George Batten Ph.D.


george-batten-mathematicsGeorge Batten earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Wake Forest University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has worked in both industry and academia as a chemist, physicist, engineer, mathematician, and teacher.

Dr. Batten is married to Kathryn Batten. He has four grown children and a dog named Ronnie. He divides his time between Atlanta and Madison.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Batten is an amateur vibraphonist and an indifferent pianist. Dr. Batten teaches mathematics and physics at Academe of the Oaks.

“I am privileged to be a member of the faculty at Academe of the Oaks. My colleagues are highly qualified and personable; the atmosphere is professional and congenial. Academe students are eager to learn—and they do learn—in an environment with heavy emphasis on developing the capacity for rational thinking. The administration solicits my input on the curriculum, values my judgment, and allows me to teach. I am particularly fond of the administration’s insistence that major decisions be reached by the faculty through consensus. It is, in a word, groovy!” – George Batten, PhD