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Tracie M. Gibson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

UT Permian Basin

I think an educator's attitude is a vital component of the learning process; therefore I use my enthusiasm for biology to engage students.

In class, my goal is not to have students memorize facts just to repeat back on an exam, but motivate them to comprehend concepts. In all classes, whether lecture or lab, I strive to nurture and challenge students to reach beyond their present and into the future with a deeper appreciation of biology's fundamental role in society.