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Jason J. Smee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

UT Tyler

The main areas I focus on in my teaching are enthusiasm, patience and high standards.

I use (bad) chemistry jokes to boost enthusiasm and reinforce important chemical ideas. Chemistry can be difficult, and I want students to have a positive experience with the subject. To help achieve this I will patiently work with students until they understand the concept. Perhaps most importantly, I hold myself and my students to a high standard because they deserve my best efforts at making them prepared to succeed in the future.