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Award-Winning Faculty

Barnabas Gikonyo Instructing Students

Geneseo Chemistry faculty are nationally recognized for their teaching excellence.

Faculty are experts in their fields, while remaining student-focused and accessible. Using innovative teaching practices and modern facilities, faculty lead engaging classrooms that challenge students in a nurturing environment committed to student success.


Teaching Awards Won by Chemistry Faculty

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor (highest rank recognized by the SUNY system)

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Quick Facts

  • All Chemistry courses are taught by faculty instructors, not graduate students or teaching assistants.
  • The average class size for Chemistry majors was 14 in 2019-2020.
  • Chemistry faculty maintain an open-door policy during and are available throughout the week for spontaneous walk-in meetings.


SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Dr. Wendy Pogozelski gives a TEDx talk on Chemistry and Nutrition

Jeff Peterson and Rabeka Alam discuss their course-based research experiences (CUREs) in a nanoscience capstone course.