UT Austin scientist elected president of UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Brent Iverson, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected president of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He was one of twelve outstanding educators inducted into the Academy's inaugural class on April 23.

Inaugural class of UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Far right: Academy President Brent Iverson, Ph.D.

The Academy was created to recognize outstanding educators at UT’s nine academic institutions. Members of the Academy serve as a System-level advocacy group dedicated to enhancing teaching, fostering innovation in the classroom and promoting interdisciplinary perspectives on education.

"It was an incredible honor to have been selected into the inaugural class of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Just being in the same room with the group is inspiring and humbling," said Iverson. "As the first president, I will strive to organize the group into an effective organization dedicated to improving undergraduate learning across the UT System." 

Iverson, whose research program spans the interface of chemistry and biology, is best known for developing a patented and commercialized cure for late-stage anthrax infection that is based on an engineered antibody. He teaches organic chemistry.

Visit the Iverson Lab to learn more.

2013 Academy of Distinguished Teachers

UT Arlington: Mary Lynn Crow, Ph.D., and David J. Silva, Ph.D.

UT Austin: John A. Daly, Ph.D., Patrick J. Davis, Ph.D., Brent L. Iverson, Ph.D., Robert A. Prentice, J.D., Michael Starbird, Ph.D., and James W. Vick, Ph.D.

UT Dallas: Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, Ph.D., and John W. Sibert, Ph.D.

UT El Paso: Beth Brunk-Chavez, Ph.D.

UT Tyler: Catherine E. Ross, Ph.D.