Dr. Joanna Kain Gentsch
and Dr. Jonas Bunte
have been selected by students, peer faculty and external reviewers as model representatives of The University of Texas System’s educational mission.
The two University of Texas at Dallas faculty members received the 2020 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award
. They are among 27 faculty members across the state’s 14 academic and health institutions chosen for the honor. Each will receive a medallion and a certificate for their achievements.Dr. Jonas Bunte
, who joined the UT Dallas faculty in 2013, is an associate professor of public policy and political economy
in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
. This year he received external awards for both his teaching and his research, including a project designed to identify best practices for preventing students from failing or withdrawing from classes. He is a past recipient of the University’s President’s Teaching Excellence Award in Undergraduate Instruction