May 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Alpine Faculty


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Andrew Alegría 
Assistant Professor of Music 
B.M., 2003, Baylor University; M.M., 2012, University of New Mexico; D.M.A., 2018, Louisiana State University 

Sidney Balman
Writer in Residence, Sponsor of Student Publications, and Lecturer in Journalism
B.S., 1982, Vanderbilt University; M.A., 1989, American University 

Carolyn Barrientes
Assistant Professor of Interior Design/Industrial Technology
B.A., 1987, University of Texas at Austin; M.F.A., 2000, University of Iowa

Oguzhan Basibuyuk
Chair & Professor of Homeland Security and Criminal Justice
B.A., 1997, Turkish National Police Academy; M.A., 2003, Gazi University; Ph.D., 2008, University of North Texas

Anirban Bhattacharjee
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Bachelor of Technology, 2004, Visveswaraya Technological University; M.S., 2010, Ph.D., 2014, University of Wyoming

Jamie A. Boyd
Associate Professor of Animal Science
B.S., 2000, Berry College; M.S., 2006, Ph.D., 2009, University of Georgia

Rosemary Briseño
Associate Professor of English
B.A., 1997, University of Texas at Austin; M.A., 2000, Sul Ross State University; Ph.D., 2008, Washington State University

Angela Brown
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Chair of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
A.S., 2000, Lee College; B.S., 2003, Sam Houston State University; M.S., 2006, Sam Houston State University; Ph.D., 2012, University of Texas at Arlington

Eric Busby 
Associate Professor of Industrial Technology and Chair of Agriculture and Industry 
B.Arch., 2001 Prairie View A&M University; M.B.A., 2006 Texas Woman’s University; M.S., 2015 Texas Tech University; Ph.D., 2019 Texas Tech University 

Bradley Carpenter
Chair & Associate Professor of Education
B.A., 1997, Sam Houston State University; M.EdAd., 2002, Tarleton State University; Ph.D., 2011, University of Texas at Austin

Hong Young Chang
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S, Daegu University; M.S., 1997, Yonsei University; Ph.D., 2009, University of Houston

Yen-Hsin Chen
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration
B.S., 2003, and M.S., 2006, National Chengchi University, Taiwan; Ph.D., 2017, University of North Texas

Hugo da Costa Santos 
Assistant Professor of Agriculture Business 
B.S., 2014, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Ph.D., 2018, Colorado State University 

Esther Daganzo-Canteñs 
Professor of Spanish & Director of International Studies 
Diplomatura, 1989, University of Granada, Spain; B.A., 1998, M.A., 2002, and Ph.D., 2006, Florida International University 

Julianna Dean 
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology 
B.A., 2010, Scripps College; M.S., 2016, University of Houston-Clear Lake; Ph.D., 2019, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston 

Ramon Deanda
Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A., 2011, University of Texas of the Permian Basin; M.F.A., 2019, University of  South Alabama

Kendra DeHart
Chair of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Assistant Professor of History 
B.A., 2007, Southwestern University; M.A., 2013, Ph.D., 2020, Texas State University 

James W. Downing
Professor of Psychology
B.S., 1986, Indiana State University; M.A., 1989, Ph.D., 1991, University of Colorado at Boulder

Ross Flemming
Professor of Theatre/Technical Director
B.A. 1996, Stephen F Austin; M.F.A. 2005, Texas Tech University

Karrin Ford
Professor of Music
B.M., 1974, Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.M., 1978, Ph.D., 1991, University of Nebraska

Theron Francis
Associate Professor of English
B.A., 1987, Northern Michigan University; M.A., 1994, Northern Arizona University; Ph.D., 2007, Purdue University

Eric T. Funasaki 
Associate Professor of Mathematics & Dean of Research and Sponsored Programs 
B.S., 1990, Harvey Mudd College; M.S., 1992, University of Washington; Ph.D., 1997, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

Minerva Gonzales
Director and Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., 1997, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; M.S.N., 2011, Angelo State University; D.N.P., 2016, Chamberlain College of Nursing

Carlos E. Gonzalez-Gonzalez 
Assistant Professor of Habitat Research and Management 
B.S., 2011 Texas A&M University Kingsville; M.S., 2015 Sul Ross State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University 

Ilda Gonzalez
Lecturer of Spanish
B.A., 1973, Sul Ross State University; M.A., 2004, University of Texas at San Antonio

William C. Green
Professor of Marketing and Chair of Business Administration
B.S., 1973, M.B.A., 1975, California State University (Bakersfield); Ph.D., 1985, University of Houston

Ismail Dincer Gunes
Associate Professor of Homeland Security and Criminal Justice
B.A., 1996, Turkish National Police Academy; M.S.C.J., 2001, University of North Texas; Ph.D., 2008, University of North Texas

Jennifer Haan
Director of Online Teaching and Learning and Assistant Professor of Education-Leadership
B.A., 1988, University of California; M.A., 2003, California State University, Ph.D., 2017, New Mexico State University

Louis A. Harveson
Associate Provost, Professor of Natural Resource Management, and Director of Borderlands Research Institute for Natural Resource Management
B.S., 1991, Texas Tech University; M.S., 1995, Ph.D., 1997, Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Rhonda Hayes
Assistant Professor of Education in Counseling
BA, 1978, M Ed-Counseling, 1987, M Ed-Mid Management, 1991, Angelo State University; ABD, PhD, Texas Tech University

Christopher P. Herrera
Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Human Performance
B.S., 2002, Ohio State University; M.A., 2006, University of Houston-Clear Lake; Ph.D., 2010 University of Sydney

Anne Marie Hilscher 
Lecturer in Biology 
B.S. 1995, Texas A&M University; M.L.I.S, 2001, University of Texas at Austin; M.S., 2006, Sul Ross State University 

Carl Igo
Associate Professor of Agriculture
B.S., 1983, and M.S., 1984, Texas Tech University; Ph.D., 1998, Oklahoma State University

Jessica Kelsch
Assistant Professor of Geology
B.S., 1996, University of Arizona; M.S., 2000, University of New Mexico; Ph.D., 2023, University of Texas at El Paso

Kristofer D. Jorgenson 
Professor of Mathematics 
B.M., 1985, M.Ed., 1991, Southwest Texas State University-San Marcos; Ph.D., 1999, New Mexico State University 

Marina Kimball
Lecturer of Math in the Academic Center for Excellence
B.S., 1986, Moscow Institute of Chemical Machine Contracting; M.B.A., 1994, The College of Insurance

Robert J. Kinucan 
Professor of Natural Resource Management 
B.S., 1981, University of Idaho; M.S., 1983, University of Wyoming; Ph.D., 1987, Texas A&M University 

Charles Koenig
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A., 2009, University of Colorado; M.A., 2012, Texas State University; Ph.D., 2023, University of Wyoming

Thornton Larson
Associate Professor of Biology 
B.S., 2011, Northland College; M.B.S., 2015, University of Texas at El Paso 

Lisa Lopez
Instructor in Education & Director of Principal Preparation and Outreach Programs
B.A., 1995, University of Texas at El Paso; M.Ed., 2001, Sul Ross State University

Ryan Luna
Professor of Natural Resource Management and Chair of Natural Sciences
B.S., 2001, Texas Tech University; M.S., 2008, University of Texas at San Antonio; Ph.D., 2013, Texas State University

Cynthia McAlister 
Lecturer of Math in the Academic Center for Excellence 
B.S, 2004, M.S., 2012, Sul Ross State University 

Matthew Marsh
Lecturer of History
B.S., 2008, University of Houston; M.A., 2010, M.A., 2011, Sul Ross State University; ABD, University of North Dakota

Elizabeth A. Measures 
Professor of Geology 
B.S., 1982, M.S., 1984, Sul Ross State University; Ph.D., 1992, University of Idaho 

Jose U. Mora
Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., 1991, Universidad de Los Andes; M.A., 1999, and Ph.D., 2002, University of Illinois at Chicago

Hugh Morrissey
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
B.S., 2004, Sul Ross State University; M.S., 2006, Sul Ross State University; Ed.D., 2020, United States Sports Academy

Clark Nussbaum
Lecturer of Business Management
B.S, 1985, Oklahoma Christian University; MBA, 2012, Sul Ross State University

Laura R. Payne
Dean of College of Graduate Studies and of Online Education, Dean of the Case College of Literature, Arts & Social Sciences, and Professor of English
B.A., 1993, M.A., 1995, Ph.D., 2001, Texas Tech University

Ian Peddie 
Professor of English 
B.A., 1992 University of Bradford; M.A., 1994, Illinois State University; M.A., 1998, University of Rochester; Ph.D., 2002 University of Rochester 

Devin Pettigrew
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A., 2007, and M.A., 2015, University of Arkansas; Ph.D., 2021, University of Colorado Boulder

Mary Powers
Lecturer in Kinesiology
B.A., 2018, Eastern Washington University; B.S., 2020, Sul Ross State University

Galen Privitt
Professor of Education
B.S., 1977, Lubbock Christian University; M.Ed., 1992, University of Texas Pan American; Ed.D., 2006, University of Texas at Austin

Jeanne Qvarnstrom
Professor of Education 
B.S., 1970, Iowa State University; M.A., 1975, California State University, Hayward; Ed.D., 1986, University of the Pacific

Billy Jack Ray
Chair and Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Human Performance
B.S., 2001, M.S, 2013, Ed.D., 2019 Tarleton State University

Demetris Reed, Jr. 
Assistant Professor of Animal Science - Meat Science 
B.S., 2011, Prairie View A&M University; M.S., 2015, West Texas A&M University; Ph.D., 2019, North Dakota State University 

Doug Renshaw
Instructor in Kinesiology
B.S., 2011, University of Texas of the Permian Basin; M.Ed., 2014, Fairmont State University

Christopher M. Ritzi
Professor of Biology
B.A., 1996, Texas A&M University; M.S., 1999, Sul Ross State University; Ph.D., 2004, Indiana State University

Diana Rodriguez
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., 2001, M.A., 2004, Sul Ross State University; Ed.D., 2021, Northeastern University

Jawanna Sanderson 
Assistant Professor of Accounting 
B.BA., 2012, Sam Houston State University; M.S., 2013, Sam Houston State University 

Bryon Schroeder
Director of the Center for Big Bend Studies and Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A., 2006, M.A., 2010, University of Wyoming; Ph.D., 2015, University of Montana

Bret Scott
Associate Professor of Communication
B.F.A., 1993, University of Arizona; M.F.A., 2008, University of Southern California

Marjorie Scott
Chair of Visual and Performing Arts and Associate Professor of Communication and Theatre
B.A., 1998, Occidental College, M.F.A., 2008, University of Southern California

Thomas Shiller
Assistant Professor of Geology
B.S., 2009, Sul Ross State University; M.S. 2012, Ph.D. 2017 Texas Tech University

Glenn Short
Instructor of Education
B.A., 1991, M.Ed., 1996, Sul Ross State University

Lisa Sousa
Assistant Professor of Education - Education Diagnostician
BA, Communicative Disorders,1994, California State University, Northridge; MA, Special Education, 1996, California State University, Northridge; Ph. D, 2013, Special Education, Texas Woman’s University.

Kathy K. Stein
Assistant Dean of Student Success, Director of Academic Center for Excellence, and Professor of English
B.S., 1990, M.A., 1993, Ed.D., 2006, University of Texas at El Paso

Gregory Tegarden
Associate Professor of Studio Arts
B.S., 2004, Sul Ross State University; M.F.A., 2011, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Alicia Trotman
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., 2004, Pace University; 2012, Ph.D., Michigan State University

Barbara Tucker
Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies and Professor of Education
B.S.W., 1993, Moorhead State University; M.Ed., 1997, Sul Ross State University; Ph.D., 2012, Capella University

Kevin M. Urbanczyk 
Professor of Geology 
B.S., 1984, M.S., 1987, Sul Ross State University; Ph.D., 1994, Washington State University 

Edwin Urias
Lecturer in English in the Academic Center for Excellence
B.A., 2020, M.A., 2023, Sul Ross State University

Julie M. Vega
Coordinator of Dual Credit and Lecturer of English
B.A., 1998, M.A., 2000, Sul Ross State University

Jessica Velasco
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration
B.A. 1998, M.S. 2001, Texas A&M University College Station; D.P.A., 2020, Valdosta State University

Joseph G. Velasco
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., 2001, University of New Mexico; M.A., 2005, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi; Ph.D., 2011, University of Denver

Bonnie J. Warnock
Dean of the College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences and Professor of Natural Resource Management
B.S., 1995, M.S., 1997, Sul Ross State University; Ph.D., 2003, Texas A&M University

Melissa Wesney
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., 2001, Bowling Green State University; M.Ed., 2011, Tiffin University; Ed.D., 2020, Northcentral University

Savannah Williamson
Associate Professor of History
B.A., 2010, Stephen F. Austin, M.A., 2014. Ph.D., 2016 University of Houston

Naixue (Neal) Xiong
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.E., Hubei University of Technology; M.E., 2004, Central China Normal University; Ph.D., 2007, Wuhan University; Ph.D., 2008, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology