Texas Tech University

TEACH Program

Applications for the 2019-2020 TEACH Cohort are closed.

About the TEACH Program

The TEACH (Teaching Effectiveness And Career enHancement) Program, affiliated with the Texas Tech Graduate School, was modeled after the national Preparing Future Faculty movement and assists Ph.D. students in further developing teaching skills and exploring faculty roles. The program welcomed its first pilot cohort in 2000 in the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center at Texas Tech; it now operates under the auspices of the TTU Graduate School, and has grown into an elite, highly-regarded program that has become a model for other programs across the country.

Program activities include one-on-one consultations, recorded classroom instruction, comprehensive feedback, peer observations, workshop attendance, and the development of a professional teaching portfolio and detailed course design project. 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 with a year-long focus on intentionality and evidence-based best practices in the classroom.

The TEACH program offers individualized attention from consultants who specialize in pedagogical development and are committed to teaching excellence. The program provides numerous 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 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 2018-19


TEACH Fellow Discipline  
Jes Fyall Cardenas Human Development & Family Studies  
McKenzie Cordell Psychological Sciences  
Christie Connolly Theatre & Dance  
Hira Farooq Physics  
Utku Gulbulak Mechanical Engineering  
Lindsey Hawkins Marriage & Family Therapy  
Yasaman Jamshidinaeini Nutrition  
Maryam Keshtzari Industrial Engineering  
Jennifer Korstian Biological Sciences  
Miriam Lieway Human Development & Family Studies  
Kelsey Maloney Psychological Sciences  
Carla Millares-Forno Agricultural Education & Communications  
Jennifer Popa English  
Kate Simonian English  
David Winograd Psychological Sciences  

Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center