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Ezra Cappell , Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English and Director of the Inter-American Jewish Studies Program
English Department and Inter-American Jewish Studies Program
UT El Paso
In each of my courses I actively encourage my students to think beyond the classroom so they may understand the connection between literature and the real world, and thereby become cosmopolitan citizens of the global intellectual community. Each semester I have the honor and privilege of interacting with students who help me continually refine my ideas. My students force me to rethink much of what I had previously thought about the world and my place within it. I know that at the end of each semester if I have done my job well, I will have taught my students to teach me. I know how much I have continually benefited from my students, as a teacher, scholar and most-importantly, as a human being.