Meet the Consultants

Fall 2022 POWER Consultants


Faculty Consultants

Dr. Patricia Goodson

Dr. Patricia Goodson

POWER Founding Director and Professor, Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health

Dr. Jim Izat

Dr. Jim Izat

POWER Associate Director and Senior Research Development Officer, Office of the Dean

Dr. Wendi Zimmer

Dr. Wendi Zimmer

POWER Associate Director and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management

Dr. Qian Ji

Dr. Qian Ji

POWER Assistant and Visiting Lecturer, Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health

Dr. Sandra Acosta

Dr. Sandra Acosta

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Dr. Selina M. Stasi

Dr. Selina M. Stasi

Instructional Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health

Dr. Jiling Liu

Dr. Jiling Liu

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management

Languages: English, Chinese
POWER Hour location: Gilchrist Building, room 316

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.