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ANGELA MARIANI SMITH, PH.D.

Associate Professor of Musicology - School of Music

There was a time when music history textbooks started with the works of the late 17th century, leaving out years and years of musical knowledge. “In a sense, that would be like beginning a book on the history of the United States with World War II,” said Angela Mariani, a Texas Tech University associate professor of musicology. “You’d lose a great deal of context.” It’s not something the students within the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts (TCVPA) School of Music worry about thanks in large part to Mariani,  More...
Employee photo: Angela Mariani Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Musicology - School of Music

JAMES YANG, PH.D.

Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies - Mechanical Engineering

In his 10 years at Texas Tech University, James Yang has become one of the top researchers in the country with regards to biomechanics and digital human modeling. His research has had applications in areas such as injury prevention and vehicle ergonomics, or the study of human efficiency in its working environment. The work of Yang, an associate professor, associate chair and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering,  More...
Employee photo: James Yang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies - Mechanical Engineering

ERIC HEQUET, PH.D.

Department Chair and Professor, J.A. Love Endowed Chair for Sustainable Agriculture - Department of Plant and Soil Science

A cotton science researcher and administrator with the Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources has been designated an honorary professor and international advisory board member for scientific research by the Industrial Crop Research Institute in China’s Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Eric Hequet, a leader in cotton fiber research and the current chairman of the Texas Tech Department of Plant and Soil Science, received the honor  More...
Employee photo: Eric Hequet, Ph.D., Department Chair and Professor, J.A. Love Endowed Chair for Sustainable Agriculture - Department of Plant and Soil Science

DAVID C. WEINDORF, PH.D.

Associate Dean for Research (CASNR); B.L. Allen Endowed Chair of Pedology (PSS) - Department of Plant and Soil Science

David C. Weindorf, a professor and BL Allen Endowed Chair of Pedology in the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University, consistently seeks new and innovative ways to not only study pedology but also convey issues with the earth’s soil. His work has been recognized worldwide and has even led to a nationally acclaimed documentary made in conjunction with Texas Tech Public Media on climate change in Alaska and its effects on the soil.  More...
Employee photo: David C. Weindorf, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research (CASNR); B.L. Allen Endowed Chair of Pedology (PSS) - Department of Plant and Soil Science

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