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DAVID PERLMUTTER, PH.D.

Dean & Professor - Media and Communication

David D. Perlmutter, the Dean of the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University, has been elected vice president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) for 2017-18. With his election as vice president, Perlmutter will ascend the leadership ladder within the organization to become president-elect for 2018-19 and president for the 2019-2020 term.  More...

Employee photo: David Perlmutter, Dean & Professor - Dean Suite

CRISTINA BRADATAN, PH.D.

Associate Professor - Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Cristina Bradatan has an innate interest in how humans and the environment interact with and affect one another. After all, it's no accident that the associate professor of sociology in the Texas Tech University Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work is also a faculty member in the Climate Science Center. As one of four Texas Tech faculty members named a Fulbright Scholar for the 2017-18 academic year, Bradatan will travel to Romania for a real-world study on how three rural communities are adapting to climate change.  More...

Employee photo: Cristina Bradatan, Associate Professor, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

SANKAR CHATTERJEE, PH.D.

Horn Professor - Geosciences

In 1984, Sankar Chatterjee – curator of paleontology for the Museum of Texas Tech University – and his student, Bryan Small, made an astounding discovery. Working on Seymour Island in Antarctica, they uncovered the fossilized skull of an animal they'd never seen before. While it was obviously a plesiosaur – a Cretaceous-period marine reptile scientists first discovered in the early 1600s – this plesiosaur was unlike any previously found. They named the new species Morturneria and brought its skeleton back to the Museum of Texas Tech.  More...

Employee photo: Sankar Chatterjee, Ph.D., Horn Professor, Geosciences

BRITTANY TODD

Associate Director - Office of Student Conduct

Texas Tech University has named Brittany Todd, associate director of the Office of Student Conduct, as director of the Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) office. She will begin in the new position today (Aug. 1), filling the spot left when Kimberly Simón was named the University's Title IX Administrator in April. “Brittany brings with her a great deal of knowledge and experience on student wellness initiatives and student behavior,” said Dean of Students Matt Gregory.  More...

Employee photo: Brittany Todd, Ph.D., Associate Director, Office of Student Conduct