With a teaching style CSU Bakersfield students describe as passionate and encouraging, Dr. Huaqing Wang received the university’s Millie Ablin Excellence in Teaching Award this year, recognizing his 25 years of renowned teaching fervor.

“His caring for student success is legendary in the department,” noted one of his colleagues in the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “Students would receive emails in response to their questions on weekends, late at night and in summer, whenever they needed it in and out of class.”

Before joining the CSU Bakersfield faculty in fall 1988, Dr. Wang graduated with his Ph.D. in computer science from Case Western Reserve University.

“The skills he taught us transcended mere classwork but gave us skills for life,” says Josh Hardin, one of Dr. Wang’s computer science students. “His courses make you dream about the code. If his students dream code, you can rest assured that Dr. Wang probably eats, breathes and drinks code.”