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Michael Tessmer, Ph.D.

Position
Professor of Chemistry
Email Address
michael.tessmer@sckans.edu
Phone
(620) 229-6369
Bio

Education

Ph.D. University of Minnesota – Medicinal Chemistry

B.S. Minnesota State University, Mankato – Chemistry

Research Interests

Chemical education, protein structure, and environmental science.

Philosophy of Teaching

One of the most difficult tasks for an instructor is keeping students interested in learning throughout an entire course. I believe the two main reasons why students lose interest are boredom with the material and disillusionment with the material or the instructor. To help facilitate better engagement and interest I try to stress the practical aspects of course material along with getting students involved in their own learning. This ranges from group work in class to lab projects where students come up with original ideas to pursue.

Duties at Southwestern

Professor of Chemistry and Chemistry Department Chair

Faculty Committees

Environmental Compliance Committee

Office Hours

They vary from semester to semester, so please check at my office. I am always available by appointment.

Office:   209 Beech

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