School of Arts and Humanities News

Professors Receive Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards


Dr. Robert Hart, Dr. Sabrina Starnaman and Dr. Mieczyslaw Dabkowski

Three UT Dallas educators have been honored with 2017 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards (ROTA) for delivering the highest quality instruction in the classroom, laboratory, field and online.

Dr. Mieczyslaw Dabkowski, associate professor of mathematical sciences; Dr. Robert Hart, clinical associate professor of mechanical engineering; and Dr. Sabrina Starnaman, clinical associate professor in the School of Arts and Humanities, are among 56 honorees from across The University of Texas System’s 14 academic and health institutions.

“I was stunned,” Starnaman said. “It is such an honor to be included in the same category as the outstanding teachers who have come before me.”

Starnaman received her PhD in literature from the University of California, San Diego. She specializes in American literature, disability studies, gender, urbanism, speculative fiction and literature of science. She previously received the President’s Outstanding Teaching Award, and was also awarded the Victor Worsfold Outstanding Teaching Award from the School of Arts and Humanities.

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