Lambert appointed Interim Dean of Tarleton College of Agriculture


STEPHENVILLE – Dr Barry Lambert has been appointed Acting Dean of Tarleton State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, pending approval from the Board of System Regents at Texas A&M University, what is expected. He succeeds Dr Steve Damron, who retired on August 31.

Previously Associate Dean of the College and Associate Vice President for Research, Lambert joined Tarleton Faculty in 2003, becoming Director of Southwest Regional Dairy and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. He also headed the zootechnics and environmental and agricultural management departments.

“Dr. Lambert’s exceptional track record of education, scholarship and service make him the ideal choice to lead our agriculture and natural resources programs,” said Dr. Karen Murray, Tarleton Provost and vice -Executive President of Academic Affairs. “I am glad that we have someone of his caliber to serve in this capacity and I appreciate his willingness to do so.”

Dr. Lambert has secured nearly $ 20 million in research funding, published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and presented at conferences around the world. As a faculty member of the University Center for Educational Innovation, he has received teaching and research awards.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve my alma mater in this new role and to lead one of the best agricultural programs in the country,” he said. “It is a pleasure to work alongside so many talented and student-oriented faculty every day. “

He received his bachelor’s degree in animal science and his master’s degree in biology from Tarleton and his doctorate in animal science from Kansas State University. He spent two years on a postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

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