The Elizabethtown College Honors Program Student Council selected Professor of Chemistry and Department Chair Jeffrey A. Rood for the Outstanding Professor Award. 

“He is a thoughtful and intelligent teacher who clearly cares about what he teaches, and it shows during his class time,” remarked the Student Council. “He is considerate of his students’ time and understands how to work to meet every students’ varying needs.”

Professor Rood shared, “I’m honored to receive the Outstanding Professor Award and thankful to the Honors Council for thinking of me for this recognition. Working with our students is the best part of my job and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to engage with outstanding students in the Honors Program in various ways over the years.”

He teaches coursework primarily in introductory and inorganic chemistry and serves currently as chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. A champion of undergraduate research, Rood engages students in his scholarly work, which is directed at the development of new alkaline earth and transition metal complexes and novel Metal-Organic-Frameworks. He has taught at Etown since 2009 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry.