RC 20/20

Signature Courses: Transforming The Core Curriculum

Lori Holleran Steiker, Director, Undergraduate Studies Instruction, Engagement, and Wellness, University of Texas, Austin

Patty Moran Micks, Director, First-Year Experience Office, University of Texas, Austin

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Lori Holleran Steiker

Lori Holleran Steiker, PhD, is the Steve Hicks Professor of Addiction, Recovery and Substance Use Services at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and the Director of Instruction, Engagement and Wellness at the School of Undergraduate Studies.

Holleran Steiker has been at The University of Texas at Austin since 2000, and held the Steve Hicks Professorship of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services since Fall 2018. She holds faculty appointments at UT Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry as well as Baylor College of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine. She holds an administrative position in the School of Undergraduate Studies as Director of Instruction, Engagement and Wellness, and is the pending Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

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Patty Moran Micks

Patricia Moran Micks serves as the Director of the First-Year Experience Office in the School of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Before directing the FYE in 2011, Micks had been involved in other interdisciplinary, university-wide, cutting-edge programs at UT Austin, such as serving as Program Coordinator for the Bridging Disciplines Program and serving as an academic advisor for the Longhorn Scholars program, the Maymester Abroad program, and the Office of Undergraduate Research. Prior to her work in Undergraduate Studies and its precursor, Connexus: Connections in Undergraduate Studies, Micks served as an academic advisor in the College of Natural Sciences and a student affairs administrator in the College of Fine Arts. Before to moving to Austin in 1999, Micks was employed at Rutgers University as an administrator for the Vice President for Academic Affairs and as the graduate coordinator in Rutgers’ Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Micks received her B.A. in Art History from Rutgers University and her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from UT Austin. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin.