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Inaugural Class Chosen for Society For Teaching Excellence

Senior Academy of Distinguished Teachers members have chosen the junior faculty who will make up the Society for Teaching Excellence’s inaugural class. The faculty selected not only have great ideas about engaging students in learning, but have demonstrated an early commitment to teaching. The Society’s purpose is to sustain a fellowship of newer faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching. Members will also have regular opportunities to interact with the more established faculty included in the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The Society is sponsored by the School of Undergraduate Studies and the Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Each Academy member and each chair of a department is invited each year to nominate one assistant professor, including first-semester faculty. Maintaining membership in the Society requires participation in at least one Academy sponsored event each semester. Terms are two years with the possibility of renewal.

Upcoming Meeting

The next meeting will be held on January 25, 2012 in Main 212. President Powers will address the Society.

Inaugural Class

Dr. Emily Amanatullah
Management, Red McCombs School of Business

Dr. Diane Bailey
School of Information

Dr. Jaime Barnes
Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences

Dr. Keisha Bentley
African and African Diaspora Studies, College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Amit Bhasin
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

Dr. Deborah Bolnick
Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Paul Bonin-Rodriguez
Theatre and Dance, College of Fine Arts

Dr. Luis Carcamo-Huechante
Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Charles Carson
Center for African and African American Studies, College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Sally Dodson-Robinson
Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences

Dr. Sinan Dogramaci
Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Juan Dominguez
Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Lauren Erlich
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, College of Natural Sciences

Dr. Andrea Flower
Special Education, College of Education

Dr. Francisco Gomes
School of Architecture

Dr. Kristen Grauman
Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences

Dr. Fernando Lara
School of Architecture

Dr. Tatjana Lichtenstein
History, College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Edward MacDuffie
English, College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Jason McConville
College of Pharmacy

Dr. Rafael Mendoza-Arriaga
Information, Risk, and Operations Management, Red McCombs School of Business

Dr. Jennifer Morgan
Section of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Natural Sciences

Dr. Keryn Pasch
Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education

Dr. Marc Pierce
Germanic Studies, College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Alison Preston
Section of Neurobiology, College of Natural Sciences

Dr. Detra Price-Dennis
Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education

Dr. Carolyn Seepersad
Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

Dr. Yevgeniy Sharlat
School of Music, College of Fine Arts

Dr. Natalie Stroud
Communication Studies, College of Communication

Dr. Dnika Travis
School of Social Work