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Savage Wins Dean’s Award for Teaching

Cynthia Savage, Ph.D.

Congratulations to Cynthia Savage, who received the Dean’s Award for Teaching, recognized at TCU’s virtual Convocation on Sept. 15. Nominees for the Deans’ Award for Teaching have been full-time TCU faculty members for at least five years and have demonstrated a particular dedication to teaching and teaching-related activities.

Savage is associate dean of undergraduate studies and associate professor of professional practice in the College of Education. Her instructional expertise lies in youth advocacy, teacher education and research methodology. She also organizes faculty-led experiences and serves as the college’s European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) exchange coordinator.

Within Texas, she advocates for education through involvement in Education Deans of Independent Colleges and Universities in Texas as vice president, and the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education as a board member. Further, she regularly consults as an evaluator/psychometrician for education stakeholders.

Savage has authored/co-authored almost 100 presentations, technical/evaluation reports and journal publications. Recent contributions include receiving TCU’s Global Innovator Award (2016) with Dutch colleagues, participating in Harvard’s Management Development Program (2017), serving as TCU’s Coleman Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow (2018-2019), and supporting the college in applying for the Association of Teacher Education’s Distinguished Teacher Education Program (2020) award.