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Thomas R. Pate, PhD
Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Phone: 512-464-8863

  • PhD in Philosophy at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1995
  • MS in Physical Education at Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, 1978
  • BS in Education at Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, 1972
Why I Teach

Individual expression is vital to my teaching philosophy. In my classes, I create an environment that encourages students to discover their own expression and style. I also use examples of case studies and workplace experiences, which make the coursework more meaningful.

As a teacher, I want my students to relate to me as an individual. I see my role as a facilitator. I get great pleasure from helping students become thinkers and leaders, and seeing them make discoveries as a result of their own efforts.