Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Teacher and Bilingual Education Faculty

Dr. Jack Bradley

Dr. Jack Bradley

Professor

Coordinator, Early Childhood Education Graduate Program

Office Phone:361-593-2880

Office Location: Rhode Hall #260

E-mail: kfjab01@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ed.D., Texas A&M University; M.Ed., University of West Florida; B.A., Michigan State University

Areas of Expertise: Texas Teacher Certification, Principal, Teacher Appraisal, Curriculum

Research Interests: Early Childhood Education, Reading in the Content Area, Creative Teaching Strategies

Dr. Karen Sue Bradley

Dr. Karen Sue Bradley

Professor

Coordinator, Reading Specialist Graduate Program

Office Phone:361-593-2898

Office Location: Rhode Hall #262

E-mail: kfksb00@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ed.D., Texas A&M University; M.A., Michigan State University; B.A., Michigan State University

Areas of Expertise: Texas Teacher Certification, Reading Specialist, Writing Project Trainer, Principal, Assistant Superintendent

Research Interests: Early Literacy, Reading Comprehension, Creative Teaching Strategies

Dr. Mike Desiderio

Dr. Mike Desiderio

Professor

Office Phone:361-593-4768

Office Location: Rhode Hall #254

E-mail:kfmfd00@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., Texas A&M University; M.Ed., Sul Ross State University; B.S.E., John Brown University

Areas of Expertise: Curriculum & Instruction, Behavior Management, Research Methods, Child & Adolescent Development

Research Interests: Education Law, Education Technology, Middle Schools, Online Education

Dr. Jaya Goswami

Dr. Jaya Goswami

Associate Professor

Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Performance

Director, Center for Teaching Effectiveness

Office Phone:361-593-4413

Office Location: Rhode Hall #112

E-mail: jaya.goswami@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., University of Connecticut; M.A., University of Delhi, India; B.A., Gauhati University, India

Areas of Expertise: Linguistics, first and second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, cooperative learning, distance learning

Dr. Norma Guzman

Dr. Norma Guzman

Assistant Professor

Office Phone:361-593-2675

Office Location: Rhode Hall #208

E-mail: norma.guzman@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio; M.A., University of Texas-Pan American; B.A., Southwest Texas State University

Areas of Expertise: Bilingual assessment; disproportionality; multicultural education; cultural and linguistic diversity; school pyschology

Research Interests: Language use, bilingual education, policies and practices, culturally relevant practices

Dr. Patti Huskin

Dr. Patti Huskin

Assistant Professor

Office Phone: 361-593-4912

Office Location: Rhode Hall #256

E-mail: patricia.huskin@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., University of New Mexico; M.Ed., University of La Verne; B.S., California State University, Fullerton

Areas of Expertise: Early Child Special Education, Intellectual Disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Research Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities, Inclusion, Perception of Disabilities, and Special Education Teacher Preparation

Dr. Marie Lassmann

Dr. Marie Lassmann

Professor

Coordinator, M.S. in Education Online Degree

Coordinator, Undergraduate Secondary, All-level, and 4-8 Programs

Office Phone:361-593-2907

Office Location: Rhode Hall #206

E-mail: marie.lassmann@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. University of Texas; M.Ed. Texas A&I University; B.Ed. Texas A&I University

Areas of Expertise: Secondary education, All Level education, 4-8 education

Research Interests: Substitute teaching and developing critical thinking skills in students

Dr. McNair

Dr. Lisa McNair

Assistant Professor

Office Phone:361-593-4993

Office Location: Rhode Hall #258

E-mail: cheryl.mcnair@tamuk.edu

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

Areas of Expertise: Literacy, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary/Secondary/Middle Education

Research Interests: Strategy Instruction, Critical Thinking Skills, Metacognition, Self-efficacy, Teacher Preparation

Dr. N. Warren Miller

Dr. N. Warren Miller

Assistant Professor

Office Phone:361-593-4782

Office Location: Rhode Hall #263

E-mail: kunwm000@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ed. D, Texas A&M University; M.B.A. Texas A&I University; B.B.A., Texas A&I University

Areas of Expertise: Secondary Education

Research Interests: Reluctant Students

Dr. Valentin Ekiaka Nzai

Dr. Valentin Ekiaka Nzai

Assistant Professor

Coordinator, Bilingual Education Graduate Program

Office Phone:361-593-2987

Office Location: Rhode Hall #207

E-mail: kuve2002@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ed.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; MBA, Centro de Estudios en Administracion; B.A., St. Augustin Philosophate

Areas of Expertise: ESL/Bilingual and Multicultural Education; Culturally Responsive Pedagogy; Distance learning & technologies; Qualitative (Grounded Theory) and Mixed Methods  Research designs.

Research Interests: Cyberlearning through workstations; digital game -based curriculum design; K-12 culturally responsive teaching; bilingual-bicultural teachers & teacher educator training; ethnic media and cultural identity re-constitution.

Dr. Zonia Obregon

Dr. Zonia Garcia-Obregon

Assistant Professor

Office Phone:361-593-2839

Office Location: Rhode Hall #

E-mail: zonia@tamuk.edu

Degrees: 

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Research Interests: Underrepresentation of Hispanics in Higher Education

Dr. McNair

Dr. Ari Sherris

Assistant Professor

Office Phone:361-593-2910

Office Location: Rhode Hall #203

E-mail: arieh.sherris@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., George Mason University; M.A., University of Surrey (England); B.A., Shimer College

Areas of Expertise: Academic English; Applied Linguistics, Bi/Multilingual Literacy & Education; Curriculum Development; Discourse Analysis; Language Policy; Second Language Acquisition; Task-based Language Teaching; Teacher Observation

Research Interests: Complementary Education Programs; Documenting Endangered Metaphors (e.g., Flathead Salish); Endangered Language Pedagogy & Revitalization (e.g., Mikasuki, Flathead Salish, and Safaliba); Interaction; Language Policy; Multilingualism

Dr. Roberto Torres

Dr. Roberto Torres

Associate Professor

Office Phone:361-593-2797

Office Location: Rhode Hall #200A

E-mail: kfrlt00@tamuk.edu

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Dr. Monica Wong-Ratcliff

Dr. Monica Wong-Ratcliff

Assistant Professor

Office Phone:361-593-4781

Office Location: Rhode Hall #204

E-mail: monica.ratcliff@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ed.D., University of Louisiana at Monroe; M.ED., University of Louisiana at Monroe; M.B.A., Aberystwyth University, UK.

Areas of Expertise: Students with Mild & Moderate Disabilities, Inclusive Education, Reading Intervention, Pre-service Teacher Preparation, Curriculum and Instruction, and Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research Designs

Research Interests: Teacher Preparation Program, Full Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Math Instruction, and Student Success

Part-Time Faculty

Atkinson, Maria

Chiuminatto, Mary

Garcia, Maria E.

Meriwether, Gina

Mize, Thomas

Parker, Greer

Ramirez, Herminia

Reyna, Tadeo

Risken, Barbara

Rodriguez, Diana

Sanchez, Angelita

Sheeran, William

Underbrink, Charles

Graduate Assistants

Garza, Concepcion

Garza-Reyna, Gina

Riley, Jacqueline

This page was last updated on: August 26, 2014