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Donald Wharry, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate and Lab Coordinator

Phone: 512-695-8498

Education
  • PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry at University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1979
  • BA in Chemistry at Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma, 1974
Why I Teach

I really enjoy seeing the light go on when someone understands a concept, as well as the interaction with students throughout the learning process. My teaching strategy is based on the premise that almost any student can successfully master a subject if they study and have a good plan to cover the material.

Critical and successful learning comes when a student applies a concept to solve a problem or work on a project. I encourage self-exploration of these concepts, while providing guidance to ensure the student stays on track.