Dr. R. Judith Quander Named Interim Associate Vice President
Dr. R. Judith Quander, UHD Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, was recently named Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development.
In this role, she provides executive vision, leadership, and administrative support in the equitable recruitment, hiring, and retaining of faculty, including overseeing Faculty Credentialing, Faculty Orientation for new and continuing faculty, Faculty Retreats, and the Promotion & Tenure process. Quander also serves as the Chief Integrity Officer of the University by facilitating the faculty grievance process and conducting inquiries and investigations into policy violations in the academic and research arenas as needed.
Quander began her career as a middle school mathematics teacher after completing her master’s degree in Mathematics. That experience influenced her to pursue Mathematics Education as a career. She earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education with a focus on how high school mathematics teachers changed their instructional focus and style depending on the perceived ability level of the students. She also served as the Director of Research at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, where she focused on making research findings accessible to practicing teachers.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students, boasts more than 61,000 alumni, and offers 46 bachelor’s degrees, 11 master’s degrees, and 17 fully online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences & Technology.
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution, and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.