DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Dr. David Schultz, chair of the Department of Physics in the University of North Texas College of Arts and Sciences, has been named associate vice president for research and economic development.
“The big excitement for me is being able to help improve the infrastructure, support and culture for research and creative activities across the university,” Schultz said. “This is a wonderful opportunity to assist faculty and staff in our research, scholarly and economic development enterprises.”
Schultz also will be providing oversight of shared research facilities at UNT, including the Center for Advanced Research and Technology at Discovery Park.
Schultz came to UNT in 2011 as professor and chair of the Department of Physics after a 20-year career at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a researcher and research manager. He is an accomplished theoretical physicist and an active researcher in the areas of atomic, molecular and optical physics, plasma science and astrophysics. He was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2000, has authored nearly 200 scholarly articles, and as department chair has been instrumental in setting a course for improved undergraduate and graduate student success and increasing external funding in the Department of Physics.
“I am very excited to have Dr. Schultz join the Office of Research and Economic Development team,” said UNT’s Vice President for Research Dr. Thomas McCoy. “Dr. Schultz will work with faculty across UNT’s campus to assist in growing research programs and creative activities.”