Here at UNT, we are extremely grateful for all of our exceptional faculty. We are proud of the difference they make in students' lives, and would like to recognize some of the most thanked teachers at our university.
Dr. Kat Aoyama
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Dr. Aoyama has been at UNT since August of 2012. She is an Associate Professor in the department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. She is well-loved by her students and it shows! She has received 104 notes of appreciation from her students. When asked what she loved most about teaching, she said: "I think my students think my classes are fun! (At least most students.)"
Department of Economics
Harry Ellis has been at UNT since 1990. He is a principal lecturer with the department of Economics in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. He has received several notes of appreciation through the Thank a Teacher program. When asked what he loved most about teaching, he said: "I enjoy when students learn economics is more than thought and appreciate how relevant it is with so many decisions they frequently make."
Dr. Mariya Gavrilova Aguilar
Department of Management
Dr. Aguilar has been at UNT since the fall of 2018. She is a Senior Lecturer with the department of Management in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business. She has received many notes of appreciation from her students. When asked what she loved most about teaching, she said: "Teaching gives me an opportunity to connect with students, learn about their interests and goals, and serve as a mentor and a guide. I strive to help students discover their own motives for pursuing post-secondary education or a specific career and find purpose in what they do."
Dr. Luwis Mhlanga
Department of Hospitality and Tourism
Dr. Mhlanga been at UNT for twelve years. He is a Senior Lecturer with the department of Hospitality and Tourism in the College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism. He has received several notes of appreciation from students. When asked what he loved most about teaching, he said: "My students motivate me to be the best I can be. I love this quote 'What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.' Karl Menninger."
Dr. Gayatri Mehta
Department of Electrical Engineering
Dr. Mehta has been at UNT since the fall of 2009. She is a Professor with the department of Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering. She has received many notes of appreciation from her students. When asked what she loved most about teaching, she said: "To inspire students and help them excel. It’s very satisfying to see the excitement in the classroom when students understand intricate concepts."