Tarleton Names Sudman Interim Dean of Science and Mathematics


Dr. Phil Sudman has been named Interim Dean of Tarleton State University’s College of Science and Mathematics, effective Aug. 1, pending approval by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

A national search begins this summer.

Currently, Associate Dean of the college, Dr. Sudman joined the Tarleton faculty in 1996, advancing to head of the Department of Biological Sciences 19 years later and serving as Executive Director of Tarleton’s Fort Worth campus in 2016-2020. He is the outgoing Director of the university’s Timberlake Biological Field Station in Goldthwaite, Texas.

“Dr. Sudman’s exceptional record of scholarship, teaching and research makes him the ideal choice to lead our science and mathematics programs,” said Dr. Diane Stearns, Tarleton Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. “I am pleased that we have someone of his caliber to serve in this capacity and appreciate his willingness to do so.”

Dr. Sudman earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from Central College and Fort Hays State University, respectively, and his PhD in zoology from Texas A&M University. He did postdoctoral work at Louisiana State University and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

“I’m extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to serve in this new role and to work alongside so many talented and student-focused faculty each day,” he said. “Together we will continue to promote quality teaching, grow research and scholarship activities, and establish strong partnerships within and outside Tarleton.”

For more information on Tarleton’s College of Science and Mathematics, visit www.tarleton.edu/COSM.

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