The Magnificent Seven
Each of the past three years, the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation of Texas has selected a TCU professor among its list of the 10 best teachers in the Lone Star State. Ralph Carter, Molly Weinburgh and Cecilia Silva join a group of four other active Horned Frog faculty who have received the honor. All seven have been recipients of the TCU Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar. This spring, they shared their insights with the magazine while reflecting on their careers in the classroom. Read the full Q&A in TCU Magazine.
Years at TCU: 1995-2016
Named Piper Professor: 2016
Research areas: Literacy and bilingual literacy, academic language acquisition for emerging bilingual learners
A career highlight: Society of Professors in Education, Teacher Preparation in Texas Initiative and American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education recognized the English Language and Literacy Middle and Secondary Education Program for its focus on culturally responsive teaching practices.
William L. & Betty F. Adams Chair of Education
Director of Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education
Years at TCU: 2002-present
Named Piper Professor: 2015
Research areas: Equity issues in science education, especially language; teacher growth
A career highlight: Developing a doctoral program in science education