Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

The Department of Business Administration is comprised of faculty with years of experience in the business sector. They strive to share that experience with their students. Faculty offices are located on the first floor of the Venters Business Building.

Audrey Benavidez

Interim Chairperson
Associate Professor of Economics
VB 139 | (361) 698-1344

MS, Economics, Florida State University
BS, Economics, Florida State University

Courses taught:
ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics, ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics

Certificates and Awards:
Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning, Florida State University

Gail Couse Dorn

Director, Paralegal Studies
Associate Professor of Paralegal Studies
VB 155 | (361) 698-1493

JD, Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
BS, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
AA, Nebraska Western Community College, Scottsbluff, NE

Courses taught:
LGLA 1307 - Introduction to Law and the Legal Professions, LGLA 1341 - Administrative Law, LGLA 1401 - Legal Research and Writing, LGLA 2266 - Practicum - Legal Assistant/Paralegal, LGLA 2307 - Law Office Management, LGLA 2333 - Advanced Legal Document Preparation

Certificates and Awards:
Disability Advocate Award 2017, Del Mar College

Professional Organizations:
Member - State Bar of Texas; Admitted to Practice in:

United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Court of Claims
United States Supreme Court

Member - AAfPE
Member - State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division
Member - NALA
Member - CCALP
Member - American Bar Association
Member - Corpus Christi Bar Association

Managing Editor, Southwestern University School of Law
Licensed Pilot

Dolores Gonzalez

Associate Professor Dolores GonzalezAssociate Professor of Court Reporting
VB 153 | (361) 698-1490

AAS, Del Mar College
BS, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Courses taught:
CRTR 1191 - Special Topics in Court Reporting/Court Reporter, CRTR 1207 - Machine Shorthand and Speedbuilding, CRTR 1210 - Real-Time Court Reporting II, CRTR 1304 - Machine Shorthand I, CRTR 1308 - Real-Time Court Reporting I, CRTR 2186 - Internship-Court Reporting/Court Reporter, CRTR 2215 - Court Reporting and Office Procedures, CRTR 2259 - Courtroom Procedures, CRTR 2310 - Real-Time Court Reporting III, CRTR 2337 - Real-Time Court Reporting IV

Certificates and Awards:
Certified Reporting Instructor - National Court Reporters Association

Professional Organizations:
Member - National Court Reporters Association
Member - Coastal Bend Court Reporters Association
Member - Texas Court Reporters Association

A Little About Me:
I have 22 years experience as a licensed Texas Certified Shorthand Reporter, and worked as the Official Court Reporter for 10 years in the 94th District Court and as a freelance court reporter for 12 years. I have been a full-time court reporting teacher at Del Mar College for the past 17 years.

Dolores Huerta

Professor Dolores HuertaProfessor of Accounting
VB 154 | (361) 698-1418 

BS, Texas A&I University
MS, Texas A&I University

Courses taught:
ACNT 1178 - Seminar, ACNT 1303 - Introduction to Accounting I, ACNT 2268 - Practicum-Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Capstone), POFT 1301 - Business English, POFT 1321 - Business Math

Professional Organizations:
American Association of University Professors
Texas Community College Teachers Association

Drue Jones

Associate Professor Drue JonesAssociate Professor of Business
VB 141 | (361) 698-1407 

BA, University of Missouri, Columbia
MSE, Central Missouri State University
MBA, Corpus Christi State University, a campus of Texas A&M University

Courses taught:
BMGT 1327 - Principles of Management, BMGT 2305 - Advanced Communication in Management, BMGT 2341 - Strategic Management, BUSG 1341 - Small Business Financing, BUSI 1301 - Business Principles, HRPO 1311 - Human Relations, IBUS 1305 - Introduction to International Business and Trade, MRKG 1311 - Principles of Marketing

Certificates and Awards:Sigma Alpha Pi Excellence in Teaching Award
Del Mar College Disability Advocate of the Year
2017 Recipient of the Faculty Enhancement Grant from the Corpus Christi Pan American Roundtable
Credit Union National Association Volunteer Achievement Award 2018

Adelfino Palacios

Professor Adelfino PalaciosProfessor of Accounting
VB 160 | (361) 698-1405 

AA, Del Mar College
BA, University of Texas
MBA, Corpus Christi State University

Courses taught:
ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting, ACNT 1331 - Federal Income Tax: Individual, ACNT 1347 - Federal Income Tax for Partnerships and Corporations

Certificates and Awards:
2015 Recipient, Dr. Aileen Creighton Award for Teaching Excellence

A Little About Me:
I have been employed by Del Mar College since 1981, and am currently a Professor of Accounting in the Business Administration Department. I am a lifelong resident of Corpus Christi, married to Rebecca with 5 children and 12 grandchildren. I enjoy tennis and bowling (I have taught bowling as well). My favorite teams are the Dallas Cowboys and the San Antonio Spurs. I am also a Deacon at the Corpus Christi Cathedral. I look forward to seeing you in my class! Thank you! Palacios

Viktoria I. Pierce

Instructor Viktoria PierceInstructor of Economics
VB 156 | (361) 698-1396

BA, Economics, Kyiv National Economic University (Ukraine)
MA, Economics, Kyiv National Economic University (Ukraine)
MA, Information Control Systems and Technologies, European University at Kyiv (Ukraine)

Courses taught:
ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics, ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics

A Little About Me:
I was the former Managing Director of the Ukrainian branch of a Boston-based software company, and also spent some years in banking and manufacturing. I have been with Del Mar College since Summer of 2011, and my teaching interests include Macroeconomics.

Robert C. Sadler

Instructor of Court Reporting
VB 162 | (361) 698-1915

AAS, Court Reporting Institute of Dallas

Courses taught:
CRTR 1207 - Machine Shorthand & Speedbuilding, CRTR 1210 - Realtime Court Reporting II, CRTR 1359 - Literary/Jury Charge Dictation II, CRTR 2319 - Testimony Dictation II, CRTR 2331 - Certified Reporter Certification Preparation, CRTR 2435 - Accelerated Machine Shorthand

Certificates and Awards:
Certificate, Stenograph Institute of Texas

Professional Organizations:
Certified Reporting Instructor - National Court Reporters Association

Teri Samo

Instructor Teri SamoInstructor of Management Development
VB 158 | (361) 698-1409

AS, Accounting, Miami-Dade Community College
BS, Accounting, Lake Superior State University
MBA, International Business, Texas A & M University

Courses taught:
ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting, ACNT 1329 - Payroll and Business Tax Accounting, BMGT 1301 - Supervision, BUSI 1301 - Business Principles, HRPO 1311 - Human Relations

Christine Tarasevich

Associate Professor Christine TarasevichProfessor of Economics
VB 140 | (361) 698-1113 

BS, Oregon State University
MBA, University of Rhode Island
PhD, University of Rhode Island

Courses taught:
ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics, ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics

Certificates and Awards:
AAS-Westinghouse Science Writing Awards First Place, Distinguished Science Writing in Newspapers over 100,000 daily circulation, 1978

Professional Organizations:
Former Board Member, Women in Communications, 1979
Business Owner - Clipper Seafood (1992 - 2008)
Business Owner - Two Coast Antiques (current)

Suzette R. Weis

Instructor Suzette WeisInstructor of Court Reporting
VB 163 | (361) 698-1419

AAS, Mile Hi Business College

Courses taught:
CRTR 1257 - Literary/Jury Charge Dictation I, CRTR 2218 - Testimony Dictation I, CRTR 2301 - Intermediate Machine Shorthand, CRTR 2303 - Advanced Machine Shorthand, CRTR 2310 - Realtime Court Reporting III, CRTR 2337 - Realtime Court Reporting IV

Certificates and Awards:
RPR (Registered Professional Reporter)
CRR (Certified Real-Time Reporter)
TX-CSR (Texas Shorthand Reporter)
CO-CSR (Colorado Shorthand Reporter)

Professional Organizations:
Member - National Court Reporters Association

A Little About Me:
I have 28 years experience in teaching and court reporting combined. I currently teach the 120, 140, and 160 speed classes.

Adria Vasquez

Instructor Adria VasquezInstructor of Accounting
VB 144 | (361) 698-1333

BBA, University of Texas
MPA, University of Texas

Courses taught:
ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting, ACNT 1311 - Introduction to Computerized Accounting, ACNT 1313 - Computerized Accounting Applications, ACNT 1391 - Special Topics in Accounting

Certificates and Awards:
Corpus Christi 40 Under 40 "Person of the Year" 2015
Texas Society of CPA's Distinguished Public Service Award 2014
Texas A&M-Kingsville College of Business Administration Distinguished Educator of the Year Award 2014
Texas Society of CPA's Outstanding Accounting Educator Award 2013
Texas Society of CPA's Rising Star Award 2013
Texas A&M-Kingsville College of Business Administration Outstanding Lecturer Teaching Award "The Students' Choice" 2013
Texas A&M System Teaching Excellence Award 2009, 2010, 2011

Professional Organizations:
Texas Society of CPA's Member, 2010 - Present
Texas A&M-Kingsville Accounting Society Advisor, 2011 - 2016
Texas A&M-Kingsville Assurance of Learning Committee Member, 2013 - 2016
Texas Society of CPA's State Committee Board Member on Educational Relations, 2011-2015
Texas Society of CPA's Corpus Christi Chapter Board Member, 2011-2013

A Little About Me:
I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX and graduated from Richard King High School. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Masters in Professional Accounting. I interned at Exxon and worked at KPMG (an international accounting firm). I am a partner in a CPA firm locally and do tax returns, tax consulting, and financial statements. I taught freshman business classes at the University of Texas at Austin and have taught various accounting classes at the University of Incarnate Word, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University - Kingsville and Del Mar College. I am married with 2 kids (2 & 4 years old) and enjoy reading, going to the movies and traveling.

Anita Rosales

Administrative Assistant
VB 149 | (361) 698-1372 

AAS, Management Development, Del Mar College

Patricia A. Jones

Patricia JonesLab Assistant
VB 237 | (361) 698-1496 

AAS, MicroComputers for Business, Del Mar College
BAAS, University of the Incarnate Word

Gregory Sanchez

Greg SanchezLab Assistant
VB 337 | (361) 698-1488 

AA, Business Administration, Del Mar College
BS, Paralegal Studies, Kaplan University
MBA, Business Administration, Kaplan University

Page last updated August 21, 2019.