Administration and Staff

Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr. (Austin and San Antonio Campuses)

Shu-Chiang Lin, Ph.D., M.S. (Austin and San Antonio Campuses) VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMICS/DIRECTOR OF THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS SCIENCE /Campus Director: San Antonio

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
M.S.O.S.M., Maritime Systems Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S., Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
B.S., Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Dr. Lin is an experienced leader and facilitator in the area of lean-agile mindset and continuous improvement. His 30 years of experience spans various industries, such as healthcare, service, and manufacturing. He has facilitated over 200 large and medium scale projects by leveraging his extensive and deep understanding of the business process, risk and data analysis, decision making, text mining, machine learning, lean six sigma, human factors, and innovation to help companies achieve better results and improved customer experience. In addition to his professional experience in the United States, Mexico, and Taiwan, Dr. Lin has also served as a program/session chair and co-chair for various international conferences. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers or book chapters since 2014, which includes 10 SCI/SSCI indexed journal articles, more than 10 EI/Scopus indexed articles, and a book titled “Work-Study-Industry 4.0” (6th edition). He has taught various management courses in colleges such as Purdue University, University of Texas at San Antonio, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, and National United University in Taiwan. His teaching philosophy has always revolved around patience, open-mindedness, motivation, fun, and preparing students for success both within and outside the academic environment.

Dr. Lin’s list of publications can be read via this link. 

Wen Huei Chen, M.S., M.Ed. (Austin and San Antonio Campuses) VICE PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Master of Human Performance and Health Promotion, University of New Orleans                                                                                                              Bachelor of Education, National Taiwan Normal University

Mr. Chen has many years of experience as a businessman and consultant to institutions of higher education. He combines his background in higher educational leadership with business acumen and an emphasis on organizational and personal success and achievement. He has served on the Development Board of the University of the Incarnate Word and on the Board of American First Bank in Houston.

Jue Iris Gong, MBA (Austin and San Antonio Campuses) ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Master of Business Administration, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas

Ms. Gong has many years of experience in management, sales and customer service in China and the United States. She has served as manager of WHCTC in San Antonio. Her responsibilities at WHCTC included analyzing the profitability of products and determining their market potential. Ms. Gong also develops and analyzes financial reports to determine progress in achieving business objectives. She also provides technical support to customers and monitors the accuracy of product display and appearance to implement promotions that ensure presentation pricing and signage are properly displayed to maintain in-stock conditions. Ms. Gong previously served as assistant to the general manager at Elegant Palace Holdings Ltd., in Hong Kong, where she documented and prepared reports on management and information systems. Her other responsibilities included monitoring and managing operational activities. She also directed the operational risks, financial aspects and audit processes of the properties.

Ronald W. Meyer, C.P.A. (Austin and San Antonio Campuses) CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

B.B.A., Accounting, University of Texas at San Antonio

Mr. Meyer, a native of San Antonio, is a Certified Public Accountant who passed all four parts of the CPA examination on his first attempt in 1991. He joined a local public accounting firm the following summer. He is a member of the Austin Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and a frequent speaker for such groups as the Austin Young Lawyers Association, Southwest Region of the National Society of Professional Engineers, South Texas Youth Soccer Association, Texas Association of Builders, and the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He is the founder and Managing Member of Ronald W. Meyer, P.L.L.C., based in Austin, Texas. His areas of responsibility include preparation or review for individual, corporate, partnership, estate, trust, homeowner association, and non-profit organization tax returns.


M.D., Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), U.S.A.
Medical Council of Canada (MCC), Canada
M.S. Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso
Bachelor of Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Fu Dan University (formerly Shanghai Medical University, China)

Teaching Specialization: Biological Sciences

Dr. Cai’s professional career in biomedical sciences spans nearly 30 years, and includes distinguished service in China, Canada, and the United States. After completing his Bachelor of Medicine degree he practiced as a physician in the Shanghai Medical University Hospital before immigrating to North America. Dr. Cai has served as a board member of the Acupuncture Committee of Alberta, Canada, and also as the Dean of Academic Affairs at Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has taught a variety of biological science courses at colleges and universities in Mexico and Texas. He is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Cai joined the faculty of Texas Health and Science University in 2006. He has served as Academic Dean at Texas Health and Science University since 2008.


D.A.O.M., Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Texas Health and Science University
M.A.O.M., Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Texas Health and Science University 
B.S., Physical Therapy, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Teaching Specialization:  Acupuncture, Herbology

Dr. Chan obtained his doctoral and master degrees from THSU. He previously completed his bachelor’s degree and obtained a physical therapy license in Taiwan in 2008. Because his goal was to increase his technique and skill in pain management and sports medicine, he studied acupuncture and other special techniques such as cupping and Asian bodywork. His herbal studies at THSU built upon his knowledge and experience while assisting his family in their Chinese herb business.  


M.A.O.M., Texas Health and Science University
B.A., Music, Milton College, Milton, Wisconsin

Ms. Calliham has been a licensed acupuncturist since 1999, working in a variety of practice settings including her own clinics as entrepreneur, in chiropractic offices, and in an athletic club.  She has worked in the administration of THSU for over ten years, assisting the school in accreditation and re-accreditation processes, in student services, and as school representative to annual meetings. Ms. Calliham maintains a private acupuncture practice in the Austin area and is proud to support student success at THSU.

Antonio Holloway, MBA (Austin and San Antonio Campuses) DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID

M.B.A. Healthcare Management, Our Lady of the Lake – San Antonio, Texas
B.B.A. Finance, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, Texas

Mr. Holloway’s professional career spans over twenty-five years in Title IV financial aid administration, and includes experience working with for-profit and private not-for profit institutions.  He is very active in training provided by National Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and has served before on committees with both organizations.  He is also a member of Delta Mu Delta and Kappa Gamma Pi honor societies.

Jose Alves, B.S. (Austin Campus) DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

Bachelor of Organizational Management, Ashford University, Clinton, IA

Mr. Alves comes to our University with over 30 years of experience in the field of education.  He has taught all levels, from elementary through post-graduate.  In addition to teaching in the United States, Mr. Alves has taught English as a foreign language in Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, and China and served in administrative roles as a teacher supervisor and teacher trainer.  We are pleased to welcome him to Texas Health and Science University.

Zhen Sun, MAcc (Austin and San Antonio Campuses) BOOKKEEPER

MAcc, Accounting, Pennsylvania State University — University Park, Pennsylvania 

B.S. Accounting, Pennsylvania State University — University Park, Pennsylvania

Ms. Sun Ms. Sun has been an accountant at a manufacturing company where she managed the company’s financial analyses, sales analyses, and budget statements. While she was pursuing her master’s degree, she volunteered to help local people file tax returns. She began working at Texas Health and Science University in the Summer of 2019. 


Heidi Hoecker, MLIS (San Antonio Campus) LIBRARIAN

M.A. Library and Information Science, University of South Florida, Tampa                                                                                                                                                B.S. Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph

Ms. Hoecker has extensive experience as an instructor and librarian in school and public libraries.  She has developed library collections, trained library staff, and presented professional development sessions in the use of online databases and other electronic learning resources.  Ms. Hoecker is a member of the Texas Library Association and the Texas Computer Education Association.

Alexandra Sanfter, B.S., A.A.S. (Austin Campus) ADMISSIONS RECRUITER

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, University of Texas at El Paso
Associate in Applied Science in Billing and Coding, Ultimate Medical Academy 

Ms. Sanfter comes to our university with over 15 years of experience in customer service including sales, food service and management. This experience built in her the desire to turn her skills with both people and business toward helping those who wish to better themselves, either through personal health or education. She brings this desire with her into her new career as a full-time recruiter for THSU. 

Dr. Patricia Watkins (Austin and San Antonio Campuses) FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

Dr. Watkins’ full bio can be read here. 

Professional Training Seminars:

1.  Owning the Change: Faculty Leadership and Instructional Implications 

     Thursday, May 16, 2019

     1:15 – 3:00 Rm. 5

2. Hands-on Workshop on syllabus design.

      Thursday, July 18, 2019

      1:15 – 3:00 Rm. 5

3. Community Engagement to Enhance Learning 

     Thursday, September 19, 2019

     1:15 – 3:00 Rm. 5

4. Techniques for Effective Classroom Discussions 

     Thursday, November 21, 2019

     1:15 – 3:00 Rm. 5