Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

Photo of Daron Shaw

Daron Robert Shaw, Ph.D.

Distinguished Teaching Professor and Frank C. Erwin, Jr., Centennial Chair in State Politics

Department of Government

College of Liberal Arts

UT Austin

I believe that my students are smart and more interested in serious questions and debates than many think.

Furthermore, I believe that students are not often asked to articulate arguments and need to be pressed to do so. And while I had many excellent teachers, the craftsmanship of writing and thinking were undervalued in most of my college classes so I have made a point of emphasizing it in the courses I teach.