NRP and FDP component updates

February 25, 2020

Two components of the Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative — the Accelerated Hiring of National Recognized Faculty Program (NRP) and Advancing Academic Excellence through Accelerating Faculty Diversity Hiring Program (FDP) — were created to bring distinctive and diverse faculty to UTSA who will contribute directly to the quality of students’ classroom experiences and elevate the university’s research enterprise. UTSA recently welcomed its third tenured faculty member through the NRP program, Sergio Alcocer, who is a member of the National Academies of Engineering. Additionally, two faculty members were hired through the FDP this month: Mario Flores, who has a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Department of Biomedical & Chemical Engineering; and Karina Vielma, who joins COE and COEHD as an assistant professor of engineering education, the first position of its kind.