Dr. Michael Galyean

Assistant Dean for Academic & Student Programs
Dr. Cindy Akers

Associate Dean for Research
Dr. Michael Ballou

Associate Dean for Research
Dr. David Weindorf

Agricultural & Applied Economics
Dr. Phillip Johnson

Agricultural Education & Communications
Dr. Steve Fraze

Animal & Food Sciences
Dr. Michael Orth

Landscape Architecture
Dr. Charles Klein (interim)

Natural Resources Management
Dr. Mark Wallace

Plant & Soil Science
Dr. Eric Hequet

Development Office
Jane Piercy

Communications & Marketing
Norman Martin

Grants Administrator
Ann Ulmer

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is recognized as a center of excellence in teaching and learning. With 30 degree programs, highly qualified faculty and staff, and excellent facilities, CASNR provides students with a full range of academic resources and opportunities.


Recognitions of current CASNR faculty for teaching, research and outreach excellence include:

  • 18 members in the Teaching Academy
  • 15 recipients of the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 11 New Faculty Award recipients
  • 7 recipients of the President’s Academic Achievement Award
  • 2 recipients of the Spencer A. Wells Faculty Award
  • 2 recipients of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award
  • 2 recipients of the Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the Teaching Academy (Plant and Soil Science and Agricultural Education and Communications)
  • 2 Horn Professors
  • 2 Hemphill-Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award recipients
  • 2 Barnie E. Rushing, Jr., Faculty Distinguished Research Award recipients
  • 1 recipient of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 3 recipients of the President’s Excellence in Academic Advising Award


CASNR is known for producing graduates with a strong work ethic who have the ability to think creatively and analytically in solving disciplinary and interdisciplinary problems. Degree offerings include 12 Bachelor and 11 Masters programs, along with seven Doctoral programs. The college leads the university in the percentage of classes taught by professors. CASNR faculty rank among the highest at the university on faculty and course evaluations. Separately, CASNR is a campus leader in distance education with one undergraduate, three masters and one doctoral (offered jointly by Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University) distance degree programs.


CASNR maintains one of the largest scholarship programs among the colleges at Texas Tech. Typically, one of every three of our students receives a scholarship. CASNR currently has 116 students on Presidential scholarships and 26 Dean’s scholars. Students in CASNR earn scholarships totaling $3.4 million. To apply, visit ApplyTexas. Deadline: February 1.