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Sept. 12, 2013

Chapman returns to SHSU as Senior Scientist of TRIES

Dr. Brian R. Chapman has been named Senior Research Scientist at the Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies (TRIES) at Sam Houston State University.

“Brian Chapman is well respected in the scientific community,” says Dr. Jerry L. Cook, Associate Vice President over the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. “His addition to the research team at TRIES elevates our recognition and will provide leadership for other scientists at the institute. I am excited about his return to our university.”

Dr. Chapman brings more than 40 years of higher education experience and research expertise to his new position at TRIES. He has goals to further establish SHSU as an excellent and reputable research university and develop first-rate research teams involving faculty, staff and administration.

“It is great to be back at a university where I have so many friends,” Chapman says. “SHSU has grown and expanded its quality reputation in teaching, research and service.  I am looking forward to being a part of the university’s continued growth and excellence.”

Dr. Chapman spent 17 years at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as a professor of biology and college administrator. After working at the University of Oklahoma and University of Georgia, Chapman came to SHSU where he was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of Zoology. Upon leaving SHSU in 2005, Chapman was Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at West Texas A&M University. He held similar positions at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the University of Houston before returning to SHSU.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs assists in all aspects of research and other creative endeavors performed by students and faculty at the Sam Houston State University.

Contact and Writer: Andrew Devey

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