Company: Delta College
Location: Midland, MI
Michael C. Faleski, Ph.D., Professor at Delta College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievement and leadership in higher education.
Dr. Faleski began his career as a physics researcher, but eventually found his niche in teaching. He has been with Delta College for 13 years now, and currently teaches calculus-based electricity and magnetism. Dr. Faleski has been honored for his work numerous times; He won the Bergstein Award for Teaching Excellence from Delta College, 2016; Received the Rollin M. Gerstacker Faculty Award for Innovative Use of Technology in Teaching 2016; He was awarded the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT in January 2016, and won the title of Outstanding Faculty of the Year from the MI Community College Association in 2015. He won a World Year of Physics contest in 2005, was the recipient of the RadioShack National Teacher Award in 2003, and won the PhysicsBowl Excellence in Physics Teaching Award in 2001 and 2002. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Faleski received a certificate for being the instructor of a U.S. Physics Team National Semi-Finalist. Yet, despite all of the professional honors he has received, Dr. Faleski considers the most gratifying aspect of his career to be the emails and letters he receives from former students thanking him for pushing them to do better.
He earned a Ph.D. in physics from Syracuse University in 2001, and a master’s degree in physics from Syracuse University in 1996. In 1993, Dr. Faleski earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Faleski is affiliated with the American Association of Physics Teachers and the Michigan Science Teachers Association. He is the former president of the Michigan Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, and is a former member of The Mathematical Association of America. Dr. Faleski also organizes the PhysicsBowl competition for high school students.
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