Three UNT College of Education professors were conferred Emeritus status during this academic year: Sue Bratton, Lyndal M. Bullock and William Marc Cutright.
Sue Bratton, Professor Emeritus
Sue Bratton, a professor in the College of Education, joined UNT in 1994 as an assistant professor in the College of Education. She was tenured in 2001 and promoted to full professor in 2010. Over the past 24 years, she has taught graduate courses with student evaluation scores consistently above the department mean — in a department with mean scores consistently above the college mean and in a college with mean scores nearly always above the university mean.
As an author or co-author, Bratton has published more than 19 books, 29 book chapters and 31 national and five state journal articles. She procured 12 national, 24 state and 17 local external grants totaling over a half million dollars. As lead- or co-presenter, she presented 114 national, five regional and 27 state refereed conference presentations and 57 national/international, 44 regional and 27 state-invited professional presentations. Most of her publications, presentations and grants involved her mentorship of graduate — mostly doctoral — students.
She served as chairwoman for more than 30 completed counseling PhD students and served on the dissertation committees of dozens more. For 10 years, she directed the counseling program’s Child and Family Resource Clinic and, since 2004, she has directed the program’s world-renowned Center for Play Therapy, overseeing several conferences each year, regularly publishing academic resources for researchers, and hosting international scholars. She has been honored with 17 national, one state and 12 local professional awards.
Lyndal M. Bullock, Regents Professor Emeritus
Lyndal M. Bullock, regents professor in the College of Education, joined UNT in 1978 as an untenured full professor in the College of Education. He was tenured in 1981, remaining at the rank of full professor. In 1991, he was given the status of Regents Professor and he maintained this status until his retirement.
During his tenure at UNT, he engaged in numerous scholarly activities including a significant number of refereed publications, leadership roles at the national and international levels through various professional association and regular invitations to present at national and international conferences. He also generated in excess of $16 million of external funding to facilitate research, program development, and support of graduate scholars. In addition to coordinating the specialization area of emotional/behavioral disorders in the Department of Educational Psychology and serving as principal investigator for numerous external grants, Bullock consistently taught a full teaching load, initiated recruitment plans for potential scholars, and served as faculty advisor and mentor to a large number of graduate scholars.
Bullock served as the major advisor and dissertation chairman for 78 doctoral scholars during his tenure at UNT. In addition, he established a scholarship in the Department of Educational Psychology to help support the dissertation research of doctoral scholars majoring in special education.
William Cutright, Associate Professor Emeritus
William Cutright, associate professor in the College of Education, joined UNT in 2007 as an associate professor in the College of Education. Cutright focused his scholarship on the advancement of higher education in Africa, and in 2016 he was named a Fulbright Scholar to conduct this work in Uganda, supported by a UNT Charn Uswachoke grant.
Cutright's direction of the annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference, held at UNT each spring, is a substantial contribution to UNT and the higher education profession. First under his co-directorship, then under his sole directorship, the Page 283 of 299 conference draws an average of 250 higher education administrators each year from across Texas who seek to learn the most current information regarding legal aspects of their jobs. The conference has regularly generated more than $30,000 after expenses each year. Of this amount, Cutright has allocated at least $20,000 to support Higher Education student scholarships.
Additionally, Cutright’s student evaluation scores were excellent. In a program that has one of the highest doctoral production rates at UNT, Cutright is tied with another faculty member for chairing the most dissertations to completion — at least 19 since 2010 when the department began keeping our own records. He has also served on numerous additional dissertation committees of completed doctorates.