Welcome to the Academy of Master Teachers

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 five-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 inter-professional 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.


Medical Education Research Certificate Program

Two Half Day workshops held Thursday, August 10, 2017
Research Building #6—Room 1.102

For more information about this program, click here.

Educator of the Month - JULY 2017

B. Montgomery Pettit, PhD, Director, Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics; Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology Professor, Departments of Pharmacology & Toxicology, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Dr. Pettit was nominated for his dedication, commitment and outstanding contribution to teaching. He is well respected and held in high esteem by both his students and peers. His is well known for his compassion towards others as well as his passion for education and incessant curiosity for science. Below, is a portion of the nomination letter submitted on his behalf by a student. Dr. B. Montgomery Pettitt’s advocacy for interprofessional education is easily exhibited by his character and actions. Dr. Pettitt uses simple, comprehensive examples to teach complex subjects without belittling the intelligence of his students. He has mastered the delicate balance of challenging students with rigorous and difficult concepts while providing the time, care and support to help students achieve an exceptional mastery of the subject. The patience he exhibits is astonishing: he will not leave a student to hopelessly struggle with any concept. Instead, he puts in as much time as the student needs to understand the concept at hand.


Rebecca Sealy Hospital
3.266 Route 0121
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX 77555-0121
Phone: (409) 747-0203
Email: amt@utmb.edu

Lynn Knox

Lynn Knox, MD


Bernard Karnath, MD

D’Anne DeWitt
Academy Coordinator