Professor Amy Austin (Ph.D. Emory University 2004) specializes in medieval and early modern peninsular literature. Her research focuses on the practices and theories of medieval reading, mysticism and spiritual constructions, visual studies, and theater and spectatorship. Most recently, Dr. Austin published "Love of Language as the Language of Love: Image, Reading and Translatio Studii et Imperii in Ramon Llull's (1232-1316) Arbre de filosofia d'amor (1298)" in eHumanista (December 2015). Dr. Austin has also published an article on theatricality in Spanish minor theater entitled “Escenificación corporal y autorreferencialidad en el entremés La casa holgona de Pedro Calderón de la Barca.” She is currently co-editing, along with contributing a chapter to the volume Ramon Llull and His Legacy (Brill 2017). Her first book, The Worlds of Ramon Llull: Mapping Translation in Medieval Iberia is currently under consideration at Brill Press. At UT Arlington, Professor Austin teaches third and fourth year undergraduate courses as well as graduate level courses in Medieval and Early Modern Literature.
Dr. Melanie Sattler has been a full-time faculty member in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington for 16 years. She teaches courses related to sustainable engineering, solid waste management, and air quality. Her current research focuses on sustainable energy from waste (landfill gas and biogas), mitigating landfill emissions, and life cycle environmental analysis. She and her students have published over 100 peer-reviewed conference proceeding and journal papers. Prior to joining UTA, she worked in environmental positions in consulting (Alan Plummer Associates, one and a half years) and local government (North Central Texas Council of Governments, 5 years). She received her Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.
Subhrangsu Mandal is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Arlington. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees (with first class first) in Chemistry from Midnapore College and Kalyani University. He received his PhD degree in 1998 from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, where he worked on DNA damaging agents and cationic liposome-mediated gene delivery under the supervision of Professor S. Bhattacharya. He joined the laboratory of Professor L. J. Reha-Krantz as an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada. He later moved to the laboratory of Professor Danny Reinberg to research on eukaryotic transcription and gene regulation in human at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)/Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). In 2005, he became an Assistant Professor at UTA. Dr. Mandal is an expert in the field of biochemistry of human gene regulation, epigenetics and disease. His current research is aimed towards understanding the fundamentals of human gene transcription and steroid hormone signaling associated with cardiovascular diseases and cancer. He has published more than 60 publications in top international journals, written multiple invited review articles, applied several patents and presented seminars in various conferences and universities around the world. Research from his laboratory is featured on the cover page of FEBS Journal. Dr. Mandal's research is funded by National Institute of Health, American Heart Association, Texas Advanced Research Program and National Science Foundation. In parallel to research, Dr. Mandal enjoys teaching biochemistry and interacting with students in the university campus. In leisure time, Dr. Mandal loves gardening, trekking, photography, playing music (Sitar), soccer and spending time with his family.
Thomas Dombrowsky has been a nurse for over 40 years. While working as a staff nurse at Medical City Arlington, he received the PBDS Coach of the Year award and was also sponsored for an Evidence Based Practice Fellowship with the Joanna Briggs Institute and Texas Christian University. This motivated him to earn masters and PhD degrees and to transition into nursing education. As an educator he has maintained his close ties with the local practice community and brings a real life perspective into the classroom.
As a beginning researcher, he was awarded the Ferne Kyba Fellowship at UTA. He has pursued his own independent research projects as well as interdisciplinary collaborations. Dr. Dombrowsky is also active in the area of service, both in the university and the community. He has organized senior citizen health fairs at local churches. He teaches basic life support at Medical City Arlington. He serves as faculty advisor for the Male Student Nurses Association at UTA and regularly volunteers to judge exhibitions of student research such as the ACES event and Honors College presentations. He is a member of the CONHI Faculty Issues Committee.