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GATE Staff

Paul Streufert, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Office of Special Academic Programs

Dr. Paul D. Streufert earned his B.A. in classics from Valparaiso University, and his M.A. in classics from Texas Tech University. He completed his Ph.D. in comparative literature at Purdue University in 2001. A faculty member in the Department of Literature and Languages since 2001, Dr. Streufert developed the Department's Latin program and taught ancient literature in translation. In 2009 he was named the founding director of the Honors Program at the University of Texas at Tyler. As a language teacher and leader of a UT Tyler travel study in 2006, Dr. Streufert is passionate about international education. He often cites his own experiences of spending a semester studying in Cambridge during his undergraduate years as a formative moment in his life and academic career.

Londa Jensen
GATE Coordinator
Office of Special Academic Programs 

Londa Jensen joined The University of Texas at Tyler staff in February of 2014. She received her B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Arabic and Middle East Studies from the University of Southern California. She completed her M.A. in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University. She has lived and worked abroad in Egypt and Iraq, focusing on education and entrepreneurship.