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 Business
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Health and Public Service
College of Information
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Mayborn School of Journalism
College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism
College of Music
College of Science
College of Visual Arts & Design
Toulouse Graduate School

College of Business

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Program Advisor Phone Number
Accounting Dr. Govind Iyer (Doctoral advisor)
Dr. Lili Sun (Doctoral advisor)
Christine Ellis (Master's advisor)
Business Analytics Dr. Donna Lohr 940.565.3668
Business Doctoral Inez Loche 940.369.8491
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate/Law Dr. Ian Liu (Doctoral advisor) 940.369.7197
  Dr. Lisa McDaniel (Master's advisor) 940.565.3050
Information Systems & Management Science Dr. Robert Pavur (Doctoral advisor) 940.565.3107
  Dr. Donna Lohr (Master's advisor) 940.565.3668
Logistics Systems Dr. Brian Sauser(Doctoral advisor) 940.565.4693
  Dr. Terrence Suber (Master's advisor) 940.565.3120
Management Dr. Derrick D'Souza (Doctoral advisor) 940.565.3158
  April Kuykendall (Master's advisor) 940.565.4710
Marketing Dr. Terrence Suber (Master's advisor) 940.565.3091

DeAnna Taylor (AOP and New College at Frisco)
Natalie Bernard (MBA programs)

Lauren Burnaugh (MBA Programs)



Taxation Christine Ellis 940.565.3087


College of Education

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Program Advisor Phone Number
Autism Intervention Dr. Smita Mehta (Doctoral advisor)
Dr. Miriam Boesch (Master's advisor)
Consortium for Animal Assisted Therapy Dr. Cynthia Chandler 940.565.2914

Rita Hay

Kaylee Christensen



Curriculum and Instruction Dr. James Laney 940.565.2935
  Dr. Janelle Mathis 940.565.2754
Early Childhood Studies

Dr. Dina Castro

Dr. Tran Templeton



Educational Leadership Marilyn Deuble (Master's and Principal Certificate) 940.565.2942
  Dr. Barbara Pazey (Doctoral and Superintendent Certificate)
Marshall Hughlett (Admin. Asst., Doctoral, Superintendent Cert.) 
Educational Diagnostician Dr. Pam Peak (Master's advisor) 940.565.4192
Educational Psychology Devyn Dougherty 940.565.3486
Elementary, Middle and Secondary Education
(Online Certification)

Taylor William (Graduate Advisor)
Maria Claudia Prada (Graduate Advisor)

Dr. Pam Harrell (Secondary Program Coordinator)

Dr. Rossana Boyd




Emotional/Behavior Disorders Dr. Bernita Combes (Master's and Doctoral) 940.565.4325
Family Science Dr. Yolanda Mitchel (Master's advisor) 940.565.8377
Gifted and Talented Dr. Rachel Mun (Master's advisor) 940.891.2028
Higher Education Dr. V. Barbara Bush (Master's advisor) 940.565.2045
  Dr. Daniel Chen (Doctoral advisor) 940.565.2045
Human Development and Family Science Dr. Wendy Middlemiss (Doctoral advisor) 940.369.8870

Dr. Scott Martin (Graduate Kinesiology)

Learning and Development Dr. Wendy Middlemiss (Master's advisor) 940.369.8870
Mild/Moderate Disabilities Dr. Bernita Combes (Master's and Doctoral) 940.565.4325
Play Therapy Dr. Sue Bratton 940.565.2922
Psychological Aspects of Sports and Exercise Dr. Scott Martin (Doctoral advisor) 940.565.3418
Research and Evaluation Dr. Abbas Tashakkori (Master's advisor) 940.565.2162
Recreation, Event, and Sport Management Dr. John Collins 940.565.3418
Research, Measurement and Statistics Dr. Darrell Hull (Doctoral) 940.369.8565
Alternative Certification in Special Education (IMPACT) Dr. Mary Estes 940.369.2579
Sports Pedagogy Dr. Tao Zhang (Doctoral advisor) 940.565.3415
Teaching Dr. Rossana Boyd (Elementary advisor)
Dr. Kelley King (Secondary advisor)
Dr. Karthigeyan Subramaniam (Middle Grades advisor)


College of Engineering

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Program Advisor Phone Number
Biomedical Engineering Dr.Vija Vaidyanathan 940.565.3338
Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. Robert Akl

Melanie Dewey



Electrical Engineering Dr. Xinrong Li 940.369.6875
Engineering Technology Dr. Seifollah Nasrazadani 940.565.4052
Materials Science Dr. Jincheng Du 940.565.8184
Mechanical and Energy Engineering Dr. Tae-Youl Choi 940.565.2198


College of Health and Public Service

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Program Advisor Phone Number
Audiology Dr. Erin Schafer 940.369.7433
Behavior Analysis Dr. Richard Smith 940.565-4970
Behavior Analysis (Online) ABA-GACT

Brook Wheetley

Criminal Justice Dr. Adam Trahan (Campus program)
Dr. Brooke Miller (Online program)
Emergency Management & Disaster Science

Dr. Gary Webb

Kimberly Roy



Health Services Administration Dr. Keith Turner 940.565.2488
Public Administration Dr. Brian Collins (Master's advisor) 940.565.2318
  Dr. Skip Krueger (Doctoral advisor) 940.565.4870
Rehabilitation Counseling Dr. Rachita Sharma 940.891.6893
Social Work (Joint Program with TWU)  
Speech-Language Pathology Dr. Katsura Aoyama 940.369.7430


College of Information

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Program Advisor Phone Number
Learning Technologies Dr. Lynne Cox, Doctoral & Master's (including Accelerated Online Program) 940.565.4841
Library/Information Science Rachel Hall (Master's advisor) 940.565.2445
Information Science Dr. Daniella Smith (Doctoral advisor) 940.565.3569
Linguistics Dr. Dina Kapetangianni 940.565.4552

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

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Program Advisor Phone Number
Applied Anthropology Dr. Doug Henry 940.565.2290
  Nicole Brown 940.565.3561
Applied Geography Dr. Waquar Ahmed 940.565.2091
Communication Studies

Dr. Suzanne Enck

Dr. Megan Morrissey




Dr. Janice Hauge (Prospective student advisor)

Dr. Margie Tieslau (Current student advisor)



English/Creative Writing Dr. Marshall Armintor 940.565.2050
French Dr. Christophe Chaguinian 940.565.2389
History Dr. Graham Cox 940.565.2489
International Studies Dr. Emile Sahliyeh 940.565.2314
Media Arts Tania Khalaf (MFA Director, MFA advisor)
Jacqueline Vickery (MA Director, advisor)
Philosophy Dr. Adam Briggle 940.565.3521
Political Science Dr. Andrew Enterline 940.565.2313
Professional and Technical Communication Dr. Jordan Frith 940.565.4458

Dr. Lawrence Schneider

Rachel Kamman (Graduate Coordinator)



Sociology Dr. Gabe Ignatow 940.565.3616
Spanish Dr. Teresa Marrero 940.565.2404
Women's and Gender Studies Dr. Alicia Re Cruz 940.565.2663


Mayborn School of Journalism

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Program Advisor Phone Number
Journalism Kara Greene 940.565.3365


College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism

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Program Advisor Phone Number
Hospitality Management Dr. Lisa Kennon 940.565.4257
International Sustainable Tourism Dr. Lisa Kennon 940.565.4257
Merchandising Dr. Sanjukta Pookulangara 940.565.4257


College of Music

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Program Advisor Phone Number
Graduate Studies Advisors 
(All Programs)
Dr. Colleen Conlon
Dr. Brian McKee
Director of Admissions Joel Wiley 940.565.4349
Assistant Director of Admissions Lyndi Williams Krause 940.565.8388
Admissions and Scholarships Mafalda Chandler 940.369.7771


College of Science

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Program Advisor Phone Number
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Heather Tunnell 940.565.3627
Biology Heather Tunnell 940.565.3627
Chemistry Dr. LeGrande Slaughter 940.565.3554
Environmental Science Dr. Jeff Johnson 940.565.2694
Mathematics Dr. Olav Richter 940.565.4352
Physics Dr. Duncan Weathers
LaVonna Phillips
(Graduate Coordinator)


College of Visual Arts and Design

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Program Advisor Phone Number
Art Education/ Art History
Dr. Kelly Donahue-Wallace (Program Chair, Art History Coordinator) 940.565.4777
  Dr. Tyson Lewis (Art Education Coordinator) 940.565.4777
  Dr. Denise Baxter (Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs) 940.565.4001
  Dr. Laura Evans (Director of Art Museum Education Cert.) 940.565.4777
Design Dr. Hepi Wachter (Chair) 940.565.3621
  Dr. Janie Stidham (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 Lauren Lake (Chair) 940.369.7671
  Angela Vanecek (Administrative Coordinator) 940.369.7671


Toulouse Graduate School

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Program Advisor Phone Number
Advanced Data Analytics Denise Philpot 940.565.2383 (Toulouse Graduate School)
Interdisciplinary Studies Jasmine Quezada 940.565.4787