The Academy

Jason Smee

Jason J. Smee

Title: Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department: The Academy
Building: RBS 3030
Phone: 903.566.7069


  • B.S. Chemistry, Kansas State University, 1994
  • Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Texas A&M University, 2000
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Colorado State University, 2000-2005


"The main areas I focus on in my teaching are enthusiasm, patience and high standards. I use (bad) chemistry jokes to boost enthusiasm and reinforce important chemical ideas. Chemistry can be difficult, and I want students to have a positive experience with the subject. To help achieve this I will patiently work with students until they understand the concept. Perhaps most importantly, I hold myself and my students to a high standard because they deserve my best efforts at making them prepared to succeed in the future."

University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award

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