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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!

James Grover
Interim Dean 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 Pamela Jansma 2009-14

About the Dean

Dr. James Grover has over 20 years of experience at UT Arlington as both a professor and administrator, including close involvement in strategic planning for research and student success. He is serving as the interim Dean of Science while a University committee conducts a national search for a new dean.

Dr. Grover joined the UT Arlington biology faculty in 1993 and has done exemplary work in research and education, as well as in leadership roles in various capacities. In 2008, he helped secure a National Science Foundation grant to establish the Undergraduate Training in Theoretical Ecology Research (UTTER) program, which seeks to improve undergraduate science education and encourages biology and mathematics students to learn about the opposite discipline and conduct collaborative research. In April 2012 he became the College of Science’s associate dean for research and graduate studies, and since then he has worked diligently to improve the College’s research environment and to enhance its graduate curriculum.

He earned a B.A. in Environmental Science from the State University of New York in Purchase, N.Y., in 1982 and received a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Minnesota in 1988. His research focuses on subjects relating to algal ecology, microbial ecology, theoretical ecology, and water quality in lakes, rivers and reservoirs.

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