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Dr. Tim  Herrman

Dr. Tim Herrman

State Chemist and Director

Office of the Texas State Chemist
(979) 845 1121


Serve as the State Chemist and Director of the Office of the Texas State Chemist (OTSC) and professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University (December 2004 to present). In my dual role of educator and regulator, I work with students, faculty, university administrators, state and federal regulators, legislators, and manufacturers, distributors, and consumers of feed and fertilizer. My administrative responsibilities include directing a Texas regulatory agency and ISO 17025 accredited laboratories in Texas and Kenya; management of the agency’s regulatory & research budget and infrastructure; and oversight of faculty and staff. My academic responsibilities include leading a regulatory science research and education program involving faculty from 10 academic departments and five colleges, publication of the online Journal of Regulatory Science, and building a global laboratory network impacting participants from 70 countries.