I have a strong passion for teaching
all levels of organic chemistry. I devote considerable time
and energy in striving to enhance the learning experience of
my students. My primary objectives are to to convey the key
concepts (rather than simple memorization of facts) and to develop
the Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills of my students.
I endeavor to provide immediate feedback regarding all aspects
of their performance. Likewise, I strongly believe that student
feedback is an essential component for faculty to continually
improve their teaching. Over the last two years I have used
various strategies (Peer Review and Online Student Surveys)
in order to obtain this valuable information.
of Instructional Technology
I have integrated various Instructional
Technology tools (SMART Board, Visualizor, Online Review Quizzes
& 2-D Animations) into my teaching of undergraduate and
graduate organic chemistry courses. I have developed online
WebCT courses for both Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 201) and Advanced
Organic Chemistry (CHEM 530).
Interactive Online Review Quizzes
are assigned as homework. The comprehensive feedback, provided
for both correct and incorrect answers, has resulted in “Active
I utilize a SMART
Board in order to create high quality color handouts which are
the made available to students via WebCT.
For my innovative utilization
of these tools in the teaching of Organic Chemistry I (CHEM
201) I received the DAD “Instructional Technology Award”
I gave an oral
presenation of this work at the 4th Annual WebCT European