Department of Foundational Sciences

The mission of Foundational Sciences (FSCI) is to be a community of engaged faculty who offer academically excellent and pedagogically innovative classes in mathematics, chemistry, physics and statistics. We envision that all Galveston students will be challenged and successful in the high quality coursework we offer. Our faculty are proactively engaging the students with hands-on high impact learning experiences and support activities for their coursework. 

FSCI advises for and facilitates minors supporting the Oceans and One Health degree and other programs on the Galveston Campus. The department offers the coursework needed for minors in Mathematics, and Chemistry, through the respective departments at Texas A&M. The department also facilitates the STEM minor (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), which will lead to students being certified for teaching life science or chemistry for grades 7-12.

Acero-Schertzer Carmen, Instructional Assistant Professor
Foundational Sciences
PHD, University of Miami, 1996

Aristidou, Michael, Instructional Assistant Professor
Foundational Sciences
PHD, Louisiana State University, 2005

Aronson, Carl, Instructional Assistant Professor
Foundational Sciences
PHD, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 1999

Boulahouache Chaouki, Instructional Associate Professor
Foundational Sciences
PHD, Syracuse University, 2002

Brown Philip, Associate Professor
Foundational Sciences
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2000

Galan Jhenny, Instructional Associate Professor
Foundational Sciences
PHD, University of Connecticut, 2006

Gracia Pete, Senior Lecturer
Foundational Sciences
MS, University of Houston - Clear Lake, 1991

Kang Cong, Associate Professor
Foundational Sciences
PHD, University of Texas, 1999

Klein Douglas, Professor
Foundational Sciences
PHD, University of Texas, 1969

Letko Olbelina, Instructional Assistant Professor
Foundational Sciences
PHD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015

Luxemburg Leon, Associate Professor
Foundational Sciences
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1987

Moser Melanie, Instructional Professor
Foundational Sciences
PHD, University of Houston, 1977

Nair Radhika, Instructional Assistant Professor
Foundational Sciences
PHD, University of Nevada, 2009

Pangemanan Adelaide, Instructional Assistant Professor
Foundational Sciences
MS, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2002

Qiu Lin, Instructional Assistant Professor
Foundational Sciences
PHD, University of Alabama, 2006

Rantschler James, Instructional Assistant Professor
Foundational Sciences
PHD, University of Alabama, 2003

Schwehr, Kathleen, Lecturer
Foundational Sciences
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2004

Suen Ching-Yun, Professor
Foundational Sciences
PHD, University of Houston, 1983

Townsend Grace, Instructional Associate Professor
Foundational Sciences
MS, University of Houston at Clear Lake, 1983

Warren Jesse, Lecturer
Foundational Sciences
MS, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2005

Yi Eunjeong, Professor
Foundational Sciences
PHD, University of Houston, 2003