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Beatrice J. Selwyn, Sc.D., M.Sc.Hyg.
Associate Professor Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences Division of Management, Policy and Community Health Co-Coordinator, Global Health Concentration
Department of Family Health
UT Health Science Center at Houston
"The student masters. The teacher serves." A guiding concept taught to me by the founding Dean of the School of Public Health, Dr. Reuel A. Stallones, during my first week as a new faculty member.
For me, a teacher facilitates other's learning by practicing servant-leadership, where the student and teacher are collaborators in endeavors of discovery and synthesis. I enjoy guiding students to walk the path of the unknown, of discovery, developing their competence and responding to their curiosity, so each student can learn to make their unique contribution to their field. My philosophy and practice reflect my belief that public health students need knowledge, but they must also acquire practical skills and habits of thinking, to engage in the complexity of issues in population health work and research.