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Cindy Akers, Ph.D. 

College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Cindy Akers

Nationally-recognized agricultural communications educator Cindy Akers is Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs with Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She joined the Texas Tech faculty in 1997, and has served in several leadership roles from superintendent of the National FFA Agricultural Communications Career Development Event and chair to Tech's Teaching Academy. ... more»

Jim Williamson

College of Architecture

Jim Williamson

James Williamson received his Bachelor of Architecture at Texas Tech University, he received his Master of Architecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art, and studied the History and Theory of Architecture at the Graduate Program in the Architectural Association. He has won numerous design and teaching awards and honors, including a First Place Award in the Shinkenchiku Competition for Japan Architect (juried by Tadao Ando), an ACSA design award... more»

Michael San Francisco, Ph.D.

College of Arts & Sciences Interim Dean

Michael San Francisco

Dr. San Francisco joined Texas Tech University as an Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences in 1990 and was promoted to full Professor in 2004. He also is a Professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He came to the United States...more»

Margaret L. Williams, Ph.D.

Jerry S. Rawls College of Business

Margaret Williams

Margaret L. Williams began her role as dean of the Rawls College of Business on April 24, 2017. Williams brings with her more than 30 years of experience as an educator and administrator in both management and psychology, most recently serving as the Page Endowed dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at the University of North Dakota... more»

Jesse Perez-Mendez

College of Education

Jesse Perez-Mendez, Ph.D.

A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, Dr. Jesse Perez Mendez is the Dean of the College of Education at Texas Tech University. Prior to that, he was a Dean and Professor at the Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI and an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a professor at the University of Central Florida (UCF) within the College of Education and Human Performance. Before his years at UCF, he served as the Head of the School of Educational Studies at the...more>>

Albert Sacco Jr., Ph.D.

Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering

Albert Sacco Jr.

Albert Sacco Jr. is dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Before coming to Texas Tech, he was the George A. Snell Distinguished Professor of Engineering and the director of the Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing at Northeastern University... more»

Mark Sheridan, Ph.D.

Graduate School

Mark Sheridan, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark Sheridan serves as Dean of the Graduate School and as Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs... more»

Aliza S. Wong, Ph.D.

Honors College Interim Dean

Aliza Wong

Aliza S. Wong has been teaching for the Department of History at Texas Tech University since 2001. She joined the faculty in a tenure-track position in 2002. She has taught a number of courses in the department including undergraduate seminars such as Europe and World War II...more»

Tim Dodd, Ph.D.

College of Human Sciences 

Tim Dodd

Tim Dodd is the dean of the College of Human Sciences, the James Young Regents Professor of Hospitality Management, and Director of the Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute at Texas Tech University...more»

Jack Nowlin

Jack Wade Nowlin—native West Texan and Texas Tech University System alumnus—joined the faculty as Dean in 2017 after seventeen years of service at the University of Mississippi School of Law...more»

Earnstein Dukes

University Libraries 

Bella Karr Gerlich

Earnstein Dukes is the Dean of Libraries at the Texas Tech University Libraries. In addition, Dukes also is responsible for the supervision of staff responsible for the management of the Library systems... more»

David Perlmutter, Ph.D.

College of Media & Communication

David Perlmutter

David Perlmutter was appointed Dean of the College of Media & Communication on July 1, 2013. Before coming to Texas Tech, Perlmutter was the director of the School of Journalism & Mass Communication in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Iowa since 2009...more»

Genevieve Durham DeCesaro

J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts Interim Dean

Genevieve Durham DeCesaro

Genevieve Durham DeCesaro, also a professor of dance, joined the Office of the Provost as vice provost for academic affairs in 2014. Prior to this, she served as head of dance and associate chair of the School of Theatre & Dance in TCVPA's School of Theatre & Dance.....more»

Guy Loneragan, BVSc, Ph.D.

School of Veterinary Medicine

 Guy Loneragan

Guy Loneragan is a veterinary epidemiologist and Professor of Food Safety and Public Health and at Texas Tech University. Loneragan's research mission is to improve animal and public health by identification and exploration of solutions that address society's challenges...more»

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