About Us

About the Dean

College of Science and Engineering Technology Interim Dean: 

Dr. Melinda Holt 

Melinda Headshot

Dr. Holt holds a Ph.D. in Statistics (1995), an M.A. in Mathematics (1991), and a B.A. in Mathematics (1990) from Baylor University. Her research interests include Bayesian statistical methods for disease testing, clinical trials, nursing, and public health. Dr. Holt has received several National Science Foundation grants to expand student access to STEM education and research opportunities.

Prior to joining SHSU in 2006, Dr. Holt held faculty positions at Northern Kentucky University, Texas Woman’s University, and Southern Louisiana University; she has spent her faculty career in regional universities with diverse populations, recruiting students and mentoring them in STEM disciplines.

Dr. Holt has served Sam Houston State University and the College of Science & Engineering Technology in a variety of roles, these include: COSET Associate Dean of Curriculum and Assessment (2021-2022), Chair for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (2017-2021), and Associate Chair for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (2014-2017).  Additionally, she has also served the statistics profession both regionally and nationally as a member of the American Statistical Association’s Board of Directors, Vice-Chair of the American Statistical Association’s Council of Chapters Governing Board, and President and Secretary of the Council of Texas Statisticians.

Dean's Office Staff

Dr. Melinda Holt

Interim Dean

Dr. Dustin Jones

Interim Associate Dean 

Dr. Li-Jen Lester

Associate Dean 

Angie Jackson

Executive Assistant to the Dean 

Shellie Armstrong

Administrative Coordinator 

Katelyn Conner

Administrative Associate

Susan Floyd

Administrative Assistant 


Contact us: 

Physical Address: 
1900 Avenue I, Room 200
Huntsville, TX 77340

Mailing Address:
Sam Houston State University
Box 2209
Huntsville, TX 77341-2209

936.294.1401 
936.294.1598 (fax)
281-657-6436 (Houston)

Email: COSET@SHSU.edu