Purpose

The Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars was established in 2012 to honor and reward a select group of outstanding faculty who exemplify excellence in teaching; to foster a culture of exceptional teaching and learning practices at UTSA; and to create a collective of faculty advocates for teaching excellence who can serve as resources to their colleagues.

Responsibilities

The Academy is charged with providing institutional leadership and guidance for excellent teaching at UTSA through activities such as mentoring new faculty or developing seminars on teaching excellence; and with providing guidance and feedback for Faculty Center programs and initiatives related to teaching and learning. The Academy is governed by a 10-member Instructional Advisory Board, which additionally is charged with providing advice and guidance to the Provost on matters related to teaching and learning across the University.

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Selection

Members of the Academy shall be recipients of the UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award or the Piper Professor Award. In years when there is no Regents Award, a similar process proposed by this group and approved by the President will be followed. Once inducted, members will remain in the Academy for the duration of their active faculty appointment.

Reports

Shared Experiences Forums

The Academy regularly holds faculty forums on teaching excellence. Videos of past forums are available for viewing.

Upcoming Events

Shared Experiences Forum
Mar. 26, 2024

12 - 1 p.m.
In person & virtual
Learn more here »

Academy Members


Diane Abdo

Diane Abdo
University College
Nehal Abu-Lail

Nehal Abu-Lail
Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design
Hector Aguilar

Hector Aguilar
College of Sciences
John Alexander

John Alexander
College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
Gina Amatangelo

Gina Amatangelo
College for Health, Community and Policy
Nazgol Bagheri

Nazgol Bagheri
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Sazzad Bin-Shafique

Sazzad Bin-Shafique
College of Engineering
Kathryn Brown

Kathryn Brown
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Ian Caine

Ian Caine
College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
Thomas Cannon

Thomas Cannon
College of Business
Aaron Cassill

Aaron Cassill
College of Sciences
Langston Clark

Langston Clark
College of Education and Human Development
Stacey Davis

Stacey Davis
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Jennifer Dilley

Jennifer Dilley
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Jill Fleuriet

Jill Fleuriet
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Kirsten Gardner

Kirsten Gardner
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
David Han

David Han
College of Business
Janis Harmon

Janis Harmon
College of Education and Human Development
Eugene John

Eugene John
College of Engineering
Jerome Keating

Jerome Keating
College of Business
Ram Krishnan

Ram Krishnan
College of Engineering
Mark Leung

Mark Leung
College of Business
Randall Manteufel

Randall Manteufel
College of Engineering
Mary McNaughton-Cassill

Mary McNaughton-Cassill
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Jodi Peterson

Jodi Peterson
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Luca Pozzi

Luca Pozzi
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Deborah Moon Wagner

Deborah Moon Wagner
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Chunjiang Qian

Chunjiang Qian
College of Engineering
Lindsay Ratcliffe

Lindsay Ratcliffe
University College
Bruce Rudy

Bruce Rudy
College of Business
Patricia Sánchez

Patricia Sánchez
College of Education and Human Development
Dixie Shaw-Tillmon

Dixie Shaw-Tillmon
University College
Heather Shipley

Heather Shipley
College of Engineering
Valerie Sponsel

Valerie Sponsel
College of Sciences
Richard Utecht

Richard Utecht
College of Business
David Ray Vance

David Ray Vance
College of Liberal and Fine Arts