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Moody Faculty Awards

Congratulations to the Moody College’s COVID TONIC Award winners:

Ben Bays, Mirza Lugo-Neris, Dina Inman Ramgolam, Kate West 

The TONIC award program recognizes UT faculty who demonstrated extraordinary creativity in their rapid innovation and transformation of hybrid and online instruction due to the COVID pandemic. These awards reward excellence in the creation of impressive pedagogical resources or systems with broad impact and long-lasting influence.

View Past Teaching Award Recipients


Faculty Spotlight

Minette "Meme" Drumwright is the director of the interdisciplinary Communication and Leadership degree program. She is an associate professor with joint appointments in the Stan Richards School of Advertising and the Business, Government and Society program in the McCombs School of Business. Drumwright has been recognized both within Moody and at the university-wide level for her contributions to undergraduate teaching. In this Spotlight, she shares her approaches to mentoring students.

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Graduate Student Spotlight

Each semester, a team of graduate Assistant Instructors in Communication Studies sets out to teach CMS306M – Professional Communication Skills. The course is required for all Communication Studies majors and all tracks within the major. As a course that carries the Ethics Flag, CMS306M also draws students around campus. During some semesters, depending on undergraduate enrollment, the team can have as many as ten AIs, with each person teaching two sections.