SWES student Bradley Schmitz receives CALS Ph.D. Level Meritorious Graduate Teaching Award

Bradley Schmitz, a student working with Dr. Ian Pepper and Dr. Charles Gerba, was awarded the Meritorious Graduate Teaching Award at the Ph.D. Level in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for excellence in teaching abilities, effectiveness, and philosophy. Bradley received the award for his work as the teaching assistant in three classes during the Fall 2014 semester: Environmental Microbiology Lecture (ENVS 425), Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (ENVS 426), and Applied Environmental Law (ENVS 444).

This is the second time Bradley has received an award for his services as a teaching assistant. In 2003, he was awarded the Meritorious Graduate Teaching Award at the Master’s Level in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for his achievement while being the teaching assistant for Soil Laboratory (ENVS 201). 

Bradley has developed strong teaching abilities and experience, as he actively conducts workshops and outreach programs throughout the Tucson community. In 2014, he completed his Certificate in College Teaching through the Office of Instruction and Assessment.

He is also currently developing, writing, and recording a teaching module on environmental microbiology laboratory techniques with Dr. Pepper. The module is a sponsored peer-reviewed scientific video journal (JoVE) that will that correlate videos directly with laboratory manuals for undergraduate laboratory courses.

Bradley will continue his research regarding viral pathogen reduction in modern wastewater treatment processes, and hopes to graduate in December 2015. He will be one of the initial researchers at the new Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center.

 

Bradley Schmitz personal webpage
 
Graduate Associate / Ph.D. Student 
Environmental Microbiology
Dept. Soil, Water, and Environmental Science
University of Arizona

http://west.arizona.edu/