Skip to main content
Learn from the Best
Learn from the Best

Learn from the Best

As a participant in our programs, you will engage with a network of talented professionals and learn from award-winning faculty. In addition, with the university’s reputation for excellence, adding a credential from UT Austin to your resume is sure to stand out.

Faculty Profiles

Many Extended Campus programs are developed and led by award-winning University of Texas faculty members. By joining our network, you can benefit from their decades of experience as educators, leaders and trailblazers. Explore our faculty profiles that showcase who they are, and why they’re at the forefront of their fields.

  • College of Liberal Arts | The LBJ School of Public Affairs

  • Department of Statistics and Data Sciences | Extended Campus

  • McCombs | Extended Campus

  • Human Dimensions of Organizations | Center for Professional Education

  • Extended Campus | Center for Professional Education

  • Extended Campus | Center for Professional Education


Suzanne Barber

AT&T Foundation Endowed Professor in Engineering

Dr. Suzanne Barber is the Director of UT Austin’s Center for Identity. Barber’s current research investigates trusted digital identities, cybersecurity and privacy. She’s an active member of the Software Engineering and Systems area and has invented and commercialized systems engineering lifecycle applications. Barber serves as a Senior Advisor to the Department of Homeland Security.

Eric Bickel

Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering

Eric Bickel is a professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering and Director of the Operations Research and Industrial Engineering graduate program and the Engineering Management program. Eric’s research interests include the theory and practice of decision analysis, or decision-making under uncertainty, and its application in the energy, climate-change, and sports industries.

Keri Stephens

Professor in Organizational Communication Technology

Keri K. Stephens, Ph.D., is a Professor in Organizational Communication Technology, a Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Co-Director of the Technology and Information Policy Institute in the Moody College of Communication. She also teaches The Art of Business Relationships in the Human Dimensions of Organizations program.


Vice President of Research and Development at NXP Semiconductors

Rob Oshana is an internationally recognized expert in technology management and has authored numerous publications on software engineering and embedded systems. He has 40+ years of industry experience and serves as an adjunct professor of Engineering Management at the Cockrell School, Senior Member of IEEE.

Bryn Poland

Licensed Lawyer in Texas and Kansas

Bryn Poland, Esq. is licensed to practice law in Texas and Kansas. She focuses her practice on estate planning, special needs trust planning and administration, Medicaid planning, and qualified settlement funds, and she is a frequent speaker on these topics at continuing education conferences for attorneys and trust officers.

Elizabeth Richmond-Garza

Teaching Associate Professor and Director of Comparative Literature

Elizabeth Richmond-Garza is UT Regents’ and Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of English and Director of the Program in Comparative Literature at UT Austin. She holds degrees from U.C. Berkeley, Oxford University and Columbia University and has held both Mellon and Fulbright Fellowships.

Top University In Texas

US News & World Report

Top 10 (#9) Public University in the US

US News & World Report

Top University for Veterans in Texas

US News & World Report

Photo of people in a classroom

Discover What’s Next for You

In today’s workplaces the pace of change is accelerating, and investing in your future with continuing and professional education is vital.