List of Texas Tech University faculty

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This is a partial list of past and present faculty members at Texas Tech University.

Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources[edit]

Name Department Notability Joined TTU Left/retired Alumnus/na? Refs

Architecture[edit]

Name Department Notability Joined TTU Left/retired Alumnus/na? Refs
Upe Flueckiger Architecture Internationally recognized because of the design of his house. 1998 (Active) no [1]
Name Department Notability Joined TTU Left/retired Alumnus/na? Refs
Dora Epstein-Jones Architecture Recognized for her scholarship on Architecture discipline and gender. 2019 (Active) no [2]

Arts and Sciences[edit]

Name Department Notability Joined TTU Left/retired Alumnus/na? Refs
William Curry Holden Archaeologist and historian
Paul H. Carlson Historian of Texas and the American West 1973 2009
Ernest Wallace Historian of the South Plains and the Comanche [3]
Alwyn Barr Historian [4]
Allan J. Kuethe Historian of Latin America [5]
Dan Flores Historian of the American West, formerly at Texas Tech, later with the University of Montana
Sankar Chatterjee Paleontologist
Jo Carr English professor who became one of the first women Methodist pastors and church administrators in the South Plains
F. Alton Wade Scientist, leader of the Texas Tech Shackleton Glacier Expedition and namesake of Mount Wade in Antarctica [6]
Hasan Bülent Paksoy Pioneer in Central Asian studies.
Stephen Graham Jones Blackfeet author, former associate professor at Texas Tech
Burwell B. Bell III US Army general, former ROTC instructor at Texas Tech
Alberto Gonzales Former United States Attorney General, political science professor and diversity recruiter
Daniel O. Nathan Philosophy Paradox of Intentionalism

Business[edit]

Name Department Notability Joined TTU Left/retired Alumnus/na? Refs
David A. Bednar Management assistant professor of Management (1984–1986); president of Brigham Young University–Idaho (1997–2004) 1984 1986 no [7]
Shelby D. Hunt Marketing Highly cited marketing professor. 1980 Active no [8][9]
Kent Hance Business Law Professor of Business Law (1968–1973); Texas State Senator (1975–1979); U.S. House Representative (1979–1985); Texas Tech University System Chancellor (2006–2014) 1968 1973 yes

Education[edit]

Name Department Notability Joined TTU Left/retired Alumnus/na? Refs
Michael Shonrock Educational Psychology Educational psychologist, former Texas Tech University administrator, and Emporia State University president. 1990 2011 no [10]

Engineering[edit]

Name Department Notability Joined TTU Left/retired Alumnus/na? Refs
M. M. Ayoub Ergonomics Pioneer in the field of Ergonomics no [11]
Chau-Chyun Chen Molecular Thermodynamics National Academy of Engineering member, 2013 (Active) no [12][13]
Fazle Hussain Fluid Dynamics National Academy of Engineering member, 2013 (Active) no [12][13]
Magne Kristiansen Pulsed Power Pulsed power expert and recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal no [14][15][16]
Kishor C. Mehta Wind Engineering National Academy of Engineering member, former director of the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center, and developed the Enhanced Fujita Scale. 1965 (Active) no [13][17]
Danny Reible Water Resources National Academy of Engineering member, 2013 (Active) no [13][18][19]

Human Sciences[edit]

Name Department Notability Joined TTU Left/retired Alumnus/na? Refs
Thomas C. Butler Former professor, credited with making oral hydration the standard treatment for diarrhea, lost samples of the bacteria that causes bubonic plague
Carlos Manuel Chavez, Heart surgeon
Gabor B. Racz Pioneer in the treatment of chronic pain [20]
Tom Shires Chair of the Surgery department (1991–1995), trauma surgeon who pioneered administering saline to shock and surgical patients

Law[edit]

Name Department Notability Joined TTU Left/retired Alumnus/na? Refs

Media & Communication[edit]

Name Department Notability Joined TTU Left/retired Alumnus/na? Refs
Pete Brewton Journalism Active no
Wyman Meinzer Photography State Photographer of Texas, 1974

Visual and Performing Arts[edit]

Name Department Notability Joined TTU Left/retired Alumnus/na? Refs
Julien Paul Blitz Cellist, conductor, and teacher; first music director of the Houston Symphony
David Brandon Guitar professor and musician who toured with guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening for fifteen years [21]
Mary Jeanne van Appledorn Composer
John Gillas Music Horn Professor of Music 1971 2002

Athletics[edit]

Name Department Notability Joined TTU Left/retired Alumnus/na? Refs
J. William Davis Government Father of the National Letter of Intent system, former chairman of Texas Tech's Athletic Council 1938 no [22][23]
Marsha Sharp Women's Basketball 1993 Women's Basketball Championship Coach 1982 no
Susan Polgar Four-time women’s classical world chess champion and five-time Olympic chess champion
Dave Aranda
Gary Ashby
Art Baker
Virgil Ballard
Bob Bass
Jim Bates
Richard Bell
Bob Beyer
Rodney Blackshear
Art Briles
Alvin Brooks
Dave Brown
Neal Brown
Watson Brown
Jim Carlen
Ralph Carpenter Former sports information director, credited with coining the term, "It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings" [24]
Pete Cawthon
Darrin Chiaverini
Sandy Collins
Romeo Crennel Defensive assistant, head coach of the Cleveland Browns 1975 1977
Sonny Cumbie
Dee Andros
Frank Anderson
Robert Anae
Jim Acree
Rodney Allison
Spike Dykes Former head football coach, second all-time winningest coach in Texas Tech football history
Sonny Dykes
Rex Dockery
James Dickey
Kevin Curtis
Kristy Curry
Rob Evans
Beattie Feathers
Rockey Felker
Ruben Felix
Ewing Y. Freeland
Gary Gaines
Gene Gibson
Billy Gillispie
Chad Glasgow
W. L. Golightly
John Goodner
Cari Groce
Al Groh
Trey Haverty
Larry Hays Former head baseball coach, one of the winningest coaches in college baseball
Ray Hayward
Grady Higginbotham
Dana Holgorsen
Victor Houston
Berl Huffman
Bubba Jennings
Mike Jinks
Art Kaufman
Joe Kerbel
J. T. King
Kliff Kingsbury
Jack Kiser
Trish Kissiar-Knight
Wes Kittley
John Lovett
Manny Matsakis
Sam McElroy
Edward McKeever
Greg McMackin
Ruffin McNeill
David McWilliams
Jack Mitchell
Jeff Mitchell
Jerry Moore
Dell Morgan
Eric Morris (coach)
Carl Mulleneaux
Gerald Myers
Brian Norwood
Bill Parcells Assistant football coach, went on to win two Super Bowls as head coach of the New York Giants 1975 1977
Mike Leach Former head football coach, all-time winningest coach in Texas Tech football history
Kris Kocurek
Pat Knight
Bob Knight Former head men's basketball coach, all-time winningest NCAA D-1 men's basketball coach; Basketball Hall of Fame inductee
Bud Sherrod
Tim Siegel
Dean Slayton
Steve Sloan
Mike Smith
Tubby Smith
Dan Spencer
Tom Stone
Amy Suiter
Jerry Sullivan
Tim Tadlock
Grant Teaff
Chris Thomsen
Stacey Totman
Tommy Tuberville
Chris Walker
Wade Walker
DeWitt Weaver
James Willis
Teresa Wilson
Tom Wilson
Charlie Sadler
Doc Sadler
Greg Sands
John Scott, Jr.
Kal Segrist
Lyle Setencich
Jim Wright
Willie Zapalac
Polk Robison
Travaris Robinson
Sam Robertson
Louise Ritter
Richard Ritchie
Robert Prunty
Todd Petty
Victor Payne
Jim Parmer

References[edit]

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