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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.


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.

Kate Calder

Professor, Statistician, Data Scientist

Dr. Catherine (Kate) Calder is a Professor in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences (SDS) in the College of Natural Sciences and currently serves as Department Chair.  Calder, along with colleagues in SDS and the Department of Computer Science, launched UT’s Online Master’s of Data Science Program in 2021, which provides affordable, graduate-level training in data science to students from around the world.

Jade DeKinder

Associate Dean of MS Programs

Dr. Jade S. DeKinder is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing at the McCombs School of Business. Her research interests include market signaling, information asymmetry and uncertainty in buyer-seller relationships. She also serves as the Program Director for the Master of Science in Marketing program at the McCombs School of Business. 

Christine Julien

Associate Dean at Cockrell School of Engineering

Christine Julien has received several awards recognizing her teaching and research efforts, including a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a Young Investigator Award from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research and a University of Texas Board of Regents Outstanding Teaching Award.


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.

Jeremi Suri

Professor, Author, Podcast Host

Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at UT Austin. He is a professor in both the Department of History and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Dr. Suri writes for major newspapers and magazines, is a popular public lecturer and hosts the podcast This Is Democracy.

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