Tony Jacob

Position title: Director/Instructor
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Phone: 608-265-5497


Office: 4330 Medical Sciences Center

Mailing Address: 1101 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706
Mailbox: Chemistry Department near the Shane Tower entrance (Charter & Johnson Streets)

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Tony has been with the Chemistry Learning Center since 1990 and is currently the Director. Tony earned a BS in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College in 1984 and PhD in Inorganic Chemistry in 1990 from UW-Madison. Tony has had a wide range of teaching experiences: He ran the Chemistry Peer Mentor Tutor Program, worked with the National Institute for Science Education’s (NISECollege Level One Team, he was the Chemistry Coordinator for the Summer Enrichment Program for 7th-9th grade minority students for 10 years, lectured in the UW-Madison Chemistry Department and at Beloit College. He worked as a science demonstrator doing hands-on activities in the K-12 system, has done K-8 in-service teacher workshops, and was a Scientist in Resident in 1992 with the Stoughton School District. He was the Chemistry Consultant for 6 years advising incoming students during the SOAR program.

Tony was inducted into the UW-Madison’s Teaching Academy in 1996, and honored in 1999 with the Student Personnel Association’s (SPA) Norman Bassett Award for Outstanding Student Services. In 2002, he received the Letters & Science Academic Staff Mid-Career Acheivement Award and in 2017 the Judith S. Craig Distinguished Service Award. He has humbly received student recognition with a University Housing Honored Instructor Recognition Award (2011), an Academic Advancement Program Certificate of Appreciation (AAP Scholar, 2013), the Posse Lifelong Gratitude Award (Posse Scholar, 2014), the Center for Educational Opportunities Dr. Brenda Pfaehler Award of Excellence (CeO Scholar, 2016), and the First Wave Excellence Award (First Wave Scholars, 2017). In 2017 he was honored and humbled to receive the Judith Craig Distinguished Service Award.

He is the proud father of two fantastic kids, Shauna and Quinn. In his “leisure” time, he likes to bike and socialize on the Terrace. He can almost swim (“drowns slower”), and once tried meditation, Tai Chi, pottery, Tango dance, handgun target practice, and golf lessons (he wasn’t good at any of them). He also was an avid photographer in his youth and hopes to get back into it.