New Faculty Introduced in Dean’s Reception

Two dozen new faculty members were introduced last week at a College of Liberal Arts reception in the University Club of Davis Hall. Dr. Beth Wright, Dean of Liberal Arts, welcomed the group to The University of Texas at Arlington and highlighted the awards and accolades of current faculty in the college’s 13 departments.

New Liberal Arts faculty include:

  • Brandi Andrade, Theatre Arts
  • Melia Belli, Art & Art History
  • Naomi Cleghorn, Sociology and Anthropology
  • Jaya Davis, Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • David Grogan, Music
  • Lonny Harrison, Modern Languages
  • Anne Healy, Theatre Arts
  • Seokjin Jeong, Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Angela Keller, Sociology and Anthropology
  • Mi Huyun Kim, Art & Art History
  • Pauline Kirvin, Modern Languages
  • Gunsoo Lee, Linguistics and TESOL
  • Neal Szu-Yen Liang, Modern Languages
  • Andrw McKenzie, Linguistics and TESOL
  • Rodrigo Paris, Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Erika Pribanic-Smith, Communication
  • Daniel Sledge, Political Science
  • Ya’Ke Smith, Art & Art History
  • Mark Tremayne, Communication
  • Royce B. West, Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Jeffery Witzel, Linguistics and TESOL
  • Naoko Witzel, Linguistics and TESOL
  • Yuejiao Zhang, English
  • Kenyon Zimmer, History
Dr. Beth Wright, Dean of Liberal Arts, (center) welcomes new faculty in a Sept. 2 reception. (Photo by James Dunning)
Kim LaFontaine (left), Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts, and Dr. Kim van Noort, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts. (Photo by James Dunning)
Members of the Department of Linguistics and TESOL enjoy refreshments during the Dean's New Faculty Welcome Reception. (Photo by James Dunning)

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