My teaching ranges from introductory chemistry to graduate courses in analytical separations, but most commonly focuses on quantitative chemical analysis (CHEM 211 and 213) which I will be teaching in 2014-2015. My goal for these courses is that students achieve an understanding of analytical error, and the care that it takes to make an accurate and appropriate measurement. I am a contributing author to the 9th edition of Daniel Harris's Quantitative Chemical Analysis.
Students learn best by doing. I use active learning strategies within my class, and typically have 1-2 undergraduates doing research in my lab either through CHEM 299 or CHEM 401/403 (Contact me if you are be interested).
I am also very interested in professional development of chemistry students, and coordinate the CHEM 300 Introduction to Industrial Chemistry, which has industrial speakers, tours of local industry, resume and interview skills development, and networking with local industrial chemists. Please contact me if you would be interested in participating either as a student or an industrial mentor.
Instructors also learn by doing and sharing. Hence, I am actively involved in the Harris Teaching Workshops and the Centre for Teaching and Learning, and the Chemical Education programs at the CSC and Pittcon conferences.