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Cherlyn A. Hodge

Instructor/Student Success Coach

"A bachelor's degree helps open doors to new and better economic opportunities and refines the marketable skills that employers seek."

Degrees Held:

M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education – University of Houston-Victoria, 2014

Career Highlights:

I have been with the University of Houston-Victoria for 15 years and have 10 years of experience in the area of advising. I’ve also been an instructor for the First Year Seminar course since 2017. I have co-presented at the SAHMS Conference—on Influenza Among Rural African Americans in Texas 1918-1919—and at the Museum of the Coastal Bend—on Juneteenth: From Then to Now. My primary research interests lie in the fields of criminal justice and marginalized populations, ethnic and racial identity in college students, and academic advising approaches for a minority student population.

In which online bachelor's degree programs do you teach?

B.A. in University Studies

Which classes do you teach in the online?

UNIV 1300: First Year Seminar

What types of projects can students expect in your online courses?

Lectures, written papers, quizzes, discussions

What should students take away from your classes? What do they learn?

Students should be able to effectively learn to navigate college life at UHV and learn skill that will carry them into the workforce.

What advice would you give to those considering an online bachelor's degree program?

Time management is the key to online success.

What is the value of a bachelor's degree? What are some of the skills students gain in this program?

A bachelor's degree helps open doors to new and better economic opportunities and refines the marketable skills that employers seek.

Why did you start teaching?

I wanted to teach students that learning is fun and it's something that is lifelong. I learn from my students every day, whether it be about different cultures or a perspective that I never considered.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

"The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.

I love sports. I have been a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan.


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