Faculty and Staff

A variety of faculty who span the breadth of TCU are affiliated with the Andrews Institute and, as such, contribute to the Andrews Institute in an assortment of ways (e.g. engage in mathematics/science education related research, participate in outreach initiatives). The core faculty is comprised of Mathematics Education and Science Education Faculty. Affiliated faculty from within the college, across the university, and in the community add to the diversity of research and programming.

Core Faculty

Molly Weinburgh, Ph.D.

Professor and Andrews Chair of Mathematics and Science Education





Hayat Hokayem, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Science Education





Sarah Quebec Fuentes, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Mathematics Education





J. Matt Switzer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mathematics Education




Associated Faculty

Sue Anderson, Ed.D
Associate Professor, Educational Technology

Matt Chumchal, Ph.D.
Professor, Director of the Pre-Health Professions Institute

Lindy Crawford, Ph.D.
Professor, Ann M. Jones Endowed Chair in Special Education

Sergei Dzyuba, Ph.D
Professor, Biomolecular and Organic Chemistry

Michael Faggella-Luby, Ph.D.
Professor, Special Education

Robin Griffith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Reading, English/Language Arts

Judy Groulx, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor

Amanda Hale, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology

M. Francyne Huckaby, Ph.D.
Professor, Curriculum Studies

Glenn C. Kroh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biology

Jingjing Ma, Ph.D.
Community Member

Steffen Palko, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Educational Leadership

April Sawey, Ph.D.
Teacher, Fort Worth Academy

Michael Sawey
Instructor II, Biology

Cecilia Silva, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor

Eric Simanek, Ph.D.
Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry

Kathy H. Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mathematics – Tarleton State

Loren Spice, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mathematics

Yuri M. Strzhemechny, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Physics

Dean A. Williams, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology


Maria Solari

Administrative Program Specialist: Centers and Institutes