Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

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William D. Carlson, Ph.D.

Peter T. Flawn Centennial Chair in Geology, University Distinguished Teaching Professor

Department of Geological Sciences

UT Austin

My objective when teaching is simply to ignite in my students the same awe and wonder and curiosity about the Earth that always grabs me. I just try to get them fired up so they can't wait to read the next chapter, can't wait to get their hands on the microscopes and mass spectrometers, can't wait to see the rocks as they really are out in the field, can't wait to figure it out for themselves. That's how the real learning happens.