Mary Texeira, Ph.D.

Golden Apple Award, 2011
San Bernardino
Sociology

Students have a remarkable ability to trust in us who stand as their guides in the classroom.  I don't take that responsibility lightly.

Since joining Cal State San Bernardino’s sociology department in 1994, Mary Texeira has received praise from students and faculty for her teaching and her work in the community. A faculty member wrote that Texeira’s teaching was “thoughtfully organized, very informative and engaged student interest. Professor Texeira used a range of skills to make the session the success that it was.”

One of her students wrote, “Dr. Texeira tells her students, ‘San Bernardino does not start and end here at the university. Go to other parts of San Bernardino and help the community.”

Texeira serves as a board member for Option House, a local shelter for battered women and children. She has organized the Walk Away from Family Violence walk-a-thon fundraiser.