I am Professor of Chemistry in the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry (https://www.chemistry.wvu.edu/) at West Virginia University. In addition, I am the Director of the institutional Office of Undergraduate Research (https://undergraduateresearch.wvu.edu/). I attended Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA for my undergraduate degree of ACS certified B.S. in Chemistry. I attended Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA for my Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry.
Research Interests: I am a chemist with a strong educational teaching and research focus. My research has focused on holistic enhancement and assessment of the chemistry learning experience, including all aspects of the chemistry experience (e.g., lecture, lab & out-of-class homework/review). My current research includes undergraduate research experience - short/long-term effects and academic persistence. I work with graduate students to develop their teaching in a project-based teaching practicum course that addresses current issues and trends in chemistry education.