Dr. Daryl Lancaster is the new Associate Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics at Angelina College. Dr. Lancaster was previously employed as the Life Science Department Chair at Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Westmont College and a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine from Southern California University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Lancaster started his career in higher education when he was asked to teach Anatomy & Physiology to students in a special program for high school students wishing to get a head start on their college education. After his first semester of teaching, Lancaster was given a special citation for helping to dramatically improve those student PSAT scores. He became a full-time faculty member at NWACC after two years of serving as an adjunct instructor.
Plans for the future of the School of Science and Mathematics include collaborating with universities and other community organizations. “We want to work with local organizations to create programs that will help revitalize the service area,” Lancaster said.
Dr. Lancaster has experience with creating research programs for undergraduate students. The program he created at NWACC led to students presenting their research at a regional conference. “I would like to create a similar program here at AC. These types of programs lead to big opportunities for students who plan to transition to university,” he said.