Terri Matiella is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Science and Ecology, where she teaches and coordinates the Introduction to Environmental Science I and II courses. She also teaches Entomology, a course about the study of insects. In her role as the Interim Assistant Dean for Remote Instruction for the College of Science, Terri works with department champions and the Dean’s office in the College of Science to provide support to faculty about quality online teaching. She has over 10 years of experience teaching in higher education, and knowledge in course design, assessment, team-based learning, and active learning. She has worked with and taught freshmen through to master students. Terri is a Next-Gen Faculty Fellow in Teaching and Learning Services within the division of Academic Innovation. She will be working on projects focusing on small teaching tips and tools faculty can implement and use in classes that can lead to big impacts for students. She wants to provide opportunities for structured exchange of ideas on curriculum, teaching practices, and classroom issues for teaching faculty.
Terri has a BS degree in Biology, a Master of Science and doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering, and a Master of Arts in Education with a certificate in Higher Education Administration, and a secondary teaching certificate in life science. She was awarded the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Core Curriculum Teaching at UTSA in 2018.