Janet A. Haggerty

Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate SchoolProfessor of GeosciencesLorton Hall 201

Education and Degrees Earned

  • B.S. in Biology, Pennsylvania State University, 1975
  • M.S. in Geology, Pennsylvania State University, 1978
  • Ph.D. in Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii, 1982

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Graduate Education
  • Research Administration
  • Sedimentology and Petrology of Carbonate Rocks
  • Marine Geology

Areas of Research Focus

  • Administrator at the University of Tulsa in the Graduate School and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs since 1990. In addition to administrative duties, developed, teaches, and helps facilitate the offering of Life Skills Workshops for graduate students across the University of Tulsa.
  • Helped initiate and develop the University of Tulsa Annual Student Research Colloquium (1998-present) for graduate, law, and undergraduate students. The multi-day event provides students, from all disciplines, an opportunity to share their research accomplishments, and develop their public speaking skills. In addition, a high school poster session encourages high school students and mentoring teachers from the surrounding Tulsa area to engage in original research and develop student’s communication skills in writing and visual presentation of data. University students and faculty are involved in judging the oral and poster presentations as well as students chairing the oral sessions. In 2003, 2006, and 2009, the colloquium was a joint meeting with the Southwest and Rocky Mountain region of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Chair of the University of Tulsa Intellectual Property Committee since 1990. Committed to the promotion of intellectual property development in the academic setting. Students are encouraged to be involved in the development of intellectual property through professional, career-development experiences as team projects and internships.
  • Participates in various conferences and organizations to improve higher education and research administration.
  • Consultant-Evaluator (1996-on) for the accrediting body: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (Higher Learning Commission). Serves to evaluate various educational institutions for the addition of graduate degree programs, and/or initial or continuing accreditation; also serves as a review panel reader. Served on Accreditation Review Council (2004-07) that deals with process, and now serves on Institutional Action Council which reviews institutional evaluations referred by other decision-making bodies and staff members.
  • Committed to diversity and STEM education; served as a panel member or speaker in Oklahoma EPSCoR, Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Conference, 2002, 2005 and 2008; the Oklahoma/Kansas NSF EPSCoR Women in Science Conference, 1997; and as a guest lecturer for K-12(1986-present) in local and rural, Oklahoma schools, including working with learning disabled children. Served as a teacher trainer in Oklahoma (1995-97) and Arkansas (1997) related to the international JASON Project to prepare teachers for the upcoming year's program. Invited to use the NR-1, the Navy nuclear research submarine, as a research scientist during JASON VII (1996) in the Florida Keys. Judge for science fairs, speaker with groups about marine geology and Alvin diving on Mariana Forearc Seamounts, as well as keynote speaker (1989-90) to science teacher associations in Texas and Oklahoma.
  • Committed to improvement of education in Oklahoma, especially schools with great socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity. Served on advisory councils for two private grade schools in Tulsa at different times, and served as the Advisory Council Chair for four years in one school. While Chair of the Advisory Council and closely working with the principal of an inner city elementary school, very diverse (30% African American, 30% Hispanic, 30% Caucasian, and 10% Native American and Asian), the school’s average on the Iowa tests increased by 30% during three years of my service on the board. A deeper understanding of cultural issues that impact education and innovative approaches needed in education of a culturally diverse student body were attained.
  • Served the marine scientific community as a co-chief scientist for the international Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 144 (1992); sailed as a geochemist or sedimentologist on four other ODP or Deep Sea Drilling Program expeditions that are usually two months in length, and other expeditions with the U.S. Geological Survey as well as numerous multi-institutional university expeditions, including use of the submarine Alvin in the Marianna region of the Pacific. Conducted fieldwork in locations around the globe. Member of the Joint Oceanographic Institutions-U.S. Science Advisory Committee (1986-90) and Executive Committee (1988-89), for the international Ocean Drilling Program. Participated in numerous planning conferences on scientific direction for geological and marine research.
    Distinguished lecturer for the 1992-1993 U.S. Science Advisory Committee Distinguished Lecturer series.
  • Over 80 publications in refereed journals, books, or technical reports.
  • Over 60 presentations at national meetings, or invited presentations at universities.

Previous Teaching Experience

  • 2005-on Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School
  • Fall 2007 Acting Administrator for the College of Law, University of Tulsa
  • 1994-2005 Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, University of Tulsa
  • 1992-on Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Tulsa
  • 1993-1994 Visiting Professor and Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Kingston University, United Kingdom
  • 1992-1993 Interim Dean of the Graduate School, University of Tulsa
  • 1990-1993 Associate Director of Research, University of Tulsa
  • 1990-1992 Associate Dean of the Graduate School, University of Tulsa
  • 1986-1992 Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Tulsa
  • 1982-1986 Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Tulsa