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Doug Mulford named Nat C. Roberston Teaching Professor of Science and Society

Dr. Doug Mulford has been selected as the Nat C. Roberston Teaching Professor of Science and Society. This distinguished professorship is awarded to an outstanding senior scholar-teacher who has an exemplary record in the classroom and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical and curricular innovation. The professorship is for a three year term.

Among his achievements, Doug has been a leading voice in the department’s curriculum reform effort, Chemistry Unbound. He is also the long-time faculty advisor for ChEmory, Emory’s ACS award-winning undergraduate chemistry club, and has bene engaged in the development of multiple courses, including the popular CHEM 371L, “Chemistry of Color.” Doug is also well known for his creative use of chemistry demos to engage a wide range of audiences with the potential of chemistry. His seasonal “Peeps Show” in Emory undergraduate classes is a perennial favorite and he is a frequent ambassador for the Atlanta Science Festival, leading the popular “Pink Ping Pong Big Bang” at the Exploration Expo in Piedmont Park that caps off the festival.

Emory President Greg Fenes enthusiastically approved the appointment, calling Doug’s work “a wonderful embodiment” of the Robertson professorship’s goals.

Congratulations, Doug!