Quality Faculty and Staff
Our faculty includes a Nobel laureate, members of the national academies and other prominent researchers.
- Nobel laureate and physicist Dr. Russell Hulse.
- Dr. Hobson Wildenthal, president ad interim and Cecil H. Green Distinguished Chair of Academic Leadership.
- Accounting professor Dr. Daniel Cohen.
- National Academy of Engineering member and nanotechnology pioneer Dr. Ray Baughman.
- National Academy of Sciences member and geographer Dr. Brian Berry.
- Dr. Marion Underwood, dean of graduate studies and associate provost.
- Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara, professor of engineering and mechanical engineering.
- All endowed professorships and chairs…
State-of-the-Art Classrooms and Laboratories
UT Dallas provides research space for programs in biology, engineering, sound design, finance and more.
Enriching Research Programs
Poised to become a national research university, UT Dallas is home to a number of centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning.
UT Dallas graduates not only have high acceptance rates to medical schools and other post-graduate programs, but they also go on to prominence in a variety of fields:
- Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
- Naveen Jindal, chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Limited and former member of India’s parliament.
- Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Vilas Research Professor and Sir Frederick C. Bartlett Professor of Psychology at University of Wisconsin—Madison.
- Paul Waddell, professor of city and regional planning at the University of California, Berkeley.
- Former Texas Rep. Jerry Madden.
- Astronaut Dr. James F. Reilly, II.
- James Von Ehr, II, founder and CEO of Zyvex Labs, LLC.
- Former television news anchor Tracy Rowlett.
- Sam Gilliland, former chairman and CEO of travel-industry giant Sabre Holdings and member of the President’s Management Advisory Board.
Researchers at UT Dallas have made significant contributions to various fields of study.
- Mechanical engineering: Engineers create structures tougher than bulletproof vests.
- Mechanical engineering and chemistry: UT Dallas team infuses polymer chemistry into ‘Minecraft’ modification.
- Nanotechnology: Scientists stretch electrically conducting fibers to new lengths.
- Criminology: Researchers show national football league players have lower total crime rate than general population.
- Neuroscience: Vagus nerve stimulation shows progress in stroke patient recovery.
- Neuroscience: Marijuana brain study offers new substance by including nicotine use.
- Psychology: Research shows ‘friends’ often lead in teen cyber aggression.
- Economics: Social responsibility promotes conservative risk behavior.
- Concussions: Center for BrainHealth study focuses on athletes.
- Tinnitus: Nerve stimulation proves effective in battle against tinnitus.
- Nanotechnology: UT Dallas researchers create powerful artificial muscles.
- Neuroscience: Researchers find early success in treatment for stroke recovery.