UTSA welcomes 2022 new faculty

UTSA 2022-23 New Faculty

Alvarez College of Business

Benjamin Anderson

Benjamin Anderson

Associate Professor of Practice, Information Systems & Cyber Security

Ian Burres

Ian Burres

Associate Professor of Practice, Information Systems & Cyber Security

John Newsom

John Newsom

Assistant Professor of Practice, Information Systems & Cyber Security

Bruce Stanfill

Bruce Stanfill

Assistant Professor of Practice, Management

Nishant Vishwamitra

Nishant Vishwamitra

Assistant Professor, Information Systems & Cyber Security

Ph.D., University at Buffalo, SUNY

Wenjing Yao

Wenjing Yao

Assistant Professor of Practice, Management Science and Statistics

Yuexia Zhang

Yuexia Zhang

Assistant Professor, Management Science and Statistics

Ph.D., Fudan University, China

Wendy Boaglio-Gratereaux

Associate Professor of Practice, Marketing

Shadi Goodarzi

Assistant Professor, Management Science and Statistics

Ph.D., HEC Paris School of Business

Ricard Jensen

Assistant Professor of Practice, Marketing

Deborah Pendarvis

Assistant Professor of Practice, Accounting

Bulent Temel

Assistant Professor of Practice, Economics


College of Education and Human Development

Helyde Adan-Torres

Helyde Adan-Torres

Assistant Professor of Practice, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Heather Davis

Heather Davis

Assistant Professor of Practice, Educational Psychology

John Davis

John Davis

Associate Professor, Educational Psychology

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Alonzo M. Flowers III

Alonzo M. Flowers III

Associate Professor & Chair, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Viviana Rodriguez

Viviana Rodriguez

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies/Economics

Ph.D., Columbia University

Tiffany Farias-Sokoloski

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching/Professional Preparation

Maria Gonzales

Assistant Professor of Practice, Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching

Guadalupe Gorordo

Assistant Professor of Practice, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Yi-Fan Li

Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Brandon Tate

Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching


Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design

Omar Abbaas

Omar Abbaas

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Armando Araiza

Armando Araiza

Assistant Professor, Architecture & Planning

M.Arch, Pratt Institute

Tanveer Hossain Bhuiyan

Tanveer Hossain Bhuiyan

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Cody Gonzalez

Cody Gonzalez

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Ryun Jung Lee

Ryun Jung Lee

Assistant Professor, Architecture & Planning

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Panagiotis Markopoulos

Panagiotis Markopoulos

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ph.D., University at Buffalo, SUNY

Morteza Seidi

Morteza Seidi

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D., University of Maine

Hardev Singh

Hardev Singh

Assistant Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering

Gongchen Sun

Gongchen Sun

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Bin Wang

Bin Wang

Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Wei Zhai

Wei Zhai

Assistant Professor, Architecture & Planning

Ph.D., University of Florida

Guillermo Araya

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering (starting Spring 2023)

Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Olumide Ayodele

Associate Professor of Instruction, Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering

John Bagarozy

Lecturer, Architecture & Planning

Maria Gonzalez Porras

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Graduate School

Steve Skarke

Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering

Xiaowen Su

Assistant Professor of Research, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Carolina Vivas-Valencia

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., Purdue University

Johnathan Votion

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Electrical & Computer Engineering


College for Health, Community and Policy

Chien-Jen Chiang

Chien-Jen Chiang

Assistant Professor, Social Work

Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Eduardo Gandara

Eduardo Gandara

Postdoctoral Fellow, Public Health

DrPH, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Zhiyong Lin

Zhiyong Lin

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Ph.D., University of Maryland

Fernando Riosmena

Fernando Riosmena

Professor, Demography and Sociology

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Brandon Tregle

Brandon Tregle

Assistant Professor, Criminology & Criminal Justice

Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Omaha

Beatriz Alaniz

Associate Professor of Practice , Social Work

Stephen Pan

Assistant Professor, Public Health (starting Spring 2023)

Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Canada

Emily Perez

Associate Professor of Practice , Social Work

Jodie Sandel

Assistant Professor of Practice, Public Health

Christina Sue

Professor, Sociology (starting Spring 2023)

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles


College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Jennifer Becker

Jennifer Becker

Associate Professor , Communication

Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Jordan D. Boyd

Jordan D. Boyd

Assistant Professor of Practice, Music

Justin Boyd

Justin Boyd

Assistant Professor, Art & Art History

M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts

Marisol Cortez

Marisol Cortez

Professor of Practice, English

Sylvia Fernandez

Sylvia Fernandez

Assistant Professor, Philosophy & Classics

Ph.D., University of Houston

Stephanie Gonzalez

Stephanie Gonzalez

Postdoctoral Fellow, College of Liberal & Fine Arts

Chris Sauter

Chris Sauter

Associate Professor of Instruction, Art & Art History

Miriam Sobre

Miriam Sobre

Assistant Professor, Communication

Ph.D., Arizona State University

Mel Webb

Mel Webb

Professor of Instruction, Philosophy & Classics

Ada Zamarripa

Ada Zamarripa

Lecturer, Modern Languages & Literatures

Xiaoyi Zhang

Xiaoyi Zhang

Postdoctoral Fellow, English/Modern Languages & Literatures

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Carlo Bottone

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Philosophy & Classics

Isaac Bustos

Assistant Professor, Art & Art History

D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Joe Harjo

Associate Professor of Instruction, Art & Art History

Jeong-Eun Lee

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Music

Juan Mora

Assistant Professor, Art & Art History

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

Camilo Nieto-Matiz

Assistant Professor, Political Science & Geography

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Victor Pagona

Associate Professor of Practice & Community Art Education Specialist, Art & Art History

Jillian Sortore

Associate Professor of Instruction, Art & Art History

Christopher Stratman

Visiting Asstistant Professor, Philosophy & Classics

Ryan Takaba

Associate Professor of Instruction, Art & Art History


College of Sciences

Hend Alkittawi

Hend Alkittawi

Lecturer, Computer Science

Fatma Arslan

Fatma Arslan

Professor of Instruction, Computer Science

Lacy Barton

Lacy Barton

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental & Regenerative Biology

Ph.D., New York University, Skirball Institute

Thayne Currie

Thayne Currie

Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Kevin Desai

Kevin Desai

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas

Mitra Hosseini

Mitra Hosseini

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio

Stacy Jones

Stacy Jones

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Mathematics

Elizabeth Lambert

Elizabeth Lambert

Lecturer, Mathematics

Diqui LaPenta

Diqui LaPenta

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Integrative Biology

Ramon Perez

Ramon Perez

Lecturer, Mathematics

Wei Reeves

Wei Reeves

Senior Lecturer, Chemistry

Timothy Richards

Timothy Richards

Associate Professor of Instruction, Computer Science

Jesus Romo

Jesus Romo

Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio

Amin Sahba

Amin Sahba

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Computer Science

Ramin Sahba

Ramin Sahba

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Computer Science

Alexey Soshnev

Alexey Soshnev

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental & Regenerative Biology

Ph.D., University of Iowa

Joseph Stein

Joseph Stein

Lecturer, Mathematics

Xinting Yu

Xinting Yu

Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy (starting Spring 2023)

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Xuan Zhou

Xuan Zhou

Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy

Ph.D., Iniversite de Technologie de Troyes, France

Rajkumar Banoth

Associate Professor of Instruction, Computer Science

Mohammad Chowdhury

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Computer Science

Saugata Datta

Professor & Chair, Earth & Planetary Sciences

Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, Canada

Ali Hikmet Dogru

Professor of Instruction, Computer Science

Jiasong Li

Assistant Professor of Research, Chemistry

Blaine Mamiya

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Chemistry

Stephen Pena

Lecturer, Mathematics

Inchul Shin

Assistant Professor of Research, Chemistry

Murtaza Siddiqi

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Computer Science


University College

Isabelle Cavazos

Isabelle Cavazos

Assistant Professor of Practice, Academic Inquiry & Scholarship

Aaron Galliher

Aaron Galliher

Assistant Professor of Practice, Academic Inquiry & Scholarship

Jesse Harasta

Jesse Harasta

Associate Professor of Instruction, Academic Inquiry & Scholarship

Morgan Grace

Assistant Professor of Practice, Academic Inquiry & Scholarship

Brianna Yoder

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Multidisciplinary Studies


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