Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

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Thomas J. Garza

University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor Chair, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies Director, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

UT Austin

"Success for both teacher and student depends on the integration of the essential language material with relevant and interesting subject matter. To this end, I strive to make my students the subject, not just the object, of instruction. I believe that any student with a genuine desire to learn Russian can do so, and can do so with success."