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Teri Lynn Varner, PhD
Assistant Professor of Communication

Phone: 512-428-1365

Education
  • PhD in Communication Studies at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2003
  • MA in Communication at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1996
  • BA in Education and Communication at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1993
Why I Teach

I motivate my students to develop enthusiasm for a discipline, to understand its complexities and to appreciate it both as a science and as an art. I see myself more as a facilitator than a disseminator of knowledge. My overall style also incorporates participation and methods of discovery.

My passion for teaching comes from many sources: pride in my skill, belief that information is valuable, an opportunity for me to take the material to a deeper place and watching my students grow.