Texas Tech University

Deans

Steve Fraze
College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Steve Fraze became the Interim Dean of Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources on August 1, 2016, taking the reins with the appointment of Michael Galyean, the former CASNR Dean as the university's new interim provost and senior vice president. A native of Dora, New Mexico, Fraze earned his bachelor's degree in agriculture from Lubbock Christian College ... more»

Jim Williamson
College of Architecture

James Williamson received his Bachelor of Architecture at Texas Tech University, he received his Master of Architecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art, and studied the History and Theory of Architecture at the Graduate Program in the Architectural Association. He has won numerous design and teaching awards and honors, including a First Place Award in the Shinkenchiku Competition for Japan Architect (juried by Tadao Ando), an ACSA design award... more»

W. Brent Lindquist
College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Lindquist began his role as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in July 2014. Lindquist was the deputy provost at Stony Brook University, an Association of American Universities institution and Carnegie-Classified very high research university. Prior to his appointment as deputy provost, Lindquist served as chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics... more»

Paul Goebel
Rawls College of Business

Dr. Paul Goebel is the Intermin Dean of Rawls College of Business. He brings his experience in the real estate business into the classroom for the classes that he teaches in real estate fundamentals and appraisal. While on the faculty at Texas Tech, he has maintained his close contacts with the real estate community... more»

Scott Ridley, Ph.D.
College of Education

Dr. Scott Ridley was appointed dean of the College of Education June 1, 2011. Ridley came to Texas Tech after 20 years in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University (ASU). As an associate professor of educational psychology, he taught courses and published research on learning and motivation theory, action research and classroom assessment... more»

Albert Sacco Jr.
Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering

Albert Sacco Jr. is dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Before coming to Texas Tech, he was the George A. Snell Distinguished Professor of Engineering and the director of the Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing at Northeastern University... more»

Mark Sheridan, Ph.D.
Graduate School

Dr. Mark Sheridan serves as Dean of the Graduate School and as Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs... more»

Michael San Francisco
Honors College

Dr. Michael San Francisco serves as Dean of the Honors College. Also, he is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and a special adviser to the Vice President for Research... more»

Linda Hoover
College of Human Sciences

Linda Hoover was appointed dean of the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University on January 1, 2003. Dean Hoover has been a faculty member in the college of Human Sciences since 1990 and currently is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing. In 2001, the university awarded her the President's Academic Achievement Award in recognition of her accomplishments... more»

Darby Dickerson
School of Law

University administrators appointed Darby Dickerson as School of Law Dean July 29, 2011. She also holds the position of W. Frank Newton Endowed Professorship. Before coming to Texas Tech, Dickerson was at Stetson University College of Law in Florida, where she joined the faculty in 1995 as an assistant professor and moved through the ranks to assume the deanship in 2004. Dickerson teaches or has taught alternative dispute resolution, legal research and writing, federal pretrial practice, litigation ethics and torts... more»

Bella Karr Gerlich
Libraries

Before coming to Texas Tech, Bella Karr Gerlich was dean of Libraries at University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has a BFA from VCU, an MPM from Carnegie Mellon and a PhD from University of Pittsburgh, where she taught MLIS courses...more»

David Perlmutter
College of Media & Communication

David Perlmutter was appointed Dean of the College of Media & Communication on July 1, 2013. Before coming to Texas Tech, Perlmutter was the director of the School of Journalism & Mass Communication in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Iowa since 2009... more»

Andrew Martin
College of Visual & Performing Arts

Noel Zahler began his role as dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts on September 1, 2016. Prior to coming to Texas Tech, Zahler was dean of the College of Arts, Communication and Design at Long Island University (LIU). He was head of the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University for four years and University of Minnesota for three years.  more»

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