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Deborah L. Cole , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of English

UT Pan American

Whenever I am asked, "How do you like your job?" my first and honest response is, "I love my students!" Their genuine curiosity about other languages and cultures and the diversity of their own voices inspire me to create a learning environment where they feel comfortable and confident participating in scholarly conversations. When I treat my students like linguists, anthropologists, and teachers, they respond with excellence, engagement, and professionalism.