In Pursuit of the Magis


Dr. Majdalani's performance as a teacher may be assessed from the student feedback that he has received since 1992. His average evaluation as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Utah was 97.5% (4.88/5.0, 6 courses). His teaching evaluations at the University of Utah were the key factor in being extended an appointment at Marquette University in 1996.

In his tenure at Marquette University, his composite rating for 26 courses taught over seven years was 95.4% (4.77). He thus received the Outstanding Teaching Award in Mechanical Engineering in 1998 and 1999. In 2002–2003, he received the NASA Higher Education Incentive Award.

At the University of Tennessee Space Institute, his average rose to 97.2% (4.86) in teaching effectiveness. In 2007, Dr. Majdalani received the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from SAE International. Dr. Majdalani's teaching style is strongly inspired by that of his mentor, Prof. William K. Van Moorhem who, in his opinion, was “the greatest teacher he ever had.”