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Faculty Accomplishments


Dr. HodgesDr. Russell Hodges Receives Alumni Association Teaching Award of Honor

Dr. Russell Hodges, Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is the recipient of the 2016 Alumni Association Teaching Award of Honor. This award recognizes, encourages, and rewards superior Texas State classroom teachers.

In addition to teaching graduate-level courses through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Hodges has partnered with Continuing Education numerous times for various conferences and events.  Congratulations on this recognition, Dr. Hodges, and thank you for your dedication to bettering student success!


Dr. OgletreeDr. Shirley Ogletree Receives Faculty Senate Everette Swinney Teaching Award

Dr. Shirley Ogletree, Professor in the Department of Psychology, is a recipient of the 2016 Faculty Senate Everette Swinney Teaching Award. As a recipient of this award for the second year in a row, Dr. Ogletree is being recognized for her achievement in teaching.

In addition to teaching courses offered through the Department of Psychology, Dr. Ogletree teaches the online self-paced correspondence courses PSY 2311: Psychology of Human Sexuality and PSY 3300: Lifespan Development.

Congratulations on this honor, Dr. Ogletree, and thank you for your continued dedication to quality education at Texas State University!


Dr. Krista Howard Awarded TenureDr. Howard

Dr. Krista Howard, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, has been awarded tenure. In addition to teaching courses offered through the Department of Psychology, Dr. Howard teaches the online self-paced correspondence course PSY 3333: Industrial Psychology

Congratulations on receiving tenure, Dr. Howard, and thank you for your dedication to student success! 


Dr. Bob Gorman Awarded International Studies Professor of the YearDr. Gorman

Dr. Bob Gorman, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science, has been awarded 2015-2016 International Studies Professor of the Year. In addition to teaching courses for the Department of Political Science, he teaches the online self-paced correspondence courses POSI 3322: Introduction to International Studies and POSI 4356: International Law

Congratulations on this award, Dr. Gorman. Thank you for your dedication to student success! 


Carla Greszelr-Gómez Awarded Part-Time Excellence in Teaching AwardMs. Greszelr-Gómez

Carla Greszelr-Gómez, Lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages, has been awarded the 2016 Part-Time Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to teaching courses offered through the Department of Modern Languages, Ms. Greszelr-Gómez teaches the online correspondence course SPAN 1410: Beginning Spanish I

Congratulations on this honor, Ms. Greszelr-Gómez. Thank you for your dedication to student success! 


Dr. Cynthia Plotts Awarded Excellence in Diversity Team AwardDr. Plotts

Dr. Cynthia Plotts, Professor in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology (CLAS), was awarded the 2016 Excellence in Diversity Team Award for Project SUPERB. This award recognizes Dr. Plotts and her team for providing exceptional commitment to diversity at Texas State University by promoting the university's diversity goals. 

In addition to teaching courses offered through CLAS, Dr. Plotts taught a graduate-level course through the Extension Studies program as part of Project SUPERB. Congratulations on this recognition, Dr. Plotts. Thank you for your dedication to diversity at Texas State University. 


Dr. Joseph Falocco Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Associate ProfessorDr. Falocco

Dr. Joseph Falocco, Department of English, has been promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor and has also been awarded tenure. 

In addition to teaching courses in the Department of English, Dr. Falocco has taught special course sections through the Extension Studies program.

Congratulations on your promotion and tenure, Dr. Falocco! Thank you for your dedication to student success. 


Award for Excellence in Online Teaching

Recipients of the 2017 Award for Excellence in Online Teaching were Mr. Seth Frei, Dr. Rachel Davenport, and Dr. Robert Reardon. Read more about the award recipients on the 2017 Award Recipients page.