|Pamela Jansma, dean of The University of Texas at Arlington College of Science, and Victoria Farrar-Myers, a UT Arlington professor of political science, have been named American Council on Education Fellows for the 2013-14 academic year.
President James D. Spaniolo nominated both educators for the prestigious program, which selected a total of 50 college and university senior faculty and administrators after a rigorous application process this year.
Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for senior positions in college and university administration.
Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, provost and vice president for academic affairs, said both Jansma and Farrar-Myers are representative of the best UT Arlington faculty.
"Dean Jansma and Dr. Farrar-Myers are distinguished by their commitment to teaching and research excellence, and they each have had a significant impact on the colleges they represent," Elsenbaumer said. "Both of these UT Arlington leaders have unlimited potential in their careers, and we are fortunate to count them as our colleagues."
Dean Jansma joined the UT Arlington College of Science in 2009, having previously served as the dean of New Mexico State University's College of Arts and Sciences. Jansma, a professor of earth and environmental sciences, is an expert in microplate tectonics, earthquakes and faults.
During her tenure at UT Arlington, enrollment of the College of Science has increased 24 percent and the college has launched the Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry. The College also is home to several grant-funded programs aimed at increasing participation in STEM fields by traditionally underrepresented groups.
"I am deeply honored and thankful for the selection as an ACE Fellow," Jansma said. "Students, faculty and the community-at-large should be proud