Dr. Kim Dooley has been named associate dean of academic operations for the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

“Dr. Dooley brings both a depth and a breadth of experience and knowledge to our college’s administrative team, and I look forward to her leadership in these important areas,” said Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences.

Hussey said a “new and growing area of responsibility for this position will be providing leadership for college strategic priority areas including distance education and international academic assessment.” He said Dooley, who currently is a professor in the college’s department of agricultural leadership, education and communications, will retain a partial teaching appointment.

“As associate dean, Dr. Dooley will oversee undergraduate academic programs for the college and serve on the university’s academic operations committee,” Hussey said. “In addition, she will be responsible for our college’s efforts in academic assessment and for helping develop a positive and productive assessment culture.”

Dooley started her career as a high school science teacher and has held positions in the Texas A&M honors program and with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. She earned a bachelor’s in 1984, a master’s in educational curriculum and instruction in 1987 and her doctorate in educational human resource development in 1995, all from Texas A&M.

Dooley serves in leadership roles for a variety of distance education and assessment efforts at Texas A&M. She has also worked with international and study abroad programs and has served as associate department head for graduate programs.