Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Assistant Professor of Practice
Dr. Justin Samuel is a nationally-recognized student affairs administrator. He currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. He also holds two faculty appointments at UT Austin: as Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy (College of Education) and as Assistant Professor of Practice in the Division of Pharmacy Practice (College of Pharmacy). In 2018, Dr. Samuel became a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory®, and more recently, he became a Gallup® Certified Strengths Coach.
Dr. Samuel earned a B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy from The University of Texas at Austin. With 15 years of experience in student-facing roles in the University setting, Dr. Samuel has experience in advancing student success, career goal achievement, and mentoring.
Dr. Samuel received The Ohio State University's Emerging Professional Award in 2015, UT Austin's Complex Coordinator of the Year Award in 2016, UT Austin's Asian/Asian American Faculty and Staff Association's RAISE Award in 2016, UT Austin's Division of Student Affairs/Texas Parents Staff Merit Award in 2019, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) APIKC's Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award in 2019. He is also a recipient of the Dr. Bill Lasher Doctoral Student Excellence Award from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy.
Dr. Samuel's teaching interests include student affairs in higher education, college student development theories, research design theories, and leadership development. His research interests include college student identity development, diversity training efficacy for student leaders, and work/life integration for student affairs administrators. His dissertation research involved a phenomenological inquiry of South Asian American college students' sense of belonging related to identity intersectionality.
- VPSA/Texas Parents Staff Merit Award, The University of Texas at Austin (2019)
- Dr. Bill Lasher Doctoral Student Excellence Award, The University of Texas at Austin - Educational Leadership and Policy (2019)
- Complex Coordinator of the Year, University Housing and Dining (2016)
- RAISE Excellence Award, Asian/Asian American Faculty Staff Association (2016)
- APIKC Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award, NASPA (2019)
- Qualified Administrator, Intercultural Development Inventory (2018)
Required Didactic Courses:
- PHM 182S - Foundations of Professional Development III (P2 Course)
- PHM 182T - Foundations of Professional Development IV (P2 Course)