In a recent Gustavus feature, alumnus Mark Elfstrom (class of 2001), who recently was awarded the prestigious Milken Educator Award for his work as a science and math teacher, fondly recalls Geography Professor Bob Douglas:
“Before I knew I was going into education, my adviser was Bob Douglas (Professor of Geography),” Elfstrom said. “I had him for a class my freshman year and was having a heck of a time juggling school, studying, football, and being away from Alaska. He was the first connection I made there and he provided stability. I liked his class, he cared, and was a funny guy.”
For the full article about Elfstrom’s work and how Gustavus shaped him, click here.