Dr Phillip Isaac 2011 UQ Award for Teaching Excellence winner
Dr Phillip Isaac 2011 UQ Award for Teaching Excellence winner

Dr Phillip Isaac is a stimulating and generous teacher of mathematics who teaches large groups of students via a flexible and engaging approach. He takes pride in his inclusive methods of teaching, which caters for the diversity of student interests and aspirations.

Since 2004, when he gave his first undergraduate lecture at UQ, students have appreciated his contagious enthusiasm for the topics he teaches. This is often realised through a positive change in student attitude toward the subject matter, which further motivates students to take control of their own learning – a core teaching principle that drives many of Dr Isaac’s inspirational teaching activities. Phil’s broad field of research is mathematical physics, which involves the development of mathematical tools for application to modern physics.

His contributions to advancing knowledge in the field edify the technical aspects of his teaching, which is a highly valued characteristic in a teacher of modern university mathematics. He makes effective use of technology to augment his teaching, and is continually developing a suite of teaching and learning resources for mathematics that can be used both in and beyond the classroom.

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