Chalk one up for teaching

Reuben receives esteemed provost award for classroom excellence
April 1st, 2021

Dr. Jayne Reuben is one of just 10 Texas A&M University faculty members to be selected for a provost teaching award.

Dr. Jayne Reuben, instructional associate professor in biomedical sciences, has been named a 2021 Provost Academic Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Award recipient.

She is one of 10 Texas A&M University faculty members recognized for providing meaningful learning experiences, valuing student-centered learning and embracing effective teaching approaches.

“When Dr. Reuben mentors her students and junior colleagues, she becomes a guiding light and lifelong mentor,” says Dr. Lynne Opperman, department head of biomedical sciences. “She invests significant time not only teaching students course content but encouraging and supporting them to be the best they can be.  This to me exemplifies teaching excellence, and Dr. Reuben is outstanding.”

Reuben has taught at Texas A&M College of Dentistry since July 2017. She originally held a faculty position at the college from May 2009 to August 2011. She was a founding faculty member at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and an instructor at the Stanley H. Kaplan Education Center in Tallahassee, Florida, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was a research and teaching assistant at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

A colleague shared these thoughts in a nomination letter: “Some might say that it takes a village of mentors to assist in your career as an educator, but for me, I found the village in one place, and that is in the dedicated hands of Dr. Reuben.”

— Kathleen Green Pothier