Interdisciplinary Studies Faculty & Staff

Program Faculty

Kathleen A. Byrnes

Kathleen A. Byrnes, Program Head, Healthcare Studies, Senior Lecturer I

Education: PhD, Health Studies, Texas Woman’s University

Areas of Interest: Mental Health, Gerontology, Health Care Administration, Health Careers Preparation

kab019000@utdallas.edu
HH 2.132
972-883-2323

Curriculum Vitae | Homepage

     

Susan P. Chizeck

Susan P. Chizeck, Senior Lecturer II

Education: PhD, Social Work, Rutgers University

Areas of Interest: Health Policy, Asian Studies, Experiential Education and Mental Health

chizeck@utdallas.edu
HH 2.808
972-883-2248

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Dachang Cong

Dachang Cong, Senior Lecturer II and Associate Dean

Education: PhD, Cultural Anthropology, Yale University

Areas of Interest: American Cultures, Chinese/East Asian Cultures, Globalization, Amish People

dccong@utdallas.edu
HH 2.302
972-883-2297

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Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson

Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson, Senior Lecturer I

Education: PhD, Women’s Studies, The University of Iowa

Areas of Interest: Social Change, International Development, Poverty, Motherhood and Reproduction

jmw087000@utdallas.edu
HH 2.810
972-883-2322

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George W. Fair

George W. Fair, Professor and Dean

Education: PhD, Special Education, University of Pittsburgh

Areas of Interest: Mathematics Education, Homeless Children

gwfair@utdallas.edu
HH 2.138
972-883-2350

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Jonathan Frome

Jonathan Frome, Senior Lecturer

Education:  PhD, Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Interest:  Media Psychology, Emotion, Aesthetics, Film, Videogames, Documentary, Animation, Intersections Between Science and the Arts

jxf082000@utdallas.edu
HH 2.816
972-883-6782

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Karen J. Prager

Karen J. Prager, Professor

Education: PhD, Counseling Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin

Areas of Interest: Romantic Relationships, Intimacy, Conflict Management, Gender Equity, Marriage

kprager@utdallas.edu
GR 2.600 / HH 2.501
972-883-2323

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Alexey Root, Senior Lecturer I

Education: PhD, Education, The University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Interest: K-12 Education, Gifted and Talented Education, Social Studies Education, Public and School Libraries, Chess

972-883-2323

Curriculum Vitae | Homepage

     

Elizabeth Mary Salter

Elizabeth Mary Salter, Senior Lecturer III

Education: PhD, Biological Anthropology, The University of Toronto, Canada

Areas of Interest: Skeletal Biology, Biology of Women, Craniofacial

emsalter@utdallas.edu
HH 2.114
972-883-2484

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Erin Smith

Erin Smith, Associate Professor

Education:  PhD, Literature and Women’s Studies, Duke University

Areas of Interest: 19th- and 20th-century American Literatures and Cultures, History of the Book, Gender Studies

erins@utdallas.edu
HH 2.304
972-883-2338

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Lynn Winstead-Mabe

Lynn Winstead-Mabe, Senior Lecturer I

Education: PhD, Counseling, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Areas of Interest: Interpersonal Communication, Professional Communication, Crisis Management and Response, Emergency Responder and Law Enforcement Critical Incident Response

lynn.mabe@utdallas.edu
HH 2.812
972-883-2804

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Tonja Wissinger

Tonja Wissinger, Senior Lecturer I and Assistant Dean

Education: PhD, Humanities, History of Ideas, The University of Texas at Dallas

Areas of Interest: Women’s History, American and British Women’s Literature, Gender Studies, History of Medicine, Childhood Sexual Abuse, and Alcohol Studies

twissin@utdallas.edu
HH 2.804
972-883-2814

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Academic and Administrative Staff

     
     
Boyd
Monica Boyd
Administrative Assistant II,
Healthcare Studies Program / Internship Program
monica.boyd@utdallas.edu
HH 2.126
972-883-4368
     
Mary Brouillette
Mary Brouillette
Director,
Development and Alumni Relations
mary.brou@utdallas.edu
HH 2.122
972-883-6503
     
Michele Brown
Academic Support Coordinator,
Undergraduate Program / Chess Online Program
michelebrown@utdallas.edu
HH 2.110
972-883-2323
     
Molly Dickinson
Molly Dickinson
Financial Services Assistant,
Interdisciplinary Studies / Dean’s Office
molly.dickinson@utdallas.edu
HH 2.124
972-883-2057
     
Soli Ghirmai
Soli Ghirmai
Program Director,
Academic Bridge Program
solig@utdallas.edu
HH 2.802
972-883-2655
     
Nasreen Hasan

Undergraduate Academic Advisor II,
American Studies / Interdisciplinary Studies

HH 2.115
972-883-6246
972-883-2323 to schedule appointment
     
Tess Kuo
Tess Kuo
Undergraduate Academic Advisor III,
American Studies / Healthcare Studies / Interdisciplinary Studies
thk031000@utdallas.edu
HH 2.112
972-883-2805
972-883-2323 to schedule appointment
     
Flor Llauce
Student Development Specialist II,
Academic Bridge Program
HH 2.702
972-883-2253
     
Jackie Long
Jackie Long
Project Supervisor,
Academic Bridge Program
jalong@utdallas.edu
HH 2.702A
972-883-4279
     
Peavey (2)
Ahnna Peavey

Administrative Services Officer,
Interdisciplinary Studies / Dean’s Office

HH 2.136
972-883-2350
     
Desta Seifu
Desta Seifu
Assistant Director,
Academic Bridge Program
desta@utdallas.edu
HH 2.702B
972-883-2253
     
Don Stephens
Don Stephens
Undergraduate Academic Advisor II,
American Studies / Interdisciplinary Studies
dons@utdallas.edu
HH 2.106
972-883-4366
972-883-2323 to schedule appointment
     
Rosalinda Valenzuela
Rosalinda Valenzuela, Ph.D.
Project Supervisor,
Academic Bridge Program
rosy@utdallas.edu
HH 2.606A
972-883-6369
     
Shaun Wilson
Shaunqula Wilson, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Interdisciplinary Studies / Dean’s Office
shaunqula.wilson@utdallas.edu
HH 2.130
972-883-4298
     
Becky Wiser
Becky Wiser
Academic Support Coordinator,
Graduate Admission / Graduate Program
 rwiser@utdallas.edu
HH 2.134
972-883-2354