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Prior Year Recipients

2015-16 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Jeffrey R. Carmichael - Chemistry

Jeffrey Carmichael is a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry. Jeffrey’s teaching philosophy is: “Anyone can learn chemistry.” He wants his students to enjoy learning and absorb broader concepts and reasoning behind course materials. His supporters share these sentiments: “Jeff is a natural teacher” and “the only thing that Jeff is more passionate about than chemistry is teaching; he has made it clear to all of his students that the reason he wants a Ph.D. is so that he can teach his passion at the highest level.”

Through teaching Jeffrey also demonstrates excellent leadership skills. One of his faculty shares that after teaching general chemistry lab courses in his first year, Jeffrey was selected to be Lead Teaching Assistant in his second year. Jeffrey participated in the UC Santa Barbara campus-wide Lead TA Institute and assisted with the departmental two-week TA Training Program, in which he helped new TAs overcome challenges and provided informative techniques for teaching lab sections.

For his motivated and love of teaching Jeffrey Carmichael is awarded an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Congratulations!