Applied Science is a discipline that applies existing technical knowledge to develop practical applications in fields such as technology, management, production, or invention. Focusing on real world practices, applied science eschews theory for application with a particular emphasis on workforce development in a broad interdisciplinary background preparing students for both advanced graduate studies as well as direct participation as leaders in the technical workforce.
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Dr. Blount has over 30 years of interdisciplinary science, technology, and policy teaching experience at the university level.A first generation college student himself, Blount is passionate about making higher education accessible to all students.
Mrs. Lair has served as the director of the Applied Sciences at TAMU-Commerce since 2009, and served as the outreach coordinator for the program prior to that time. She earned her MS in Management from TAMU-Commerce in 2008.
Mrs. Lancaster earned her MS from TAMU-Commerce in 2004 and has been awarded several Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards from the Texas A&M University System. She has been teaching at TAMUC for 7 years.
Mrs. Sadler earner her MS in Management from TAMU-Commerce in 2004, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Psychology from TAMU-Commerce, with an expected graduation date in 2015. She has been an Instructor of Applied Sciences since 2006.
Mrs. Taggart earned her MBA from East Texas State University and has completed additional Post-Graduate Coursework at the University of North Texas. She has professional experience in accounting and maintains her Texas CPA.