Texas A&M Honors 6 Faculty For Transformational Learning
Texas A&M University recently honored six faculty members for their teaching excellence during the third annual Aggies Celebrate Teaching – Recognizing Transformational Teaching and Learning ceremony.
Transformational teaching is defined as “teaching that encourages students to question assumptions and challenge beliefs such that they emerge from the experience with a changed perspective influencing interactions and contributions to a modern world,” according to Debra Fowler, director of the Center for Teaching Excellence.
Recognized for their outstanding teaching abilities that impact students’ lives were:
- Anna Wolfe, College of Liberal Arts, nominated by Emily Tarbet, senior communication major
- Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio, College of Engineering, nominated by Alfredo Costilla Reyes, graduate student in electrical engineering
- Brian Balta, College of Geosciences, nominated by Michael Martinez, senior geology major
- Philippe Hercot, Mays Business School, nominated by Peyton Lenaburg, senior applied mathematical sciences major
- Kristen Thyng, College of Geosciences, nominated by Joshua Farrar, graduate student in anthropology
- Jessica Labonté, Texas A&M-Galveston, nominated by Jordan Walker, postbaccalaureate marine biology major
Also honored was Jaekwan K. Park, a graduate student in health and kinesiology who has been accepted into the Texas A&M doctoral program.