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Active Learning in Analytical Chemistry Workshops





Grants from the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education (Awards 118600, 1624898 and 1624956) have supported a series of workshops aimed at promoting the use of active learning in the classroom and laboratory components of analytical chemistry courses. Participants in the most recent installments attend a 3½-day summer workshop and follow-up 1½-day workshop. They subsequently host a facilitator for an on-campus site visit.Participants finish the first workshop with at least one active learning exercise to use in the ensuing academic year. Exercises are either modifications of materials available on the Active Learning site of ASDL or new materials designed for a topic covered in the person’s course. The workshops are facilitated by faculty members who have experience using active learning exercises in their courses.

Another focus of the workshops is on the role of faculty in the effective use of active learning exercises. Participants and facilitators share and discuss their experiences, challenges, and successes in using and assessing active learning.

Workshop facilitators and their affiliation:

Sandra Barnes Alcorn State University

Anna Cavinato Eastern Oregon University

Jean-Marie Dimandja Spelman College

Scott Donnelly Arizona Western College

Pamela Doolittle University of Wisconsin Madison

Sayo Fakayode North Carolina A&T State University

Alanah Fitch Loyola University Chicago

Kim Frederick Skidmore College

Erin Gross Creighton University

Chris Harrison San Diego State University

David Harvey Depauw University

Rick Kelly East Stroudsburg University

Michelle Kovarik Trinity College

Cynthia Larive University of California – Riverside

Emily Niemeyer Southwestern University

Susan Oxley St. Mary’s (San Antonio)

Steve Petrovic Southern Oregon University

Leanne Petry Central State University

Jill Robinson Indiana University

Trudy Thomas-Smith SUNY College Oneonta

Tom Wenzel Bates College

Spelman College – 2014 Workshop Participants:

Alfred Addo-Mensah Texas A&M International University
Ceydet Akbay Fayetteville State University
Sajid Bashir Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Nianhong Chen University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Noel Motta Cruz University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras
Yuanjian Deng Texas Southern University
Liz Diaz-Vazquez University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras
Sonya Good Texas Southern University
Yi He John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Joseph Ho University of New Mexico
Sapna Jain Alabama State University
Aidalu Joubert-Castro University of Puerto Rico
Bakarr Kanu Winston-Salem State University
Wen-Yee Lee University of Texas El Paso
Jingbo Liu Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Yan Liu California State Poly University Pomona
Nelly Mateeva-Tarkalanova Florida A&M University
Bruce McCord Florida International University
Susan Oxley St. Mary’s University
Leanne Petry Central State University
Menake Piyasena New Mexico Tech
Mostafizur Rahman Benedict College
Bradley Rowland Houston-Tillotson University
Kasha Slowinska California State University Long Beach
Brett Stanley Cal State University San Bernadino
Sandra Swenson John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Helene Tamboue Benedict College
Victoria Volkis University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Grant Wangila University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Richard Williams Morgan State University

Spellman college 2014 Participants

Indiana University – 2016 Workshop Participants

Alfred Addo-Mensah Texas A&M International University
Cevdet Akbay Fayetteville State University
Mahnaaz Ali Xavier University of Louisiana
Gregory Barding California State Polytechnic University Pomona
Antonio Brathwaite University of the Virgin Islands
David Carter Angelo State University
Jai-Pil Choi California State University Fresno
Razi Hassan Alabama A&M University
Joseph Ho University of New Mexico
Mian Jiang University of Houston – Downtown
Chris Jones Shorter University
Bakarr Kanu Winston-Salem State University
Chad Kinney Colorado State University Pueblo
XiuJun (James) Li University of Texas El Paso
Nelly Mateeva-Tarkalanova Florida A&M University
Vilmali Lopez Mejias University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras
Karno Ng California State University San Marcos
Jamiu Odutola Alabama A&M University
Eric Person California State University Fresno
Leanne Petry Central State University
Kristina Proctor Colorado State University Pueblo
Don Ranatunga Oakwood University
Gayan Rubasinghege New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Suzanne Seleem Central State University
Nebiat Sisay Southern University at New Orleans
Matt Tuchler Washington and Lee University
Tongwen Wang Virginia State University
Fei Yan North Carolina Central University
Juchao Yan Eastern New Mexico University

Indiana University Participants 2018

Washington University, St. Louis – 2017 Workshop Participants

Asmira Alagic Saint Louis University
Kyle Cissell Saginaw Valley State University
Leonard Demoranville Centre College
Dabrina Dutcher Bucknell University
Allyson Fry-Petit California State University Fullerton
Angela Gonzalez Inter American University Puerto Rico
Amanda Harris Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
Paula Hudson California State University Fullerton
Christine Hughey James Madison University
Melissa Maurer-Jones University of Minnesota Duluth
Molly McGuire Bucknell University
Shelley Minteer University of Utah
Jennifer Monahan Saint Louis University
Peter Palmer San Francisco State University
Kathryn Schreiner University of Minnesota Duluth
Daniel Scott Centre College
Tim Strein Bucknell University
Jill Venton University of Virginia
Krista Vikse San Francisco State University
Amy Witter Dickinson College

Washington University, St. Louis – 2017 Participants

Indiana University – 2017 Workshop Participants

Blakely Adair The Citadel
Andreas Beyersdorf California State University San Bernadino
Matt Bush University of Washington
Jennifer Esbenshade University of Tennessee Martin
Sarah Gray Armstrong State University
David Griffith Willamette University
Jennifer Hawk Converse College
Rebecca Hunter The Citadel
Alena Kubatova University of North Dakota
Nick Kuklinski Virginia Commonwealth University
An-Phong Le Florida Southern College
Laura Lopez-Moreno University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
Lawrence Margerum University of San Francisco
Kate Mullaugh College of Charleston
Rosalynn Quinones-Fernandez Marshall University
Bhavya Sharma University of Tennessee Knoxville
Sheri Strickland Converse College
Ryan West University of San Francisco

Indiana University – 2017 Participants

Washington University, St. Louis – 2018 Workshop Participants

Donna Barron Hudson Valley CC
Walter Bowyer Hobart William Smith
Ngee Sing Chong Middle Tennessee State
Garland Crawford Mercer University
Radhika Dasari Eastern Kentucky
Joel Destino Creighton University
David Dobberpuhl Creighton University
Paul Edmiston Wooster College
Jennifer Faust Wooster College
Elise Heiss King’s College
Leslie Hicks North Carolina Chapel Hill
Matthew Hurst Humboldt State
Cynthia Kaeser Eastern Kentucky
Kathy Kloepper Mercer University
Brian Mosby Rollins College
Lisa Ott Cal State Chico
Ellane Park Rollins College
Elana Stennett Hobart William Smith
Claire Till Humboldt State
Mengliang Zhang Middle Tennessee State

Indiana University – 2018 Participants

Brian Aldrich Delta College
Jeffrey Anker Clemson University
Christina Beatty Parkland College
Brian Bohrer Southern Indiana University
Dan Eves Southern Utah University
Wes Halfacre Indiana Southeast University
Amber Hupp College of the Holy Cross
Jordan Katz Denison University
Kristy Kounovsky-Shafer U. Nebraska Kearney
Elizabeth Landis College of the Holy Cross
Chris Monson Southern Utah University
Muhsinah Morris Morehouse College
Rebecca Pompano University of Virginia
Steven Ray SUNY Buffalo
Kathryn Riley Swarthmore College
Kristina Roth Radford University
Daoyuan Wang U. Arkansas Pine Bluff
Nathan Wittenberg Lehigh University
Ming Yu Utah Valley University

Indiana University Participants 2018