Expert of the Month: Alejandro Macias
Alejandro Macias is a Lecturer in the Department of Visual Arts and Director of the Art Gallery at Rusteberg Hall at The University of Texas at Brownsville. Macias teaches Drawing I, Two Dimensional Design and Art Appreciation. He also directs shows at the Art Gallery at Rusteberg Hall. Macias received a bachelor's degree in studio art from UTB in 2008 and a master's of fine arts degree with a concentration in studio art from The University of Texas -- Pan American in Edinburg in 2012
Dr. Jennie Johnson
Expert of the Month: Dr. Jennie Johnson
Dr. Jennie Johnson, Assistant Professor in the Management and Marketing Department of the School of Business, teaches the "people side" of business. Her expertise is in human resource management, organizational development and workplace learning and performance.
Dr. Mahmoud Quweider
Expert of the Month: Dr. Mahmoud Quweider
Dr. Mahmoud Quweider, a Professor in the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences in the College of Science, Mathematics and Technology, studies digital image processing. He teaches a class in the subject for computer science students at The University of Texas at Brownsville.
Dr. William L. Adams
Expert of the Month: Dr. William L. Adams
Dr. William Adams joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Brownsville in 1987 as a professor of history. He holds degrees from The University of Central Oklahoma, the State College of Victoria, Australia, the State University of New York at Binghamton, and the University of North Dakota.
Expert of the Month: Sally Roach
Sally Roach has been on the faculty of UTB's College of Nursing since 1986. She teaches Foundations of Holistic Nursing, Professional Nursing in the Community and Transcultural Nursing. She has degrees from The University of Texas -- Pan American and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Tom Nevill
Expert of the Month: Dr. Tom Nevill
Dr. Tom Nevill is currently serving as Chair of the Department of Music and Associate Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at The University of Texas Brownsville where he oversees all percussion activities.
He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and a Master's degree in Percussion Performance from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Bachelor of Music degree from Eastern Illinois University.
Dr. Jude A. Benavides
Expert of the Month: Dr. Jude A. Benavides
Dr. Jude A. Benavides is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at The University of Texas at Brownsville. He joined the faculty in 2004. Benavides is a Brownsville native and a hydrologist.
Dr. John Cook and Dr. William Strong
Expert of the Month: Dr. John Cook and Dr. William Strong
Dr. John Cook and Dr. William Strong, professors in the Dept. of Communication and the hosts of "Good Books Radio" on KMBH radio 88 FM , share their "Top 10" book suggestions for holiday giving.
Dr. Heather Alexander
Expert of the Month: Dr. Heather Alexander
Dr. Heather Alexander is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Texas at Brownsville.She is doing her research work in the summers in Siberia but the work is relevant to the Rio Grande Valley and other parts of the world with large areas of forests and plants because society must understand the consequences of climate change and the reforestation process.
Expert of the Month: Bartek Macieja
Meet International Grandmaster Bartek Macieja, Chess Coach at The University of Texas at Brownsville. A respected international chess champion, Macieja speaks about the university's support of the chess program and his focus on building a strong team for the Final Four of Chess in 2014.
Dr. Javier A. Martinez
Expert of the Month: Dr. Javier A. Martinez
Dr. Javier A. Martinez, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts is working with the new Linked 2 Success initiative for incoming freshman this fall.
Dr. José Dávila Montes
Expert of the Month: Dr. José Dávila Montes
Dr. Jose Davila, Associate Professor of translation and interpreting at UTB, talks about the undergraduate and graduate programs in this field and the many career opportunities available to translators and interpreters.
Dr. Immanuel Edinbarough
Expert of the Month: Dr. Immanuel Edinbarough
Dr. Immanuel Edinbarough is the Director of Engineering Technology and Associate Dean and Professor in the College of Science, Mathematics and Technology at UTB. Edinbarough, a native of India, researches microsystems, nano-manufacturing, artificial intelligence, robotics and mechatronics.
Expert of the Month: Dianne Brumley
Dianne Brumley, founder of the Master Chorale and director of choral music studies in the Music Department at The University of Texas at Brownsville, shares fond memories of her 10-year career at the university.
Dr. Zelma Mata
Expert of the Month: Dr. Zelma Mata
Dr. Zelma Mata, the Chair for Health and Human Performance at The University of Texas at Brownsville, speaks about Grupo Folklorico Tizatlan and her award from the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Dr. Cristina Ballatori
Expert of the Month: Dr. Cristina Ballatori
Beginning her fifth year at the university, Dr. Cristina Ballatori, Assistant Professor of Music, encourages her flute students to expand their horizons in order to become better music education teachers.
Dr. Murat Karabulut
Expert of the Month: Dr. Murat Karabulut
Meet Dr. Murat Karabulut. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance, his research focuses on aging and age-related muscle loss and blood-flow restriction techniques.
Dr. Soumya Mohanty
Expert of the Month: Dr. Soumya Mohanty
Dr. Soumya Mohanty was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and other organizations for proposing the use of video games to teach physics.
Dr. Harriett Joseph
Expert of the Month: Dr. Harriett Joseph
Dr. Harriett Joseph, professor at The University of Texas at Brownsville, speaks about Mexican American history.
Dr. Alfred Richardson
Expert of the Month: Dr. Alfred Richardson
Dr. Alfred Richardson, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, explores the wild plants of the Rio Grande Valley in his new book, "Plants of Deep South Texas".
Dr. Juan Iglesias
Expert of the Month: Dr. Juan Iglesias
Dr. Juan Raymundo Iglesias is an associate professor and department chair of Computer Science and Information Systems at The University of Texas at Brownsville. He is a class specialist in several fields including Algorithm Analysis, Database Management Systems, Operating Systems, Program Languages and Data Mining, but his true passion is the field of Human-Computer Interactions.
Dr. Michael Quantz
Expert of the Month: Dr. Michael Quantz
Dr. Michael Quantz is a nationally recognized and leading advocate for guitar education. He is the recipient of the University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award and the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College President's Outstanding Teaching Award and he serves as the Director of Education for the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA).
Dr. Tony Knopp and Dr. Manuel Medrano
Expert of the Month: Dr. Tony Knopp and Dr. Manuel Medrano
Brownsville celebrates 75 years of Charro Days in February 2012. Dr. Tony Knopp, professor emeritus, and Dr. Manuel Medrano, history professor, share their history of this international fiesta in "Charro Days in Brownsville". It is a pictorial collection that features interesting facts and more than 200 vintage photographs of Charro Days.
Dr. Karen Martirosyan
Dr. Karen Martirosyan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Texas at Brownsville. He has taught College Physics I and other courses since he came to the university in 2010.
Martirosyan's research interests focus on the design and fabrication of novel advance multifunctional nano-tailored devices and systems of energy, environmental and biomedical applications. He has been the principal investigator and co-investigator for several federal and state funded research projects totaling more than $1.5 million in the last five years. He is a past participant in the Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program.
He was one of two academic researchers worldwide invited to present at the Magnetics 2011 conference in March 2011 in San Antonio. He also presented at the 2010 National Space & Missile Materials Symposium in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Martirosyan, a native of Armenia, has a master's degree in electrical engineering and medical cybernetics from the State Engineering University of Armenia and a doctorate in chemical engineering from ISMAN -- Russian Academy of Sciences and State Engineering University of Armenia.
Before coming to UTB, Martirosyan was a Research Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering. He was also part of the university's Center for Nanomagnetic Systems.
To contact Dr. Karen Martirosyan, call 956-882-6736 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Mark Kroll
Dr. Mark Kroll is Dean of the School of Business at The University of Texas at Brownsville. He has been dean since January 2011.
Kroll, a native of Harlingen, Texas, has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Sam Houston University, a Master of Business Administration from Sam Houston University, and a Doctor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University.
Before coming to UTB, Kroll was Head of the Management and Marketing Department at Louisiana Tech University. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University of Singapore; a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Hanoi School of Business in Hanoi, Vietnam; a Visiting Professor at the Instituto Technologico Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterey; and Acting Dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of Texas at Tyler.
Kroll has authored papers for many peer-reviewed journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Business Research.
Dr. Anne Rentfro
Expert of the Month:
Dr. Anne Rentfro is an Associate Professor of Nursing in the College of Nursing at The University of Texas at Brownsville. She has taught Leadership in Professional Nursing, Promotion in Professional Nursing, Perspectives in Professional Nursing Practice and Transcultural Nursing since she joined UTB in 1990.
Rentfro has received funding from The University of Texas BorderPlex Diabetes Project, the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities and Center for Disease Control and Prevention to fund her research interests in diabetes mellitus and evidence based practice in health belief patterns and chronic illness. Rentfro has authored or co-authored papers for the peer-reviewed journals "The Journal of Men's Health," "Preventing Chronic Disease" and "Nurse Practioner."
Rentfro has presented at UTB's annual Nursing Research Conference, the Western Institute of Nursing's Communicating Nursing Research Conference in Portland, Ore. and the 17th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice in Montreal, Canada.
Rentfro, a native of upstate New York, has a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Rochester in New York, a master's degree in nursing from The University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate degree in nursing from the University of Arizona.
Before coming to UTB, Rentfro was a Nursing Instructor at The University of Texas -- Pan American in Edinburg and a Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant and Clinical Instructor at The University of Texas at Austin. She has also been an Education Department Director and Intensive Care Department Director at Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville.
Expert of the Month:
James Mills has always had a passion for the history of his home town, Brownsville, Texas. A graduate of UTB/TSC, Mills holds an M.A.I.S. in history and enjoys researching the U.S.-Mexican War, Fort Brown, and the American Civil War along the Rio Grande River. He passes his passion for those subjects on to his students. He has taught U.S. History, Texas History, the Emergence of Modern America, the History of Spain, and the American History Senior Seminar.
His publications include "Irregulars: Guerrilla and Ranchero Warfare in South Texas and Northern Mexico during the Mexican-American War," "The United States Military Occupation of Matamoros, Mexico, 1846-1848," "The Arkansas Volunteers in the Mexican War: Their Participation, Their Controversy, Their History," "Mayor and Commissioner Henry Gonzalez," "A Brief Look at the Political Career of Ygnacio Garza," and "Jim Mills: from West Texas farmer to South Texas Mayor." Most recently, Mills has edited a collection of primary sources entitled Documenting the American Past, for use in survey courses.
Mills is the adviser for history education majors, the facilitator for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards, and is also a member of the board of directors for the Brownsville Historical Association. He is the recipient of the A.S.P.I.R.E. teaching award, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development award, the Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.
Dr. Jared A. Montoya
Expert of the Month:
Dr. Jared A. Montoya has been a member of the Behavioral Science faculty at UTB/TSC since 2005. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology from Brigham Young University. Dr. Montoya has professional experience working in human resources and personnel selection and has conducted quantitative and qualitative research for non-profit organizations.
Dr. Montoya's research interests focus on gender, culture, and multicultural psychology. He has published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Counseling and Development and the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. His research on multicultural counseling, employment discrimination, misperception, and Hispanic health has been presented at a number of professional conferences.
Dr. Montoya teaches courses in Research Methods, Psychology and the Legal System and The Psychology of Gender. Dr. Montoya is the graduate coordinator for the Master of Arts in Psychology program at UTB/TSC.
Dr. Masako Isokawa
Expert of the Month:
Dr. Masako Isokawa is an associate professor in the Department of Biomedicine in the College of Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. She has taught classes in neuroscience, advanced physiology and human anatomy and physiology since 2005.
She has received research funding in the past from the National Institute of Health to study cannabinoid mobilization in neurons and caffeine-induced modulation of GABAergic transmission. Isokawa has authored or co-authored papers for the peer-reviewed scientific journals "Neuropharmacology," "Cell Calcium," "Neuroscience" and "Epilepsia."
She has presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, the Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and the Epilepsy International Congress. She has been invited to lecture at the Kansai Medical School in Osaka, Japan, The University of Texas at San Antonio and the Border Health Seminar Series sponsored by UTB/TSC and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Isokawa, a native of Japan, has bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in neurophysiology from the University of Osaka in Japan. She also has a doctoral degree in psychobiology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Before coming to UTB/TSC, Isokawa was an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology at The University of Maryland at Baltimore and an instructor in the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program at The University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Juan Pablo Andrade
Expert of the Month:
Dr. Juan Pablo Andrade
Costa Rican pianist Juan Pablo Andrade is Assistant Professor of Piano at UTB/TSC where he teaches courses in piano pedagogy, theory and aural skills, coordinates class piano and is the director of the UTB/TSC Music Academy.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, among them are the First Prize at the Artlivre International Piano Competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil; First Prize in the National Piano Competition in CR; First Prize in the Concert of Soloists Competition at Arizona State University; First Prize at the UNCG Concerto Competition and Second Prize in the University of Costa Rica Concerto Competition.
He has performed as soloist with the South Bend Symphony, the UNCG Symphony, the ASU Symphony, the Central American Symphony, the Bolivian National Symphony, the Costa Rican Youth Symphony, and in several occasions with the Costa Rican National Symphony. As a recitalist he has appeared in almost every Costa Rican city, Santa Cruz and La Paz in Bolivia, San Salvador in El Salvador, Washington DC, Oslo and Madrid. Many of his performances have been recorded and broadcasted by the Phoenix Classical Radio Station KBAK, Costa Rican University Radio and Costa Rican National Television.
In the year 2000 he was awarded the National Prize of Music, the highest recognition given to a musician by the Costa Rican Ministry of Culture. Andrade obtained the Bachelors and Licenciatura in Music degrees from the University of Costa Rica in San José; the Masters of Music from Arizona State University, an Artist Diploma from Indiana University-South Bend and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano at Idaho State University and Lecturer of Piano at UNCG.
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Expert of the Month:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Dr. Sanjay Kumar is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering. His areas of expertise and research include fluid mechanics using air flow, fluid flow and shock waves. Kumar came to UTB/TSC in 2006 and teaches fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, gas dynamics, turbulence and statistics and dynamics.
Much of his research is applicable to complex mechanics and physics of airplanes, submarines, rockets and automobiles.
He received his P.h.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 2003 and is a member of the American Physical Society and Sigma Xi.
Dr. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera
Expert of the Month:
Dr. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera
Dr. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera is an assistant professor in the Government Department. Her areas of expertise are comparative politics, Mexican politics, Mexico-U.S. relations, and border studies. Her teaching fields include public policies in the Mexico-U.S border region; U.S.-Mexico relations; American Hispanic politics; and Latin American politics. She is currently developing a project on the explanations of violence in the Texas-Tamaulipas border, mainly focused on organized crime, poverty, unemployment and endemic corruption in Mexico’s “new democratic” times. Correa-Cabrera received her Ph.D. in political science at the New School for Social Research (New York City) and bachelor’s degree in economics at Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City). She was also awarded a Fulbright Scholarship as a graduate student.
Her previous work experience includes positions with the Mexican government at the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Finance, and director of political analysis at Funacion Ethose, a Mexican think tank dedicated to research, analysis, evaluation and design of public policies in the areas of poverty alleviation, social and economic sustainable development, and the consolidation of democracy in Latin America.
To contact Dr. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, call (956) 882-3876 or e-mail Guadalupe.email@example.com.