In the Classroom
A series showcasing some of Georgia Tech’s award-winning teachers, delving into what they teach, how they do it, and what motivates them.
Florin Niculescu has always loved mathematics, but it wasn’t until he was a course assistant at Harvard University that he started thinking about teaching.
Associate Professor of Spanish Kelly Comfort went to college with plans to become a broadcast journalist.
Gary Schuster gives Peter Pan partial credit for inspiring his 50-year career in academia.
As a child, Julian Rimoli shared a dream with many who grew up watching space missions: He wanted to be an astronaut.
At an early age, Deborah Phillips had a front row seat to witness the lasting impact educators can make.
Michael Smith calls himself a “triple dipper” because he has three degrees from Georgia Tech.
Professor Ashok Goel never had any doubt that he would enter the family business: education.
When teaching Introduction to Organismal Biology (BIO 1520), Linda Green likes to tap into students’ curiosity by taking a fresh look at familiar occurrences.
The lightbulb moment that changed the way Bob Kirkman teaches, and led to an astonishing jump in student engagement.