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Malachowski Has Best Interests of Students in Mind


Even before he arrived at the University of San Diego in 1984, Mitch Malachowski’s mindset centered on being part of the solution. “I was looking for a teaching position and USD, I thought, was trying to develop its identity and I wanted to be part of that,” the 54-year-old organic chemistry professor said. “The combination of being at a university focused on students and enhancing the academic quality made it seem like a really good fit.”

That fit turned out to be tailor-made. The Rhode Island native, who earned his BA in chemistry at Rhode Island College and a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of North Carolina, was among five professors to earn a 2010-11 University Professorship. He won the Davies Award for Teaching, the College of Arts and Sciences’ top faculty honor, in 1999 and this professorship win is his third (1996-97, 2002-03). (Full Story Inside USD)

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