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Thomas Greenbowe

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  • Title: Senior Instructor II
  • Additional Title: Chemical Education
  • Phone: 541-346-2218
  • Office: 177 Onyx Bridge

Education

B.A., William Paterson College of New Jersey, 1972. M.S., Indiana State University, 1974. M.S. Purdue University, 1979.  Ph.D. Purdue University, 1982 (J. Dudley Herron).

Academic Positions

2015–present Senior Instructor II, University of Oregon. 2013–2015 Morrill Professor, Iowa State University. 1998-2013 Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University. 2013-2014 Visiting Lecturer, University of Oregon. 2006 Visiting Professor, University of Arizona. 1990-1998 Associate Professor, Iowa State University, 1988-1990 Associate Professor of Chemistry and Director of Freshman Programs, University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth. 1985-1988 Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Director of Freshman Programs, University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth.  1983-1985 Visiting Lecturer and General Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator, Southeastern Massachusetts University. 1978-1983 Director of the Chemistry Lecture Demonstration Laboratory, Purdue University.

Honors and Awards

2014 American Chemistry Society George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education; 2014 American Chemistry Society Northeast Section James Flack Norris Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Chemistry; 2013 American Chemistry Society Mid-West Regional Anne McNaley Volunteer Award; 2013 American Chemistry Society Fellow; 2013 Iowa State University Morrill Professor; 2012 Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence; 2009 Iowa State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Master Teacher; 2009 Iowa State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Impact Award; 2008 Carnegie Foundation/CASE Iowa Professor of the Year; 2008 Wakonse Teaching Fellow; 2006 Iowa State University Advisor of the Year Award; 2005 Iowa State University Award for Excellence in Academic Advising; 2005 ISU, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Academic Advising; 2004 ISU James Huntington Ellis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching; 2004 College of Engineering Award for Excellence in Teaching; 2004, 2003, 2001 ISU Outstanding Faculty Award; 2003 Most Effective Instructor Award; 1996-1997 Miller Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, Iowa State University; 1996 Teaching Excellence Award for Introductory Courses, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University; 1995 Wilkinson Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University.

Leadership Contributions to Chemistry Education

Chair, Biennial Conference Committee, Division of Chemical Education, American Chemical Society (2014–current); Co-Chair ACS Examinations Institute 2015 General Chemistry Conceptual Exam Committee; Chair-Elect (2007), Chair (2008), Immediate Past Chair (2009) American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Education; Vice-Chair (2007) and Chair (2009) Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Education Research and Practice; 2007-2009 ACS Division of Chemical Education Examinations Institute Board of Trustees Committee Member; 2007–2013 Advanced Placement Chemistry College Board Test Development Committee; 2008 – 2013 Question Leader, Table Leader, Reader AP Chemistry Reading; College Board AP Chemistry Consultant (2012-current); College Board AP Chemistry Challenge Area Committee (2013-2014); 2000-2004 General Chair, ACS Division of Chemical Education 18th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, July 18-22, 2004. 

Selected Publications

Gupta, T., Burke, K.A., Mehta,  A., Greenbowe, T.J.  (2015). Impact of guided-inquiry-based instruction with writing and reflection emphasis on chemistry students’ critical thinking abilities.  Journal of Chemical Education , 92(1), 32–38.

Augspurger, A.E., Stender, A.S., Marchulk, K., Greenbowe, T.J., Fang, N. (2014).  Dark field microscopy for analytical laboratory courses.  Journal of Chemical Education, 91(6), 908-910.

DeWane, M. L. and Greenbowe, T. J. “Reading Guide and Sample AP Chemistry Test Questions for N. Tro’s Chemistry (3rd Edition).” Pearson Education, Inc.: Upper Saddle River, NJ. (2014).

AP® Chemistry Guided Inquiry Activities for the Classroom: Curriculum Module.  (2013). M.L. DeWane & T.J. Greenbowe (Eds.).  The College Board: New York, NY.

DeWane, M. L. and Greenbowe, T. J. (2013). “Acid-base neutralization reactions,”  In AP® Chemistry Guided Inquiry Activities for the Classroom: Curriculum Module.  M.L. DeWane & T.J. Greenbowe (Eds.).  The College Board: New York, NY.

Greenbowe, T.J.; Gelder, John I.; Abraham, M.R. (2012).  “Computer Simulations and Animations for Electrolysis”.  Pearson Education, Inc.: Upper Saddle River, NJ.

http://genchem1.chem.okstate.edu/CCLIEMD09/BCE_2012.html

Parham, T., Cervato, C., Gallus, W., Larsen, M., Hobbs, J., and Greenbowe, T. (2011). Are movies and popular media driving students’ poor understanding of volcanic processes? Journal of College Science Teaching, 41(1), 14-19.

Mehta, A. and Greenbowe, T.J.  (2011).  “A Shoebox Polarimeter: An Inexpensive Analytical Tool for Teachers and Students.”  J. Chem. Educ., 88(8), 1194–1197.

Parham, T.L.; Cervato, C.; Gallus, W.A.; Larsen, M.; Hobbs, J.; Stelling, P.; Greenbowe, T.J.; Gupta, T.; Knox, J.A.; Gill, T.E. (2010). “The InVEST Volcanic Concept Survey: Exploring   Student Understanding About Volcanoes.” Journal of Geoscience Education, 58 (3), 177-187.

Chemists’ Guide to Effective Teaching Volume II.  (2008). N. Pienta, T. Greenbowe,  M. Copper (Eds.). Pearson/Prentice-Hall:  Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Liu, Han-Chin; Andre, T.; Greenbowe, T.J. (2008). “Impact of Learner's Prior Knowledge on Their Use of Chemistry Computer Simulations: a Case Study.” Journal of Science Education and Technology (17), 466-482.

Schroeder, J.D, and Greenbowe, T.J.  (2008). “Implementing POGIL in the Lecture and the Science Writing Heuristic in the Laboratory: Student Perceptions and Performance in Undergraduate Organic Chemistry.”  Chemical Education Research and Practice (9), 149-156.

Rudd, II, J.A.; Greenbowe, T.J.; Hand, B.M. (2007). “Using the Science Writing Heuristic to Improve Students’ Understanding of General Equilibrium.” Journal of Chemical Education, 84(12), 2007-2012.