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Floyd L. Wormley, Jr.


Dr. Floyd L. Wormley, Jr., was named interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in January 2024. He continues his roles as Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies. Supporting research, creative activities and graduate programs across all disciplines at TCU, Dr. Worlmley has magnified the impact of TCU’s research and graduate programs per the university’s mission of teaching and scholarship.

Dr. Wormley joined TCU in June 2019. During his time at TCU hehas more than doubled TCU’s external research expenditures, revised academic program review and new program submission processes, expanded the offices of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance, and enhanced the overall graduate student experience and professional development opportunities on campus.

Dr. Wormley is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, a Fulbright Scholar and a Fellow for the American Academy of Microbiology within the American Society for Microbiology. He earned his undergraduate degree from Tulane University and both a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He completed postdoctoral training at Duke University Medical Center.

Prior to joining TCU, Dr. Wormley served at the University of Texas at San Antonio as associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies for the College of Sciences; associate program director for the UTSA Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program; Associate Director of the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, and interim chair of the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Dr. Wormley’s administrative success at UTSA includes facilitating and developing new graduate degree and certificate programs, coordinating efforts for awarding graduate scholarships, and working with faculty within the College of Science to generate more than $28 million in new research awards during the 2017-2018 fiscal year.