Department Chair:  Ilan Benjamin Department Manager:  Derek DeMarco
Graduate Adviser: Karen Meece Administrative Assistant: Katie Cramton
Undergraduate Adviser:  Marla Hesselink Undergraduate Adviser: Rexton Lynn
Instructional Lab Manager:  Lori Etow
Department Office:  (831) 459-4002 Adminstrative Office:  PSB, Room 230
Frank C Andrews
  • Title
    • Professor Emeritus
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Physical Sciences Building, 230 (General PSB office)
  • Office Hours Monday and Wednesday noon-3:00
  • Mail Stop Chemistry
  • Mailing Address
    • Chemistry Dept., UCSC
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Chemistry
  • Courses Personal Empowerment, Merrill 120, currently teaching every winter quarter; Science and Human Values, (better title: How Am I Living My Life?) Crown 123, currently teaching every spring

Summary of Expertise

Statistical Mechanics, Effect of a Person's Values on His or Her Experience, Experimental Education

Research Interests

Psychological unblocking, choices and human values, use of groups in fostering human growth, how we might better answer the question, "How shall I live this my one precious life?"

Biography, Education and Training

B.S., Kansas State University
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
Study and Research at:
Univ. of Hull, England
Free Univ. of Brussels, Belgium
Univ. of Calif., Berkeley
Oxford University
Taught at:
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
Harvard University, 1 class
Dartmouth College, 2 classes

Honors, Awards and Grants

Graduated with highest honors from Kansas State Univ.
Fulbright Scholarship
National Institutes of Health Graduate and Post-Doctoral Fellow
Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
Outstanding Alumnus Award: Kansas State Univ. Chemistry Dept.
Ohaus Award of Natl. Science Teachers Assn for Innovation in Science Teaching
The UCSC Distinguished Teaching Award
The UCSC Favorite Professor Award, 3 years
The UCSC Excellence in Teaching Award
Danforth Fellow, 4 years
UCSC Re-Entry Students Teacher of the Year Award

Selected Publications

  • 3 textbooks on thermodynamics and statistical mechanics
  • The Art and Practice of Loving, Tarcher-Putnam Publishers, available from

Teaching Interests

See research interests