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UT Tyler Announces 2015 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award Recipient

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July 7, 2015

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
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July 7, 2015

Susan Doty, a senior lecturer at The University of Texas at Tyler, has been recognized by the UT System Board of Regents for outstanding teaching at the undergraduate level, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.

Doty is a 2015 UT System Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award recipient. This honor recognizes overall commitment and excellence in undergraduate teaching among UT System faculty members. A senior lecturer in economics within the Department of Social Sciences, she also is founding director of the UT Tyler Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy.

“Susan Doty is very student oriented and one of the best classroom instructors we have at UT Tyler. She has a special gift for creating a connection with her students and encouraging them to achieve at a high level. Susan is a great example of the quality faculty we have at UT Tyler, and I am glad to see her receive such a significant honor,” President Mabry said.

Award nominees are recommended by the President of each UT System institution and are then reviewed by an external committee comprised of academic administrators, faculty, students and the UT System Board of Regents. Doty is among other System-wide educators who will each receive a $25,000 award in recognition of their extraordinary classroom performance and innovation.

“These amazing educators are responsible for helping to prepare the next generation of great leaders,” Regents Chairman Paul Foster said. “With a total award of more than $1.9 million dollars this year, no other university system in the nation is making this kind of an investment in rewarding outstanding faculty. The efforts of these faculty members significantly enhance the educational experiences of our students and the UT Board of Regents is pleased to have this opportunity to honor them.”

Serving UT Tyler since 2009, Doty holds a master of business administration in business from Bryant College.

As center director, she recently was instrumental in providing educational training for area teachers, thereby enhancing the K-12 curriculum with economic education and personal finance literacy.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler features excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 8,000 high-ability students. UT Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.

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