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The Texas A&M University College of Engineering has various faculty appointments. Descriptions of these different positions are listed below:

Assistant lecturer is an appointment used for persons not holding doctoral degrees who are hired full- or part-time on a temporary basis.

Lecturer is an appointment applied to individuals who either: possess applicable teaching and/or industry experience, though may not have a doctoral degree; or possess a doctoral degree and have limited experience either in teaching or industry.

Senior lecturer is an appointment reserved for more experienced individuals. The candidate may or may not possess a doctoral degree, but must have a verifiable record of extensive and pertinent teaching and/or industry experience.

Professor of engineering practice or associate professor of engineering practice is an appointment applied to individuals selected from the appropriate engineering profession with strong experiential credentials.

Instructional professor of engineering, instructional associate professor of engineering or instructional assistant professor of engineering is an appointment made to individuals with credentials and a special focus on instructional aspects such as curriculum development, coordination and innovative pedagogy.

Meet Our Faculty

Leonel Alvarado

  • Associate Professor of Practice, Engineering Academies
  • South Texas College
Leonel Alvarado

Dan Ball

  • Associate Professor of Practice, Engineering Academies
  • Alamo Colleges District
Dan Ball

Bjorn Harald Bangstein

  • Associate Professor of Practice, Engineering Academies
  • Houston Community College
Bjorn Harald Bangstein

Randy Brooks

  • Associate Professor of Practice
Randy Brooks

Anthony Cahill

  • Director, Freshmen Engineering Program
  • Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Anthony Cahill

René Elms

  • Associate Professor of Practice
René Elms

Muhammad Ijaz

  • Associate Professor of Engineering Practice
Muhammad Ijaz

Jemerson James

  • Instructional Assistant Professor, Galveston
Jemerson James

Paul Mario Koola

  • Professor of Practice, Ocean Engineering
  • Assistant Director, First Year Engineering Program – Galveston
Paul Mario Koola

Jorge Lara

  • Instructional Associate Professor of Engineering
Jorge Lara

Brent Lyon

  • Professor of Practice, Engineering Academies
  • Tarrant County College
Brent Lyon

David McCarroll

  • Associate Professor of Practice, Engineering Academies
  • Midland College
David McCarroll

Johnathon McKenzie

  • Instructional Assistant Professor
Johnathon McKenzie

Elissa Morris

  • Senior Lecturer
Elissa Morris

Natela Ostrovskaya

  • Senior Lecturer
Natela Ostrovskaya

Dr. Jacques Richard

  • Instructional Associate Professor
Dr. Jacques Richard

Niki Ritchey

  • Associate Professor of Practice, Engineering Academic and Student Affairs
Niki Ritchey

Shayla Rivera

  • Director, ENGR[x]
  • Professor of Practice
Shayla Rivera

Michael Seger

  • Associate Professor of Practice, Engineering Academies
  • Tyler Junior College
Michael Seger

Shana Shaw

  • Associate Professor of Practice, Engineering Academies
  • Austin Community College
Shana Shaw

Craig Spears

  • Associate Professor of Practice
Craig Spears

LaTasha Taylor Starr

  • Associate Professor of Practice, Engineering Academies
  • Dallas College
LaTasha Taylor Starr

Saya Susindar

  • Instructional Assistant Professor
Saya Susindar

Dr. Tanya Wickliff

  • Professor of Practice
Dr. Tanya Wickliff

Lance White

  • Lecturer
Lance White

Eric Xu

  • Associate Professor of Practice, Engineering Academies
  • Blinn College-Brenham
Eric Xu