Clark Moreland Head Shot
Clark Moreland leads the Heimmermann Center for Engaged Teaching at UT Permian Basin

The University of Texas Permian Basin is excited to share that our very own English Lecturer Clark Moreland has been invited to join the prestigious UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers was established in 2012 to recognize outstanding teachers across the System’s eight academic institutions. The 34 Fellows of the Academy advise the System leadership and engage in creative endeavors that contribute to the quality of students’ learning experiences in Texas and beyond. 

moreland-teaching.jpg“I am deeply humbled by this opportunity, mindful of the fact that many faculty in UT System are just as deserving (if not more!) of this recognition,” said Moreland. “I look forward to serving with my colleagues as we continue our mission of transforming our state through excellence in student-centered teaching.” 

Moreland leads the Heimmermann Center for Engaged Teaching at UT Permian Basin. The Center’s mission is to help faculty be innovative teachers, continue to grow and learn by hosting workshops, and offer curriculum support. 

“As the Founding Director of the Heimmermann Center for Engaged Teaching, Clark leads the University’s efforts to keep our faculty on the cutting edge. Clark leads workshops on teaching in remote and hybrid modalities, and hosts presentations on service learning, undergraduate research, and other high impact practices,” said UT Permian Basin President, Dr. Sandra Woodley. “As the father of a person with cognitive disabilities, he has a passion for sharing the principles of Universal Design of Learning (UDL) with our faculty. He has built the Heimmermann Center into a hub for pedagogical innovation and culturally sensitive instruction. It is transforming the way teaching happens at UTPB. I have no doubt that Clark will demonstrate his willingness to go the extra mile for students and teachers in the UT System as a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers.” 

In order to be selected for the Academy, nominees must be submitted by the University President or Provost or their designees. This is not merely an honorific organization. Members of the Academy, individually and collectively, work to improve the quality of teaching across the UT System, promote pedagogical innovation, and facilitate educational discourses and other initiatives across the state. 

Clark joins fellow UTPB Professor, Sophia Andres as a member of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers.  

Congratulations Clark and Falcons up!