Fort Worth, TX | April 12, 2013 09:29 AM | Print this story
TCU appointed Philip S. Hartman, Ph.D. dean of the College of Science & Engineering at TCU. Hartman will begin his role as dean June 1, 2013. He has served as TCU’s interim dean of the College of Science and Engineering since June 2012.
“Dr. Hartman is an excellent choice,” said Nowell Donovan, TCU provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “He has provided TCU with many years of service. I am confident TCU’s College of Science & Engineering program will continue to grow and reach new heights of excellence with Dean Hartman.”
“I am so thrilled to have been chosen for this position,” said Hartman. “My time as interim dean has given me the opportunity to understand the needs of the college and I look forward to the opportunity to lead the college in its quest for excellence.”
Hartman earned a bachelor’s degree in bacteriology from Iowa State University in 1975 and a doctoral degree in microbiology from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1979. Hartman became a National Science Foundation post-doctoral fellow in 1980 and an American Cancer Society post-doctoral fellow in 1981 through a program at the University of Minnesota.
Hartman began his tenure at TCU as an assistant professor of biology in 1981. He was promoted to associate professor in 1987 and professor in 1994. Since 1992 Hartman has chaired the Health Professions Advisory Committee. In addition, he is faculty adviser to TCU’s chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the pre-health professions honor society and chair of the Pre-Health Professions Program. Hartman is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Honor College Professor of the Year, the Wassenich Award for Mentoring to the TCU Community and the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Teacher-Scholar.