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Faculty Experts

Huston-Tillotson University Experts for Media Interviews

Director of Public Relations


Carlos M. Cervantes, PhD, The Ohio State University; Certified Adapted Physical Educator (CAPE)
Chair, Department of Kinesiology
Areas of Expertise:
Adapted Physical Education, Disability Studies and Visual Impairments, Physical Education Teacher Education, Health and Physical Activity Promotion and Health Disparities. Fluent in both English and Spanish.

Robert M. Ceresa, Ph.D., Florida International University
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Areas of Expertise: Political development and participation, the organizational effectiveness of community/civil society groups and organizations, urban and racial/ethnic politics.

James Kraft, Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion

Areas of expertise:  Interreligious dialogue; the impact the serious consideration of religious diversity has on the justification of religious belief; religion and violence; the rationality of religious belief; and religious disagreement.

Amanda M. Masino, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Biology

Areas of expertise:  Genetics, cellular and molecular biology, anatomy, physiology. Research interests include skeletal muscle developmental genetics and environmental toxicology.

Debra L. Murphy, Ph.D., M.P.H., Texas Christian University
Professor of Psychology
Principal Investigator/Coordinator of the HT Health/Mental Health Connection Project (an HIV/AIDS Project)

Areas of expertise:  Racial disparities in health and mental health, including the implementation, evaluation, and research of prevention and intervention programs in the area of health promotion and disease prevention, including HIV/AIDS, specifically with regard to minorities, women, and youth.  Other areas of focus:  eHealth and Youth Empowerment.