Dr. Catherine Parsoneault
Associate Vice Provost for Planning and Assessment, Chair for TTU Ethics Center Advisory Committee
Catherine Parsoneault currently serves as Associate Vice Provost for Planning and Assessment at Texas Tech University, with oversight of the Office of Planning and Assessment and the Ethics Center. She serves as the institution’s liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and as the chief contact with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for all matters pertaining to academic programs. Prior to joining the Provost’s staff at TTU in February 2013, Dr. Parsoneault served for twenty years on the staff of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in Austin, Texas. Her areas of responsibility at the Coordinating Board included the statewide core curriculum, transfer student success, and academic program review. She supported statewide advisory committees on international education, globalization in higher education, the Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual, undergraduate education, and transfer success, and served as a Coordinating Board liaison to the Board of the Texas Common Course Numbering System.
Dr. Parsoneault holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Wyoming, a Master of Music in music history and literature (summa cum laude) from Southern Methodist University, and a Ph.D. in historical musicology from The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Justin R Louder
Assistant Vice Provost, Ethics Center
Justin R. Louder is the Assistant Vice Provost for the Texas Tech University Ethics Center. He came to Texas Tech in 2010 from Angelo State University where he had worked since 2005. Justin earned a B.A. in Communication and Psychology from Angelo State University, a M.A. in Communication from Angelo State University, and his Ed.D. in Instructional Technology with a minor in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University. An accomplished grant writer, Justin has secured funding for programs and scholarships at Angelo State University and is working with a diverse group of scholars at Texas Tech to secure external funding for the TTU Ethics Center.
Lisa James is the Section Coordinator for the Texas Tech University’s Ethics Center (0.50 FTE). Lisa came from Southern California to work for TTU’s Division of Outreach and Distance Education in 2003, and transferred to the Office of Planning and Assessment/Quality Enhancement Plan in 2008. She supports the Ethics Center by coordinating TTU Ethics Center events; such as the TTU Ethics Center and Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center’s collaborative ethics lunch series and the Responsible Conduct of Research Conference.
Dr. Yi-hui Lee
Yi-hui Lee, a native of Taiwan, became the unit coordinator for the TTU Ethics Center in Spring 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in Theatre Arts from Texas Tech University and based her dissertation on a graduate internship at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California. Until summer 2011, Yi-hui worked as a graduate assistant in the Ethics Center, managed the annual Matador Ethics Video Challenge program, and supported assessment efforts.
Sr. Business/Administrative Assistant
Dianne Reyes is a native of Plainview, TX, and since 2010 has served the Ethics Center as its Senior Business Assistant (0.50FTE). Her days at the Ethics Center include setting up lunch workshops, managing staff and guest speakers’ travel arrangements, and answering the phone. Before joining TTU, she was employed by SERCO/Workforce of Texas. She also has over 18 years of experience working in an upper management Independent School District environment.
Marcelo Schmidt joined the Ethics Center as a research assistant in the summer of 2012. His primary responsibilities with the Ethics Center are to conduct research, assist in grant writing and report preparation. Marcelo holds a B.S. and a M.Ed. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas – Pan American. Currently a doctoral student in Educational Psychology, Marcelo’s research focus areas include special education, ethics and education and physical education.
Matthew Frame is a graduate assistant who joined the TTU Ethics Center Fall 2012. He holds a B.S. in Architecture from Texas Tech University and is currently working on his Masters in Architecture with a certificate in Historic Preservation. He supports the Ethics Center through graphic design implementation on posters and website organization. His focus areas are in design, preservation and the ethics of architecture.
Caleb Cox is the Ethics Center’s Student Assistant as of Fall 2011, and a Business Administration student studying marketing and management in the Rawls College of Business. A graduate of Red Oak High School, Caleb is an accomplished trumpet player who marched with the Goin’ Band in the 2010 football season. This semester, Caleb is working with the Ethics Center to support a campus-wide research project being led by Dr. Howard Curzer from the Department of Philosophy.