Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

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Richard L. Cleary, Ph.D.

Professor and Page Southerland Page Fellow in Architecture

School of Architecture

UT Austin

I strive to help my students make the leap from rote learning to understanding the subject at hand in their own terms and then, in turn, to effectively communicate their knowledge with others. A challenge for this task is encouraging students to personalize their work while maintaining the critical distance necessary to evaluate it. This is easier said than done and requires mutual respect between teacher and student and a shared commitment to learning.