Professor Seed Wins Distinguished Teaching Award
Professor Seed was informed of his award during a surprise classroom visit on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Representatives from the Alumni Association, College of Arts and Sciences, and fellow faculty in Chemistry & Biochemistry interrupted his Basic Organic Chemistry 1 class to present the award. Cookies were passed out to all 175 students who observed the award.
Professor Seed’s principal teaching duties are in the area of organic chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He has most recently taught sections of Basic Organic Chemistry 1 and 2 (CHEM 20481 and 20482). While Professor Seed really engages his students in class, that engagement can’t be contained to 50-minute lecture periods. He is often seen counseling students outside of class, helping them master material for their advancement. Professor Seed also serves as chair of the department’s Curriculum Committee.
Professor Seed, through all that he does, shows a passion for student learning at all levels. The Distinguished Teaching Award is truly a recognition well earned.