Texas Tech University



The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is recognized as a center of excellence in teaching and learning. With 30 degree programs, highly qualified faculty and staff, and excellent facilities, CASNR provides students with a full range of academic resources and opportunities.


Recognitions of current CASNR faculty for teaching, research and outreach excellence include:

  • 15 members in the Teaching Academy
  • 16 recipients of the President's Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 16 New Faculty Award recipients
  • 6 recipients of the President's Academic Achievement Award
  • 2 recipients of the Spencer A. Wells Faculty Award
  • 4 recipients of the Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award
  • 2 recipients of the Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the Teaching Academy (Plant and Soil Science and Agricultural Education and Communications)
  • 2 Horn Professors
  • 2 Hemphill-Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award recipients
  • 4 Barnie E. Rushing, Jr., Faculty Distinguished Research Award recipients
  • 5 recipients of the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 5 recipients of the President's Excellence in Academic Advising Award


CASNR is known for producing graduates with a strong work ethic who have the ability to think creatively and analytically in solving disciplinary and interdisciplinary problems. Degree offerings include 10 bachelor and 11 masters programs, along with six doctoral programs. The college leads the university in the percentage of classes taught by professors. CASNR faculty rank among the highest at the university on faculty and course evaluations. Separately, CASNR is a campus leader in distance education with one undergraduate, three masters and one doctoral (offered jointly by Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University) distance degree programs.


CASNR maintains one of the largest scholarship programs among the colleges at Texas Tech. Typically, one of every three students receives a scholarship. CASNR currently has 534 students on Presidential scholarships and 69 Dean's Scholars. Students in CASNR earn scholarships totaling $4.6 million (Texas Tech University Institutional Scholarships) and $2.2 Million (Additional funding from donors outside of Texas Tech University), with many receiving scholarships. To apply, visit ApplyTexas. Deadline: February 1.


CASNR invites you to become actively involved in the college. In today's world, the college simply couldn't function, nor could our students have many of the opportunities available to them, without your support. Through scholarships, professorships, program support and unrestricted gifts, our alumni and friends truly make a difference in students' lives. For more information contact the CASNR Office of Development and Alumni Relations at (806) 742-2802, e-mail jane.piercy@ttu.edu or Make a Gift.


Interim Dean
Dr. Cindy Akers

Interim Associate Dean for Academic & Student Programs
Dr. Robert Cox

Associate Dean for Research
Dr. Christy Bratcher

Agricultural & Applied Economics
Dr. Phillip Johnson

Agricultural Education & Communications
Dr. Scott Burris

Animal & Food Sciences
Dr. Chance Brooks

Landscape Architecture
Eric Bernard

Natural Resources Management
Dr. Warren Conway

Plant & Soil Science
Dr. Glen Ritchie

Veterinary Sciences
Dr. Michael Ballou

Development Office
Matt Williams

Communications & Marketing
Norman Martin

Administration & Finance
Laci Hardman