Learn from The University’s best and brightest.
HDO faculty are distinct in that they come from a variety of departments and programs. Both the BA and MA programs were developed by full-time University faculty. The MA program is unlike many other professional education programs in that we hire only full and associate professors at The University of Texas at Austin to teach our courses.

Below are profiles of faculty who are involved with HDO. The Core Faculty list includes faculty currently teaching for our Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, or Professional Training programs.

David I. Beaver

Professor, Departments of Linguistics and Philosophy
Director, Cognitive Science Program
Graduate Advisor, HDO

Dan Bonevac

Professor, Department of Philosophy

Caryn L. Carlson

Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Psychology

Davida Charney

Professor, Department of Rhetoric and Writing

Zachary Elkins

Associate Professor, Department of Government

Elizabeth Keating

Professor, Department of Anthropology

Ken-Hou Lin

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Art Markman

Founding Director, HDO
Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor

Raj Raghunathan

Associate Professor, Department of Marketing