I am an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Lakeland College (www.lakeland.edu) in Sheboygan, WI. I teach General Chemistry and advanced courses in the Chemistry and Biochemistry curriculum. In 2008, I began using Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) in the General Chemistry courses that I teach. In addition, I have mentored undergraduate research with students at Lakeland College through the Lakeland Undergraduate Research Experience program, which I co-founded. Several of my students have presented their research at regional and national gatherings, including American Chemical Society Meetings and at The Argonne National Laboratory Undergraduate Symposium. I am also the director of the Lakeland College Science and Engineering Fair, which accepts science fair projects from middle school and high school students from the Northeastern Region of Wisconsin.
A ChemPath to supplement POGIL activities part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:ChemEd DL:Activities
A ChemPath has been developed to supplement in-class Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) activities from the book "Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry" by R. Moog and J. Farrell. ChemPaths is the Student Portal of the Chemical Education Digital Library, and is used by instructors to build a "pathway" which brings together web-based applications and resources, including an on-line chemistry textbook, into one cohesive package for students. This ChemPath includes pre-activity assignments with links to relevant websites, tutorials or applications that prepare the students for POGIL in-class activities.