Frank C Andrews

TitleProfessor Emeritus
DivisionPhysical & Biological Sciences
DepartmentPBSci-Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
OfficePhysical Sciences Bldg, room 460
Office HoursMonday and Wednesday noon-3:00
Campus Mail StopChemistry
MailChemistry Dept., UCSC
Santa Cruz, CA
Frank C Andrews

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

Courses Taught

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