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Melody Jewell

Melody Jewell

Title

Senior Lecturer

Office Building

Avera Health & Science Center

Office

371

Mailing Address

Avera Health & Science 371
Chemistry-Box 2202
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Biography

Education
Ph.D. Paper Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2002
M.S. Paper Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1999
B. A. Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 1997
B. S. Biology, University of Minnesota, 1997

Teaching
I primarily teach courses in the General, Organic, and Biochemistry sequence for non-science majors and the General Chemistry sequence. Related to this, I co-author lab manuals and co-coordinate labs for the GOB and General Chemistry labs. I also teach our first-year seminar and peer-mentor courses and I am the advisor for the Chemistry Club.

Research
My scholarly interests lie in chemistry education and exploring topics like how students connect knowledge between macroscopic, microscopic and symbolic representations. I am also heavily involved in our M.S. in Chemistry Education for science teachers program as I mentor and advise students through the development and presentation of an action research project.

CV

Jewell-CVSeptember2016.pdf(60.21 KB)

Awards and Honors

Excellence in Teaching Award (University Center) - 2017

Area(s) of Research

Chemical Education

Department(s)

Links

Faculty Profile