FIG Faculty: Adam Glass
Adam Cameron Glass has been an instructor at the University of Oregon since 2021. Before coming back home, Adam spent ten years teaching a variety of chemistry classes and running a research group at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Throughout his career, Adam has focused on the mentorship of undergraduate STEM students. Furthermore, he has a passion for communicating the beauty of the chemical sciences to his students.
Adam began his teaching career as a K-5 science instructor in Hermiston, Oregon through the NSF GK-12 program. The excitement demonstrated from his young pupils instilled a desire to pursue teaching as a career. During his graduate studies (at Oregon!) he also spent time teaching introductory chemistry at Lane Community College, furthering his understanding of successful teaching and interaction with a diverse student population. Upon graduation, Adam transitioned to PLU to begin his independent teaching career. His time working as an instructor at a liberal arts school, furthered his abilities to communicate and relate scientific principles to students from varied backgrounds.
Adam grew up along the rural Oregon coast in the small community of Siletz. His upbringing instilled in him a strong respect for nature and the living world around us. Some of his favorite activities include spending time outdoors and coupling his knowledge of chemistry and traditional understanding of natural processes to live within and experience the natural world.