David Toland

Position title: Instructor

Email: detoland@wisc.edu

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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I came to Madison for graduate work in geography and ended up putting down roots in town. Prior to Madison, I received a bachelors degree in chemistry from Oberlin College and masters degrees in chemistry and in forestry from the University of Michigan. I have also done graduate work in biochemistry at Tufts University in Boston.

My teaching career started as a high school chemistry instructor in Tennessee and I’ve also taught chemistry and physics at high schools in Maryland and Washington D.C. I served as the sole physical science instructor at Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado, teaching chemistry, astronomy and environmental science and taught chemistry at Madison College. My career as a teaching assistant is also varied, having taught general and organic chemistry, forestry, biology, physical geography, and statistics. I lectured in physical geography here at UW and worked with the UW PEOPLE Program at LaFollette High School.

My other interest include ultimate frisbee which I play in all seasons and any activity that gets me into the woods or on the water.