People, Processes and Culture

TWU students performing a dance

At Texas Woman's, we strive to improve our efficiency and effectiveness as changemakers in our communities. We will develop a culture of receptive engagement dedicated to positive responsiveness and innovation.

With those values in mind, this initiative promotes streamlining processes and employing transparent, respectful, and collaborative communication practices. This “culture of yes” will lead to more innovation, more collaboration, and more belonging within the Texas Woman's system for our stakeholders, students, staff, faculty, and administration.


  • Incorporate a bottom-up feedback loop through an information hub to foster new and enhanced programs and to improve recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Customize research and pedagogical opportunities to improve participation, collaboration, and production among faculty, staff, students, and off-campus partnerships
  • Address fair and robust compensation for all full-time and part-time employees to ensure we move towards designation as a R2 institution

Success Measures

  • Conduct an assessment of compensation and develop strategies for ensuring fair and robust compensation for all full-time and part-time employees as we move towards designation as a R2 institution
  • Host annual collaborative, intra- and inter-campus research gatherings to support innovative research grant applications
  • Create guidelines to improve the efficiency of search and hiring processes and assess the efficacy of search outcomes
  • Develop innovative and flexible hiring packages for new faculty, staff, and administrators

The Team

  • Ashley Bender, PhD
    Associate Professor of English, and Program Coordinator and Coordinator of First Year Experience
  • William R. Benner, PhD
    Associate Professor of Spanish. Coordinator minors in Spanish
  • Amy Williams Hall, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
    Executive Director of Human Resources
  • Christian L. Hart, PhD
    Professor of Psychology, Director of the Psychological Science Program and Director of the Human Deception Laboratory
  • Jason R. Lambert, PhD
    Associate Professor of Management,Chair of the Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Council
  • Noralyn Pickens, PhD
    Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education and Strategic Initiatives, College of Health Sciences and College of Nursing and Professor, Occupational Therapy
  • John Terrizzi, PhD
    Associate Professor of Psychology