Dr. Bernnell Peltier-Glaze
Interim Director
Phone: 713-313-6690
Email: glazebm@tsu.edu

Desa Dow, M.Ed
Program Coordinator
Phone: 713-313-6690
Email: tlec@tsu.edu

tlec representatives

The Texas Southern University Teaching and Learning Excellence Center is available to all teaching personnel at the university.

Dr. Bernnell Peltier-Glaze

 

 

Dr. Bernnell Peltier-Glaze
Interim Director Teaching and Learning Excellence Center (TLEC)
Assistant Professor

 

Desa Dow, M.Ed

 

Desa Dow, M.Ed
TLEC Program Coordinator

Desa Dow is the Program Coordinator for the Teaching and Learning Excellence Center (TLEC). Ms. Dow is a recent graduate of Texas Southern University, with a Masters of Education in Counseling. Her passion is to help and guide others, and her life thus far has been dedicated to doing so. Her undergraduate degree is in Early Childhood Education with a Concentration in Children Studies, from Brooklyn College, in Brooklyn, New York. Desa has worked with children for over ten years and is currently in the process of developing her own enrichment program that will foster social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth of children birth to adolescence.

Board Members

Ingrid Haynes Mays

Ingrid Haynes Mays
Associate Professor
Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Ingrid Haynes-Mays is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Curriculum and Instruction for Texas Southern University and the Director of NCATE for the College of Education. Dr. Haynes-Mays received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in TESOL from the University of Mississippi, her Master’s of Education in Reading from Texas Southern University and her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Texas Southern University.

Dr. Haynes-Mays is also a national literacy consultant and has published and presented extensively in the area of literacy and language acquisition. She recently co-authored a book called 50 Plus Instructional Strategies for Students in Grades 6-12. Her research on reading has been cited by the National Reading Panel and has been published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, and Young Children.

Dr. Haynes-Mays served as member of the Commission on Language for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and is currently on the Board of Directors for the National Literacy Professional Development Consortium. In 2002, Dr. Haynes opened the first charter school in the state of Tennessee and was named Principal of Year in the Tennessee Business Journal. She recently won Outstanding Service Award for the College of Education at Texas Southern University.

Vera Hawkins

 

Vera Walker Hawkins, Ph.D.
School of Communication

Vera Walker Hawkins, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Texas Southern University (TSU) in Houston. Appointed Interim chair of the Journalism Department in 2006, Dr. Hawkins served in this capacity until September 2010. Dr. Hawkins served as Chair/Interim Director of TSU's Quality Enhancement Plan Committee and was intricately involved in the University's preparation for its SACS Accreditation Reaffirmation from 2007 - 2011.

Dr. Hawkins received her doctorate degree in journalism from The University of Texas-Austin. Before her most recent assignment at TSU, Dr. Hawkins was an American Educational Research Association Postdoctoral Fellow at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While in Boston, she collaborated on culturally relevant multimedia projects with the Harvard Graduate School of Education, The Sesame Workshop, WGBH Television, and the Cambridge Public Schools. Dr. Hawkins' areas of interests include comparative media studies, children's programming, journalism education, science reporting and multimedia technology.

Dr. Hawkins' recently published her first book in January 2010, New Media Storytelling as Pedagogy for African American Children with Lambert Publishing Company. The book is available online at Amazon.com and other online vendors. For more on Hawkins research interests visit her website at www.schoolhousestories.org .

Maurice Mangum

Maurice Mangum
Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs

Dr. Maruice Mangum, Interim Associate Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs and associate professor of political science, specializes in the political behavior (public opinion and political participation) of African Americans. His research on African Americans focuses on opinions toward immigration, affirmative action, political trust, and party identification, as well as their political participation. Dr. Mangum also examines the effects of race and religion on American public opinion and political participation, particularly with regard to immigration and party identification, and voter turnout. Some of his works can be found in the Political Research Quarterly, Party Politics, Polity, Politics and Religion, Policy Studies Journal, the American Review of Politics, the Social Science Journal, and the International Social Science Review. Reach him at (713) 313-4826, mangumml@tsu.edu.

 

Michael Zeitler

 

Michael Zeitler
College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Michael Zeitler is an Associate Professor of English and Director of Student Academic Enhancement Services's Freshman Seminar Program. He is the author of Representations of Culture: Thomas Hardy's Wessex and Victorian Anthropology (Peter Lang, 2007) and co-editor, with Charlene T. Evans, of Race and Identity in Barack Obama's 'Dreams from My Father': A Collection of Critical Essays (Mellen Press, 2012). Dr. Zeitler is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz (BA), and The Johns Hopkins University (Ph.D.). He teaches a wide variety of subjects at Texas Southern University, including World Literature, British Literature, American Literature, and, African American Literature, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Jane Perkyns

 

Jane Perkyns
College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Perkyns is an Associate Professor of Music has been a member of the faculty of Texas Southern University in Houston, TX since 1991 teaching applied piano, music history, theory, piano pedagogy and assisting in opera workshop and performance seminar classes, and served for three years as the Music Coordinator in the Dept. of Fine Arts. She was the 2011 recipient of the TSU McCleary Teaching Excellence Award.

Dr. Perkyns has performed extensively throughout Canada and the USA, appearing both as soloist, and collaborative artist. She has also been heard on several adio regional and national radio programs and has had the honor of premiering several works both in the solo and chamber music field. Along with her accomplishments in the classical field, Dr. Perkyns has also been active in the area of musical theatre and composition. She was the co-founder of Curtyn Calls Co., and assists at Theatre Under the Stars as a co-director of Musicals for Me, To. Both programs are devoted to the writing and producing of children's musical theatre and to teaching musical theatre classes to children with disabilities. Her musical theatre works have been performed throughout Texas. Excerpts of the production "Love is a Disability" were performed at the 2000 George Bush Medal Awards Ceremony in the presence of the President Bush, Sr. Dr. Perkyns received her graduate degrees from The Juilliard School (M.Mus.) and the University of British Columbia (DMA).

Remi Ademola

 

Remi Ademola
Center for Online Education & Instructional Technology

Remi is an information technology professional with an emphasis on academic technologies for teaching and learning. He currently oversees the administration and support of the blackboard learning management system on campus through the Center for Online Education and Instructional Technology (COLEIT). As an academic technology department, COLEIT provides workshops to faculty on various technologies applicable to their learning goals and objectives. The Center also works with faculty to develop wholly online courses and degree/certificate programs through sound instructional design techniques. Remi's office is located in the Library Bldg RM 504 or via phone (713) 313-4343.

Cassandra Hill

 

Cassandra Hill
Thurgood Marshall School of Law School

Cassandra L. Hill is the Director of Legal Writing and an Assistant Professor of Law at Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law (TMSL), where she teaches legal analysis and writing.  Professor Hill began her teaching career at UCLA School of Law and practiced in the areas of tax and employee benefits law at Baker Botts L.L.P.  She also served as a federal law clerk for the Honorable Vanessa D. Gilmore, United States District Court Judge. 

Professor Hill’s research interests include legal education and assessment, legal writing pedagogy, learning theory, and employment law matters.  She recently coauthored (with Professor Katherine Vukadin) an innovative book on legal analysis, Legal Analysis: 100 Exercises for Mastery, which will be published by LexisNexis Mathew Bender in spring 2012. She also has written several articles and essays and presented research on law school pedagogy and assessment.  Her recent article, Collaboration Training with an Eye toward Outcomes and Assessment, appeared in the Legal Writing Institute’s Second Draft.  She then was invited to give the keynote speech at the 2011 North and South Carolina Legal Research and Writing Colloquium, where she spoke on law school assessment and collaboration training.

Professor Hill is a member of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) and the Association of Legal Writing Directors.  She also is the Managing Editor for the LWI Monograph Series and the Secretary for the Diversity Committee of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research.  She has served on the Program Committee for the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research and the AALS Section on Teaching Methods. 

Professor Hill is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the District of Columbia Bar, and the New York State Bar.  Professor Hill received her J.D. (first in her class) from Howard University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Virginia, where she was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa.

Oscar Criner

Oscar Criner
College Science of Technology

Oscar H. Criner is Professor of Computer Science and Interim Associate Dean of the College of Science and Technology at Texas Southern University. He received his early education in the public schools of Texas and graduated from Phillis Wheatley Senior High School in Houston in 1956. He attended Howard University in Washington graduating with at B.S. in mathematics and a minor in physics. He received the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley.

In his early career, he was a data analyst for Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, a mathematician for United Research Services (URS Corp.) in Burlingame California, where he became an expert on the effects of nuclear weapons, finite amplitude stress waves, surface water waves, and computer models of mass fires. Going on to work for the U.S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory in San Francisco, he devised measures for the control of mass fires and constructed computational models in neutron cross-section spectroscopy. He also worked for Sandia Corporation in Livermore California, where he worked on the first true supercomputer, the Control Data 6600, solving problems in the vibration of thin shells.

Social issues had begun to dominate his thinking and activity and he was invited to join the Westside Community Mental Health Center, Inc. in San Francisco as Assistant Director for Operations. The Westside position and his activity in the community led to his being invited to join the faculty of the Department of Black Studies at San Francisco State University. There, his research in economics and the scientific workforce led to his understanding of the barriers that prevent African Americans from entering scientific professions and motivated his decision become active in science education and to teach at a historically black college.

After a search of computer science programs in colleges around the country, Dr. Criner found a perfect match. Texas Southern University, in his hometown, needed a person to head the computer science program. He became the first head of the Department of Computer Science at Texas Southern University in September 1976. He built a student body from 50 in 1976 to over 700 in 1984 when he left the position to become the Founding Dean of College of Science and Technology. He left the Deanship in 1986 to work in industry. From 1987 to 1993 he was on leave from the University and served as a consultant on software quality and productivity for large software manufacturers. Dr. Criner teaches computer science, computational modeling and environmental science. His current research interests are web based computing, complex environmental and ecological systems modeling, computational finance, and the homeland security issues of the petro-chemical transportation infrastructure.

 

Ladelle Hyman

 

Ladelle Hyman
Jesse H. Jones School of Business

Ladelle M. Hyman, CPA, Ph.D., Professor of Accounting, Department of Accounting and Finance, Jesse H. Jones School of Business, has taught the following courses during her thirty-one year sojourn at Texas Southern University:  UNDERGRADUATE:  Accounting 231 – Principles of Accounting I, Accounting 232 – Principles of Accounting II, Accounting 331 – Intermediate Accounting I, Accounting 332 – Intermediate Accounting II, Accounting 334 – Federal Taxation I, Accounting 336 – Cost Accounting, Accounting 431 – Advanced Accounting I; Accounting 436 – Federal Taxation II, BADM 101 – Introduction to Business; and GRADUATE:  Accounting 631 – Seminar in Managerial Accounting, Accounting 636 – Financial Accounting, Accounting 647 – Cost accounting and Analysis, Accounting 651 – Contemporary topics in Accounting, Accounting 655 – Seminar in Taxation, Accounting 657 – Seminar in Auditing, Accounting 670 – Financial Accounting in Health Care Organizations, Accounting 671 – Managerial and Cost Accounting in Health Care Organizations, EMBA:  Accounting 631—Seminar in Managerial accounting.

Ladelle has served on the following Committees:  Texas State Board of Public Accountancy,  National Association of State boards of Accountancy,  University Faculty Development Committee, Miss TSU Pageant Committee, Graduate Studies Committee,  Rank, Tenure, Salary, and Promotion Committee,  Academic Planning Committee, Faculty Research Committee,  Graduate Studies Committee, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, and as an advisor to Beta Alpha Psi, The National Financial Information Fraternity.

 

Holim Song

 

Holim Song
Associate Professor
Curriculum and Instruction

Holim Song is an associate professor of Instructional Technology in the College of Education at Texas Southern University, where he has taught since 2005. Song's primary research focus is in faculty's technology use in the classroom, instructional design methods integrating instructional technology, and instructional strategies for web-based instruction. He recently published, "Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Technology" (1st edition, New York: Hershey, 2008).

Song has also written many articles published in journals such as International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, and International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies. Song has provided Blackboard training and technology use for the College of Education Faculty professional development. Song has also served as a College of Education web master and Blackboard administrator. He earned his Ed.D. and M.A. at the University of Houston.

Dr. Lily Cheung

 

Dr. Lily Cheung
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr.  Cheung is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences since the year of 2010.  Dr. Cheung enjoys her role at TSU in teaching, research, and service. Prior to coming to TSU, she has been working at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for 20 years in various positions, including Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacy Supervisor for Professional Development and Pharmaceutical Care, and as Clinical Pharmacy Manager.

Dr. Cheung is a graduate of National Taiwan University (BS) and Texas Southern University (BS/PharmD).  She is currently teaching courses in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, and precept students in the Internal Medicine rotations.

 

Arbolina L. Jennings

 

Arbolina L. Jennings
QEP & College Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences

Arbolina L. Jennings is Assistant Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences, Associate Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on General Education at TSU, and a Thomas F. Freeman Honor’s College  Faculty Fellow.

Professor Jennings has participated in a variety of external grants in course re-design, including the Majors Course Liberal Arts Design Team, The Houston A+ Challenge Grant, and the NEH Film in the Humanities Grant.  Professor Jennings serves on several Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) committees, including the College and Career Readiness Standards  (CCRS) as English Language Arts Vertical Team Member, and on the THECB Committee on Student Learning Objectives for the new Texas Core Curriculum.

Arbolina L. Jennings has edited several books and written extensively on the modern novel and on fiction-film interrelationships.