Graduate Academic Advisors


A graduate advisor is one of the first people you’ll want to contact when you’re ready to begin your studies.  Advisors can help you choose courses and guide you through your thesis or dissertation. Below is a listing of contact information for the graduate advisors within their respective programs.

Browse Advisors By College/School:

College of Arts & Sciences
College of Business
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Health and Public Service
College of Information

Mayborn School of Journalism
College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism
College of Music
College of Visual Arts & Design
Toulouse Graduate School


College of Arts and Sciences

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ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
Applied AnthropologyDr. Doug Henry940.565.2290
 Shannon Selby940.565.4931
Applied GeographyDr. Steve Wolverton940.565.2091
Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyHeather Tunnell 940.565.3627
BiologyHeather Tunnell940.565.3627
ChemistryDr. LeGrande Slaughter940.565.3554
Communication StudiesDr. Suzanne Enck940.565.2588
EconomicsDr. Janice Hauge (Prospective student advisor)940.565.4544
 Dr. Margie Tieslau (Current student advisor)940.565.3442
English/Creative WritingDr. Marshall Armintor940.565.2050
 Dr. Kevin Curran940.565.2168
Environmental ScienceDr. Jeff Johnson940.565.2694
FrenchDr. Marie-Christine Koop940.565.4575
HistoryDr. Graham Cox940.565.2489
International StudiesDr. Emile Sahliyeh 940.565.2314
MathematicsDr. Olav Richter940.565.4352
Media Arts

Tania Khalaf (MFA Director, MFA advisor)

Dr. Harry Benshoff (MA Director, advisor)



PhilosophyDr. David Kaplan940.565.3521

Dr. Duncan Weathers

LaVonna Phillips (Graduate Coordinator)



Political ScienceAndrew Enterline940.565.2313
Professional and Technical Communication

Dr. Jordan Frith



Dr. Lawrence Schneider

Diane Kozul (Graduate Coordinator)



SociologyDr. Helen Potts940.369-7801
SpanishDr. Teresa Marrero940.565.2404
Women's and Gender StudiesDr. Alicia Re Cruz940.565.2663


College of Business

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ProgramAdvisorPhone Number

Dr. Mary Curtis (Doctoral advisor)

Christine Ellis (Master's advisor)



Business AnalyticsDr. Donna Lohr940.565.3668
Business DoctoralInez Loche940.369.8491
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate/LawDr. Imre Karafiath (Doctoral advisor)940.565.3065
 Dr. Tomas Mantecon (Master's advisor)940.565.3050
Information Technology & Decision SciencesDr. Robert Pavur (Doctoral advisor)940.565.3107
 Dr. Donna Lohr (Master'sadvisor)
Logistics and Supply Chain ManagementDr. Wesley Randall (Doctoral advisor)940.369.8912
 Dr. Jeffrey Lewin (Master's advisor)
ManagementDr. Nancy Boyd-Lillie (Doctoral advisor)940.565.3158
 April Kuykendall (Master's advisor)
MarketingDr. Charles Blankson (Doctoral advisor)940.565.3136
 Dr. Terrence Suber (Master's advisor)

DeAnna Taylor (AOP and New College at Frisco)

Natalie Bernard (MBA programs)




TaxationChristine Ellis940.565.3087


College of Education

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ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
Autism Intervention

Dr. Smita Mehta (Doctoral advisor)

Dr. Miriam Boesch (Master's advisor)



Child LifeDr. Arminta Jacobson (Master's advisor)940.565.2432
Consortium for Animal Assisted TherapyDr. Cynthia Chandler940.565.2914
CounselingJanet Rogers940.565.2910
 Melisa Brown940.565.2910
Curriculum and InstructionDr. Mei Hoyt940.565.2935
 Dr. Janelle Mathis940.565.2754
Early Childhood Studies Dr. Dina Castro940.565.2590
Educational LeadershipMarilyn Deuble (Master's and Principal Certificate)940.565.2942

Dr. Miriam Ezzani (Doctoral and Superintendent Certificate)

Shirley Bonkowski



Educational DiagnosticianDr. Pam Peak (Master's advisor)940.565.4192
Educational PsychologyLaura Coleman940.565.3486
Elementary, Middle and Secondary Education (Online Certification)

Nick Overbeck

Michael Lima



Emotional/Behavior DisordersDr. Lyndal Bullock940.565.4646
Family ScienceDr. Kelly Roberts (Master's advisor)940.565.2070
Gifted and TalentedDr. Todd Kettler (Master's advisor)940.891.6820
Higher EducationDr. V. Barbara Bush (Master's advisor)940.565.2045
 Dr. Daniel Chen (Doctoral advisor)940.565.2045
Human Development and Family ScienceDr. Becky Glover (Doctoral advisor)940.565.4876

Dr. Brian McFarlin (Graduate Kinesiology)

Dr. Jakob Vingren (KHPR programs)



Learning and DevelopmentDr. Wendy Middlemiss (Master's advisor)940.369.8870
Mild/Moderate DisabilitiesDr. Mary Estes940.565.2597
Play TherapyDr. Sue Bratton940.565.2922
Psychological Aspects of Sports and ExerciseDr. Scott Martin (Doctoral advisor)940.565.3418
Research and EvaluationDr. Darrell Hull (Master's advisor)940.565.8565
Recreation, Event, and Sport ManagementDr. John Collins940.565.3422
Research, Measurement and StatisticsDr. Robin Henson (Doctoral advisor)940.369.8385
Alternative Certification in Special Education (IMPACT)Dr. Mary Estes940.369.2579
Sports Pedagogy

Dr. Tao Zhang (Doctoral advisor)




Dr. Rossana Boyd (Elementary advisor)

Dr. Kelley King (Secondary advisor)

Dr. Karthigeyan Subramaniam (Middle Grades advisor)






College of Engineering

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ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
Computer Science and EngineeringDr. Robert Akl940.565.2804
Electrical EngineeringDr. Xinrong Li 940.369.6875
Engineering TechnologyDr. Seifollah Nasrazadani940.565.4052
Materials ScienceDr. Jincheng Du940.565.8184
Mechanical and Energy EngineeringDr. Tae-Youl Choi940.565.2198


College of Health and Public Service

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ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
AudiologyDr. Erin Schafer940.369.7433
Behavior AnalysisDr. Richard Smith940.565-4970
Behavior Analysis (Online) ABA-GACTLaura Davis940.565.2561
Criminal Justice

Dr. Adam Trahan (Campus program)

Dr. Brooke Miller (Online program)



Health Services AdministrationDr. Keith Turner940.565.2488
Public AdministrationDr. Brian Collins (Master's advisor)940.565.2318
 Dr. Skip Krueger (Doctoral advisor)940.565.4870
Rehabilitation CounselingDr. Denise Catalano940.891.6893
Speech-Language PathologyDr. Gloria Olness940.369.7455


College of Information

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ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
Applied Technology and Performance ImprovementDr. Lynne Cox940.565.4841
Learning Technologies

Dr. Lynne Cox, Doctoral & Master's (including Accelerated Online Program)


Library/Information ScienceRachel Hall (Master's advisor)940.565.2445
 Dr. Oksana Zavalina (Doctoral advisor)940.891.6795
 Brennan Blair940.891.6795
LinguisticsDr. Dina Kapetangianni940.565.4552
Workforce Learning and Performance ImprovementDr. Rose Baker940.369.7684


Mayborn School of Journalism

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ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
JournalismGloria Blair940.565.2205


College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism

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ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
Hospitality ManagementDr. Lisa Kennon940.565.4257
International Sustainable TourismDr. Lisa Kennon940.565.4257
MerchandisingDr. Lisa Kennon940.565.4257


College of Music

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ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
Graduate Studies Advisor (all programs)Dr. Colleen Conlon940.565.2791
Graduate Studies OfficeJamie Maxwell940.565.3721
Application, Audition, Admission, ScholarshipsBecky Hughes940.369.7771
 Joel Wiley940.565.4349


College of Visual Arts and Design

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ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
Art Education/ Art History (Master's/Doctoral)

Dr. Kelly Donahue-Wallace


DesignCynthia Mohr940.565.3621
 Marian O'Rourke-Kaplan (Fashion Design advisor)940.565.3621
 Dr. Phillip Park (Interior Design advisor)940.565.3621
 Michael Gibson (Design Research advisor)940.565.3621
Studio Art Robert Jessup940.369.7671
 Angela Vanecek940.369.7671


Toulouse Graduate School

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ProgramAdvisorPhone Number
Interdisciplinary StudiesDr. Alan Hubble940.565.4787