Awards, Promotions, and Tenure

Awards

Faculty Research Excellence Award

2017 - Dr. Smita Shukla Mehta, Professor, Educational Psychology
2016 - Dr. Brian McFarlin, Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation
2015
- Dr. Lyndal Bullock, Regents Professor, Educational Psychology
2014
- Dr. Pamela Harrell, Professor, Teacher Education and Administration

Faculty Service Excellence Award

2017 - Dr. Kelley Marie King, Associate Professor, Teacher Education and Administration
2016
- Dr. Jean Keller, Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
2015 - Dr. Becky Glover, Professor, Educational Psychology
2014
- Dr. Janelle Mathis, Associate Professor, Teacher Education and Administration

Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

2017 - Dr. Miriam Chacon Boesch, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
2016
- Dr. Carol Wickstrom, Professor, Teacher Education and Administration
2015
- Dr. Jakob Vingren, Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
2014 - Dr. V. Barbara Bush, Associate Professor, Counseling and Higher Education

Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award

2017 - Dr. Barrett Taylor, Associate Professor, Counseling and Higher Education
2016
- Dr. Amanda Giordano, Assistant Professor, Counseling and Higher Education
2015
- Dr. Xiangli Gu, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
2014
- Dr. Miriam Chacon Boesch, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

Outstanding Lecturer Award

2017 - Dr. Uyen Tran-Parsons, Senior Lecturer, Counseling and Higher Education
2016
- Dr. Linda Stromberg, Principal Lecturer, Teacher Education and Administration
2015
- Dr. Carol Revelle, Senior Lecturer, Teacher Education and Administration
2014
- Dr. Joseph Walker, Principal Lecturer, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation

Outstanding Staff Contribution

2016 - Marilyn Deuble, Student Services Coordinator II, Teacher Education and Administration
2015
- Lakshimi Arumagam, Faculty Support Assistant, Teacher Education and Administration
2014
- Denise Stansel, Administrative Services Officer, Teacher Education and Administration

Promotions and Tenure

Gonzalez

Ricardo González-Carriedo, Associate Professor, Teacher Education and Administration
Promotion and Tenure

Ricardo González-Carriedo’s research interests include bilingual teacher preparation, the internationalization of teacher education programs, literacy development among second language learners, and the representation of Latino students in the media. He holds a JD (Juris Doctor) degree from the University of León (Spain) and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University. Prior to his service at UNT, he worked at the University of Paris (France) for two years and was a secondary teacher in North Carolina and Arizona for eleven years.

McFarlin

Brian McFarlin, Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation
Promotion

Dr. McFarlin's research focuses on two main areas: 1) The physiologic and immunologic consequences of weight gain and loss, and 2) The use of nutritional countermeasures to maximize immune health after exercise. He has published more than 75 peer-reviewed articles, and his research has been funded by numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, Private Foundations, and Industry sources. Dr. McFarlin is a fellow of both The Obesity Society and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He also is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Texas Chapter of ACSM and as the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Exercise Science.

Peak

Pamela Peak, Principal Lecturer, Educational Psychology
Promotion

Dr. Pamela Peak received her Bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin University, and her Master’s degree and PhD in Special Education from the University of North Texas.

Rinn

Anne Rinn, Professor, Educational Psychology
Promotion

Anne N. Rinn, Ph.D., is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas, where she also serves as Director of the Office for Giftedness, Talent Development, and Creativity. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Houston and a doctorate in educational psychology from Indiana University. She has authored more than 50 publications related to the social and emotional characteristics of gifted individuals and the psychosocial skills necessary for the development of talent. She is an active member of the National Association for Gifted Children and the American Educational Research Association, holding leadership positions in both organizations.

Vingren

Jakob Langberg Vingren, Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
Promotion

Dr. Jakob Vingren received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas before pursuing a Ph.D. in Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut (currently ranked the #1 doctoral program in the country). During his undergraduate education he was a walk-on on the UNT football team as a tight end and took part in the Developing Scholars Mentor Program within the College of Education. Dr. Vingren’s research interests include resistance exercise and the effect of alcohol on hormones, muscle and athletic performance. One of the more out of the ordinary research projects he has worked on included resistance training of chronically intoxicated rats.