I am currently an adjunct professor of chemistry at a small liberal arts college in the Chicago area. Previously, I worked in the chemical industry for several years as a researcher, but I've found that the most satisfying moments have come when I am able to share my expertise with someone else. Similarly, I very much enjoyed the four semesters in the graduate school when I was a teaching assistant. It gave me the opportunity to work with students and help them develop an understanding for the subject. These are the primary reasons that I have decided to go into teaching.
I have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech and dual BS degrees in chemical engineering and biochemistry from UW-Madison.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelors, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry
Graduate Degree: Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus - PHD, Chemical Engineering
ACT Composite: 31
ACT Math: 32
SAT Math: 720
GRE Quantitative: 780
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Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My goal is to enable students to solve problems themselves, so they gain an understanding of the material. The most effective way to master a subject is through practice and struggle. My job is to guide them through that struggle and encourage them.