Dr. Loyd Poplin

Current Position: Professor Emeritus

First and foremost, Professor Emeritus Dr. Loyd Poplin is a chemistry teacher. But Dr. Poplin’s passion for teaching and making connections with his students extends far beyond his exemplary classroom teaching methods as his colleagues and students would attest.

Over the course of 38 years at Del Mar College (DMC), Dr. Poplin chaired his department, served as faculty advisor for several Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), presented numerous lectures for the department’s Natural Science Seminar Series, contributed several articles to various academic journals in the nutrition field and several popular health magazines, published a regular column called “Fitness Forum” for the DMC student newspaper, The Foghorn, and even successfully developed and taught a class outside his original area of expertise, “Nutrition in Dentistry.”

For his exemplary tenure and good works at the College, Dr. Poplin was named the ninth recipient of the prestigious Dr. Aileen Creighton Award for Teaching Excellence, an award highly prized by faculty at DMC.  

Loyd Poplin