Data scientist Kristin Harvey is among eight University of Texas at Austin faculty members named as recipients of the 2018-19 President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award. The award recognizes the university's educational innovators who demonstrate exceptional undergraduate teaching in the core curriculum, including signature courses, and engage with curriculum reform and educational innovation.

19 UC XX 48042 Teaching Excellence Graphics Kristin HarveyKristin Harvey, an assistant professor of instruction in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences, joined the faculty in 2013. Her dedication to education earned her two earlier awards, a 2016 College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award and a 2017-18 Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship. 

On teaching her signature course, Elementary Statistical Methods; Data Analysis for Health Sciences, Kristin says “I am constantly amazed and inspired by what they have accomplished and what they will accomplish in the future. Being a teacher is energizing in a way that no other job can be. I love getting to work with so many like-minded faculty, and I doubt I could find anywhere else where there is such a collection of passionate faculty to work alongside.”

The awards are made possible by contributions from the President's Associates — friends of the university who are committed to advancing education and research at UT Austin. Each recipient will receive a monetary award of $5,000 and will be honored at a dinner during the spring semester.

"These eight faculty members have dedicated themselves to teaching and mentoring," said Gregory L. Fenves, president of UT Austin. "They build connections with their students and strive to unlock their potential with knowledge and creativity."

A full list of past President's Associates award recipients in the college is here, and a full list of the 2018-19 recipients can be found here.

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