Texas Tech University

Meet the Area Coordinator of Energy, Economics and Law

Terry McInturff began his career in the oil industry in 1975 as an independent landman, while a student at Texas Tech. Upon graduation in 1979, he moved to Denver, Colo., returning to Texas Tech in 2003 to establish the Center for Energy Commerce.

Terry received B.S. in Education and Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees from Texas Tech University and has completed post graduate studies in International Business and Environmental Policy and Management.

Terry McInturff, J.D.

His professional experience includes private law practice and in-house counsel focused on energy transactions, title and litigation; landman working primarily in the Rocky Mountains, Permian Basin and south Louisiana; and international negotiator in South America, North Africa and Central Asia. He remains licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado, Federal District Court for Colorado and Southern Ute Tribal Court.

In 2008, Terry established the World Energy Project, a service learning course utilizing a sustainable microfinance funding vehicle to provide solar power systems to off-grid communities in Latin America.

He serves on the Board of Light Up the World Foundation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada and the Education Advisory Board of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. Terry also created the business curriculum for PetroVietnam University and regularly consults for industry.

Courses taught:

  • Energy Industry Fundamentals,
  • Global Energy Transactions,
  • International Energy Policy & Law, and
  • Energy in Developing Economies.