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Robert Iafe

President's Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching Innovation & Excellence
San Marcos
Chemistry & Biochemistry

"Organic chemistry should be an intellectual stimulation filled with challenging puzzles and creative solutions."

​Dr. Iafe is known for engaging students in a class filled with preconceptions, Organic Chemistry. He has molded this course into an exploration of chemical prediction and problem solving by interweaving the relevance of organic chemistry in everyday life into the classroom. Dr. Iafe makes organic chemistry fun by giving students the ability to be creative in the learning process, such as producing technical organic chemistry music videos. His dedication to changing student perception about organic chemistry has won him the President’s Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching Innovation & Excellence.​