J. Aaron Cassill, PhD

 serves as Director of STEM Initiatives for the College of Sciences and a Professor of Biology. Cassill joined the UTSA faculty in 1993. He received the Howe Award for Outstanding Service to Undergraduate Students at UTSA in 2002 and the UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2012. In 2013, he received the Piper Professor Award and was inducted into the UTSA Academy of Distinguished Teachers.