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Kent Gallaher 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Admin

Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


Kent Gallaher is a native Tennessean. In fact, his family is among the founding families of the sate. His academic journey includes a B.S. in Chemistry from Lipscomb University in 1991, an M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1994, and a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, also from UTK in 1996. He has served on the faculty at both Lipscomb University and Abilene Christian University and has consulted on curriculum at several other universities such as DePaul University and Lubbock Christian University. Dr. Gallaher currently serves the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as the Associate Dean for Strategy and Faculty Development. He and his wife Marsha have two adult sons.

Academic Degrees

B.S. in Chemistry, Lipscomb University (1991), M.S. in Environmental Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1994), Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1996)

Academic Department

Department of Biology