Excellent Faculty

Pursuant to your request to hear about excellent faculty members (fall 2013), I am very happy to recognize Dr. David A. McEntire as the academic and prolific scholar, friend and most important exemplary person in my life who provided me with outstanding, caring and persistent mentoring while I was engaged in my Ph.D. work at UNT.

I am confident that after witnessing Dr. McEntire's work ethic, competence and humble and caring attitude, I am a better educator, scholar and person myself.

UNT and indeed the world are fortunate and better places because of clearly outstanding educators and scholars such as Dr. McEntire.

He is the main reason for my success as a Ph.D. and in my tenure-track experience now as an educator and scholar at Western Illinois University in the Department of Health Sciences' emergency management program.

Best wishes always to Dr. McEntire and to UNT in the years ahead. May truly great things come to both -- deservedly so!

Heriberto Urby ('10 Ph.D.)
Macomb, Ill.


Rarely a day goes by that I don't hear Dr. Peggy Richardson's voice in my ear saying, "There is no good writing, there is only good re-writing."

She was the teacher of teachers. I give the credit for my success totally to her!

I retired in October as director of education at the Tennessee AIDS Education & Training Center and associate in medicine at Vanderbilt University's Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases. UNT and Dr. Richardson got me off to a good start.

Victoria L. Harris ('83 Ed.D.)
Nashville, Tenn.

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