Texas Tech University

OR&I Staff

For general inquiries, email the Office of Research & Innovation
at research.innovation@ttu.edu or call 806.742.3905.

Joseph A. Heppert, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research & Innovation

Bio | research.innovation@ttu.edu

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

Joseph A. Heppert

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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