MSU Faculty/Staff? First Gen?

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One of the most common concerns for first gen students is the feeling that they are outliers, the "exception to the rule." It might surprise you to know that half of MSU Texas students are first gen, too. More than that, many of the faculty and staff you see everyday were also the first in their families to navigate college life.

Susan B. Anders, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA
Louis J. and Ramona Rodriguez  Distinguished Professor of Accounting
BBA Accounting, Southern Methodist Univ
MS Tax Accounting, Univ of North Texas and MS Business Statistics, Texas Tech Univ
PhD Tax Accounting, Texas Tech Univ
CPA in Texas and New York State, also CGMA 

Patricia Andersen
Associate Professor
Bachelor's Degree, University of Denver - English major
Master's Degree, Shippensburg State University- College Counseling
Doctoral/Terminal Degree, Rutgers University-Counseling Psychology

Marcy Brown Marsden
Dean, McCoy College of Science, Mathematics and Engineering
BS, Biology, University of Dallas
PhD, Biological Sciences (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), Purdue University
MBA, Business Administration, Texas A&M University Commerce

Dr. Phillis Bunch
Assistant Director of TASP
BA with a concentration in Music from MSU Texas
MMED Tarleton State University
EdD Tarleton State University

Antonio R. Castilla, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biology
BS, Biology (University of Seville, Spain)
MS, Plant Biology (University of Seville, Spain)
PhD, Plant Biology (University of Seville, Spain)

Cammie Dean, M.Ed.
Director, FIRST2GO
B.S. Sociology, The University of Iowa
M.Ed. Training & Development, MSU Texas

Tara Fox, Ph.D., LPC-Supervisor
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Program Coordinator Clinical Mental Health
B.A. Psychology from Wayland Baptist University
M.A. Counseling from Wayland Baptist University
Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision from Texas Tech University
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor for the state of Texas.

Jeanel Georges Insalaco
BSc. Biology, MSU Texas
MSc Natural Resource Management, University of the West Indies. MSc Biology MSU Texas

Kaleeanna Hanna Heuring
Student Support Services Program Coordinator
Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication, Midwestern State University
Master of Arts, Higher Education, University of Denver

Ashley Hurst
Director, Tutoring and Academic Programs
Bachelor's Degree, English with a minor in mass communication from Midwestern State University
English Teaching Certification

Wendy Helmcamp, PhD, LPC-S
Assistant Professor of Counseling
Bachelor of Arts, Midwestern State University
Master of Education, Midwestern State University
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education, Texas Tech University

Dr. James Johnston
Interim University President; Provost/VPAA
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences, Midwestern State University
Master of Science in in Radiologic Sciences, Midwestern State University
Ph.D. in Health Studies, Texas Woman's University

Stacia Miller
Associate Professor-West College of Education
BS, Kinesiology, Midwestern State University
MEd, Physical Education, Texas State University
PhD, Adult, Professional and Community Education, Texas State University

Michael Mills
Director, Global Education Office
Bachelor of Business Administration-Marketing, Midwestern State University
Master of Business Administration, Midwestern State University
Doctor of Education-Higher Education Administration, University of North Texas

Jeffrey Oxford
Professor of Spanish/Chair, Dept of World Languages and Cultures
B.A. - Foreign Languages - Austin Peay State University
M.A. - Spanish - Texas Tech
Ph.D. - Spanish - Texas Tech

Norma Ramirez
Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing
Bachelor's Degree, Music education from Midwestern State University
Master's Degree, Educational Leadership focusing on administration

Mike Rattanasengchanh
Assistant Professor
Bachelor's Degree, History - Brigham Young University
Master's Degree, International Studies - University of Washington
Doctoral/Terminal Degree, History - Ohio University
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Southeast Asian Studies - Cornell University

Maria Souliotis
Admissions Elevator
Bachelor's Degree, Music- voice and piano (Midwestern State University)
Master's Degree, Musicology (University of Denver); Teacher Certification

Candice Sharp Fulton
Assistant professor, Chemistry
Email: Candice.fulton@
Bachelor’s Degree (chemistry, Midwestern State University)
Master’s Degree (chemistry, University of North Texas)

Kristi Schulte
Director, Residence Life & Housing
B.S. Education, Eastern Illinois University
M.Ed. College Student Affairs & Leadership, Grand Valley State University 

Tim Swagerty
Social Studies Instructor
Bachelor of Fine Arts/Midwestern State University
Maaster of Arts/ Midwestern State University
Doctorate or Education/University of Louisiana at Monroe
Master of Education/ Wayland Baptist University

Dr. Carrie Taylor
Assistant Professor Kinesiology & Sport and Leisure
Bachelor's Degree, University of Missouri Columbia Physical Education and Health
Master's Degree, University of Kansas Education
Doctoral/Terminal Degree, University of Argosy Organization Leadership 

Tiffany A. Ziegler
Associate Professor of History
Bachelor's Degree, Hastings College
Master's Degree, Texas Tech University
Doctoral/Terminal Degree, University of Missouri