The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

DEAN AND ASSOCIATE DEANS


Dean Margaret Tresch Owen

Dr. Margaret Tresch Owen
Interim Dean

Dr. Margaret Tresch Owen was appointed interim dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences in October 2018. She holds the Robinson Family Professorship in Psychological Sciences. Dr. Owen is known for her research on parent-child relationships and relations between children’s experiences – in their families, child care, and school – and developmental outcomes from infancy through adolescence. Also serving as director of the Center for Children and Families, she previously served as program head for the MS program in human development and early childhood disorders.




Dr. Melanie J. Spence

Dr. Melanie J. Spence
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies

In her role as associate dean, Dr. Spence provides resources and support for students enrolled as undergraduates at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Dr. Spence is a leading researcher in the area of how young infants process speech stimuli and faces.


Dr. Robert D. Stillman

Dr. Robert D. Stillman
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

In his role as associate dean, Dr. Stillman provides resources and support for students enrolled in graduate programs at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Dr. Stillman focuses his research on the acquisition of communicative skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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