Professor Wendy Adele Humphrey
|Assistant Dean for Educational Effectiveness
Associate Professor of Law
Director, Pre-Law Academy
Assistant Dean Humphrey earned her B.A. in Psychology, magna cum laude, from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. While at Westminster, she was selected as a Rhodes Scholar finalist for the State of New Mexico. She then earned her M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, summa cum laude, and her J.D. from Texas Tech University. After graduating from law school, she joined the law firm of Lovell, Lovell, Newsom & Isern, L.L.P., where she later became a partner. Licensed in both Texas and New Mexico, she focused her litigation practice on commercial law, personal injury law, and appellate law. Among other awards, she was selected by Texas Monthly as a Rising Star in the area of general litigation. She is also a trained mediator.
At the law school she teaches Legal Practice and serves as a co-director of the Texas Tech University Pre-Law Academy. In 2014 Dean Humphrey received the university-wide Spencer A. Wells Award for creativity in teaching. She also has coached various negotiation teams, including the American Bar Association negotiation team that won the international negotiation competition in 2010. She now serves on the ABA negotiation competition committee, which oversees the administration of the ABA regional and national competitions. In addition, she serves on the Executive Committee for the AALS Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research section, and she is a member of the American Inns of Court.
Assistant Dean Humphrey is active in local and state bar organizations. Locally she serves as the Treasurer for the Lubbock Area Bar Association. At the state level, she is a member of the State Bar of Texas Local Bar Services Committee, and she is the Treasurer of Law-Focused Education, Inc. She is a former TYLA District 3 Director and still serves on the committee for the TYLA/ACTL National Trial Competition, which is the most prestigious mock trial competition in the nation. For her extraordinary service to TYLA, Dean Humphrey received the TYLA President’s Award of Merit for five consecutive years (2009-2013). In August 2015, the Supreme Court of Texas appointed her to a three-year term as a member of the Board of Disciplinary Appeals.
In the Lubbock community, Assistant Dean Humphrey is currently the President of the Lubbock Junior Women’s Club, and she is a sustainer in the Junior League of Lubbock. She also serves as the Finance Advisor for the Texas Tech chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta. In addition, she is a former member of the Board of Directors for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the South Plains, and she is a former recipient of Lubbock’s “Top 20 Under 40” award.
B.A., Westminster College, 1995
M.Ed., Texas Tech University, 1997
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2001