The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

DEAN AND ASSOCIATE DEANS


Dean Steven L. Small

Dr. Steven L. Small
Dean

Dr. Small was appointed as the dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences in spring 2019. He holds the Aage and Margareta Møller Distinguished Professorship in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Dr. Small’s work focuses on understanding the anatomy and physiology of the human brain and its relation to function. His research involves direct investigation of human subjects, particularly in speech and language, and clinical and fundamental neurobiological aspects of mild traumatic brain injuries like concussions, particularly in sports.


Dr. Melanie J. Spence

Dr. Melanie J. Spence
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies

In her role as associate dean, Dr. Spence provides resources and support for students enrolled as undergraduates at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Dr. Spence is a leading researcher in the area of how young infants process speech stimuli and faces.


Dr. Robert D. Stillman

Dr. Robert D. Stillman
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

In his role as associate dean, Dr. Stillman provides resources and support for students enrolled in graduate programs at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Dr. Stillman focuses his research on the acquisition of communicative skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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