Texas Tech University
Tricia Pal

Tricia Pal

Assistant Professor of Practice


Room Number: E359B


Research Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Cultures & Climates of Organizations
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Organizations


  • PhD, Higher Education Research, Texas Tech University
  • MA, Higher Education, Boston College
  • BS, Management with Marketing Concentration, Boston College


Tricia Pal is an assistant professor of practice in the Area of Management in Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Before joining the area in this full-time role, Pal was a part-time instructor, teaching leadership ethics and managing human resources.

In addition to her prior experience in Rawls, Pal served as an adjunct instructor in the higher education program at TTU, teaching graduate courses on different aspects of managing higher education institutions and research methods. While teaching part-time, Pal also served as an instructional designer with eLearning & Academic Partnerships at TTU, partnering with faculty to ensure the development of quality, accessible and engaging online and hybrid courses.

Dr. Pal maintains an active research agenda that explores topics including organizational leadership, the intersections of leadership and gender and organizational culture and climate. Further, she has conducted research and presented on topics related to best practices for teaching, such as service learning or designing courses that are accessible to all students. Pal earned her BS in management with a marketing concentration from Boston College, her MA in higher education from Boston College and her PhD in higher education research from Texas Tech University.