Texas Tech University


Jerry B. Black, DVM

Visiting Professor

Jerry B. Black is a Visiting Professor at Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine and is an Emeitus Professor and Wagonhound Land and Livestock Chair in Equine Sciences at Colorado State University. He was raised in west Texas and eastern New Mexico on a family cattle and wheat farming operation.

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Alexandra Calle, PhD

Assistant Professor of Microbiology

Alexandra Calle is a native of Colombia (South America). She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Universidad del Valle –Colombia, a Master's degree in Food Sciences with emphasis in Microbiology from University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE), and a PhD in Animal Sciences with emphasis in Food Microbiology from Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX), where she also conducted postdoctoral research studies.

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Seth E. Chapman, DVM, MS, DACVP

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology

Seth Chapman is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology at Texas Tech University and a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. He attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a small animal rotating internship and pathology residency at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

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Britt Conklin, DVM

Associate Dean and Professor

Britt Conklin is the Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and a Professor. He grew up on a farming and ranching operation in the panhandle of Texas and has a diverse agricultural and veterinary background.

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Michael J. Cruz Penn, DVM, DACVP

Professor of Anatomic Pathology

Michael J. Cruz Penn is a Professor of Anatomic Pathology at the School of Veterinary Medicine of Texas Tech University. He grew up and completed his Veterinary degree in Costa Rica with a graduation research focused on Veterinary Forensic Pathology.

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Kelly C. Cukrowicz, Ph.D.


Dr. Cukrowicz is a Professor of Psychological Health. Dr. Cukrowicz received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Florida State University in 2005, and completed an internship and a National Institute of Aging-funded postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.

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John J. Dascanio, VMD, DACT, DABVP (Equine)

Professor of Theriogenology

John Dascanio is the Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Services and a Professor of Theriogenology at Texas Tech University. He is a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenology and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Equine Specialty.

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David M. Dutton, DVM, DACVS

Professor of Surgery-Large Animal

David M. Dutton is a Professor of Large Animal Surgery at Texas Tech University, School of Veterinary Medicine. He grew up in the agricultural industry in west Texas and southern New Mexico and continues to be involved in ranching, raising show cattle and wildlife management. He was the owner of an equine practice for 20 years focused on equine surgery, lameness and sports medicine.

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Klementina Fon Tacer, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology and Oncology

CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research

Klementina is an Assistant Professor of Genetics, Biochemistry, and Oncology and a Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Scholar. She originally comes from Slovenia, Europe.

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Jason M. Fritzler, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology

Jason Fritzler is an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Parasitology. He grew up in New Deal, Texas and obtained both his BS in Animal Science and PhD in Veterinary Microbiology from Texas A&M University.

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Shireen A. Hafez, DVM, PhD, PGCertVetEd, FHEA

Associate Professor of Anatomy

Shireen Hafez is an Associate Professor of Anatomy. After obtaining her veterinary degree and a PhD in veterinary anatomy, she taught anatomy at several veterinary colleges across the United States and other countries.

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Laszlo M. Hunyadi, DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM)


Laszlo Hunyadi is a professor of large animal internal medicine and originally from El Paso, TX near Sunland Park, NM. He is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Large Animal.

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Guy H. Loneragan, BVSc, PhD

Dean and Professor

He grew up in rural Australia and was introduced to the veterinary profession while working with his veterinarian father on the family livestock operation which housed a pioneering embryo transfer center. After completing his veterinary degree he traveled to the US which led to his PhD is in Epidemiology from Colorado State University.

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Thu Annelise Nguyen, PhD, MBA, DABT

Professor of Toxicology

Annelise Nguyen is a Professor of Toxicology at Texas Tech University and a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. She grew up in the northeastern region of Texas.

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Howard Rodriguez-Mori, PhD

Associate Professor

Howard R. Mori is the Associate Professor of Library and Information Services. He arrived at Texas Tech after serving as the Open Educational Resources Coordinator and Associate Librarian at Florida International University and as an Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies at Florida State University.

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Joshua A. Rowe, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy

Joshua Rowe is an Associate Professor of Anatomy. He grew up in rural Tennessee and became interested in the veterinary profession while working with his grandfather, who raised purebred Limousin cattle.

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Bethany Solomon Schilling, DVM

Assistant Professor

Dr. Bethany Solomon Schilling joined the Texas Tech faculty February 1, 2020. Dr. Schilling grew up on a farm and ranch in the Texas Panhandle and has deep roots in agriculture.

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Marcelo Schmidt, PhD

Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Assessment

I am an educational psychologist with interests in curriculum development, program assessment, and data-use practices in higher education. I have a master's degree in Education from the University of Texas - Pan American and a PhD in educational psychology from Texas Tech University.

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Ashley Steuer, DVM PhD

Assistant Professor of Parasitology

Ashley Steuer is an Assistant professor of Parasitology at Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in rural southwest Michigan and was introduced to veterinary medicine and animal production with family, local farmers, and veterinarians.

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Ebenezer Tumban, MS, PhD

Associate Professor of molecular virology and vaccinology

Dr. Tumban is a molecular virologist and vaccinologist by training. Before joining Texas Technological University, Dr. Tumban was an Associate Professor and the Graduate Program Director of the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University (MTU).

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Dickson D. Varner, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACT

Visiting Professor

Dickson Varner grew up around livestock in the Ozarks of Missouri, where his parents were producers of rodeos and wild west shows, with a variety of western activity offerings to the general public. He practiced veterinary medicine for 4 years in Lexington, Kentucky prior to completing a residency in animal reproduction (theriogenology) at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Sarah A. Wagner, DVM, Phd, DACVCP

Professor of Pharmacology

Dr. Sarah Wagner was in mixed animal practice in rural Virginia for 5 years after completing her DVM at Michigan State University. She earned her PhD in Physiology (Pharmacology) from Iowa State University and served on the faculty in the Department of Animal Sciences at North Dakota State University.

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Ronald D. Warner, DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM (Epidemiology), DACE

Professor Emeritus

Ronald D. Warner is Professor Emeritus of epidemiology. He grew up in SE Ohio on a family farm (Jersey dairy, Hereford-x-Angus cow/calf, Duroc hogs, and turkeys) and realized his goal of becoming a DVM when he graduated from Ohio State in 1971.

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Ryan Blake Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economic and Public Policy

Ryan Blake Williams is an economist and is Associate Professor of Economic and Public Policy. He grew up in northern California in a small town on the Pacific Ocean, nestled amongst redwood trees, dairies, and ranches.

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Nancy Zimmerman, DVM, MS, CCRT, DACVS

Professor of Surgery

Nancy Zimmerman is a Professor of Surgery at Texas Tech University. She earned a doctor of veterinary medicine from the University of Wisconsin and completed a small animal surgery residency at Virginia Tech.

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