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Dr. William Davis takes the helm as new Dean of Trull of Sciences and Mathematics

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Beginning July 16, Schreiner University welcomes Dr. William Davis as the new Dean of the Robert B. Trull School of Sciences and Mathematics. Davis comes to Schreiner with a strong science and chemistry background and will be a chemistry professor, teaching one class each semester.

  "Dr. Davis will make a great addition to the Schreiner family. His years of chemistry experience and the diversity of his science background make him extremely qualified and well suited for the position,” said Dr. Diana Comuzzie, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. 
Davis graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.Sc. and also received a M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the University of Guelph. Formally trained as a computational physical chemist, Davis taught General, Organic, Inorganic, Analytical, Physical, and Environmental Chemistry during his 20-year academic career. 
He is currently serving at Texas Lutheran University as Professor and Chair of Chemistry and Director of the Aeronautical Science program. Previously, he taught at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College.
"I am honored and excited to be chosen as the next Dean of the Trull School of Science and Mathematics. I look forward to working with the students, faculty, staff, and the local community. The interview process confirmed the stellar reputation of Schreiner for me. There is a definite community spirit at all levels of the institution."
His research interests include computational modeling of chemical reactions of real world chemical interest and the determination of the levels of toxic metals in consumer products.
However, chemistry and science are not his only passions. Davis is an accomplished musician and family man, married to a K-12 educator with two sons, Liam and Jacob, and has been playing the drums for 40 years. 
For more information about the Robert B. Trull School of Sciences and Mathematics, contact Dr. Diana Comuzzie at  or visit