Innovation & Research

2012 Professor of the Year

Andrew Meyertholen, assistant professor of physics, has been named the University of Redlands Mortar Board Professor of the Year.

Selected by the students of the University’s chapter of Mortar Board, a national honor society, Meyertholen and four other nominees from the College of Arts and Sciences were honored at a reception Feb. 14.

Meyertholen has taught at the University since 2009, and has taken a subject area usually overlooked by non-physics majors and turned it into what they described as “their most anticipated class of the week.”

He was described by students as a passionate and inspiring teacher.

He made a quick impact on his students as he was nominated for Professor of the Year in 2010 and 2011. He was also recognized by his peers when he received the 2011 Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Four other professors were nominated for their excellence and recognized during the Mortar Board’s ceremony:

  • Jack Osborn, executive professor of business administration
  • Bryce Ryan, assistant professor of biology
  • Anthony Suter, assistant professor of music
  • Art Svenson, professor of government


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