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Ivonne Santiago, Ph.D., P.E.
Department of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering
UT El Paso
My teaching philosophy is best exemplified through my insistence on connecting education to professional practice.
Learning for the sake of learning is not enough: students need to see where each course fits into the context of their professional careers. When they can envision their lives as Engineers they will be able to enthusiastically engage into learning. Throughout the years, my core belief has remained constant: teaching and learning are affairs of the heart. As a teacher, I am always passionate about learning new teaching methods, technologies, developments, and strategies to foster the students' love for lifelong learning, which is a trademark of a Professional Engineer.