CIRTL@TAMU Faculty Fellows

Dr. Radhika Viruru
Clinical Professor
Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture
CIRTL Program Lead: CIRTL@TAMU Teaching-As-Research Fellows Program
Biography: Dr. Radhika Viruru is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC) and Director of the Online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M University, having joined the faculty in 1998. Her research interests include early childhood education, postcolonial childhood studies and technology integration into education. She has received the 2019 Outstanding Mentoring Achievement Award, 2019 Association of Former Students’ University Level Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, the 2020 Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators Award, and the 2021 021 Provost Academic Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.
Dr. Chavela Carr
Senior Lecturer
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
CIRTL Program Lead: National CIRTL Network Massive Open Online Course – Introduction to Evidence Based STEM-Teaching
Biography: Dr. Chavela Carr is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics at Texas A&M University. She received her doctoral degree in Biology from MIT and joined Texas A&M University in 2009. She has received the 2017 Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Early Career in Teaching, the 2017 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Teaching, and the 2020 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching. 


Click here for information on our CIRTL@TAMU Faculty Fellows program. 

CIRTL@TAMU enables faculty to reach their career goals.

  • CIRTL online and on-campus resources on teaching and mentoring help faculty achieve better results in the classroom with less effort.

  • CIRTL network resources and/or local programs available to your trainees can be leveraged to enhance your proposals.

  • CIRTL provides networking opportunities with faculty across the nation interested in bringing inquiry-based learning into the undergraduate classroom.

  • TAMU faculty and future faculty can engage in local CIRTL programs as workshop facilitators, speakers, and faculty mentors.

Directing your students and postdoctoral scholars to CIRTL@TAMU can effectively supplement your individual mentoring efforts:

  • CIRTL @ TAMU provides on-campus resources for diverse STEM audiences, including graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty.

  • CIRTL national network provides online courses, workshops and “coffee hours” for diverse learning opportunities about STEM teaching and career issues.

CIRTL can help your current and future STEM faculty prepare to be more efficient, effective teachers!
Interested in becoming more involved in CIRTL@TAMU? Please email cirtl@tamu.edu.
Opportunities include:

  • Join the CIRTL@TAMU Faculty Working Group

    • Receive support to attend CIRTL Conferences and Meetings

  • Provide networking programming (courses/workshops)

    • Support from CIRTL@TAMU

  • Become a TAR Fellow mentor

  • Become a faculty guest speaker/panelist for MOOC Local Learning Community

  • Encourage mentee participation

Click here for other Professional Development in Teaching opportunities for faculty - http://cte.tamu.edu/getattachment/Workshops/2019-09-11-MASTER-Fall-2019-Faculty-Program-Guide-suvey-ques-update.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US