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Dr. Taylor Acee

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Dr. Russ Hodges is an associate professor at Texas State University (TXST). He co-created the MA, EdD, and PhD programs in developmental education (DE) and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Russ also coordinates his institution’s undergraduate learning frameworks courses. The course was deemed a “model learning frameworks course” by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and serves as an exemplar prototype for many postsecondary learning framework courses throughout Texas and the nation. Dr. Hodges is an active scholar having co-authored and co-edited numerous books, book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers along with research grants totaling just over one million dollars. He is also a frequent invited speaker for conferences and for postsecondary faculty and staff development. His research focuses on postsecondary student success interventions (e.g., student success courses, peer-mentoring, peer-tutoring and academic coaching) and DE policy and reform.

Dr. Hodges has held state and national leadership positions including president of the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) and chair of the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations (CLADEA). He has received many awards over his career including the Lifetime Achievement Award (Texas’ College Academic Support Programs); the Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Award (TXST), Favorite Professor Award (TXST’s Alpha Chi National Honor Society), Distinguished Teaching Award (CRLA), and Teaching Award of Honor (TXST’s Alumni Association). Dr. Hodges was also named National Fellow for CLADEA—his field’s most prestigious honor.