University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 2014-2015 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

Mr. Ron Brown, Director, Financial Aid

Dr. Brent Burks, Director, Admissions & Recruiting

Ms. Melissa Ford, Director, Graduate Admissions

Dr. Marta Garrett, Director, Graduate Program in Counseling

Dr. Barbara Gresham, Director of Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program

Dr. Craig Hammonds, Director, Graduate Program in Education

Dr. Carrie Johnson, Director, Graduate Program in Nursing

Ms. Denise Karimkhani, Director, Learning Resources

Dr. Mickey Kerr, Director of Sport Administration Program

Ms. Amy McGilvray, Registrar

Dr. Steve Oldham, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Elizabeth Tanaka, Director, International Student Services

Dr. Kris Ward, Director, Graduate Program in Education

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

Graduate Faculty, 2014-2015

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., University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Joan Berry

Chairperson, Department of Education

Associate Professor of Education

B.S., University of North Texas

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

Ed.D., Texas A&M University

Dr. Christie Bledsoe

Assistant Professor of Education

B.S., Louisiana Tech University

M.S., 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. Brian Brabham

Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science

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

Dr. Rochelle Cade

Assistant Professor of Graduate Counseling

B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi

Dr. Ho-Chang Chae

Visiting Assistant Professor of Information Systems

B.S., Hanyang University, South Korea

M.S., Ph.D., University of North Texas

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 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., University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Cathleen Early

Associate Professor of Biology

B.S., Howard Payne University

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

Dr. Jenise Engelke

Director of Clinical Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

B.S., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

D.P.T., Shenandoah University

Dr. Kirk Fischer

Assistant Professor of Accounting

B.S., Northern Illinois University

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

D.B.A., 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

Associate Professor of Business Computer Information Systems

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

Ph.D., University of North Texas

Dr. Marta Garrett

Director, Graduate Counseling Program

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 Biology

H.B.Sc., University of Guelph

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

Dr. Barbara Gresham

Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

B.S., University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center

M.S., Baylor University

Ph.D., Texas Woman’s 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., University of Texas

Dr. Craig Hammonds

Director, Graduate Program in Educational Administration

Assistant Professor of Education

A.A., Lower Columbia College

B.A., Western Washington University

M.A.T., City University

Ed.D., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Dr. Carol 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 Graduate Counseling

B.A., University of Oregon

M.S., Kansas State University

M.Div., Western Baptist Seminary

Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

Dr. Pat Jaska

Chairperson, Department of Business Computer Information Systems

Professor of Business Administration and Systems

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

Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Carrie Johnson

Director, Master of Science in Nursing Program

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., 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

Director, Graduate Program in Sports Administration

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. Jim King

Professor of Business Computer Information Systems

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

Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Ty Leonard

Associate Professor of Graduate Counseling

B.A., 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.A.Th., Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

M.B.A., Harvard Business School

J.D., Harvard Law School

Dr. Hollis Lowery-Moore
Professor of Education
B.S., Longwood College

M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Houston

Dr. Jason Martin
Assistant Professor of Graduate Counseling
B.A., M.M.F.T., Abilene Christian University

Ph.D., Michigan State University

Dr. Jamie Mattison

Chairperson, Department of Modern Foreign Language

Assistant Professor of Spanish

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

Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Chrisann Merriman

Associate Professor of Management and Marketing

B.S., Rivier College

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

Ph.D., Capella University

Dr. Ruth Ann Murphy

Amy LeVesconte Professorship in Chemistry

Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology

Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Ph.D., 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

Th.M., Bethel Theological Seminary

Ph.D., Baylor University

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 at Kingsville

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Dr. Margaret Prydun

Professor of Nursing

B.A., Bloomfield College

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

Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

Dr. Michelle Reina

Associate Professor of Management and Marketing

Coordinator, Study Abroad

B.A., University of Wisconsin

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

Ph.D., Capella University

Dr. Camille Rex

Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science

B.A., University of North Carolina

M.S., Pennsylvania State University

Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dr. Robert Rose

Professor of Education

B.A., University of Alberta

M.Ed., University of Oregon

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Aida Sapp

Professor of Nursing

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

M.S.N., Ph.D., 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., University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio

Dr. Paul Stock

Chairperson, Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance

Associate Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance

B.S., Clarion State University

M.B.A., Oklahoma City University

Ph.D., Ohio University

Dr. Karen Estes Sykes

Associate Professor of Education

B.S., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

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

Dr. Bill Tanner

Chairperson, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Professor of Computer Science

B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University

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

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

Dr. Lem Taylor IV

Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science

B.S., Abilene Christian University

M.S., Texas Christian University

Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Judy Trotti

Assistant Professor of Education

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

Ph.D., University of North Texas

Dr. Renee Turner

Assistant Professor of Graduate Counseling

B.A., M.A., University of Texas at San Antonio

Ph.D., St. Mary’s University

Dr. Kris Ward

Director, Master of Education Programs

Assistant Professor 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 and Sport Science

Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science

B.S., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

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

Dr. Kathleen Wood

G.L. and Gertrude York Professorship in Biology

Chairperson, Department of Biology

Professor of Biology

B.S., Texas A&M University

M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Larry Woodward

Professor of Finance

B.S., San Jose State University

B.S.B.A., Missouri Southern State College

Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Dr. Stephen Von Wyrick

Professor of Christian Studies

B.A., Dallas Baptist University

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

Dr. Marlene Zipperlen

Dean, College of Education

Director, Doctor of Education Program

Professor of Education

B.S., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

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