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W. Brent Lindquist, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, TTU, photo by Toni Salama

W. Brent Lindquist

Welcome, everyone, to the College of Arts & Sciences. As dean of this great College, I encourage you to join us and be a part of the many advances and breakthroughs that lie ahead of us.

It takes all of us—administrators, faculty, staff, current students and valued alumni—working hand in hand, to move Texas Tech forward in its ambitions to become a tier one research university. And, as A&S houses more than one-third of all enrollments, whatever we achieve in Arts & Sciences directly enhances Texas Tech as a whole. That’s a great feeling, a profound responsibility and a matchless opportunity to make a lasting difference.

I am eager to address the challenges we’ll encounter and to deliver to our students an educational experience that prepares them for future or new careers.


  • Finalizing our strategic plan.
  • Forming a Dean's Circle.
  • Developing marketing strategies.
  • Increasing enrollments in college majors.

A little about me: I received my PhD from Cornell in high energy physics, but I have spent most of my research career as an applied mathematician. My interest is the movement of oil, gas and water underground. I have been instrumental in the development of computational methods to predict the movement of these fluids over distances typical to an oil field.

I also have played a leading role in imaging and studying the processes by which these fluids interact with one another over very short distances. These small scale interactions lie at the heart of the longer distance movement that is critical to our ability to extract these fluids from the ground.

It is truly an honor to be at Texas Tech during these exciting times, and I look forward to our partnership in making it ever better.

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Lindquist At a Glance

Recent Honors:

  • 2013 Honorary Member, Golden Key International Honor Society
  • 2011 Most Cited Article 2005 to 2010, Computers and Geosciences,
    for Analysis of vesicular structure of basalts, 31(4) (2005), 473–487
  • 2010 Lee Segel Prize (joint with I.D. Chase), Society of Mathematical Biology

W. Brent Lindquist, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, TTU, photo by Toni Salama

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Professional Memberships:

  • American Geophysical Society
  • American Physical Society
  • InterPore
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers


  • PhD, Physics, Cornell University 1981
  • BSc (Honors) Physics,
    University of Manitoba 1975