FACULTY
LIBERAL STUDIES

The Liberal Studies program draws from many disciplines and is taught by faculty from various departments within Our Lady of the Lake University's College of Arts and Sciences.

Dean
Michael J. Laney, PhD

Program Heads
Art
 - April Atkinson, MFA

Biology and Kinesiology -  Cary Guffey, PhD


Biliterate Certificate Program -
Nina Patrizio-Quiñones, MA

Chemistry -
 Charles A. Smith, PhD 

English Undergraduate Studies - Hayan Charara, PhD
English Graduate Studies - Leah Larson, PhD

Foreign Languages and Biliterate Studies - Maribel Lárraga, PhD

History
Sister Margit Nagy, PhD

Liberal Studies - Jamez Zeitz, PhD

Mass Communication and Drama - Antoinette F. Winstead, MFA

Mathematics
 - Alfredo Vaquiax-Alvarado, PhD

Mexican American Studies - Sister Maria Eva Flores, PhD

Music - Elizabeth Dyer, PhD

Philosophy - Jorge Valadez, PhD

Political Science - John Trayhan, PhD

Religious Studies - Oswald John Nira, PhD





Faculty Listing

Atkinson, April, Assistant Professor, Art;
BFA University of Wisconsin at Superior; MFA University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Barnett, Leda, Assistant Professor, Political Science;
BS and MA Mississippi State University; PhD University of Alabama

Benavides, Yvette D., Associate Professor, English;
BA and MA University of Texas at Austin

Cuba, Nan, Assistant Professor, English;
BS University of Texas at Austin; MFA Warren Wilson College

Danis, Mary Francine, Professor, English;
BA Our Lady of the Lake University; MA University of Texas at Austin; PhD Michigan State University

Flores, Sister Maria Eva, CDP, Professor, History and Mexican American Studies;
BA Our Lady of the Lake University; MA University of Texas at San Antonio; PhD Arizona State University


Grovijahn, Jane, Associate Professor, Religious Studies;
BA and MA Gonzaga University; PhD Graduate Theological Union

Guffey, Cary, Associate Professor, Biology;
BS University of Missouri at Rolla; MS Southwest Missouri State University; PhD University of Southwestern Louisiana

Hall, James S., Professor, Biology;
BS Angelo State University; PhD University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Keyes, Thomas W., Professor, Philosophy;
BA and MA University of Dayton; PhD Marquette University

Kouri, Robert F., Associate Professor, Physical Science/Mathematics;
BS Midwestern State University; MS University of Arkansas

Lárraga, Maribel, Associate Professor, Spanish;
BA Our Lady of the Lake University; MA and PhD University of New Mexico

Larson, Leah, Professor, English;
BA Southwestern University; MAIS University of Texas at Brownsville; PhD University of Southwestern Louisiana

Linan, Maria, Assistant Professor, Mathematics;
BA Universidad Nacionál Mayor de San Marcos-Peru; MS University of Texas at San Antonio

Lueker, Michael T., Instructor, English;
BA and MA Kansas State University

McGee, Shelly, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Science
PhD Texas Tech University
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Murphy, Susan, Professor, Biology;
BS and MS Southwest Texas State University; MS and PhD University of Hawaii at Manoa

Nagy, Sister Margit Maria, CDP, Professor, History;
BA Our Lady of the Lake University; MA and PhD University of Washington
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Nira, Oswald John, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies;
BA St. Edward’s University; MA Catholic University of America; PhD Catholic University of America

Nowlin, Sanford, Visiting Professor, Mass Communications
BA Trinity University; MA University of Texas at San Antonio
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Patrizio-Quiñones
, Nina, Associate Professor, Spanish;
BA Brooklyn College; MA University of Maryland

Salako, Stephen, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Science
PhD University of Texas in Arlington

Sanor, David, Associate Professor, English;
BSEd and MA Ohio University

Smith, Charles A., Professor, Chemistry;
BA University of Minnesota; PhD Iowa State University
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Trayhan, John M., Associate Professor, Political Science;
BS and MPA Southwest Texas State University; PhD Our Lady of the Lake University
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Valadez, Jorge M., Associate Professor, Philosophy;
BA University of Texas at Austin; MA and PhD Yale University
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Vaquiax-Alvarado, Alfredo, Associate Professor, Mathematics;
BS Universidad Del Valle de Guatemala; MA and PhD University of Texas at Austin


Winstead, Antoinette Fay
, Professor, English/Communication Arts;
BFA New York University; MFA Columbia University; MA Our Lady of the Lake University

Zeitz, James V., Associate Professor, Religious Studies;
BA University of Detroit; MA Loyola University; MA and PhD Catholic University of Paris

de León-Zepeda, Candace, Visiting Professor, English
PhD University of Texas at San Antonio
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