Texas Tech Board of Regents announce promotions for CASNR faculty members
The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents approved the academic advancement of three leading College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources faculty members during their latest meeting (Feb. 26).
Among those receiving a promotion in academic rank (effective Sept. 1) are:
- Scott Burris, associate professor to professor, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. Burris, a specialist in agricultural education, joined the Tech faculty in 2005 and currently serves as the department Graduate Studies Coordinator. He earned a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary agriculture from Texas Tech, and master's and doctorate degrees in agricultural education from the University of Missouri. Recent awards for Burris include a Professing Excellence Award, President's Excellence in Teaching Award and Spencer A. Wells Faculty Award for Creativity in Teaching.
- Tim Grabowski, research assistant professor to research associate professor, Department of Natural Resources Management. Grabowski joined the Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit at Texas Tech in 2010. The unit is a partnership between Texas Tech, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, U.S. Geological Survey, Wildlife Management Institute and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Grabowski received bachelor's degrees in marine biology and marine fisheries, and a master's degree in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M University. His doctorate in zoology is from Clemson University.
- David Weindorf, associate professor to professor, Department of Plant and Soil Science. Weindorf, a nationally recognized expert in land-use planning and a Fulbright Scholar, currently serves as CASNR's Associate Dean for Research and the B.L. Allen Endowed Professor of Pedology in Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science. In addition, he currently serves as Executive Producer of a documentary film on arctic soils and ecosystems in Alaska called, Between Earth and Sky. The joined the Tech faculty in 2013. He received his bachelor's degree in range management, a master's degree in soil science, and doctorate in agronomy from Texas Tech.
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Michael Galyean, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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