Contact Us

For questions or assistance please reach out to:

School Director
Robert K. Dearth, Ph.D.

School Associate Director
Kathryn E. Perez, Ph.D.

Biology Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Tobias Weinrich, Ph.D.

Biology and Chemistry Graduate Program Coordinator
Frank Dirrigl, Ph.D.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program Coordinator
Yonghong Zhang, Ph.D.

Julie Perez,
Administrative Assistant II

Daisy Garcia,
Administrative Assistant II


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley UTeach Celebrating 10 Years (2012 - 2022)

UTRGV UTeach is the secondary teacher preparation program for science and mathematics majors at UTRGV. The program has offices, classroom space, faculty and staff, and a student workroom/instructional resource room on both campuses. The purpose of the program is to prepare highly qualified science and mathematics teachers according to the UTeach model developed at The University of Texas at Austin.

The School of Integrative Biological and Chemical Sciences houses UTeach degree plans leading to teacher certification in 7-12 Life Science, 4-8 Science, and 7-12 Chemistry. Please visit the UTeach website or e-mail for more information.