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José D. Villalobos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts
UT El Paso
Motivating students to develop into critical thinkers and life-long learners dedicated to serving their community is undoubtedly the most important and rewarding contribution one can make as an educator.
I believe it is essential to set a positive tone and provide clear standards for student performance by introducing a social science framework for understanding key concepts and relationships, encouraging interactive discussions, emphasizing the necessity of respect for different points of view and cultures, and calling for diligence and professionalism in the completion of course tasks. I also believe very strongly in always being available and responsive to students both in and outside of the classroom.