Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Educational Leadership and Counseling Faculty

Dr. Steve Bain

Dr. Steve Bain

Department Chair
Associate Professor

Office Phone:361-593-2430

Office Location: Rhode Hall #100

E-mail: kfsfb00@tamuk.edu

Degrees: D.Min., Luther Rice University; M.S., University of Memphis, Tennessee; B.S., University of North Alabama

Areas of Expertise:
Professional Counseling, Crisis Counseling, Self-Injury, Anger Management, Professional Ethics, Grief and Loss, Spirituality; Rural Mental Health; Youth Violence and Intervention

Research Interests: Rural Mental Health, Graduate Student Success, Grief and Loss, Self-Injury among Children and Adolescents, Psychological Impact on Weight Management Surgery Clients, and Student Retention Factors.

Dr. Marilyn Bartlett

Dr. Marilyn Bartlett


Office Phone:361-593-4563

Office Location: Rhode Hall #131

E-mail: marilyn.bartlett@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., New York University; J.D. Vermont Law School; M.Ed., Boston University; B.S., Worcester State University

Areas of Expertise: Educational Law; Constitutional Law; Disabilities Law; Organizational Theories and Behavior

Research Interests: The Americans with Disabilities Act AA; First Amendment and Cyberbullying/Bullying; Education for the Homeless; Sexual orientation and gender identity in the schools/ LGBT rights; Sexual Harassment; Racial Discrimination

Dr. Linda Challoo

Dr. Linda Challoo

Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Office Phone: 361-593-2353

Office Location: Gross Hall 115A

E-mail: kfhbc00@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ed.D. Texas A&M University-Kingsville/Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; M.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville; B.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Dr. Rebecca Davis

Dr. Rebecca Davis

Associate Professor
Executive Director of Research and Sponsored Programs

Office Phone:361-593-4257

Office Location: Rhode Hall #143

E-mail: rebecca.davis@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., Texas A&M University-College Station; M.Ed., Texas A&M University-Kingsville; B.A., Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Areas of Expertise: Professional Development, Program Development, Program Administration, Workforce Literacy, Learning and Development of Adult Learners

Research Interests: Professional Development for Adult Literacy Teachers, Transitions of Adult Students from GED to Higher Education or Vocational Training, Workforce Literacy

Dr. LaVonne Fedynich

Dr. La Vonne Fedynich

Associate Professor
Coordinator, Educational Administration

Office Phone:361-593-4312

Office Location: Rhode Hall #130

E-mail: lavonne.fedynich@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ed.D., Argosy University-Sarasota; CAGS, Plymouth State University, M.Ed., Rivere College, B.S., University of Montevallo

Areas of Expertise: Public Relations, Curriculum and Instruction, Administrative Leadership

Research Interests: Mentoring Graduate Students, Graduate Student Success Factors, Educational Administration

Dr. Karen Furgerson

Dr. Karen Furgerson

Associate Professor

Coordinator, Counseling and Guidance Program

Office Phone:361-593-3015

Office Location: Rhode Hall #132

E-mail: kfklf00@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., University of Alabama; M.S., Jacksonville State University; B.S., Jacksonville State University

Areas of Expertise: school counseling and supervision

Research Interests: non-traditional students, domestic violence, service based learning, multicultural

Dr. Garza

Dr. Kristopher Garza

Assistant Professor

Office Phone:361-593-2353

Office Location: Rhode Hall #141

E-mail: kristopher.garza@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, B.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Areas of Expertise: Career Theory and Counseling, College and Academic Preparation, Professional Ethics, Stress Management

Research Interests: First Generation College Students, Self-Efficacy and Resilience among Adolescents and College Students, Retention Factors in Academia, Stress Management, Multicultural Issues

Dr. Marybeth Green

Dr. Marybeth Green

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Instructional Technology Graduate Program

Office Phone:361-593-2598

Office Location: Rhode Hall #135

E-mail: kumeg004@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., Texas A&M University; MLS, University of Texas; B.S., University of Texas

Areas of Expertise: instructional technology, instructional design, distance learning

Research Interests: augmented reality, social media, teacher and administrator appropriation of technology into practice

Dr. Don Jones

Dr. Don Jones

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Superintendency

Office Phone:361-593-2901

Office Location: Rhode Hall #129

E-mail: don.jones@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ed.D., University of Houston; M.Ed., East Texas State University; B.S., East Texas State University

Areas of Expertise: Superintendent and Principal Preparation, School and Community Relations, Board Training and Development, Finance, Leadership Theory and Philosophy, Curriculum Development and Management.

Research Interests: Public School Funding, School Governance, Student Assessment, Improving Student Achievement, Curriculum Evaluation and Assessment.

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Lori Kupczynski

Dr. Lori Kupczynski

Associate Professor
Coordinator, Adult Education

Office Phone:361-593-2980

Office Location: Rhode Hall #103

E-mail: kulpk000@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Kingsvile; M.A., St. Mary's University; B.A., St. Mary's University

Areas of Expertise: Educational Leadership, Adult Education, Online Learning

Research Interests: Adult and Online Learning; Leadership in Higher Education and Business

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Gerri Maxwell

Dr. Gerri Maxwell

Associate Professor
Coordinator, Educational Leadership

Office Phone:361-593-2203

Office Location: Rhode Hall #138

E-mail: kugmm001@tamuk.edu 

Degrees: Ph.D., Texas A&M University; M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria; B.S., Texas Lutheran College

Areas of Expertise: Qualitative Research Methodology, K-12/University Grant Partnerships

Research Interests: Equity-Oriented Change Agency, Distributed Leadership, Rural School Reform, Professional Learning Communities

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Marie-Anne Mundy

Dr. Marie-Anne Mundy

Assistant Professor

Office Phone:361-593-1271

Office Location: Rhode Hall #137

E-mail: kumlm014@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; B.Ed.(5), Brandon University; B.A. University of Winnipeg

Areas of Expertise: Measurement & Evaluation, Quantitative Research, Higher Education Administration, Psychological Assessments

Research Interests: Learning Strategies and the Factors that Affect Retention, with Emphasis on Hispanic-Based Institutions.

Dr. Elizabeth A. Wardle

Dr. Elizabeth A. Wardle

Assistant Professor

Office Phone:361-593-2879

Office Location: Rhode Hall #134

E-mail: kueaw000@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; M.Ed., Corpus Christi State University; B.A., Corpus Christi State University; A.A.S., McLennan Community College

Areas of Expertise: psychopharmacology, community health, mental health, wellness in counseling, online learning, ethics and counseling

Research Interests: non-traditional students, service learning/civic engagement, multi-culturalism and diversity, self-care for mental health providers

This page was last updated on: July 20, 2015