Carl A. Hoeger received his B.S. in Chemistry from San Diego State University and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1983. After a postdoctoral stint at the University of California, Riverside, he joined the Peptide Biology Laboratory at the Salk Institute in 1985 where he ran the NIH Peptide Facility while doing basic research in the development of peptide agonists and antagonists. During this time he also taught general, organic, and biochemistry at San Diego City College, Palomar College, and Miramar College. He joined the teaching faculty at University of California, San Diego in 1998. Dr. Hoeger has been teaching chemistry to undergraduates for over 25 years. In 2004 he won the Paul and Barbara Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award from UCSD. He currently teaches both general and organic chemistry at UCSD, and is a coauthor of a fundamentals of general, organic and biological chemistry textbook. In the past he has also been responsible for the training and guidance of over 100 teaching assistants in the Chemistry and Biochemistry departments. He has been instrumental in, and continues to, explore the use of technology in the classroom.