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UTSA welcomes its 2021-22 faculty

UTSA 2021-22 New Faculty

Alvarez College of Business

Jonathan Moreno-Medina

Jonathan Moreno-Medina

Assistant Professor, Economics

Ph.D., Duke University

Xiaohong (Violet) Xu

Xiaohong (Violet) Xu

Assistant Professor, Management

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Peng Zhao

Peng Zhao

Assistant Professor, Management

Ph.D., Indiana University


College of Education and Human Development

Matias de Paula

Matias de Paula

Lecturer, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

M.A., West Virginia University

John Harrichand

John Harrichand

Assistant Professor, Counseling

Ph.D., Liberty University

Marie Kirkpatrick

Marie Kirkpatrick

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

Ph.D., Baylor University

Yi-Fan Li

Yi-Fan Li

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Joel Alejandro (Alex) Mejia

Joel Alejandro (Alex) Mejia

Associate Professor, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies/Biomedical Engineering (with focus on Engineering Education)

Ph.D., Utah State University

Jasmine Harris

Associate Professor, Race, Ethnicity, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Viviana Rodriguez

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies/Economics (begins fall 2022)

Ph.D., Columbia University


College of Engineering and Integrated Design

Gabriela Ciocarlie

Gabriela Ciocarlie

Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ph.D., Columbia University

Alifer Crom

Alifer Crom

Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio

Esteban López Ochoa

Esteban López Ochoa

Assistant Professor, Architecture

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Araceli Martinez Ortiz

Araceli Martinez Ortiz

Microsoft President’s Endowed Professor in Engineering Education, Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., Tufts University

Shrihari Sankarasubramanian

Shrihari Sankarasubramanian

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology


College for Health, Community and Policy

Marina Armendariz

Marina Armendariz

Post Doctoral Fellow, Public Health

Ph.D., Penn State

Ganesh Baniya

Ganesh Baniya

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Public Health

Ph.D., University of North Texas

Mike Davis

Mike Davis

Assistant Professor of Practice, Criminology & Criminal Justice

M.S., Texas State University

Sandor Dorgo

Sandor Dorgo

Professor & Department Chair, Kinesiology

Ph.D., University of Georgia

Ryan Hill

Ryan Hill

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Ph.D., Florida International University

Jusung Lee

Jusung Lee

Assistant Professor, Public Health

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Alan Meca

Alan Meca

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Ph.D., Florida International University

Coralia Vázquez-Otero

Coralia Vázquez-Otero

Assistant Professor, Public Health

Ph.D., University of South Florida


College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Jessica Eise

Jessica Eise

Assistant Professor, Communication

Ph.D., Purdue University

Abraham Gibson

Abraham Gibson

Assistant Professor, History

Ph.D., Florida State University

Valeria Meiller

Assistant Professor, Modern Languages & Literatures

Ph.D., Georgetown University


College of Sciences

Richard Anantua

Richard Anantua

Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy (begins spring 2022)

Ph.D., Stanford University

Brian Brigham

Brian Brigham

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Environmental Sciences & Ecology

Ph.D., CUNY Graduate School and University Center

Gerardo Elguézabal

Gerardo Elguézabal

Senior Lecturer, Chemistry

Ph.D., Baylor University

Linda Rutherford

Linda Rutherford

Assistant Professor of Practice, Computer Science

M.S., University of Texas at San Antonio

Juan Valadez

Juan Valadez

Assistant Professor of Practice, Computer Science

M.S., St. Mary's University

Adrian Zapata

Adrian Zapata

Senior Lecturer, Chemistry

Ph.D., Baylor University

Aanuoluwa Adelani

Lecturer, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Matta Akanksha

Senior Lecturer, Chemistry

Ph.D., University of Delhi, India

Byron Long

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Computer Science

Ph.D., Indiana University


University College

LTC Tim Ball

LTC Tim Ball

Professor of Military Science, Army ROTC

M.S., Naval Postgraduate School

Karen Engates

Karen Engates

Associate Professor of Instruction, Academic Inquiry & Scholarship/Honors College

Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio

Alberto Vasquez

Alberto Vasquez

Associate Professor of Practice, Academic Inquiry & Scholarship

M.S., University of Texas at San Antonio


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