Teaching videos
     I taught both semesters of General Chemistry for 22 consecutive years at Mount St. Mary's University -- every lecture and every lab section!  I never stopped making improvements, and I'm pretty proud of both courses.  For the last few years, I had some of the highest student evaluations in the department, despite having some of the most rigorous courses.  On this page are links to videos of a few of the more original and successful things I did, modified slightly from lecture-hall style to exploit the advantages of the video format.

     Here is a technique I developed to teach General Chemistry lab more effectively.  I have talked about it at two professional meetings and hope to write it up for publication.

     I love to do in-class demonstrations in General Chemistry.  This is one of my favorites.

     The videos described below are snippets of classroom lectures.  These were revised and fine-tuned once a year for up to 20 years.

     Want to know why the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is such a big deal?  Here is why.

     Think molecular orbital theory is just about the most boring thing you've ever had to learn?  Then watch this.

     How is a chemistry professor like a stern English teacher?  Picky, picky, picky!

     This video is not as interesting, but it may be the most useful for students.  It is my only example of chemistry as applied math, which is a major emphasis in beginning chemistry courses.  This suggests what an online course or eBook video might look like.

These were the most popular four minutes of the year.​

​​These have nothing to do with teaching: my faculty talent show act and my
​​performance (Part I and Part II) in a Shakespeare class.

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