Associate Professor of Chemistry Brian H. Northrop has been named a recipient of the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The prize is awarded by the Wesleyan University Alumni Association to recognize excellence in teaching, as exemplified by commitment to the classroom and student accomplishment, intellectual demands placed on students, lucidity, and passion. In the past few years Prof. Northrop has taught courses in first-year general chemistry, sophomore organic chemistry, nanomaterials, and physical organic chemistry. He is the sixth member of the department to receive the prize (with Michael Calter, Andrea Roberts, Irina Russu, Erika Taylor, and T. David Westmoreland).
The Prize will be presented at Commencement on May 26.