Skyline College A.J. Bates Professor of Chemistry
Sexuality and Gender AllianceChemistry & Skyline College Resources

AJ BatesSummit of Haleakala • Maui • January 2018

Contact Information

Office: Building 8, Room 8-236
Phone: (650) 738-4374

Office Hours - Room 8-236

(Office hours will
resume in Fall 2018)

A.J.'s Weekly Schedule
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A.J. Bates is a transplant from the Hoosier State. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Master of Arts in Chemistry from Indiana University-Bloomington. A.J. has been at Skyline College for fifteen years, where he teaches Chemistry courses for the science majors sequence. He has taught Chemistry at the high school and college levels for over twenty years.  

At Skyline College, A.J. is an advisor to the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SaGA). This club organizes events on campus to raise awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender issues. The club holds weekly meetings on the Skyline campus, is politcally active, and sponsors social events for the LGBTQQIA community and its allies.

In addition to his love of Chemistry, A.J. enjoys bicycling, photography, snow-skiing, and water-skiing. He has cycled from San Francisco to LA in the California AIDS Ride & Lifecycle events seventeen times to raise money for HIV and AIDS services and education, and he will again in June 2018.  A.J.'s other obsessions include fun, mostly cycling or science-related T-shirts, television series - Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Modern Family, The Middle, Fargo, and many others - and a nearly lifelong fascination with all things STAR WARS.