Chris Wyatt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Excellence in Teaching Award by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Virginia Tech
The award, presented by the center to approximately nine Virginia Tech faculty members each academic year, recognizes a faculty member's effective, engaged, and dynamic approaches and achievements as an educator.
Among the goals of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are advancing experiential learning at Virginia Tech and improving student learning through research-based instructional practices and student-centered design. According to Wyatt, his approach to teaching attempts to “focus on evidence-based learning strategies and assessment of learning objectives.”
Wyatt’s teaching interests are in software and machine intelligence and signals, systems, and controls.
When asked to recall his most memorable and meaningful moment as a teacher, Wyatt said, “Teaching students multiple times and seeing them grow personally and intellectually.”
Wyatt provided the following advice for new college teachers: “To have high but reasonable expectations, and hold students to them.”