Academic Experience

Deans & Department Chairs

The deans and department chairs work closely with the Provost's Office on a wide range of issues, from administration of faculty matters and student academic affairs, to resource allocations including budgeting and space.

Cockrell School of Engineering

Roger T. Bonnecaze, Interim Dean

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Clinton Dawson, Chair

Biomedical Engineering

Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, Chair

Materials Science and Engineering Program

Arumugam Manthiram, Director

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

Delia Milliron, Chair

Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering

Robert Gilbert, Chair

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Diana Marculescu, Chair

J. Mike Walker Mechanical Engineering

Don Siegel, Chair

Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory

William Charlton, Director

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

Jon Olson, Chair

College of Education

Charles Martinez, Dean

Curriculum and Instruction

Cynthia Salinas, Chair

Educational Leadership Policy 

Victor Saenz, Chair

Educational Psychology

Kevin Cokley, Chair

Kinesiology and Health Education

John Bartholomew, Chair

Physical Education Program

Xiaofen Keating, Director

Special Education

Mark F. O’Reilly, Chair

College of Fine Arts

Ramón Rivera-Servera, Dean

Art and Art History

Susan Rather, Chair

Arts and Entertainment Technologies

Michael Baker, Interim Chair


Kate Canales, Chair

Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music

Jeffrey Hellmer, Interim Director

School of Design and Creative Technologies

Doreen Lorenzo, Assistant Dean

Theatre and Dance

Robert Ramirez, Chair

College of Liberal Arts

Ann Huff Stevens, Dean

John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies

Minkah Makalani, Director

African and African Diaspora Studies

Kevin Foster, Acting Chair

Air Force Science

Col Paul A. Tombarge, Chair

American Studies

Randolph Lewis, Chair


Anthony F. Di Fiore, Chair

Center for Asian American Studies

Eric Tang, Director

Asian Studies

Donald Davis, Chair

Edward A. Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies

Rhonda Evans Case, Interim Director


Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair

Program in Comparative Literature

Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, Director

Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies

John Hartigan, Director


Thomas Wiseman, Chair


Martin Kevorkian, Chair

Center for European Studies

Douglas G. Biow, Director

French and Italian

Paolo Bonifazio, Chair

Geography and the Environment

William Doolittle, Chair

Germanic Studies

Hans Boas, Chair


Daniel Brinks, Chair


Daina Berry, Chair

Humanities Institute

Pauline Strong, Director

Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

Tatjana Lichtenstein, Director

Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Javier Auyero, Interim Director


Stephen M Wechsler, Acting Chair

Center for Mexican American Studies

John M. Gonzalez, Director

Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

Karma Chavez, Chair

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Karen Grumberg, Director

Middle Eastern Studies

Na’Ama Pat-el, Chair

Military Science (Army)

Anthony Pete, Chair

Naval Science

Capt David Koss, Chair


E. David Sosa, Chair

Plan II Honors Program

Kerry A Pasquale, Director


David Schnyer, Chair

Religious Studies

Ahmed Moin, Chair

Rhetoric and Writing

D D Davis, Chair

Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Mary Neuburger, Director

Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Mary Neuburger, Chair


Mary Rose, Acting Chair

South Asia Institute

Sharmila Rudrappa, Director

Spanish and Portuguese

Jorge Perez, Chair

UTeach-Liberal Arts

Carlos E. Bowles, Director

Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

Christen Smith, Director

Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas

Thomas L. Pangle, Co-Director

Lorraine S. Pangle, Co-Director

College of Natural Sciences

David Vanden Bout, Interim Dean


Volker Bromm, Chair

Biology Instruction Office

Janice Fischer, Director


Jennifer Brodbelt, Chair

Computer Science

Donald Fussell, Chair

Human Development and Family Sciences

Stephen Russell, Chair

School of Human Ecology

Stephen Russell, Director

Integrative Biology

Claus Wilke, Chair

Marine Science

Edward Busky, Chair


Thomas Chen, Chair

Molecular Biosciences

Daniel Leahy, Chair


Robert Messing, Chair

Neuroscience Graduate Program

Nace Golding, Director

Nutritional Sciences

Molly S. Bray, Chair


Pablo Laguna, Chair

Statistics and Data Science

Catherine Calder, Chair

Division of Textiles and Apparel

TBD, Chair

UTeach-Natural Sciences

Michael P. Marder, Director

College of Pharmacy

Samuel Poloyac, Dean

Dell Medical School

George Macones, Interim Dean

Martin Harris, Interim Vice President for Medical Affairs

Diagnostic Medicine

Robert Nick Bryan, Chair

Medical Education

Susan Cox, Chair


Michael Pignone, Chair


David Paydarfar, Chair


John Kuo, Chair


S. Gail Eckhardt, Chair


Jane Edmond, Chair


Zena Harris, Chair

Population Health

Michael Pignone, Chair


Charles Nemeroff, Chair

Surgery and Perioperative Care

Kevin Bozic, Chair

Women’s Health

George Macones, Chair

Graduate School

Mark J.T. Smith, Dean and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Jackson School of Geosciences

Claudia Mora, Dean

Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program

Richard J. Chuchla, Director

Geological Sciences

Daniel Stockli , Chair

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

JR DeShazo, Dean

McCombs School of Business

Lillian Mills, Dean


Michael Clement, Chair

Business, Government, and Society

Robert A. Prentice, Chair


Sheridan Titman, Chair

Information, Risk and Operations Management

Efstathios Tompaidis, Chair


Ethan Burris, Chair


Andrew Gershoff, Chair

Moody College of Communication

Jay M. Bernhardt, Dean

School of Advertising and Public Relations

Natalie Tindall, Interim Director

Communication Studies

Craig Scott, Chair

School of Journalism

Kathleen McElroy, Director


Noah Isenberg, Chair

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Rajinder Koul, Chair

School of Architecture

Michelle Addington, Dean

School of Information

Eric Meyer, Dean

School of Law

Ward Farnsworth, Dean

School of Nursing

Alexa Stuifbergen, Dean

Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Luis H. Zayas, Dean

School of Undergraduate Studies

Brent L. Iverson, Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean