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The Discovery Tool lets you find professors based on the answers they supply. You can filter by department and question. Click the answer bubble to see the professor’s profile.

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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I am helping to create an eco-village/regenerative community in Amarillo, Texas.
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What is your style of teaching?
We have active learning in the classroom, skills-based, highly technological. Very little lecture.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
I grade assignments, not students. I look for logical arguments, specific examples used as evidence, and good communication skills.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who want to learn, not just get a grade, love my classes. Kinesthetic learners do better in my classes than in regular lecture classes.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Follow the instructions.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Videos, websites, music - anything I can find. :-)
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
You will do more work than you think is necessary and you will learn more than you thought possible.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I won the Presidio La Bahia award and the TOMFRA award for best book on Spanish Texas published that year.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Day in the Life of - Students pretend they are a person from the past and write a Facebook status update or journal entry for one day's events.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
I am an expert on women in Spanish-era Texas, then women in Texas, then Texas, then women in the Southern US.
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