Educator of the Month - October 2017
Jose Rojas, PhD, RRT
Associate Professor and Chair of Respiratory Services,
School of Health Professions
Each month the Advocacy Team members of the Academy of Master Teachers selects an educator who was nominated by their students or residents to recognize for their outstanding efforts in the educational arena at UTMB. This month’s nomination clearly demonstrates the high regard Dr. Rojas’s learners have for his teaching and mentoring. A student notes the following regarding Dr. Rojas’s superb skills as an educator and mentor:
"Dr. Rojas brings students through our lab area (this is my interaction with him), and he is passionately dedicated to connecting their classroom learning with the clinical and research applications. He shows them all career avenues, teaches highly advanced concepts in relatable and understandable ways, and is generous with his time and resources for all students. He is passionate about seeing his students excel, in addition to being a wonderful person. Our lab has additionally used him as a resource for many technical and physiological questions and we would be lost without him. Dr. Rojas is truly an expert in his field. I hope you consider my highest recommendation for his nomination as Educator of the Month."
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Rojas on this well-deserved honor.