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Daron Robert Shaw, Ph.D.

Distinguished Teaching Professor and Frank C. Erwin, Jr., Centennial Chair in State Politics

Department of Government

College of Liberal Arts

UT Austin

I believe that my students are smart and more interested in serious questions and debates than many think.

Furthermore, I believe that students are not often asked to articulate arguments and need to be pressed to do so. And while I had many excellent teachers, the craftsmanship of writing and thinking were undervalued in most of my college classes so I have made a point of emphasizing it in the courses I teach.