Prof. Curtis Meyer wins the Ryan Teaching Award-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, March 10, 2008

Prof. Curtis Meyer wins the Ryan Teaching Award

Prof. Curtis Meyer has won the William H. and Frances S. Ryan Award for Meritorious Teaching. The William H. and Frances S. Ryan Award for Meritorious Teaching is given annually to a full-time faculty member at Carnegie Mellon who has demonstrated unusual devotion and effectiveness in teaching undergraduate or graduate students. The award is intended to recognize excellence in teaching in several dimensions: outstanding classroom teaching, creation of challenging and innovative courses, creation or use of new and innovative teaching methods and course materials, effective supervision of research or creative projects, effective supervision of undergraduate honors students and graduate students.

Curtis Meyer has been with the Carnegie Mellon Physics department since 1993. During that time, he has taught courses at all levels, from introductory physics to advanced graduate courses, as well as supervising research at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, Curtis earned his B.S. at Oregon State University and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. He then spent six years as a post doctoral researcher in Switzerland.

Curtis is currently the spokesperson of the GlueX experiment at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. He was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in 2004 and is currently the chair of one of the APS topical groups. In 2006, he won the Mellon College of Science's Julius Ashkin Teaching Award, and since then has written a textbook for one of his courses.

For further information, see the Celebration of Teaching webpage