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Stephen W. Stafford , Ph.D., P.E.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Professor
Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
UT El Paso
One of the best descriptions of my approach to teaching was given by a former student. The statement ended up in print in a story about my relationship with students. "Most students and his colleagues would agree that when he is with his sons, he is a father and a teacher; when he is on the witness stand as an expert, he is a specialist and a teacher; when he is advising students, he is a counselor and a teacher; and when he is in the classroom, he is a father, specialist, counselor and a teacher."