Meet the Consultants
Spring 2023 POWER Consultants
Dr. Jim Izat
POWER Associate Director and Senior Research Development Officer, Office of the Dean
Dr. Wendi Zimmer
POWER Associate Director and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management
Dr. Qian Ji
POWER Assistant and Visiting Lecturer, Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health
Dr. Sandra Acosta
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
Dr. Selina M. Stasi
Instructional Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health
Graduate Student Consultants
Rafael Almanzar, Rafael Almanzar is a PhD student in Higher Education Administration in the EAHR Department. His research interests include first generation college students, STEM graduate students, STEM faculty of color, students of color, and women of color. Additionally, Rafael is a Academic Advisor for The Office for Student Success.
Sami Jabarkhail, Sami Jabarkhail is a Fulbright scholar. Currently he pursues his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development at the Department of Education Administration & Human Resource Development. His research focuses on human development issues in the national context. Currently, he is an instructor of record for EHRD 391- Measurement & Evaluation in HRD/TCM. Previously, Sami has served as a co-instructor for two graduate courses: Principles of Leadership and Training and Development. In 2014, Sami was selected by the Atlantic Council in a worldwide competition to attend the NATO Future Leaders Summit in Wales, UK. Follow him on Twitter @SamiJabarkhail
Liam Sheppard, Liam is a Adult Education Ph.D. student in the College of Education and Human Development. His research interests focus on how mindfulness, meditation, and nature therapy can enhance adult learning. Liam enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteers for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as a park interpreter and nature conservation instructor.