PhD Candidate Exercise & Nutrition Science
Fall 2022 Winner
Owen Salmon underscores the importance of creating a dynamic learning environment that transcends passive learning. His approach to teaching focuses on developing students' critical thinking abilities, problem-solving skills, and an expanded vision to apply what they learn beyond the classroom.
To bring his teaching philosophy to life, Salmon combines lecture-style teaching with kinesthetic learning opportunities, along with individual and small group engagement sessions. These strategies not only offer diverse avenues for students to engage with the material but also stimulate their passion and creativity by presenting the subject matter from multiple perspectives.
As a classroom leader, Salmon holds himself accountable for engaging students through various methods that promote critical thinking and real-world applicability. His teaching style embodies a high degree of passion for the subject matter, and he respects his students as active participants in their own learning journeys. He believes that passion is contagious and can foster excitement and curiosity among students as they engage with new information.
In his teaching, Salmon consistently demonstrates his passion and enthusiasm, whether through lectures, one-on-one interactions, or small group settings. These personalized approaches cater to students' individualized learning styles, building upon their existing knowledge base. This approach fosters an environment that encourages interaction and collaboration, crucial components of effective learning.
Owen Salmon's unwavering commitment to his students and his innovative teaching methods have merited him the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award in STEM. This well-deserved recognition underscores his dedication to empowering students on their educational journeys through his impactful contributions to teaching.
What Students Say
Being in Mr. Owen Salmon’s human anatomy lab section has been truly a blessing. Since our first class, Mr. Owen was engaged with his students to assure that we were understanding the material in an efficient and timely matter. Mr. Owen Salmon is one of the best professor’s I have had at Baylor because he truly wants to know each of his students and sees us more than our letter grade. He is a determined, encouraging, kind, spirited, and goal-oriented professor who goes above and beyond for his students.