University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog

Faculty

Graduate Council

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Graduate Council serves an administrative role for graduate programs, an advisory role for graduate programs, and a mediator role for graduate students and graduate faculty. In all of its roles, the Graduate Council serves in conjunction with the Dean of the Graduate School.

Dr. Colin Wilborn, Dean, Graduate School and Director, Graduate Program in Exercise Science

Dr. Nancy Bonner, Director, Graduate Program in Business Administration and Graduate Program in Information Systems

Mr. Ron Brown, Director, Financial Aid

Mr. Brent Burks, Director, Admissions & Recruiting

Dr. Kris Ward, Director, Graduate Program in Education

Dr. Craig Hammonds, Director, Graduate Program in Education 

Dr. Marta Garrett, Director, Graduate Program in Counseling

Ms. Melissa Ford, Director, Graduate Admissions

Ms. Denise Karimkhani, Director, Learning Resources

Ms. Amy McGilvray, Registrar

Dr. Carrie Johnson, Director, Graduate Program in Nursing

Ms. Elizabeth Tanaka, Director, International Student Services

Dr. Marlene Zipperlen, Dean, Director, Doctor of Education Program

Graduate Faculty, 2013-2014

Dr. Carolyn Allemand

Professor of Education

B.A., Miami University

M.A., University of Hawaii

B.S., M.Ed., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Joan Berry

Assistant Professor, College of Education

B.S., University of North Texas

M.A., Reading Specialist Certification, The University of Texas at Austin

Ed.D., Texas A&M University

Dr. Christie Bledsoe

Assistant Professor, College of Education

B.S., Louisiana Tech University

M.S., The University of Texas at Arlington

Ed.D., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Dr. David Bonner

Assistant Professor, Information Systems

B.S., Hendrix College

M.S., University of Arkansas

Ph.D., University of North Texas

Dr. Nancy Bonner

Director, Master of Science in Information Systems and Master of Business Administration Programs

Assistant Professor, Information Systems

B.S., University of Phoenix

M.S., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Brian Brabham

Assistant Professor, Exercise Science

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Cynthia Brown

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling

B.A., Western New England College

M.S.W., Barry University

Ph.D., Walden University

Dr. Marilyn Byrd

Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing

B.S., M.B.A., Sam Houston State University

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Dr. Wen-Mei Chou

Assistant Professor of Counseling

B.A., SooChow University, Taipei, Taiwan

M.S., California State University, Fresno

Ph.D., St. Mary’s University

Dr. Tammi Cooper
Associate Provost

Associate Professor of Management and Marketing

B.S., Texas State University

M.S., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Ph.D., Capella University

Dr. Ann H. Crawford

Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., M.S.N., University of North Dakota

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Dr. Barbara Dalby

Chairperson, Department of Management and Marketing

Professor of Management

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Cathleen Early

Associate Professor of Biology

B.S., Howard Payne University

M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. L. Karen Estes

Associate Professor of Education

B.S., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

M.Ed., Ed.D., Baylor University

Dr. Kirk Fischer

Assistant Professor of Accounting

B.A., Northern Illinois University

M.B.A., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

DBA, Anderson University

Dr. Cliffa Foster

Chairperson, Department of Exercise and Sport Science

Professor of Exercise and Sport Science

B.S., Blue Mountain College

M.S., Ed.D., Baylor University

Dr. Terry Fox, CPA

Associate Professor of Accounting and Information Systems

B.B.A., M.B.A., Baylor University

Ph.D., University of North Texas

Dr. Marta Garrett

Director, Graduate Counseling

Associate Professor of Graduate Counseling

B.A.,East Carolina University

M.S., Oklahoma State

Ed.D.,George Washington University

Dr. Brent Gibson

Professor of English

B.A., Abilene Christian University

M.A., Texas A&M University

Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Carl Gilbert

Dean, College of Sciences

Professor of Biology

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Dr. Karen Grant

Professor of Science

H.B.Sc., University of Guelph

M.Sc., Ph.D., York University

Dr. Isaac Gusukuma

Chairperson, Department of Social Work, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Professor of Social Work

B.A., M.S.W., University of Hawaii

M.R.E., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Craig Hammonds

Director, Master of Education Programs

Assistant Professor of Education

A.A., Lower Columbia College

B.S., Western Washington University

M.i.T., City University

Ed.D., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Dr. Carol Crawford Holcomb

Professor of Christian Studies

B.A., Louisiana Tech University

M.Div., B.L., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. David Howard

Associate Professor of Christian Studies

B.A., University of Oregon

M.S., Kansas State University

M.Div., Western Baptist Seminary

Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

Dr. Patrick Jaska

Chairperson, Department of Business Computer Information Systems

Professor of Business Administration and Systems

B.A., M.A., Baylor University

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Carrie Johnson

Director, Masters of Science in Nursing Programs

Associate Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

M.S.N., Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi

D.N.P., The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Dr. Leroy Kemp

Janey Briscoe Professorship of Religion and Life

Professor of Christian Studies

B.A., Baylor University

B.D., Th.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Mickey Kerr

Professor of Exercise and Sport Science

B.B.A., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

M.B.E., West Texas State University

D.S.M., U.S. Sports Academy

Dr. James King

Professor of Business Information Technology and Systems

B.B.A., M.B.A., Baylor University

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Harris Ty Leonard

Associate Professor of Counseling

B.A., The University of the Incarnate Word

M.A., Ph.D., St. Mary’s University

Dr. Janene Lewis

Professor of English

B.S., M.A., Tarleton State University

Ph.D., Texas Christian University

Mr. Larry Locke

Assistant Professor of Management

B.A., B.S., Ouachita Baptist University

M.B.A., Harvard Business School

J.D., Harvard Law School

Dr. Jamie Mattison

Chairperson, Department of Modern Foreign Language

Assistant Professor of Spanish

B.A., M.S. University of Texas at Austin

M.A. Texas State University

Ed.D, University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Dr. Marty McMahone

Claude McBride Professorship of Business

Professor of Business Administration and Systems

B.S., M.S., Louisiana Tech University

M.A. University of Texas

M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Chrisann Merriman

Associate Professor of Marketing and Management

B.S., Rivier College

M.S., M.B.A., Southern New Hampshire University

Ph.D., Capella University

Dr. Ruth Ann Murphy

Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology

Professor of Chemist ry

B.S., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Steve Oldham

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Professor of Christian Studies

B.A., Pillsbury College

M.Div., Central Baptist Theological Seminary

M.T., Bethel Theological Seminary

Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Linda Pehl

Distinguished Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Mary Hardin-Baylor College

M.S.N., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jodi Pilgrim

Associate Professor of Education

B.S., M.Ed., Texas A&M University

Ph.D., University of North Texas

Dr. Jamey Plunk

Professor of Exercise and Sport Science

B.A., Corpus Christi State University

M.S., Texas A&M University at Kingsville

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Dr. Margaret R. Prydun

Professor of Nursing

B.A., Bloomfield College

M.S.N., The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University at Houston

Dr. Michelle Reina

Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing

B.A., University of Wisconsin at Whitewater

M.I.B.A., United States International University

Ph.D., Capella University

Dr. Camille Rex

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

M.S., The Pennsylvania State University

B.A., University of North Carolina

Dr. Robert Rose

Professor, College of Education

B.Ed., University of Alberta

M.Ed., University of Oregon

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Aida J. Sapp

Associate Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

M.S.N., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Sharon Souter

Dean, College of Nursing

Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Howard Payne University

M.S.N., Oklahoma Baptist University

Ph.D., The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Dr. Raylene Statz

Profess or of Counseling and Psychology

B.A., Stephen F. Austin State College

M.Ed., Ed.D., Texas A&M University at Commerce

Dr. Paul Stock

Interim Dean, College of Business
Chairperson, Department of Accounting, Economics & Finance

Associate Professor of Economics

B.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania

M.B.A., Oklahoma City University

Ph.D., Ohio University

Dr. William Tanner, Jr.

Chairperson, Department of Computer Science

Professor of Computer Science

B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University

M.A., M.S., Baylor University

Ph.D., University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

Dr. Lemuel Taylor IV

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

B.S., Abilene Christian University

M.S., Texas Christian University

Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Judy Trotti

Assistant Professor, College of Education

B.Ed., M.Ed., Hardin-Simmons University

Ph.D., University of North Texas

Dr. Angela (Kris) Ward

Director, Master of Education Programs

Assistant Professor, College of Education

B.S., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

M.Ed., Texas A&M University

Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Colin Wilborn

Dean, Graduate School

Director, Graduate Program in Exercise Science

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

B.S., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

M.S.Ed., Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Kathleen Wood

G.L. and Gertrude York Professorship of Biology

Chairperson, Department of Biology

Professor of Biology

B.S., Texas A&M University

M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Larry Woodward

Professor of Finance

B.A., San Jose State University

B.B.A., Missouri Southern State College

Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Dr. Stephen Von Wyrick

Professor of Hebrew, Archaeology, & Old Testament

B.A., Dallas Baptist University

M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Marlene Zipperlen

Dean, College of Education

Professor of Education

B.S., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

M.S. Ed.,Specialist in Education,

Ed.D., Baylor University