Dr. Richard L Nafshun
                Inorganic Chemistry & Science Education
                139 Gilbert Hall
                Corvallis, Oregon 97331
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Educucation:
            B.S. (ACS) Chemistry 1992, California State University Stanislaus
            M.S. Science Education 1996, Oregon State University
            Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry 1996, Oregon State University
Courses:
            CH 109X, 121, 122, 123, 121e, 122e, 123e, 130, 130e, 140e, 221, 222, 223, 221H, 223H, 231, 232, 233, 324, 584, 607 (Mentor),
            607 (College Chemistry Teaching Seminar), PH 607 (Seminar), ALS 199
Service:
            Chair, Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, July, 2013
            Councilor, American Chemical Society, 2003-present
            Chair, American Chemical Society, Oregon Section, 2001 and 2006 and 2009 and 2013
            Treasurer, American Chemical Society, Oregon Section 1997-2001
            Technology Discussion Chair, The Council of Independent Colleges, 1996-1997
            Vice President, (1995), Member of Phi-Lambda-Upsilon Chemical Honors Society, Alpha-Beta Chapter, 1992-Present
            Expert Scientist and Educator, February 1998-Present, Science Education Partnerships--a community of scientists and teachers committed to excellence in K-12 education, Corvallis Oregon
            OSU Chemistry Webmaster 1997-2005
Awards:
            Loyd Carter Award for Outstanding and Inspirational Teaching in the College of Science, 2011
            Milton C. Harris Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the Year, September 2008
            Frederick H. Horne for Sustained Excellence in Teaching in the College of Science, 2004
            James H. Krueger Award for Excellence in Education, 2002
            Loyd Carter Award for Outstanding and Inspirational Teaching in the College of Science, 2002
            Milton C. Harris Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the Year, September 1999
            Milton C. Harris Student Teaching Award, 1993, 1994, and 1995
            N.L. Tarter Research Fellowship, 1995
            Laboratory Teaching Award, 1993 and 1995
            Outstanding Student Award (California State University, Stanislaus), 1992
            Dean's List (California State University, Stanislaus), Fall 1990-Spring 1992
Research--My research group focuses on chemistry, physics, and mathematics education:
            Curriculum development
            Effective teaching in large classroom lectures
            Learning communities in large general chemistry courses
            Student centered learning
            The transfer of mathematics into chemistry, physics, and engineering problems
            The distance delivery of general chemistry and general chemistry laboratories
            Application based curriculum in general chemistry
            Group activities in science and mathematics
            Inclusion
            Context-rich problem solving in chemistry
            Facilitating higher order learning and critical thinking in an introductory chemistry course
            Curriculum reform
            The use of technology in the chemistry laboratory
            ESTEME