Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

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John F. Stanton, Ph.D.

Watt Centennial Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

UT Austin

I am just dumb enough to know what students have trouble with, and to understand why they might have trouble with it. I try to go through these sticky things in detail, and with repetition. I love my subject, its history, and the characters that shaped it, and I try to encourage my students to work as hard as they can and find something in all of it that fascinates them. I also firmly believe in the idea of treating everyone with respect and without condescension. I believe that my classes are fun places for motivated students.