Texas Tech University Horn Professors, 1967-2016
To be designated a Horn Professor is the highest honor received by a Texas Tech faculty member. The recognition is bestowed upon a faculty member who has attained national and/or international recognition in the areas of research or other creative, scholarly achievement. The nomination process is a highly tiered one, including several steps that include critical scrutiny by an evaluation committee, letters of support by prominent experts in the same field as the nominee, dossiers that demonstrate immense publication and scholarly service, and final ratification by the Board of Regents. 

OP 32.09 outlines the nomination process and selection criteria. The Fall 2011 All Things Texas Tech e-newsletter features a article on Horn Professors titled "TTU Faculty: If You Aspire to be a Horn Professor, Consider This...!" (see the last 8 pages)

Also, a list of Emeritus faculty and Administrative Officers can be found here.

Below is a listing of Texas Tech University Horn Professors, arranged by year of appointment.

Appointment- 1967

  • Carl Hammer, Jr., Classical and Romance Languages
  • Alton Wade, Geology
  • Ernest Wallace, History
  • Elo J. Urbanovsky, Park Administration, Horticulture and Entomology

Appointment- 1968   

Appointment- 1969

  • A. Beatrix Cobb, Psychology
  • Faye L. Bumpass, Classical and Foreign Languages

Appointment- 1970

  • Richard A. Dudek, Industrial Engineering
  • George Neff Stevens, Law

Appointment- 1971

  • Warren Walker, English

Appointment- 1972    

  • Harold Ernest Dregne, Agronomy
  • Richard William Hemingway, Law
  • Clarence Everit Kincaid, Jr., Art
  • Dan Moody Wells, Civil Engineering

Appointment- 1973

  • Morris Sheppard Wallace, Education
  • Russell William Strandtmann, Biology

Appointment- 1975    

Appointment- 1977

  • Magne Kristiansen, Electrical Engineering

Appointment- 1978   

  • M. M. Ayoub, Industrial Engineering
  • Henry A. Wright, Range and Wildlife Management

Appointment- 1979   

Appointment- 1981 

  • William J. Conover, Business Administration [biographical profile]
  • Marion O. Hagler, Electrical Engineering
  • Eric  G. Bolen, Agricultural Sciences

Appointment- 1983  

Appointment- 1984   

  • James G. Hunt, Business Administration
  • Joseph E. Minor, Civil Engineering

Appointment- 1985   

Appointment- 1986 

  • John A. Gillas, Music
  • Janet W. Perez, Classical and Romance Languages
  • J. Knox Jones, Biological and Museum Sciences

Appointment- 1987  

  • David B. Knaff, Chemistry [biographical profile]
  • Walter R. McDonald, English
  • Willard B. Robinson, Architecture

Appointment- 1988 

Appointment- 1989 

Appointment- 1990

  • Raymond C. Jackson, Biological Sciences
  • Allan J. Kuethe, History

Appointment- 1991 

Appointment- 1992

  • Purnendu K. Dasgupta, Chemistry and Biochemistry [vitae]
  • Harley Oberhelman, Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures

Appointment- 1994

Appointment- 1996

  • Clyde Hendrick, Psychology

Appointment- 1997

  • E. Roland Menzel, Physics [vitae, obituary]
  • Henry Nguyen, Plant and Soil Sciences

Appointment- 1999

 Appointment- 2000

Appointment- 2001

Appointment- 2002

Appointment- 2003

  • Loretta Bradley, Education
  • Wijesuriya Dayawansa, Mathematics and Statistics

Appointment- 2004

  • Hafid Gafaiti, Classical and Modern Languages and Literature

Appointment- 2005

  • Vivian Allen, Plant & Soil Science [biographical profile]
  • Susan Hendrick, Psychology
  • Greg McKenna, Chemical Engineering [biographical profile]
  • Sunanda Mitra, Electrical Engineering
  • Marilyn Phelan, Law

Appointment- 2006

Appointment- 2007 [press release]

  • William Casto, Alvin R. Allison Professor of Law [biographical profile]
  • Eileen Johnson, Curator of Anthropology at the Museum of Texas Tech University and Director of the Lubbock Lake Landmark
  • W. David Nes, Chemistry and Biochemistry [personal webpage]

Appointment- 2008 [press release]

Appointment- 2010 [press release]

Appointment- 2011

Appointment- 2012

Appointment- 2013

Appointment- 2014

Appointment- 2015

Appointment- 2016

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