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August Named Associate Dean of Faculties, Director–Center for Teaching Excellence

Posted June 25, 2014

20140624 August Assoc Dean of Faculties

Dr. John August

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Dr. John August, professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS) at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) has been named the new Associate Dean of Faculties for Texas A&M University. He will also serve as the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Texas A&M. August, whose term begins September 1, succeeds Professor X. Ben Wu, who held the position for five years.

August has received several teaching awards, including The Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching (College Level), the Texas Veterinary Medical Association Award for Teaching, and university-level teaching awards at Auburn University and Virginia Tech.

August is a board certified veterinarian in internal medicine, and joined the CVM faculty in 1986 as a professor and head of the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. He also served as deputy dean of the CVM from 1995–1997. During his term as department head, he was recognized with The Association of Former Students University-Level Distinguished Achievement Award in Administration.

“Dr. August is a clinician, a scholar, and an engaging instructor with an international reputation,” said Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine. “His innovative teaching methods and extensive experience with curricula and pedagogy will be a benefit to the faculty at Texas A&M. We are proud of Dr. Augusts' many accomplishments, and look forward to his contributions to excellence in teaching across the university in his new role.”

Known for his engaging teaching style, August lectures in core and elective classes for third-year veterinary medical students and instructs and supervises third- and fourth-year students, interns, and residents on the feline internal medicine service within the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. He has also written several textbooks on feline internal medicine and is widely sought after as a speaker for veterinary continuing education programs. While in his new role, August will maintain a 30 percent appointment within VSCS.


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