At the recent Faculty Recognition Luncheon, Dr. Paul DeYoung was the recipient of the Ruth and John Reed Faculty Achievement Award. The annual award is given to a faculty member “who is first a superior teacher and who also contributes significantly in some other area of professional life.”
His nomination letter read in part:
Paul has the willingness and expertise to teach nearly the entire physics curriculum from the algebra-based introductory course up through quantum mechanics. He is scheduled to teach the single course of the core physics offerings that he has not taught yet, Statistical Mechanics, next fall.
Paul’s research program received its first funding in response to an RUI request to the NSF during his first semester at Hope College. Since that first award in 1986 the funding has been continuous.