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)
Christine Ellis (Master's advisor)
Dr. Lili Sun
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. Tomas Mantecon (Master's advisor) 940.565.3050
Information Technology & Decision Sciences Dr. Robert Pavur (Doctoral advisor) 940.565.3107
  Dr. Donna Lohr (Master's advisor) 940.565.3668
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Dr. Blair Kidwell (Doctoral advisor) 940.565.2985
  Dr. Terrence Suber (Master's advisor) 940.565.3091
Management Dr. Derrick D'Souza (Doctoral advisor) 940.565.3168
  April Kuykendall (Master's advisor) 940.565.4710
Marketing Dr. Blair Kidwell (Doctoral advisor) 940.565.2985
  Dr. Terrence Suber (Master's advisor) 940.565.3091
MBA DeAnna Taylor (AOP and New College at Frisco)
Natalie Bernard (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)
Child Life Dr. Arminta Jacobson (Master's advisor) 940.565.2432
Consortium for Animal Assisted Therapy Dr. Cynthia Chandler 940.565.2914
Counseling Rita Hay 940.565.2910
Curriculum and Instruction Dr. James Laney 940.565.2935
  Dr. Janelle Mathis 940.565.2754
Early Childhood Studies Dr. Dina Castro 940.565.2590
Educational Leadership Marilyn Deuble (Master's and Principal Certificate) 940.565.2942
  Dr. Miriam Ezzani (Doctoral and Superintendent Certificate)
Shirley Bonkowski 
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)
Nick Overbeck
Michael Lima
Emotional/Behavior Disorders Dr. Lyndal Bullock 940.565.4646
Family Science Dr. Kelly Roberts (Master's advisor) 940.565.2070
Gifted and Talented Dr. Todd Kettler (Master's advisor) 940.891.6820
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. Becky Glover (Doctoral advisor) 940.565.4876
Kinesiology Dr. Brian McFarlin (Graduate Kinesiology)
Dr. Jakob Vingren (KHPR programs)
Learning and Development Dr. Wendy Middlemiss (Master's advisor) 940.369.8870
Mild/Moderate Disabilities Dr. Mary Estes 940.565.2597
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. Darrell Hull (Master's advisor) 940.565.8565
Recreation, Event, and Sport Management Dr. John Collins 940.565.3422
Research, Measurement and Statistics Dr. Robin Henson (Doctoral advisor) 940.369.8385
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
Computer Science and Engineering Dr. Robert Akl 940.565.2804
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 Laura Davis 940.565.2561
Criminal Justice Dr. Adam Trahan (Campus program)
Dr. Brooke Miller (Online program)
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. Denise Catalano 940.891.6893
Speech-Language Pathology Dr. Katsura Aoyama 940.369.7430


College of Information

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Program Advisor Phone Number
Applied Technology and Performance Improvement Dr. Lynne Cox 940.565.4841
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
  Dr. Oksana Zavalina (Doctoral advisor) 940.891.6795
  Brennan Blair 940.891.6795
Linguistics Dr. Dina Kapetangianni 940.565.4552
Workforce Learning and Performance Improvement Dr. Rose Baker 940.369.7684

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

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Program Advisor Phone Number
Applied Anthropology Dr. Doug Henry 940.565.2290
Applied Geography Dr. Steve Wolverton 940.565.2091
Communication Studies Dr. Suzanne Enck 940.565.2588
Economics Dr. Janice Hauge (Prospective student advisor) 940.565.4544
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)
Dr. Harry Benshoff (MA Director, advisor)
Philosophy Dr. David Kaplan 940.565.3521
Political Science Andrew Enterline 940.565.2312
Professional and Technical Communication Dr. Jordan Frith 940.565.4458
Psychology Diane Kozul (Graduate Coordinator) 940.565.2652
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 Laurie or Dr. Lisa Kennon 940.565.4257
International Sustainable Tourism Laurie or 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 Advisor
(all programs)
Dr. Colleen Conlon 940.565.2791
Graduate Studies Office Devyn Dougherty 940.565.3721
Director of Admissions Joel Wiley 940.565.4349
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
  Dr. Margie Tieslau (Current student advisor) 940.565.3442
  Dr. Kevin Curran 940.565.2168
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 940.565.4777
Design Hepi Watcher 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 940.369.7671
  Angela Vanecek 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 Billy Roessler 940.565.2383