Welcome to the home page for the office of Associate Dean David Vanden Bout. Dr. Vanden Bout provides support for the college’s mission to be a premier science education center. He oversees offices within the dean’s office that support student excellence, advising, and degrees, and he works with the departments in their teaching and curriculum. As your student dean, he works directly with student organizations and student leadership in the college, and with you on ideas you may have for the college or issues you face while here at the University of Texas. 

Dr. Vanden Bout is a professor in the department of chemistry. His research focuses on the spectroscopy and microscopy of heterogeneous materials. Read more about his research here.

Follow him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/StudentDeanCNS

Offices within Dr. Vanden Bout's supervision include:


Bivens, Kiira
Kiira E Bivens
Administrative Associate

Elliott, Debra, LCSW, LCDC
Debi Elliott
Counseling Specialist IV

Ruth A Franks
Director of Career Services, Senior Lecturer

Strengths: Learner, Relator, Analytical, Ideation, Responsibility
Sue Harkins
Assistant Dean, Lecturer

Huk, Jane
Jane M Huk

Jones, Laura
Laura M Jones
Outreach and Recruiting Coordinator

Strengths: Ideation, Maximizer, Activator, Adaptability, Self-Assurance
Mike Raney
Assistant Dean, Extension Instructor - NSC 209

Stuart A Reichler
Program Coordinator, Senior Lecturer

Riley, Lesley
Lesley E Riley

Strengths: Connectedness, Empathy, Individualization. Achiever, Intellection
Saville, Jessica
Jess Saville
Administrative Associate

Taylor, Melissa
Melissa A Taylor
Director for College of Natural Sciences Honors Center, Specialist

Melissa oversees all CNS Honors Center initiatives including programming, curriculum, admissions, faculty mentorship, and alumni relations.
Thornburg, Ka'rin
Ka'rin K Thornburg
Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment

Tutum, Cem C
Cem C Tutum
Clinical Assistant Professor

Vanden Bout, David A.
David A. Vanden Bout
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Professor

Williams, Sharon
Sharon E Williams
Senior Administrative Associate

Yang, Soo-Hyun
Soo-Hyun Yang
Clinical Assistant Professor