Office BuildingAvera Health & Science Center
Mailing AddressAvera Health & Science 371
Brookings, SD 57007
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
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.
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.