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Meet the Faculty

Trinity faculty members are gifted teachers who have dedicated themselves to working closely with students in and out of the classroom. With a student/faculty ratio of 9:1, Trinity offers ample opportunities for students to collaborate with some of the best minds in the country.

In labs, libraries, concert halls, studios, and theaters, our faculty members make significant contributions to the world of scholarship and creative activity. They enliven their classes with the most current developments in their fields. And they involve students in cutting-edge research on topics like virtual reality, radiotherapy treatment, and computational chemistry. Learn more about undergraduate research. Or you can visit our departments to see the latest projects.

Additional recent research and creative activity by faculty include:

  • Excavating an ancient shipwreck in the Mediterranean.
  • Designing productions for the nation's oldest outdoor theater.
  • Measuring ripples in the space-time continuum.

Accounting

Headshot of Assistant Professor Ashley Douglas
Assistant Professor
Headshot of Amy Holmes
Assistant Professor
Headshot of Julie Persellin
Chair, Associate Professor
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Associate Professor
Headshot of Assistant Professor Jared Koreff
Assistant Professor

Art & Art History

Professor Kate Ritson
Chair, Professor
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Professor Mark Garrison
Alice P. Brown Distinguished Professor
Associate Professor
Professor Jongwon Lee
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor

Biology

Professor Jonathan King
Chair, Professor
Professor Gerard M J Beaudoin
Assistant Professor
Professor Frank Healy
Professor
Professor Michele Johnson
Associate Professor
Professor Kevin Livingstone
Associate Professor
Professor Kelly Lyons
Associate Professor
Professor Troy Murphy
Associate Professor
Professor David Ribble
Professor, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus
Visiting Assistant Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

Business Administration

Professor J Charlene Davis
Chair, Professor
Professor Kim Robertson
Associate Professor
Professor William Burke III
Associate Professor
Professor Mario Gonzalez-Fuentes
Assistant Professor
Professor Yi Liu
Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor
Professor Jacob Tingle
Director of Experiential Learning
Mark Williams Headshot
Visiting Instructor

Chemistry

Professor Christopher Pursell
Chair, Professor
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Assistant Professor
Visiting Instructor
Professor Laura Hunsicker-Wang
Associate Professor
Professor  Joseph B. Lambert
Research Professor of Chemistry
Professor Corina Maeder
Assistant Professor
Professor Adam Urbach
Professor
Professor Emeritus
Professor Michelle Bushey
Professor Emerita
Professor Emeritus
Professor Nancy Stewart Mills
Professor Emerita
Professor Benjamin F. Plummer
Professor Emeritus
Assistant Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Semmes Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Visiting Assistant Professor

Classical Studies

Professor Erwin Cook
Murchison Distinguished Professor
Professor Lawrence Kim
Professor
Professor Benjamin Stevens
Visiting Assistant Professor

Coates Library

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Chair, Head of Collection Strategies and Resource Sharing
Headshot of the head of discovery series Jane Costanza
Head of Discovery Services
Headshot of Instructor Alex Gallin-Parisi
Instruction/Liaison Librarian, Assistant Professor
Headshot of Librarian Lanette Garza
E-Content Analysis and Assessment Librarian
Headshot of Librarian Colleen Hoelscher
Special Collections Librarian/Assistant Professor
Headshot of Librarian Michael Hughes
Instruction/Liaison Librarian/Associate Professor
Headshot of Professor Anne Jumonville Graf
First Year Experience Librarian/Associate Professor
Headshot of Librarian Jeff Lacy
Instruction/Liaison Librarian, Assistant Professor
Headshot of Professor Christopher Nolan
Professor/University Librarian
Headshot of Dr Benjamin R. Harris
Professor/Head of Instruction Services

Communication

Professor Robert Huesca
Carlos Augustus de Lozano Chair of Journalism
Professor Patrick Keating
Associate Professor
Professor Zhaoxi Liu
Assistant Professor
Professor Melissa McMullen
Assistant Professor
Professor Camille Reyes
Assistant Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor
Professor Sammye Johnson
Professor Emerita

Computer Science

Professor Yu Zhang
Chair, Professor
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Associate Professor
Professor Matthew Hibbs
Associate Professor
Professor Thomas Hicks
Associate Professor
Professor Albert Xin Jiang
Assistant Professor
Professor Ruth Jungman
Visiting Instructor
Associate Professor
Professor Paul Myers
Caruth Distinguished Professor of Computer Science

EAST: East Asian Studies at Trinity

Professor Tianxi Dong
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics & Technology
Professor Mario Gonzalez-Fuentes
Assistant Professor
Professor Jinli He
Associate Professor
Professor Chia-Wei Lee
Associate Professor
Professor Yi Liu
Assistant Professor
Professor Zhaoxi Liu
Assistant Professor
Professor Kelly Lyons
Associate Professor
Professor Alfred Montoya
Tutorial Faculty
Professor Randall Nadeau
Professor
Professor Katsuo Nishikawa
Director of the Center for International Engagement
Professor David Ribble
Professor, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor Gina Anne Tam
Assistant Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Deli Yang
Richard Burr and Donald Clark Professor of International Business, Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives
Professor Hyon Joo Yoo
Associate Professor
Professor Shage Zhang
Associate Professor
Professor Jie Zhang
Associate Professor

Economics

Professor David A. Macpherson
Chair, E.M. Stevens Professor of Economics
Professor Dennis Ahlburg
Distinguished Professor of Economics
Professor Nels Peter Christiansen
Associate Professor
Professor Shana McDermott
Assistant Professor
Professor Maria Pia Paganelli
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Professor Roger Spencer
Taylor Professor
Associate Professor of the Practice
Assistant Professor
Professor Edward J Schumacher
Chair, Professor

Education

Interim Chair
Professor
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Professor Heather Haynes Smith
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Lillian Radford Visiting Professor of Practice
Instructor in Elementary Education

Engineering Science

Professor Farzan Aminian
Chair, Professor
Visiting Instructor
Professor Jack Leifer
Associate Professor
Professor Dany J Munoz Pinto
Assistant Professor
Professor Kevin Nickels
Associate Professor
Professor Joshua D Schwartz
Associate Professor
Professor Wilson Terrell Jr
Associate Professor
Visiting Professor

English

Professor Claudia Stokes
Chair, Professor
Professor Victoria Aarons
O.R. & Eva Mitchell Distinguished Professor
Professor Jennifer Browne
Associate Professor
Professor Kelly Grey Carlisle
Associate Professor
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Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs: Curriculum and Faculty Development
Professor Michael R. Fischer
Janet S Dicke Professor in Public Humanities
Professor Andrew Kraebel
Assistant Professor
Professor Andrew Porter
Professor
Professor
Professor  Willis Salomon
Associate Professor
Professor Betsy Winakur Tontiplaphol
Associate Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Kathryn Santos
Assistant Professor

Environmental Studies

Professor Kelly Lyons
Associate Professor

Finance & Decision Sciences

Professor Jorge Colazo
Chair, Associate Professor
Professor Tianxi Dong
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics & Technology
Visiting Assistant Professor
Visiting Instructor
Assistant Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Eugenio Dante Suarez
Associate Professor
Professor Diana K Young
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics & Technology
Professor Shage Zhang
Associate Professor

Geosciences

Professor Kathleen Surpless
Chair, Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor Kurt Knesel
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Glenn Kroeger
Associate Professor
Professor Daniel Lehrmann
Pyron Professor of Geosciences
Imogene & Harold Herndon Professor of Geology
Associate Professor Benjamin Surpless
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor

Health Care Administration

Professor Edward J Schumacher
Chair, Professor
Assistant Professor
Visiting Professor
Assistant Professor
Visiting Associate Professor
Executive in Residence, Adjunct Faculty

History

Professor Carey Latimore
Chair, Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor David Lesch
Ewing Halsell Distinguished Professor of History
Professor Kenneth Loiselle
Associate Professor
Professor Nicole Marafioti
Associate Professor
Professor Gina Anne Tam
Assistant Professor
Professor Lauren Turek
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

Human Communication and Theatre

Professor Andrew Hansen
Chair, Associate Professor
Professor Stacey Connelly
Associate Professor
Professor Kylis Gillete
Associate Professor
Professor Rachel Joseph
Assistant Professor
Professor William Mosley-Jensen
Assistant Professor & Director of Debate
Professor Scott Neale
Assistant Professor
Professor Roberto Prestigiacomo
Associate Professor
Professor Charlene Davis
Assistant Director of Debate
Professor Nathan Stith
Assistant Professor
Professor Erin M Sumner
Associate Professor

International Studies

Professor Rosa Aloisi
Assistant Professor
Professor Richard Burr
Professor Emeritus
Associate Professor
Professor Stephen Lee Field
J.K. and Ingrid Lee Professor of Chinese Language & Literature
Professor Robert Huesca
Co-Director for Languages Across the Curriculum
Professor Alfred Montoya
Associate Professor
Professor Tahir Naqvi
Associate Professor
Professor David Ribble
Professor, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor Eugenio Dante Suarez
Associate Professor

Mathematics

Chair, Associate Professor
Professor E. Cabral Balreira
Professor
Associate Professor
Professor Eddy Kwessi
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Professor Hoa Nguyen
Associate Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Visiting Instructor
Visiting Assistant Professor

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Professor Damian Caluori
Associate Professor
Professor Andrew Kraebel
Assistant Professor
Professor Nicole Marafioti
Associate Professor
Professor  Willis Salomon
Associate Professor

Modern Languages and Literatures

Professor Bruce T. Holl
Chair, Associate Professor
Professor Dania E. Abreu-Torres
Associate Professor
Professor Alan Astro
Professor
Professor Rosana Blanco Cano
Associate Professor
Professor Norma Elia Cantu
Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Stephen Lee Field
J.K. and Ingrid Lee Professor of Chinese Language & Literature
Professor Jinli He
Associate Professor
Professor Nanette Le Coat
Associate Professor
Professor Pablo A. Martinez
Associate Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Debra Ochoa
Associate Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Bladimir Ruiz
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Professor Rita Urquijo Ruiz
Associate Professor
Professor Michael Ward
Associate Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Jie Zhang
Associate Professor
Professor Emerita
Lecturer
Professor Arturo Madrid
Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Matthew Stroud
Professor Emeritus
Visiting Assistant Professor

Music

Professor David Heller
Chair, Professor
Professor Brian Bondari
Associate Professor
Professor  Joseph Kneer
Assistant Professor
Professor Carl Leafstedt
Associate Professor
Professor Chia-Wei Lee
Associate Professor
Professor  Kimberlyn Montford
Associate Professor
Professor Gary Seighman
Associate Professor/Director of Choral Activities
Professor James Worman
Associate Professor
Professor Linda McNeil
Professor Emeritus
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Assistant Professor

Neuroscience

Professor Gerard M J Beaudoin
Assistant Professor
Professor Kwan Cheng
Williams Endowed Professor in Interdisciplinary Physics
Professor Laura Hunsicker-Wang
Associate Professor
Professor Dany J Munoz Pinto
Assistant Professor
Professor Carol Yoder
Professor

Philosophy

Professor Steven Luper
Chair, Professor
Professor Damian Caluori
Associate Professor
Professor Rachel Johnson
Assistant Professor

Physics & Astronomy

Professor Dennis Ugolini
Chair, Professor
Professor Kwan Cheng
Williams Endowed Professor in Interdisciplinary Physics
Professor Nirav Mehta
Associate Professor
Professor David Pooley
Associate Professor
Professor Jennifer Steele
Professor
Professor Niescja Turner
Zilker Professor of Physics
Orrin Shindell
Assistant Professor

Political Science

Professor David Crockett
Chair, Professor
Professor Rosa Aloisi
Assistant Professor
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Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor John Hermann
Associate Professor
Professor Sussan Siavoshi
Una Chapman Cox Professor of International Affairs
Professor Hyon Joo Yoo
Associate Professor

Psychology

Professor Jane Childers
Chair, Professor
Professor William Ellison
Assistant Professor
Professor Kevin McIntyre
Associate Professor
Professor Harry Wallace
Associate Professor
Professor Carol Yoder
Professor
Assistant Professor

Religion

Professor Sarah Pinnock
Jennie Farris Railey King Professor
Professor Ruben R Dupertuis
Chair, Associate Professor
Professor Randall Nadeau
Professor
Professor  Chad Spigel
Associate Professor
Professor Angela Tarango
Associate Professor
Visiting Instructor
Visiting Instructor
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Assistant Professor
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Adjunct Professor

School of Business

Professor William Burke III
Associate Professor
Professor Jorge Colazo
Chair, Associate Professor
Professor J Charlene Davis
Chair, Professor
Professor Tianxi Dong
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics & Technology
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Assistant Professor
Professor Mario Gonzalez-Fuentes
Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor
Professor Yi Liu
Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor
Headshot of Julie Persellin
Chair, Associate Professor
Headshot of John Daniel Rice
Associate Professor
Professor Kim Robertson
Associate Professor
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Dean of the School of Business
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Eugenio Dante Suarez
Associate Professor
Professor Deli Yang
Richard Burr and Donald Clark Professor of International Business, Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives
Professor Diana K Young
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics & Technology
Professor Shage Zhang
Associate Professor

Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. Jennifer Mathews
Chair, Professor
Associate Professor
Professor Sarah Beth Kaufman
Assistant Professor
Professor Alfred Montoya
Associate Professor
Professor Tahir Naqvi
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Dr. Benjamin Sosnaud
Assistant Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor

Urban Studies

Professor Nels Peter Christiansen
Associate Professor
Professor Andrew Hansen
Chair, Associate Professor
Professor Kenneth Loiselle
Associate Professor
Professor Tahir Naqvi
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Professor Eugenio Dante Suarez
Associate Professor
Associate Professor

Women's and Gender Studies

Professor Dania E. Abreu-Torres
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Professor Jennifer Browne
Associate Professor
Professor Debra Ochoa
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Professor Angela Tarango
Associate Professor