David Chatfield

I am a professor of chemistry and have a research program in macromolecular modeling (current favorite enzymes are topoisomerase and chloroperoxidase).  My bread-and-butter teaching is all things physical chemistry. As FIU has grown, so has the PChem II class size, and with it, the number of students who just don’t seem to get it.  I’ve gotten an itch to do something about that, and so I’m pleased to be part of this group. My colleagues who also teach the course are interested in how it goes, so if I’m able to make some improvements, they just might outlast me.  More broadly, I began thinking about teaching innovation at the upper division level when I was department chair. I would like to see what might be done, and if it is promising, help lead change.