Thomas Garza, Ed.D.
Foreign Language Education, Harvard University
Director, University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor
Texas Language Center, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature
Thomas Garza is the Director of the Texas Language Center and Associate
Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, where
he teaches Russian, foreign language pedagogy, and Russian popular
culture. He has been traveling to Russia since
1979 and has lived in Moscow for over five years. A native Texan, Dr.
Garza received his doctorate from Harvard University in 1987. During his
twenty-plus-year tenure at the University, he has received several
prizes for undergraduate teaching, including the
Texas Excellence Award, the President’s Associates Award, the Harry
Ransom Award, and the Burnt Orange Apple Award. In 2004 he was inducted
into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, and in 2009 was named a
Regents’ Outstanding Teacher in the UT System.