Faculty Members

Education Department Faculty Members

The Education Department has faculty members specializing in a variety of fields including English Language Arts/Education, Mathematic/Education, Education and Supervision, Computer, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, and Counseling disciplines.

Area of teaching specialization: Education, Geography
Rank: Professor
Email: halil@na.edu
Office Phone: 832-230-5545
Room: # 834
Ed.D., Higher Education and College Teaching, Oklahoma State University
M.S., Geography, Oklahoma State University
B.S., Geography Education, Black Sea Technical University

Area of teaching specialization: English, Literature, English Pedagogy
Rank: Associate Professor
Email: asmith@na.edu
Room: # 835
Office Phone: 832-230-5086
Courses to teach: ENGL, EDUC
Ph.D. in Reading/Writing/Literacy emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland
M.Sc. in English, Iowa State University
B.A. in English, University of Northern Iowa

Area of teaching specialization: Educational Technology, Instructional Design and Technology, Distance Education
Rank: Associate Professor
Email: hyilmaz@na.edu
Office Phone: 832-230-5086
Room: # 837
Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology, Virginia Tech
M.Sc. in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation, Syracuse University
B.Sc. in Computer Education, Gazi University
Courses to teach: Educational Technology including EDUC 5312, EDUC 5313, EDUC 5324, CUIN 5331, CUIN 5332, CUIN 5333, CUIN 5334, CUIN 5335

Area of teaching specialization: Education, Mathematics Education
Rank: Assistant Professor
Ed.D., CUIN Mathematics Education, University of Houston
M.S., HRM, University of Houston
B.S., Engineering, Dalian University of Technology
Email: kkurban@na.edu
Office Phone: 832-230-5160
Room: # 832
Courses to teach:
MATH 3318; MATH 3319; MATH 3328; MATH 3329; MATH 4322; MATH 4324; MATH 5312;
EDUC 3314; EDUC 5311; EDUC 5313; EDUC 5319; EDUC 5325
CUIN 5341 S1; CUIN 5342 S1; CUIN  5343 S1

Area of teaching specialization: Mathematics Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Rank: Certified Educator and Educator Certification Program coordinator
M.Ed., Education (Curriculum and Instruction), University of Houston
B.S., Mathematics Education, North American University
Email: edcertifications@na.edu
Office Phone: 832-230-5548
Room: #840

Certified School Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor/ Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist/ Supervisor
Area of teaching specialization: School Counseling
Rank: Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Counselor Education &  Supervision: Sam Houston State University
M.S., Counseling: University of Houston Clear Lake
B.S., Behavioral Science/Psychology: University of Houston Clear Lake
Email: lhart@na.edu
Office Phone: 832-230-5121
Room: # 836
Courses to teach: COUN 5311-5327

Areas of teaching specialization: Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction (EC-8), Special Education, Gifted and Talented Education
Rank: Assistant Professor
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Argosy University
M.Ed., Education (Curriculum and Instruction), Alabama A&M University
M.S., Psychology, Kaplan University
B.S., Psychology, University of Alabama
Email: wschulze@na.edu
Office number: 832-230-5537
Courses to teach:
Courses in the Educational Leadership Program

Additional Faculty

Dr. Barbara Baethe , Education, School Counseling, barbarab@na.edu
Dr. Deborah McGinty, Counseling, dmcginty@na.edu
Dr. Laszlo Vass , Science Education, lvass@na.edu
Dr. Michael E. Shunk , Science Education, mshunk@na.edu
Mr. Larry Whittington , Mathematics, lwhittington@na.edu
Dr. Stancie Chamberlain , Reading, Writing, English, Law, schamberlain@na.edu
Dr. Kudbettin Aksoy , Education, aksoy@na.edu
Dr. Amanda Boyaki Wilson, Arts, aboyaki@na.edu
Dr. Hoang Nguyen, Mathematics, hnguyen@na.edu
Ms. Brittny Bratcher-Rasmus, Physical Education, bbratcher-rasmus@na.edu