Texas Tech University

OR&I Staff

Joseph A. Heppert, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research

Bio | research.innovation@ttu.edu

Joseph A. Heppert, Ph.D., is currently Vice President for Research at Texas Tech University. Previously, he served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Kansas (KU).

Joseph A. Heppert

Executive Associate

Emma Carrasco, MBA, M.Ed.

Executive Associate

Bio | emma.carrasco@ttu.edu

Emma Carrasco serves as Executive Associate for the Vice President for Research.

Emma Carrasco

Associate Vice Presidents


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Finance & Administration

806-742-3905 | techvpr@ttu.edu

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Innovation Hub at Research Park

806-742-0024 | innovationhub@ttu.edu

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Office of Research Commercialization


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Office of Research Development

806-742-3885 | rdt.vpr@ttu.edu

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Office of Research Services


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Research & Academic Communications


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Research Facilities

806-834-2648 | david.dorsett@ttu.edu

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Responsible Research


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Environmental Health & Safety

806-742-3876 | safety@ttu.edu

Export Control

806-742-3905 | jennifer.horn@ttu.edu

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Human Research Protection Program 

806-742-2064 | hrpp@ttu.edu

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