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Chair
Amy Chanmugam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Department Chair


210.458.3003
Amy Chanmugam, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Phone Number
210.458.3003
Email

Room

FS 4.544

Department

Social Work

Research Interests
  • Intimate partner violence, especially child/adolescent exposure
  • Family interventions & support services, especially shelter-based
  • Family systems & psychological trauma
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Parent-child relationships
  • Adoption & foster care
  • School social work & school-based interventions
  • Qualitative methods
Education
  • Ph.D., Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009
  • M.S., Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, 1996
  • B.A., Psychology and German Literature, Vassar College, 1990
Heywood Sanders, Ph.D.

Professor & Interim Department Chair


210.458.2501
Heywood Sanders, Ph.D.
Title

Professor & Interim Department Chair

Phone Number
210.458.2501
Email

Room

DB 4.114D

Department

Public Administration

Research Interests
  • Convention center development
  • Downtown development
  • Urban politics
Education
  • Ph.D., Government, Harvard University
  • B.A., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
Michael Smith, J.D., PH.D.

Professor & Department Chair


210.458.2686
Michael Smith, J.D., PH.D.
Title

Professor & Department Chair

Phone Number
210.458.2686
Email

Room

DB 4.112B

Department

Criminal Justice

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M. Smith CV
Research Interests
  • Nationally-recognized expert on racial profiling
  • Racial/ethnic disparities in policing
  • Police use of force
  • Police, law and public policy
Education
  • Ph.D., School of Justice Studies, Arizona State University, 1996
  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1993
  • Admitted to Practice, Virginia State Bar, 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1998
  • B.S., Administration of Justice, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1987
Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Department Chair


210.458.3141
Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Phone Number
210.458.3141
Email

Room

MNT 2.270D

Department

Demography

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J. Sparks CV
Research Interests
  • Health disparities
  • Maternal and child health
  • Biomarkers and premature aging
  • Segregation and health
  • Breastfeeding and duration and initiation
  • Spatial inequality
  • Latinos in higher education
Education
  • Ph.D., Rural Sociology and Demography, The Pennsylvania State University, 2006
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Arkansas, 2003
  • M.A., Social Policy, University of Sydney, Australia, 2003
  • B.A., Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas, 2001
Faculty
Rogelio Sáenz, Ph.D.

Professor, Mark G. Yudof Endowed Professor & Dean, College of Public Policy


210.458.2880
Rogelio Sáenz, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Mark G. Yudof Endowed Professor & Dean, College of Public Policy

Phone Number
210.458.2880
Email

Room

DB 4.110C

Department

Demography

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R. Saenz CV
Research Interests
  • Demography and demographic trends
  • Minority groups
  • Inequality
  • Sociology of Latina/os
  • Immigration
  • Social justice and human rights
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Iowa State University, 1986
  • M.S., Sociology, Iowa State University, 1984
  • B.S.W., Social Work, Pan American University, 1981
Heidi Adams Rueda, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2309
Heidi Adams Rueda, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2309
Email

Room

FS 4.408

Department

Social Work

Research Interests
  • Adolescent dating and sexuality
  • Domestic abuse and teen dating violence
  • Minority and at-risk youth populations (i.e., Latino youth, adolescents with disabilities)
  • The design and evaluation of developmentally- and culturally-grounded preventative interventions
Education
  • Ph.D., Social Work, Arizona State University, 2013
  • Master of Social Work, Arizona State University, 2007
  • B.A., Psychology and Spanish, University of Nebraska, 2004
Jennifer Alexander, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


210.458.2532
Jennifer Alexander, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2532
Email

Room

DB 4.204

Department

Public Administration

Research Interests
  • Public administration theory
  • Administrative responsibility and discretion
  • The political role of nonprofits (citizenship, advocacy, policy implementation)
  • Public budgeting
  • Ethics, social equity and race
Education
  • Ph.D., Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1993.
  • M.S., Geography, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1985
  • B.S., Foreign Service, History and Diplomacy of Developing Nations, Georgetown University, Washington, 1978
Gina Amatangelo

Lecturer I, Internship Coordinator & Undergraduate Advisor of Record


210.458.2617
Gina Amatangelo
Title

Lecturer I, Internship Coordinator & Undergraduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number
210.458.2617
Email

Room

DB 4.339

Department

Public Administration

Education
  • Master of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. in Communications, Pennsylvania State University
Megan Augustyn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2976
Megan Augustyn, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2976
Email

Room

DB 4.220

Department

Criminal Justice

Research Interests
  • Causes and consequences of crime and victimizations over the life course
  • Legal attitudes and legal socialization
  • Help-seeking behaviors
  • Intimate and family violence
  • Gender and crime
Education
  • Ph.D. Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park, 2013
  • M.A. Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park, 2009
  • B.A. Sociology and Spanish (Cum Laude), University of Notre Dame, 2006
Cashen M. Boccio, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2618
Cashen M. Boccio, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2618
Email

Room

DB 4.216

Department

Criminal Justice

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Research Interests
  • Trait-based theories of crime
  • Self-control
  • Psychopathy
  • Life-course criminology
  • Criminological theory
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, 2018
  • M.S., Criminology, California State University, Fresno, 2012
  • B.S., Biology, University of Washington, 2009
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Washington, 2009
Chris Booker, M.S.

Lecturer I & Internship Coordinator


210.458.2624
Chris Booker, M.S.
Title

Lecturer I & Internship Coordinator

Phone Number
210.458.2624
Email

Room

DB 4.112C

Department

Criminal Justice

Candace Christensen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2918
Candace Christensen, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2918
Email

Room

FS 4.404

Department

Social Work

Research Interests
  • Using feminist methodology and arts-based research (theatre and photovoice) methods as both a tool for inquiry and intervention for preventing GBV (gender-based violence) among college students, within families and through media
  • Disseminate research results that inform GBV prevention policy
  • Intervention practices and feminist, arts-based research methods
Education
  • Ph.D., Social Work, University of Utah, 2012
  • Master of Social Work, University of Utah, 2008
  • B.A., Theatre Studies and Literature, University of Texas at Dallas, 1997
Tansu Demir, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


210.458.2690
Tansu Demir, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2690
Email

Room

DB 4.238

Department

Public Administration

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T. Demir CV
Research Interests
  • Politics-administration relationship
  • City managers and administrative power
  • Accountability in local government
  • Public policy process (implementation)
  • Professionalism in public service
  • Public administration theory
  • Structural equation modeling methodology
Education
  • Ph.D., Public Administration Theory, Florida Atlantic University, 2005
  • M.A., Public Administration, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 2001
  • B.S., Public Administration, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1998
Maria Veronica Elias, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2537
Maria Veronica Elias, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2537
Email

Room

DB 4.236

Department

Public Administration

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M. Elias CV
Research Interests
  • Public administration theory and epistemology
  • Public organization theory
  • Community organizing and civic engagement
Education
  • Ph.D., Urban Studies and Public Affairs, The University of Akron, 2008
  • M.A., Geography and Urban Planning. The University of Akron, 2003
  • Graduate Certificate, M.S. Management and Preservation of Natural Areas, The International University of Andalusia, La Rábida, Huelva, Spain 1999
  • B.A., Geography, University Graduate in Geography—Licenciatura, The National University of the South, Bahia Blanca, Argentina, 1999
Roger Enriquez, J.D.

Associate Professor & Director, Policy Studies Center


210.458.2691
Roger Enriquez, J.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Director, Policy Studies Center

Phone Number
210.458.2691
Email

Room

BV 4.304D

Department

Criminal Justice

Research Interests
  • Jury issues and consulting
  • Criminal law, immigration law
  • Latinos in the criminal justice system
  • Latino policy issues including: housing, education, labor, health and human services
Education
  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 2001
  • B.B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio, 1998
Chantal Fahmy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2688
Chantal Fahmy, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2688
Email

Room

DB 4.214

Department

Criminal Justice

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C. Fahmy CV
Research Interests
  • Prisoner reentry
  • Institutional corrections
  • Social support
  • Public health
  • Deviant subcultures
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminology & Criminal Justice, Arizona State University, 2018
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, California State University, Long Beach, 2012
  • B.A., Criminology, Law & Society, University of California, Irvine, 2008
Kandyce Fernandez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2536
Kandyce Fernandez, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2536
Email

Room

DB 4.244

Department

Public Administration

Research Interests
  • Intersections of public/private organizations and structures
  • Government/nonprofit relationships
  • Philanthropy and grant making foundations in public education
  • Civic health and community-based organizational initiatives
Education
  • Ph.D., Public Administration & Policy, Arizona State University, 2014
  • Master of Public Service and Administration, Texas A&M University, 2007
  • B.A., International Studies & Economics, University of Miami, 2003
Richard Harris, Ph.D.

Professor


210.458.2843
Richard Harris, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2843
Email

Room

FS 4.422

Department

Social Work

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R. Harris CV
Research Interests
  • Social demography
  • Demographic techniques
  • Demography of aging
  • Gender roles
  • Sexual harassment and assault
  • Military sociology
  • Cultural competence
  • Stratification
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Cornell University, 1976
  • M.A., Sociology, Cornell University, 1974
  • B.A., Sociology, Macalester College, 1971
Richard Hartley, Ph.D.

Professor


210.458.2759
Richard Hartley, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2759
Email

Room

DB 4.202

Department

Criminal Justice

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R. Hartley CV
Research Interests
  • Decision-making practices for criminal court outcomes
  • Correlates of prosecutorial and judicial decision making
  • Race/ethnicity and criminal justice
  • Process and outcome evaluations
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2005
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, Minot State University, 2000
  • B.S., Criminal Justice, Minot State University, 1997
Mary Houston-Vega, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


210.458.3008
Mary Houston-Vega, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor

Phone Number
210.458.3008
Email

Room

FS 4.512

Department

Social Work

Research Interests
  • Ethical dilemmas and professional liability specific to social work education, current social work practice, and emerging areas of social work practice (e.g. technology, animal assisted activities and therapy, etc.)
  • Practice oriented frameworks for preventing and managing life-endangering situations and crises, (i.e. disasters, suicide, and violence in the work place)
  • Application of transformative pedagogy in teaching in general and culturally competent practice in particular
Education
  • Ph.D., Social Work, University of Southern California, 1984
  • Master of Social Work, University of Denver, 1975
  • B.A., Social Work, Colorado State University, 1974
Ying Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.3165
Ying Huang, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.3165
Email

Room

MNT 2.270L

Department

Demography

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Y. Huang CV
Research Interests
  • Urban sociology, social stratification, and population health
  • Variation in neighborhood inequality over time and across racial/ethnic groups
  • Social, spatial, and policy interactions that produce and reproduce racial and ethnic disparities in health
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York, 2018
  • Master of Public Policy, University of Missouri, 2012
  • Bachelor of Laws, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, 2010
Dylan B. Jackson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2611
Dylan B. Jackson, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2611
Email

Room

DB 4.212

Department

Criminal Justice

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D. Jackson
Research Interests
  • Health criminology
  • Developmental/Life-course criminology
  • Criminological theory
  • Health and behavioral development
  • Social determinants of health
  • Pediatrics
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, 2015
  • M.S., Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, 2011
  • B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University, 2008
Patricia Jaramillo, Ph.D.

Lecturer III & Graduate Advisor of Record


210.458.2716
Patricia Jaramillo, Ph.D.
Title

Lecturer III & Graduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number
210.458.2716
Email

Room

DB 4.114B

Department

Public Administration

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Education
  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.P.Aff. Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. Political Science, Southwestern University
Janet E. Lantry, LCSW-S, RYT

Lecturer I


210.458.2315
Janet E. Lantry, LCSW-S, RYT
Title

Lecturer I

Phone Number
210.458.2315
Email

Room

FS 4.530

Department

Social Work

Kellie Lynch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2049
Kellie Lynch, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2049
Email

Room

DB 4.218

Department

Criminal Justice

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K. Lynch CV
Research Interests
  • Intimate partner violence and homicide
  • Domestic violence firearm policy
  • Sexual victimization
  • Stalking
  • Campus safety and perceptions of risk
Education
  • Ph.D., Experimental Social Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2016
  • M.S., Experimental Social Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2013
  • B.A., Psychology, Memorial University, St. John’s, 2011
Henry Meade, M.P.A.

Lecturer III


210.458.3044
Henry Meade, M.P.A.
Title

Lecturer III

Phone Number
210.458.3044
Email

Room

DB 2.212

Department

Criminal Justice

Jolyn Mikow, Ph.D.

Title IV-E Program Director


210.458.3005
Jolyn Mikow, Ph.D.
Title

Title IV-E Program Director

Phone Number
210.458.3005
Email

Room

FS 4.440

Department

Social Work

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J. Mikow CV
Research Interests
  • Cultural issues and their impact on interventions and research design
  • Child welfare abuse and neglect prevention and intervention
  • Substance abuse prevention and intervention
  • Hispanic female adolescents and problematic behavior
  • Social service program evaluation
  • Community action research
Education
  • Post-Doc Fellow, Office for Drug and Social Policy Research, University of Houston, 2004
  • Ph.D., Social Work, University of Houston, 2002,
  • M.S.W., Our Lady of the Lake University, 1994
  • B.S., Secondary Education, The University of Texas at Austin, 1973
Byongook Moon, Ph.D.

Professor


210.458.2622
Byongook Moon, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2622
Email

Room

DB 4.208

Department

Criminal Justice

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B. Moon CV
Research Interests
  • Criminological theory
  • Bullying
  • Policing
  • Victimization
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice and Criminology, Michigan State University, 2004
  • M.S., Criminal Justice and Criminology, Michigan State University, 2000
  • B.S., Rehabilitation Psychology, Daegu University, South Korea, 1998
Lucinda Nevarez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2306
Lucinda Nevarez, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2306
Email

Room

FS 4.412

Department

Social Work

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L. Nevarez CV
Research Interests
  • Health disparities
  • Health inequalities
  • Minority health and mental health issues
  • Health policy
  • Healthcare access and utilization
  • The influence of race and culture in accessing and the utilization of mental health and healthcare services
Education
  • Ph.D., Social Work, University of Houston, 2010
  • Master of Social Work, University of Houston, 1999
  • B.A., Mexican American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997
Megan Hayes Piel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2938
Megan Hayes Piel, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2938
Email

Room

FS 4.414

Department

Social Work

Research Interests
  • Child welfare and well-being
  • Youth aging out of foster care
  • Foster family resilience
  • Mental health in emerging adulthood
  • Intergenerational transmission of child abuse and neglect
Education
  • Ph.D., Social Work, Arizona State University, 2015
  • Master of Social Work, Arizona State University, 2011
  • B.S., Biopsychology, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 2005
Derek Plantenga, LCSW

Senior Lecturer & Graduate Advisor of Record


210.458.2026
Derek Plantenga, LCSW
Title

Senior Lecturer & Graduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number
210.458.2026
Email

Room

FS 4.536

Department

Social Work

Education
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Texas
  • M.S.W., Our Lady of the Lake University, 2003
  • B.S.W. and B.A. in Spanish, Calvin College, 2002
Branco Ponomariov, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


210.458.2619
Branco Ponomariov, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2619
Email

Room

DB 4.246

Department

Public Administration

Research Interests
  • Public management
  • Science & technology policy
Education
  • Ph.D., Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006
  • M.A., Sociology, Central European University
  • B.A., Sociology, Sofia University
Lloyd Potter, Ph.D.

Professor & Director, Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Development (IDSER), State Demographer


210.458.6530
Lloyd Potter, Ph.D.
Title

Professor & Director, Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Development (IDSER), State Demographer

Phone Number
210.458.6530
Email

Room

MNT 4.470C

Department

Demography

Research Interests
  • Demography and demographic methods
  • Epidemiology
  • Suicide, violence, and mental health
  • Demographics of water and energy consumption
Education
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 1993
  • Ph.D., Sociology/Demography, The University of Texas at Austin, 1989
  • M.S., Education, University of Houston Clear Lake, 1981
  • B.S., Sociology, Texas A&M University, 1979
Christopher Reddick, Ph.D.

Professor


210.458.2502
Christopher Reddick, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2502
Email

Room

DB 4.242

Department

Public Administration

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C. Reddick CV
Research Interests
  • Information technology and public administration
  • E-Government
  • Emergency management
  • Homeland security
  • Economics and finance
Education
  • Ph.D., Politics, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, 2000
  • M.B.A., Business Studies - Agricultural Economics and Business, The University of Guelph, Canada, 1996
  • M.A., Political Studies, The University of Guelph, Canada, 1994
  • B.A., Double Major Honors, Political Science and Economics, The University of Guelph, Canada, 1993
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM)
Robert Rico, M.P.A.

Lecturer III


210.458.2416
Robert Rico, M.P.A.
Title

Lecturer III

Phone Number
210.458.2416
Email

Room

DB 4.235

Department

Criminal Justice

Francine Romero, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Faculty, and Community Engagement


210.458.2530
Francine Romero, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Faculty, and Community Engagement

Phone Number
210.458.2530
Email

Room

DB 4.110

Department

Public Administration

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F. Romero CV
Research Interests
  • Institutional determinants of public policy
  • Local land use policies (open space protection, zoning, annexation)
  • Federal and state civil rights policies of the twentieth century (courts and legislatures)
  • Policies of the Progressive Era (voting reforms and immigration restrictions)
Education
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Riverside, 1995
  • M.A., Political Science, University of California, Riverside, 1993
  • B.A., Political Science, California State University, San Bernardino, 1989
Gabriela Sanchez-Soto, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.3100
Gabriela Sanchez-Soto, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.3100
Email

Room

MNT 2.270K

Department

Demography

Research Interests
  • Social demography
  • International migration
  • Education and social mobility
  • Demography of the life course
  • Remittances and household economy
  • Marriage and family formation
  • Quantitative and mixed methods
Education
  • Postdoc Office of Population Research, Princeton University
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Brown University, 2011
  • M.A., Sociology, Brown University, 2007
  • B.A., International Relations, El Colegio de San Luis, Mexico, 2003
Bonita B. Sharma, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2922
Bonita B. Sharma, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2922
Email

Room

FS 4.410

Department

Social Work

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B. Sharma CV
Research Interests
  • Impact of natural and built environment on sustainability and gender equality
  • Community and global health
  • Technology
  • Empowerment and leadership of women
  • Human mobility
  • Global social work
  • Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research
Education
  • Ph.D., Social Work, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2016
  • M.S., Social Work, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009
  • B.S., Biology and Chemistry, The University of Texas at Arlington, 1998
Joachim Singelmann, Ph.D.

Professor


210.458.3149
Joachim Singelmann, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Phone Number
210.458.3149
Email

Room

MNT 2.270J

Department

Demography

Research Interests
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Race relations
  • Economic development
  • Post-socialist transformations
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology/Demography, The University of Texas, 1974
  • M.A., Sociology/Demography, The University of Texas, 1971
  • Universität Hamburg, 1969
  • Abitur, Hamburg, 1966
Corey Sparks, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record


210.458.3166
Corey Sparks, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number
210.458.3166
Email

Room

MNT 2.270C

Department

Demography

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C. Sparks CV
Research Interests
  • Statistical methodology
  • Survey research
  • Food insecurity
  • Health disparities
  • Spatial analysis
Education
  • Ph.D., Anthropology and Demography, Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • M.A., Anthropology, Statistics minor, University of Tennessee, 2001
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of Tennessee, 1998
Alexander Testa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2628
Alexander Testa, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2628
Email

Room

DB 4.204

Department

Criminal Justice

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A. Testa CV
Research Interests
  • Consequences of criminal justice contact
  • Criminal justice decision making
  • Cross-national criminology
  • Crime and public policy
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park, 2018
  • M.A., Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park, 2015
  • M.P.P., Public Policy, American University, 2013
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, (summa cum laude) University at Albany, SUNY, 2011
  • A.S., Criminal Justice, Dutchess Community College, SUNY, 2009
Marie Tillyer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record


210.458.2682
Marie Tillyer, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number
210.458.2682
Email

Room

DB 4.206

Department

Criminal Justice

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M. Tillyer CV
Research Interests
  • Crime prevention
  • Violence
  • Victimization
  • Environmental criminology
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 2008
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 2004
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, University of Dayton, summa cum laude, 2003
Rob Tillyer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research


210.458.2979
Rob Tillyer, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research

Phone Number
210.458.2979
Email

Room

DB 4.210

Department

Criminal Justice

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R. Tillyer CV
Research Interests
  • Criminal justice system decision making
  • Victimization
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal events
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 2008
  • M.A., Criminology, Simon Fraser University, 2003
  • B.A., with Honors, Simon Fraser University, 2001
Jelena Todic, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2317
Jelena Todic, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2317
Email

Room

FS 4.406

Department

Social Work

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J. Todic CV
Research Interests
  • Social determinants of health
  • Structural health equity interventions
  • Restorative justice and health
  • LGBTQ health
  • Structural and cultural competence
Education
  • Ph.D., Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, 2018
  • M.S.W., Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 2002
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, 1999
Rene Zenteno, Ph.D.

Professor


210.458.3140
Rene Zenteno, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Phone Number
210.458.3140
Email

Room

MNT 4.450B

Department

Demography

Downloads
R. Zenteno CV
Research Interests
  • Social and demographic change
  • International migration and social inequality with a focus on Mexico
  • US – Mexican migration
  • Mexican immigrant incorporation
  • Immigration policy
Education
  • Postdoc Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 1996-1998
  • Ph.D., Sociology and Demography, University of Texas at Austin, 1995
  • M.A., Demography, El Colegio de México, 1988
  • B.A., Communications, Tecnológico de Monterrey, 1982
Staff
Eric Alva

Program Specialist


210.458.2335
Eric Alva
Title

Program Specialist

Phone Number
210.458.2335
Email

Room

BV 3.308B

Department

Social Work

Cyndi Beals

Administrative Associate II


210.458.3004
Cyndi Beals
Title

Administrative Associate II

Phone Number
210.458.3004
Email

Room

FS 4.544

Department

Social Work

Miguel Bedolla, MD Ph.D.

Director, Health Career Opportunity Program


210.458.2086
Miguel Bedolla, MD Ph.D.
Title

Director, Health Career Opportunity Program

Phone Number
210.458.2086
Email

Room

BV 4.304A

Department

Policy Studies Center

Cammie Diaz

Senior Administrative Associate


210.458.2679
Cammie Diaz
Title

Senior Administrative Associate

Phone Number
210.458.2679
Email

Room

DB 4.112

Department

Criminal Justice

Natalia Garcia, M.S.

Senior Program Coordinator


210.458.2687
Natalia Garcia, M.S.
Title

Senior Program Coordinator

Phone Number
210.458.2687
Email

Room

BV 4.304B

Department

Policy Studies Center

Diane Gutierrez

Senior Administrative Associate


210.458.2534
Diane Gutierrez
Title

Senior Administrative Associate

Phone Number
210.458.2534
Email

Room

DB 4.114C

Department

Public Administration

Victoria Hernandez, B.A.

Administrative Associate II


210.458.2530
Victoria Hernandez, B.A.
Title

Administrative Associate II

Phone Number
210.458.2530
Email

Room

DB 4.110

Department

COPP Dean's Office

Education
B.A. Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
Rhonda Johnson

Administrative Associate II


210.458.2535
Rhonda Johnson
Title

Administrative Associate II

Phone Number
210.458.2535
Email

Room

DB 4.112

Department

Criminal Justice

Harold Kiolbassa

IT Associate II


210.458.2530
Harold Kiolbassa
Title

IT Associate II

Phone Number
210.458.2530
Email

Room

DB 4.237

Department

COPP Dean's Office

Amy Manning-Thompson

Field Coordinator


210.458.3002
Amy Manning-Thompson
Title

Field Coordinator

Phone Number
210.458.3002
Email

Room

BV 3.308C

Department

Social Work

Karen Metz

Administrative Associate II


210.458.2533
Karen Metz
Title

Administrative Associate II

Phone Number
210.458.2533
Email

Room

DB 4.114

Department

Public Administration

Cindy Perez, M.Ed.

Administrative Services Officer II


210.458.2715
Cindy Perez, M.Ed.
Title

Administrative Services Officer II

Phone Number
210.458.2715
Email

Room

DB 4.110

Department

COPP Dean's Office

Carlos Rodriguez

Administrative Assistant


210.458.2546
Carlos Rodriguez
Title

Administrative Assistant

Phone Number
210.458.2546
Email

Room

BV 4.304

Department

Policy Studies Center

Jana Schwartz, M.Ed.

Senior Student Development Specialist


210.458.2567
Jana Schwartz, M.Ed.
Title

Senior Student Development Specialist

Phone Number
210.458.2567
Email

Room

DB 4.110

Department

COPP Dean's Office

Michelle Skidmore

Senior Communications Specialist


210.458.3213
Michelle Skidmore
Title

Senior Communications Specialist

Phone Number
210.458.3213
Email

Room

DB 4.110

Department

COPP Dean's Office

Education
B.A. Communications, Tulane University
Margie Trevino

Senior Administrative Associate


210.458.2545
Margie Trevino
Title

Senior Administrative Associate

Phone Number
210.458.2545
Email

Room

BV 4.304C

Department

Policy Studies Center

Gidget Vasquez

Senior Administrative Associate


210.458.3163
Gidget Vasquez
Title

Senior Administrative Associate

Phone Number
210.458.3163
Email

Room

MNT 2.270

Department

Demography

Destiny Velasquez

Office Assistant


210.458.3169
Destiny Velasquez
Title

Office Assistant

Phone Number
210.458.3169
Email

Room

BV 3.308F

Department

Social Work

Blane Walter

Senior Administrative Associate


210.458.2013
Blane Walter
Title

Senior Administrative Associate

Phone Number
210.458.2013
Email

Room

DB 4.110

Department

COPP Dean's Office

Rae Wilson

Director of Field Education


210.458.3009
Rae Wilson
Title

Director of Field Education

Phone Number
210.458.3009
Email

Room

BV 3.308D

Department

Social Work

COPP Dean's Office
Faculty
Rogelio Sáenz, Ph.D.

Professor, Mark G. Yudof Endowed Professor & Dean, College of Public Policy


210.458.2880
Rogelio Sáenz, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Mark G. Yudof Endowed Professor & Dean, College of Public Policy

Phone Number
210.458.2880
Email

Room

DB 4.110C

Department

Demography

Downloads
R. Saenz CV
Research Interests
  • Demography and demographic trends
  • Minority groups
  • Inequality
  • Sociology of Latina/os
  • Immigration
  • Social justice and human rights
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Iowa State University, 1986
  • M.S., Sociology, Iowa State University, 1984
  • B.S.W., Social Work, Pan American University, 1981
Francine Romero, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Faculty, and Community Engagement


210.458.2530
Francine Romero, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Faculty, and Community Engagement

Phone Number
210.458.2530
Email

Room

DB 4.110

Department

Public Administration

Downloads
F. Romero CV
Research Interests
  • Institutional determinants of public policy
  • Local land use policies (open space protection, zoning, annexation)
  • Federal and state civil rights policies of the twentieth century (courts and legislatures)
  • Policies of the Progressive Era (voting reforms and immigration restrictions)
Education
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Riverside, 1995
  • M.A., Political Science, University of California, Riverside, 1993
  • B.A., Political Science, California State University, San Bernardino, 1989
Rob Tillyer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research


210.458.2979
Rob Tillyer, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research

Phone Number
210.458.2979
Email

Room

DB 4.210

Department

Criminal Justice

Downloads
R. Tillyer CV
Research Interests
  • Criminal justice system decision making
  • Victimization
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal events
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 2008
  • M.A., Criminology, Simon Fraser University, 2003
  • B.A., with Honors, Simon Fraser University, 2001
Staff
Victoria Hernandez, B.A.

Administrative Associate II


210.458.2530
Victoria Hernandez, B.A.
Title

Administrative Associate II

Phone Number
210.458.2530
Email

Room

DB 4.110

Department

COPP Dean's Office

Education
B.A. Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
Harold Kiolbassa

IT Associate II


210.458.2530
Harold Kiolbassa
Title

IT Associate II

Phone Number
210.458.2530
Email

Room

DB 4.237

Department

COPP Dean's Office

Cindy Perez, M.Ed.

Administrative Services Officer II


210.458.2715
Cindy Perez, M.Ed.
Title

Administrative Services Officer II

Phone Number
210.458.2715
Email

Room

DB 4.110

Department

COPP Dean's Office

Jana Schwartz, M.Ed.

Senior Student Development Specialist


210.458.2567
Jana Schwartz, M.Ed.
Title

Senior Student Development Specialist

Phone Number
210.458.2567
Email

Room

DB 4.110

Department

COPP Dean's Office

Michelle Skidmore

Senior Communications Specialist


210.458.3213
Michelle Skidmore
Title

Senior Communications Specialist

Phone Number
210.458.3213
Email

Room

DB 4.110

Department

COPP Dean's Office

Education
B.A. Communications, Tulane University
Blane Walter

Senior Administrative Associate


210.458.2013
Blane Walter
Title

Senior Administrative Associate

Phone Number
210.458.2013
Email

Room

DB 4.110

Department

COPP Dean's Office

Criminal Justice
Chair
Michael Smith, J.D., PH.D.

Professor & Department Chair


210.458.2686
Michael Smith, J.D., PH.D.
Title

Professor & Department Chair

Phone Number
210.458.2686
Email

Room

DB 4.112B

Department

Criminal Justice

Downloads
M. Smith CV
Research Interests
  • Nationally-recognized expert on racial profiling
  • Racial/ethnic disparities in policing
  • Police use of force
  • Police, law and public policy
Education
  • Ph.D., School of Justice Studies, Arizona State University, 1996
  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1993
  • Admitted to Practice, Virginia State Bar, 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1998
  • B.S., Administration of Justice, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1987
Faculty
Megan Augustyn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2976
Megan Augustyn, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2976
Email

Room

DB 4.220

Department

Criminal Justice

Research Interests
  • Causes and consequences of crime and victimizations over the life course
  • Legal attitudes and legal socialization
  • Help-seeking behaviors
  • Intimate and family violence
  • Gender and crime
Education
  • Ph.D. Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park, 2013
  • M.A. Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park, 2009
  • B.A. Sociology and Spanish (Cum Laude), University of Notre Dame, 2006
Cashen M. Boccio, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2618
Cashen M. Boccio, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2618
Email

Room

DB 4.216

Department

Criminal Justice

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Research Interests
  • Trait-based theories of crime
  • Self-control
  • Psychopathy
  • Life-course criminology
  • Criminological theory
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, 2018
  • M.S., Criminology, California State University, Fresno, 2012
  • B.S., Biology, University of Washington, 2009
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Washington, 2009
Chris Booker, M.S.

Lecturer I & Internship Coordinator


210.458.2624
Chris Booker, M.S.
Title

Lecturer I & Internship Coordinator

Phone Number
210.458.2624
Email

Room

DB 4.112C

Department

Criminal Justice

Roger Enriquez, J.D.

Associate Professor & Director, Policy Studies Center


210.458.2691
Roger Enriquez, J.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Director, Policy Studies Center

Phone Number
210.458.2691
Email

Room

BV 4.304D

Department

Criminal Justice

Research Interests
  • Jury issues and consulting
  • Criminal law, immigration law
  • Latinos in the criminal justice system
  • Latino policy issues including: housing, education, labor, health and human services
Education
  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 2001
  • B.B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio, 1998
Chantal Fahmy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2688
Chantal Fahmy, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2688
Email

Room

DB 4.214

Department

Criminal Justice

Downloads
C. Fahmy CV
Research Interests
  • Prisoner reentry
  • Institutional corrections
  • Social support
  • Public health
  • Deviant subcultures
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminology & Criminal Justice, Arizona State University, 2018
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, California State University, Long Beach, 2012
  • B.A., Criminology, Law & Society, University of California, Irvine, 2008
Richard Hartley, Ph.D.

Professor


210.458.2759
Richard Hartley, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2759
Email

Room

DB 4.202

Department

Criminal Justice

Downloads
R. Hartley CV
Research Interests
  • Decision-making practices for criminal court outcomes
  • Correlates of prosecutorial and judicial decision making
  • Race/ethnicity and criminal justice
  • Process and outcome evaluations
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2005
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, Minot State University, 2000
  • B.S., Criminal Justice, Minot State University, 1997
Dylan B. Jackson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2611
Dylan B. Jackson, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2611
Email

Room

DB 4.212

Department

Criminal Justice

Downloads
D. Jackson
Research Interests
  • Health criminology
  • Developmental/Life-course criminology
  • Criminological theory
  • Health and behavioral development
  • Social determinants of health
  • Pediatrics
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, 2015
  • M.S., Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, 2011
  • B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University, 2008
Kellie Lynch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2049
Kellie Lynch, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2049
Email

Room

DB 4.218

Department

Criminal Justice

Downloads
K. Lynch CV
Research Interests
  • Intimate partner violence and homicide
  • Domestic violence firearm policy
  • Sexual victimization
  • Stalking
  • Campus safety and perceptions of risk
Education
  • Ph.D., Experimental Social Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2016
  • M.S., Experimental Social Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2013
  • B.A., Psychology, Memorial University, St. John’s, 2011
Henry Meade, M.P.A.

Lecturer III


210.458.3044
Henry Meade, M.P.A.
Title

Lecturer III

Phone Number
210.458.3044
Email

Room

DB 2.212

Department

Criminal Justice

Byongook Moon, Ph.D.

Professor


210.458.2622
Byongook Moon, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2622
Email

Room

DB 4.208

Department

Criminal Justice

Downloads
B. Moon CV
Research Interests
  • Criminological theory
  • Bullying
  • Policing
  • Victimization
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice and Criminology, Michigan State University, 2004
  • M.S., Criminal Justice and Criminology, Michigan State University, 2000
  • B.S., Rehabilitation Psychology, Daegu University, South Korea, 1998
Robert Rico, M.P.A.

Lecturer III


210.458.2416
Robert Rico, M.P.A.
Title

Lecturer III

Phone Number
210.458.2416
Email

Room

DB 4.235

Department

Criminal Justice

Alexander Testa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2628
Alexander Testa, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2628
Email

Room

DB 4.204

Department

Criminal Justice

Downloads
A. Testa CV
Research Interests
  • Consequences of criminal justice contact
  • Criminal justice decision making
  • Cross-national criminology
  • Crime and public policy
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park, 2018
  • M.A., Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park, 2015
  • M.P.P., Public Policy, American University, 2013
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, (summa cum laude) University at Albany, SUNY, 2011
  • A.S., Criminal Justice, Dutchess Community College, SUNY, 2009
Marie Tillyer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record


210.458.2682
Marie Tillyer, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number
210.458.2682
Email

Room

DB 4.206

Department

Criminal Justice

Downloads
M. Tillyer CV
Research Interests
  • Crime prevention
  • Violence
  • Victimization
  • Environmental criminology
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 2008
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 2004
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, University of Dayton, summa cum laude, 2003
Rob Tillyer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research


210.458.2979
Rob Tillyer, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research

Phone Number
210.458.2979
Email

Room

DB 4.210

Department

Criminal Justice

Downloads
R. Tillyer CV
Research Interests
  • Criminal justice system decision making
  • Victimization
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal events
Education
  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 2008
  • M.A., Criminology, Simon Fraser University, 2003
  • B.A., with Honors, Simon Fraser University, 2001
Staff
Cammie Diaz

Senior Administrative Associate


210.458.2679
Cammie Diaz
Title

Senior Administrative Associate

Phone Number
210.458.2679
Email

Room

DB 4.112

Department

Criminal Justice

Rhonda Johnson

Administrative Associate II


210.458.2535
Rhonda Johnson
Title

Administrative Associate II

Phone Number
210.458.2535
Email

Room

DB 4.112

Department

Criminal Justice

Demography
Chair
Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Department Chair


210.458.3141
Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Phone Number
210.458.3141
Email

Room

MNT 2.270D

Department

Demography

Downloads
J. Sparks CV
Research Interests
  • Health disparities
  • Maternal and child health
  • Biomarkers and premature aging
  • Segregation and health
  • Breastfeeding and duration and initiation
  • Spatial inequality
  • Latinos in higher education
Education
  • Ph.D., Rural Sociology and Demography, The Pennsylvania State University, 2006
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Arkansas, 2003
  • M.A., Social Policy, University of Sydney, Australia, 2003
  • B.A., Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas, 2001
Faculty
Rogelio Sáenz, Ph.D.

Professor, Mark G. Yudof Endowed Professor & Dean, College of Public Policy


210.458.2880
Rogelio Sáenz, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Mark G. Yudof Endowed Professor & Dean, College of Public Policy

Phone Number
210.458.2880
Email

Room

DB 4.110C

Department

Demography

Downloads
R. Saenz CV
Research Interests
  • Demography and demographic trends
  • Minority groups
  • Inequality
  • Sociology of Latina/os
  • Immigration
  • Social justice and human rights
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Iowa State University, 1986
  • M.S., Sociology, Iowa State University, 1984
  • B.S.W., Social Work, Pan American University, 1981
Ying Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.3165
Ying Huang, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.3165
Email

Room

MNT 2.270L

Department

Demography

Downloads
Y. Huang CV
Research Interests
  • Urban sociology, social stratification, and population health
  • Variation in neighborhood inequality over time and across racial/ethnic groups
  • Social, spatial, and policy interactions that produce and reproduce racial and ethnic disparities in health
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York, 2018
  • Master of Public Policy, University of Missouri, 2012
  • Bachelor of Laws, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, 2010
Lloyd Potter, Ph.D.

Professor & Director, Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Development (IDSER), State Demographer


210.458.6530
Lloyd Potter, Ph.D.
Title

Professor & Director, Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Development (IDSER), State Demographer

Phone Number
210.458.6530
Email

Room

MNT 4.470C

Department

Demography

Research Interests
  • Demography and demographic methods
  • Epidemiology
  • Suicide, violence, and mental health
  • Demographics of water and energy consumption
Education
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 1993
  • Ph.D., Sociology/Demography, The University of Texas at Austin, 1989
  • M.S., Education, University of Houston Clear Lake, 1981
  • B.S., Sociology, Texas A&M University, 1979
Gabriela Sanchez-Soto, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.3100
Gabriela Sanchez-Soto, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.3100
Email

Room

MNT 2.270K

Department

Demography

Research Interests
  • Social demography
  • International migration
  • Education and social mobility
  • Demography of the life course
  • Remittances and household economy
  • Marriage and family formation
  • Quantitative and mixed methods
Education
  • Postdoc Office of Population Research, Princeton University
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Brown University, 2011
  • M.A., Sociology, Brown University, 2007
  • B.A., International Relations, El Colegio de San Luis, Mexico, 2003
Joachim Singelmann, Ph.D.

Professor


210.458.3149
Joachim Singelmann, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Phone Number
210.458.3149
Email

Room

MNT 2.270J

Department

Demography

Research Interests
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Race relations
  • Economic development
  • Post-socialist transformations
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology/Demography, The University of Texas, 1974
  • M.A., Sociology/Demography, The University of Texas, 1971
  • Universität Hamburg, 1969
  • Abitur, Hamburg, 1966
Corey Sparks, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record


210.458.3166
Corey Sparks, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number
210.458.3166
Email

Room

MNT 2.270C

Department

Demography

Downloads
C. Sparks CV
Research Interests
  • Statistical methodology
  • Survey research
  • Food insecurity
  • Health disparities
  • Spatial analysis
Education
  • Ph.D., Anthropology and Demography, Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • M.A., Anthropology, Statistics minor, University of Tennessee, 2001
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of Tennessee, 1998
Rene Zenteno, Ph.D.

Professor


210.458.3140
Rene Zenteno, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Phone Number
210.458.3140
Email

Room

MNT 4.450B

Department

Demography

Downloads
R. Zenteno CV
Research Interests
  • Social and demographic change
  • International migration and social inequality with a focus on Mexico
  • US – Mexican migration
  • Mexican immigrant incorporation
  • Immigration policy
Education
  • Postdoc Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 1996-1998
  • Ph.D., Sociology and Demography, University of Texas at Austin, 1995
  • M.A., Demography, El Colegio de México, 1988
  • B.A., Communications, Tecnológico de Monterrey, 1982
Staff
Gidget Vasquez

Senior Administrative Associate


210.458.3163
Gidget Vasquez
Title

Senior Administrative Associate

Phone Number
210.458.3163
Email

Room

MNT 2.270

Department

Demography

Public Administration
Chair
Heywood Sanders, Ph.D.

Professor & Interim Department Chair


210.458.2501
Heywood Sanders, Ph.D.
Title

Professor & Interim Department Chair

Phone Number
210.458.2501
Email

Room

DB 4.114D

Department

Public Administration

Research Interests
  • Convention center development
  • Downtown development
  • Urban politics
Education
  • Ph.D., Government, Harvard University
  • B.A., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
Faculty
Jennifer Alexander, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


210.458.2532
Jennifer Alexander, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2532
Email

Room

DB 4.204

Department

Public Administration

Research Interests
  • Public administration theory
  • Administrative responsibility and discretion
  • The political role of nonprofits (citizenship, advocacy, policy implementation)
  • Public budgeting
  • Ethics, social equity and race
Education
  • Ph.D., Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1993.
  • M.S., Geography, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1985
  • B.S., Foreign Service, History and Diplomacy of Developing Nations, Georgetown University, Washington, 1978
Gina Amatangelo

Lecturer I, Internship Coordinator & Undergraduate Advisor of Record


210.458.2617
Gina Amatangelo
Title

Lecturer I, Internship Coordinator & Undergraduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number
210.458.2617
Email

Room

DB 4.339

Department

Public Administration

Education
  • Master of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. in Communications, Pennsylvania State University
Tansu Demir, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


210.458.2690
Tansu Demir, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2690
Email

Room

DB 4.238

Department

Public Administration

Downloads
T. Demir CV
Research Interests
  • Politics-administration relationship
  • City managers and administrative power
  • Accountability in local government
  • Public policy process (implementation)
  • Professionalism in public service
  • Public administration theory
  • Structural equation modeling methodology
Education
  • Ph.D., Public Administration Theory, Florida Atlantic University, 2005
  • M.A., Public Administration, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 2001
  • B.S., Public Administration, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1998
Maria Veronica Elias, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2537
Maria Veronica Elias, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2537
Email

Room

DB 4.236

Department

Public Administration

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M. Elias CV
Research Interests
  • Public administration theory and epistemology
  • Public organization theory
  • Community organizing and civic engagement
Education
  • Ph.D., Urban Studies and Public Affairs, The University of Akron, 2008
  • M.A., Geography and Urban Planning. The University of Akron, 2003
  • Graduate Certificate, M.S. Management and Preservation of Natural Areas, The International University of Andalusia, La Rábida, Huelva, Spain 1999
  • B.A., Geography, University Graduate in Geography—Licenciatura, The National University of the South, Bahia Blanca, Argentina, 1999
Kandyce Fernandez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2536
Kandyce Fernandez, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2536
Email

Room

DB 4.244

Department

Public Administration

Research Interests
  • Intersections of public/private organizations and structures
  • Government/nonprofit relationships
  • Philanthropy and grant making foundations in public education
  • Civic health and community-based organizational initiatives
Education
  • Ph.D., Public Administration & Policy, Arizona State University, 2014
  • Master of Public Service and Administration, Texas A&M University, 2007
  • B.A., International Studies & Economics, University of Miami, 2003
Patricia Jaramillo, Ph.D.

Lecturer III & Graduate Advisor of Record


210.458.2716
Patricia Jaramillo, Ph.D.
Title

Lecturer III & Graduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number
210.458.2716
Email

Room

DB 4.114B

Department

Public Administration

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Education
  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.P.Aff. Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. Political Science, Southwestern University
Branco Ponomariov, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


210.458.2619
Branco Ponomariov, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2619
Email

Room

DB 4.246

Department

Public Administration

Research Interests
  • Public management
  • Science & technology policy
Education
  • Ph.D., Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006
  • M.A., Sociology, Central European University
  • B.A., Sociology, Sofia University
Christopher Reddick, Ph.D.

Professor


210.458.2502