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Texas State announces new department chairs

Date released: 09/10/03

Vicki Brittain named Political Science Chair

Vicki Brittain, J.D., has been named chair of the Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Political Science.

Brittain joined Texas State as a faculty member in 1980. She teaches in the Legal Studies Master’s Degree Program, where her specialty is litigation and legal theory. Her research and publication interests focus on issues related to paralegals.

Brittain earned her bachelor of arts degree from Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas, and her juris doctor degree from Washburn School of Law, Topeka, Kansas. She served as the director of the Legal Studies Program from 1980-89, acting chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Brittain’s other service activities include membership on the Graduate Council, Mediation Advisory Council and Liberal Arts College Review Committee. She has been a member of the Legal Assistant Standing Committee for the State Bar of Texas since 1998 and worked to secure ABA accreditation for the Legal Studies Program. Prior to her arrival at Texas State, she served as an attorney with the Kahrs, Nelson, Fanning, Hite and Kellogg law firm in Kansas.


Vicki Brittain

D. Stanley Carpenter, Ph.D., named chair of the Department of Educational Administration and Psychological Services.

D. Stanley Carpenter, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Educational Administration and Psychological Services.

Carpenter comes to Texas State from Texas A&M University where he served as director of the Center for Leadership in Higher Education and also as a professor of educational administration.

Carpenter earned his bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Tarleton State University, Stephenville, his master of science in student personnel and guidance from East Texas State University, Commerce, and his Ph.D. in counseling and student personnel services from the University of Georgia, Athens.


D. Stanley Carpenter

In the course of his career he has held positions including Dean of Students at University of Arkansas-Monticello and Executive Director of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). He has also received many awards and accolades, including being name a Diamond Honoree and Senior Scholar at the 2000 American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Conference.

Daryl W. Hausmann named Aerospace Studies Chair

Colonel Daryl W. Hausmann has been named chair of the Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Aerospace Studies.

Hausmann comes to Texas State from Randolph Air Force Base, where he served as vice commander of the 12th Flying Training Wing. At Texas State, he will serve as commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Detachment 840, and the senior military officer of campus.

Hausmann earned his bachelor of science degree in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University, his master of science degree in national security strategy from the National War College, National Defense University in Washington, D.C., and his master of aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


Daryl W. Hausmann

A native of Goliad, Hausmann has nearly 27 years of active service in the United States Air Force. He earned his U.S.A.F. pilot’s wings in 1978 and is a command pilot with more than 3,800 hours of flying time, including 2,200 hours in the F-16. Over his career, he has served as chief of weapons and tactics at Tactical Air Command headquarters, commander of the 36th Fighter Squadron, strategic planner on the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon and commander of the 355th Operations Group.

Nitham M. Hindi named Accounting Chair

Nitham M. Hindi, D.B.A., has been named chair of the Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Accounting.

Hindi comes to Texas State after 12 years on the faculty of Emporia State University, where he served as chair of the Department of Accounting and Computer Information Systems.

Hindi earned his D.B.A. in accounting from Mississippi State University, his M.A. in accounting from the University of Alabama and his B.S. in accounting from the University of Jordan.

Hindi has published 19 journal articles and received the Emporia State University Presidential Award for Distinguished Service to Diversity in 2001. He is a Certified Management Accountant and a member of Beta Alpha Psi.


Nitham M. Hindi

Gregory Marshall named Department of Respiratory Care Chair

Gregory Marshall, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Respiratory Care.

An instructor at Texas State for 23 years, Marshall has served as the Director of Clinical Education for 20 years and Director of the Respiratory Therapy Outreach Program for four years. He is an associate scientist in the Department of Physiology and Medicine at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio and has served as adjunct faculty for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin.

Marshall earned his B.S. in biology from Baylor University, his M.S.H.P in allied health education and healthcare administration from Texas State and his doctorate in education from the University of Texas at Austin. Marshall also earned an associate in applied science degree in respiratory care from Texas State.


Gregory Marshall


Marshall was the 2002 runner-up for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching for the College of Health Professions and has received two outstanding teacher of the year awards and one faculty excellence in outstanding service award from the College of Health Professions.

 

Patricia L. Pattison named Finance and Economics Chair

Patricia L. Pattison, J.D., has been named chair of the Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Finance and Economics.

Pattison comes to Texas State after serving 25 years on the faculty of the University of Wyoming, earning eight teaching excellence awards, including the Amoco Foundation Good Teaching Award, Mortar Board “Top Prof” Award, Alpha Kappa Psi Outstanding Faculty Award and the University of Wyoming Senior Teaching Award.

Pattison earned her juris doctorate from the University of Wyoming, and both her master’s in communications and bachelor of arts in English and communications from the University of Colorado.

Pattison served as chair of the Management and Marketing Department at the University of Wyoming from 1995-2001 and also served as associate dean of the College of Business. She also studied higher education administration at the University of Arizona as part of her American Council on Education fellowship in 1994-95.


Patricia L. Pattison

Oren Renick named Health Administration Chair

Oren Renick, J.D., has been named chair of the Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Health Administration.

Renick joined Texas State as a faculty member in 1990. His teaching specialties are health law, managed care and quality improvement. His research and publication interests focus on issues of patient rights, consumer-driven health care reform, quality improvement and civic engagement.

Renick earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Mississippi College, his M.P.H. from Tulane University, his Th.M. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and his J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Renick has served as chair and vice chair of the faculty senate and as vice chair of the Interfaith Caregivers Alliance, a national care giving movement to the elderly and disabled. Prior to joining Texas State, Renick spent nearly 20 years in the health care industry. He has served a chief executive of three health care organizations, including managed care organizations in Chicago and New Orleans.


Oren Renick