My areas of interest and expertise are chemical education and public outreach. I seek to develop and implement methods for improving performance in introductory chemistry, evaluate emerging technologies for their use in the classroom and for distance education, develop demonstrations of chemical phenomena, and design and test experiments for the undergraduate laboratory curriculum. Additionally, I am interested in improving strategies for training and coordination of teaching assistants.



  • Chemical education
  • Laboratory innovation
  • Technology and instruction
  • Chemical demonstrations
  • Teaching assistant training
  • Freshman Learning Communities
  • Chemistry outreach


Biochemistry, Chemistry
MS, Purdue University, Chemistry and Chemical Education, 1985
BA, University of Northern Iowa, Chemistry and Biology, 1982