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Aje-Ori Agbese, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

UT Pan American

My teaching is based on one of my favorite sayings "Don't just pass through the university. Let the university pass through you." Whether it's writing news stories, preparing the front page of a newspaper or magazine, learning about culture or musing on the media's influence, I want my students to gain the knowledge and skills that will help them appreciate diversity and be open to various experiences. I want them to be active and responsible participants in their education by taking part in activities and opportunities beyond the classroom so they can get a taste of "real world" situations and are better prepared to face whatever comes their way.