Masters in Science Education from Wichita State University
Medicinal Chemistry Doctoral Research, Advisor: Dr. Bill Groutas (1984 – 1987)
Adjunct Faculty at Wichita State University. Taught Chemistry 103, Chemistry 110, Chemistry 211, and Chemistry 212, Chem 100, 60, 1A, 1B equivalents, respectively (1992 - 2015).
Chemistry Inquiry Labs and Chemistry of Cooking, Friends University, Wichita, KS (2013 - 2014).
Curriculum and Instruction: Supervised future science teachers, Department of Education, Wichita State University (2005 - 2006)
ACT Science Reasoning Presenter, College Testing Center, Wichita State University (1990 - 2015).
Chemistry Education for Public Understanding lab instructor, Curriculum and Instruction, Wichita State University (1990 - 1995).
Work and Consulting Experience:
Consultant, College Board, AP Chemistry Summer Institute instructor, Wichita State University.
Consultant, Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative, AP Chemistry Summer Institute instructor, Boston, MA.
Consultant, National Math and Science Initiative, A+ College Ready program, University of Alabama, AP Chemistry Summer Institute, Tuscaloosa, AL.
LiveScribe, Educational Advisory Board.
Professional Involvement and Community Service:
American Association of University Women
American Chemical Society
National Science Teacher Association
Presenter, Horizon Science Shows, for at-risk and underserved middle school students
Presentations and Publications:
2009: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “Nurture and Rigor: A Lesson in Chemistry.”
2008: Published “Chemistry Survivor Guide – a notes, assignments, and lab book for students in a beginning chemistry course.”
2004: Science Teacher “Nutritional Chemistry” Vol. 71, No. 4, pages 49 – 51.
2002: Science Teacher “Tips and Techniques for Creative Teaching”, pages 54 - 55.
2002: Popular Science published an article about my students’ research entitled “The Junk Food Scientists”,
2002: J.P. Crowley et. al, High School GC Studies of the Ratio of Linoleic Fatty Acid to Linolenic Acid and the Link to Breast Cancer, in Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 79, No. 7, 2002, pages 824 – 827.
1986: W.C. Groutas, P.K Giri, J.P. Crowley, J.C. Castrisos, and M.J. Brubaker, The Lossen Rearrangement in Biological Systems. Inactivation of Leukocyte Elastase and alpha-chymotrypsin by (DL)-3-Benzyl-N-(Methanesulfonyloxy) Succinimide in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol. 141, No. 2, 1986.
1985: W.C. Groutas, M.J. Brubaker, M.E. Zandler, V. Mazo-Gray, S.A. Rude, J.P. Crowley, J.C. Castrisos, D.A. Dunshee, and P.K. Giri, Inactivation of Leukocyte Elastase by Aryl Azolides and Sulfonate Salts, in Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 1986, 29, 1302.
1985: W.C. Groutas, M.J. Brubaker, M.E. Zandler, M.A. Stanga, T.L. Huang, J.C. Castrisos, and J.P. Crowley, Sulfonate Salts of Amino Acids: Novel Inhibitors of the Serine Proteinases, in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol. 128, No. 1, 1985, pages 90 – 93.
Honors and Awards:
2012: Co-designer, STEM national competition rubric for television program contest in Burn Notice (NBC/Universal Studios)
2009: Siemens / College Board, National AP Teacher of 2009, one recipient per year in the U.S.
2010: Kansas State University, Sigma Xi Outstanding Secondary Science Teacher
2005: Named Best Chemistry Teacher Inspiration in Readers Digest Magazine
2002: American Chemical Society, Regional Distinguished Chemistry Teacher
2000: Kansas State University, Phyllis Patrick Distinguished High School Chemistry Teaching Award
1997: Milken National Educator Award
1992: “Golden Apple” teacher award