CHASS Faculty and Staff Directory

Full-time Faculty

Miguel Cortinas

Miguel Cortinas

Associate Professor / Department Chair

Office: Kelso Fine Art Center 108
Email:
cortinas@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3861
Adam Mulder

Adam Mulder

Assistant Professor

Office: Sullivan Ceramics Bldg.
Email: amulder@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 805-3690
Kathy Vargas

Kathy Vargas

Associate Professor

Office: Kelso Fine Art Center 007
Email: vargask@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3853

Part-time Faculty

Lissette Chavez

Courses: Printmaking/Painting
E-mail: lchavez@uiwtx.edu

Angela Fox

Courses: Drawing/Painting
E-mail: afox@uiwtx.edu

Mark Hansen

Courses: Ceramic
E-mail: mthansen@uiwtx.edu

Phuong-Thao Baker

Courses: Drawing/Painting
E-mail: phuong@uiwtx.edu

Carolee Moore

Courses: Art History
E-mail: ccmoore@uiwtx.edu

Reuben Njaa

Courses: Photography
E-mail: njaa@uiwtx.edu

Gabriella Scott

Courses: Art History
E-mail: gbscott@uiwtx.edu

April Taylor

Courses: Painting
E-mail: aflores6@uiwtx.edu

Andy Villarreal

Courses: Drawing/Painting
E-mail: aavillar@uiwtx.edu

Stella Wheeler

Courses: Photography
E-mail: sawheele@uiwtx.edu

Full-time Faculty

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Lopita Nath, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair

Professor and Chair, Asian Studies Program

Office: AD 357
Courses: Asian Studies
Email: nath@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 832-2187

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Dr. Scott Dittlof

Professor

Courses: Government and International Affairs
Office: AD 380
Email: dittloff@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-2713

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Dr. Emily Clark

Associate Professor

Office: AD 359
Courses: English
Email: ejclark@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 283-5061

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Dr. Mary Beth Swofford

Professor

Courses: English
E-mail:  swofford@uiwtx.edu 
Phone: (210) 829-3807

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Dr. Kevin Salfen

Assistant Professor

Office: FA Studio 7
Courses: Asian Music
E-mail: salfen@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3849

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Dr. Sara Jackson

Associate Professor

Office: GB 105
Courses: International Business
E-mail: jacksons@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210)283-5001

 

Part-time Faculty

Michael Gyori

Asian Philosophy

E-mail: mgyori@student.uiwtx.edu

Rolla Alaydi

Lecturer of Arabic/Department of Modern Languages

Teaches Elementary Arabic I and II and Intermediate Arabic I and II courses

E-mail: ralaydi@student.uiwtx.edu

Chihiro Legris

Lecturer of Japanese/Department of Modern Languages

Teaches Elementary Japanese I and II courses

E-mail: legris@uiwtx.edu

Dr. Deukhee Gong

Lecturer of Korean/Department of Modern Languages

Teaches Elementary Korean I and II courses

E-mail: dgong@uiwtx.edu

Full-time Faculty

Doshie Piper

Doshie Piper, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: AD 382
E-mail: dpiper@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 283-6382
Doshie Piper, Ph.D. Bio
Doshie Piper, Ph.D. CV

Georgen Guerrero

Georgen Guerrero, Ph.D.

Professor / Criminal Justice Chair

Office: AD 356
E-mail: geguerre@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 805-3031
Georgen Guerrero, Ph.D. Bio

Part-time Faculty

Gustavo Gusman, Ph.D.

E-mail: geguzman@uiwtx.edu

Brian Reyes

E-mail: bareyes@uiwtx.edu

Full-time Faculty

Emily Clark, Ph.D.

Emily Clark, Ph.D.

Professor / Department Chair

Office: AD 359
E-mail: ejclark@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 283-5061

Interests: Postcolonialism, Modern British Literature, Modern American Literature, Critical Theory
Courses Taught: Composition I and II, Studies in World Literature, Literary Theory

David Armstrong, Ph.D.

David Armstrong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: AD 340C
E-mail: darmstro@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3886

Interests: Creative Writing, the Short Story, Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, the Novel, the contemporary essay, Naturalism/Realism
Courses Taught: Fiction Writing, Creative Nonfiction Writing, Magazine/Article Writing, American Literature

James Baker, Ph.D.

James Baker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: AD 340D
E-mail: jabaker2@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 283-6343

Interests: Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Early British Literature, 20th Century American Literature, Technical Communication
Courses Taught: Composition I & II, World Literature, Technical Communication, Intro to Rhetorical Theory, Rhetorical Criticism, Visual Rhetoric, British Literature, Graphic Novel, Writing for Business

Luella D'Amico, Ph.D.

Luella D'Amico, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: AD 351
E-mail: ldamico@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3892

Interests: Early and Nineteenth-century American literature, Girlhood Studies, Women's Writing, Transatlanticism, Young Adult Fiction, and Native American Literature
Courses Taught: Composition II, World Literature, American Literature Survey

Tisha Harding, Ph.D.

Tisha Harding, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: AD 340A
E-mail: lharding@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-6028

Interests: Technical Communication, Visual Rhetoric, The Rhetoric of Science Writing, Political Rhetoric
Courses Taught: Composition, Professional and Technical Communication, Integrated Language Arts, Writing for Business, Writing for Science and Engineering, Rhetorical Theory, Literature for Children and Young Adults

Benjamin Miele, Ph.D.

Benjamin Miele, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: AD 351
E-mail: miele@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-2536

Interests: Early British Literature, Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture, Shakespeare, Non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama, the Reception of the Classics (especially Ovid), History of the English Language, Historical Linguistics, Renaissance Rhetoric, Book History, and Surveillance Studies
Courses Taught: Composition II, World Literature, Early British Literature Survey

Tanja Stampfl, Ph.D.

Tanja Stampfl, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: AD 340C
E-mail: stampfl@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3885

Interests: World Literature, American Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, Gender and Race Studies,Post-colonial Theory and Literature, Genre Studies
Course Taught: Composition, World Literature, Literary Theory, The Arab Novel, Contemporary Arab Literature, Publishing and Editing

Mary Beth Swofford, Ph.D.

Mary Beth Swofford, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: HIT 200D
E-mail: swofford@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3807

 

Part-time Faculty

Philipi Arevalo

E-mail: parevelo@uiwtx.edu

Julie Cohen

E-mail: jcohen@uiwtx.edu

Shay Haby

E-mail: mhaby@uiwtx.edu

Dr. Maureen King

E-mail: msking@uiwtx.edu

Elizabeth Riordan Lakin

E-mail:  lakin@uiwtx.edu

Dr. Jo LeCoeur

E-mail:  lecoeur@uiwtx.edu

Santiago (Jim) Longoria

E-mail:  salongo@uiwtx.edu

Laura Lopez

E-mail:  lopell@uiwtx.edu

Dr. Betty Moss

E-mail:  bmoss@uiwtx.edu

Emil Mucchetti

E-mail:  mucchett@uiwtx.edu

Jeanette Pierce

E-mail:  jmpierce@uiwtx.edu

Michelle Pina-Theall

E-mail: mppina@uiwtx.edu

Emily Robbins

E-mail: erobbins@uiwtx.edu

Katherine Skwarczek

E-mail: skwarcze@uiwtx.edu

Jackie Sundol

E-mail: sundol@uiwtx.edu

Todd Wright

E-mail: tawright1@uiwtx.edu

 

Full-time Faculty

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Lopita Nath, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair
Department of History Asian Studies Program

Office: AD 357
E-mail: nath@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 832-2187

Interests: South Asian History and Politics, Asian and World History, Migration Studies, Refugee Studies, Issues of Human Displacement, Citizenship, Security and Human Rights.
Courses Taught: World History, History of South Asia, Modern India, Southeast Asia, Japan, China and Korea, Afghanistan, Middle East, History of Islam, Global Refugees, Global Human Rights, Migration Studies and Inquiry into the Modern World.

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Michelle Tabit, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of History

Office: AD 355
E-mail: tabit@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 283-6346

Interests: American Women’s History, US History, and Latin American History with special emphasis on Mexico, Cuba and the Caribbean, Brazil, and Slavery.
Courses Taught: US Survey I & II, World History II, War and Society, Latin America Survey (pre and post-independence), American Women's History, Harry Potter and History, and Star Trek History and Culture

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Laura Cannon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of History

Office: AD 251
E-mail: lcannon@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 283-5039

Interests: Texas History, the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Mexican American history, labor history, the history of civil rights, and the history of race and citizenship.
Courses Taught: U.S. to 1865; U.S. since 1865; Texas History; Foundations of Historical Research; U.S. National Period

Part-Time Faculty

Dr. Gilberto M. Hinojosa

E-mail: hinojosa@uiwtx.edu

Lesli L. Hicks

E-mail: llhicks@uiwtx.edu

Mary E. Ferrer

E-mail: mferrer@uiwtx.edu

Timothy J. Draves

E-mail: draves@uiwtx.edu

Minda C. Webber

E-mail: mwebber@uiwtx.edu

Kimberlee J. Ortiz

E-mail: kjortiz@uiwtx.edu

Full-time Faculty

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Dr. Amalia Mondríguez

Professor of Spanish

Ph.D., Harvard University

Office: AD 345
E-mail: mondrigu@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3894

Specialties: Specialist in the literature and culture of Latin America and Spain, with research on literature by women authors. Also a creative writer of short stories, songs, and a novel.

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Dr. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz

Associate Professor of Spanish

Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Office: AD 250
E-mail: saxtonru@uiwtx.edu
Phone:
 (210) 805-2541

Specialties: Specialist in Latin American literature and culture. Research interests include Latin American cultural studies, literary translation, and popular culture studies.

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Dr. Michael Tallon - Department Chair

Professor of Spanish

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Office: AD 258
E-mail: tallon@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 805-5891

Specialties: Specialist in language teaching, second language acquisition, and Spanish linguistics. Research interests include foreign language anxiety, heritage language students, and the Spanish of San Antonio.


Part-time Faculty

Eyman Alsobhi

Office: AD 358
E-mail:
alsobhi@uiwtx.edu
Courses: Arabic

Yuping Tai

Office: AD 358
E-mail:
yutai@uiwtx.edu
Courses: Chinese

Elaine Bryant

Office: AD 358
E-mail:
jmaguire@uiwtx.edu
Courses: French

Pierre Schmitz

Office: AD 358
E-mail:
pschmitz@uiwtx.edu
Courses: German

Eric Sweet

Office: AD 358
E-mail:
wsweet@uiwtx.edu
Courses: Italian

Chihiro Legris

Office: AD 358
E-mail:
legris@uiwtx.edu
Courses: Japanese

Hyewon Kim

Office: AD 358
E-mail:
hakim2@uiwtx.edu
Courses: Korean

Dr. Sally Said

Professor Emerita

Office: AD 327
E-mail:  said@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 805-2535
Courses: Spanish

Rey Arrieta

Office: AD 358
E-mail:  rarrieta@uiwtx.edu
Courses: Spanish

Dr. Tim Barnett

Office: AD 358
E-mail:  tbarnett@uiwtx.edu
Courses: Spanish

Jesús De León

Office: AD 358
E-mail:  jedeleo2@uiwtx.edu
Courses: Spanish

Jimmy Gonzales

Office: AD 358
E-mail:  jcgonza1@uiwtx.edu
Courses: Spanish

Jeanne Johnson

Office: AD 358
E-mail:  jzjohnso@uiwtx.edu 
Courses: Spanish

Juan Carlos Moreno

Office: AD 358
E-mail:  jcmoreno@uiwtx.edu 
Courses: Spanish

Elvia Quijano

Office: AD 358
E-mail:  quijano@uiwtx.edu
Courses: Spanish

Dr. Julie Winkler

Office: AD 358
E-mail:  jwinkler@uiwtx.edu
Courses: Spanish

Full-time Faculty

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William Gokelman

Chair / Professor

Office: MB 227
Courses: Music, Cardinal Chorale, Cardinal Singers, Piano, Conducting
E-mail: gokelman@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3848
William Gokelman's Bio

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Dr. Janice Dvorkin

Professor of Music, Music Therapy, Psychology of Music

Office: MB 229
Courses: Music, Music Therapy, Psychology of Music
E-mail: dvorkin@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3856
Dr. Janice Dvorkin's Bio

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Dr. Orit Eylon

Associate Professor

Office: MB 335
Courses: Music, Voice, Singing for Beginners
E-mail: eylon@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3858
Dr. Orit Eylon's Bio

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Dr. Ken Metz

Assistant Chair / Professor

Office: MB 226
Courses: Music, Music Theory, Composition
E-mail: metz@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3850
Dr. Ken Metz's Bio

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Dr. Brett A. Richardson

Assistant Professor, Director of Bands

Office: MB 228
Courses: Music, Music Education
E-mail: barichar@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 841-7232
Dr. Brett A. Richardson's Bio

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Dr. Kevin Salfen

Associate Professor

Office: MB 337
Courses: Music, Music History
E-mail: salfen@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3849
Dr. Kevin Salfen's Bio

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Jim Waller

Assistant Professor

Director - Music Industry Studies

Director - UIW Cardinal Jazz Band

Office: MB 336
Courses: Music
E-mail: jwaller@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 841-7233
Jim Waller's Bio

Part-time Faculty

Roland Sul

Secretary, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Office: MB 224
E-mail: sul@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3855

Full-time Faculty

Jakob K. Rinderknecht, PhD

Dr. Jakob K. Rinderknecht

Assistant Professor & Director

Ph.D., Marquette University
M.A., Saint John's University (MN);
B.A., Valparaiso University

Office: AD 256
E-mail: rinderkn@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3871
Dr. Jakob K. Rinderknecht's Website

Dr. Arturo Chavez

President and CEO of Mexican American Catholic College, San Antonio.

M.T.S., Oblate School of Theology
Ph.D., Iliff School of Theology, University of Denver

Alma Alvarado

Dean of Students, Mexican American Catholic College

E-mail: alma.alvarado@maccsa.org

Full-time Faculty

Zenon Culverhouse

Dr. Zenon Culverhouse

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

B.A., San Francisco State University
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

E-mail: fculverh@uiwtx.edu

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Dr. Christopher Edelman

Associate Professor of Philosophy

B.A., Loyola College of Maryland
M.A., Ph.D., Emory University

E-mail: edelman@uiwtx.edu

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Dr. Doug Gilmour

Associate Professor of Philosophy

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., Duke University

E-mail: gilmour@uiwtx.edu

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Dr. Paul Lewis

Associate Professor of Philosophy / Chair, Department of Philosophy

B.A., University of New Mexico
Ph.D., The University of Kentucky

E-mail: lewis@uiwtx.edu

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Dr. Bernadette O'Connor

Emerita Professor of Philosophy

B.A., Incarnate Word College
M.A., Ph.D., Duquesne Universit

E-mail: boc@uiwtx.edu

Full-time Faculty

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Dr. Lydia Andrade

Professor and Program Chair

Office: AD 369
Email: andrade@uiwtx.edu

Specialization: Presidential Politics, Campaigns & Elections, Congressional Politics, Interest Groups, Women in Politics, Public Policy, Research Methods, State & Local Government, and Public Administration
Dr. Andrade's Bio

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Dr. Scott Dittloff

Professor

Office: AD 369
Email: dittloff@uiwtx.edu

Specialization: Caribbean Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Literature & Politics,  Politics & Culture, and Human Rights
Dr. Dittloff's Bio

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Dr. Brandon Metroka

Assistant Professor

Office: AD 378
Email: metroka@uiwtx.edu

Specialization: Specialization: Judicial Decision Making, U.S. Constitutional Law, Freedom of Speech (U.S. and Comparative Law/Theory), U.S. Federalism, Environmental Policy, American Politics
Dr. Metroka's Bio

Full-time Faculty

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Dr. Stefanie Boswell

Associate Professor

Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi

Office: AD 376
E-mail: ssboswel@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 832-2182

Research interests: Scholarship of teaching & learning; attitudes in higher education; self-efficacy.

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Dr. Maria Felix-Ortiz - Department Chair

Professor

Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

Office: AD 393
Phone: (210) 805-3046
E-mail: felixort@uiwtx.edu

Research interests: Substance use disorders (epidemiology, prevention, and treatment); criminal thinking; cultural identity measures; police training; assisted mutual support group development and peer support services; integrated health care.

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Dr. Leslie Martinez

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Office: AD 389
E-mail: lnmartin@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3960

Research interests: Cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity; Stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination towards Mexican Americans; Psychometrics and scale development; Academic and social support challenges of underrepresented students.

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Dr. Lisa Lockhart

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Kent State University

Office: AD 394
E-mail: lockhart@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3961

Research interests: Social justice; Assessment of Service Learning.

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Dr. Teresa Taylor Partridge - Sabbatical

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Office: AD 389
E-mail: tpartrid@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 832-2186

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Dr. Rachel T. Walker

Professor

Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi

Research interests:  Animal behavior (activity budgets & enrichment); learning, cognition & technology; scholarship of teaching & learning.

Office: AD 391
E-mail: rtwalker@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-5055

Full-Time Faculty

Glenn Ambrose

Glenn Ambrose, Ph.D., Chair

Professor

Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley CA, 2001
M.T.S. Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA, 1992
B.A. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1990

E-mail: ambrose@uiwtx.edu
Glenn Ambrose, Ph.D. Website

Areas of Interest: Systematic theology, Sacramental Theology, Philosophical Theology, Religion and Culture, Theologies of Liberation

Publications:

2012 The Theology of Louis-Marie Chauvet: Overcoming Onto-theology with the Sacramental Tradition (Ashgate), pp. 234.

2010 “Religious Diversity, Sacramental Encounters and the Spirit of God.” Horizons, The Journal for the College Theology Society 37:2. (Fall, 2010)

2009 Review Hope & Solidarity: Jon Sobrino's Challenge to Christian Theology. Edited by Stephen J. Pope. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2008 in Horizons, The Journal for the College Theology Society 36:1, (Summer, 2009), 147-148.

2008 "Great Faith Abounds: Sacramentality in a Pluralistic Age," New Theology Review.Vol. 21, No. 2 (May), 47-58.

2006 "Who do you say that I am? : The Jesus Question at the Catholic University." In Julie Miller and Phil Lampe, eds. Verbum Incarnatum 1, no. 1. (Online journal)

2005 Review of Border of Death, Valley of Life by Daniel Groody, in The Journal of Religion 85:1 (January), 139-141.

2005 "Scholars on the Road away from Emmaus" in Education and Engagement: Theory and Practice, eds. Julie Miller and Philip Lampe (University of the Incarnate Word: San Antonio), 22-27.

2001 "Chauvet and Pickstock: Two Compatible Visions?” in Contemporary Sacramental Contours of a God Incarnate, eds. Lieven Boeve and Lambert Leijssen. (Peeters: Lueven), 74-84.

2001 “Chauvet and Pickstock: Two Compatible Visions?” in Questions Liturgues: Studies in Liturgy 82. (Liturgisch Instittuut: Lueven), 69-79.

2000 Review of The Sacraments: The Word of God at the Mercy of the Body by Louis-Marie Chauvet, America: National Catholic Magazine 185:16, 22-24.

1994 “Subjectivity and Objectivity in Critical Realism” in Telegraph Avenue 1:3 (May), 15-24. [Student Journal of the Graduate Theological Union]

Adrienne Nock Ambrose

Adrienne Nock Ambrose, Ph.D.

Thomas A. French Chair and Associate Professor

Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union
M.T.S. Weston Jesuit School of Theology
B.A. University of Cincinnati

Adrienne Nock Ambrose, Ph.D. Website

Publications:

“Appealing to the Movie Mind: The 1926 International Eucharistic Congress and the Rise of Epic Film in America. U.S. Catholic Historian, 34:3 (Summer 2016), 51-73.

Las Hermanas, Religious-Political Activism, and the Digital Footprint of a Grassroots Movement,” presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, November 2016.

“A Lord and His Lady:  The Influential Marian Musings of a Movie-Crazed Catholic,” presented at the American Literature Association Symposium on God and the American Writer, February 2015.

“Seeing for Life: Perspectives on the Influential Vision of Margaret R. Miles,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, October 2014

“Our Lady of Tinseltown: Catholic Visual Culture in Hollywood’s Golden Age,” presented at the Spring Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association, March 2014.

“Made in the USA:  Marian Holy Cards in Hollywood’s Golden Age,” presented at the Annual Research Week Symposium, University of the Incarnate Word, February 2014.

“The Ephemeral Virgin: Representations of the Blessed Virgin Mary during America’s ‘Chromo Craze’ (c. 1865-1900),” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, October 2010.

“Mary in Metal:  Nineteenth-Century Representations of the Virgin and the Post-Industrial Imagination,” presented at the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies annual meeting, March 2007.

“’Magic Moments:’ Scrapbooking and the Religious Imagination of American Women,” co-presented with Dr. Julie B. Miller at the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies annual meeting, March 2008.

“Our Lady of Strassengel and the Feast of the Assumption: Image, Liturgy and Reform at a Fifteenth-Century Shrine,” presented at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October 2003.

"The Virgin of the Rosary and Florid Sculpture in Late Medieval Germany," ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies 11:1 (March 1999), 8‑14. 

Eleven entries, including “Virgin Mary in Medieval Art,” “Pietà,” and “The Rosary,” in The New Westminster Dictionary of the Christian Church, Robert Benedetto, ed. (Louisville, KY: Westminster John

"Religious Observance and the Historian of Christianity: One Model for the Academic Study of Religion," presented at the Western Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, March 1997.

Sr. Martha Ann Kirk

Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, C.C.V.I., Th.D.

Professor Emerita

Th.D. Graduate Theological Union
M.A. (Religion) Fordham University
M.A. (Art Education) University of New Mexico
B.A. The University of the Incarnate Word

Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, C.C.V.I., Th.D. Website

Publications:

“A Little Child Shall Lead Them: Iraqi Refugees in Jordan” with photos of children and stories of families from Kirk’s recent research trip will appear in the St. Anthony Messenger,  November 2007.

“Vietnamese Christians Share God’s Beauty in Sacred Dance,” expanded article from the Sacred Dance Guild Journal with color illustrations and video. Articles.

“Cambodia and Vietnam: Touching the Wounds of the Grandchildren of War,” 

“From east to west and north to south, let us praise God. Gifts from many cultures enriching God’s people”  Sacred Dance Guild Journal, Fall 2006  Vol 49, No. 1. Articles.   

“Martha Ann Kirk---Embodying Christ to the World” A profile by Letha Dawson Scanzoni, cover story of Christian Feminism Today, Spring 2006,  1-4. 

"We Refuse to Be Enemies": Using Online Dialogue to Engage Students in Learning Spirituality and Justice  which was presented in the “Spirituality, Justice, and Pedagogy” Conference sponsored by the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning, September 22-24, 2005, at Calvin College, Detroit.

“Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D. ‘86” Featured Alumni in GTU Current, News of the Graduate Theological Union,  Summer 2005, 14. 

“Forgive Us Our Trespasses---that dangerous word,” The Word Today, Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word,” Vol.5,  September-October, 2004.

Julie Miller

Julie Miller, Th.D

Professor

Th.D., Harvard University, 2000
M.T.S., Harvard University, 1988
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1986

E-mail: miller@uiwtx.edu
Julie Miller, Th.D Website

Papers and Publications:

“To Remember Self, To Remember God: Augustine on Relationality, Sexuality and the Trinity,” in Feminists Re-Reading the Canon, Judith Stark, ed., Penn State Press, (forthcoming, Fall 2007).

“Rapt by God: Eroticized Violence in Medieval Women’s Literature and Law,” in The Subjective Eye: Essays in Culture, Religion and Gender, Richard Valentasis and Janet Carlson, editors. Mellon Press, 2006.

Co-editor, Verbum Incarnatum: Ethics and Social Justice. Vo1. 1, No. 1, 2006. University of the Incarnate Word, 2006.

“Education and Engagement: Striving for Success,” in Education and Engagement: Theory and Practice. University of the Incarnate Word Faculty Anthology, 2005. Julie B. Miller and Phil Lampe, editors.

“Mystical Masochism and the Spiritual Status Quo: The Limitations of Appropriation,” in The Eclectic Edition, Phil Lampe and Julie B. Miller, editors, 2004.

“Mission Matters: A Comparative Look at Mission in San Antonio,” in Mission Matters, Julie B. Miller and Phil Lampe, editors, 2003.

Co-editor, Religion and Society. University of the Incarnate Word Faculty Anthology, 2002, Phil Lampe and Julie B. Miller, editors.

“Feminist Historiography, Patriarchal Ideology and the Future of Sisterhood: A Review Essay of Sisters in Arms: Catholic Nuns Through Two Millennia by Jo Ann Kay McNamara” in The Annual Review of Women In World Religions, Arvind Sharma and Katherine Young, eds. (Vol. VI, 2002)

“Sexuality/Spirituality: The Problem of Eroticized Violence and Contemporary Eros Theology,” Ann Arbor: UMI, 2000 (dissertation).

“Eroticized Violence in Medieval Women’s Mystical Literature: A Call for a Feminist Critique,” in Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, (Fall 1999).

Areas of Interest: Feminist theology and ethics, sexual theology and ethics, environmental theology and ethics, women in Christian tradition, medieval mysticism

Jakob K. Rinderknecht, PhD

Jakob K. Rinderknecht, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Pastoral Institute Director

Ph.D. Marquette University
M.A. Saint John's University (MN)
B.A. Valparaiso University

E-mail: rinderkn@uiwtx.edu
Jakob K. Rinderknecht, Ph.D. Website

Papers and Publications:

Mapping the Differentiated Consensus of the Joint Declaration. Pathways for Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogue, edited by Gerard Mannion and Mark D. Chapman. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, November, 2016.

“Order, Out of Order: Rahner’s Tectonic Proposal for an Ecumenical Difficulty.” Horizons, 42 no. 2 (Dec., 2015): 341-67.

“Introduction to Mirae Caritatis.” In The Liturgy Documents: Foundational Documents on the Origins and Implementation of Sacrosanctum concilium , III: 2–5. Chicago: Liturgical Training Publications, 2013.

“Discovering a Common Life: The Liturgy of the Hours in Lutheran Religious Communities.” American Benedictine Review, 62 no.3 (Sept, 2011): 242-264.

“Beyond Settling Down: A Theology of Stability for Young Adults.” Obsculta, 3. (29 April, 2010): 25–31.

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Sr. Eilish Ryan, Th.D.

Professor Emerita

Th.D. University of St. Michael's College/Toronto School of Theology, 1994
M.A. (Mental Health Counseling) St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX, 1984
M.A. (Religious Studies) Pastoral Institute, Incarnate Word College, 1976
B.A. Incarnate Word College, 1968

E-mail: eryan@uiwtx.edu
Sr. Eilish Ryan, Th.D. Website

Papers and Publications:

"Spirituality: the Living Heart of Religion Education," National Catholic Educational Association Annual Convention, Los Angelos, 1998

"Rosemary Haughton: Witness to Hope," in Proceedings of the Symposium on Christianity and Society. University of Metz, 1998.

Review of Christianity Spirituality: Themes form the Tradition, by Lawrence Cunningham and Keith Egan, in Horizons 24:2 (Fall, 1997), 318-319.

Rosemary Haughton: Witness to Hope. (Kansas City: Sheed and Ward, 1997).

Areas of Interest: Contemporary Christian Spirituality, History of Christianity, Pastoral Theology, Feminist Theology

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Horacio Vela III, PhD

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame
M.A.R. Yale Divinity School
B.A. University of Texas at Austin

E-mail: hvela@uiwtx.edu
Horacio Vela III, PhD Website

Research Interests:

New Testament Studies; Hellenistic Judaism; Early Christianity; Hispanic Religion and Theology

Papers and Publications:

"Magical Text Concerning the Eyes and Face,” Pages 129–30 in Coptica Argentoratensia: Conférences et documents de la 3e universityé d'été en papyrologie copte (Strasbourg, 18–25 juillet 2010). ed. A. Boud'hors, A. Delattre, C. Louis and T.S. Richter. Éditions du Bocard, 2014. 

"Pope Benedict XVI's Use of Scripture in Caritas in Veritate,” Pages 19–29 in Jesus Christ: The New Face of Social Progress. ed. Peter J. Casarella. Eerdmans, 2014.

“Philo and the Logic of History,” Studia Philonica Annual22 (2010): 165–82.

Part-Time Faculty

Dr. Don D. Arispe

PhD - CA Inst. of Integral Studies
MSW - Our Lady of the Lake Univ.
MTS - Oblate School of Theology
BA - St. Mary's University

Office: AD 241
E-mail: ddarispe@uiwtx.edu
Hours: M/W 12:00-1:15 pm or by appointment.

Courses: RELS 3305 Catholic Social Teaching
RELS 3370 Christian Ethics

Rev. Dr. Trevor D. Alexander

D.Div - St. Thomas Christian College & Seminary
MAPM - Oblate School of Theology
BA - Univ. of the Incarnate Word

Office: AD 141 (Open Office Hours)
E-mail: alexande@uiwtx.edu

Courses: RELS 1315 Origins of Christianity

Dr. James S. Anderson

Ph.D. - University of Sheffield
M.Div. - Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
MA - Tesas A&M Univ. San Antonio
BA - Southern Methodist University

Office: AD 241
Hours: W 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
E-mail: jsander2@uiwtx.edu

Courses: RELS 1325 The Religious Quest

Anthony L. Deosdade

Grad. Cert. Spiritual Direction - Aquinas Institute of Theology
MA - Univ. of the Incarnate Word
JD - St. Mary's University
BA - Stephen F. Austin State Univ.

Office: AD 241
Hours: T/Th 9:00-9:30 a.m.
E-mail: adeosdad@uiwtx.edu

Courses: RELS 1335 Spirituality and Prayer

Dr. Joseph L. DeLeon

E-mail: jldeleon@uiwtx.edu

Courses: RELS 1335 Spirituality and Prayer
RELS 3345 World Religions

Andrew O. Eubanks

MDiv - Southern Methodist Univ.
BA - Hendrix College

Office: AD 241
Hours: M/W 5:45-6:45 p.m.
E-mail: aeubanks@uiwtx.edu

Courses: RELS 1325 The Religious Quest

S. Eucharia P. Gomba, SJI

MA (Religious Studies)- University of Dayton
MTS - Wesley Seminary/Africa University
BA (Education) – Africa University
Dipl. Education – Hillside Teacher's College

E-mail: gomba@uiwtx.edu
Office: AD 241
Hours: T 9:00-10:15 a.m. / W 11-11:45 a.m.

Courses: RELS 1334 Spirituality and Prayer

The Rev. Steven Lunning

M.Div - Luther Seminary
BA - Augustana College

Office: AD 241
Hours: M/W 1:30-2:30 p.m. / T/Th 12:00-1:00 p.m.
E-mail: lunning@uiwtx.edu

Courses: RELS 1305 Intro to Theology & Ethics
RELS 1315 Origins of Christianity

Bosco D. Miller

E-mail: bmiller@uiwtx.edu

Courses: RELS 1305 Intro to Theology & Ethics

Suzan Roy

MA - Univ. of the Incarnate Word
BA - University of Texas

E-mail: sroy@uiwtx.edu
Office: AD 241
Hours: T/Th 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Courses: RELS 1305 Intro to Theology & Ethics

Antonio Ramirez

E-mail: anramier@uiwtx.edu

Courses: RELS 1335 Spirituality and Prayer

Dr. Peggy Starkey

Ph.D. - Union Theological Seminary & Columbia University
MDiv - Union Theological Seminary
STM - Union Theological Seminary
MPhil - Union Theological Seminary

Office: AD 241
Hours: T/Th 12:15-1:00p.m.
Th by appointment after 4:30pm
E-mail: starkey@uiwtx.edu

Courses:RELS 1324 The Religious Quest
RELS 3345 World Religions

Full-Time Faculty

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Roger C. Barnes, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
Department of Sociology

Office: AD 390
E-mail: barnes@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3976
Roger C. Barnes, Ph.D. Bio
Roger C. Barnes, Ph.D. CV

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Philip E. Lampe, PhD.

Professor
Department of Sociology

Office: AD 367
E-mail: lampe@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3983
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Full-time Faculty

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Justin Bennett

Assistant Professor of Theatre

E-mail: jbennett@uiwtx.edu
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Christopher McCollum

Instructor of Theatre

E-mail: cmmccoll@uiwtx.edu
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David McTier

Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts

E-mail: mctier@uiwtx.edu
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Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell

Professor of Theatre

E-mail: margaret@uiwtx.edu
Margaret Mitchell's Bio

Mark J. Stringham

Mark J. Stringham

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

E-mail: mstringh@uiwtx.edu
Mark J. Stringham's Bio

Staff

Laura Gonzales

Laura Gonzales

Department Secretary; Box Office Manager

E-mail: lathomjas@uiwtx.edu

Lourdes Y. Grancharoff

Lourdes Y. Grancharoff

Costume Shop Supervisor

E-mail: tafurdeg@uiwtx.edu
Lourdes Y. Grancharoff's Bio

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Steven Starr

Assistant to the Technical Director

E-mail: starr@uiwtx.edu
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