HDO Faculty

Learn from UT Austin’s Best and Brightest

HDO courses and programs are developed and led by esteemed faculty at The University of Texas at Austin.

The quality of our faculty is a key distinguishing factor of the HDO program. With expertise in a wide variety of human-centered disciplines, our faculty bring exceptional teaching methods, research, and dedication to the classroom.

As intellectually curious scholars, HDO’s faculty members are also eager to learn from the diverse experiences our students and training participants bring to the table.

Below are profiles of faculty who are involved with HDO. This list includes faculty currently teaching in our Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, and Professional Training programs.

Eric Tang

Eric Tang

Associate Professor; Director of the Center for Asian American Studies
HDO Master’s Program

Becca North

Becca North

Professor, Researcher, Author
HDO Master’s Program

S. Craig Watkins

S. Craig Watkins

Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
HDO Professional Training

Mary R. Rose

Mary R. Rose

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
HDO Master’s Program
Director, HDO Bachelor’s Program

Davida Charney

Davida Charney

Professor, Department of Rhetoric and Writing
HDO Professional Training

Jeremi Suri

Jeremi Suri

Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
HDO Master’s Program
HDO Professional Training

Zachary Elkins

Zachary Elkins

Associate Professor, Department of Government
HDO Master’s Program
HDO Professional Training

Caryn L. Carlson

Caryn L. Carlson

Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Psychology
HDO Professional Training

Michael Starbird

Michael Starbird

University Distinguished Professor of Mathematics
HDO Professional Training

Pauline Turner Strong

Pauline Turner Strong

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and the Center for Women and Gender Studies
Director, Humanities Institute
HDO Master’s Program

John W. Traphagan

John W. Traphagan

Professor, Departments of Religious Studies
Affiliate Faculty, Population Research Center
HDO Master’s Program
HDO Professional Training

David I. Beaver

David I. Beaver

Professor, Departments of Linguistics and Philosophy
Director, Cognitive Science Program

Dan Bonevac

Dan Bonevac

Professor, Department of Philosophy
HDO Master’s Program

Paul Woodruff

Paul Woodruff

Darrell K. Royal Professor in Ethics and American Society
HDO Master’s Program

Elizabeth Richmond-Garza

Elizabeth Richmond-Garza

Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor, Department of English
Director, Program in Comparative Literature
HDO Master’s Program
HDO Professional Training

Art Markman

Art Markman

Founding Director, HDO
Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor
HDO Master’s Program
HDO Professional Training

Clay Spinuzzi

Clay Spinuzzi

Professor, Department of Rhetoric and Writing
Graduate Advisor, HDO
HDO Master’s Program
HDO Professional Training

Tracy Wuster

Tracy Wuster

Assistant Professor of Instruction, HDO Bachelor’s Program