Fall 2021

Section 0986 of CHEM3A
General Chemistry Part 1: Lecture -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2021
CHEM 3A is the lecture portion of the first semester general chemistry (formerly CHEM 1A). CHEM 3A and CHEM 3AL are corequisites. A student needs to sign up for one section of CHEM 3A AND one section of CHEM 3AL.

Section 1431 of CHEM3B
General Chemistry Part 2 -- : Aug 16 - Dec 08 2021
CHEM 3B is the second semester general chemistry (formerly CHEM 1B).

Summer 2021

Section 8188 of CHEM60
General, Organic and Biological Chemistry -- : Jun 14 - Jul 22 2021
FIVE labs will be held on campus, and the remainder will take place online. The dates of lab meetings that take place on campus will depend on the public health situation. For labs that are meeting on campus, the lab lecture that week will be conducted asynchronously to allow for transit time. Lectures will be asynchronous. Social distancing and adherence to safe health protocols will be required for participants.

Section 8740 of CHEM60
General, Organic and Biological Chemistry -- : Jun 14 - Jul 22 2021
FIVE labs will be held on campus, and the remainder will take place online. The dates of lab meetings that take place on campus will depend on the public health situation. For labs that are meeting on campus, the lab lecture that week will be conducted asynchronously to allow for transit time. Lectures will be asynchronous. Social distancing and adherence to safe health protocols will be required for participants.

Spring 2021

Section 4330 of CHEM3B
General Chemistry Part 2 -- : Jan 20 - May 19 2021
This section involves regularly scheduled, mandatory live meetings at the times listed above. CHEM 3B is the second semester general chemistry (formerly CHEM 1B). 6-10 labs will be held on campus, and the remainder will take place online. The dates of lab meetings that take place on campus will depend on the public health situation. On the days of on-campus lab meetings, the lecture may be conducted asynchronously to allow for transit time. Social distancing and adherence to safe health protocols will be required for participants.

Section 5425 of CHEM60
General, Organic and Biological Chemistry -- : Jan 21 - May 21 2021
This section involves regularly scheduled, mandatory live meetings at the times listed above. 3-5 labs will be held on campus, and the remainder will take place online. The dates of lab meetings that take place on campus will depend on the public health situation. For labs that are meeting on campus, the lab lecture that week will be conducted asynchronously to allow for transit time. Social distancing and adherence to safe health protocols will be required for participants. Registration for this section will begin January 12, 2021, at 7 AM, per priority registration guidelines. Open enrollment will begin at 1 PM.

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Masters in Science Education from Wichita State University

Medicinal Chemistry Doctoral Research, Advisor: Dr. Bill Groutas (1984 – 1987)

Academic Experience

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