David Hyndman

David Hyndman

Dr. David Hyndman, a geoscientist with 25 years of experience as a researcher, educator, and academic administrator, is the dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The University of Texas at Dallas, since Feb. 1.

Before joining UT Dallas, Hyndman was professor and chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University. He received his undergraduate degree in hydrology and water resources from the University of Arizona and his master’s and doctoral degrees in hydrogeology from Stanford University.

Hyndman is an expert in hydrogeology, the study of groundwater that includes how water gets into the ground, how it moves under the surface, and how it interacts with the surrounding soil and rock. His research focuses on developing novel methods to characterize the aquifers that store and transmit water supplies critical to human and ecological health, and quantifying how human activity, such as changes in climate and land use, impacts the water cycle. His research involves coupling novel models with high-resolution field data to explore the physical, chemical, and ecological processes in natural and anthropogenically altered systems.