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 Thomas Adair Adair, Thomas (Appointed 2019) - PHYS

B.S., A&M College of Texas, 1957; M.A., Rice, 1960; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1965;

Research Interests: Magnetic phenomena in amorphous metal, spin glasses and single crystals, scanning tunneling microscope techniques, studies of magnetic anisotropy in single crystals of alkali halides and disorered spin glasses.
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 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 John Hardy Hardy, John (Appointed 2019) - PHYS

B.S., McGill University, 1961; M.S., McGill University, 1963; Ph.D., McGill University, 1965; Fellow, Royal Society of Canada (); Fellow, American Physical Society ();

Research Interests: Experimental nuclear physics; weak interactions in nuclei; fundamental symmetries.
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 Robert Lucchese Lucchese, Robert (Appointed 2019) - CHEM

B.S., UC Berkeley, 1977; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1982; Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (1988);

Research Interests: Theoretical studies of molecular photoionization and electron molecule scattering; vibrational dynamics of hydrogen bonded molecular complexes.
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); Distinguished Statistical Ecologist Award, International Association for Ecology (1995); Fulbright Research Scholarship - India, Fulbright Scholars Program (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 Dave Youngblood Youngblood, Dave (Appointed 2019) - PHYS

B.S., Baylor University, 1961; M.A., Rice University, 1963; Ph.D., Rice University, 1965;

Research Interests: Nuclear structure and reactions; giant multipole 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: .
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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