Jeannine Chan Earns President's Award for Undergraduate Teaching
Jeannine Chan has received the 2021 President’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Pacific University.
Chan joined Pacific’s Chemistry Department in 2006 and teaches foundational and upper-level chemistry courses, while mentoring student research.
She has been instrumental in implementation of an activity-based approach to chemistry education that has led to measurably impressive student performance. She helps biology and chemistry students build a foundation through a balance of group-based work, mini-lectures, and student-led discussion.
In upper-level courses, students consistently praise Chan’s ability to help them understand complex ideas and her availability to support their learning, even on weekends.
She has mentored more than 40 undergraduate research projects, many leading to student presentations at national and local conferences.
She inspires students with her own passion for research and through excellent teaching in and out of the classroom.
Chan earned her PhD in biochemistry from Utah State University in 2001, and her bachelor’s degrees (in chemistry and ballet) in 1991 from the University of Utah.