- 2045 General Chem. I
- 2045L Gen. Chem. I Lab
- 2046 General Chem. II
- 2046H Honors Gen. Chem. II
- 2046L Gen. Chem. II Lab
- 3610 Inorganic Chemistry
- 3610L Inorganic Chem. Lab
- 4612 Adv. Inorganic Chem.
- 4627 Solid State Chem.
- 4931 Senior Seminar
Reviewer for academic journals, 190 manuscripts peer-reviewed (2003-present), 162 (2006-present)
Acta Crystallographica B, Acta Crystallographica C, Advanced Materials, Applied Physics Letters, Chemistry of Materials, Crystal Growth and Design, Crystal Research and Technology, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, International Journal of Materials Science, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of Chemical Crystallography, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Journal of Materials Research, Journal of Materials Science, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Materials Letters, Materials Research Bulletin, Physica B, physica status solidi (a), Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, Sensors.
Faculty Search Committee
Chair of Search Committee (3 times) Biochemistry (2011-12), Department Chair (2012), Biochemistry and Physical Chemistry (2013-14); (12 times) biochemistry (2006-7), polymer or environmental chemist (2006-7), biochemistry (2007-8), environmental chemistry (2007-8), Chair of Chemistry (2008-9), bioorganic (2009-10), bioinorganic (2009-10), experimental organic chemistry (2009-10), inorganic (2010-11), physical (2010-11), biochemistry (2010-11), environmental/analytical (2010-11).
The chair of a faculty search committee has many duties. The selection of the search committee, in conjunction with the department chair, must meet appropriate diversity policies as set forth in the Process and procedures for faculty appointments. Appropriate meeting times need to be scheduled, which is often a challenge with up to seven faculty members with different schedules. A preliminary meeting with Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) is required for a discussion of information related to guidelines for faculty searches. A meeting is also required with the Department Chair to give the charge to the committee and initiate a dicussion about the teaching and research focus area of the faculty position. A review start date, minimum qualifications, and other details needs to be decided by the committee. The recruitment request for the faculty position must be written in Oasys and may be edited on www.unfjobs.org/hr. The recruitment request must also be approved. The ad is sent by default to www.higheredjobs.com. Text for the advertisement (C&E News and any other locations) needs to be written and approved by the committee and other campus entities. The faculty search committee chair works with the office manager to place the advertisement. An organization scheme for organizing the applications materials (application from Oasys, letter of interest, CV, research plan, teaching philosophy, graduate transcript, undergraduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation). A request to approve the applicant pool is made to EOD. After approval, the materials then need to be made available to the search committee members. The search chair calls a committee meeting to review the applications and decide on which candidates to phone interview. Candidates that didn’t meet minimum qualifications have their status updated in Oasys. A list of questions for the phone interview is made with the committee. Candidates are contacted for open times and dates. A conference room and telephone are reserved. Phone interviews are done with the candidates. Candidates are then discussed and the committee prepares a list of candidates to suggest for on-campus interviews, which is then sent to the Department Chair. The teaching topic for the teaching presentation is decided for each position. Dates for on-campus interviews are decided. Candidates are contacted and invited for a campus visit, and then work with the Department office manager for travel details. A title and abstract is requested from the candidates, which is then promoted in the appropriate locations. An interview schedule for specific days is created, making reservations for the classroom and conference rooms (Office Manager and Enrollment services) needed throughout the day. The Dean's office is contacted for availability of the Dean or Associate Dean. A campus tour is arranged through the Visitors Center. Meetings with individual faculty are scheduled. Students are invited to meet with the candidate for a lunch meeting. The lunch needs to be paid for using personal funds of chair of the search committee, since the P-card of the department office manager can't be used. Faculty and staff in the department are informed about the candidate's schedule and to attend open meetings and the teaching and research presentations. Volunteers to pick up and drop off the candidate are solicited. On the day or night of the arrival of the candidate, when possible, he or she is picked up at the airport and taken to the hotel. Similarly the candidate is picked up at the hotel the day of the visit and taken to the campus. During the visit, the search chair is responsible for the candidate moving between appointments. At the end of the interview day the candidate is taken to dinner at a local restaurant and then back to their hotel. After all the candidates for a position complete the interviews, a meeting is called to discuss the candidates and then provide a written recommendation to the Department Chair. The written recommendation addresses the candidates’ strengths and weaknesses. Throughout the search process, questions from the candidates are answered. Candidates with incomplete applications may be reminded to complete their applications. Minutes of each meeting are taken and approved in the subsequent meeting. After the successful hiring of a candidate, the search committee chair sends notification letters to all applicants after an employment offer is accepted. Records from the search are forwarded to Human Resources (HR) for retention period.
American Chemical Society - Jacksonville section
Chair and Councilor of the American Chemical Society (2014)
The chair is responsible for calling meetings of the section and overseeing activities.
Curriculum committee Chair 2012-13, member 2006-7, 2008-9, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12
UNF Catalog and Gen Ed Requirements
Florida DOE Statewide Course Numbering System and here (Common course)
ACS Guidelines for Bachelors Degree Programs (search for text)
Powder Diffraction - Scientific Interest Group American Crystallographic Association
Responsible for helping with the planning meeting at the prior year's meeting.
Assessment Committee Chair 2012-13, 2014-15; member 2006-7, 2007-8, 2008-9, 2009-10, 2010-11
Assessment of student learning is an important aspect of service and teaching.
UNF Assessment Matters newsletters contain much of the background information for assessment activities.
An Academic Learning Compact (ALC) is a statement of what students will know and be able to do upon completion of an undergraduate academic program. More specifically, ALCs:
1. Identify the expected core learning outcomes for baccalaureate program graduates in the areas of: discipline-specific content knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills.
2. List the types of assessments that students might encounter in the program and that faculty will use to judge how student learning reflects the expected outcomes.
Academic Learning Compacts UNF Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
Academic Learning Compacts UNF Academic Affairs
The ALC is updated using an assessment management software (TracDat) annually by March 1. Assessment results are provided on each outcome at least once every four years. The tracking of assessment is used to document how the department uses those results to inform continuous improvement, which will be included in a SACS report in 2015.
The ETS Proficiency Profile, a test of general education skills in reading, writing, critical thinking, and mathematics, administered in spring 2013 in senior capstone courses in programs that choose to participate.
Graduating Senior Survey - opportunity to ask students about their perceptions of their learning with respect to each of the outcomes in the ALC.
Science Fair Mentor
Served as a mentor for high school students that worked on a project in my research lab (2008, 2012, 2013) and as a science fair judge or judge team leader (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013) for the Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair held each January.
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair