dedicated faculty members are contributing to our stature as the leading
university in the North Texas region a premier educational, intellectual,
research and cultural resource. The faculty members pictured here are
a few among hundreds who have made significant advancements in research,
scholarship and the arts.
Assistant professor of English
the interplay of language, culture and history
a linguist, received a grant from the American Council of Learned
Societies to research the sociocultural and linguistic history of
a Tibeto-Burman group, the Meithei, using their language's early
Associate professor and chair of the Institute of Anthropology
National Park Service recruited Gibbs and his students to develop
an ethnographic and ethnohistorical report on an African American
community formerly associated with the Snee Farm in Mount Pleasant,
S.C. The information will be used to interpret this historical site
for the public.
Associate professor of speech and hearing sciences
molecular and cellular phenomena to clinical findings
a UNT audiologist and clinical researcher, received funds from the
state of Texas' Advanced Research Program to use recently developed
neurobiological research tools to better understand clinical results
at the molecular and cellular levels.
Regents Professor of biological sciences and director of the Center
for Network Neuroscience
nerve cell cultures to understand the nervous system
received a major contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency. Applying nerve cell network dynamics, he is working to develop
tissue-based biosensors that can rapidly detect neuroactive and
toxic agents in the environment.
Assistant professor of library and information sciences
virtual museums and archives and training professionals to manage
received two major grants from the U.S. Institute of Museum and
Library Services to create a digital archive of the holdings of
the Dallas African American Museum
that will be accessible via the Internet and to train information
professionals to manage sophisticated
digital image collections.
Associate professor of merchandising and hospitality management
received a grant from JCPenney Company Inc. to develop measures
of consumer shopping value and apply them as a market segmentation
tool. Kim studied consumer demand for a total packaged shopping
experience and created a system to measure it.
Assistant professor of visual arts
issues of gender, race and culture through art
paintings and drawings have been included in more than 40 group
and solo exhibitions, including the 1997 Biennial Exhibit in New
York's Whitney Museum of American Art. Her work is also included
in the permanent collections of museums in Houston, Dallas and San
Associate professor of physics
advanced electronic applications for molecular films
new grant from the National Science Foundation will enable Perez
and his students to study molecular carbon films in different forms.
The research may have applications in flat-panel television displays
and as miniature microwave sources.
Professor of technology and cognition and director of the Texas
Center for Educational Technology
teachers in educational technology
has received grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the International
Society for Technology in Education, Intel Corp. and others for
enhancing teaching through the use of technology.
Associate professor of management and founding director of the Murphy
entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed
will head the Murphy Enterprise Center, which was funded through
a $1 million gift from alumnus Ken Murphy. The center will work
with local small businesses and offer continuing education programs
while fostering new student entrepreneurs.
Assistant professor of psychology
to the mental health needs of children
directs UNT's Center for Cross Cultural Pediatric Behavioral Health,
which conducts research and trains health-care professionals to
prevent and treat learning barriers in ethnic minority children.
Since 1998, he has organized and directed the National Conference
on Hispanic/Latino Behavioral Health Care.
Associate professor of anthropology
contemporary Mayan civilization and Hispanics in Texas
Cruz is the author of The
of Chan Kom,
focusing on Mayans in the Yucatan, Mexico. Since 1995, she has taught
a summer field school in Mexico. She was chosen as the 1999 Hispanic
Role Model by 7-Eleven Inc. of Dallas.
Assistant professor of sociology
diversity in multiracial church congregations
the aid of a major grant from the Lily Endowment, Yancey is studying
the nature of multiracial church congregations and the impact of
diversity on churches, communities and parishioners.