Thomas Bakupog joined the Department of Chemistry in fall 2019 as a general chemistry lecturer and director of peer-led team learning (PLTL).
Bakupog earned his doctorate from the University of Wyoming, Laramie. He has taught general chemistry for more than 7 years, including in his previous position at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. His goal in working with students in general chemistry is to make chemistry more relatable to everyday life. He hopes this approach will allow students to overcome some of the anxiety that traditionally surrounds chemistry.