• September 19, 2020
 Two UTEP Professors Recognized as UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teachers

Two UTEP Professors Recognized as UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teachers

Two faculty members from The University of Texas at El Paso will be recognized for their instruction in the classroom as recipients of The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award (ROTA).

This year’s UTEP awardees are Martine Ceberio, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science, and Denise Lujan, director of developmental math.

“I’m so pleased that the UT System Board of Regents has once again honored members of the UTEP faculty with this highly competitive and prestigious award,” UTEP President Diana Natalicio said.

“This recognition of Dr. Ceberio and Ms. Lujan is a testament to both the high-quality educational opportunities available to UTEP students across disciplines, and the extraordinary work of UTEP’s highly committed faculty. We are extremely proud of these two UTEP faculty members whose dedication to teaching inspires students to achieve their highest aspirations.”

The ROTA was established in 2008 to recognize faculty from the UT System’s eight academic and six health institutions who deliver the highest quality of instruction in the classroom, laboratory, field and online.

“I am incredibly pleased at this external validation of what we have long known about two of our strongest teachers at UTEP,” said John Wiebe, Ph.D., UTEP’s interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.

“Dr. Ceberio and Ms. Lujan represent the best of our access and excellence mission, as both work tirelessly and use innovative approaches to make a top-notch education accessible to those who are motivated to pursue it.”

Since the program’s inception, more than 70 UTEP faculty members have received the award.

Each recipient is awarded $25,000 during an August 14, 2019, ceremony in Austin.

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