It is my pleasure to announce that MAS Professor Dr. Antonio Estrada has won the 2018 SBS Lower Division Teaching Award!
The award is earned through excellence in undergraduate teaching and dedication to students. Dr. Estrada’s commitment to teaching is well documented and his nomination letters were submitted in late spring to a panel of judges.
Dr. Estrada has distinguished himself with taking on large classes and a demonstrated commitment to general education. He is responsible for developing a very popular class MAS 150B1 - Sex and AIDS in the 21st Century. This course examines the history of HIV/AIDS in the United States, its origins and risk factors, and the role of sexuality and drug use in the transmission and acquisition of the disease. This is a large Gen. Ed. Tier 1 course of nearly 300 students divided into discussions seven sections with as many teaching assistants. His role thus includes supervising graduate students assigned to the sections. In this way, Dr. Estrada also plays a vital role in the training of graduate students as future instructors after they one day graduate.
Please join me in thanking Dr. Estrada for his commitment to students and the legacy of excellent teaching. We are proud to have had a positive impact on literally thousands of students over the years.
This award comes with a cash award of $2,000. Congrats, again!
All my best,
Anna Ochoa O'Leary, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Head
Dept. of Mexican American Studies
César E. Chávez Bldg. 208-C
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
Faculty webpage: http://oleary.web.arizona.edu/
Selected Works: http://works.bepress.com/anna_oleary/
Binational Migration Institute Website: http://bmi.arizona.edu/home
Uncharted Terrains: New Directions in Border Research Methodology, Ethics, and Practice UA (2013)