Phone: 361-825-2309
Email: dorina.murgulet@tamucc.edu
Website: http://artesian.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Physical and Contaminant Hydrogeology; Hydrology and Water Resources; Groundwater/surface water interactions; Coastal hydrogeology.

Valeriu Murgulet
Valeriu Murgulet

Valeriu Murgulet, Ph.D.

Geology Program Coordinator and Professional Assistant Professor

Office: CS 205
Phone: 361-825-6023
Email: valeriu.murgulet@tamucc.edu



Narendra Narayana
Narendra Narayana

Narendra Narayana, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor in Biochemistry

Office: CS 130D
Phone: 361-825-3644
Email: narendra.narayana@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

X-ray crystallography for structure determination of biological macromolecules

Cosmina Nicula
Cosmina Nicula

Cosmina Nicula

Adjunct Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 222A
Phone: 361-825-3569
Email: cosmina.nicula@tamucc.edu



Sungchan Oh

Sungchan Oh

Adjunct Professor of Engineering

Office: NRC 3200
Phone: 361-825-2736
Email: sungchan.oh@tamucc.edu



Felix Omoruyi
Felix Omoruyi

Felix Omoruyi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science

Office: TH 238
Phone: 361-825-2473
Email: felix.omoruyi

    Curriculum Vitae

Currently, research in my laboratory is centered on the biochemical changes in the red blood cell membrane and serum in fairly and poorly controlled diabetic patients relative to healthy control.

Dara Orbach
Dara Orbach

Dara Orbach, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marine Biology

Office: TH 231
Phone: 361-825-3217
Email: dara.orbach@tamucc.edu



Agatha Owora

Agatha Owora

Computer Science Instructor

Office: EN 316M
Phone: 361-825-3688
Email: agatha.owora@tamucc.edu



Devanayagam Palaniappan
Devanayagam Palaniappan

Devanayagam Palaniappan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: RFEB 211
Phone: 361-825-2221
Email: devanayagam.palaniappan@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations, fluid mechanics, elasticity, electro- and magneto-statics, thermal systems and instability, vortex interactions, porous media

Jangwoon Park
Jangwoon Park

Jangwoon Park, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 320
Phone: 361-825-2874
Email: jangwoon.park@tamucc.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/tamuccjangwoon

    Curriculum Vitae

Human factors/ergonomics; Biomechanics; Engineering anthropometry; Digital human modeling and simulation; Usability testing; Kansei Engineering

Christopher Patrick
Christopher Patrick

Christopher Patrick, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: TH 140
Phone: 361-825-6022
Email: christopher.patrick@tamucc.edu
Website: http://patricklab.weebly.com

    Curriculum Vitae

Michael Pettijohn

Michael Pettijohn

Adjunct Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 207
Email: michael.pettijohn@tamucc.edu



Jennifer Pollack
Jennifer Pollack

Jennifer Pollack, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marine Biology

Office: SL2 101
Phone: 361-825-2041
Email: jennifer.pollack@tamucc.edu
Website: http://pollacklab.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Field research experience in temperate salt marsh creeks, semi-arid estuaries, and polar regions

David Portnoy
David Portnoy

David Portnoy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marine Biology

Office: TH 138
Phone: 361-825-2859
Email: david.portnoy@tamucc.edu
Website: http://marinegenomicslab.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Conservation genetics of exploited marine fishes, historical patterns of zoogeography, systematics and evolution of bony fishes and elasmobranchs, patterns of sexual selection, conflict and speciation.

Valentina Postelnicu
Valentina Postelnicu

Valentina Postelnicu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

Office: CI 357
Phone: 361-825-3023
Email: valentina.postelnicu@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Mathematics education, specifically student and teacher understanding of mathematical concepts, comparative studies, research design and methodology.

Jai Prakash
Jai Prakash

Jai Prakash, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: CS 210
Phone: 361-825-3293
Email: jai.prakash@tamucc.edu
Website: https://prakashlab.weebly.com



Bioinorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Environmental and Green Chemistry, Spectroscopy, and Energy and Catalysis

Ed Proffitt
Ed Proffitt

Ed Proffitt, Ph.D.

Professor of Life Sciences

Office: TH 139
Phone: 361-825-2358
Email: ed.proffitt@tamucc.edu
Website: https://edproffitt.wixsite.com/coastal-ecology



Ecology of estuarine and marine plants and invertebrates; ecological genetics; experimental design and biometry; applying multivariate statistics to address large-scale problems

Lindsay Kaple Prothro
Lindsay Kaple Prothro

Lindsay Kaple Prothro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Geology

Office: CS 247
Phone: 361-825-4062
Email: lindsay.prothro@tamucc.edu



Pablo Rangel
Pablo Rangel

Pablo Rangel

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 316P
Phone: 361-825-3712
Email: pablo.rangel@tamucc.edu



Brandi Reese
Brandi Reese

Brandi Reese, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology

Office: SL1 105
Phone: 361-825-3022
Email: brandi.reese@tamucc.edu
Website: http://reeselab.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Microbial ecology, Geomicrobiology, Biogeochemistry, Molecular microbiology, Genetics, Transcriptomics, Marine deep subsurface biosphere

Aubrey Rhoden
Aubrey Rhoden

Aubrey Rhoden, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office: CI 213b
Phone: 361-825-3445
Email: aubrey.rhoden@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Paula Rose
Paula Rose

Paula Rose, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor

Office: NRC 3510
Phone: 361-825-2710
Email: paula.rose@tamucc.edu



Isotope biogeochemistry; marine biogeochemistry; sediment biogeochemistry

Alexey Sadovski
Alexey Sadovski

Alexey Sadovski, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Mathematics

Office: CI 338
Phone: 361-825-2477
Email: alexey.sadovski@tamucc.edu
Website: https://www.gulfbase.org/people/dr-alexey-l-sadovski

    Curriculum Vitae

Optimal Control, Probability Theory and Statistics, Stochastic Processes, Operation Research and Decision Making, Optimization, Advanced Mathematical Modeling, Modeling of Natural Systems.

John Scarpa
John Scarpa

John Scarpa, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Aquaculture

Office: TH 339
Phone: 361-825-2369
Email: john.scarpa@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Mariculture/Aquaculture of bivalves, crustaceans, microalgae and biomedical species (e.g., tunicates); oyster restoration and stock enhancement

Frauke Seemann
Frauke Seemann

Frauke Seemann, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marine Biomedical Science

Office: TH 332
Phone: 361-825-2683
Email: frauke.seemann@tamucc.edu



Jian Sheng

Jian Sheng, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 313
Phone: 361-825-3731
Email: jian.sheng@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Toshiaki Shinoda
Toshiaki Shinoda

Toshiaki Shinoda, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences

Office: NRC 3509
Phone: 361-825-3636
Email: toshiaki.shinoda@tamucc.edu
Website: https://faculty.tamucc.edu/tshinoda

    Curriculum Vitae

Jim Silliman
Jim Silliman

Jim Silliman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office: HRI 120
Phone: 361-825-3718
Email: james.silliman@tamucc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/silliman

    Curriculum Vitae

Organic geochemistry: Climate and environmental change and Differences in organic geochemical practices

Petru Aurelian Simionescu
Petru Aurelian Simionescu

Petru Aurelian Simionescu, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 207B
Phone: 361-825-5899
Email: pa.simionescu@tamucc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/psimionescu

    Curriculum Vitae

Kinematics, Dynamics, Design and Optimization of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Systems

Jennifer Smith-Engle
Jennifer Smith-Engle

Jennifer Smith-Engle, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator and Professor of Environmental Science and Geology

Office: NRC 3502
Phone: 361-825-2436
Email: jennifer.smith-engle@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Coastal processes; coastal regulations and resource management; Late Pleistocene/Holocene coastal geology and geomorphology

Hongzhi Song
Hongzhi Song

Hongzhi Song, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor

Office: CBI 108
Phone: 361-825-3198
Email: hongzhi.song@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Jean Sparks
Jean Sparks

Jean Sparks, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Laboratory Science

Office: TH 237
Phone: 361-825-2359
Email: jean.sparks@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Clinical laboratory science; hematology; botany

Jeffery Spriko
Jeffery Spriko

Jeffery Spriko, Ph.D.

Professional Associate Professor of Physics

Office: NRC 1111
Phone: 361-825-6020
Email: jeffery.spirko@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Michael Starek
Michael Starek

Michael Starek, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Civil and Geospatial Engineering

Office: NRC 3407
Phone: 361-825-3978
Email: michael.starek@tamucc.edu
Website: http://mantisresearch.org

    Curriculum Vitae

Geospatial remote sensing and analytics, including LiDAR and UAV approaches, for study of natural and built systems with emphasis on coastal-environmental problem domains.

Blair Sterba-Boatwright
Blair Sterba-Boatwright

Blair Sterba-Boatwright, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Professor of Mathematics

Office: CI 370
Phone: 361-825-2724
Email: blair.sterbaboatwright@tamucc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/sterba

    Curriculum Vitae

Applied statistics (particularly to ecological data), Bayesian statistics

Greg Stunz
Greg Stunz

Greg Stunz, Ph.D.

Professor of Marine Biology and Endowed Chair for Fisheries and Ocean Health

Office: HRI 214A
Phone: 361-825-3254
Email: greg.stunz@tamucc.edu
Website: http://fisheries.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Marine biology, marine ecology, marine fisheries ecology, fisheries, estuarine ecology, environmental biology

Barbara Szczerbinska
Barbara Szczerbinska

Barbara Szczerbinska, Ph.D.

Assistant to the Chair, Physics Program Coordinator and Professor

Office: NRC 3503
Phone: 361-825-3916
Email: barbara.szczerbinska@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Neutrino Physics, Geoneutrinos, Dark Matter

Mohammed Emad Tahtamouni
Mohammed Emad Tahtamouni

Mohammed Emad Tahtamouni, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor

Office: TH 132
Phone: 361-825-5819
Email: m-eamd.tahtamouni@tamucc.edu



Charlene Tintera
Charlene Tintera

Charlene Tintera, Ed.D.

Professional Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: CI 334
Phone: 361-825-3483
Email: ptintera@tamucc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/ptintera

    Curriculum Vitae

Math Education, Teacher preparation, and Finance and Business Mathematics.

George Tintera
George Tintera

George Tintera, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: CI 319
Phone: 361-825-6028
Email: george.tintera@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Ring Theory, Mathematical Preparation of Teachers

Philippe Tissot
Philippe Tissot

Philippe Tissot, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor

Office: NRC 2801
Phone: 361-825-3776
Email: philippe.tissot@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

My main research interest is the application and development of machine learning based techniques

James Tolan
James Tolan

James Tolan, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Office: NRC 2501
Phone: 361-825-3247
Email: james.tolan@tpwd.texas.gov
Website: https://www.gulfbase.org/people/dr-james-tolan



Fisheries; Larval Fish Biology; Bay and Estuary Freshwater Inflows; Ecology; Fisheries Management; Population Biology; Ecological Indicators

Jeffrey Turner
Jeffrey Turner

Jeffrey Turner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marine Biology

Office: SL1 105
Phone: 361-825-6206
Email: jeffrey.turner@tamucc.edu
Website: http://turnerlab.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Microbial Ecology, Molecular Biology, Population Genetics, Evolution, Genomics, Metagenomics, connections between oceans and human health

Dugan Um
Dugan Um

Dugan Um, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 222C
Phone: 361-825-3381
Email: dugan.um@tamucc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/duganum

    Curriculum Vitae

Robert Vega
Robert Vega

Robert Vega, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Office: Texas P & W
Phone: 361-939-7784
Email: Robert.Vega@tpwd.texas.gov



Mariculture; marine fish hatcheries; stock enhancement

Benjamin Walther
Benjamin Walther

Benjamin Walther, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marine Biology

Office: SL1 102
Phone: 361-825-4168
Email: benjamin.walther@tamucc.edu
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/waltherfishlab

    Curriculum Vitae

Fish migration ecology; population connectivity; habitat use; food web dynamics; carbonate chemistry

Michael Wetz
Michael Wetz

Michael Wetz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marine Biology

Office: SL2 102
Phone: 361-825-2132
Email: michael.wetz@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Phytoplankton ecology, estuarine and coastal food webs and biogeochemical cycles, effects of climatic and anthropogenic change

Kim Withers
Kim Withers

Kim Withers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: NRC 3205
Phone: 361-825-5907
Email: kim.withers@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Feiqin Xie
Feiqin Xie

Feiqin Xie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences

Office: NRC 3507
Phone: 361-825-3229
Email: feiqin.xie@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Wei Xu
Wei Xu

Wei Xu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marine Biomedical Science

Office: TH 331
Phone: 361-825-2676
Email: wei.xu@tamucc.edu
Website: https://xulehtamucc.weebly.com

    Curriculum Vitae

Mamta Yadav
Mamta Yadav

Mamta Yadav, Ph.D.

Professional Assistant Professor

Office: RFEB 316N
Phone: 361-825-2688
Email: mamta.yadav@tamucc.edu



David Yoskowitz
David Yoskowitz

David Yoskowitz

HRI Chair and Professor

Office: HRI 210B
Phone: 361-825-2966
Email: david.yoskowitz@tamucc.edu



Economics and ecosystem services

Hua Zhang
Hua Zhang

Hua Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 312
Phone: 361-825-2467
Email: hua.zhang@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Hydrology and Ecohydrology; Water Resources Planning and Management; Multisource Remote Sensing and GIS; Water and Soil Pollution Control; Environmental Systems Analysis; Environmental Impact Assessment; Wetland Restoration and Ecological Engineering.

Lin Zhang
Lin Zhang

Lin Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: HRI 104
Phone: 361-825-2095
Email: lin.zhang@tamucc.edu
Website: http://zhanglab.tamucc.edu



Compound/Position Specific Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopic Analysis in Amino Acids and Application in Oceanography and Ecology. Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry of Greenhouse Gases in Alaskan Peatlands.

Ning Zhang
Ning Zhang

Ning Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: CI 339
Email: ning.zhang@tamucc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/nzhang4

    Curriculum Vitae

Paul Zimba
Paul Zimba

Paul Zimba, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of the Center for Coastal Studies

Office: NRC 3213
Phone: 361-825-2768
Email: paul.zimba@tamucc.edu
Website: http://ccs.tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Phytoplankton ecology and harmful algal blooms

Beate Zimmer
Beate Zimmer

Beate Zimmer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: CI 310
Phone: 361-825-2682
Email: beate.zimmer@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Nonstandard Analysis, Functional Analysis, Machine Learning, and Environmental Modeling

Instructors, Adjunct, and Visiting Faculty

Hae Choi
Hae Choi

Hae Choi

Instructor of Mathematics

Office: CI 351
Email: haekyoung.choi@tamucc.edu



Nene Coulibaly
Nene Coulibaly

Nene Coulibaly

Instructor of Mathematics

Office: CI 317
Phone: 361-825-2219
Email: nene.coulibaly@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Ismail Hadimlioglu
Ismail Hadimlioglu

Ismail Hadimlioglu

Instructor of Computer Science

Email: ismail.hadimlioglu@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Marwa Hassan
Marwa Hassan

Marwa Hassan

Instructor of Computer Science

Office: RFEB 316J
Phone: 361-825-3187
Email: marwa.hassan@tamucc.edu



Douglas Johnson
Douglas Johnson

Douglas Johnson

Instructor of Mathematics

Office: CI 367
Phone: 361-825-2350
Email: douglas.johnson@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Archana Krishnagiri
Archana Krishnagiri

Archana Krishnagiri

Instructor of Mathematics

Office: CI 351
Phone: 361-825-2430
Email: archana.krishnagiri@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Marie McClendon
Marie McClendon

Marie McClendon

Instructor of Mathematics

Office: CI 367
Phone: 361-825-2844
Email: lola.mcclendon@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Galina Reid
Galina Reid

Galina Reid, M.S.

Instructor of Physics and Physical Science

Office: NRC 1110
Phone: 361-825-3685
Email: galina.reid@tamucc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae

Physical science education, learning and understanding the natural phenomena

Gauhar Sabih

Gauhar Sabih

Visiting Assistant Professor of Engineering

Office: RFEB 321
Phone: 361-825-3294
Email: gauhar.sabih@tamucc.edu



Bheemaiah Veena Shankara Narayana Rao
Bheemaiah Veena Shankara Narayana Rao

Bheemaiah Veena Shankara Narayana Rao, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor of Mathematics

Office: CI 213A
Email: bv.rao@tamucc.edu



Mathematical Ecology, Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations, Mathematical Modeling.

Staff

Christine Allman
Christine Allman

Christine Allman

ABET Coordinator

Office: RFEB 218
Phone: 361-825-5876
Email: christine.allman@tamucc.edu



Mayra Alvarado Ramirez

Mayra Alvarado Ramirez

Engineering Recruitment and STEM Outreach

Office: RFEB 215
Phone: 361-825-6025
Email: mayra.alvarado@tamucc.edu



Diana Avila
Diana Avila

Diana Avila

Senior Administrative Assistant

Office: RFEB 222
Phone: 361-825-5849
Email: diana.avila@tamucc.edu



Ken Brown
Ken Brown

Ken Brown

Senior Administrative Assistant

Office: TH 309E
Phone: 361-825-3907
Email: kenneth.brown@tamucc.edu



David Burk
David Burk

David Burk

Network Manager II

Office: CI 318
Phone: 361-825-3379
Email: david.burk@tamucc.edu



Margo Carrasco
Margo Carrasco

Margo Carrasco

Senior Administrative Assistant

Office: CI 301
Phone: 361-825-6068
Email: margo.carrasco@tamucc.edu



Kristin De La Rosa

Kristin De La Rosa

Administrative Associate

Office: RFEB 222
Phone: 361-825-3220
Email: kristin.delarosa@tamucc.edu



Jack Esparza
Jack Esparza

Jack Esparza

Laboratory Coordinator II

Office: RFEB 114A
Phone: 361-825-3897
Email: jack.esparza@tamucc.edu



Roy Ferdin
Roy Ferdin

Roy Ferdin

Operations Technician II

Office: CS 126
Phone: 361-825-2471
Email: roy.ferdin@tamucc.edu



Alessandra Garcia
Alessandra Garcia

Alessandra Garcia

Senior Administrative Assistant

Office: NRC 3500
Phone: 361-825-2814
Email: alessandra.garcia@tamucc.edu



Michael Garcia
Michael Garcia

Michael Garcia

Laboratory Coordinator I for Physical and Environmental Science

Office: CS 129
Phone: 361-825-2125
Email: michael.garcia@tamucc.edu



Lisa Garza
Lisa Garza

Lisa Garza

College Business Manager

Office: CI 369
Phone: 361-825-2560
Email: lisa.garza@tamucc.edu



John Gonzalez
John Gonzalez

John Gonzalez

Laboratory Coordinator II for Engineering

Office: RFEB 222A
Phone: 361-825-2667
Email: juan.gonzalez3@tamucc.edu



Jordan Greer

Jordan Greer

Grants Coordinator

Office: CI 368
Phone: 361-825-3938
Email: jordan.greer@tamucc.edu



Sasha Sentz
Sasha Sentz

Sasha Sentz

Administrative Assistant

Office: CI 350B
Phone: 361-825-6094
Email: sasha.sentz@tamucc.edu



Jessica Han

Jessica Han

Laboratory Coordinator for Life Sciences

Office: TH 210C
Phone: 361-825-3628
Email: jessica.han@tamucc.edu



Laura Helbling
Laura Helbling

Laura Helbling

Purchasing Specialist

Office: CS 126B
Phone: 361-825-2176
Email: laura.helbling@tamucc.edu



Luis Hernandez
Luis Hernandez

Luis Hernandez

Grants Coordinator

Office: CI 354
Phone: 361-825-3207
Email: luis.hernandez@tamucc.edu



Joseph Hill
Joseph Hill

Joseph Hill

Laboratory Coordinator I

Office: MB1 110
Email: joseph.hill@tamucc.edu



Norma Jimenez
Norma Jimenez

Norma Jimenez

Laboratory Coordinator I for Physical and Environmental Science

Office: CS 129
Phone: 361-825-2125
Email: norma.jimenez@tamucc.edu



Philip Jose
Philip Jose

Philip Jose

Laboratory Coordinator for Life Sciences

Office: TH 143
Phone: 361-825-5757
Email: philip.jose@tamucc.edu



Nikolai Kraiouchkine
Nikolai Kraiouchkine

Nikolai Kraiouchkine

Instrumentation Coordinator for Physical Sciences

Office: CS 220
Phone: 361-825-3486
Email: nikolai.kraiouchkine@tamucc.edu



Sharon Magnuson
Sharon Magnuson

Sharon Magnuson

Biomolecular Core Lab Coordinator

Office: TH 233
Phone: 361-825-2757
Email: sharon.magnuson@tamucc.edu



Tom Merrick
Tom Merrick

Tom Merrick, BSEE

IT Manager

Office: CI 353
Phone: 361-825-2435
Email: thomas.merrick@tamucc.edu



Melanie Morales
Melanie Morales

Melanie Morales

Administrative Assistant

Office: CI 301
Phone: 361-825-3754
Email: melanie.morales@tamucc.edu



Kari Nease
Kari Nease

Kari Nease

Administrative Assistant for Physical Sciences

Office: CS 130
Phone: 361-825-2991
Email: kari.nease@tamucc.edu



Michele Roth
Michele Roth

Michele Roth

Executive Assistant

Office: CI 372
Phone: 361-825-2349
Email: michele.roth@tamucc.edu



Chriss Shope
Chriss Shope

Chriss Shope

Field Operations Coordinator

Office: BB Shed
Phone: 361-825-2887
Email: chriss.shope@tamucc.edu



Philip Spreen
Philip Spreen

Philip Spreen

Operations Manager

Office: CS 126A
Phone: 361-825-3304
Email: philip.spreen@tamucc.edu



Mary Teter
Mary Teter

Mary Teter

Administrative Assistant for Physical Sciences

Office: NRC 3500
Phone: 361-825-2681
Email: mary.teter@tamucc.edu



Sue Vickers
Sue Vickers

Sue Vickers

Administrative Assistant for Life Sciences

Office: TH 309G
Phone: 361-825-2005
Email: sue.vickers@tamucc.edu



Cynthia Williams
Cynthia Williams

Cynthia Williams

Senior Administrative Assistant

Office: CI 350A
Phone: 361-825-5777
Email: cynthia.williams@tamucc.edu



Sarah Wood

Sarah Wood

Administrative Assistant for Life Sciences

Office: TH 309F
Phone: 361-825-2754
Email: sarah.wood@tamucc.edu