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.

Mary R. Rose

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Stephen M. Sonnenberg

Fellow-in-Residence, The Humanities Institute
Adjunct Professor, School of Architecture

Clay Spinuzzi

Professor, Department of Rhetoric and Writing
Assistant Graduate Advisor, HDO

Michael Starbird

University Distinguished Professor of Mathematics

Pauline Turner Strong

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and the Center for Women and Gender Studies
Director, Humanities Institute

Jeremi Suri

Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

John W. Traphagan

Professor, Departments of Religious Studies and Asian Studies
Admissions Advisor, HDO

Paul Woodruff

Darrell K. Royal Professor in Ethics and American Society