College Leadership

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Dean David Vanden Bout

David A. Vanden Bout is Robert E. Boyer Chair in Natural Sciences and a professor of chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin. He has served in college leadership since 2014, including overseeing undergraduate education at a time of record hikes in graduation rates and student success. He oversees the largest college at UT Austin, supporting nearly 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 700 faculty and over 1,200 staff and connections with 80,000 living alumni representing a breadth of science, math and technology disciplines. 

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Kathy Bartsch

  • Assistant to the Dean

College Leaders

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Michael Drew

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
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Shardha Jogee

  • Professor
  • Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Rex G. Baker, Jr. and McDonald Observatory Centennial Research Professorship in Astronomy
Roland K. Blumberg Endowment in Astronomy

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Dan Knopf

  • Professor
  • Associate Dean for Graduate Education
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Andreas Matouschek

  • Professor
  • Associate Dean for Research and Facilities
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Melissa Taylor

  • Senior Assistant Dean for Strategy and Equity Initiatives

Ricardo Medina

  • Assistant Dean for Business Services
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Zak Richards

  • Chief Development Officer
Telephone Number:4342702138
Building: WCH
Room Number:2.104
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Christine Sinatra

  • Director of Communications
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Mark McFarland

  • Executive Director for Information Technology

Department Chairs & Unit Directors

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Volker Bromm

  • Professor
  • Department Chair, Astronomy

Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professorship in Astronomy
Josey Centennial Professorship in Astronomy
Distinguished Teaching Professor

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Jennifer Brodbelt

  • Professor
  • Department Chair, Chemistry

Larry R. Faulkner Departmental Chair for Excellence in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Rowland Pettit Centennial Chair in Chemistry
Department of Chemistry Excellence Endowment
William H. Wade Administrative Endowment in Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Don Fussell

  • Professor
  • Department Chair, Computer Science

Trammell Crow Regents Professorship in Computer Science

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Stephen Russell

  • Professor
  • Director, School of Human Ecology
  • Department Chair, Human Development & Family Sciences

I will consider applications for graduate students for fall 2023. Undergraduate students also participate in the SOGI Health & Rights Lab as research assistants and to do independent projects. Learn more on the lab webpage on teaching and mentoring.

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Claus Wilke

  • Professor
  • Department Chair, Integrative Biology

Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professorship in Molecular Evolution
Dwight W. and Blanche Faye Reeder Centennial Fellowship in Systematic and Evolutionary Biology

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Edward Buskey

  • Professor
  • Department Chair, Marine Science
  • Director, Marine Science Institute

Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Regents Chair in Marine Science

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Thomas Chen

  • Professor
  • Department Chair, Mathematics
Building: PMA
Room Number:12.138
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Jeffrey M. Gross

  • Professor
  • Department Chair, Molecular Biosciences

Lorene Morrow Kelley Endowed Faculty Fellow

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Robert Messing

  • Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology
  • Chair, Department of Neuroscience
  • Director, Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research

M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Chair in Molecular Biology

Telephone Number:650-678-7010
Building: HDB
Room Number:5.320
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Molly Bray

  • Professor
  • Chair, Nutritional Sciences
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Pablo Laguna

  • Professor
  • Chair, Department of Physics
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Catherine (Kate) Calder

  • Professor
  • Chair, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
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Michael Marder

  • Professor
  • Director, UTeach
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Taft Armandroff

  • Professor
  • Director, McDonald Observatory

Frank and Susan Bash Endowed Chair for the Director of McDonald Observatory

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Janice A. Fischer

  • Professor
  • Director, Biology Instructional Office
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Lee Clippard

  • Executive Director, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center