Dr. Andrea Graham and Dr. Raymond Green were recently chosen as the new deans of the College of Science and Engineering (COSE) and the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS), respectively, at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Both were serving as the interim dean of their respective colleges at the time of the announcement on April 4, and both assumed their new roles effective immediately.
A&M-Commerce Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Tammi Vacha-Haase had high praise for the new deans.
“Throughout her time in the college, Dr. Graham has been committed to providing increased opportunities for students and faculty while ensuring all are included. An excellent leader, Dr. Graham combines experience, stability, and an innovative outlook as she begins her dean position,” Vacha-Haase said. “Dr. Green is well-equipped to lead this robust college given his rich academic and leadership background. He is a dedicated and compassionate leader who cares deeply about the well-being of those around him and throughout the institution.”
Dr. Andrea Graham
Graham has been with A&M-Commerce since starting as a tenure-track faculty member in 2013. She previously served as interim and then full-time head of the Department of Engineering and Technology beginning in 2016. She had been the Associate Dean of COSE from December 2020 until being named to the interim position in 2022.
She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tuskegee University, an M.S. in Technology Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Before entering the higher education field, Graham worked in the private sector for several years for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and AT&T.
Graham oversaw an enrollment growth of more than 280% in the graduate computer science program in addition to coordination and collaboration on outreach for STEM awareness. She also helped open the Shirly Makerspace, an innovative space for learning new tools and developing creative projects. Her research interests include engineering education, supply chain and transportation logistics, and undergraduate recruitment and retention.
“I am excited and humbled to serve as the next dean of the College of Science and Engineering,” Graham said. “In the world of STEM, we thrive in the pursuit of innovation and discovery. Working with this dynamic group of faculty and staff, COSE will become regionally and nationally recognized for its innovative, immersive and hands-on STEM-forward curriculum, quality instruction, impactful faculty-led undergraduate and graduate research and robust industrial collaborations.”
Dr. Ray Green
Green began his time at A&M-Commerce in 2000 as an assistant professor of psychology. He was tabbed in 2008 as the founding dean of the Honors College and served until being named the COEHS interim dean in September 2022.
He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Drew University, an M.S. in Social Psychology and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology, both from Rutgers University.
Before coming to Commerce, Green held positions at Rutgers, Drew University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Green has been awarded recognitions such as Honors Professor of the Decade and University Global Fellow. He has more than 30 publications and 40 regional and national presentations. In addition to his devotion to A&M-Commerce, he has also served numerous roles, including membership on the National Collegiate Honors Council, as an editor for the Journal of Psychological Inquiry and as a member of the Grant Review Committee for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
“I am excited to continue working with the fantastic faculty, staff and students in the College of Education and Human Services,” Green said. “Through my role as interim dean, I've had the up-close opportunity to see the high-quality work produced throughout the college and have been extremely impressed. My goal is to continue to support these efforts and to bring greater awareness to the cutting-edge work being done throughout the COEHS.”