Research in the College of Arts & Sciences

The Life of Inquiry

We are a community of scholars from many disciplines—STEM, humanities and social sciences—who share a passion for discovery. We are unified as lifelong students who are actively adding to the knowledge of our chosen discipline, and passing on our expertise through the education of students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Research in the College of Arts & Sciences is administered through Associate Dean Dr. John Zak.

Cleaning Up with DEBORAH CARR

Deborah Carr Soil Science TTU

Sustainability scientist Deborah Carr looks to soil microbes to restore contaminated environments.


Heather Wyland History Essay Winner TTU

Heather Wyland is one of only eight students from the United States and Canada to receive the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) Undergraduate Essay Prize.

Integrated Scholar TODD ANDERSON

Todd Anderson, TTU, integrated scholar, college of arts & sciences, photo by Toni Salama

The Office of Provost has named Todd Anderson an Integrated Scholar for his wide-ranging investigations and collaborative efforts.

Interdisciplinary BIOPOLITICS

Gregg R. Murray, TTU, Political Science, Biopolitcs, Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, photo illustration by Toni Salama

Political Scientist Gregg R. Murray welcomes leading scholars to TTU for this year's meeting of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences.


Natasja Van Gestel, TTU, Biology, Research, post-doctorate, Antarctic

BioGeoChemist Natasja Van Gestel tests the waters of the Antarctic to study the changes in sea ice and the resulting effects on the region's wildlife.

Research in NEW TEXTILES

Seshadri Ramkumar, pgoto by Toni Salama, TTU

Professor Seshadri Ramkumar and his research team in the Nonwovens & Advanced Materials Lab develop new substances for a more comfortable world.

Fulbright on Campus ITAMAR BORGES

Itamar Borges, Brazil, Fulbright, TTU, Chemsitry, Biochemsitry

Itamar Borges, recipient of a 2012 Capes-Fulbright Visiting Professorship, chose Tech's Chemistry & Biochemistry Department for his research because of the stature of the department's faculty.

Hardwick Fellow LEVI JOHNSON

Levi Johnson, mathematics, Hardwick Fellowship, Charles Sanders Peirce, Institute for Studies in Pragmaticism, TTU

Levi Johnson studies the logic system of interdisciplinary scientist Charles Sanders Peirce on his way to a Ph.D. in math.


Patrick Tinsley, TTU, photo by Toni Salama

Patrick Tinsley's Interdisciplinary Master's with a concentration in Peirce Studies led to pursuit of a Ph.D. in Architecture Land-Use Planning, Management & Design.

Researching Auschwitz JILL PATTERSON

Jill Patterson, English, Auschwitz, persecution, concentration camp, travel, TTU, research

Professor Jill Patterson tours Auschwitz sponsored by the Boone Family Foundation.

Undergraduate BRIDGET KEY

Bridgett Key, Pre-Med, Chemistry, TTU

Bridget Key finds that research can be marvelously unpredictable, and sometimes even comical.

Researching Anti-Terror GREGG MURRAY

Gregg Murray, Antiterrorism, Israel, TTU

Assistant Professor of Political Science Gregg R. Murray goes to Israel to study antiterrorism and continues his studies into how terrorist acts affect that political behavior.


Brian Ancell, National Science Foundation, Climate Change, TTU, photo illustration by Toni Salama

Atmospheric Scientist Brian Ancell Uses His NSF Award to Measure Effects of Human Activity on High-Impact Weather Events.


Andreas Schneider, Fulbright, Pain Management, TTU

Sociologist Andreas Schneider Heads to Thailand on a Fulbright to Research Pain Perception.

Support & Resources

Research Offices