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J. Craig Wheeler, Ph.D.

Samuel T. and Fern Yanagisawa Regents Professor of Astronomy and University Distinguished Teaching Professor

Department of Astronomy

UT Austin

I enjoy the stimulation of teaching of science, especially the task of taking a conceptually important, but difficult, notion and rendering the essence of it understandable to a non-expert. Teaching courses to non-science majors on such topics as black holes, neutron stars and supernovae has given me ample opportunity to sharpen my skills in this regard. In the process, I try to treat each student as an individual, with their own strengths with which to work, weaknesses to overcome, and differences to be cherished.