Academic Insights Archives - Academic Affairs

Alum-Turned-Professor Gives Back Through Teaching

“Teaching is far more than just explaining subjects in classrooms. It is about inspiring students to do more. Through that inspiration, we, as educators, can create a better tomorrow by generating an output of students that will possess the potential to drive the engine of our civilization a step forward.” That’s one of Prairie View [...]

PVAMU Receives Nearly Half-Million Dollar Grant to Solve Transportation Challenges Within Waller Co.

Toyota Motor North America awarded Prairie View A&M University $453,757 to find ways for people to get around easier in Waller County, the county in which PVAMU is located. Junior-level civil and environmental engineering students, under the direction of Professors Emmanuel Nzewi and Judy Perkins, are working through May 2020 on transportation solutions for individuals [...]

Engineering Professor Invests Free Time into Mentoring Future Generations

Dr. A. Anil Kumar, a professor in Prairie View A&M University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, recently visited KIPP Academy Middle School where he spoke with more than 100 fifth graders about being prepared for their futures. “They were very motivated and eager to learn,” said Kumar. “They are in the process of designing and [...]

COB Dean Leads Bangladesh Development Initiative

Dr. Munir Quddus, professor and dean of Prairie View A&M University’s College of Business, was born and educated in the South Asian country of Bangladesh. Since coming to the United States at the age of 22 to get his master’s and doctorate degrees, he has made it one of his life’s missions to work for [...]

Associate Provost Named ACE Fellow

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced Dr. James A. Wilson, Jr., Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of Faculty Innovation and Enhancement (FIE) at Prairie View A&M University, as an ACE Fellow for its 2019-20 program. Thirty-nine Fellows were selected to begin work this fall following nominations by senior administration at each of their [...]

Endowed Chair Scheduled to Speak at University in Japan

Dr. Fred A. Bonner, II, Professor and Endowed Chair in Prairie View A&M University’s Whitlowe R. Green College of Education, will speak at Akita International University in Japan. The provost of the university invited him to campus to deliver a series of lectures May 18-21, 2019, to faculty and students. “One lecture will focus on [...]

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Race to Zero Team Wins Another Design Award for “The Fly Flat”

It was announced on Earth Day (April 22) that the Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture Race to Zero team won the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten for Students Competition for their project, The Fly Flat. The 2018-2019 COTE Top Ten for Students Competition Innovation 2030 [...]

Students Perform at HBCU National Band Director’s Consortium

A group of students from Prairie View A&M University performed at the Historically Black Colleges and Universities National Band Directors Consortium. The conference was held March 27 to 31, 2019, at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. All students attending had to audition for the convention for music faculty and the consortium’s judges. Students participating from [...]

Joint Effort by PVAMU Faculty, Staff, Students Offers Free Tax Help

Prairie View A&M University’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program once again offered free income tax preparation January through March. The program, a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and PVAMU’s College of Business (COB) and Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) under the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS), utilized PVAMU faculty, staff, and [...]