For Episodes 10 and 11 of Season 1 of Life, Experienced, I had the privilege of interviewing Preston Durrill. As you’ll learn from the episodes, Preston has been a teaching professor in chemistry and chemical engineering at two major universities (Radford University and Virginia Tech) for over 40 years. He recently retired from his position at Virginia Tech, but not before sitting down with me to recount his own educational experiences and how they motivated his approach to teaching.
I hope you enjoy these interviews. You can listen to Part 1 of our interview here:
And Part 2 here:
Additionally, Virginia Tech produced a video about Preston before he retired, which adds even more to the story. Watch here:
A Ph.D. in humility. Professor Preston Durrill has served as an undergraduate advisor and adjunct professor for the Department of Chemical Engineering in the @VTEngineering and adjunct professor in the @VTChemDept for the @VT_Science . pic.twitter.com/UjOeBcBEGj— Virginia Tech ChE (@VT_ChE) October 17, 2018