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Welcome new faculty, staff to Texas Woman's

You’ll see a lot of new faces as you return to campus this fall. While Chancellor Carine Feyten suspended the creation of new hires and put faculty searches on hold at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, that suspension has been lifted, resulting in a number of new colleagues joining the TWU Community. Take a moment to welcome our newest Pioneers.

The list of new faculty (current as of Aug. 18) include:


College of Arts and Sciences*


Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership


  • Meriem Aissa, post-doctoral research associate, Denton
  • Kathryn Holt, post-doctoral research associate, Denton


Language, Culture, & Gender Studies


  • Rachel Daugherty, senior lecturer, English, Denton
  • Sarah Lennox, visiting assistant professor, English, Denton
  • Patricia Stukes, visiting assistant professor, multicultural women’s & gender studies, Denton


School of the Arts & Design


  • Adesola Akinleye, assistant professor, dance, Denton
  • Bingyue Wei, assistant professor, fashion merchandising & design, Denton
  • Jeffrey Tarr, assistant professor, music, Denton
  • Christine Adame, visiting assistant professor, visual arts, Denton
  • Michael Valderas, assistant professor, visual arts, Denton


School of the Sciences


  • Youlanda Fitzgerald, assistant clinical professor, biology, Denton
  • Stephanie Pierce, assistant clinical professor, biology, Denton
  • Maria Serrano, lecturer I, biology, Denton


College of Business


  • Maria Albrecht, visiting assistant professor, Denton
  • Jongwha Chang, associate professor, Denton
  • Shelia Hyde, visiting assistant professor, Denton
  • Jeremy Meacham, lecturer I, Denton
  • Liang Sun, visiting assistant professor, Denton
  • Rigoberto Delgado, associate professor/director, health care administration, Houston


College of Health Sciences


  • Brandy Cowen, assistant clinical professor, communication sciences & oral health, Denton
  • Michelle Herzer, visiting assistant clinical professor, communication sciences & oral health, Denton


School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology


  • Joshua Gold, assistant professor, Denton
  • Aya Yoshikawa, assistant professor, Denton


School of Occupational Therapy


  • Lydia Royeen, assistant professor, Dallas
  • Camille Ko, assistant clinical professor, Denton
  • Tanya Benjamin, assistant professor, Houston
  • Jerilyn Callen, associate clinical professor, Houston
  • Supriya Sen, associate clinical professor, Houston


College of Nursing


  • Shalawn Harris, assistant clinical professor, Denton
  • Becky Spencer, assistant clinical professor, Denton
  • Deltra Muoki, assistant professor, Houston
  • Sabrina Pickens, assistant professor, Houston
  • Teresa Sparks, assistant professor, Houston


College of Professional Education


  • Azucena Verdin, assistant professor, human development, family studies, and counseling, Denton
  • Heather Cato, visiting assistant professor, literacy and learning, Denton
  • Jennifer Quong, visiting assistant professor, literacy and learning, Denton
  • Jerry Ausburn, visiting assistant professor, teacher education, Denton
  • Maria Peterson-Ahmad, associate professor, teacher education, Denton


*Note: The College of Arts and Sciences was organized into three schools and two departments. An updated list of academic administrators and units is available on the Office of the Executive Vice Provost website.


New staff members (hired June 1-Aug. 20), listed in alphabetical order, include:

  • Angela Joyce Adams, staff psychologist, Counseling & Psychological Services, Denton
  • Daniel Albritton-Lupo, competency lab coordinator, physical therapy, Houston
  • Brittany Balkcom, manager, music events and operations, music, Denton
  • Ashley Betz, business manager, athletics, Denton
  • Hollie Anne Casias Daughtrey, senior application developer, IT Solutions, Denton
  • Yasmyn Chambers, training and development specialist, human resources, Denton
  • Austin Chappell, director of development, College of Business, University Advancement, Denton
  • Dominic Coats, custodian I, facilities management, Denton
  • Jamie Cogdell, procurement generalist, HUB assistant, procurement services, Denton
  • Esmeralda Cruz, admissions promise associate, admissions, Denton
  • Israel Demello, police officer, public safety, Denton
  • Alexandra Epps, business manager, visual arts, Denton
  • Delaney Farris-Dyer, project coordinator, Campus Alliance & Resource Education, Denton
  • Jerry Francis, public safety, Denton
  • Paul Goertemiller, EEO and ER investigator, human resources, Denton
  • Valerie Gonzalez, program coordinator, Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach, Denton
  • Conner Gurley, assistant basketball coach, athletics, Denton
  • Christian Alex Harris, automotive mechanic, facilities management, Denton
  • Jacqueline Harris, coordinator of academic programs, nursing, Dallas
  • Olivia Hayes, career consultant, Career Connections Center, Houston
  • Luiza Imbuzeiro Andrade, assistant volleyball coach, athletics, Denton
  • Rain Isaacs, event support specialist, student union, Denton
  • Darius Jones, associate director, Center for Student Development, Denton
  • Brooklyn Lee, police telecommunicator, public safety, Denton
  • Brandy Lopez, custodian I, facilities management, Denton
  • Joshua Lopez, graduate services analyst, Graduate School, Denton
  • Mallory Metz, career consultant, Career Connections Center, Denton
  • Matthew Mark Moore, learning environments architect, IT Solutions, Denton
  • Arin Nacis, coordinator for employer relations, Career Connections Center, Denton
  • Lisa Nash, assistant to the dean, College of Nursing, Denton
  • Anthony Nel, residence director, University Housing & Dining, Denton
  • Jessica Newman, associate head athletic trainer, athletics, Denton
  • Timothy Newman, custodian I, facilities management, Denton
  • Barry Pennell, police officer, public safety, Denton
  • Christopher Provencio, groundskeeper I, facilities management, Denton
  • Ramalazmi Ravipati, salesforce developer, IT Solutions, Denton
  • Anastasia Reed, manager, social media and media relations, marketing & communication, Denton
  • Maria Rojas Antich, program coordinator, research & sponsored programs, Denton
  • Karla Romine, budget director, finance and administration, Denton
  • Kelly Rose, shuttle driver, facilities management, Denton
  • Sarah Sale, accountant II, controller’s office, Denton
  • Timothy Schmidt, assistant director of athletics sports medicine, athletics, Denton
  • Aubrey Tarantine, coordinator of special events, conference services, Denton
  • Constance Wallace, secretary, occupational therapy, Denton