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Courtney Timpson Byrd, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

UT Austin

My goal in teaching is not only to exceed my students' expectations of me, but, more importantly, for me to enable them to exceed their own expectations. I strongly believe in transparency in the teaching exchange — allowing each student to see that I am human and, by doing so, empowering them to feel comfortable exposing their uncertainties as well as their opinions. Through the use of this liberating pedagogical approach I have found teaching to be a profoundly humbling experience and one that continues to inspire me and my students to strive for excellence.