Dr. Barbara von Brandt-Siemers, CPA
Assistant Professor of Business
Accounting | Academic Affairs
Kyle Busing, PhD
Director of The Office of Academic Innovation and Development
Ryan Caesar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
Academic Affairs
Katy Campbell
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Academic Affairs

Classes Taught
ART 2304: Computer Illustration
ART 2360: Introduction to Electronic Media
ART 2450: Typography I
ART 3430: Typography II
ART 4312: Motion Graphics
ART 4360: Professional Portfolio
ART 4370: Illustration for Design
ART 4399: Senior Project in Communication Design


  • Advisor, AIGA Student Group
  • College Art Association
  • Design History Society
  • Design Studies Forum
  • Texas Association of Schools of Art


  • BFA in Design Communication
    Texas Tech University
  • MFA in Special Effects Animation
    Digital Media Arts College

About Kathryn
I am a Communication Designer by education and trade. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University in Design Communication, Cum Laude. I also hold a Master of Fine Arts degree from Digital Media Arts College in Special Effects Animation, Magna Cum Laude.

My main area of focus, both professionally and in education, has been in the Communication Design and Advertising fields. I have a varied background working for larger advertising agencies, small boutique firms, in-house marketing and graphics as well as having my own freelance business. These experiences have allowed for a wide range of knowledge and opportunities, which guides my lectures and project assignments. I encourage questions and hope that my students take the initiative and push the boundary of an assignment. My role as a professor is a guide and sounding board for ideas and inspiration. I promote a classroom atmosphere that allows for the possibility of growth and that does not intimidate, but encourages questioning and facilitates dialogue; this is central to my teaching philosophy.

I believe that teaching is much more than a one way presentation of ideas; it is an interactive dialogue, a two way communication that often leads to a transformational learning experience. As an educator, an open and responsible dialogue is a personal objective that is multifold and interconnected, combining characteristics and traits that include openness, knowledge, and passion, to form a foundation for a truly rewarding relationship.

Jeannette Cockroft, PhD
Associate Professor of History and Political Science
Academic Affairs
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Dr. Daniel Coleman, DBA
Associate Professor of Business
Marketing | Academic Affairs
Clint Coles, PhD
Professor of Mathematics
Academic Affairs

Classes Taught
MATH 0303: Algebra Review
MATH 0401: Developmental Algebra
MATH 1302: College Mathematics
MATH 1310: College Algebra
MATH 1321: Precalculus
MATH 2422: Calculus I
MATH 2423: Calculus II
MATH 3305: Survey of Mathematics
MATH 3425: Differential Equations
MATH 4326: Intro. to Numerical Analysis
MATH 4399: Senior Project in Mathematics
ENGR 1310: Technical Graphics


  • Ph.D.
    University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A.
    Western Kentucky University
  • B.S.
    Rochester Institute of Technology

Clint Coles has taught mathematics and pre-engineering courses at Schreiner since 1980 and is one of the advisors working with students in the 3-2 Engineering Degree Program. Besides working with students at Schreiner, his life revolves around country living with his wife, Jude Gallik, and keeping up with the activities of his four adult children and their families. He also plays racquetball and enthusiastically participates in choral singing with the Schreiner Choir and the Fredericksburg Chorale.

Gregory Conway, PhD
Adjunct of Chemistry
Office: 202A
Lee Crain
Instructor of Biology
Academic Affairs
Neva Cramer
Professor of Professions in Education
Academic Affairs

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.  – John Steinbeck


  • B.S., Secondary Education
    Southwest Texas University
  • Speech/Drama and English
    Louisiana State University, 1977
  • M.A. in Reading, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
    Louisiana State University, 1994
  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction
    Louisiana State University, 2003


  • Elmore Whitehearst Award for Creative Teaching 2013
  • Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity 2015

Presentations and Publications (Most Recent)

  • The Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction and Assessment, 6-12M. Hougen, Ed. 2015
    Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc. Part II Chapter 13
    Supporting Literacy and Learning through the Visual and Communicative Arts
  • Transforming Learning in the 21st Century College Classroom through the Arts
    The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Volume 21, Issue 2, January 2015, pp.15-23. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: January 20, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 846.127KB).
  • Texas Association for Literacy Education Yearbook, Volume 2, Building Momentum, August 2014 Chapter 6: Supporting Literacy Through the Visual and Communicative Arts: Building Momentum in Literacy for 21st Century Digital Learners
  • The Learner Conference: The Learner 21st International Conference On Learning. June 14, 2014 New York.  Presentation: New Literacies for 21st Century Learners: Making Text Come Alive for Today’s Visual Learners
  • Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Annual Conference October 27, 2014 Houston, Texas. Session Presentation: Transforming Classroom Learning Through the Arts
  • CSOTTE Annual Conference Oct 19-21- Austin, Texas. Session Presentation: Preparing Pre-service Teachers to Transform the Traditional Classroom through the Visual and Communicative Arts
  • Texas Association for Literacy Educators Annual Conference: Inspiring and Transforming Literacy February 21st , 2015. The Woodlands. Texas. Presentation: Art and Literacy: Linking Literacy and the Visual Arts

Dr. Cramer teaches in the MEd and Med plus Teacher Certification program. She is dedicated to helping prepare future professional educators.   Dr. Cramer specializes in teaching and learning through the arts.  With a background in the performing arts, Dr. Neva has combined her interests and studies to promote literacy through local, regional, and statewide school seminars and workshops, through presentations for the International Literacy Association, the National Council Of Teacher Educators, Texas Association of Literacy Educators, Texas ASCD,  National Association of Supervision and Curriculum, CSOTTE,  The College Board, and other organizations. She spent five years at Louisiana State University as an instructor for teacher training classes and university supervisor of student teachers. She has over twenty years of experience as a professional educator in the areas of theatre, speech, secondary English, reading and language arts. She is currently an associate professor and the Director of Education and Graduate Studies in Education at Schreiner University