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Outstanding Faculty Speaker Series

Learn more about our Outstanding Faculty that make Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi the destination for many students around the world. Nominate yourself or a colleague to be our next Outstanding Faculty Speaker.

Call for Nominations!

We’ve had the wonderful opportunity to highlight the research and scholarly activity of seven amazing faculty from the Island University! We’re excited to announce that the call for nominations is now open.

Our fall Outstanding Speaker Series will feature the research and scholarship of one of our faculty and the spring celebration will focus on creative activity.

We encourage you to nominate this year’s Outstanding Speaker Series candidates. Self-nominations are welcome.

  • Nominations for Outstanding Speaker candidates for scholarly activity are due September 25th
  • Nominations for Outstanding Speaker candidates for creative activity are due October 23rd

A panel of volunteers from the Center for Faculty Excellence will review the nominations and select our next speakers.

If you have any questions please email

Outstanding Faculty Speaker: Dr. Lon Seiger

Photograph of Dr. Lon Seiger

Dr. Lon Seiger

The Glass in Corpus Christi Bay: Turning Trash into Treasured Art Pieces

In our presentation, participants will discover the amount and weight of sea glass collected along a 150-yard section of shoreline during a one-year study. There will be a brief discussion on nature-deficit disorder and strategies to spend more time interacting with the great outdoors. In addition, participants will be invited and guided to make their own sea glass art piece to take home! No artistic experience is necessary and all materials including sea glass, wood, and glue will be provided. Come join us for what we hope will be an engaging and fun experience learning about environmental pollution and how to reuse/recycle it into a hobby to make treasured art pieces.