Graduate Academic Advisors

A graduate advisor is one of the first people you’ll want to contact when you’re ready to begin your studies.  Advisors can help you choose courses and guide you through your thesis or dissertation. Below is a listing of contact information for the graduate advisors within their respective programs.

Browse Advisors By College/School:

College of Arts & Sciences
College of Business
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Information
Mayborn School of Journalism
College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism
College of Music
College of Public Affairs & Community Service
College of Visual Arts & Design
Toulouse Graduate School

College of Arts and Sciences

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ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
Applied GeographyDr. Murray Rice940.565.2091
Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyDr. Lloyd Fitzpatrick940.565.3636
 Dr. Dan Kunz 940.565.2037
BiologyDr. Lloyd Fitzpatrick940.565.3590
ChemistryDr. Angela Wilson940.565.3554
Communication StudiesDr. Brian Richardson940.565.2588
EconomicsDr. Janice Hauge (Prospective student advising)940.565.4544
 Dr. Margie Tieslau (Current student advising)940.565.3442
English/Creative WritingDr. Marshall Armintor940.565.2050
 Dr. Kevin Curran940.565.2168
Environmental ScienceDr. Aaron Roberts940.565.2694
FrenchDr. Marijn S. Kaplan940.565.2404
HistoryDr. Walter Roberts940.565.2288
International StudiesDr. Emile Sahliyeh 940.565.2323
Professional and Technical CommunicationDr. Ryan Boettger940.565.4458
MathematicsDr. Charles Conley940.565.2155
PhilosophyDr. David Kaplan940.565.5321
PhysicsDr. Duncan Weathers940.565.2626
Political ScienceDr. Glen Biglaiser940.565.2312
PsychologyDr. Lawrence Schneider940.565.2537
Media ArtsDr. Melinda Levin , Master of Fine Arts940.565.2537
 Dr. George Larke-Walsh, Master of Arts940.565.2537
SociologyDr. Cynthia Cready940.565.2296
SpanishDr. Jorge Aviles-Diz940.565.2404

    College of Business

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    ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
    AccountingDr. Carol Ann Frost, Doctoral940.565.3069
    Accounting/Management Christine Ellis, Master's940.565.3087
    Business DoctoralInez Loche, Doctoral940.369.8491
    Business Analytics (Starting August 2015)Dr. Donna Lohr940.565.4149
    Finance/Insurance/Real Estate/LawDr. Imre Karafiath, Doctoral940.565.3065
    Dr. Tomas Mantecon, Master's940.565.3050
    Information Technology & Decision SciencesDr. Robert Pavur, Doctoral940.565.3107
    Dr. Donna Lohr, Master's
    LogisticsDr. Wesley Randall, Doctoral 940.565.3120
    Dr. Jeffrey Lewin, Master's
    ManagementDr. Nancy Boyd Lillie, Doctoral940.565.3158
    April Kuykendall, Master's
    MarketingDr. Charles Blankson, Doctoral940.565.3136
    Dr. Jeffrey Lewin, Master's

    Stacy Buchanan (MBA Programs)

    Brandi Everett (MBA Accellerated Online Programs)

    Kathalyn Martinez (MBA Prospective Student Advising)

    TaxationChristine Ellis940.565.3087

        College of Education

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        ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
        Autism InterventionDr. Smita Mehta940.565.2922
        CounselingJanet Rogers940.565.2910
        Curriculum and InstructionDr. Mei Hoyt, Master's940.565.4646
         Dr. Janelle Mathis, Doctoral940.565.2922
        Development and Family StudiesDr. Wendy Middlemiss940.565.2922
        Early Childhood Studies Dr. Dina Castro, Master's940.565.2922
         Dr. George Morrison, Doctoral940.565.2175
        Educational LeadershipDr. Linda Stromberg, Master's (Principal Certificate)940.565.2175
         Dr. Jane B. Huffman, Doctoral (Superintendent Certificate)940.565.2832
        Educational DiagnosticianDr. Pam Peak940.565.2045
        Educational PsychologyLaura Musgrove940.565.3486
        Elementary, Middle and Secondary Education (Online Certification)

        Azzama Alia

        Danielle Crandall

        Staci Travis

        Emotional/Behavior DisordersDr. Lyndal Bullock940.565.2920
        Higher EducationDr. V. Barbara Bush, Master's940.565.2045
         Dr. Daniel Chen, Doctoral940.565.2920
        KinesiologyDr. Jeff Goodwin940.565.2651
        Play TherapyDr. Sue Bratton940.565.2922
        Reading EducationDr. Alexandra Leavell, Master's940.565.4646
         Dr. Carol Wickstrom, Doctoral940.369.8447
        Recreation, Event, and Sport ManagementDr. John Collins940.565.3422
        Special EducationDr. Bertina Combes940.565.3864
        Special Education (IMPACT)Dr. Mary Estes940.369.4646

        Dr. Rossana Boyd (Elementary)

        Dr. Karthigeyan Subramaniam (Middle Grades)

        Dr. Kelley King (Secondary)


          College of Engineering

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          ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
          Computer Science and EngineeringDr. Robert Akl940.565.2804
          Electrical EngineeringDr. Xinrong Li 940.369.6880
          Engineering TechnologyDr. Seifollah Nasrazadani940.565.2022
          Materials ScienceDr. Jincheng Du940.565.3260
          Mechanical and Energy EngineeringDr. Nandika D’Souza940.565.2400

            College of Information

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            ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
            Applied Technology and Performance Improvement

            Dr. Ji Hoon Song, Doctoral & Master's

            Rebecca How (CTE Certification Program)

            Learning Technologies

            Toby Faber, Doctoral & Master's


            Dr. Jerry Wircenski (Master's Certification Program)


            Dr. Lynne Cox (Accelerated Online Program)


            Library/Information ScienceToby Faber, Master's940.565.2445
             Dr. Oksana Zavalina, Doctoral940.891.6795
             Brennan Blair940-891-6795

              Mayborn School of Journalism

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              ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
              JournalismDr. Roy Busby940.565.4564
               Dr. Dorothy Bland940.565.2095

                College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism

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                ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
                Hospitality ManagementDr. Lisa Kennon940.565.2436
                International Sustainable TourismDr. Lisa Kennon940.565.2436
                MerchandisingDr. Lisa Kennon940.565.2436

                  College of Music

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                  ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
                  Admissions for MusicKelly Santa Maria940.565.3721
                  Jazz StudiesDr. Colleen Conlon940.565.2791
                   Dr. John Murphy940.565.4344
                  Music (Composition, Theory, Musicology)Dr. Colleen Conlon940.565.2791
                   Dr. David Schwarz940.565.2550
                  Music EducationDr. Colleen Conlon940.565.2791
                   Dr. Don Taylor, Doctoral940.565.3745
                   Dr. Debbie Rohwer, Master's940.369.7538
                  Performance (incl. Conducting)Dr. Colleen Conlon940.565.2791
                  *For auditions and/or applicationsBecky Hughes940.565.2791
                   Joel Wiley940.565.2791

                    College of Public Affairs and Community Service

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                    ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
                    Applied AnthropologyDr. Doug Henry940.565.2290
                     Kelly Lauderdale940.565.4931
                    AudiologyDr. Kamakshi Gopal940.565.2262
                    Behavior AnalysisDr. Traci Cihon940.565.2274
                    Behavior Analysis (Online) ABA-GACTLaura Ramsey940.565.2561
                    Criminal JusticeDr. Adam Trahan940.565.2562
                    LSHA MA/MS (Applied Gerontology)Dr. Keith Turner940.369.7349
                    Public AdministrationDr. Lisa Dicke, MPA940.891.6793
                     Dr. Simon Andrew, Doctoral940.369.5815
                    Rehabilitation CounselingDr. Denise Catalano940.565.2488
                     Dr. Linda Holloway940.565.2488
                    Speech-Language PathologyDr. Gloria Olness940.565.2481

                      College of Visual Arts and Design

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                      ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
                      Art Education/ Art History (Master's/Doctoral)Dr. Denise Baxter940.565.3986
                      DesignCynthia Mohr940.565.3621
                       Marian O'Rourke-Kaplan, Fashion Design940.565.3621
                       Dr. Phillip Park, Interior Design940.565.3621
                       Michael Gibson, Design Research940.565.3621
                      Studio Art Annette Lawrence940.369.7671
                       Angela Vanecek940.369.7671

                        Toulouse Graduate School

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                        ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
                        Interdisciplinary StudiesAlan Hubble940.565.4172
                        Interdisciplinary Studies - Women's and Gender StudiesDr. Sandra Spencer940.565.2532