Shu-Chiang Lin, Ph.D. (Austin and San Antonio Campuses) Director of Business Science Programs/BBA & MBA Instructor

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 60 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. 


Maoyi Cai, M.D., M.S., Dipl.O.M. (NCCAOM) (Austin and San Antonio Campus) Academic Dean / Biomedical Science Director/TCM Instructor/Business Instructor


Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM, USA, 2009 – Present
M.D., Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), USA and
Medical Council of Canada (MCC), Canada
Master of Science, Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso
Bachelor of Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Fu Dan University (formerly Shanghai Medical University)

Dr. Maoyi Cai served as a board member of the Acupuncture Committee of Alberta, Canada, from 2003 to 2005. He was also the Dean of Academic Affairs at Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, between 1997 and 2005. Dr. Cai passed the American and Canadian medical licensing examinations, and was certified as an M.D. in 1997 and 1999, respectively. Between 1990 and 1996, Dr. Cai taught a variety of biomedical science courses at colleges and universities in Texas and New Mexico. Dr. Cai practiced medicine, in the Shanghai Medical University, from 1984 to 1990. Dr. Cai joined the faculty of the Texas Health and Science University in January, 2006. Dr. Cai has been the Academic Dean since 2008.

Michael Agnese, J.D. MBA Instructor

J.D. The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX
M.B.A. University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX                                                                                                                     B.A. Economics and International Relations, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Teaching Specialization: Business Law

Mr. Agnese brings business and legal experience to Texas Health and Science University. Mr. Agnese’s experience includes serving as the sole in-house counsel for Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resorts, with responsibilities related to development projects, acquisitions/dispositions, financing transactions, corporate structure, contract negotiation, and general liability and risk assessment. Prior to Schlitterbahn, Mr. Agnese worked in the commercial real estate industry managing industrial, office, and retail assets, with responsibilities that included portfolio management, capital project and operational budgeting, and financial reporting. In addition to his professional experience in the United States, Mr. Agnese also worked and studied in Japan for 4 years.

Mr. Agnese is active in several local organizations, serving as the President of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Comal County, a board member of the New Braunfels Downtown Board, and a volunteer with Communities in Schools of South Central Texas. He is also a 2018 graduate of the Leadership New Braunfels program.

Dan Puhl, CPA MBA Instructor

MBA Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, MN

M.S. in Accounting, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Master of Strategic Studies, United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA
B.S. Physical Education, University of Minnesota

Mr. Dan Puhl has worked in not for profit, for profit, and federal government positions for 25 years, culminating as a Plant Manager for Sodexho Marriott Services. After completing his MBA, he continued accounting studies and passed all four sections of the CPA examination on the first attempt in 2002. He worked as financial controller for small businesses until being called to Active Duty to command the mobilization and demobilization activities at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin for two years. After returning to Minnesota, he managed Fairview Health Services $2 billion annual cash flow and $1.6 billion of investments until being selected as Chief Financial Officer for the 2008 Republican National Convention. Following the Convention, he started Cardinals FEC Compliance Services, PLC to provide contribution processing, recordkeeping, and FEC reporting for federal committees. In 2011, he accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer for the Republican National Committee. In 2012, he resumed his work with Cardinals FEC Compliance Services as they added national, state, PAC, and candidate client committees. Dan holds master’s degrees in Business from Metropolitan State University, and Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.

William S. W. Hong, D.A.OM., L.Ac., (Austin Campus) TCM Instructor/Acupuncture Director/Business Instructor

Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, University of East-West Medicine – Sunnyvale, CA
Master of Medicine, University of East-West Medicine – Sunnyvale, CA
Master of Business Administration, Boston University
BBA, Yonsei University, Korea 

Dr. Hong has instructed many students of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2008.  In addition to his teaching, Dr. Hong has served as academic dean in Korean and English language MSTCM programs, participated in program evaluation, served as campus security officer, and assisted in adoption of several online program management systems.  Dr. Hong’s broad experience as a licensed acupuncturist and earned doctorate make him a welcome addition to our core faculty at Texas Health and Science University.

Naomi Garcia, Ph.D., M.A.A., B.A. Director of Admissions and Recruitment of THSU– SAN ANTONIO/Business Instructor


Ph.D., Education– Adult,Professional and Community Education, Texas State University                                                        M.A.A., Applied Administration, University of the Incarnate Word                                                                                                  B.A., English/Psychology, University of the Incarnate Word

Dr. Garcia is a leader, facilitator, and promoter of intercultural exchange and continuous improvement activities that span across higher education and educational opportunities. 

Dr. Garcia received her Ph.D. in education from Texas State University. The concentration of her degree focused on adult, professional, and community education. While at Texas State University, Dr. Garcia conducted research regarding educators who lived and worked abroad. The focus of her study centered on the educators’ motivation to live and work abroad and how they were able to negotiate the challenges of working in a culture different from their own. Before this, Dr. Garcia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in psychology and her Master of Arts in Applied Administration from The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), where she was awarded the distinguished Sister Alcoque Power Award for Academic Excellence. 

Dr. Garcia has worked in various realms of education serving as an educational consultant for non-profit organizations, admissions counselor and academic advisor for local community colleges and universities, and even as a private teacher to the Japanese advisors at Toyota- Texas plant. She has taught both nationally and internationally in K-12 and at the college level, and for the past four years, Dr. Garcia has been serving as a faculty member with Palo Alto College in the Community Programs department. Before this, Dr. Garcia served as a teacher of English as a foreign language in Rome, Italy and Istanbul, Turkey. She also served as an ambassador for study abroad students at John Cabot University, in Rome, Italy. 

Dr. Garcia is a member of Alpha Chi, The National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi), she has served on the Board of Directors for the University of the Incarnate Word’s Alumni program and has recently been named Chair of Academic Achievement for the Board of Trustees for Prelude Preparatory School. 

Antonio Holloway, MBA Instructor, Financial Aid Officer

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.

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