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Texas Microcredentials

Illustration of a badge outline with the UT System logo at the top, and the text over a ribbon "Microcredential Innovator"

With funding from the Strada Education Foundation’s Beyond Completion Challenge grant, the Office of Academic Affairs collaborated with Skyepack, an elearning company to create a 4-week online primer course on microcredentials. This course was developed to help prepare faculty and staff find new ways to embed industry-recognized microcredentials within academic courses and experiences to help UT students be better prepared for the world of work. 

The course will shift to a self-paced course and any UT faculty or staff member from will be able to begin the course starting in Fall 2023. Please use this link to register for the course

The Office of Academic Affairs would like to recognize the following faculty and staff who completed the microcredential course in Summer 2023 or Summer 2023:

UT Austin
Linda Dickens Accreditation Liaison, Strategic Academic Initiatives 2023
Morgan Ginther Project Coordinator, Provost's Office 2023
Robert Vega Deputy Director, Texas Career Engagement 2023
Komal Gandhi Education Program Manager 2023
Eric Busch Director of Online Programs, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences 2023
Gayle Timmerman Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, School of Nursing 2023
J.E. Johnson Assistant Professor of Practice, Design, and Technology 2023
Shelly Furness Instructional Designer, Moody College of Communication 2023
Mary Crawford Director, Center for Advancing Teaching Excellence, Moody College of Communication 2022
Leanne Field Clinical Professor, School of Human Ecology 2022
Karen French Associate Director, Office of Instructional Innovation, College of Education 2022
Cynthia Labrake Professor of Instruction, Biology Instruction Office 2022
Matt Mangum Director, Faculty Technology Studio Cockrell School of Engineering 2022
Javier Motta-Mena Informational Technology Specialist, McCombs School of Business 2022
John St. Lawrence Senior Adminstrative Associate, College of Liberal Arts 2022
John Turci-Escobar Assistant Dean, College of Fine Arts 2022
Dhivya Arasappan Research Scientist, Center for Biomedical Research Support 2022
Christopher Ruggeri Events Program Coordinator, Cockrell School of Engineering 2022
Amanda Vines Assistant Professor of Instruction, Biology Instruction Office 2022
Veronica Young Director, Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education 2022


UT Arlington
Martha Walvoord Professor of Music 2023
Ann Eckhardt Interim Chair of Graduate Nursing, Clinical Professor of Graduate Nursing 2023
Robin Macaluso Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2023
Masoud Rostami Assistant Professor of Instruction 2023
Kimberly Tate Registrar 2023
Hannah Lebovits Assistant Professor, Public Affairs and Planning 2023
Lolin Martins-Crane Director, Career Development Center 2023
Hugh Kellam Assistant Professor, College of Education 2023
Young-tae Kim, BE Associate Professor, Bioengineering 2023
Rosie Kallie, IMSE Associate Professor of Instruction, Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering 2023
Chien Le Clinical Assistant Professor, Marketing 2023
Barbara Berthold Assistant Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Senior Lecturer of German 2023
Rebecca Deen Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Political Science 2022
Karen Magruder Assistant Professor In Practice of Social Work 2022
Diann Maurer Instructional Designer 2022
Cheryl Prachyl Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting 2022
Amber Smallwood Assistant Vice Provost of Academic Planning and Policy and Professor of Public Affairs and Planning 2022
Ivonne Audirac Associate Professor of Public Affairs & Planning 2022
Paul Componation Associate Dean and Professor of Industrial Engineering 2022
Kathy Daniel Associate Dean and Professor of Nursing 2022
Amir Farbin Professor of Physics 2022
Taylor Kessner Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction 2022
Fernando Melero-Garcia Assistant Professor of Modern Languages 2022
Heather Philip Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing 2022
Pete Smith Chief Analytics Officer and Professor of Modern Languages 2022


UT Dallas
Travis Goode Assistant Director of Public Services 2023
Richard Golden Professor of Cognitive Science, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences 2023
Meg Flanigan Professor of Instruction, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Assistant Dean of Assessment and Curriculum 2023
James Harrington Associate Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management 2023
Elizabeth Searing Assistant Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management 2023
Katherine Brown Associate Professor of Instruction, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of BioEngineering 2023
Ben Porter Associate Professor of Instruction, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of BioEngineering 2023
Penny Jiang Program Manager, Naveen Jindal School of Management 2023
Julie Haworth Assistant Professor of Instruction, Marketing, Director, BS Marketing, Naveen Jindal School of Management 2023


Magda Grohman Associate Director/Lecturer 2022  
Sylena Measles Instructional Designer 2022  
Mark Rosen Associate Dean 2022  
Roopa Vinay eLearning Manager 2022  
Qin Fang eLearning Associate Director 2022  
Mark McKinney Associate Professor of Instruction 2022  
Debbie Pfister Research Assistant Professor 2022  


UT El Paso
Rolando Nunez Director of MBA Programs, Woody L. Hunt College of Business 2023
Selfa Chew-Melendez Associate Dean of Undegraduate Studies for the College of Liberal Arts 2023
Stacy Wagovich Associate Dean, Academic and Fculty Affairs, College of Health Sciences 2023
Jesus Cicneros Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations 2023
Luisa Arvizu Assistant Director, Center for Community Engagement 2023
Jeffrey Olimpo Director, Center for Faculty Leadership and Development 2023
Jennifer Lujan Director, Center for Community Engagement 2023
Eric MacDonald Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 2023
Zifeng Feng Assistant Professor of Finance 2022
Terry Quezada Assistant Professor of Practice, Rhetoric and Writing Studies, Director of online certificate in Technical and Professional Writing 2022
Lori Torres Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences 2022
Ximena Burgos Assistant Professor of Instruction in Public Health Sciences 2022
Eric Devos Professor of Economics and Finance, Associate Dean for Faculty, Research, and Graduate Programs 2022
Bruce Friedman Endowed Professor in Health Sciences 2022
Jorge Lopez Professor of Physics 2022
Faith Xie Professor of Finance, Associate Dean College of Business 2022


UT Permian Basin
Ana Martinez-Catsam Professor, History Department Chair 2023
Evelyn  Gordon Interim Academic Department Chair and Clinical Asistant Professor, Department of Human Performance 2023
Ahmed  Kamel Associate Professor, College of Engineering 2023
Pinyarat Sirisomboonsuk Assistant Professor of Management, College of Business 2023
Maribea Merritt Director, Career Services 2023
Melissa Brumley Instructional Designer 2022
Scott Campbell Instructional Designer 2022
Melissa Coulter Instructional Designer 2022
Lili Gai Faculty 2022
Rekedda Williams Instructional Designer 2022
Sebahattin Ziyanak Faculty 2022
Denise Dunne Faculty 2022


UT Rio Grande Valley
Aldo Salinas Systems Analyst III, Office of Curriculum and Institutional Assessment 2023
Claudia Garica Program Manager, Professional Education & Workforce Development 2023
Friederike Bruehoefener Interim Director, School of Interdisciplinary Programs and Community Engagement, College of Liberal Arts 2023
Timothy Huber Associate Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences, College of Sciences 2023
Patty Feria Professor of Biology, College of Sciences 2023
Cristina Villalobos Director of the Center of Excellence in STEM Education 2023
Maysam Pournik Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science 2023
Douglas Timmer Professor in Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering 2023
Robert Jones Professor and Interim Associate Chair for Information and Engineering Systems 2023
Jessica Sanchez Associate Director, Center for Online Learning and Teaching Technology 2023
Leticia Villarreal Sosa Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, School of Social Work 2023
Nick Dimakis Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Sciences 2023
Sanjeev Kumar Professor, Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science 2023
Art Brownlow Professor of Music and Senior Fellow for Academic Innovation 2022
Antonia Saldivar Instructional Design Manager 2022
Colin Charlton Professor/Chair Department of Writing & Language Studies 2022
Robert Dearth Professor/Chair Department of Biology 2022
Ron Garza AVP Workforce & Economic Development 2022
Jason Mitchell Lecturer/Advising Coordinator School of Music 2022


UT San Antonio
Luca Pozzi Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology 2023
Jill Fleuriet Vice Provost for Honors Education 2023
Joo Ong Senior Associate Dean of Administration and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering 2023
Jill Ford Assistant Dean, Director of Student Success, College of Engineering and Integrated Design 2023
John Shaffer Associate Director for Student Success & Professional Development 2023
Shakira Flores Assistant Professor of Practice in Economics 2023
Jessica Avitia Assistant Director, Teaching and Learning Experiences 2023
Alexia Cormier Instructional Development Specialist 2023
Rachel Elliot Teaching & Learning Consultant 2023
Elliot Schraer Graduate Assistant 2023
Madhumita Joshi Director of PostDoctoral Success, Graduate School 2023
Erica Wallace Assistant Professor of Practice, Public Health 2023
Vittorio Marone Associate Professor, Coordinator of the Learning, Design, and Technology Program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching 2023
Sidury Christiansen Associate Professor of TESOL/Applied Linguistics and Coordinator of the MA-TESL Program 2023
Andrea Aleman Assistant Professor of Practice, Political Science and Geography 2023
Sue Hum Professor, English 2023
Seok Kang Professor, Director of Digital Initiatives, Communication 2023
Ryan McPherson Associate Professor of Practice, Communication 2023
Debra Pena Director of the Writing Program, Associate Professor of Instruction 2023
Mayra Collins Instructional Design Manager, Teaching, Learning & Digital Transformation 2022
Alberto Cordova Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology 2022
Terri Matiella Assistant Dean for Remote Instruction, College of Sciences, Assistant Chair and Professor of Instruction, Department of Integrative Biology 2022
Jude Okpala Professor of Instruction, Department of Philosophy and Classics 2022
Sara Oswalt Chair and Professor, Department of Public Health 2022
Marcela Ramirez Associate Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning & Digital Transformation 2022
Elyse Ramirez Lead Learning Experience Designer, Teaching, Learning & Digital Transformation 2022
Claudia Arcolin Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Experiences, Teaching, Learning & Digital Transformation 2022
Jonathan Gutierrez Associate Director of Digital Transformation Initiatives and Strategy, Teaching, Learning & Digital Transformation 2022
Rita Mitra Associate Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security 2022
Michael Rushforth Assistant Chair and Professor of Instruction, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures 2022


UT Tyler
Mark Sidey Associate Professor of Instruction, Literature and Languages 2023
Tara Propper Assistant Professor of English, Literature and Languages 2023
Leah Velarde Career Success Coach, College of Nursing and Health Sciences 2023
Miriam Rowntree Assistant Professor of Instruction, Literature and Languages 2023
Matthew Kelly Assistant Professor of English, Literature and Languages 2023
June  Oh Assistant Professor in English and Digital Studies,  2023
Mary Helen Fagan Associate Professor of Management 2023
Rosemary Cooper Executive Director of Career Success 2023
Travis Carter IT Support Partner, UT Tyler School of Medicine 2023
Stephen Myers Instructional Designer II, Office of Digital Learning 2023
Kenneth Bryant Assistant Professor of Political Science 2022
Emily Davidson Digital Support Specialist 2022
Scott Dillingham Director of Office of Digital Learning 2022
Richard (Rick) Helfers Associate Professor of Criminal Justice 2022
Rochell McWhorter Associate Professor of Human Resource Development 2022
Colin Snider Associate Professor of History 2022
Marcus Stadelmann Professor of Political Science; Chair of Political Science and History 2022
Danielle Bailey Associate Professor of Criminal Justice 2022
Jill (Nikki) Carter Lecturer of History 2022
Amy Hayes Associate Professor of Psychology; Chair of Psychology & Counseling 2022
Paul Roberts   2022
Katherine (Katie) Stone Director of QEP 2022
Jennifer Wooldridge Associate Professor of Criminal Justice 2022