Erin Duffy

Erin Duffy

Research and Background Erin began working with the 3DL4US team as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University, where she worked in the Chemistry Education Research Group led by¬† Prof. Melanie Cooper. She worked with the physics sub-group on the development of the 3D-LOP, developed and maintained the team website, and developed the web forum for the STEM Teaching and Learning Fellows. Aside from working with the 3DL4US team, her research focused on teaching and learning in the undergraduate chemistry lab. Erin is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (SMATE) program at Western Washington University. Erin earned her B.S. in chemistry with a minor in mathematics at Syracuse University (2012) and Ph.D. in physical…
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Melanie Cooper

Melanie Cooper

Research and Background Melanie Cooper (PI) is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at MSU. She received her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at University of Manchester. Her current research focus is the development and assessment of evidence-based curricula in order to improve the teaching and learning of chemistry within large-enrollment undergraduate chemistry courses. Contact Email: mmc@chemistry.msu.edu Cooper Group Website: https://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/faculty/cooper/
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Becky Matz

Becky Matz

Research and Background Becky Matz is an Academic Specialist in the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology, and an adjunct instructor in the Department of Chemistry. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Michigan. Her primary research interest is undergraduate STEM education reform, including exploring organizational change, characterizing assessments with respect to scientific practices and core disciplinary ideas, analytics on large, cross-institutional data sets of course grades, assessment of quantitative literacy in lower-division math courses, and creating assessments for student understanding of core chemistry ideas in introductory cell and molecular biology. Contact Email: matz@msu.edu
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