January 19, 2017
Clyde F. Martin
A retired Texas Tech University professor has been selected as a member of the Science Advisory Board for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Clyde F. Martin, a Horn Professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, will serve as a special government employee and provide independent expert advice on technical issues underlying EPA policies and decision making.
"I am excited about the possibility of working with the agency on problems of national and international interest," Martin said. "It is an opportunity to explore areas of interest and a place where my expertise in statistics and modeling will be very useful."
Members of the Science Advisory Board are chosen for their scientific and technical expertise, experience and innovation, which play critical roles in the success of the EPA's approach to effective environmental protection. According to his appointment letter, Martin was chosen for his expertise in statistical analysis and the application of mathematical tools to environmental and public health problems.
Martin has a history of applying stochastic modeling to environmental problems, in particular to the problem of climate change. He has worked in this area since 1971, published more than 400 papers and mentored about 120 graduate students.
The Texas Tech University College of Arts & Sciences was founded in 1925 as one of the university’s four original colleges.
Comprised of 15 departments, the College offers a wide variety of courses and programs in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Students can choose from 41 bachelor’s degree programs, 34 master’s degrees and 14 doctoral programs.
With just under 11,000 students enrolled, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest
college on the Texas Tech University campus.
In fall 2016, the college embarked upon its first capital campaign, Unmasking Innovation: The Campaign for Arts & Sciences. It focuses on five critical areas of need: attracting and retaining top faculty, enhancing infrastructure, recruiting high-potential students, undergraduate research and growing the Dean’s Fund for Excellence.