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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.

Ashley Ward
GATE Coordinator
Office of Special Academic Programs 

Ashley Ward

Ashley Ward joined The University of Texas at Tyler staff in 2002. Ashley received her B.B.A in Marketing and M.S in Human Resource Development from UT Tyler. As a student Ashley traveled to Thailand, England and Ireland on university sponsored travel study programs. During her time with the University she has been responsible for creating and running many new student programs including Student Learning Communities, Freshman Year Experience, New Student Orientation, and GATE.