Faculty and Staff



Educational Background

Kim Distin, MAT

Kim Distin, PhD
Program Coordinator and Materials Manager
FN 3.308J
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PhD in Philosophy in Science Education, Curtin University, Perth, AU

MAT in Science Education, UT Dallas

BS in Marine Biology, Texas A&M University at Galveston

Teaching Certification(s): Composite Science 6-12

Katie Donaldson, MAT Katie Donaldson, MAT
Master Teacher
FN 3.410
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MAT in Science Education, UT Dallas

BS in Zoology, Texas A&M University

Teaching Certification(s): Secondary Biology, Secondary Chemistry

Floyd Dorsey, MEd Floyd Dorsey, M.Ed
Master Teacher
FN 3.410
972-883-2417 [email protected]

M. Ed in Administration, Lamar University

BS in Math Education, HPERD, East Central University

Teaching Certification(s): Mathematics 6-12, Computer Science, HPERD

Bill Gammons, Jr, MAT Bill Gammons, Jr, MAT
Master Teacher
FN 3.308L
[email protected]

MAT in Administration Math, Sam Houston University

BA in Mathematics, Sam Houston University

Teaching Certification(s): Secondary Math

Pamela Gossin, PhD Pamela Gossin, PhD
Associate Professor Arts and Humanities
JO 5.304
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Dual PhD in History of Science and English, University of Wisconsin-Madison

MA in English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

BA in English and Latin, Math minor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Emily Hennessey, MAT
Senior Lecturer
FN 3.218B
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MAT in Science Education, UT Dallas

BA in Elementary Education, University of Dallas

Teaching Certification(s): Elementary 1-8, Elementary English 1-8 

 Pam Kirkland, MEd Pam Kirkland, M.Ed
Master Teacher/ Induction
FN 3.308Q
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M.Ed. in Administration, Concordia University

BA in Microbiology, UT Austin

Teaching Certification(s): Biology, Secondary Life Earth Science, English as a Second Language Supplemental

Hailey King, MEd Hailey King, M.Ed
FN 3.308P
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M.ED in Higher Education Administration, University of Houston

BS in Psychology, Oklahoma State University

Amin Lalani Amin Lalani
Master Teacher

Tel 972-883-6451
Fax 972-883-6796

MA in Mathematics, UT Austin

BS in Mathematics, UT Tyler

Teaching Certification(s): Mathematics Grades 6-12

Jim McConnell, Ed.D Jim McConnell, Ed.D
Master Teacher
FN 3.308B
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Ed.D in Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction,  TAMU Commerce

MS in Psychology/ Physics, TAMU Commerce

BS in Mathematics/ Physics, UT Arlington

Teaching Certification(s): Secondary Physics, Secondary Math, Psychology

Homer Montgomery, PhD

Homer A Montgomery, PhD
Associate Professor/ UTeach Dallas Co-Director
FN 3.308H
[email protected] Personal Page

Ph.D in Geology, UT Dallas

BS in Geology, UT Austin

Mary Urquhart Mary L. Urquhart, PhD
SME Head/Associate Professor
UTeach Dallas Co-Director
FN 3.218C
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Ph.D in Astrophysical, Planetary, and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder

B.S. in Geophysics, Astrophysics,  New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

 Kate York, PhD Kate York, PhD
Master Teacher
FN 3.410A
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Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in Science Education, Texas Tech University

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, The University of Texas at Arlington

B.A. in Biology, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Southwestern University

Teaching Certification(s): Principal K-12, Life Science 8-12, Composite Science 8-12, English/Language Arts 8-12; Dance 6-12