Dr. Michael Smith, J.D., Ph.D.

Title Professor and Department Chair

Phone Number 210-458-2686

Email michael.smith2@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.112B

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Criminal Justice;

Biography

Michael R. Smith is Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  He holds a J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law and Ph.D. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.   Dr. Smith is a criminologist and a former municipal and county police officer.   He has served as a principal investigator on many extramural grants and research contracts over his 20 year career as a police scholar and criminal justice researcher.  With funding from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), he led the most comprehensive investigation to date on the use of force by police and injuries to officers and citizens.   He is a nationally-recognized expert on racial profiling and use of force and led or contributed to large-scale traffic or pedestrian stop data analysis efforts in San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami-Dade County, FL, Richmond, VA, and with state highway patrol agencies in Washington and Arizona.   He is currently a co-principal investigator on an NIJ-funded, randomized controlled evaluation of a police training initiative to reduce conflict and the use of force between police and citizens.   In 2016, he served as the senior research lead to the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office-led police collaborative reform initiative in San Francisco and previously served as a statistical and methodological consultant to the Special Litigation Section of the USDOJ where he pioneered methodologies to help inform courts, communities and law enforcement agencies about disparities in police stop practices.   He has written extensively about these and other critical issues at the intersection of law, public policy, and policing.   His most recent publications have appeared in Justice Quarterly, Criminology & Public Policy, and Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management.

Research Interests

police use of force; racial/ethnic disparities in policing; police, law and public policy

Education

Ph.D. Justice Studies, Arizona State University

J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law

Rae Wilson

Title Director of Field Education

Phone Number 210-458-3009

Email rae.wilson@utsa.edu

Room BV 3.308

Department Social Work;

Rogelio Saenz, Ph.D.

Title Professor & Dean

Phone Number 210-458-2530

Email Rogelio.Saenz@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.110

Department Demography; Copp Dean’s Office;

Biography

Rogelio Sáenz is Dean of the College of Public Policy and holds the Mark G. Yudof Endowed Chair at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Sáenz has written extensively in the areas of demography, Latina/os, race and ethnic relations, inequality, immigration, public policy, social justice, and human rights. He is co-author of Latinos in the United States: Diversity and Change (Polity Press) and is also co-editor of The International Handbook of the Demography of Race and Ethnicity (Springer Press). Sáenz regularly writes op-ed essays on current demographic, social, race, economic, and political issues with his contributions appearing in such newspapers as the Austin American-Statesman, El Paso Times, New York Times, Rio Grande Guardian, and the San Antonio Express-News. He is also a Policy Fellow of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.

Research Interests

Demography, Latina/os, Race and Ethnic Relations, Inequality, Immigration, Public Policy, and Social Justice

Research Interests

Demography and demographic trends, Minority groups, Inequality, Sociology of Latina/os, and Immigration

Education

Ph.D. 1986 Sociology, Iowa State University

M.S. 1984 Sociology, Iowa State University

B.S.W. 1981 Social Work, Pan American University

Martell Teasley, Ph.D.

Title Professor & Department Chair

Phone Number 210-458-3000

Email martell.teasley@utsa.edu

Room FS 4.544

Department Social Work;

Biography

MARTELL L. TEASLEY is Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work in the College of Public Policy at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is the former Chair of the Social Work and Disaster Recovery Program at Florida State University College of Social Work. He served in the U.S. Army from 10 years and participated in the First Persian Gulf War as a Licensed Practical Nurse. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Fayetteville State University in North Carolina in 1994. He received a Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 1996, and his doctorate in Social Work in 2002 from Howard University, located in Washington, DC. Dr. Teasley’s research interest includes African American adolescent development, cultural diversity, social welfare policy and Black Studies. He is nationally known for his work and research with school-aged children and youth. He was nominated and received the 2011 Gary Lee Shaffer Award for Academic Contributions to the Field of School Social Work from the School Social Work Association of America. He has served on the editorial board of several major social work journals and currently serves on the editorial board of the journal Children & Schools. Dr. Teasley is the editor and co-author of two books to include the forthcoming Nation of Coward: Black Activism in Barack Obama’s Post Racial America. He has presented professional papers at international and national meetings, conferences, and symposiums on a variety of topics, and has written widely in peer review journals and books. You can contact Dr. Teasley via email at martell.teasley@utsa.edu.

Research Interests

School social work practice, culturally competent practice, organizational diversity and culture, African American adolescent development, Black Studies, and social service program evaluation.

Education

Ph.D. 2002, Social Work, Howard University

M.S.W. 1996, Virginia Commonwealth University

B.S. 1994, Psychology, Fayetteville State University

B.A. 1994, Sociology, Fayetteville State University

LPN 1987, United States Army, Academy of Health Sciences

Joachim Singelmann, Ph.D.

Title Professor & Department Chair

Phone Number 210-458-3163

Email joachim.singelmann@utsa.edu

Room MNT 2.270

Department Demography;

Biography

My research focuses on three areas: (1) Inequality and poverty – I have conducted two major projects on welfare reform and poverty that addressed correlates of poverty at the macro level and consequences of welfare reform on the individual level. (2)Demographic change in response to natural disasters –In several projects I examined the consequences of natural and man-made disasters. Two studies focused directly on the social and economic consequences of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. A current project examines demographic and socioeconomic changes in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010. (3)Post-socialist transformations in Eastern Europe – My research on this topic started with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and I continue to analyze aspects of this process. Special topics have included the formation of values in support of liberal democracy; the privatization of agriculture; the restructuring of a steel foundry; and secularization.

Education

1974 Ph.D in Sociology/Demography, The University of Texas

1969 Universität Hamburg

1966 Abitur, Hamburg

Christopher Reddick, Ph.D.

Title Professor & Department Chair

Phone Number 210-458-2501

Email christopher.reddick@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.114

Department Public Administration;

Biography

Christopher G. Reddick is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Dr. Reddick's research and teaching interests is in information technology and public sector organizations. He has published over 50 journal articles and chapters on the subject of information technology and public administration.  Some of his publications can be found in Public Administration Review, Government Information Quarterly, and Public Administration and Development.  Dr. Reddick has edited 9 books on public administration and information technology.  He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Public Administration and Information Technology (Springer).  Professor Reddick has recently published the textbook, Public Administration and Information Technology (Jones and Bartlett Learning), which is an introductory textbook for the field.

Education

Ph.D. Politics, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

M.B.A. Business Studies, Agricultural Economics and Business, The University of Guelph, Canada

M.A. Political Studies, Specializing in Public Administration and Public Policy, The University of Guelph, Canada

B.A. Double Major Honors, Political Science and Economics, The University of Guelph, Canada

Francine Sanders Romero, Ph.D.

Title Associate Professor & Associate Dean

Phone Number 210-458-2530

Email francine.romero@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.110

Department Public Administration; Copp Dean’s Office;

Biography

Dr. Francine S. Romero is the Associate Dean for the College of Public Policy at UTSA, where she is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration. Dr. Romero focuses her research on the institutional determinants of public policy, and has authored two books. Her work focuses in particular on land use policy, civil rights, and reforms of the Progressive Era. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside. In the area of community service, Dr. Romero has served on the City of San Antonio Planning Commission and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. She currently serves as the District 8 representative on the Zoning Commission and as the Chair of the City of San Antonio’s Conservation Advisory Board, which oversees expenditures from the City’s 1/8 cent sales tax to fund purchases of fee-simple properties and conservation easements over the Edwards Aquifer Contributing Zone. So far, well over 100,000 acres in Bexar, Medina, and Uvalde counties have been protected in perpetuity through this mechanism.

Research Interests

Institutional determinants of public policy; land use policy; civil rights litigation and legislation; Progressive Era policies

Education

Ph.D. 1995 Political Science, UC Riverside

M.A. 1993 Political Science, UC Riverside

B.A. 1989 Political Science, California State University

Diane Gutierrez

Title Senior Administrative Associate

Phone Number 210-458-2534

Email diane.gutierrez@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.11C

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Public Administration;

Chris Booker, MS

Title Lecturer I & Internship Coordinator

Phone Number 210-458-2624

Email christopher.booker@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.112

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Criminal Justice;

Kellie Lynch, Ph.D.

Title Assistant Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2049

Email kellie.lynch@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.234

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Criminal Justice;

Research Interests

Intimate partner violence and homicide
Domestic violence firearm policy
Sexual victimization
Stalking
Campus Safety and perceptions of risk
Risk factors for intimate partner violence perpetration

Education

Ph.D. 2016 Experimental Social Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 

M.S.  2013  Experimental Social Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 

B.A.   2011  Psychology (Honors); Minor: English Memorial University, St. John’s, NL, Canada

Gina Amatangelo

Title Lecturer and Internship Coordinator

Phone Number 210-458-2617

Email Gina.Amatangelo@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.114B

Department Public Administration;

Biography

Gina Amatangelo joined the faculty in Spring 2016 as a Lecturer and Internship Coordinator for UTSA's Bachelor of Public Administration program.  Her interests include education policy, and conflict resolution in the public sector.

She has been a leader in strategic and policy work at the local, state and national level.  Ms. Amatangelo is a consultant and facilitator for several citywide collective impact efforts in San Antonio.  Her previous experience includes serving as Chief of Staff for a member of the Texas House of Representatives, Fellow for International Drug Control Policy with the Washington Office on Latin America, and Campaign Associate with Amnesty International USA.

Education

Master of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

B.A. in Communications, Pennsylvania State University

Eric Alva

Title Program Specialist

Phone Number 210-458-2335

Email eric.alva@utsa.edu

Room 3.308B

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Social Work;

Amy Manning-Thompson

Title Field Coordinator

Phone Number 210-458-3002

Email amy.manningthompson@utsa.edu

Room BV 3.308

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Social Work;

Robert Tillyer, Ph.D.

Title Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research & Associate Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2979

Email robert.tillyer@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.214

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Copp Dean’s Office;

Research Interests

Decision-Making in the Criminal Justice System; Criminal Events; Crime Prevention and Analysis; Victimization

Education

Ph.D. 2008, Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati 

M.A. 2003, Criminology, Simon Fraser University 

B.A. 2001, Criminology, Simon Fraser University

Giuseppina Valle Holway, Ph.D.

Title Assistant Professor

Phone Number 210-4158-3165

Email giuseppina.holway@utsa.edu

Room MNT 2.270

Department Demography;

Biography

My research explores the link between family, relationships, and health over the life course. My current and past research focuses on how adolescent and young adult sexual experiences influence future health outcomes, in addition to identifying demographic factors that help shape these experiences. Another stream of research that I am currently focusing on examines how the health habits and well-being of one partner influence the other partner in various types of relationship contexts.

Research Interests

Family Demography

Adolescence

Quantitative Methods

Education

NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D. 2013 Sociology, Florida State University
M.S. 2010 Sociology, Florida State University
B.A. 2008 Sociology, The College at Brockport State University of New York

Derek Plantenga, LCSW

Title Lecturer III and Graduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number 210-458-2026

Email derek.plantenga@utsa.edu

Room FS 4.536

Department Social Work;

Bridget Baumgardner

Title Sr. Administrative Associate

Phone Number 210-458-3057

Email bridget.baumgardner@utsa.edu

Room FS 4.546

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Social Work;

Dylan Jackson, Ph.D.

Title Assistant Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2611

Email dylan.jackson@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.212

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Criminal Justice;

Biography

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Biosocial Criminology

Developmental/Life-Course Criminology

Criminological Theory

Public Health

Pediatrics

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2015 Florida State University

M.S., Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2011 Florida State University

B.S., Psychology, 2008 Brigham Young University

Candace Christensen Ph.D.

Title Assistant Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2918

Email Candace.Christensen@utsa.edu

Room Frio 4.404

Department Social Work;

Biography

M. Candace Christensen is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Texas San Antonio. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Utah, and her research interests primarily concern using feminist research methods to explore gender-based violence prevention and response with youth. Candace was awarded the Feminist Manuscript Scholarship Award for 2013 from the Council on Social Work Education. Her current research is focused on sexual assault prevention and response on college campuses and the use of arts-based research methods to address gender-based violence.

Cyndi Beals

Title Administrative Associate II

Phone Number 210-458-3004

Email Cyndi.Beals@utsa.edu

Room FS 4.544

Department Social Work;

Kandyce Fernandez, Ph.D.

Title Assistant Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2621

Email kandyce.fernandez@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.244

Department Public Administration;

Biography

Kandyce Fernandez joined the department faculty as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2014 and currently teaches classes on nonprofit organizations, program evaluation, and urban development.  She received her Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Arizona State University where she conducted her dissertation research on public-private partnerships between local education foundations and school districts.  While her broader research interests address emerging organizational structures and the interactions that take place between organizations attributed to different sectors, she has a particular interest in public education, philanthropy, urban development, and cross-sector interactions.

Education

Ph.D. in Public Administration & Policy, Arizona State University

Master of Public Service & Administration, Texas A&M University

Bachelor of Arts, International Studies & Economics, University of Miami

Blane Walter

Title Senior Administrative Associate

Phone Number 210-458-2530

Email blane.walter@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.110

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Copp Dean’s Office;

Michelle Skidmore, B.A.

Title Senior Communications Specialist

Phone Number 210-458-3213

Email Michelle.Skidmore@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.110

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Copp Dean’s Office;

Education

B.A. Communications, Tulane University

Lloyd Potter, Ph.D.

Title Professor & IDSER Director

Phone Number 210-458-6530

Email lloyd.potter@utsa.edu

Room MNT 4.470

Department Demography;

Biography

I was appointed as the Texas State Demographer in June of 2010 and I direct of the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research and the Texas State Data Center at UTSA. My research interests are in applied demography with a particular focus on health, education, energy, and water. My current work focuses upon understanding and communicating demographic processes in Texas, examining patterns and characteristics associated with energy and water consumption, exploring patterns of educational attainment, and working to describe mental health issues among Hispanics.

Education

M.P.H 1993 Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Ph.D. 1989 Sociology/Demography, The University of Texas at Austin

M.S. 1981 Education, University of Houston Clear Lake

B.S. 1979 Sociology, Texas A&M University

Lucinda Nevarez, Ph.D.

Title Assistant Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2306

Email lucinda.nevarez@utsa.edu

Room FS 4.406

Department Social Work;

Research Interests

Health disparities, health inequalities, minority health issues, health policy, healthcare access and utilization. The role of discrimination, racism, and oppression in the availability, accessibility, and utilization of healthcare services

Education

Ph.D. 2010, Social Work, University of Houston

M.S.W. 1999, Social Work, University of Houston

B.A. 1997, Mexican American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Jolyn Mikow, Ph.D.

Title Title IV-E Program Director

Phone Number 210-458-3005

Email jolyn.mikow@utsa.edu

Room FS 4.440

Department Social Work;

Education

Post-Doc Fellow, 2004, Office for Drug and Social Policy Research, University of Houston

Ph.D. 2002, Social Work, University of Houston

M.S.W. 1994, Social Work, Our Lady of the Lake University

B.S. 1973, Secondary Education, The University of Texas at Austin

Steven Hoffman, Ph.D.

Title Assistant Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2922

Email steven.hoffman@utsa.edu

Room FS 4.410

Department Social Work;

Biography

Dr. Hoffman’s research focuses on the physical and mental health of at-risk and minority youth, with a particular emphasis on Spanish-speaking global populations. He is currently a faculty affiliate with the Institute for Health Disparities Research, has worked previously as a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, and was employed as a health disparities training intern while at the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center. His current projects include a health literacy study among high school youth in Guatemala and a health and well-being study among youth in Mexico. Additional research interests of Dr. Hoffman include health-related quality of life, suicidal ideation, and mental health literacy.

Research Interests

Health disparities among at-risk and minority youth

International adolescent health

Health literacy

Education

Ph.D. 2011, Arizona State University

M.S.W. 2008, Walla Walla University

B.A. 2007, Brigham Young University - Idaho

Richard Hartley, Ph.D.

Title Associate Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2759

Email richard.hartley@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.236

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Criminal Justice;

Research Interests

Disparities in sentencing practices; race/ethnicity and crime; war on drugs and narcotics violations; quantitative methods

Amy Chanmugam, Ph.D.

Title Associate Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2938

Email amy.chanmugam@utsa.edu

Room FS 4.144

Department Social Work;

Biography

Dr. Chanmugam joined UTSA’s Social Work Department in 2009.Her teaching and research are informed by clinical practice and nonprofit administration experiences in Texas, New York, and Washington, DC. Her concerns about interpersonal violence, trauma, and family systems developed while working in mental health, educational, and juvenile justice settings. She maintains her advanced clinical licensure (LCSW, received in 2000).

Children exposed to adult intimate partner violence are the focus of Dr. Chanmugam’s research, with recent projects on children’s access to mental health services, safety planning, shelter-based services, youth coping and resilience, fatality prevention, and child welfare workers’ communication with youth. Her research has been funded by the College of Public Policy, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, and the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation at the New York Community Trust.

Dr. Chanmugam often teaches HBSE and practice courses, such as Advanced Practice Methods with Children and Families. She has received several teaching awards, including the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching and the inaugural Social Work Department Professor of the Year Award. The Social Work Alumni Group recognized her in 2015 as their professor honoree with “most impact on our journeys as social workers.”

As a practitioner, Dr. Chanmugam was a field instructor for five different graduate programs; as a faculty field liaison, she has worked with MSW students and field instructors at 18 community agencies in south and central Texas. She enjoys her relationships with practitioners and is involved with community efforts, for example by serving on the Bexar County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. She has served the social work profession at the national level, including as an editorial board member for Child and Adolescent Social Work, as a regular reviewer for the Society for Social Work Research, and as chair of the Teaching Methods and Learning Styles Track for the Council on Social Work Education.

Research Interests

Children, families & interpersonal violence; child/adolescent exposure to adult intimate partner violence; family systems & psychological trauma; family interventions & support services; child abuse & neglect; parent-child relationships; adoption & foster care; school social work & school-based interventions; qualitative methods

Education

Ph.D. 2009, Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin

M.S. 1996, Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin

B.A. 1990, Psychology and German Literature, Vassar College

Heidi Adams Rueda, Ph.D.

Title Assistant Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2309

Email heidi.rueda@utsa.edu

Room FS 4.408

Department Social Work;

Biography

Dr. Heidi Adams Rueda research focuses on adolescent dating and sexual relationships within ecodevelopmental contexts, particularly among understudied youth populations. Within a holistic approach to dating health, her work aims to prevent teen dating violence and to foster strong foundations for healthy adolescent and lifelong partnering. She utilizes mixed methods to inform the design and evaluation of effective preventative interventions and social work practice with adolescents. She graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work and with her Masters in Social Work degree from Arizona State University. Her Bachelors of Art degrees in Spanish and Psychology are from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr. Rueda is a consulting editor of the journal Children & Schools, and holds a number of professional memberships including of the Society of Research on Adolescence where she will serve as a co-organizer of the 2016 pre-conference on Romantic Relationships.

Dr. Rueda is currently involved in a number of collaborative research projects:

  1. The Partnering Project for Pregnant and Parenting Teens. This community based participatory research seeks to understand the unique risks and resiliencies associated with relationship violence among pregnant and parenting youth in residential foster care.
  2. Sexual Health Needs and Experiences of Children and Adolescents with Disabilities. This project has sought social workers’ experiences in serving youth with disabilities using in-depth interview methods. Dr. Rueda is writing chapters on these topics as part of a book contract through NASW Press.
  3. MSW Students’ Knowledge of Teen Dating Violence. Graduating students’ experiences and knowledge concerning service provision to adolescents having experienced dating violence were assessed via online surveys at two universities.
  4. The Mexico and San Antonio Health and Dating Study. Focus group and survey methodologies were utilized to assess the health and dating lives of adolescents in San Antonio and Morelia, Mexico for this comparative study.

She may be reached at Heidi.Rueda@utsa.edu.

Research Interests

Adolescent dating and sexuality; domestic abuse and teen dating violence; minority and at-risk youth populations (e.g., Latino youth, adolescents with disabilities); the design and evaluation of developmentally- and culturally-grounded preventative interventions; teen pregnancy prevention and healthy relationships programming with pregnant and parenting teens

Education

Ph.D. 2013, Arizona State University

M.S.W. 2007, Arizona State University

B.A., Spanish, Psychology 2004, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Heywood Sanders, Ph.D.

Title Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2538

Email heywood.sanders@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.232

Department Public Administration;

Biography

Heywood Sanders' research work focuses on publicly-funding convention centers and the politics of urban development.  His newest publication, Convention Center Follies, levels city leaders' claims that convention centers contribute to economic development.  His Brookings Institution white paper, "Space Available:  The Realities of Convention Centers as Economic Development Strategy", published in January 2005 continues to cause debate among hotel and tourist industries and government entities.  Dr. Sanders testified before the U.S. House of Representatives' Domestic Policy Subcommittee about convention centers and economic development last April.  He also served as a co-chair of the Urban Affairs Association annual meeting, held in San Antonio in April 2014, and presented a paper on consultant studies and development politics.

Research Interests

Urban renewal; Community development policies; Politics of urban infrastructure; Local politics

Education

Ph.D. Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

B.A.   Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Patricia Jaramillo, Ph.D.

Title Lecturer II & Undergraduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number 210-458-2716

Email patricia.jaramillo@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.114B

Department Public Administration;

Biography

Patricia Jaramillo's research interest include civic engagement, political participation and Latina/o politics and participation and she has published articles around these interests in the Journal of Women, Politics and Policy, Electronic Government and JSRI Research Report Series.  Dr. Jaramillo began with the Department in Spring 2011 and is a full-time Lecturer II.  She primarily supports the Bachelor of Public Administration program and serves as Undergraduate Internship Coordinator and Undergraduate Advisor of Record.

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

Tansu Demir, Ph.D.

Title Associate Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2690

Email tansu.demir@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.238

Department Public Administration;

Biography

Tansu Demir is Associate Professor in the department, having previously taught at the University of Illinois at Springfield, the University of Central Florida, and Florida Atlantic University.  Dr. Demir's research interest include public administration theory, bureaucratic politics, and public policy process.  The products of his research have been published in such journals as Public Administration Review, Administration & Society, International Journal of Public Administration, Administrative Theory & Praxis, and Public Organization Review.

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, Florida Atlantic University, 2005

M.A. Public Administration, Hacettepe University, Ankara Turkey, 2001

B.S. Public Administration, Hacettepe University, Ankara Turkey, 1998

Jennifer Alexander, Ph.D.

Title Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number 210-458-2532

Email jennifer.alexander@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.240

Department Public Administration;

Biography

Jennifer Alexander joined the department faculty as Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor of Record in Fall 2012.  Dr. Alexander has published in the area of administrative responsibility, discretion, nonprofit/public partnerships and the political capacity of nonprofit organizations.  She teaches nonprofit management, organizational behavior, ethics and public administration theory.  Dr. Alexander comes to the department from Cleveland State University, where she served as MPA Director of the MPA program and the Nonprofit degree program.  She was awarded the 2001 Article Award by "Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly," was a Fulbright Scholar in Colombia in 2011 and awarded the ASPA Presidential Merit Award in 2008.  She has also received recognition for grant funding from the Graduate School at Cleveland State University four years in a row (2004-2007).

Research Interests

Nonprofit organizations (political capacity; NGOs and development; public nonprofit partnerships), ethics, the meaning of citizenship, administrative responsibility and discretion of front line administrators.

Education

Ph.D., Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia

M.S., Geography, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia

B.S., Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Robert Rico, M.P.A

Title Lecturer III

Phone Number 210-458-2416

Email robert.rico@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.235

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Criminal Justice;

Byongook Moon, Ph.D.

Title Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2622

Email byongook.moon@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.208

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Criminal Justice;

Research Interests

Criminology theory testing; school bullying; computer crime; various issues in policing

Roger Enriquez, J.D.

Title Associate Professor & Director, Policy Studies Center

Phone Number 210-458-2691

Email roger.enriquez@utsa.edu

Room BV 4.304

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Criminal Justice;

Research Interests

Jury issues and consulting;criminal law, immigration law, latinos in the criminal justice system

Megan Augustyn, Ph.D.

Title Assistant Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2976

Email megan.augustyn@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.220

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Criminal Justice;

Research Interests

Legal attitudes and legal socialization, the causes and consequences of crime and victimizations over the life course, help-seeking behaviors, intimate and family violence, gender and crime

Cammie Diaz

Title Senior Administrative Associate

Phone Number 210-458-2679

Email cammie.diaz@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.112

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Criminal Justice;

Rhonda Johnson

Title Administrative Associate II

Phone Number 210-458-2535

Email rhonda.johnson@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.112

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Criminal Justice;

Marie Tillyer, Ph.D.

Title Associate Professor, Graduate Advisor of Record & Assistant Chair

Phone Number 210-458-2682

Email marie.tillyer@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.206

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Criminal Justice;

Research Interests

Crime prevention; violence; victimization

Education

Ph.D. 2008 Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati

M.S. 2004 Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati

B.A. 2003 Criminal Justice, University of Dayton

Robert Tillyer, Ph.D.

Title Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research

Phone Number 210-458-2979

Email robert.tillyer@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.214

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Criminal Justice;

Research Interests

Crime Prevention; Criminal Events; Criminal Justice System decision making; Victimization

Education

Ph.D. 2008, Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati

M.A. 2003, Criminology, Simon Fraser University

B.A. 2001, Criminology, Simon Fraser University

Karen Metz

Title Administrative Associate II

Phone Number 210-458-2533

Email karen.metz@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.114

Department Public Administration;

Rene Zenteno, Ph.D.

Title Professor

Phone Number 210-458-3140

Email rene.zenteno@utsa.edu

Room MNT 2.270

Department Demography;

Biography

Rene Zenteno is Professor of Demography in the College of Public Policy at the University of Texas at San Antonio. As the Under Secretary of Population, Migration and Religious Affairs at the Ministry of the Interior in Mexico from 2010-2012, Zenteno was instrumental in writing, negotiating and enacting the 2011 Mexican Immigration Law. He also helped pass the Law on Refugees and Complementary Protection. These legal instruments provide basic rights to migrants and refugees in Mexico regardless of immigration status. Prior to his work with UTSA, Zenteno had been provost and professor at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte and Executive Director of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He spent eight years on the faculty of the Tecnológico de Monterrey. Zenteno, who earned a PhD in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and undertook postdoctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania, has received numerous honors and fellowships, including President of Sociedad Mexicana de Demografía and membership in the National Academy of Science of Mexico. He has been a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers since 1992, a distinction awarded only to the best national scholars. He has published widely in the areas of social and demographic change, international migration, and social inequality, with a focus on Mexico, U.S.-Mexican migration, and Mexican immigrant incorporation.

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

Corey Sparks, Ph.D.

Title Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number 210-458-3166

Email corey.sparks@utsa.edu

Room MNT 2.270

Department Demography;

Biography

My research focuses on spatial demography and statistical demography. Substantively, I am interested in human health and reproduction and the application of modern statistical methods to problems in demography and health.

My teaching is primarily focused on the use and application of advanced statistical techniques including hazards analysis, multivariate methods and spatial statistics in human population analysis.

Research Interests

Spatial analysis

Quantitative methods

Bayesian modeling

Small area estimation

Health & Mortality

Education

2007 Ph. D. in Anthropology and Demography, Pennsylvania State University

2001 M.A. in Anthropology, Statistics minor, University of Tennessee.

1998 B.A. in Anthropology, University of Tennessee

Gabriela Sanchez-Soto, Ph.D.

Title Assistant Professor

Phone Number 210-458-3100

Email GABRIELA.SANCHEZ-SOTO@UTSA.EDU

Room MNT 2.270

Department Demography;

Biography

My research focuses on three primary fields: migration and immigration, family demography, and the transition to adulthood in the United States and Latin America. In my current and past research I have studied the impact of migration on the socioeconomic status of families with migrants, the role of international migration on the education of youth, and the effects of migration on union formation and union stability. Overall, I am interested in exploring the impact of migration on the families of migrants, as well as the demographic impact of migration in both sending and receiving societies.

Research Interests

Migration

Family demography

Transitions to adulthood

Education

Education

Postdoc Office of Population Research, Princeton University

Ph.D. 2011 Sociology, Brown University

M.A. 2007 Sociology, Brown University

B.A. 2003 International Relations, El Colegio de San Luis, Mexico

Cindy Perez, M.Ed.

Title Administrative Services Officer II

Phone Number 210-458-2715

Email Cindy.Perez@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.110

Department Copp Dean’s Office;

Gidget Vasquez

Title Senior Administrative Associate

Phone Number 210-458-3163

Email gidget.vasquez@utsa.edu

Room MT 4.470

Department Demography;

Henry Meade, M.P.A.

Title Lecturer III

Phone Number 210-458-3044

Email henry.meade@utsa.edu

Room DB 2.218

Department Copp Dean’s Office; Criminal Justice;

Melissa Ozuna

Title Administrative Analyst

Phone Number 210-458-2606

Email melissa.ozuna@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.110

Department Copp Dean’s Office;

Forrest Wilson, B.A.

Title Project Coordinator

Phone Number 210-458-2013

Email Forrest.Wilson@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.110

Department Copp Dean’s Office;

Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.

Title Associate Professor

Phone Number 210-458-3141

Email johnelle.sparks@utsa.edu

Room MNT 2.270

Department Demography;

Biography

My research interests largely focus on disparities or inequalities inherent in several population processes. A disparities-based theoretical framework guides all of my research, and the use of a diverse set of theories borrowing from a critical perspective to examine potential disparities based on race/ethnicity, income, place, and rural-urban residence has evolved within my different areas of scholarship. Substantively, I have examined disparities in three topical domains: (1) maternal and child health; (2) mortality and morbidity; and (3) early childhood and higher education.

Education

Ph.D. 2006 Rural Sociology and Demography, The Pennsylvania State University

M.A. 2003 Sociology, University of Arkansas

M.A. 2003 Social Policy, University of Sydney, Australia

B.A. 2001 Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas

Barbara McCabe, Ph.D.

Title Associate Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2502

Email barbara.mccabe@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.242

Department Public Administration;

Biography

Barbara McCabe is an associate professor who joined the Department of Public Administration faculty in Fall 2011.  She previously directed the masters program at Arizona State University's School of Public Affairs, where she taught public policy theory and analysis at the doctoral, masters and undergraduate levels as well as graduate courses in public affairs economics, budgeting and finance, intergovernmental relations, urban policy and organizational behavior.  Her research interests focus on state and local governments and the intersections between politics and markets.  Her work has appeared in such journals as Public Administration Review, American Review of Public Administration, Administration & Society, and the Journal of Public Affairs Education,where she serves as an editorial board member.  Her most recent work examines homeowners associations.

Education

Ph.D., Reubin O'D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University

MPA, Environmental and Growth Management Specialty, Florida Atlantic University

B.A., with honors, English

Branco Ponomariov, Ph.D.

Title Associate Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2619

Email branco.ponomariov@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.246

Department Public Administration;

Biography

Branco Ponomariov joined UTSA's MPA program in 2008, after completing a two year post-doctoral position with the Graduate Program of Public Administration at the University of Illinois - Chicago.  His research focuses on science and technology policy, the intersection of policy and management, and innovation policy and management.  His work appears in Public Administration Review, Research Policy, Journal of Technology Transfer, Research Evaluation, among others.  Additionally, Dr. Ponomariov has been funded as a co-principal investigator through the Nation Science Foundation for a two-year grant, as well as by internal grants.

Education

Ph.D., Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

M.A., Sociology, Central European University

B.A., Sociology, Sofia University

Richard Harris, Ph.D.

Title Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2843

Email richard.harris@utsa.edu

Room FS 4.422

Department Social Work;

Biography

Dr. Richard J. Harris is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Work and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Demography.at the University of Texas at San Antonio.He received a B.A., with honors, from Macalester College in May 1971, a M.A. in Sociology/Demography from Cornell University September 1974, and a Ph.D. in Sociology/Demography from Cornell University in September 1976.In 2002 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria.He taught a “distance learning” course on Advanced Research Methods for students at UTSA while living in Austria.During 2009 - 2010 he served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U. S. Air Force Academy.Dr. Harris specializes in social demography, demographic techniques, quantitative analysis and computer applications. His research focuses on important current issues including sexual harassment and sexual assault in the U.S. military, Hispanic issues, including work on testing, income and poverty, labor force participation and changes in family structure.

Research Interests

Social Demography, Demographic Techniques, Demography of Aging, Gender Roles, Sexual Harassment and Assault, Military Sociology, Cultural Competence, Stratification

Education

Ph.D. 1976, Sociology/Demography, Cornell University

M.A. 1974, Sociology/Demography, Cornell University

B.A. 1971, Sociology, Macalester College

Mary Houston-Vega, Ph.D.

Title Associate Professor

Phone Number 210-458-3008

Email Mary.HoustonVega@utsa.edu

Room FS 4.404

Department Social Work;

Education

Ph.D. 1984, Social Work, University of Southern California

M.S.W. 1975, Social Work, University of Denver

B.A. 1974, Social Work, Colorado State University

Harold Kiolbassa, CCNA

Title IT Associate II

Phone Number 210-458-2530

Email harold.kiolbassa@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.237

Department Copp Dean’s Office;

Jana Schwartz, M.Ed.

Title Student Development Specialist III

Phone Number 210-458-2567

Email jana.schwartz@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.110

Department Copp Dean’s Office;