Welcome to the Academy of Master Teachers Website

About Us

The UTMB Academy of Master Teachers, established in 2007, is an honorary service organization to recognize Master Teachers and to provide an array of faculty development opportunities for all UTMB Faculty, including an annual Faculty Development Day, annual Education Symposium, education grand rounds, journal club, innovation grants, mentoring and consultations. Membership is by application and selection against a set of standards. Members serve three-year terms and may be honored with the designation as University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professors.

Mission Statement

The Academy of Master Teachers is an interprofessional community serving UTMB through the promotion of educational excellence.

Vision Statement

The Academy of Master Teachers will propel UTMB to a national and global reputation for excellence in Biomedical and Health Professions education.


Faculty Development and Educational Innovations Grant Open, Submission Deadline November 16, 2015

The Academy of Master Teachers encourages educational innovations having a lasting impact upon instruction at UTMB. The Academy will provide grant funds for “pilot” projects to improve existing courses, develop new courses, evaluate instruction, assess curricular needs or develop new modes. The Academy encourages projects that respond to changes in education such as interdisciplinary teaching, active learning and engagement, or that seek to improve classroom assessment.

Call for Nominations Piper Professor of 2016- Applicant Packet Due October 13, 2015

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation is soliciting nominees for an outstanding teaching professor award. This foundation honors ten professors for their dedication to the teaching profession and for their outstanding academic, scientific and scholarly achievement. Honorees will be named "Piper Professors of 2016" and awarded cash honoraria of $5,000. The purpose of the award is "to give recognition to the teaching profession rather than to research, publication, administration, or other related activity, although, these criteria will also be considered by the Selection Committee."

Each institution may submit one nomination. Full time UTMB faculty from all schools are eligible. Self-nominations are allowed. Prospective applicant packets will be peer reviewed and recommended nominees forwarded to Drs. Calendar and Jacobs for consideration.

Applicant Process

  1. Complete nomination form, parts A (which is labeled nominating institution) and B (nominee).  Go to: http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org/funding/programs/ppnominationform.php for nomination form and instructions.
  2. For final submission Part A will be completed by nominating institution (UTMB) based on your submission. Please leave blank the section "How was your nominee selected?"
  3. Up to 5 letters of recommendation may be submitted. (From members of administration, colleagues, current or former students). Address to: Piper Professor Selection Committee, these letters will be attached to packet submitted by UTMB for successful candidate.
  4. Because this award is open to all colleges and universities in Texas, you see that the nomination materials have a particular undergraduate campus feel to the questions. Remember to highlight "teaching accomplishments".
  5. Complete packet with application form (parts A & B) and letters of recommendation must be submitted to Academy of Master Teachers Coordinator, D’Anne DeWitt, email: vddewitt@utmb.edu by deadline October 13, 2015.

Educator of the Month - September 2015

Oma Morey, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Senior Medical Educator, Office of Educational Development (OED)

"Dr. Morey works tirelessly to provide faculty development to faculty, residents, and fellows and staff. In addition she works with UME students as well to help them become the best learners possible. She is the quintessential educator, fostering learning and leading others to great achievements as well as understanding of fundamental and advanced principles of educational practice." ~ Unknown nomination

Faculty Development Day will be held on December 4, 2015

Register Now – limited seating available!!

The UTMB Academy of Master Teachers  Faculty Development Day will be held on December 4, 2015 at the UTMB Open Gates Conference Center.
Guest speaker:  Katherine Hyland from the University of California, San Francisco.
Topic:  "Teachers Mentoring Teachers: The Gift of Peer Feedback".
Cost:  $50.00

Two sessions are offered (only pick one): 

  • Morning session 8:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Afternoon session 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

Click here to register:  https://fs16.formsite.com/infopathic/form84/index.html