Texas Tech University

Program Manager of Women's Studies

Patricia Earl

Program Manager/Undergraduate Advisor

Part-time Instructor School of Art/Women's Studies

Direct Phone:
(806) 742.4335



Tricia Earl is the Program Manager and Academic Advisor (Undergraduate) for the Women's & Gender Studies and responsible for maintaining, organizing and planning departmental projects and programming since 2008. For a detailed list of her experience as Program Manager and Advisor click here.

Prior to joining Texas Tech University she worked as the exhibition coordinator at the Buddy Holly Center with the City of Lubbock. Additionally, she has held academic teaching positions, education and curatorial occupations for the past ten years in Lubbock.

She earned a BFA from the University of North Texas, Denton in 1998 and a MFA from Texas Tech University, Lubbock in 2001. Study abroad programs include the University of London, in 1997.

Since 2005, she has been an active community organizer in both the Lubbock and University communities. She has been instrumental in escalating presentations, lectures, conferences, colloquiums, exhibitions, panel discussions and multiple film series. The primary objective to her coordinating, organizing and planning achievements has been to provide an open forum to enhance critical thinking, promoting social justice.

In addition to her academic and administrative occupations, she is an independent artist working with photography since 1986. Integrating historical and emerging feminist practices and theories inspire her research. By combining bits and pieces of repressed stories she explores systematic approaches to defining gender identity, culture and social media through researching propaganda, bias, discrimination, and political agendas.

Honors and awards include recipient of; Inaugural President's Excellence in Gender Equity Award, Staff, (Award Received) Gender Equity Council, Texas Tech University 2015, 9th Annual President's Excellence in Diversity & Equity Award - Academic Advisor (Award Received), Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement, Texas Tech University 2013, the 2011 President's Excellence in Diversity & Equity Award from the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement at Texas Tech University. Her most recent publication was for the Michigan Feminist Studies Journal, "The Future of Feminism" (2010). She has presented her research at the 2011 Diversity Summit at Texas Tech and also at the Feminist Action Project Conference at the University of Texas in Austin. She also secured a $6,000 grant from the CH Foundation to complete a documentary for the plainSpeaking series focusing on the Artist of the Llano Estacado. Memberships include the all woman artists collaborative, chiCrits, and a member of the board of SOFA (Supporters of the Fine Arts). Since 1998 she has been in over 65 exhibitions/competitions incorporating group, solo and invitational exhibitions ranging from Texas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Wisconsin, Vermont, Virginia and New York.


Campus Address

Texas Tech University
Women's & Gender Studies
Drane Hall Suite 256-260
MS 2009 (15th & University)
Lubbock, TX. 79409-2009

Mailing Address

2702 15th Street
Box 4-2009
Lubbock, TX 79409-2009

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