Faculty Emeritus

The emeritus titles are conferred upon individuals who have made significant contributions to Texas A&M University through long and distinguished service in administration, teaching, research, and/or service while holding the positions identified by these titles.

Associate Professor Emerita
  Name Biography
Portrait of Nina Caris Caris, Nina (Appointed 2003) - BIOL

B.A., Miami University, 1970; M.S., Miami University, 1974; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1984;

Research Interests: physiological ecology with emphasis on osmoregulation in estuarine and freshwater invertebrates; science education.
Associate Professor Emeritus
  Name Biography
Portrait of Omer Jenkins Jenkins, Omer (Appointed 1998) - STAT

B.A., North Texas State University, 1955; M.B.A., North Texas State University, 1962; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1972;

Research Interests: Statistical sampling and experimental design.
Portrait of James Manhart Manhart, James (Appointed 2011) - BIOL

B.S., Kansas State University, 1972; M.S., Kansas State University, 1979; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1984;

Research Interests: Microsatellite and other genetic markers and their application to population genetics of rare and endangered and invasive plants.
Portrait of Daniel O'Brien O'Brien, Daniel (Appointed 1997) - CHEM

B.S., University of Virginia, 1954; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1961;

Research Interests: .
Portrait of Peter Rizzo Rizzo, Peter (Appointed 2008) - BIOL

B.A., Indiana University, 1967; M.A., Indiana University, 1968; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1972;

Research Interests: histones and histone-like proteins in eukaryotic algae; dinoflagellate chromosome structure.
Portrait of Michael Stecher Stecher, Michael (Appointed 2017) - MATH

B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1964; M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1965; Ph.D., Indiana University, 1973;

Research Interests: Partial differential equations.
Portrait of Thomas Vogel Vogel, Thomas (Appointed 2017) - MATH

B.S., Michigan State University, 1976; M.S., Stanford University, 1978; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1981;

Research Interests: Geometric analysis partial differential equations; capillarity.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
  Name Biography
Portrait of James Bramble Bramble, James (Appointed 2007) - MATH

Ed.D., Brown University, 1953; M.A., University of Maryland, 1955; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1958;

Research Interests: numerical analysis.
Portrait of Charles Chui Chui, Charles (Appointed 2000) - MATH

B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1962; M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1963; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1967;

Research Interests: Approximation Theory.
Portrait of John Fackler Fackler, John (Appointed 2012) - CHEM

B.A., Valparaiso University, 1956; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960; Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry, American Chemical Society (2001); Fulbright Research Scholarship - Columbia, Fulbright Scholars Program (1967);

Research Interests: Coordination and organometallic chemistry; spectra, structures and reactivities; Jahn-Teller ions; sulfur ligands; metal-metal bonding; bioinorganic compounds; transition metal catalysis; ylide compounds of transition elements; gold, silver, and copper chemistry.
Portrait of Jack Lunsford Lunsford, Jack (Appointed 2008) - CHEM

B.S., Texas A&M University, 1957; Ph.D., Rice University, 1962; Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1975); American Chemical Society Creative Research in Homogeneous or Heterogeneous Catalysis, Shell Oil Company (2001); Award in Petroleum Chemistry, American Chemical Society (1996); Paul H. Emmett Award In Fundamental Catalysis, North American Catalysis Society (1975);

Research Interests: physical/nuclear chemistry.
Portrait of Joseph Natowitz Natowitz, Joseph (Appointed 2014) - CHEM

B.S., University of Florida, 1958; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1965; Award for Nuclear Chemistry, American Chemical Society (1995); Southwest Regional Award, American Chemical Society (2000);

Research Interests: Nuclear reaction mechanisms; thermodynamics of highly excited nuclei, limits to existence of nuclei; the nuclear equation of state; low density nuclear matter and nuclear astrophysics..
Portrait of Emanuel Parzen Parzen, Emanuel (Appointed 2010) - STAT

Ed.D., Harvard University, 1949; M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1951; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1953; Noether Award for Nonparametric Statistics, American Statistical Association (2005); Noether Senior Scholar, American Statistical Association (2005); Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Medal, American Statistical Association (1994);

Research Interests: Statistical science-developing statistical methods for time series analysis, data analysis, and change analysis.
Portrait of Donald Sawyer Sawyer, Donald (Appointed 1996) - CHEM

B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1953; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1956;

Research Interests: .
Instructional Assistant Professor Emerita
  Name Biography
Portrait of Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt Keeney-Kennicutt, Wendy (Appointed 2015) - CHEM

B.S., Queen's University, Canada, 1972; M.S., Queen's University, Canada, 1974; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1982;

Research Interests: Cooperative learning; relationship between teaching methods and student learning success; environmental chemistry.
Professor Emerita
  Name Biography
Portrait of Sue Geller Geller, Sue (Appointed 2018) - MATH

B.S., Case Institute of Technology, 1970; M.S., Cornell University, 1972; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1975;

Research Interests: Bioinformatics algebraic K-theory; cyclic homology; hochschield homology; microarrays; data transformation; Berger's Conjecture; KABI Conjecture.
Portrait of Jane Schielack Schielack, Jane (Appointed 2016) - MATH

B.S., Texas A&M University, 1975; M.A., University of Texas Austin, 1980; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1988;

Research Interests: Math education.
Professor Emeritus
  Name Biography
Portrait of Oliver Aberth Aberth, Oliver (Appointed 1999) - MATH

M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1951; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1962; B.S., City College of New York, 1980;

Research Interests: .
Portrait of G. Donald Allen Allen, G. Donald (Appointed 2017) - MATH

M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1966; B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1968; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1971;

Research Interests: Applied mathematics.
Portrait of G. Robert Blakley Blakley, G. Robert (Appointed 2011) - MATH

A.B., Georgetown University, 1954; M.S., University of Maryland, 1959; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1960;

Research Interests: Cryptography.
Portrait of Albert Boggess Boggess, Albert (Appointed 2013) - MATH

B.S., University of Texas Austin, 1975; Ph.D., Rice University, 1979;

Research Interests: Several complex variables.
Portrait of Itshak Borosh Borosh, Itshak (Appointed 2011) - MATH

M.Sc., Hebrew University of Jersusalem, 1961; Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, 1966;

Research Interests: Number theory.
Portrait of Ronald Bryan Bryan, Ronald (Appointed 2011) - PHYS

B.S., Yale University, 1954; Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1961;

Research Interests: Theory of nucleon-nucleon interaction; elementary particles.
Portrait of Jack Bryant Bryant, Jack (Appointed 2001) - MATH

B.A., Texas A&M University, 1959; M.S., Texas A&M University, 1962; Ph.D., Rice University, 1965;

Research Interests: Image Analysis Mathematical Modeling Pattern Recognition.
Portrait of James Calvin Calvin, James (Appointed 2014) - STAT

B.S., University of Oregon, 1976; M.A., Colorado State University, 1980; Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1985; Fellow, American Statistical Association (2000);

Research Interests: Statistical application to environmental modeling issues.
Portrait of Vincent Cassone Cassone, Vincent (Appointed 2009) - BIOL

B.A., Colby College, 1975; M.S., University of Conneticut, 1977; Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1983;

Research Interests: behavioral neurobiology; neurobiology of biological clocks; mechanisms of melatonin action.
Portrait of David Church Church, David (Appointed 2011) - PHYS

B.A., Dartmouth College, 1961; M.S., University of Washington, 1963; Ph.D., University of Washington, 1969;

Research Interests: Spectroscopy and collisions of highly-charged ions.
Portrait of P. Fred Dahm Dahm, P. Fred (Appointed 2018) - STAT

B.S., Iowa State University, 1973; M.S., Iowa State University, 1977; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1979;

Research Interests: Measurement error models, biostatistics, econometrics.
Portrait of Ciprian Foias Foias, Ciprian (Appointed 2016) - MATH

Ph.D., Institute of Mathematics, Bucharest, 1962; Ed.D., University of Bucharest, 1968;

Research Interests: Partial differential equations; operator theory.
Portrait of Billy Foster Foster, Billy (Appointed 1996) - BIOL

B.S., North Texas State University, 1955; M.S., North Texas University, 1962; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1965;

Research Interests: .
Portrait of Charles Gates Gates, Charles (Appointed 1994) - STAT

B.S., Iowa State University, 1950; M.S., North Carolina State University, 1952; Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1955;

Research Interests: design and analysis of experimental data, estimation of wildlife abundance and modeling non-linear growth curves.
Portrait of Karl Gingerich Gingerich, Karl (Appointed 1999) - CHEM

B.S., Albert Ludwig Univeristy, 1951; M.S., Albert Ludwig Univeristy, 1954; Ph.D., Albert Ludwig Univeristy, 1957;

Research Interests: .
Portrait of Joe Ham Ham, Joe (Appointed 2003) - PHYS

B.S., University of Chicago, 1948; M.S., University of Chicago, 1951; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1954;

Research Interests: .
Portrait of Kenn Harding Harding, Kenn (Appointed 2017) - CHEM

B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1964; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1968;

Research Interests: Natural products synthesis, stereoselectivity of cyclofunctionalization reactions; stereoselective synthesis of cyclic and acyclic polyfunctional amines; enantioselective synthesis.
Portrait of Darald Hartfiel Hartfiel, Darald (Appointed 2005) - MATH

B.S., Southwest Texas State University, 1962; M.S., University of Houston, 1966; Ph.D., University of Houston, 1969;

Research Interests: matrix theory.
Portrait of Edward Hazen Hazen, Edward (Appointed 1992) - CHEM

A.B., Dartmouth College, 1951; M.S., University of New Hampshire, 1957; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1963;

Research Interests: .
Portrait of Douglas Hensley Hensley, Douglas (Appointed 2011) - MATH

B.A., University of Kansas, 1970; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1974;

Research Interests: Number theory.
Portrait of Arthur Hobbs Hobbs, Arthur (Appointed 2008) - MATH

B.S., University of Michigan, 1962; Ph.D., University of Waterloo, 1971;

Research Interests: graph theory.
Portrait of Ronald Hocking Hocking, Ronald (Appointed 1994) - STAT

B.S., Michigan College of Mining and Technology, 1954; M.S., University of Michigan, 1957; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1962;

Research Interests: Regression, mixed models and multivariate analysis.
No Photo Available Huson, F. Russell (Appointed 1997) - PHYS

A.A., Casper College, 1957; M.A., San Diego State College, 1959; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1964;

Research Interests: .
Portrait of George Kattawar Kattawar, George (Appointed 2014) - PHYS

B.S., Lamar University, 1959; M.S., A&M College of Texas, 1961; Ph.D., A&M College of Texas, 1964;

Research Interests: Atmospheric/oceanic optics; radiative transfer with both elastic and inelastic scattering in the atmosphere-ocean system; electromagnetic scattering from irregular particles.
Portrait of Thomas Kiffe Kiffe, Thomas (Appointed 2016) - MATH

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1968; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1975; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1975;

Research Interests: Integral equations.
No Photo Available Lacey, H. Elton (Appointed 2002) - MATH

B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1959; M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1961; Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 1963;

Research Interests: functional analysis.
Portrait of Daniel Lewis Lewis, Daniel (Appointed 2011) - MATH

B.S., Louisiana State University, 1966; M.S., Wroclaw University, 1966; M.S., Louisiana State University, 1968; Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1970; Ph.D., Moscow State University, 1972; Dr. S., Sofia University, 1982;

Research Interests: Functional analysis.
Portrait of James Matis Matis, James (Appointed 2009) - STAT

B.S., Weber State College, 1965; M.S., Brigham Young University, 1967; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1970; Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Scholars Program (2000); Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Scholar Program (1998); Fulbright Research Scholarship - India, Fulbright Scholars Program (1995); Distinguished Statistical Ecologist Award, International Association for Ecology (1995); Distinguished Achievement Medal - Section of Statistics and the Environment, American Statistical Association (1993);

Research Interests: Biomathematics, compartmental analysis, statistical ecology and applied stochastic processes.
Portrait of Carlton Maxson Maxson, Carlton (Appointed 2002) - MATH

B.S., State University of New York, Albany, 1958; M.A., University of Illinois, 1961; Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo, 1967; Fulbright Research Scholarship - Austria, Fulbright Scholars Program (1989);

Research Interests: near rings.
Portrait of John McIntyre McIntyre, John (Appointed 1996) - PHYS

B.S., University of Washington, 1943; M.A., Princeton University, 1948; Ph.D., Princeton University, 1950;

Research Interests: Instrumentation in nuclear medicine.
Portrait of Comer Patterson Patterson, Comer (Appointed 2011) - BIOL

B.A., University of Texas Austin, 1964; Ph.D., University of Texas Austin, 1971;

Research Interests: Physiology of photosynthesis in the cyanobacteria.
Portrait of Carl Pearcy Pearcy, Carl (Appointed 2011) - MATH

B.A., A&M College of Science, 1954; M.S., A&M College of Science, 1956; Ph.D., Rice University, 1960;

Research Interests: Functional analysis.
Portrait of William Perry Perry, William (Appointed 2007) - MATH

B.A., Park College, 1967; M.A., University of Illinois, 1968; Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1972;

Research Interests: integral equations.
Portrait of John Reading Reading, John (Appointed 2015) - PHYS

B.A., Christ Church College, Oxford University, 1960; M.A., Christ Church College, Oxford University, 1964; Ph.D., University of Birmingham, 1964;

Research Interests: Scattering theory; inner-shell ionization of atoms.
Portrait of Larry Ringer Ringer, Larry (Appointed 2006) - STAT

B.S., Iowa State University, 1959; M.S., Iowa State University, 1962; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1966;

Research Interests: Applied statistics, survey sampling and reliability.
Portrait of Marvin Rowe Rowe, Marvin (Appointed 2010) - CHEM

B.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 1959; Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 1966;

Research Interests: Dating ancient archaeological rock and cave paintings. Developing a technique to determine non-destructive radiocarbon dates on perishable organic archaeological artifacts. Developing at least two or three new instrumental experiments. Setting up a plasma-chemical apparatus at Qatar so he can continue his radiocarbon research projects and incorporate undergraduate students..
No Photo Available Sanchez, David (Appointed 2001) - MATH

B.S., University of New Mexico, 1955; M.S., University of Michigan, 1960; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1964;

Research Interests: ordinary differential equations.
Portrait of Helmut Sauer Sauer, Helmut (Appointed 2007) - BIOL

Ed.D., University of Marburg, 1965;

Research Interests: cell cycle in development, specifically the interdependence of chromatic replication with transcriptional activation in Physarum.
Portrait of Richard Schmitt Schmitt, Richard (Appointed 2005) - CHEM

B.S., UC Santa Barbara, 1971; Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1978;

Research Interests: research is conducted in the field of heavy-ion nuclear reactions, emphasis is placed on angular momentum transfer in these reactions.
Portrait of Bernard Shapiro Shapiro, Bernard (Appointed 1987) - CHEM

B.S., McGill University, 1952; A.M., Harvard University, 1954; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1957;

Research Interests: .
Portrait of Kirby Smith Smith, Kirby (Appointed 2008) - MATH

B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1962; M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1964; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1969;

Research Interests: Near rings.
Portrait of William Smith Smith, William (Appointed 2003) - STAT

B.S., Lamar University, 1959; M.S., A&M College of Texas, 1960; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1967; Fellow, American Statistical Association (1994);

Research Interests: Multivariate analysis, missing data methods, correspondence analysis.
Portrait of Manuel Soriaga Soriaga, Manuel (Appointed 2016) - CHEM

B.S., University of San Carlos, 1970; Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 1978;

Research Interests: Electrochemical Surface Science; surface coordination chemistry; catalysis at well-defined surfaces; in situ scanning probe microscopy; electrosynthesis of ordered superlattices; alloys for Ni-MH batteries; interfacial chemistry of the Grignard reaction.
Portrait of F. Michael Speed Speed, F. Michael (Appointed 2013) - STAT

B.S., St. Mary's University, 1964; M.S., St. Mary's University, 1965; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1969; Elected Fellow, American Statistical Association (2006);

Research Interests: Computational statistics, biostatistics, linear models, applied statistics, multivariate methods, environmental and industrial statistics, teaching statistics real time.
Portrait of Merrill Sweet Sweet, Merrill (Appointed 2003) - BIOL

B.A., University of Conneticut, 1958; Ph.D., University of Conneticut, 1963;

Research Interests: insect ecology and taxonomy of the family Lygaeidae.
Portrait of Jay Walton Walton, Jay (Appointed 2017) - MATH

B.A., DePauw University, 1968; M.A., Indiana University, 1970; Ph.D., Indiana University, 1973;

Research Interests: Solid mechanics, mathematical biology and medicine, mechanobiology.
Portrait of Rand Watson Watson, Rand (Appointed 2010) - CHEM

B.S., Colorado School of Mines, 1962; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1966;

Research Interests: Inner-shell ionization and X-ray emission in fast ion-atom collisions; interaction of high energy ions with atoms and molecules, with emphasis on charge distributions and dissociation processes.
Portrait of Thomas Wehrly Wehrly, Thomas (Appointed 2018) - STAT

B.S., University of Michigan, 1969; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1970; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1976;

Research Interests: Stochastic models, directional data, mathematical statistics, nonparametric function estimation, categorical data analysis..
Portrait of Hugh Wilson Wilson, Hugh (Appointed 2011) - BIOL

B.A., Kent State University, 1970; M.A., Kent State University, 1972; Ph.D., Indiana University, 1976;

Research Interests: Angiosperm evolution and systematics; origin and differentiation of domesticated species, digital floristics.
Portrait of Danny Yeager Yeager, Danny (Appointed 2018) - CHEM

B.S., University of Iowa, 1968; B.A., University of Iowa, 1968; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1975;

Research Interests: Theoretical development of methods for studies of atomic and molecular electronic states, electron-molecule scattering; electron-molecule resonances.
Portrait of Ralph Zingaro Zingaro, Ralph (Appointed 2007) - CHEM

B.S., City College of New York, 1946; M.S., University of Kansas, 1949; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1950; Fulbright Research Scholarship - Argentina, Fulbright Scholars Program (1974);

Research Interests: .
Portrait of Joel Zinn Zinn, Joel (Appointed 2017) - MATH

B.A., Queen's College, 1966; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1968; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1972;

Research Interests: Empirical processes, bootstrapping.
Professor Emeritus (A)
  Name Biography
Portrait of Nelson Duller Duller, Nelson (Appointed 2010) - PHYS

B.S., A&M College of Texas, 1948; M.A., Rice University, 1951; Ph.D., Rice University, 1953;

Research Interests: Nuclear magnetic resonance; development of instrumentation for advanced undergraduate laboratories.
Professor Emeritus (J)
  Name Biography
No Photo Available Nelson, Paul (Appointed 2003) - MATH

B.S., Auburn University, 1958; M.S., University of New Mexico, 1962; Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1969;

Research Interests: transport theory.
Regents Professor Emeritus
  Name Biography
No Photo Available Clark, Robert (Appointed 2011) - PHYS

B.A., Yale University, 1963; Ed.D., Yale University, 1967; Ph.D., Yale University, 1968; Fellow, American Physical Society (1997); Oersted Medal, American Association of Physics Teachers (1995);

Research Interests: .
Senior Lecturer Emerita
  Name Biography
Portrait of Marian Hyman Hyman, Marian (Appointed 2010) - CHEM

B.A., Hunter College, 1966; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1982;

Research Interests: Analytical chemistry.
Portrait of Elizabeth Soriaga Soriaga, Elizabeth (Appointed 2013) - CHEM

B.S., University of San Carlos, 1975; M.S., University of Hawaii, 1978; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1986;

Research Interests: Analytical and physical chemistry.
Portrait of Tammy Tiner Tiner, Tammy (Appointed 2015) - CHEM

B.S., Texas Christian University, 1974; M.S., Texas A&M University, 1978; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1981;

Research Interests: Organic chemistry and chemical education.
Portrait of Ellen Toby Toby, Ellen (Appointed 2014) - STAT

B.A., University of California, San Diego, 1972; M.S., University of California, San Diego, 1985; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1988;

Research Interests: Biostatistics, diffusions processes.
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