In the Classroom with Gary Schuster
Gary Schuster gives Peter Pan partial credit for inspiring his 50-year career in academia.
“He never had to grow up,” Schuster said. “Being in academia, allows you to maintain a child-like curiosity for your entire life.”
Being surrounded by intellectually curious students also helps.
“Every year, there is a new class of enthusiastic young people, many who hope to change the world. It’s infectious and impossible to ignore,” he said.
Over the course of his career, he has seen countless teaching fads and trends come, then go. But he believes the essentials remain the same.
“It really comes down to a couple of things. Both seem to be highly valued by students,” said Schuster, the Vasser Woolley Professor and Regents Professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
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