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Dean Pamela Jansma

With outstanding departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology, the College of Science offers world class education and research programs.

In addition to providing our students with strong core training in the sciences, we provide unparalleled opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who want to pursue research with our internationally acclaimed faculty.

Great advising and career counseling to prepare students for professional programs, graduate school and leadership positions in science research and industry complement our educational programs. I invite you to browse our website, call us, email, or better yet, come visit us to meet with our advisors and tour our research facilities and departments to find out which of our excellent programs is right for you!

Pam Jansma
Dean, College of Science

Past deans of the College of Science

Peter R. Girardot 1966-73 Verne C. Cox (interim dean) 1996-98
William R. Meacham (acting dean) 1973-74 Neal J. Smatresk 1998-04
Howard J. Arnott 1974-90 Paul B. Paulus 2004-09
S. Peter Rosen 1990-96    

About the Dean

Dr. Pamela Jansma has more than two decades of experience in higher education. She became the eighth dean of UT Arlington’s College of Science in August 2009, replacing Dr. Paul Paulus.

An accomplished administrator and faculty member, Dr. Jansma’s research interests include microplate tectonics and strain partitioning. She has published numerous articles in scientific journals, and her research has received funding from the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense and NASA, among other sources.

Before coming to UT Arlington, she was dean of New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. She previously was chair of the Department of Geosciences at the University of Arkansas and associate dean for research and academic affairs for the College of Arts and Sciences of Puerto Rico. She is a member of the Geological Society of America, American Geophysical Union and Sigma Xi, an international scientific research society.

Dr. Jansma was born in Tokyo, Japan, and also lived in Chicago, the Netherlands and Scarsdale, N.Y., while growing up. She earned doctoral and master’s degrees in geological sciences from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in geology from Stanford University. She and her husband, Glen Mattioli, have two children.
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