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Education


Dr. Sergio D. Garza | Assistant Professor

Dr. Sergio D. Garza

Assistant Professor

"This degree can provide you with upward mobility in a central office position or in other agencies that promote English language learners."

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Dr. Puneet Gill | Assistant Professor

Dr. Puneet Gill

Assistant Professor

"My advice to a student pursuing an online program is to stay organized, take advantage of online opportunities to communicate with your professor and other students in your classes, and to maximize your learning potential."

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Dr. Tonya Huber | Professor of Education

Dr. Tonya Huber

Professor of Education

"Globalization has created a complex world that demands critically conscious, global citizen-educators."

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Dr. Gilda Y. Martinez | Assistant Professional

Dr. Gilda Y. Martinez

Assistant Professional

"A master's degree in bilingual education will prepare students to meet the needs and demands of the English learner population as a teacher, curriculum developer, instructional coordinator and/or school administrator."

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Dr. Bernice Sanchez | Associate Professor

Dr. Bernice Sanchez

Associate Professor

"Online instruction is very much like face-to-face instruction: Students must be actively engaged regularly."

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Dr. Maria de Lourdes Viloria | Assistant Professor

Dr. Maria de Lourdes Viloria

Assistant Professor

"I strongly believe that a successful Education Administration candidate would be an individual that is committed to work as a team member within an organization whose purpose is to prepare well-educated, productive citizens."

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Healthcare


Renae Authement | Nursing Adjunct Faculty at TAMIU

Dr. Renae Authement

Nursing Adjunct Faculty

"You won't find a better place to earn your MSN. TAMIU provides a top-notch Nursing Administration program with qualified, caring instructors who support you throughout your journey."

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Dr. Britt Cusack | Visiting Professor at TAMIU

Dr. Britt Cusack

Visiting Professor

"Texas A&M is an internationally acclaimed university and is a leader in nursing thought. Your education is something that accompanies you forever. Choose your program wisely."

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Chantilly Mae C. Demasiado | Adjunct faculty at TAMIU

Chantilly Mae C. Demasiado

Adjunct Faculty

"This degree will convey relevant facts on the constantly evolving health care delivery system as well as changes related to nursing roles, responsibilities and scope of practice in response to current evidence-based studies."

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Habiba Harris | Adjunct Faculty at TAMIU

Habiba Harris

Adjunct Faculty

"This degree will allow you stability in so many facets of your career."

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Dr. Heidi Landry | Associate Professor at TAMIU

Dr. Heidi Landry

Associate Professor

"The MSN – Nursing Administration degree will help leaders and managers meet today's challenges in the health care setting."

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Dr. Michael Landry | Adjunct Nursing Faculty at TAMIU

Dr. Michael Landry

Adjunct Nursing Faculty

"The most important part of learning is learning to ask the right questions."

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Deborah Bruner Laughon | Director of Professional Development and Clinical Experience

Deborah Bruner Laughon

Director of Professional Development and Clinical Experience

"Nursing offers many career paths. This degree provides a solid platform to support career options today and tomorrow. Nursing is so much more than a career. It is a lifelong commitment to serve."

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Dr. Francesca Losito | Nurse Executive, Acute Care Nursing

Dr. Francesca Losito

Nurse Executive, Acute Care Nursing

"Look for preceptors in advance, and chose early on what is of interest and/or inspires you as it relates related your practicum(s)/capstone."

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Dr. Karen S. Migl | Associate Professor at TAMIU

Dr. Karen S. Migl

Adjunct Faculty

"Healthcare is constantly changing, and this degree will help the student face the challenges of the future."

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Amanda Peña | Clinical Assistant Professor at TAMIU

Amanda Peña

Clinical Assistant Professor at TAMIU

"Obtaining your BSN will open new opportunities overall in any nursing area you might choose; it will set you to be a leader within your community."

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Monika L. Perez, MSN, RN | Adjunct Professor at TAMIU

Monika L. Perez, MSN, RN

Adjunct Professor of Nursing

"My personal objective is for students to feel empowered with the concepts learned in class and go into the world and improve the nursing profession."

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Dr. Rhonda Tubbe | Adjunct Professor at TAMIU

Dr. Rhonda Tubbe

Adjunct Professor

"Research abilities and skills are powerful!"

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Criminal Justice


Frances Bernat | Professor at TAMIU

Frances Bernat

Regents Professor

"Students should expect to work consistently on their courses from the first day. A 7-week course is intensive and requires extensive reading, writing and engagement."

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Dr. Marcus Carey | Assistant Professional

Dr. Marcus Carey

Assistant Professional

"Speaking personally, earning my MSCJ has opened my career options tremendously and has helped me to study, work and travel all over the country for the past decade. The degree is tremendously versatile, and I hope that my students reap the same kinds of benefits from earning it that I have."

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Brittany Hood | Assistant Professor

Brittany Hood

Assistant Professor

"The Master of Science in Criminal Justice online program covers a variety of timely and historical topics, including theoretical explanations that are applicable for a career in the field of criminal justice."

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Deborah Laufersweiler-Dwyer | Adjunct Professor at TAMIU

Deborah Laufersweiler-Dwyer

Adjunct Professor

"Understanding the reasons why people do what they do is important in creating mechanisms to help people be their best."

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Dr. Fei Luo  | Assistant Professor

Dr. Fei Luo

Assistant Professor

"Education is the ladder to your dream and success. Believe in yourself; you can do it, you will succeed."

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Daniel Scott  | Assistant Professor

Daniel Scott

Assistant Professor

"If you are committed, have a desire to learn and/or want to advance your career, this is the program for you."

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Jascha Wagner  | Assistant Professor

Jascha Wagner

Assistant Professor

"To shape public policy in response to contemporary issues in the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems, you must be able to conceptualize, analyze and evaluate scholarly discourse and participate in informed and thoughtful discussions."

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Business


Dr. Mortoza Abdullah | Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Mortoza Abdullah

Adjunct Faculty

"Students in my classes learn both theories and practical implementations. They learn how to use classroom concepts in real-world environments. The objective is to acquire knowledge and skills with practical values."

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Homero Aguirre-Milling | Instructor

Homero Aguirre-Milling

Practicing Academic

"Most of the students know my mission is to provide help to students in many regards."

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Steven Shu-Hsiu Chen | Assistant Professor of Finance

Steven Shu-Hsiu Chen

Assistant Professor of Finance

"My broader research interests are in empirical asset pricing, especially related to international finance and foreign exchange markets."

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Yong Chen | Assistant Professor

Yong Chen

Assistant Professor

"I want students in my courses to gain hand-on experiences in managing information systems for businesses. The learning objective in my courses is to enable students to gain the skills required in their future jobs."

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Oscar Cisneros | Adjunct Professor

Oscar Cisneros

Adjunct Professor

"My goal is to bridge the gap between the academic side as well as the practical side so that students can see, understand, and apply the concepts learned during the class to real-life examples."

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George Clarke | Distinguished Professor at TAMIU

George Clarke

Distinguished Professor and BBVA/Compass Bank Chair

"The more you put into the program, the more you will get out of it. Think hard about how the concepts and methods you learn in each class complement what you are learning in the others."

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Dr. Heriberto Garcia | Associate Professional

Dr. Heriberto Garcia

Associate Professional

"The programs at TAMIU will allow you to see and learn the best practices, and you are going to learn from different industries."

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Dr. Rodrigo Hernandez | Finance Instructor

Dr. Rodrigo Hernandez

Finance Instructor

"Graduates of the MBA program will be able to formulate an actionable business strategy that is grounded in theory and practice from multiple business disciplines, conduct data-driven analyses to identify significant business problems, recommend feasible solutions to the problems, and justify a course of action."

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Dr. Geoffrey Hubona | Associate Professor at TAMIU

Dr. Geoffrey Hubona

Associate Professor

"Technology is ubiquitous. An M.S. in Information Science is valuable in many professional occupations today."

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Dr. Kathy Ma | Assistant Professor

Dr. Kathy Ma

Assistant Professor

"Employers value students with online MBAs, not only for what they learned in classes but also for the independence and self-motivation they showed in the process."

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Dr. Efrain Medina | Adjunct Management Professor at TAMIU

Dr. Efrain Medina

Adjunct Management Professor

"My teaching philosophies emphasize student engagement, experiential learning and open-mindedness."

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Dr. Jyotsna Mukherji | Professor

Dr. Jyotsna Mukherji

Professor

"An MBA will help students get jobs and keep them. It will also make them lifelong learners."

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Dr. Abhijit M. Patwardhan | Associate Professor

Dr. Abhijit M. Patwardhan

Associate Professor

"In these online courses, you will experience similar levels of rigor and learning that you would have experienced inside a classroom."

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Ángel Arturo Pachec Paredes | Assistant Professor at TAMIU

Ángel Arturo Pachec Paredes

Instructor

"We prepare our students not only for success in the profession of accounting but for success in addressing the dynamics of business in the 21st century."

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Dr. Antonio Rodriguez | Professor

Dr. Antonio Rodriguez

Professor

"An MBA enhances personal and professional growth and generates newer opportunities."

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Dr. Richard Rodriguez | Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Richard Rodriguez

Adjunct Faculty

"A degree in business management will be broad enough to allow the student to seek various employment positions and to deal with a plethora of industries that are of interest to the student."

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Michael Rogers | Adjunct Professor at TAMIU

Michael Rogers

Adjunct Professor

"I want students to analyze and understand how to navigate the business environment from the initial interview through promotions and professional growth."

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Rolando Peña Sánchez | Professor

Rolando Peña Sánchez

Associate Professor of Statistics

"The MBA program at TAMIU is among the best program of its kind with many characteristics of flexibility and support."

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Dr. Debra Touhey | Instructor

Dr. Debra Touhey

Instructor

"I feel that I've learned a lot and have been very blessed in the financial world. I want to give something back to tomorrow's leaders."

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Haibo Wang | Killam Distinguished Professor

Haibo Wang

Killam Distinguished Professor

"After 10 years of IT experience as a consultant, I wanted to share my experience in the classroom and prepare students with the skills that match employers' expectations."

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