Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

Photo of Matthew Gdovin

Matthew Gdovin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physiology

Department of Biology

UT San Antonio

My approach to teaching involves not only voraciously reading physiology literature to expand my knowledge in the field, but also attending teaching workshops and seminars to continually learn effective teaching methods that will enhance student learning.

I focus my goals for learning on gaining factual knowledge and using factual knowledge in an integrative fashion. My dedication to my student's success comes in several forms and includes an open door policy, individual assessment of each student's academic strengths and weaknesses, and creating individual mentoring plans designed to instill confidence in their strong academic characteristics and provide improvements to eliminate their poor study traits.