This essay traces Texas Southern University’s (TSU) 2020 COVID-19 preparations and experiences. The essay begins with a brief history of TSU and continues with a depiction of the University’s COVID-19 preparations and responses beginning in the Spring 2020 semester to the Fall 2020 semester.


Oluponmile Olonilua

Oluponmile Olonilua, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science in the Barbara Jordan - Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. Dr. Olonilua teaches in the emergency management and homeland security degree program. Her research focuses on hazard mitigation and public engagement. Dr. Olonilua was part of the FEMA Higher Education Program that attended the AERA Conference in Toronto, Canada in April 2019. The group was selected to study new curriculum and innovative teaching methods. She is also a Certified Floodplain Manager and reviewed FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Plan for the National Flood Insurance Community Rating System.  

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COVID-19 Changed How We Teach and Learn in 2020 -Texas Southern University