Katherine Toback

Assistant Director Undergraduate Programs Office

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Office: 204 CHEN
Phone: 979.862.1480
Email: ktoback@tamu.edu

Research Interests

Courses Taught:

ALED 380 – Special Topics  
KINE 198 – Athletics CHAMPS 101 Life Skills
RPTS 101 – Introduction to Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
RPTS 481 – Senior Seminar
RPTS 484 – Internship

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Service Award, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, 2014
  • Fish Camp Namesake, 2013
  • AIChE Advisor of the Year, 2012 & 2013
  • President’s Award for Academic Advising, 2012
  • AIChE Staff Member of the Year, 2010
  • Anthony Endowed Staff Excellence Award, 2009
  • Texas A&M Athletics Department, Award of Excellence, 2006
  • Texas A&M University Ed Guthrie Advisor Award, 2001


  • M.S., Agriculture Economics, Texas A&M University, 2000
  • B.S., Agriculture Economics, Texas A&M University, 1994

Selected Publications

Prep for Success: A Practical Guide ISBN: 978-1-4652-3897-9 in progress with Kendall Hunt Publishing

M. Holtzapple, K. Toback, C. Holtzapple. “Foundation Coalition: Impact on Chemical Engineering Education at Texas A&M University 20 Years Later” paper presented at First Year Engineering Experience Conference 2014

Care and Feeding of Your Freshman Year; invited speaking engagements across Texas 2011

Shifting the Paradigm, invited presentation National Association for Advisors in Athletics, National Meeting 2005

Saving Students, presented National Association of Academic Counselors and Advisors, National Meeting 1999