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Dr. Grady Price Blount

Department of Physics & Astronomy

Office Location: AGET 116

Phone: 903-886-5781


Professional Vita

Academic Positions Held

2011-present Texas A&M University-Commerce

Dean, College of Science, Engineering & Agriculture (CoSEA) and Professor of Physics; Inaugural dean for new integrated college with six academic departments and ≈125 employees. Bottom up mentoring and management establishing a shared mission and creating a culture of assessment with transparent operations. Accreditation and assessment oversight and guidance. $7M Budget administration. Development and implementation of novel academic programs and distance education (DE) best practices. Institutional budget review and development.

2006-2011 Angelo State University

Dean, College of Sciences and Professor of Geosciences; Academic supervision and engagement for six to eight departments and ≈80-100 employees in science, mathematics and nursing. Created new College of Nursing and Allied Health in 2009. Planning, organization, administrative assessment and oversight, budget administration on $5M/year, planning, and implementation of student learning outcomes measurement.

1993-2006 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Assistant Vice-President for Research and Associate Graduate Dean (2004-2006); Coordination of institutional doctoral-comprehensive initiative. Accreditation support, Program Reviews, coordination of Centers and Institutes. Other duties supporting 27 master’s degree programs and 4 doctoral programs. Coordination of Ph.D. program in Coastal and Marine System Science.
Chair (1995-2006) of the Department of Physical and Life Sciences. Operation and administration of an interdisciplinary group serving more than 90 faculty and staff with 1,200 majors in eight undergraduate and graduate degrees. Budgeting, personnel evaluations, operations, policy implementation, and leadership initiatives.
Professor (1998-2006) of Environmental Science and Geology. Department of Physical and Life Sciences; Undergraduate and graduate classroom teaching. Advising, community outreach, and externally-funded scholarly activities. Associate Professor (1993-1998).

1988-1993 The University of North Dakota

Associate Professor (1991) of Space Studies, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Upper division and graduate DE and classroom teaching at Grand Forks, Grand Forks Air Force Base, and Minot Air Force Base campuses. Earth System Science initiative. Space Grant College satellite coordinator.

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