Professional Interests and Activities…
My Masters research, with Dr. Michael P. Rosynek at Texas A&M University, was in heterogeneous catalysis focusing on supported rhodium catalysts for the hydrogenation of cyclic alkenes. My doctoral research, with Dr. Diana S. Mason at the University of North Texas, was a comparative study of general chemistry course content between community colleges and universities in the United States. Accordingly, I am quite interested in introduction and general chemistry content and student learning outcomes.
Following is a list of some of my activities within the American Chemical Society (ACS).
- Member, ACS Undergraduate Programs Advisory Board
- Inaugural chair, ACS Two-Year College Advisory Board
- Member, ACS Committee on Public Relations and Communications (CPRC)
- Chair, CPRC Chemistry Ambassadors Subcommittee
- Program chair for the 204th Conference of 2YC3
- Since 1992, served on seven different ACS exam committees, chaired two
- Technical program chair for the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education
- Pilot tested the ACS General Chemistry Textbook project
I am honored to have been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2013.