Professor Jeannie Hulen has been Associate Dean in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas since 2017. Her previous appointment was chair of the Department of Art and in her administrative leadership she stewarded historic gifts from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation and Windgate Charitable Foundation, $120 Million and $40 Million respectively for the establishment of a world class School of Art.
Her first ceramics faculty appointment to the University of Arkansas was in 2002. In 1995 she received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and MFA from Louisiana State University in 2000. She has exhibited internationally including many exhibitions in conjunction with the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts. In 2009 she was a Resident Visiting Artist at the Tainan National University of The Arts in Tainan, Taiwan. She currently has ongoing research in West Africa following her 2018-2019 US Fulbright Scholar post at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.
Professor Christohpher Liner has been a University of Arkansas faculty member for more than 10 years, holds the Maurice F. Storm Chair of Petroleum Geology, and is a U of A alumnus. His research interests center on reflection seismology theory, acquisition, processing and interpretation for hydrocarbons 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 in Saudi Arabia, and also served as an industry consultant for various companies in countries around the world, including Iraq, Oman, Tunisia and Indonesia.
Liner has authored dozens of articles in journals and industry magazines and has served as editor of the journal Geophysics and as president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). He has presented his research at dozens of conferences around the world, authored book chapters, co-authored The Art and Science of Seismic Interpretation, and authored Elements of Seismic Dispersion: A somewhat practical guide to frequency-dependent phenomena, and Elements of 3D Seismology, which is now in its third edition.
He holds a B.S. in geology from the U of A, an M.S. in geophysics from University of Tulsa, and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines.
McNabb has also been a University of Arkansas faculty member for more than 22 years. His research interests center on the development and identification of antifungal compounds or peptides for potential use in the treatment of fungal infections in humans, determining 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.
Additionally, McNabb has received millions in research funding from organizations including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Arkansas Biosciences Institute, the American Heart Association, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and more.
He also holds four U.S. patents for his collaborative research, has authored or co-authored dozens of articles in top journals. McNabb serves as an ad hoc reviewer for multiple scientific journals and cell and molecular biology textbooks, and currently serves the U of A on its University Toxic Substances, Communicable Disease Outbreak Committee, and University Building Facilities committees.
He is also 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 track-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 in the past 20 years, 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.
Stephanie Ricker Schulte is Interim Associate Dean of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Communication at the University of Arkansas. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and researches communication technologies, popular culture, and transnational media policy.
Her first 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 has also appeared in shorter form 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, the as well as several national and state-wide grants, including an SEC Faculty Grant.
Calvin White, Jr. became an associate dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Science in July 2018. He joined the university in 2007 as an assistant professor of History. He was promoted to associate professor in 2013.
White’s administrative experience includes tenures as chair of the Department of History and director of the African and African American Studies Program.
White served as a fellow in the SEC Academic Leadership Program and has been recognized for his commitment to his students, teaching, and diversity.
His areas of study are the U.S. South with a concentration on the African American experience and he also explores the ways that religion, music, and other cultural variables influenced the development of black identity in the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta. His book The Rise to Respectability: Race Religion and the Church of God in Christ was released in October 2012. Currently, he is working to complete a biography of Oscar Stanton De Preist, the only African American to serve in Congress from 1929-1934 which is currently under contract with Palgrave Macmillan.