Texas Tech University

Professor Jarod Gonzalez Receives Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award

Texas Tech Law

January 18, 2024


Professor Jarod S. Gonzalez, the J. Hadley and Helen Edgar Professor of Law and the associate dean for strategic initiatives, has been awarded the 2024 Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching award. This award, recognizing academic excellence, is the most prestigious award for faculty granted across the Texas Tech University System.

Professor Jarod Gonzalez

Professor Gonzalez is an outstanding teacher. He teaches courses in Texas Civil Procedure, Employment Law, and Torts. He has been recognized with both the President's Mid-Career Faculty Award and the President's Excellence in Teaching Award.

Professor Gonzalez has a talent for simplifying complex legal concepts and emphasizing the practical application of the law. He uses interactive exercises, practical assignments, and lectures to help his students learn legal theory and practical skills. In particular, his practical approach to teaching Texas Pretrial Procedure and Texas Trial and Appellate Procedure helps students develop the skills necessary to navigate the complex Texas state civil trial and appellate court system.

“Professor Gonzalez is an outstanding and impactful teacher,” said School of Law Dean and W. Frank Newton Professor of Law Jack Wade Nowlin. “He is approachable and spends a lot of time mentoring students, providing encouragement and guidance for a litigation career path. I truly appreciate his dedication to our students. Congratulations on this well-deserved achievement!”