Texas Tech University

Teach Program

Applications for the 2018-2019 TEACH Program cohort are now closed. 

About the TEACH Program

The TEACH (Teaching Effectiveness And Career enHancement) Program, which is modeled after the national Preparing Future Faculty movement, assists Ph.D. students in further developing teaching skills and exploring faculty roles. Program activities include one-on-one consultation, instructor videotaping, comprehensive class feedback, peer observations, project work, workshop attendance, and the development of a professional teaching portfolio. Past TEACH fellows estimate that the program requires 30- 40 hours per semester. Fellows selected for this program are paid a $500 stipend per semester for their active participation. Many departments at Texas Tech currently offer their TAs excellent opportunities for development and training. The TEACH program does not replace those programs in any way, rather it seeks to supplement their efforts.

The TEACH program offers individualized attention from consultants who specialize in pedagogical development and are committed to teaching excellence. The program provides a myriad of opportunities for self-reflection, and through these experiences, each successful fellow can expect to:

  • Identify and apply new instructional strategies to improve student learning in his/her courses;
  • Acquire knowledge, develop skills, and prepare documents to facilitate the transition to a career in academia; and
  • Develop relationships with university faculty, staff, and peers to maintain a spirit of collegiality in the pursuit of professional development.

If you have any additional questions, please contact TEACH Program Director Dr. Allison Boye at allison.p.boye@ttu.edu.

Teach cohort


TEACH Fellow Discipline  
Rebecca Densley Communications – Advertising  
Nancy Dinan English – Creative Writing  
Moamen Elmassry Biological Sciences  
Elyse Kahler  Music  
Melissa Miller Theatre & Dance  
Luke Morgan English – Literature   
Olufunke Oladimeji Industrial Engineering   
Pushpi Paranamana Mathematics and Statistics   
Laurie Pascual Psychological Sciences   
Molin Shi  Psychological Sciences   
Kimberly Tribou Accounting   
Ryan Vazquez Biological Sciences   
Collin Vorbeck Theatre & Dance   
Katheryn Watson Natural Resources Management  
Sylvia Weintraub School of Art  

Program Requirements

Applying to the TEACH Program

TEACH Program Manual

Learn more about TEACH and its impact from faculty and past fellows

Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center