If you don't already follow Keith Anliker on Twitter, you should! There, he celebrates his #FabStudents, dons his IUPUI 50th Anniversary baseball cap, and takes followers along on his adventures across campus and across the country. This is all in a day's work for Anliker, senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the IUPUI School of Science, who began as a staff member more than 30 years ago and became faculty in 2002. Over the years, he has seen dramatic transformations in the city, on our campus, and in his classroom.
"In my time here, I've seen huge changes in IUPUI's infrastructure, but also in our students, faculty, and staff," Anliker said.
His adaptability to the everchanging landscape of higher education, along with his unique ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships with students and faculty alike, has contributed to his decades-long success at IUPUI.
"I just love higher education and how we do it at IUPUI. It is such an optimistic endeavor. New students all the time. New plans for our courses. New technologies and new teaching methods that we are hopeful will improve student success," said Anliker.
His teaching philosophy and approach to curriculum are focused on establishing relatable connections to chemistry and providing opportunities for student engagement that will contribute to their overall success. Anliker extends his impact through his role as coordinator of the Chemistry Resource Center, as faculty advisor for the IUPUI Chemistry Club, and as course coordinator for the Gateway to Graduation program, a faculty-led effort to improve learning outcomes and retention for first-year students.