Teaching 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 [...]

Alumni Use Decades of Industry Experience to Teach Younger Generations

Two Prairie View A&M University alumni are making an impact in PVAMU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Horace St. Julian (’71) and Vewiser “VJ” Turner (’80) are instructors who came out of retirement to teach. St. Julian has over four decades of experience from working at companies like AT&T, IBM, Cooper Industries, and Raytheon. [...]

Professor Achieves 40-Plus Years of Teaching Excellence

Dr. Alfred L. Parks is the College of Agriculture and Human Science’s (CAHS) 2018 Outstanding Faculty Member. It’s no wonder – this is his 42nd year teaching at Prairie View A&M University. He started back in the ‘70s as an associate professor and department head in the CAHS. “When I started in this profession, I never [...]

Architecture Professor Inspires Students to be World Changers, One Design at a Time

When Assistant Professor of Architecture Shelly Pottorf left ‘Corporate America’ five years ago to begin her teaching career at Prairie View A&M University, she sought out to make a difference. “Before I came to PVAMU, I was an architect who was solely in professional practice for 15 years,” said Pottorf. “I was working in a [...]

Professor Infuses Technology into Curriculum

Michael Nojeim, also known as Dr. Mike to his students at Prairie View A&M University, received the 2017-2018 President’s Teaching Award. The program coordinator and associate professor of Political Science teaches a wide range of classes including American Government, U.S. Foreign Policy, International Relations, and Middle East Politics, to name a few. “Some students say [...]

A Closer Look at PVAMU’s Director of Bands

Prairie View A&M University’s Director of Bands, Dr. Timmey Zachery, always has a group of students around him. They call him “Dr. Z.” “The nature of my work motivates you to be the best. It is all about the students,” said Zachery. “If this were Star Wars, I would be Yoda, simply, leading my students [...]

Training the Next Wave of Soldiers

Prairie View A&M University’s Army ROTC Program has flourished in recent years, and most of its success is due to Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Williams. Williams joined PVAMU back in 2016 as a department head and a professor of Military Science. “I’ve been in the Army for 19 years, and I have never seen such an [...]

Teaching is this Engineering Professor’s Passion

Dr. Rambod Rayegan is the 2018 recipient of the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. “The award is given out once a year during National Engineers Week, or E-Week,” said Rayegan, an assistant professor in Prairie View A&M University’s Mechanical Engineering Department. “To qualify, you have to submit a portfolio, including [...]

School of Architecture Professor Shares Love of Art with Students

Prairie View A&M University Assistant Professor of Practice Ann Johnson is a practicing visual artist who continually has her work featured in art exhibitions across the country. She also curates numerous art exhibitions and is an annual national fine arts judge for NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics or ACT-So. "Most recently, I chaired [...]

Texas A&M University System Honors PVAMU Biology Professor

The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) honored ten professors with the 2018 Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators (CATE) award, and Dr. Cleveland O. Lane, Jr., assistant professor and director of the Anatomical Visualization and Simulation Center in Prairie View A&M University's Department of Biology, was one of them. “I was truly honored to receive this [...]