Texas Tech University

Andrew Martin

Senior Associate Dean


  • Coordinate Resource Allocations (budgetary, new faculty start-up, workload, small class justification, fees)
  • Coordinate HEAF Equipment/CIP Accounts, space issues, renovation, new construction
  • Coordinate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
  • Coordinate accreditation issues
  • Manage CVPA support staff personnel issues
  • Chair, CVPA Health & Safety Committee
  • Unit Head for CVPA Interdisciplinary Faculty
  • Academic Council
  • Associate Deans Council

Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin is senior associate academic dean in the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts and professor of studio art, painting and drawing, in the School of Art at Texas Tech University. He joined the full-time faculty in the School of Art in 1995 after teaching part-time at Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo in Ohio. In addition to teaching, Martin has served on over 60 graduate student thesis committees and chaired 17. He has received two faculty development leaves, served as master of fine arts coordinator for the School of Art from 2003 to 2009 and as associate director from 2009 to 2012. He joined the College leadership as an associate dean in August of 2012.

 Martin holds the Master of Fine Art degree in studio art with emphasis in painting from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art, magna cum laude, from the University of New Mexico.

Martin has had gallery representation in Sacramento, California; Toledo, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; and San Antonio, Texas. His drawings, paintings, mixed media constructions and collaborative works have been displayed in thirteen solo exhibitions, and received sixteen awards in over 100 juried and invitational exhibitions across the country. His work is held in public and private collections in Sacramento and Columbus, and several cities in Texas, including Lubbock, Dallas, Houston, and McAllen.

Most recently, Martin served as Interim Dean of the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts from August 2015 through August 2016.