Christopher L. Liner
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Christopher Liner is an Associate Dean and Professor in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, where he has been a faculty member since 2012 and holds the Maurice F. Storm Chair of Petroleum Geology. Liner's research interests center on seismic imaging for energy and carbon sequestration, as well as carbonate geophysics and near surface geophysical methods.
In addition to his research and academic experience at the U of A and previously at the University of Houston and the University of Tulsa, Liner has extensive field and professional experience. He previously worked for Conoco, Golden Geophysical Corp. and Saudi Aramco, and also served as an industry consultant for various companies around the world, including in Iraq, Oman, Tunisia and Indonesia. Liner is also a member of SEG, the American Geophysical Union, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Seismological Society of America and the European Academy of Sciences.
Previously, Liner served as editor of the journal Geophysics and as president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. He has presented his research at dozens of conferences around the world, authored book chapters and co-authored The Art and Science of Seismic Interpretation and authored Elements of Seismic Dispersion: A somewhat practical guide to frequency-dependent phenomena. His book Elements of 3D Seismology is now in its third edition.
Associate Dean for Research and Infrastructure
David McNabb is an Associate Dean and Associate Professor in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. He joined the Department of Biological Sciences in 2000, where he has served as a faculty member, vice chair, and chair. McNabb's research interests center on the development and identification of antifungal compounds or peptides for potential use in the treatment of fungal infections in humans, the role of the CCAAT-binding factor in Candida albicans pathogenesis and the application of solid-state nanopores as single molecule detectors for applications in biological systems.
McNabb has received millions in research funding from organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Arkansas Biosciences Institute, American Heart Association, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and more. He holds four U.S. patents for his collaborative research, has authored or co-authored dozens of articles in top journals including PLoS One, Biotechnology Progress, Nanotechnology and more and has presented his research at dozens of conferences around the world. He is a member of the American Heart Association's Council on Genomics and Precision Medicine, the American Chemical Society's Biological Chemistry Division, Sigma Xi, the Genetics Society of America and the American Society for Microbiology.
In addition to his extensive research record, McNabb has been widely recognized by the U of A and Fulbright College for his dedication to students and excellence in teaching, winning the U of A's Outstanding Mentor Award 14 times, as well as being inducted as a U of A Teaching Fellow and being named a past recipient of the college's Master Teacher Award.
McNabb holds a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Louisiana State University Medical Center.
As Associate Dean for Research and Infrastructure, McNabb promotes best practices in the management and oversight of funded research initiatives, research and college space, and advances new and continued research activity. He also evaluates preproposals, oversees startup, research, and travel funds for the college, and works with the dean’s leadership team to coordinate research, grant-writing workshops, appropriate space usage, and inclusive excellence.
Shauna A. Morimoto
Associate Dean for Faculty Success
Shauna A. Morimoto is an Associate Dean and a Professor in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. She joined the Department of Sociology and Criminology in 2008 where she served as a faculty member and chair, and previously held the position of Provost Fellow for the Office of the Provost and Faculty Affairs. Her research interests include democracy and opportunity, institutional transformation, intersectionality, generational change, and social movements and social change.
She is the principal investigator of UA ENGAGE (Empowering Networked Groups for Arkansas Gender Equity), which is funded by a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support institutional transformation forgender and intersectional equity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics departments and across the University of Arkansas campus. . Her numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations accompany her co-authored book, The Science of College: Navigating the First Year and Beyond, from Oxford University Press.
Morimoto has received more than $1 million in research funding from organizations, including the National Science Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, and University of Arkansas, and is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the U of A’s Chancellor’s Commission on Women Extraordinary Woman commendation and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Capstone Teaching Award. She also was a Fulbright Cambridge Faculty Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University for the 2015-16 academic year. Morimoto is a past elected office holder for Sociologists for Women in Society and serves as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation, , American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, and many more leading journals in her field.
Morimoto holds a B.A. in history from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As Associate Dean for Faculty Success for Fulbright College, Morimoto coordinates efforts in the College to build stronger faculty skills, enhance career development, and identify and eliminate obstacles to faculty success. She works closely with the dean’s leadership team and campus partners on faculty-related policies, processes, robust faculty development programs, and inclusive excellence. Morimoto focuses her efforts on all faculty across rank and status to promote success for every Fulbright College faculty member.
Stephanie Ricker Schulte
Associate Dean for Academic Units and Leadership Development
Stephanie Ricker Schulte is an Associate Dean and Professor in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. She joined the Department of Communication in 2008 where she served as a faculty member, vice chair, and chair. Her research explores communication technologies, popular culture and transnational media policy.
Her book, Cached: Decoding the Internet in Global Popular Culture (NYU Press, 2013, Critical Cultural Communication Series), is a transnational political and cultural history of the internet that examines the multidirectional relationships between technological design, American culture, and policymaking. Her work also has also appeared in the International Journal of Communication, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Journal of Television and New Media, Journal of Transnational American Studies, Mass Communication and Society, Feminist Studies, American Behavioral Scientist, Journal of Communication, American Studies, and the Journal of New Media and Culture.
A former Fulbright Scholar, Schulte received the Osborn Teacher-Scholar Award and the Ragsdale Award for Mentoring from the Southern States Communication Association, Master Researcher and Master Teacher Awards from Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, a Faculty Gold Medal, an Outstanding Mentor Award, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Dissertation Award, the American Studies Association’s Gabriel Prize, as well as several national and state-wide grants, including an SEC Faculty Grant.
Schulte holds a B.A. in communication, German language and literature, and gender studies from the U of A and an M.A. in media and public affairs and Ph.D. in American studies from George Washington University.
As Associate Dean for Academic Units and Leadership Development, Schulte works closely with unit leaders to build and foster excellence in scholarship and creative activity, teaching, service, and engagement. She partners with their units to address unit needs, brainstorm solutions, promote effective shared governance, and align unit efforts with the mission of the College and the University. Schulte also works closely with the dean’s leadership team and campus partners to develop and support unit leadership, inclusive excellence, and advise the Dean on unit challenges and successes.
Associate Dean for Academic Units and Leadership Development
Lia Uribe is an Associate Dean and a Professor in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas and is principal bassoonist of the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra. She joined the Department of Music in 2013 where she served as a faculty member, director of undergraduate studies, vice chair and chair, in which she was the second woman and first person of Latin heritage to chair the department.
Uribe is an internationally recognized bassoonist, chamber musician, orchestral player and teaching artist. Her research is centered on Latin-American, Latinx and historically marginalized and underrepresented music and composers. In 2019, Uribe founded RefleXions Music Series, a celebration of music, musicians, advocates and audiences that fosters creative justice through opportunities to reflect, learn, grow, change and teach.
Uribe has performed and taught in venues and festivals in Colombia, Spain, Bolivia, Canada, Panama, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Finland, Argentina, Germany, Guatemala, Ecuador, Greece, Venezuela, Japan, Peru, England, Thailand, and the U.S. She is a facilitator for the Mid-America Arts Alliance Artist INC professional development program, a member of the board of directors for the Creative Arkansas Community Hub and Exchange, and a former member of the boards of directors for the Walton Arts Center. She also supports Northwest Arkansas as the U of A's liaison to the CACHE-Northwest Arkansas Municipal Arts Alliance.
Uribe holds a B.M. in bassoon performance from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, an M.M. in bassoon performance from the U of A, a D.M.A. in bassoon performance from the University of Kansas, and a M.B.A. in Arts Innovation through the Global Leaders Institute, a program curated and certified by Harvard University, Duke University, Georgetown University, McGill University, New York University, and Bard College.
As Associate Dean for Academic Units and Leadership Development, Uribe works closely with unit leaders to build and foster excellence in scholarship and creative activity, teaching, service, and engagement. She partners with their units to address unit needs, brainstorm solutions, promote effective shared governance, and align unit efforts with the mission of the College and the University. Uribe also works closely with the dean’s leadership team and campus partners to develop and support unit leadership, inclusive excellence, and advise the Dean on unit challenges and successes.