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Geissler wins Distinguished Teaching Award

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Phillip Geissler
Phillip Geissler

April 12, 2011

Chemistry professor Phillip Geissler has won a 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award, Berkeley's highest teaching honor. History professor Robin Einhorn and English professor Kent Puckett were also honored.

The campus's most prestigious honor for teaching, the Distinguished Teaching Award is intended to encourage and recognize individual excellence in teaching. Only 232 faculty have received the award since its inception in 1959.

Geissler graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in chemistry from Cornell University in 1996. He earned his Ph.D. in Berkeley's Department of Chemistry with David Chandler in 2000.

“Watching students absorb profound ideas is satisfying; leading them to do so with laughter and amazement is a true joy,” says Geissler.

The 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 21 in Zellerbach Playhouse, with a reception to follow in the Toll Room of the Alumni House.

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