A Community of Educational Excellence
The University of Oregon is made up of a community of excellent educators who prepare students for success. The Office of the Provost acknowledges some of these community members who bring their unique backgrounds into the classroom and excel in research, leadership, and inclusive teaching.
Cecilia Enjuto Rangel
"I am proud to mentor so many undergraduate and graduate students, working in an intellectual community that values multicultural, multilingual, and multiracial approaches to teaching and learning."
“Developing the next generation of creative thinkers isn’t an obligation; it’s an opportunity. We must empower them to tackle and solve the complex problems that elude us. They are our future.”
"My teaching, advising, and mentoring center on empowering students to achieve their intellectual and professional goals. I recognize the experiences and knowledge that students bring into our conversations while simultaneously introducing them to new subjects and ways of thinking. Many students come to the University of Oregon without any formal introduction to the fields of art history or medieval studies. By prioritizing students' intellectual aspirations, I can introduce them to medieval art and the deep past in ways that inform and enrich their professionalization and self-efficacy. This type of reciprocal relationship increases research productivity because it is fueled by mutual passionate curiosity."
"Currently, I serve as the Department Head of Religious Studies at the UO. I am also President of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies. Most recently, in April 2023, I delivered the very first Buddhist message on the Second Sunday of Easter at Memorial Church, Harvard University."
"In leadership, I work hard to provide my colleagues with an excellent teaching environment and to foster a shared sense of community and purpose among the media studies faculty. In my teaching, I strive to foster curiosity and a passion for learning in my students, while engaging them with projects that help them develop the skills they need to excel at the University of Oregon and in their future careers. Innovation, critical thought, and professional-level production are the goals I encourage our majors to achieve in each project they undertake."
Gerard F. Sandoval
"Public service is an essential value in my work. Hence I serve on two state governing boards and as the President of the UO Senate. I situate my research within intersections of racial equity, immigration, and city planning."