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September 10, 2023

Chris Kummerow named Professor of the Year

The Atmospheric Science graduate representatives selected Professor Chris Kummerow as the Professor of the Year, an award announced during the New Student Welcome Picnic at Spring Canyon Park on September 5. Graduate Representative Angelie Nieves Jiménez announced the honor. The awardee is selected based on the individual who received the strongest feedback for teaching excellence on student course evaluations.

The graduate representatives shared some of the praise for Chris’s teaching of ATS 652 Atmospheric Remote Sensing:

Chris’s teaching ability is incredible and his classroom engagement is unparalleled. Despite having an extremely busy schedule, he always takes time with his students and is happy to give a listening ear.”

“[Chris] explains complex topics like scattering of electromagnetic radiation with a strong focus on physical principles, which makes them easier to understand.”

“Dr. Kummerow’s lectures usually make complicated things simple and easy to understand with enough details and in-depth insights, even though this course is the first atmospheric course I have taken.”

Students also commented on Chris’s efforts to instill the importance of work-life balance in their careers.

Congratulations to Chris on this accomplishment!