Texas Tech University

Faculty

Current Faculty

Matthew Barnes,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, community ecology, predicting and explaining species distributions and dispersal in aquatic systems, environmental DNA

Matthew Barnes

Associate Professor
matthew.a.barnes@ttu.edu
(806) 834-2122 | Goddard 007B
Education: Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2013
Research Interests: Biological Invasions, Freshwater Ecology, Community Ecology, Predicting and explaining species distributions, and  dispersal in aquatic systems, Environmental DNA 


Clint Boal, ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, raptor ecology and conservation, predator prey relationships, influence of anthropogenic activities on wildlife, conservation of threatened and endangered species, decision analysis in natural resources management

Clint Boal

Professor, Assistant Unit Leader, USGS TX
clint.boal@ttu.edu
(806) 834-6536 | Agricultural Sciences 218 
Education: Ph.D. University of Arizona, 1997
Research Interests: Raptor Ecology and Conservation, Predator-Prey Relationships, Influence of Anthropogenic Activities on Wildlife, Conservation of Threatened and Endangered Species, Decision Analysis in Natural Resources Management


Scott Collins, ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, plant community ecology, restoration ecology, and management of rangelands, wildlands and wildlife habitats

Scott Collins

Assistant Professor
scott.collins@ttu.edu
(806) 834-4721 | Goddard Building 007A 
Education: Ph.D., Idaho State University, 2014 
Research Interests: Stream and River Ecology, Fisheries Science, Food Webs, Ecosystem Ecology


Warren Conway

Bricker Endowed Chair in Wildlife Management and Department Chair
warren.conway@ttu.edu
(806) 834-6579 | PSS 265 
Education: Ph.D. Texas Tech University, 2001 
Research Interests: Shorebird and Waterfowl Ecology and Management; Big Game Population Ecology; Wildlife-habitat Relationships; Exotic Invasive Plant Ecology and Management; Wildlife Toxicology



Robert Cox, ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, plant community ecology, restoration ecology, and management of rangelands, wildlands and wildlife habitats

Robert Cox

Professor, Interim Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs
robert.cox@ttu.edu
(806) 834-3530 | Goddard Range Wildlife 009C 
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2006 
Research Interests: plant community ecology, restoration ecology, and management of rangelands, wildlands, and wildlife habitats


Brad Dabbert,   ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, quail research

Brad Dabbert

Burnett Foundation Endowed Professor of Quail Ecology
brad.dabbert@ttu.edu
(806) 834-1248 | PSS 150B
Education: Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1995
Research Interests: quail research


Nathan Gill, ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, plant community ecology, restoration ecology, and management of rangelands, wildlands and wildlife habitats

Nathan Gill

Assistant Professor
nathan.gill@ttu.edu
(806) 834-6441 | PSS 254 
Education: Ph.D., Clark Universiy 
Research Interests: Fire, Biogeography, Landscape Ecology, Geographic Information Science


Phil Gipson,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, swift foxes; coyotes; ecology

Philip Gipson

Kleberg Professor
philip.gipson@ttu.edu
(806) 834-7747 | PSS 152
Education: Ph.D., University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 1971 
Research Interests: swift foxes, coyotes, ecology


Kerry Griffis-Kyle, wetland ecology, arid and semi-arid ecosystems, interaction of site specific stressors with landscape pattern

Kerry Griffis-Kyle

Associate Professor
Director, Professional Science Master's Track in Natural Resources Management
kerry.griffis-kyle@ttu.edu
(806) 834-2619 | Goddard Range Wildlife 202B
Education: Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2005 
Research Interests: conservation planning, arid and semi-arid ecosystems


Blake Grisham,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, avian ecology, demographic modeling, climate response modeling, and applied ecological statistics

Blake Grisham

Associate Professor, Director of the Llano River Field Station
blake.grisham@ttu.edu
(806) 834-7492 | PSS 150A 
Education: Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2012 
Research Interests: avian ecology, demographic modeling, climate response modeling, and applied ecological statistics



Reynaldo Patino

Research Professor (Coop Unit) & U.S. Geological Service Senior Scientist
reynaldo.patino@ttu.edu
(806) 834-6483 | Agricultural Sciences 218 
Education: Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1988 
Research Interests: reproductive biology, water quality and aquatic ecotoxicology, endocrine disruption, harmful algal blooms



Gad Perry,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, conservation ecology, tropical ecology, iguanas

Gad Perry

Professor
gad.perry@ttu.edu
(806) 834-2339 | Goddard Range Wildlife 202C 
Education: Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin, 1995
Research Interests: conservation biology, urban ecology, international development


Carlos Portillo,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, geospatial technologies, remote sensing, biogeography, ecosystem mornitoring

Carlos Portillo-Quintero

Associate Professor
carlos.portilo@ttu.edu
(806) 834-7309 | PSS 253
Education: Ph.D., University of Alberta, Canada, 2010
Research Interests: geospatial technologies, remote sensing, biogeography, ecosystem monitoring


Jane Rogosch, ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, freshwater fish ecology and conservation

Jane Rogosch

Assistant Professor, Assistant Unit Leader, USGS Texas Coop Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
jrogosch@ttu.edu
(806) 834-8414 | Ag Sciences 218
Research Interests: Freshwater Fish Ecology and Conservation


Richard Stevens,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, conservation, biodiversity, biogeography, macroecology, rodent and bat ecology

Richard Stevens

Professor, President's Excellence in Research
richard.stevens@ttu.edu
(806) 834-6843 | Goddard Range Wildlife 007D 
Education: Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2002
Research Interests: Conservation, Biodiversity, Biogeography, Macroecology, Rodent and Bat Ecology


Carlos Villalobos,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, range management, ranch management, fire ecology

Carlos Villalobos

Associate Professor
c.villalobos@ttu.edu
(806) 834-5248 | Goddard 009B 
Education: Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1995 
Research Interests: range management, ranch management, fire ecology


Instructors

Cade Coldren

Dr. Cade Coldren

Assistant Professor
cade.coldren@ttu.edu
(806) 834-4976 | PSS 117B 


Daniel Collins

Dr. Daniel Collins

Instructor, Migratory Bird Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
daniel.collins@ttu.edu
(806) 834-8144 |


Capt. Aryn L. Corley

Capt. Aryn Corley

Instructor
aryn.corley@ttu.edu
Education: MS, LCC, USAV (Veteran), TxARNG (Veteran), Game Warden, Region 6, District 2 
Specialty: Wildlife Law


Bart Durham,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, integrated NRM skills

Dr. Bart Durham

Instructor
bart.durham@ttu.edu
(806) 720-7709 | N/A 
Education: Ph.D. Texas Tech University, 2007 
Research Interests: Aquatic Ecology, Water Reuse, Technical Writing & Professionalism


Hayden Hays,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, spatial ecology of aquatic macroinvertebrates in wetlands and springs

Hayden Hays

Instructor
hayden.hays@ttu.edu
(806) 742-2841 | PSS154 
Education:MS in Biological Science Sam Houston State University, BS in Biological Science Colorado State University 
Research Interests: Spatial Ecology of Aquatic Macroinvertebrates in Wetlands and Springs


Charles Hoitt,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, education and outreach, range plant ecology, animal nutrition, animal reproduction

Charles Hoitt

Instructor
charles.hoitt@ttu.edu
(806) 834-2729 | N/A 
Research Interests: Large Mammal Ecology


Levi Heffelfinger,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, large mammal ecology

Dr. Levi Heffelfinger

Instructor
lheffelf@ttu.edu
(806) 742-2841 | GO 210-3A 
Research Interests: Education and Outreach, Range Plant Ecology, Animal Nutrition, Animal Reproduction


Lionel PLummer, instructor, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, integrated NRM skills

Dr. Lionel Plummer

Instructor
lionel.plummer@ttu.edu

Education: Ph.D. Texas Tech University 
Research Interests: Native grasslands of the LLano Estacado, Prairie Restoration


Aaron Sims,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, officer

Lt. J. Aaron Sims

Instructor
aaron.sims@ttu.edu
(806) 834-5911 | N/A 
Education: Outstanding Alumnus Award 2019 New Mexico State University; Advanced Public Information Officer; Master Peace Officer; Graduated Texas Game Warden Academy 2012; BS Wildlife Habitat Management, minor ecology, emphasis on small mammals, NMSU, 2007; MA Agricultural and Extension Education, NMSU, 2009 


Wondu Whibesilassie,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Dr. Wondu Whibesilassie

Instructor
wondud.whibesilassie@ttu.edu
(806) 742-3451 | N/A 
Wildlife Ecology and Management-Biomimicry

Affiliated Faculty


Michael Farmer,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, agriculture and applied economics; urban ecology

Michael Farmer

Associate Professor
michael.farmer@ttu.edu
(806) 834-6996 | Agricultural Sciences 204C 
Education: Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1993 
Research Interests: research interests TBA

Emeritus Faculty


Carlton Britton,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, GIS; watershed; retired

Carlton Britton

Professor Emeritus
carlton.britton@gmail.com
Education: Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1975
Research Interests: range management, (retired)


Ernest Fish,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, GIS; watershed; retired

Ernest Fish

Professor Emeritus
ernest.fish@ttu.edu
(806) 742-2841 | Agricultural Sciences 102
Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1973
Research Interests: GIS, watershed, (retired)


Terry McLendon,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, plant ecology, ecological modeling, vegetation change

Terry McLendon

Research Professor
terry.mclendon@ttu.edu 
Education: Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1979 
Research Interests: plant ecology, ecological modeling, vegetation change


Russ Pettit,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, GIS; watershed; retired

Russ Pettit

Professor Emeritus
Education: Ph.D., Oregon State University
Research Interests: range management, arid grasslands, (retired)


Ron Sosebee,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, retired

Ron Sosebee

Professor Emeritus
ron.sosebee@ttu.edu
Education: Ph.D., Utah State University, 1970
Research Interests: (retired)


Mark Wallace,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, Wildlife - habitat relationships; urban ecology

Mark Wallace

Professor Emeritus
mark.wallace@ttu.edu 
Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1991
Research Interests: wildlife - habitat relationships, urban ecology