Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

Photo of Donald Allen

Donald M. Allen, Ph.D.

Ashbel Smith Professor and Chair of Biology

Department of Biology

UT Permian Basin

I let students know repeatedly that I am interested in their success.

I share with them why I think biological topics are of interest and at what depth they should be understood. As a practicing scientist, I also attest to the excitement of scientific discovery. I give students ample opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. I try to be accessible and encouraging.