Texas Tech University

John A. Buesseler Distinguished Lectureship Series


About the John A. Buesseler Distinguished Lectureship Series

The Health Organization Management program sponsors the John A. Buesseler Distinguished Lectureship Series, which is held each fall and spring semester to provide a platform for bringing well-known healthcare leaders and speakers to Texas Tech University to provide a platform for greater learning and healthcare industry exposure to students, faculty and community members. The lectureship series was named after distinguished alumnus Dr. John Aure Buesseler to recognize both the impact of his contributions to healthcare in West Texas and his profound impact at Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

About Dr. John A. Buesseler

John Aure BuesselerDr. Buesseler's academic accomplishments include Bachelor of Philosophy (Zoology) and Doctor of Medicine (Ophthalmology) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Master of Science in Business Administration from University of Missouri-Columbia, and a dissertation away from Doctor of Philosophy (Business/Public Administration) at Cornell University. He consulted with national and international organizations including NASA where he served on the Space Medicine Advisory Group in successfully developing life support and research requirements for the Orbiting Space Research Laboratory. A three-war veteran (WWII, Korea, Vietnam), he served as a PFC, Senior Flight Surgeon and Special Forces Colonel. Dr. Buesseler is Emeritus Founding Dean of the Medical School and Emeritus Founding Vice President for Health Sciences of TTUH SC and Founding CEO of its Health Sciences Center. In 1971, Dr. Buesseler became Founding Professor of Health Organization Management, a joint-venture department between the Texas Tech School of Medicine and Rawls College of Business. HOM has become a program of academic excellence and national renown. He served the Rawls College with distinction.