BROWNWOOD – August 28, 2013 – Howard Payne University has named Dr. Pamela Bryant dean of the university’s School of Science and Mathematics. She had served as interim dean since the fall 2012 semester.
Dr. Bryant, a professor of chemistry, came to HPU in 2001. She holds a doctorate in chemistry from Louisiana State University and completed post-doctoral work in chemical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition, she holds a bachelor’s degree in math and a master’s degree in chemical education, both from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
In conjunction with other science and math faculty members, Dr. Bryant recently launched HPU’s new engineering science degree program and has led the university to seek membership in the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing based in Abilene. In addition, Dr. Bryant helped to develop a Teacher Quality Grant with Dr. Michael Rosato, dean of HPU’s School of Education, to promote improved instruction in mathematics and science for Texas schoolchildren by providing professional development for their teachers.
Dr. Bryant received HPU’s Excellence in Teaching award in 2003 and the Outstanding Faculty Member award for the 2005-2006 academic year.
“We’re very pleased with the excellent ways in which Dr. Bryant has served the university,” said Dr. Mark Tew, provost and chief academic officer. “We look forward to many more advances for the School of Science and Mathematics under her leadership.”
Photo cutline: Dr. Pamela Bryant has been named dean of the School of Science and Mathematics at Howard Payne University.