Gladys Childs, PhD, is the new Dean of Freshman at Texas Wesleyan University. Prior to this, she served as the Interim Dean for the School of Arts and Letters and Chair of the Religion Department. She has been teaching at Texas Wesleyan for almost two decades and was given the Golden Ruler Award by the students for excellence in teaching. Gladys enjoys working with students and helps encourage and motivate them to succeed in the classroom. She is also an international speaker at conferences and campus workshops on how to improve pedagogical techniques. During the past 10 years, she has focused on helping professors around the country develop a learner-centered approach to teaching. Gladys has published numerous articles on pedagogy and learner centered teaching.