Dr. Bernnell Peltier-Glaze
Interim Director Phone: 713-313-6690 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Desa Dow, M.Ed
Program Coordinator Phone: 713-313-6690 Email:email@example.com
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.
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 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
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 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 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
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 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
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 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.