Texas Tech University

Vikram Baliga receives Diamond Award for teaching

Melanie Jackson

April 28, 2021

Vikram Baliga, Ph.D.
Vikram Baliga, Ph.D.

PSS's own Vikram Baliga is one of 15 Texas Tech University instructors to be named as a recipient of a 2021 Diamond Award.  

The award was created by the Teaching Academy and the Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center (TLPDC) to recognize faculty whose innovative and adaptive teaching strategies went above and beyond to connect with their students amid the pressures of a global pandemic.  As institutions at all levels around the world shifted and pivoted, teachers put in invaluable extra work in order to shift to online, hybrid, and socially-distanced classrooms.

Baliga's engaging, expert teaching helped to ease stress on students and demonstrated a "we can do hard things" attitude over the past year while sharing his horticultural expertise.