Welcome, new TU faculty! - The University of Tulsa

Welcome, new TU faculty!

Classes are in full swing and The University of Tulsa’s beautiful campus is bustling with activity. Among those walking to and from lectures are our newest faculty members eager to share their expertise and invest in the success of their students.

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Left to right: Young-Jae Yoon, Aaron Ball, Lauren Holt, David Carter, Christy Hedges, Ted Genoways, Mary Anne Andrei, Katherine Norton, Stephen Flowerday, Weiping Pei, Nathan Woolard and Vijay Gupta.

“We are excited to welcome 16 new faculty members to TU this fall,” said Provost George Justice, himself a relative newcomer. “They will inject energy and intellectual brilliance into our classrooms, labs and libraries. Our students will be enriched by their presence, and we hope that their time at TU will be productive for their careers and for their lives.”

With vibrancy, sharp minds and diverse perspectives to boot, TU’s newest professors and instructors are sure to build upon the academic excellence and innovative research taking place across our colleges. Please join us in providing them with a warm welcome to the TU family!

Browse the list below to learn more about our new faculty members’ varied areas of expertise:

Kendall College of Arts and Sciences

Mary Anne Andrei – Associate Professor of Media Studies
David Carter – Applied Assistant Professor in Music Education
Ted Genoways – Associate Professor of Media Studies
George Justice – Provost and Professor of English
Katherine Norton – Visiting Instructor of Art
Young-Jae Yoon – Visiting Professor of Psychology

Collins College of Business

Toby Joplin – Applied Assistant Professor of Management
Reza Alizadeh Kordabad – Visiting Assistant Professor of Data Analytics
Steve McIntosh – Adjunct Professor of Computer Information Systems
Nathan Woolard – Applied Assistant Professor of Marketing

College of Engineering and Natural Sciences

William Aaron Ball – Instructor in Geosciences
Stephen Flowerday – Professor of Cyber Studies
Neil Gandal – Applied Distinguished Professor of Cyber Studies
Vijay Gupta – Applied Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Weiping Pei – Assistant Professor of Cyber Studies

Oxley College of Health Sciences

Christy Hedges – Clinical Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology


The Office of the Provost is committed to providing faculty and students with the resources they need to succeed. Check out the programs that have been developed to recognize and support TU’s educators today!