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Appointment of Dr. Ra’sheedah Richardson to Assistant Director (CTE/OGAPS)

Date:   3/2/2018

Source:   OGAPS

Dr. Ra'sheedah Richardson appointed to position of Assistant Director

Send on behalf of Dr. Debra Fowler, Director for the Center for Teaching Excellence, and Dr. Mark Zoran, Acting Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies
We are happy to announce the appointment of Dr. Ra’sheedah Richardson to the position of Assistant Director, with the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS). Dr. Richardson began her employment six years ago working collaboratively between the CTE and OGAPS to establish and manage professional development programs in teaching for graduate students across disciplines. She has advanced multiple University initiatives, including the expansion of the Academy of Future Faculty (AFF), which prepares graduate students for academic teaching careers. As part of the Graduate Student Professional Development in Teaching (GSPDT) programs, she has guided aspects of the Teaching Assistant Institute (TAI), the TA Mentor training initiative, the College Classroom Teaching Course, and the Graduate Teaching Consultant Fellows Program. Recently she has also overseen the development of the CTE’s instructional programs in English Language Proficiency. In this role, Dr. Richardson works with CTE English Language Proficiency (CTE-ELP) consultants to assist international students with accent analysis and individualized English-speaking improvement plans.
Dr. Richardson also serves as a regional representative on the national Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), which is a multi-institution consortium that has existed on the TAMU campus since 2006. Beyond the resources CIRTL offers to faculty and graduate students, Dr. Richardson, with the CIRTL group, has expanded programming for postdoctoral fellows using webinars and learning communities.  In her years of service in CTE and OGAPS, Dr. Richardson has mentored thousands of graduate students and postdocs regarding their future teaching careers. Her patience, compassion, and intense commitment to enhancing education will be evidenced for many years to come in her new role as Assistant Director.
Please join our CTE and OGAPS teams in and congratulating Dr. Richardson.
-Mark J. Zoran, PhD
Acting Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies,
Office of Graduate and Professional Studies
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, 
College of Science
Professor of Biology and Neuroscience,
Department of Biology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3257
Tel. 979-845-3631 (OGAPS)
Tel. 979-458-8001 (Science)
Tel. 979-845-8099 (Biology)