Dr. Jeffrey A. Webb
Department chair / Chemical Education / General Chemistry
I am an assistant professor in the Chemistry Department at Southern Connecticut State University. My interests include utilizing novel chemical education techniques / technologies in the classroom and updating laboratory / chemical demonstrations for the modern day classroom. My teaching responsibilities include General Chemistry I, General Chemistry II, General Chemistry I laboratory, General Chemistry II Laboratory, Organic Chemistry I Laboratory, and the Principles of General, Organic and Biochemistry Lecture and laboratory classes. In addition to this I am responsible for coordinating the CHE 100 (non-science majors) laboratory classes.
Office: Academic Science Building 352 / 108B
Phone: (203) 392-5018
Fax: (203) 392-6396
Ph.D., Stony Brook University
B.S., Keene State College
Experience2009 - 2011 Full-Time Lecturer University of New Haven
2008 - 2009 Advance Placement Teacher Fairfield Warde High School Fairfield, CT
State of Connecticut State Certified Chemistry Teacher (9-12)
My research efforts are focused on two primary areas of research: utilizing new technology /new teaching methods in the classroom and developing unique inquiry-based laboratories/demonstrations.
For the introduction of new technology into the classroom students will be involved actively with developing novel classroom uses for technologies such as: handheld tablets, smart boards, classroom clickers, and "App" development. A typical student project might involve a student developing an "App" which can be utilized in the classroom, or a unit where clicker technology can be utilized and assessed. In addition to technologic based educational studies, I am interested in utilizing novel teaching method(s) in the classroom, and assessing their usefulness in enhancing student learning (examples include meta/cognitive study skills)
Another avenue of research a student might focus on will be assisting in the ongoing efforts to author and develop novel, inquiry-based labs that can be utilized in a Chemistry Curriculum (with a particular focus in General Chemistry II, and the Chemistry for Non-Science Majors Laboratory Course at the College level). A typical project might involve a student developing a new chemistry laboratory or chemical demonstration.
CoursesCHE 120 General Chemistry I
CHE 121 General Chemistry II
CHE 125 Principles and Applications of General, Organic, and Biochemistry
CHE 260 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
CHE 496 Chemistry Seminar
CHE 592 Chemical Education