MR. DOUGLAS JENKINS, FROM PHYSICIST TO PROFESSOR PDF Print
Thursday, 27 March 2014 06:55

Douglas Jenkins began his career as a physicist.  When the idea of night vision goggles for the military came out of a think tank, Jenkins headed off to Washington DC as part of the team that made that idea a reality.  As a physicist, Jenkins knew his work was important and he could have stayed in Washington DC, but decided to move back to Kentucky and become a teacher:

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When Ronald Reagan became President he wanted to acknowledge excellence in math and science teaching.  Mr. Jenkins was the first ever receipent of the President’s Award For Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.  This is one of many awards he has received.  Jenkins taught in the Warren County School System for years.  Looking back at his accomplishments, Jenkins says nothing has been more rewarding that seeing the ‘light bulb’ click on with a student:

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Jenkins says it is a joy to teach at WKU-Glasgow and he loves teaching traditional students and non-traditional as well:

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I asked Jenkins what advice he could offer for college students today:

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Jenkins is an example of the excellent professors we have, right here, at WKU-Glasgow.

 

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