Chemistry Department Faculty Member
University of South Alabama
It is an honor to be nominated to serve as a Councilor for the Division. My experiences teaching at the high school, two-year college and university level provide a unique perspective to participate in discussions that will promote chemical education at all levels of academia.
I received a B.S. in Chemistry/Physics Education and a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Mississippi State University as well as a M.C.S. with a major in chemistry from Mississippi College.
Previously I have held leadership positions within ACS as national chair of the Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium (2013) and the Mississippi ACS Local Section National Chemistry Week Coordinator (2010-2013). I am the Mobile ACS Local Section Chair-Elect (2021) and a faculty co-advisor for the ACS student chapter on campus.
I have also served as a member of working groups and activities sponsored by DivCHED and SOCED that address interests of the first two years of undergraduate education and the role that the general chemistry curriculum plays in college readiness and transfer. I served as a member of the ACS Guidelines for Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs Committee (2015) and the original task force that developed the 2YC Self-Study Review (2010-2015). I have assisted in planning national conferences for 2YC3 in 2009 and 2013, and BCCE in 2018. Currently I serve on the ACS Exams Conceptual Exam Committee.
Currently I work closely with the Innovations in Learning Center, ILC, at the University of South Alabama to develop and assess student-learning outcomes in the general chemistry curriculum and to provide undergraduate students opportunities to participate in chemical education research.