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:


Avant, Melody
Melody E Avant
Senior Administrative Associate

Bowers, Julie
Julie R Bowers
Administrative Manager

Enneian, Laura
Laura Enneian
Senior Administrative Associate

Ruth A Franks
Program Director, Senior Lecturer

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

Mike Raney
Assistant Dean, Extension Instructor - NSC 302

Riley, Lesley
Lesley E Riley

Strengths: Connectedness, Empathy, Individualization. Achiever, Intellection
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

Serving prospective freshmen and external transfer applicants.
Tutum, Cem
Cem C Tutum

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

Spectroscopy/Microscopy Of Heterogeneous Materials
Williams, Sharon
Sharon E Williams
Administrative Associate

Yang, Soo-Hyun