The CTE recently designed a new program for Graduate Fellows. Fellows are chosen from those students who have completed the entire Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, and they are selected via a competitive application process. Each Fellow receives a stipend for his or her work.


Carissa Phillips-Garrett

CTE Graduate Fellow
PhD, Philosophy 

Carissa Phillips-Garrett is a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy and her research interests lie at the intersection of ethics and ancient philosophy. Her dissertation engages with both Aristotle and contemporary philosophy on blame, moral responsibility, forgiveness, and honor. At Rice, she has taught courses on applied ethical issues and feminist philosophy.



Patricia Bilbao Ergueta

CTE Graduate Fellow
PhD, Physics

Patricia Bilbao Ergueta is a doctoral candidate in the Physics and Astronomy department. She studies quantum magnetism with a focus on systems of strongly correlated electrons. Her previous research includes the search for SUSY as a summer student at CERN. Patricia obtained her B.S. in at the University of the Basque Country in Spain and her Master’s degree at Rice University.

Anthony Bosman

CTE Graduate Fellow
PhD, Mathematics

Anthony Bosman is a PhD candidate in the Mathematics department. He believes students learn best when they are engaged and excited about the material, which often leads to unconventional learning activities. He's also passionate about educational outreach, such as Math Circle. His research focuses on low dimensional topology, in particular, knot theory.

Thomas Clements

CTE Graduate Fellow
PhD, Biochemistry and Cell Biology

After graduating from Purdue University in 2012 with a degree in Biochemistry through the Chemistry Department and minors in Biology and Forensic Science, Thomas Clements came to Rice University as a graduate student in the Biochemistry and Cell Biology (BCB) PhD. program in the BioSciences Department. His research focuses on characterizing novel genetic interactions in the development of the Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) and brain angiogenesis using the zebrafish, Danio rerio. He is also interested in improving CRISPR-Cas gene editing tools in zebrafish. Outside of the lab, Thomas is currently the Co-Instructor with Dr. Beth Beason for BIOC 111, which is the introductory Biology Lab Course for BIOC majors at Rice University. He is an active member in the Genetics Society of America, the former President of the BCB Graduate Student Association (GSA), and an alum of the Gulf-Coast Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching.