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Malachowski Has Best Interests of Students in Mind

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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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