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Mitzi J. Ziegner

Ziegner, Mitzi J.
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Texas Tech University
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center
Box 42044
Lubbock, TX 79409-2044

University Profile

Program involvement
Early Care and Education Bachelor's Degree - Instructor


Mitzi J. Ziegner serves as Associate Director of the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center at Texas Tech University, and as a faculty member in the TTU College of Human Sciences and the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, where she develops and teaches both face to face and online courses. She holds a pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade lifetime Texas teaching certification with reading and early childhood education endorsements. Ziegner is a former Texas public school teacher with both Head Start and primary classroom teaching experience, five years of which were concurrent with serving as a part-time instructor of courses in the Texas Tech University Colleges of Human Sciences and Education.

Since 2001, Ziegner has served as an instructor in the Texas Tech College of Human Sciences teaching courses that include Child and Adolescent Guidance, Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Development during Childhood, Prenatal and Infant Development, Lifespan Human Development, Development from a Cross-Cultural Perspective, Managing and Administering Early Childhood Programs, Preparing Environments for Teaching Young Children, and the capstone course for Early Childhood and Elementary Education.

From 2017-2020, Ziegner served as Associate Chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences. She is the 2020 recipient of the Texas Tech President's Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2018 recipient of the College of Human Sciences Kathryn Burleson Faculty Service Award and the College of Human Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.

In spring 2020, Ziegner was selected by the Texas Tech J.T. and Margaret Talkington Leadership Academy and Texas Tech's Department of Athletics Faculty Engagement initiative to serve in the Game Day Professor program which highlights faculty who are and have been valued partners and supporters of the athletics department and Texas Tech student-athletes.

Ziegner is a member of the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy and a past recipient of the YWCA Women of Excellence Award in Education and Texas Tech University College of Human Sciences Distinguished Alumni New Achiever award.


M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in Reading and Early Childhood, Wayland Baptist University, 1998
B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University, 1995