Dr. William Hockaday is the Associate Dean for Research. His work supports graduate student research, teaching, and scholarship through courses, tools and resources for grant, fellowship, and award applications. He chairs the graduate curriculum committee for new courses and programs in STEM fields, and facilitates the independent review of doctoral programs. Hockaday is an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences, and has served as director of the doctoral program in Ecological, Earth and Environmental Sciences for six years. Dr. Hockaday graduated from the Ohio State University with a PhD in Analytical Chemistry, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in Earth Science at Rice University. He joined Baylor University in 2010. Hockaday’s research group uses molecular spectroscopy to study mechanisms and processes in the global carbon cycle.