A&M-Commerce Professor Receives Creativity in Teaching Award

Dr. Andrea Graham of Texas A&M University-Commerce was awarded the Myrna Gilstrap Creativity in Teaching Award from the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE).

The award recognizes a faculty member who implements and assesses the impact of innovative teaching methods on student learning outcomes by adapting teaching and learning methods from other fields and contexts.

“Dr. Graham is an exceptional, sought-after professor and leader on campus,” said Dr. Lavelle Hendricks, president of the A&M-Commerce chapter of TABPHE. “Student evaluations reflect the professionalism, care and nurturing environment that she provides to students.”

Graham is an associate professor and head of the Department of Engineering and Technology at A&M-Commerce. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012 before arriving at A&M-Commerce in fall of 2013.

Hendricks continued, “We are fortunate to have Dr. Graham at A&M-Commerce. She represents the academy of teaching well.”