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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 Linda Specht
Chair, Associate Professor
Headshot of Assistant Professor Ashley Douglas
Assistant Professor
Headshot of Amy Holmes
Assistant Professor
Headshot of Julie Persellin
Associate Professor
Headshot of John Daniel Rice
Associate Professor

Art & Art History

Professor Elizabeth Ward
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
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Frank Healy
Associate Professor
Professor Michele Johnson
Associate Professor
Professor Kevin Livingstone
Associate Professor
Professor Kelly Lyons
Chair, Associate Professor
Professor Troy Murphy
Associate Professor
Professor James Roberts
Cowles Distinguished Professor

Business Administration

Professor Kim Robertson
Chair, Associate Professor
Professor William Burke III
Associate Professor
Professor Mario Gonzalez-Fuentes
Assistant Professor
Professor Yi Liu
Assistant Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Deli Yang
Burr-Clark Professor in International Business
Professor Jacob Tingle
Director of Experiential Learning

Chemistry

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

Classical Studies

Professor Timothy O Sullivan
Professor
Professor Erwin Cook
Murchison Distinguished Professor
Professor Nicolle Hirschfeld
Associate Professor
Professor Lawrence Kim
Associate Professor
Professor Benjamin Stevens
Visiting Assistant Professor

Coates Library

Chair, Head of Collection Development, Acquistions, & Resource
Head of Discovery Services
Instruction/Liaison Librarian
E-Content Analysis and Assessment Librarian
Assistant Vice President & Professor/University Librarian
Special Collections Librarian/Assistant Professor
Instruction/Liaison Librarian
Associate Professor/Information Literacy Librarian
Instruction/Liaison Librarian
Associate University Librarian
Professor/Head of Instruction Services

Communication

Professor Patrick Keating
Associate Professor
Professor Zhaoxi Liu
Assistant Professor
Professor Melissa McMullen
Assistant Professor
Professor Camille Reyes
Assistant Professor
Professor Sammye Johnson
Professor Emerita

Computer Science

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

EAST: East Asian Studies at Trinity

Professor Angela Breidenstein
Chair, Professor
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 Zhaoxi Liu
Assistant Professor
Professor Yi Liu
Assistant Professor
Professor Kelly Lyons
Chair, Associate Professor
Professor Alfred Montoya
Assistant Professor
Professor Randall Nadeau
Jennie Farris Railey King Professor
Professor Katsuo Nishikawa
Director of the Center for International Engagement
Professor Gina Anne Tam
Assistant Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Deli Yang
Burr-Clark Professor in International Business
Professor Hyon Joo Yoo
Associate Professor
Professor Shage Zhang
Assistant 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
Assistant Professor
Professor Shana McDermott
Assistant Professor
Professor Maria Pia Paganelli
Associate Professor
Professor Gina Pieters
Assistant Professor
Professor Ricardo Manuel Santos
Associate Professor
Professor Roger Spencer
Taylor Professor
Associate Professor of the Practice
Professor Edward J Schumacher
Chair, Professor

Education

Chair, Murchison Professor of the Practice of Education
Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor Angela Breidenstein
Chair, Professor
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice in Elementary Educ

Engineering Science

Professor Farzan Aminian
Chair, Professor
Visiting Professor
Professor Diana Glawe
Associate Professor
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
Assistant Professor
Associate Vice President for Faculty Recruit/Development
Professor Andrew Kraebel
Assistant Professor
Professor Andrew Porter
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Professor  Willis Salomon
Associate Professor
Professor
Professor Betsy Winakur Tontiplaphol
Associate Professor

Environmental Studies

Professor Kelly Lyons
Chair, Associate Professor
Professor Elizabeth Ward
Chair, Professor

Finance & Decision Sciences

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

Geosciences

Professor Kathleen Surpless
Chair, Professor
Professor Thomas W Gardner
Herndon Distinguished Professor
Professor Glenn Kroeger
Associate Professor
Professor Daniel Lehrmann
Pyron Professor of Geosciences
Professor
Professor Benjamin Surpless
Associate Professor

Health Care Administration

Professor Edward J Schumacher
Chair, Professor
Assistant Professor
Visiting Associate 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 Aaron Navarro
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Professor Gina Anne Tam
Assistant Professor
Professor Lauren Turek
Assistant Professor

Human Communication and Theatre

Professor Andrew Hansen
Chair, Associate Professor
Professor Stacey Connelly
Associate Professor
Professor Kyle Gillett
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
Visiting Assistant Director of Debate
Professor Nathan Stith
Assistant Professor
Professor Erin M Sumner
Assistant Professor

International Studies

Professor Rosa Aloisi
Assistant Professor
Professor Richard Burr
Professor Emeritus
Associate Professor
Professor Stephen Lee Field
Lee Professorship in Chinese Language & Literature
Professor Robert Huesca
Director of International Programs
Professor Alfred Montoya
Assistant Professor
Professor Tahir Naqvi
Associate Professor
Professor Aaron Navarro
Associate Professor
Professor Eugenio Dante Suarez
Associate Professor

Mathematics

Chair, Associate Professor
Professor E. Cabral Balreira
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Professor Eddy Kwessi
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Professor  Brian K Miceli
Associate Professor
Professor Hoa Nguyen
Associate Professor
Associate VPIRAA and Director of Institutional Research

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,
Murchison Professor of the Humanities
Visiting Instructor
Professor Stephen Lee Field
Lee Professorship in Chinese Language & Literature
Professor Jinli He
Associate Professor
Professor Nanette Le Coat
Associate Professor
Professor Pablo A. Martinez
Associate Professor
Lecturer
Professor Debra Ochoa
Associate Professor
Professor Bladimir Ruiz
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor Rita Urquijo Ruiz
Associate Professor
Professor Michael Ward
Associate Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Jie Zhang
Associate Professor
Professor Emerita
Professor Arturo Madrid
Norene R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor

Music

Professor David Heller
Chair, Professor
Professor Brian Bondari
Assistant 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

Neuroscience

Professor Gerard M J Beaudoin
Assistant Professor
Professor Kwan Cheng
Williams Endowed Professor in Interdisciplinary Physics
Professor Laura Hunsicker-Wang
Associate Professor
Professor Michele Johnson
Associate Professor
Professor James Roberts
Cowles Distinguished Professor
Professor Carol Yoder
Professor

Philosophy

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

Physics & Astronomy

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

Political Science

Professor David Crockett
Chair, Professor
Professor Rosa Aloisi
Assistant Professor
Visiting Professor
Professor John Hermann
Associate Professor
Professor Keesha Middlemass
Assistant Professor
Professor Sussan Siavoshi
Cox Professorship
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 Charles B White
Vice President, Info Resources, Marketing & Communications
Professor Carol Yoder
Professor

Religion

Professor Sarah Pinnock
Chair, Professor
Professor Ruben R Dupertuis
Associate Professor
Professor Randall Nadeau
Jennie Farris Railey King Professor
Professor Simran Jeet Singh,
Assistant Professor
Professor  Chad Spigel
Associate Professor
Professor Angela Tarango
Associate Professor

School of Business

Professor William Burke III
Associate Professor
Professor Jorge Colazo
Chair, Associate Professor
Professor Tianxi Dong
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics & Technology
Headshot of Assistant Professor Ashley Douglas
Assistant Professor
Professor Mario Gonzalez-Fuentes
Assistant Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Headshot of Amy Holmes
Assistant Professor
Professor Yi Liu
Assistant Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Headshot of Julie Persellin
Associate Professor
Headshot of John Daniel Rice
Associate Professor
Professor Kim Robertson
Chair, Associate Professor
Headshot of Linda Specht
Chair, Associate Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Eugenio Dante Suarez
Associate Professor
Professor Deli Yang
Burr-Clark Professor in International Business
Professor Diana K Young
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics & Technology
Professor Shage Zhang
Assistant Professor

Sociology and Anthropology

Professor David Spener
Chair, Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Christine Drennon
Associate Professor
Professor Sarah Kaufman
Assistant Professor
Professor Alfred Montoya
Assistant Professor
Professor Tahir Naqvi
Associate Professor
Professor Amy Stone
Associate Professor
Professor Sheryl Tynes
Professor

Urban Studies

Professor Nels Peter Christiansen
Assistant Professor
Professor Andrew Hansen
Chair, Associate Professor
Professor Kenneth Loiselle
Associate Professor
Professor Keesha Middlemass
Assistant Professor
Professor Tahir Naqvi
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor David Spener
Chair, Professor
Professor Amy Stone
Associate Professor
Professor Eugenio Dante Suarez
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor

Women's and Gender Studies

Professor Dania E. Abreu-Torres
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Professor Rosana Blanco Cano
Associate Professor
Professor Jennifer Browne
Associate Professor
Professor Andrew Kania
Associate Professor
Professor Debra Ochoa
Associate Professor
Professor Amy Stone
Associate Professor
Professor Angela Tarango
Associate Professor