and Director of Undergraduate Chemistry Workshops
B.S.,1983, Albright College (PA)
Ph.D., 1990, University of Virginia
Phone: (631) 632-7712
Fax: (631) 632- 7960
My research interests revolve around the development of materials and methods to support student learning and its assessment. I have served as co-PI and technical director on a number of NSF-DUE grants related to the development and implementation of POGIL (Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) and the web-based LUCID Learning and Assessment System, and served on the Board of Directors of the NSF sponsored POGIL National Dissemination Project. Opportunities for undergraduate research are available as follows.
- Application of item response theory to the development of procedures and a scale for measuring student learning across general chemistry courses and course instances.
- Continuing development and application of our multidimensional assessment model for measuring specific student learning outcomes.
- Development of web-based interactive POGIL activities.
- Continuing development of LUCID.
- Honorary Member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, for outstanding contributions to students, 2001.
Moog, R.S., Creegan, F.J., Hanson, D.M., Spencer, J.N., Straumanis, A., Bunce, D.M., & Wolfskill, T. 2009. "POGIL: Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning." In N.J. Pienta, M.M. Cooper, & T.J. Greenbowe (Eds.) Chemists’ Guide to Effective Teaching: Volume II (pp. 90-107). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
LUCID Learning and Assessment System, http://lucid.chem.sunysb.edu, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 2004.
Wolfskill, T., Tofan, D., Fong, A., Hanson, D. "LUCID: A Web-Based Learning and Assessment System", CONFCHEM online conference on Non-Traditional Teaching Methods, April 21-22, 2003, http://www.files.chem.vt.edu/confchem/2003/a/lucid/lucidtwdh.htm.
Wolfskill, T.; "Training Manual For Peer Consultants", Stony Brook University, 2002.
Hanson, D.; Wolfskill, T. "Training Manual For Process Workshop Instructors", 2002.
Hanson, D.; Wolfskill, T. "LUCID - A New Model for Computer Assisted Learning", J. Chem. Ed., 2001, 78, 1417-24.
Hanson, D.; Wolfskill, T. "Process Workshops - A New Model for Instruction", J. Chem. Ed., 2000, 77, 120-129.
LUCID CD-ROM, http://www.chem.sunysb.edu/Hanson-FOC/lucid.htm, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 1998.
Hanson, D.; Wolfskill, T. "Improving the Teaching/Learning Process in General Chemistry", J. Chem. Ed., 1998, 75, 143-147.