Texas Tech University

Terry McInturff, J.D.

Area Coordinator, Professor of Practice
Energy Commerce

Email: t.mcinturff@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.1609

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Room Number: NW 332

 B.S., Texas Tech, 1976; J.D. 1979

Area of Expertise:
 International Energy Policy; International Negotiations    

Terry McInturff

About Terry

Terry is a Professor of Practice and Area Coordinator for the Area of Energy,Economics and Law. He also serves as  the Director of the Center for Energy Commerce. In addition to generally sub par performance of his administrative duties as Area Coordinator/ Director, he teaches International Energy Policy and Law, Energy Industry Fundamentals, Global Energy Transactions, Energy in Developing Economies and sponsors the World Energy Project

He began his career in the oil industry in 1975 as an independent landman, while a student at Texas Tech. In 1979, he moved to Denver, returning to Texas Tech in 2004 to establish the Energy Commerce program.

 His professional experience includes private law practice, in-house counsel, landman working in the Rockies, Texas and Louisiana, and international negotiator  in South America, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia.

Terry has B.S. in Education and Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees from TexasTechUniversity and has completed post graduate studies in International Business and Environmental Policy and Management. He has served as an adjunct professor of law and lecturer in mineral land management. His only writing efforts are the articles “U.S. Energy Policy: If You Don't Know Where You're Going, Any Road Will Get You There” and “The Dominant Mineral Estate: Erosion the Sierra Club Doesn't Mind” and a couple of bad checks. The bad checks were more warmly received within the academic community.

He is licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado, Federal District Court for Colorado and Southern Ute Tribal Court. He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, American Association of Professional Landmen, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and Sam's Club. 

Other Efforts

Terry serves on the Board of Directors of Light Up the World Foundation, Calgary,Alberta, Canada.

In 2008 he created the World Energy Project for Tech students to install solar power systems in off-grid communities in developing countries.

In 2010 he created the business curriculum for PetroVietnam University.

Terry has served as mediator and expert witness in areas of oil and gas law and industry practices.

Current Research

Energy supply as the basis for economic development in underdeveloped communities

Awards and Honors

Does not believe in them