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Brett A. Houk and Tamra Walter are members of the City of Lubbock's Urban Design and Historic Preservation Commission.

Robert Paine is a Forensic Anthropology Consultant for the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office (1994–present) and the Texas Rangers Companies “C” & “E” (1998–present).

Brett A. Houk directs an interdisciplinary minor in community and urban studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. This integrative program exposes students to a variety of perspectives on conditions and problems of urban life, including issues of economics, politics, race and ethnicity, law, poverty, crime, environment, physical and mental health, art and design, and others. The program therefore is highly adaptable to each student’s needs and they will work with the
director to develop targeted course plan that best supplements their major program of study and their future goals in general.

Jerry Koch is the Vice-President, TTU Faculty Senate, a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Committee on Academic Programs, and a member of the University Medical Center's Clinical Ethics Committee.

D. Paul Johnson is the director of the Religion Studies Minor program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The goal of this program is to give students the opportunity to expand their understanding of religion by studying it from a variety of academic perspectives in the humanities and social sciences. Disciplines represented in the program include history, philosophy, classics, English, psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, and art.