John Bookstaver, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and chemistry program coordinator at St. Charles Community College, received an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. Bookstaver was one of approximately 100 St. Louis area educators honored by Emerson for dedication and commitment to education.
John Bookstaver, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and chemistry program coordinator at St. Charles Community College
“John’s commitment to providing community college students with a quality education in the sciences is evident in all that he does,” said Michael Banks, vice president for academic and student affairs.
Bookstaver, of St. Louis, Mo., has been teaching at SCC since 1994, first as an adjunct faculty member, and full-time since 1998. He was voted Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year in 2010 by SCC’s faculty. Prior to SCC he taught chemistry at Ursuline Academy in St. Louis County. He is a member of the American Chemical Society.
Bookstaver has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, a Master of Arts degree in chemistry from Washington University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in both philosophy from Cardinal Glennon College and chemistry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
The Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards program recognizes more than 100 teachers from kindergarten to college professors who are examples of excellence in the field of education in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The awards ceremony was held in November at the Sheldon Concert Hall.
St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.