Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

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Steven T. Varela


Department of English

UT El Paso

"I see my responsibility in higher education as helping to create, foster, and facilitate critical, independent learners. In essence, I would like to see students learn the skills and tools to improve upon the current economic, political, and social structures, but also be willing and able to transform them as advocates of altruism and justice."