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As Director for the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at Texas A&M University since August 2016, Dr. Debra Fowler works closely with the Dean of Faculties Office as well as academic administrators and faculty to assess the organizational program needs in teaching. Her role also consists of handling the day-to-day operations of the CTE. The content areas for which she provides programming include: program design and (re)design, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and promoting critical thinking and inquiry skills.

selected publications
Academic Articles13
  • Winkelmann, K., Keeney-Kennicutt, W., Fowler, D., Lazo Macik, M., Perez Guarda, P., & Joan Ahlborn, C. (2020). Learning gains and attitudes of students performing chemistry experiments in an immersive virtual world. Interactive Learning Environments. 28(5), 620-634.
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  • Patterson, C. A., Chang, C., Lavadia, C. N., Pardo, M. L., Fowler, D. A., & Butler-Purry, K (2019). Transforming doctoral education: preparing multidimensional and adaptive scholars. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education. 11(1), 17-34.
  • Arroyave, R., Shields, S., Chang, C., Fowler, D., Malak, R., & Allaire, D. (2018). Interdisciplinary Research on Designing Engineering Material Systems: Results From a National Science Foundation Workshop. Journal of Mechanical Design. 140(11),
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  • Chaney, K. P., Macik, M. L., Turner, J. S., Korich, J. A., Rogers, K. S., Fowler, D., Scallan, E. M., & Keefe, L. M (2017). Curriculum Redesign in Veterinary Medicine: Part I.. J Vet Med Educ. 44(3), 552-562.
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  • Macik, M. L., Chaney, K. P., Turner, J. S., Rogers, K. S., Scallan, E. M., Korich, J. A., Fowler, D., & Keefe, L. M (2017). Curriculum Redesign in Veterinary Medicine: Part II.. J Vet Med Educ. 44(3), 563-569.
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Chapters1
  • Fowler, D. A., Matthews, P. R., Schielack, J. F., Webb, R. C., & Wu, X. B. (2012). The power of inquiry as a way of learning in undergraduate education at a large research university. New Directions for Teaching and Learning. New Directions for Teaching and Learning. Special Issue: InquiryGuided Learning. 81-91. Wiley.
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Conference Papers22
  • Dunlap, K., Early, L., Fowler, D., & Wickersham, T. (2019). Developing foundational courses to support undergraduate student success in animal science departmental core curriculum. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. 97, 179-180.
  • Dunlap, K. A., Early, L., Fowler, D., & Wickersham, T. A. (2019). 135 Developing foundational courses to support undergraduate student success in animal science departmental core curriculum. Journal of Animal Science. 97(Supplement_1), 79-80.
  • Chang, C., Patterson, C., Lavadia, C., Fowler, D., & Arroyave, R (2019). Showcasing Interdisciplinary Capabilities: Employers’ Perceptions on Reflective ePortfolios. 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
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  • Early, N., Fowler, D., Dunlap, K., & Wickersham, T. (2018). Aligning Undergraduate Animal Science Curriculum with Current Disciplinary Vision. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. 96, 499-500.
  • Lavadia, C., Chang, C., & Fowler, D. (2018). Student and Faculty Perspectives on Effectiveness of an Interdisciplinary Graduate Engineering Program. 2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). 00, 1-7.
recent teaching activities
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
dfowler@tamu.edu
First Name
Debra
Last Name
Fowler
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Center for Teaching Excellence; 4246 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4246
USA