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James Herman

Clinical Professor

Phone: (979) 862-7765
Email: [email protected]

Research and Scholarly Interests

TEACHING — Primary areas of interest in teaching include problem-based learning, development of creative thinking and problem solving capabilities, production of interactive multi-media programs for autotutorial.

About Me

Focus Areas





James Herman, D.V.M., Ph.D., M.S.

  • DVM, Texas A&M University, May 1989
  • PhD., Veterinary Physiology, Texas A&M University, August 1995
  • M.S., Educational Psychology, Measurement and Assessment, Texas A&M University, May 2001


  • Presidential Professor of Teaching Excellence, May 2016
  • Bridges Award for Teaching and Service, Spring 2012
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Spring 2010
  • Gamma Sigma Delta, Outstanding Teacher in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Spring 2010
  • Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement in Teaching at the University Level, Spring 2008
  • Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement in Teaching at the College Level, Fall 2006
  • Center for Teaching Excellence, Montague Scholar, 2004 – 2005
  • Golden Key Honor Society, Honorary Member, Fall 2000
  • Outstanding Professor, Biomedical Sciences Teaching Award, December 1999
  • Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society, Spring 1999
  • Camp Herman, Fish Camp Namesake, Summer 1998
  • Richard Davis Teaching Award for Outstanding Promise as a Young Faculty Member, Spring 1997

It is my goal to improve both human and veterinary medicine by helping train future clinicians and researchers to think critically and to become adept at problem solving.  In my classrooms, I expect students to demonstrate understanding of material by applying knowledge.  I attempt to provide the tools and opportunities for students to integrate both facts and application to the subjects of physiology and pharmacology.

  • Education
  • Physiology
  • Assessment
  • Outcomes
  • Evaluation
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Performance Evaluation

Current research involves both qualitative and quantitative evaluation of learning and understanding in undergraduate research experiences as well as assessment of attitudes toward science.  Additional research looks at the effectiveness of specific pedagogical techniques and tools on achieving learning outcomes.

James Herman is accepting trainees of these groups:

  • Non-Thesis Masters
  • Undergraduate Scholars