CIRTL for Faculty

Interested in training the next generation of teachers and faculty? Looking for ways to strengthen your service through educational outreach? Join the CIRTL @TAMU Faculty Fellow Program!

The program is open to academic professional track (APT) or tenure-track faculty at the TAMU-College Station campus. 

For additional information about the CIRTL National Network or CIRTL@TAMU, please visit

Other Ways for Faculty to Engage with CIRTL 

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/or 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 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 trainees prepare to be more efficient, effective teachers!

Current and Former 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. 

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