Faculty Spotlight

"Every person is a new door to a different world."
-- from Six Degrees of Separation

The Faculty Spotlight provides an opportunity for appreciation of the diverse faculty of UT Dallas, and promotes awareness of their contributions to their disciplines and to our academic community. These constitute only a sampling of the total faculty but are representative of the women, African American, Native American, Hispanic, Asian and International members of our faculty. You are invited to search the data base or to peruse the list. Links are provided to allow access to useful information and to news stories, as well as video or audio interviews. To learn more about multicultural activities at UT Dallas, visit the UT Dallas Multicultural Center. A complete listing of faculty can be accessed and searched. If you are interested in joining the UT Dallas faculty, visit our Jobs listings.

Faculty Recognition for Contributions to Diversity & Inclusion

UT Dallas, through the Department of Faculty Diversity within the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement, annually recognizes faculty members for outstanding contributions to diversity on our campus and in our community. Additionally, we recognize teachers who demonstrate excellence in creating inclusive classrooms. To learn more about the awards and recipients, follow these links.

New Faculty

One of the best barometers of progress in faculty diversity is new faculty hires. For the academic year 2012-2013,U T Dallas hired 30 new full-time faculty. Of these, 8 (27%) are women and include 3 (10%) in STEM fields. Five (almost 16%) are underrepresented minorities, while 3 (10%) are international. Every school within the University increased the diversity of its faculty this year. Within the Faculty Spotlight, new faculty are highlighted in red.

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School of Arts and Humanities

Dr. David Edmunds
Anne and Chester Watson History Professor
School of Arts and Humanities
Dr. Enric Madriguera
Professor and Director of Guitar Studies
School of Arts and Humanities
Dr. Venus Reese
Associate Professor, DRAM
School of Arts and Humanities

School of Behavioral and Brain Science

Dr. Kenneth Pugh
Head of Audiology, Callier Center
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Dr. Karen Rodrigue
Assistant Professor, Center for Vital Longevity
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Dr. Raul Rojas
Assistant Professor, Callier Center
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Dr. Rodney Andrews
Assistant Professor of Economics
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Dr. Daniel Arce
Professor and Program Head of Economics
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Dr. Euel Elliott
Professor of Public Policy and Political Economy
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Dr. Susan McElroy
Associate Professor of Economics and Education Policy
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Dr. Alex R. Piquero
Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Dr. Monica Deza
Assistant Professor of Economics
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Eric Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Carlos Busso
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Dr. Jorge Cobb
Associate Professor, Computer Science
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Dr. Manuel Quevedo-Lopez
Associate Professor, Material Science
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Dr. Mario Rotea
Professor and Program Head, Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Dr. Yonas Tadesse
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering and Computer Science

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Naveen Jindal School of Management

Dr. Norris Bruce
Associate Professor of Marketing
Naveen Jindal School of Management
Dr. David Ford Jr.
Professor of Organizational Studies, Strategy, and International Management
Naveen Jindal School of Management
Dr. Orlando Richard
Associate Professor, Organizations, Strategy and International Management
Naveen Jindal School of Management
Dr. Alejandro Zentner
Assistant Professor, Finance and Managerial Economics
Naveen Jindal School of Management
Dr. Elena Katok
Ashbel Smith Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management
Naveen Jindal School of Management

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Dr. Juan Gonzalez
Associate Professor of Biology and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Dr. Phillip Kisunzu
Assistant Professor
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Dr. Jason Slinker
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Dr. Susan Minkoff
Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Dr. Fabiano Rodrigues
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics