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College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering

Department of Agricultural Sciences


Dr. Lal-Khan  Almas
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Office:
ANS 213F, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2552
Email: lalmas@wtamu.edu
Dr. Almas' Bio
Dr. Almas' CV

Lal K. Almas, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Agricultural Business
and Economics



Project Interests


Dr. Almas' interests include water management and planning, water conservation practices for irrigated agriculture, socio-economic impact of resource use and policies, global food security and international agricultural development, optimal use of resources and sustainability, food marketing and agribusiness management, food for fuel and its implications on food prices, international Ag development through education and technology, agricultural production management and profit maximization.

Active Awards


2014
Economic and Policy Implications of Underground Water Use in the Southern Ogallala Region
Sponsor: USDA - Award:$50,000
Development of an Economic Irrigation Threshold for Diseased Wheat

Sponsor: USDA - Award:$10,250

2013

Economic and Policy Implications of Underground Water Use in the Southern Ogallala Region
Sponsor: USDA - Award:$55,000

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Dr. Bridget Guerrero
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Office:
ANS 114I, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2614
Email: bguerrero@wtamu.edu
Dr. Guerrero's Bio
Dr. Guerrero's CV

Bridget L. Guerrero, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor



Project Interests


Dr. Guerrero’s research interests include socioeconomic modeling, water policy, production agriculture, and renewable energy.

Active Awards


2014
Monitoring the Economic Impact of the Sheridan 6 Local Enhanced Management Area
Sponsor: USDA – Award $10,000

2013

Grain Yield of corn Hybrids with Different Plant Architectures
Sponsor: USDA – Award $4,000
Educating Stakeholders in Agricultural Water Issues
Sponsor: USDA – Award $5,800

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Dr. Dean Hawkins
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Office:
ANS 213B, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2563
Email: dhawkins@wtamu.edu
Dr. Hawkins' Bio
Dr. Hawkins' CV

Dean Hawkins, Ph.D.
Department Head
Professor of Agricultural Sciences



Project Interests


Dr. Hawkins’ research interests are directed towards optimizing the reproductive rates of domestic farm
animals, primarily the beef female. Studies are targeted at improving the pregnancy rate of the grazing beef female and determining low cost supplementation strategies that enhance reproductive traits. Other areas of interest include: hypothalamic-pituitary effects on ovarian function and molecular mechanisms limiting reproductive rates in the beef female, heifer development, and progesterone secretion and copora lutea function. As costs associated with livestock production increase, it is imperative to identify mechanisms that can optimize reproductive rates of the grazing beef female.

Active Awards


2014
Improving Water Productivity and New Water Management Technologies to Sustain Rural Economies
Sponsor: USDA - Award $55,020

2013
Improving Water Productivity and New Water Management Technologies to Sustain Rural Economies
Sponsor: USDA – Award $32,141

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Dr. Ty Lawrence
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Office:
ANS 114H, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2560
Email: tlawrence@wtamu.edu
Dr. Lawrence's Bio
Dr. Lawrence's CV

Ty E. Lawrence, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Animal Science



Project Interests


Dr. Lawrence's research platform provides real-world assistance and ideas to beef producers interested in improving the yield and quality of their product.

Active Awards


Dr. Lawrence is a prolific researcher with several ongoing projects. Details concerning these projects are not posted here due to confidentiality agreements with the sponsors.

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Dr. Bonnie Pendleton
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Office:
ANS 204, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2554
Email: bpendleton@wtamu.edu
Dr. Pendleton's Bio
Dr. Pendleton's CV

Bonnie B. Pendleton, Ph.D.
Professor of Integrated Pest Management - Entomology



Project Interests


Dr. Pendleton collaborates with scientists, farmers, industry personnel and others to develop and transfer to end-users ways to manage insect pests of field crops including maize, wheat, millet, and especially sorghum, without relying on insecticide. Research projects in the United States and with scientists in nine African countries focus on understanding the bioecology of and evaluating sorghum and pearl millet genotypes for more durable resistance to insect pests, especially aphids, sorghum midge, panicle bugs, caterpillars, mites, and millet head miner in the field and maize weevil in stored grain.

Active Awards


2014
Development of an Economic Irrigation Threshold for Diseased Wheat

Sponsor: USDA – Award $11,000
Development of Biotic Stress-Resistant Sorghum Cultivars for Niger and Senegal
Sponsor: USAID – Award $677,563

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Dr. John Richeson
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Office:
ANS 114J, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2522
Email: jricheson@wtamu.edu
Dr. Richeson's Bio
Dr. Richeson's CV

John Richeson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science



Project Interests


Dr. Richeson’s research interest involves the relationship of management, nutrition, physiological stress, and immunomodulation on the pathogenesis of bovine respiratory disease. Dr. Richeson and his graduate students evaluate respiratory vaccination strategies and the application of new technology and management systems to improve the health, immunity and well-being of beef and dairy cattle.

Active Awards


2014
Health, Performance, Behavior, and Acute Phase Responses to a Manheimia Haemolytica Challenge in Cattle Previously Administered Pyramid 5 + Presponse SQ or Vista Once SQ
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. – Award $41,180.64
Effect of MultiMin 90 Administration on Health, Performance, and Vaccine Response of High-risk, Newly-received Beef Calves

Sponsor: MultiMin USA, Inc. – Award $8,896

2013
Association Between Animal Behavior and Tympanic Temperature with Clinical Bovine Respiratory Disease and Growth Performance
Sponsor: American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation – Award $24,488.93

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Dr. Mallory K Vestal
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Office:
ANS 114J, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2718
Email: mvestal@wtamu.edu
Dr. Vestal's Bio
Dr. Vestal's CV

Mallory K. Vestal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor



Project Interests


Dr. Vestal’s research interests include livestock production economics, marketing, price analysis, policy, and economics of the equine industry.

Active Awards


2014
Establishing the Center for Behavioral Economics and Child Nutrition Research
Sponsor: Cornell U. - USDA – Award $15,962.00

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College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Erick Butler
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Office: KRC 117, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2271
Email: ebutler@wtamu.edu
Dr. Butler's Bio
Dr. Butler's CV

Erick Butler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering




Project Interests


Recently, Dr. Butler received a grant from the Ogallala Aquifer Program to complete research on feed yard waste using the electro coagulation treatment process. He anticipates using this treatment process will not only remove constituents within waste, but also potentially capture phosphorus for reuse.

Active Awards


2013
Electro coagulation Treatment of Feedlot Runoff Wastewate
r
Sponsor: USDA - Award $31,941

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Dr. Robert DeOtte
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Office: PDRF 112, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-8781
Email: rdeotte@wtamu.edu
Dr. DeOtte's Bio
Dr. DeOtte's CV

Robert E. DeOtte, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., P.G.
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering




Project Interests


Dr. DeOtte is an experimental fluid dynamicist with expertise in aerosol mechanics. He uses principles of fluid dynamics to guide development, evaluation and application of aerosol and gas samplers. He has experience with laser anemometry. Other interests include aerodynamic particle sizing and selective particle/droplet generation for both monodisperse and polydisperse aerosols in evaluation of sampling systems, evaluation of biological aerosol sampling systems, and agricultural biosecurity focused upon the livestock industry. He is a reviewer of national livestock emergency response plans, a member of the national steering committee for secure milk supply, and chair of the Panhandle Agrosecurity Working Group. He is a hydrologist interested in multidisciplinary research.

Active Awards


2015
Animal Disease Outbreak Emergency Response Logistical Infrastructure - Texas Region
Sponsor: USDA - Award $179,141.76

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Dr. Nathan Howell
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Office: KRC 113, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2543
Email: nhowell@wtamu.edu
Dr. Howell's Bio
Dr. Howell's CV

Nathan Howell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering




Project Interests


Dr. Howell currently performs research in persistent organic pollutant fate-and-transport in surface water and sediment through environmental modeling in collaboration with other experts in sediment transport and environmental sampling. He is also interested in applying water quality and modeling expertise to understand the possible value and use of deep groundwater to alleviate water stress in arid and semi-arid environs.

Active Awards


2014
Efficient Use of Storm Water in Municipal and Rural Settings in the Ogallala Aquifer Region
Sponsor: USDA – Award

2013
Water Quality Evaluation for the Dockum Aquifer as an Alternative Supply of Water for Current Ogallala Aquifer Uses
Sponsor: USDA – Award $41,304.50

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Dr. Emily M. Hunt
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Office: ECS 122, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-5258
Email: ehunt@wtamu.edu
Dr. Hunt's Bio
Dr. Hunt's CV

Emily M. Hunt, Ph.D.
Director, Professor of Mechanical Engineering




Project Interests


Dr. Hunt's research interests include energetic/explosive material reactions and synthesis, high-speed infrared imaging, and engineering education and assessment. She currently holds two patents for work in developing novel nanostructured materials.

Active Awards


2015
Nano-Coating Research
Sponsor: AVF Nano Alloys, LLC – Award $300,000

2013
Material Qualification for Nuclear Explosives Processes
Sponsor: Pantex - Department of Energy – Award $236,032

2011
Teaming Engineering and Mathematics Students: Part 2
Sponsor: NSF – Award $599,996

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Dr. Matt Jackson
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Office: BNLC 106, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2451
Email: mjackson@wtamu.edu
Dr. Jackson's Bio
Dr. Jackson's CV

Matthew N. Jackson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor




Project Interests


Dr. Jackson collaborates extensively with Dr Emily Hunt and Pantex on projects ranging from explosives testing to polymer mixing. He also serves as a consultant with several local and regional businesses and entities on engineering projects.

Active Awards


2015
Active Bay Noise Reduction PDRD Project between SNMT PX-4218 and WTAMU
Sponsor: Pantex - Department of Energy – Award $115,310.43

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College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering

Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Carolyn L. Bouma
Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office:
ANS 341, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2569
Email: cbouma@wtamu.edu
Dr. Bouma's Bio
Dr. Bouma's CV

Carolyn L. Bouma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology




Project Interests


Dr. Bouma conducts research in microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology. Project areas include carbohydrate metabolism in bacteria, bacterial gene regulation, and microbiological analysis of environmental samples.

Active Awards


2014
Joint Admission Medical Program
Sponsor: THECB - Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – Award $12,608

2009
Joint Admission Medical Program Council
Sponsor: JAMP – Award $53,776

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Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office:
ANS 321A, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2581
Email: rkazmaier@wtamu.edu
Dr. Kazmaier's Bio
Dr. Kazmaier's CV

Richard Kazmaier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology




Project Interests


Dr. Kazmaier's research interests focus on wildlife conservation in the American Southwest. He has an affinity for studying the reptilian populations of our area, but has also conducted research on amphibian and other aquatic life.

Active Awards


2011
Herpetological Studies II
Sponsor: Pantex - Department of Energy – Award $231,711.56
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Dr. Ray Matlack
Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office:
ANS 333, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2583
Email: rmatlack@wtamu.edu
Dr. Matlack's Bio
Dr. Matlack's CV

Ray Matlack, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology




Project Interests


Dr. Matlack's research focuses on population and community ecology of mammals.  Current research projects include the development of a monitoring protocol for a colony of free-tailed bats roosting in an abandoned railroad tunnel, response of small mammals to frequency of fire in short grass prairie, ecology of the Palo Duro mouse and other small mammals in Palo Duro Canyon, ecology of bats in Palo Duro Canyon, and an examination of the extent of the range of the prairie vole in the Texas panhandle and eastern New Mexico.

Active Awards


2014
Texas Wild
Sponsor: James A. Davidson Foundation – Award $76,497

2013
Small Mammal Response and Recovery from Catastrophic wildfire at Bastrop State Park
Sponsor: TPWD - Texas Park & Wildlife Department – Award $43,846

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Dr. Jim Rogers
Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office: ANS 321A, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2581
Email: jrogers@wtamu.edu
Dr. Rogers' Bio
Dr. Rogers' CV

William "Jim" Rogers, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Science




Project Interests


Dr. Rogers' interests include environmental assessment decision support modeling, environmental risk modeling, toxicology, ecological risk assessment, environmental remediation, waste management and handling with an emphasis on agricultural and industrial related natural resource and environmental quality issues. He also is involved in hands-on teaching, providing WTAMU environmental science students with a strong scientific foundation as well as an understanding of current accepted and emerging environmental measurement and modeling methods, regulations and opportunities.

Active Awards


2014
Proposal to Revise, Update, and Maintain the Ecological Protective Concentration Level Database - FY15
Sponsor: TCEQ - Texas Commission on Environmental Quality – Award $90,000
HAZWOPER
Sponsor: Xcel Energy (NCE/NSP) – Award $ 4,502.56

2010
Hazmat Training and Refresher - Master Agreement

Sponsor: JBS USA LLC – Award $2,916.40

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College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering

Department of Math, Chemistry and Physics

Dr. Catherine Clewett
Department of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
Office:
ANS 114G, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2545
Email: cclewett@wtamu.edu
Dr. Clewett's Bio
Dr. Clewett's CV

Catherine Clewett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics




Project Interests


Dr. Clewett’s research interest is in materials science. She uses nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to characterize materials nondestructively. This is the same technology found in medical MRIs. Dr. Clewett has characterized diverse materials systems such as superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, archeological bones, organophosphate agents (chemical warfare agent simulants), carbon nanotubes, metal hydrides, and the dissolved organic material found in water produced from oil and gas wells. She is particularly interested in helping find new clean water sources and materials to be used in renewable energy.

Active Awards


2014
MRI: Acquisition of a 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer for Research and Undergraduate Research Training
Sponsor: NSF-American Museum of Natural History – Award $371,700

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Dr. Nick Flynn
Department of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
Office:
CC 420E, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2542
Email: nflynn@wtamu.edu
Dr. Flynn's Bio
Dr. Flynn's CV

Nick Flynn, Ph.D.
Department Head, Professor




Project Interests


Dr. Flynn’s research interests include the study of acrylamide formation in foods and glucose metabolism in young adults. He has over 30 professional publications including seven articles written by undergraduate students. Three of his research students have received awards at regional science meetings for their presentations. Dr. Flynn has several publications in the Journal of Chemical Education and Amino Acids. A recent research student of his received a Regents Fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Texas A&M University.

Active Awards


2012
Investigation of Multiple Holographic Recording in Carbon Nanotube and Dye-Doped Liquid Crystal
Sponsor: The Welch Foundation – Award $75,000

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Dr. Pamela Lockwood
Department of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
Office:
CC 417C, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2536
Email: plockwood@wtamu.edu
Dr. Lockwood's Bio
Dr. Lockwood's CV

Pamela Lockwood, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics




Project Interests


Dr. Lockwood has a passion for educating the next generation of leaders in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Her funded research focuses on increasing the quality, quantity, and diversity of all STEM majors at WT. This research specifically targets community college STEM transfers, and first year STEM majors. She is researching ways to ease the social and academic challenges community college STEM majors face when transferring to a four-year institution. Learning communities in mathematics, science and engineering are having significant results increasing the retention and quality of WT first-year STEM majors.

Active Awards


2013
Connecting Community College Transfers for STEM Success Times Two
Sponsor: NSF – Award $625,512

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Dr. Lal-Khan  Almas
Department of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
Office:
KRC 154, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2539
Email: stao@wtamu.edu
Dr. Tao's Bio
Dr. Tao's CV

Shiquan Tao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ross W. Wilson Chair in Chemistry



Project Interests


Dr. Tao's research program is presently focused on the development of fiber optic sensors and exploring the applications of my innovative sensor technologies in environmental monitoring, food safety and disease diagnosis as well as in monitoring industrial processes. The research program involves nanomaterial preparation, integrating nanomaterials and biomolecules into optical fibers, using fiber optic spectroscopy to probe the reactions of target compounds with sensing reagents inside optical fiber sensors. Fiber optic sensors have been developed for monitoring air pollutants, food pathogens, gamma-ray, temperature, and water contaminants. Dr. Tao's research program has been funded by WTAMU and federal agencies, including USDA, DOE and EPA.

Active Awards


2012
Liquid Core Waveguide Spectroscopy Combined with Magnetic Microparticle ELISA for Highly Sensitive Detection of Salmonella in Eggs
Sponsor: USDA – Award $148,999
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College of Business

Department of Management, Marketing and General Business

Dr. David Terry
Department of Management, Marketing and General Business
Office:
Enterprise Center, Amarillo, TX 79124
Phone: 806-651-8503
Email: david@incubationworks.com
Mr. Terry's Bio
Mr. Terry's CV

David Terry
Executive Director of the Enterprise Center
Part-time Instructor of Management





Project Interests


Mr. Terry teaches New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurial Process and Launch. He has worked with more than 800 start-up and early-stage companies over the past 16 years. Under his leadership, the Enterprise Center has grown to assist 46 companies that support 689 jobs. Terry is Past Chairman of the National Business Incubation Association. He is owner of Chop Chop Japanese Steakhouse with locations in Amarillo and Lubbock. He also started a coaching and training company.

Active Awards


2013
Enterprise Center Expansion

Sponsor: EDA-Economic Development Administration – Award $1,200,000
Incubation with Urgency: A Collaborative Ecosystem for Developing Entrepreneurs
Sponsor: EDA-Economic Development Administration – Award $500,000

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College of Education and Social Sciences

Department of Education

Dr. Janet Hindman
Department of Education
Office:
OM 445, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2615
Email: jhindman@wtamu.edu
Dr. Hindman's Bio
Dr. Hindman's CV

Janet Hindman, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Director of Accreditation



Project Interests


Dr. Hindman's is an education specialist who has interests in curriculum management and has experience in all levels of education (pre-school through post-secondary) as well as the democratic process.

Active Awards


2015
Validating the Collaborative Regional Education Model: Technology in Rural Classrooms
Sponsor: Department of Education – Award $56,000
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Graduate School

Graduate School and Research

Dr. Angela Spaulding
The Graduate School
Office: KRC 104A, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2731
Email: aspaulding@wtamu.edu
Dr. Spaulding's Bio
Dr. Spaulding's CV

Angela Spaulding, Ed.D.
Vice President for Research and Compliance
Dean of Graduate School
Chief Research Officer
Professor of Educational Leadership


Project Interests


Dr. Spaulding’s research interests include leadership, group dynamics, micropolitics, multiculturalism, service learning, and school violence. She has been recognized for outstanding accomplishment in leadership, scholarship and service through the Regents’ Initiative for Excellence in Education. She has more than 90 professional publications and presentations to her credit and has served as the guest editor for the national publication Journal of School Public Relations. In addition, she has over $3,870,000 in awarded grants where she served as Principal or Co-Principal Investigator.

Active Awards


2013
AGEP-T: Collaborative Research: Advancing Interdisciplinary STEM Graduate Education in Energy and Sustainability Disciplines
Sponsor: NSF – Award $105,998

2012
UL Wind Turbine Facility
Sponsor: UL - Underwriters Laboratory – Award $3,575,802

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Other Entities

Julie Arias
Other Entities
Office:
SUB 112A, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-5351
Email: jarias@wtamu.edu

Julie G. Arias
Executive Director of University Outreach

Project Interests


College access and equity programs targeting low-income, first generation students. Services are delivered via outreach with community partners and benefit P-16 students. Interests include Latino student access, regional engagement in campus diversity programs, and first-generation college student mentoring to high school students. Also of interest are those activities that support the engagement of our incoming students in a successful university experience.

Active Awards


2013
Work Study Student Mentorship Program
Sponsor: THECB – Award: $200,000

2011
College Talent Search Program
Sponsor: Department of Education – Award $1,137,971

2009
Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE)
Sponsor: TACHE/LUMINA – Award $80,511

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Mike Cook
Other Entities
Office:
KRC 159B, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-5294
Email: mcook@wtamu.edu

Mike Cook
Director of McNair Scholars Program

Project Interests


The purpose of the McNair Scholars Program is to prepare eligible participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. Students engage in independent summer research under the guidance of a faculty member. Eleven students are selected for research and also to participate in summer and academic year seminars related to graduate school admission. Related activities include academic counseling, securing financial assistance for graduate school, GRE preparation, and the opportunity to present their research at professional conferences. The goal is to increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society.

Active Awards


2012
WTAMU Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
Sponsor: Department of Education - Award $1,151,345

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Jon Davis
Other Entities
Office:
CC106K, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2335
Email: jdavis@wtamu.edu

Jon Davis
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs -
Student Services


Project Interests


The Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) program is a Department of Education grant that provides childcare subsidies to eligible students with children in Kids Kollege, the University’s campus-based childcare center. Through this program, students may be eligible to waive up to 75 percent of their childcare expenses.

Active Awards


2013
Texas Panhandle Centers Professional Services Agreements
Sponsor: Texas Panhandle Centers Behavioral & Developmental Health – Award $106,000
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Cathy Dixon
Other Entities
Office:
PDRF 169, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-3401
Email: cdixon@wtamu.edu

Cathy Dixon
Director of University Research Alliance

Project Interests


University Research Alliance manages and administers university contracts on behalf of the US. Department of Energy. The contracts are: 1) the Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards competition, a national competition that is designed to encourage innovation in nuclear fuel cycle research, and 2) the Russian Academic Program in Nonproliferation and International Security, a program coordinated with Texas A&M University and two Russian institutions that is designed to ensure Russia’s next generation of nuclear specialists is equipped with modern practices and training in nonproliferation and international security issues.

Active Awards


2012
Fuel Cycle Support Program
Sponsor: DOE – Award $1,349,400
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Other Entities
Office:
CL 129, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2225
Email: mjarvis@wtamu.edu

Mary Jarvis
Assistant Director of Information and Library Resources

Project Interests


Through her work in library administration, Mrs. Jarvis has highlighted the importance of the Civil Rights of all in America, the history of our nation, and the power of the written word.

Active Awards


2014
Changing America
Sponsor: NEH - National Endowment for the Humanities – Award $1,700
Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry
Sponsor: NEH - National Endowment for the Humanities – Award $1,200

2013
Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle
Sponsor: NEH - National Endowment for the Humanities – Award $1,200
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Judy Kelley
Other Entities
Office:
KRC 138, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-8775
Email: jkelley@wtamu.edu

Judy Kelley
Executive Project Director, TRSI
Associate Director, West Texas Office of Evaluation and Research (WTER)


Project Interests


Ms. Kelley guides evaluation services for funded projects. WTER provides a multi-disciplinary approach to evaluation through its associates who are faculty holding doctorates in statistics, political science, education, and communication; and staff having K-16 mathematics teaching experience and experience directing K-12 mathematics and science education projects funded by the National Science Foundation. Associates have completed training at Western Michigan University’s Evaluation Center, the Evaluators’ Institute, and/or American Evaluation Association sponsored workshops. Ms. Kelley works with principal investigators during proposal development to create an evaluation plan for their proposed projects. If funding is awarded, she works to implement the proposed project evaluation plans.

Active Awards

WTER currently provides external evaluation services for 30 funded projects. Funding for these projects is provided by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Texas Education Agency and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Three of these funded projects are housed at WT. WTER also provides evaluation for projects located at Amarillo College, Angelo State University, Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M International University, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, University of Texas- Arlington, and Science Approach, a limited liability corporation in Tucson, Arizona.
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Martin Lopez
Other Entities
Office:
SUB 112D, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2359
Email: mlopez@wtamu.edu

Martin Lopez
Executive Director of special Programs, CAMP and Upward Bound

Project Interests


The CAMP project provides financial assistance, academic advising and assessment services, tutoring, supplemental instruction, career preparation, leadership training and cultural enrichment activities. Success in reaching the project outcomes will be shown by participants gaining academic skills, receiving sufficient financial aid and by students gaining motivation and self-confidence to continue enrollment after successfully completing their first year at WT.
Upward Bound is designed to provide comprehensive and meaningful information for identification and selection of applicants; assessment of needs, services and guidance to ensure academic growth, target school and parent involvement; pre-college services to ensure enrollment and persistence in postsecondary education.

Active Awards


2012
FY 2012 Application for Grants Under Regular Upward Bound
Sponsor: Department of Education – Award $1,639,315
Upward Bound Math and Science
Sponsor: Department of Education – Award $1,236,925
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Dr. David Parker
Other Entities
Office:
ANS 321, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-3872
Email: dparker@wtamu.edu
Dr. Parker's Bio
Dr. Parker's CV

David B. Parker, Ph.D.
Professor



Project Interests


Dr. Parker has more than 230 total publications, including 72 refereed journal articles and 132 conference proceedings. He was the recipient of the 2014 WTAMU ‘Intellectual Contributions Award’ at both the college and university-wide levels. His air quality team awards include the 2010 ‘Notable Technology Development Award’ presented by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer, the 2010 Texas Environmental Excellence Award in Agriculture, and the 2008 Texas A&M Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence. He has received two ASABE Superior Paper Awards, and has attracted more than $2 million in research and equipment grants from the USDA, National Science Foundation, and various private entities.

Active Awards


2015
Odor Control Evaluation Project
Sponsor: BTS of Texas, LLC - Award $14,161.00

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Other Entities
Office:
OM 307C, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2247
Email: mrueda@wtamu.edu

Misty Rueda
Program Director - College Access for the High Plains

Project Interests


Mrs. Rueda’s interests are established in higher education – she has coordinated relationships between corporations and foundations, psychological research and services for veterans, and development grants for faculty and staff.

Active Awards


2014
Americorps VISTA Program
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service – Award
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Dr. Wade Shaffer
Other Entities
Office:
OM 307, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2044
Email: wshaffer@wtamu.edu

Wade Shaffer, Ph.D.
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Project Interests


Dr. Shaffer's research involves 19th century southern newspapers and their role in shaping political affairs in the south and the nation. He is especially interested in The Richmond Enquirer, which was edited for forty-one years by Thomas Ritchie. Dr. Shaffer recently published an historiographical essay on Jacksonian politics in a book entitled The Age of Andrew Jackson.

Active Awards


2012
No Limits/No Excuses College Success Coaches
Sponsor: TX Guaranteed Student Loan Corp. – Award $136,509
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Guy C. Vanderpool
Other Entities
Office:
MUSEUM ANNEX 206A, Canyon, TX 79016
Phone: 806-651-2246
Email: cvanderpool@wtamu.edu

Guy C. Vanderpool
Director, Museum

Project Interests


Guy C. Vanderpool is the Director of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state of Texas. Prior to becoming the director of PPHM in April 2004, he was executive director of the Texarkana Museums System from 1994 to 2004, and curator at the Dallas Historical Society from 1992 to 1994. He is past-president of the Arkansas Museums Association and is currently president of the Texas Association of Museums.

Active Awards


2011
Provide for the Professional Care, Management, and Conservation of the Archeological Collections at Lake Meredith NRA
Sponsor: DOI - Department of the Interior – Award $45,000
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No Photo of Gina Woodward found
Other Entities
Office:
SBDC, Amarillo, TX 79101
Phone: 806-372-5151
Email: gina@wtsbdc.com

Gina Woodward
Director of the Panhandle Small Business Development Center

Project Interests


With a background in marketing and psychology, Gina is interested in everything that makes small businesses work well.

Active Awards


2015
SBDC FY 2015
Sponsor: TTU-SBA – Award $127,400
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Index by Name


Lal K. Almas, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Agricultural Business
and Economics

Julie G. Arias
Director of College Access Programs

Carolyn L. Bouma, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology

Erick Butler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering

Catherine Clewett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics

Mike Cook
Director of McNair Scholars Program

Jon Davis
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs - Student Services

Robert E. DeOtte, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., P.G.
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Cathy Dixon
Director of University Research Alliance

Nick Flynn, Ph.D.
Department Head, Professor

Bridget L. Guerrero, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sciences

Dean Hawkins, Ph.D.
Department Head
Professor of Agricultural Sciences

Janet Hindman, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education

Nathan Howell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering

Emily M. Hunt, Ph.D.
Director, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Matthew N. Jackson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Mary Jarvis
Assistant Director of Information and Library Resources

Richard Kazmaier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology

Judy Kelley
Associate Director, West Texas Office of Evaluation and Research (WTER)

Ty E. Lawrence, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Animal Science

Pamela Lockwood, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Martin Lopez
Director of CAMP/Upward Bound

Ray Matlack, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology

David B Parker, Ph.D.
Professor

Bonnie B. Pendleton, Ph.D.
Professor of Integrated Pest Management - Entomology

John Richeson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

William "Jim" Rogers, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Science

Misty Rueda
Program Director - College Access for the High Plains

Wade Shaffer, Ph.D.
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Angela Spaulding, Ed.D.
Vice President for Research and Compliance
Dean of Graduate School
Chief Research Officer
Professor of Educational Leadership

Shiquan Tao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ross W. Wilson Chair in Chemistry

David Terry
Executive Director of the Enterprise Center
Part-time Instructor of Management

Guy C. Vanderpool
Director, Museum

Mallory K. Vestal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Gina Woodward
Director of the Panhandle Small Business Development Center

 

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