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Regents Professor Award

The Board of Regents established the Regents Professor Award program in 1996 to recognize and honor faculty members who have made exemplary contributions to their university, agency, or health science center and to the people of Texas. Nominees must be full-time faculty members who have held the rank of professor or equivalent in The Texas A&M University System for at least five years and have produced a distinguished record of teaching, research, and other scholarly activities.

Delbert M. Gatlin III

Dr. Delbert M. Gatlin III
Associate Head for Research and Graduate Programs
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Professor, Intercollegiate Faculty of Nutrition
Texas A&M University
Dr. Gatlin has received international acclaim for his work in aquaculture and fish nutrition since joining the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences in 1987. He has served on highranking research committees in Norway and the United States,
including as vice chair on the National Academies Committee on the Nutrient Requirements of Fish and Shrimp (2009–2010). Dr. Gatlin’s distinguished service record also includes his current work as editor of the nutrition section of Aquaculture, his positions on the editorial boards of other top research journals, and his role as advisor to organizations such as the Striped Bass Growers Association. Dr. Gatlin has also served extensively at the department, college, and university levels. He was interim head of his department (2006–2007) and has served on numerous committees in tenure and promotion, recruitment, and student selection. Among his many honors is the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Administration in 2007. Dr. Gatlin is also an innovative, award-winning educator, receiving the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Graduate Teaching in 2001. He has become adept at distance-teaching technologies while also traveling across the globe to conduct short courses related to his field. Dr. Gatlin has supervised 29 master’s and 26 doctoral students; he and his students have published 207 peer-reviewed research articles. Dr. Gatlin is also a co-author on 16 book chapters and three books. His research efforts have brought over $6.6 million in competitive research grants to The Texas A&M University System. For his accomplishments the Texas Aquaculture Association designated him Researcher of the Year in 1990, 2002, and 2010.


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