Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

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Henry A. Dietz, Ph.D.

University Distinguished Teaching Professor

Department of Government

UT Austin

I believe that the subjects that fascinate me — politics, poverty, Latin America — are important and complicated issues.

I insist that my students embrace complexity when they take on such subjects, and that they realize that whatever they think a solution might be, someone is going to disagree with them. In my classes I do not provide solutions; the best I can do is to try to show them how to think about complex issues.