University of California, Davis

 

2016, fall

Physical Organic Chemistry, Chem 233, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.9/5

 

2016, spring

Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2, Chem 130B, as part of UCD Pharmaceutical Chemistry Quarter Abroad program at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

overall rating from students: 4.1/5

Case Studies in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Chem 130C (visiting speakers; simulcast between UCD and Quarter Abroad students in Taipei)

overall rating from students (at UCD): 4.8/5

overall rating from students (Quarter Abroad): 4.3/5

 

2015, fall

Physical Organic Chemistry, Chem 233, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.7/5

2015, spring

Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2, Chem 130B, as part of UCD Pharmaceutical Chemistry Quarter Abroad program at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

overall rating from students: 4.5/5

Case Studies in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Chem 130C (visiting speakers; simulcast between UCD and Quarter Abroad students in Taipei)

overall rating from students (at UCD): 4.1/5

overall rating from students (Quarter Abroad): 4.5/5

2014, fall

Physical Organic Chemistry, Chem 233, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.7/5

2014, spring

Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2, Chem 130B, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.8/5

Case Studies in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Chem 130C (visiting speakers; simulcast between UCD and Quarter Abroad students in Taipei)

2013, fall

Physical Organic Chemistry, Chem 233, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 5.0/5

2013, spring

Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2, Chem 130B, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.7/5

Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2, 130B, as part of UCD Pharmaceutical Chemistry Quarter Abroad program at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

overall rating from students: 5.0/5

2012, fall

Physical Organic Chemistry, Chem 233, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.8/5

2012, spring

Theoretical Natural Products Chemistry – Structure Elucidation and Mechanisms of Formation, special topics mini-course at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2, 130B, as part of UCD Pharmaceutical Chemistry Quarter Abroad program at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

2011, fall

Physical Organic Chemistry, Chem 233, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 5.0/5

Applied Theoretical Organic Chemistry, Chem 221C

overall rating from students: 5.0/5

2011, spring

Applying Quantum Mechanics to Problems in Organic and Bioorganic Structure and Reactivity, special topics mini-course at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Advanced Bioorganic Chemistry Lab, Chem 130A/130B/135, as part of UCD Pharmaceutical Chemistry Quarter Abroad program at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

2011, winter

Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences, Chem 118A, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.9/5

2010, fall

Physical Organic Chemistry, Chem 233, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.8/5

Organic Chemistry, Chem 128A, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.9/5

2009, fall

Physical Organic Chemistry, Chem 233, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.8/5

Organic Chemistry, Chem 128A, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.8/5

2009, winter

Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1, Chem 130A, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.8/5

Organic Chemistry, Chem 128A, instructor, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.7/5

2008, fall

Physical Organic Chemistry, Chem 233, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.9/5

Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences, Chem 118A, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.7/5

2008, summer

The Chemistry of Life, UC Davis COSMOS, Cluster 8

2008, spring

Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2, Chem 130B, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 5.0/5

2007, fall

Physical Organic Chemistry, Chem 233, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.95/5

2007, summer

Attraction and Repulsion: Molecular Insights into Materials that You Use and Pharmaceuticals that You Take, UC Davis COSMOS, Cluster 8

2007, spring

Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2, Chem 130B, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.6/5

pharm2 pharm1

2007, winter

Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1, Chem 130A, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.7/5

2006, fall

Physical Organic Chemistry, Chem 233, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.8/5

2005, fall

Physical Organic Chemistry, Chem 233, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.9/5

Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences, Chem 118A, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.5/5

this year we had some extra help with exam grading

2005, winter

Physical Organic Chemistry, Chem 233, instructor, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 5.0/5

look at all the happy students working on their problem set

2004, fall

Organic Chemistry, Chem 128A, instructor, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.8/5

Dean helping a student after lecture

2004, spring

Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences, Chem 118B, instructor, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.7/5

2004, winter

Physical Organic Chemistry, Chem 233, instructor, syllabus is available here

overall rating from students: 4.5/5

 

University of California, Los Angeles

 

2000, winter

Physical, Mechanistic, and Biological Organic Chemistry, Chem 243A, instructor, discussion leader

overall rating from students: 8.7/9

1999, fall

Problems in Advanced Organic Chemistry, Chem 249A, guest lecturer, teaching assistant on a volunteer basis

1999, spring

Symmetry and Science, Chem 98T, course designer, instructor, offered as part of the Collegium of University Teaching Fellows, syllabus is available here

1999, winter

Computational Organic Chemistry, Chem 245, laboratory/discussion leader

overall rating from students: 8.8/9

1998, fall

Physical, Mechanistic, and Biological Organic Chemistry, Chem 243A, discussion leader, guest lecturer

overall rating from students: 8.8/9

1998, summer

General Chemistry: Chemical Structure, Chem 20A, UCLA Mathematics and Science Scholars Program (MS2) Pre-Instruction in Science and Mathematics (PRISM), instructor

1997, fall

Physical, Mechanistic, and Biological Organic Chemistry, Chem 243A, discussion leader, guest lecturer

overall rating from students: 8.7/9

1996, spring

Honors Organic Chemistry, Chem 132CH, discussion leader, guest lecturer

1996, winter

Organic Chemistry, Chem 132B, discussion leader

overall rating from students: 7.8/9

1995, fall

Honors Organic Chemistry, Chem 132AH, discussion leader

overall rating from students: 8.5/9

 

Harvard University

 

1995, summer

Accelerated Organic Chemistry, Chem S-20, discussion leader

 

Awards

 

2016

Distinguished Teaching (Graduate) Award, Academic Senate, UC Davis

2011

Distinguished Teaching (Undergraduate) Award, Academic Senate, UC Davis

2000

Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, Academic Senate Committee on Teaching, UCLA

1999

Chemistry and Biochemistry Departmental Prize for Distinguished Teaching, UCLA

1998

Chosen a member of the Collegium of University Teaching Fellows, UCLA

1996

Chemistry and Biochemistry Departmental Award for Distinguished Teaching, UCLA

 

Other Activities

 

2005-present

Advisor to Organic graduate students, UC Davis Department of Chemistry

2000

Informal Mechanism Sessions, taught priciples of organic reactivity to graduate students, UCLA

1998, spring

Venice High School Science Outreach Program, invited speaker

1996-1998

Tutor, Organic Chemistry

 

 

 

"It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done keeping things out."

C. S. Lewis, Screwtape Letters, 1960

 

"Some people aren't aware of what they are teaching. They should be wiser. Everybody teaches all the time."

George Lucas, The New Yorker, 1997