Anna Donnell, Assistant Director
480 Langsam Library
BA, Chemistry (ACS-certified), St. Anselm College
PhD, Chemistry, University of Cincinnati
At CET&L, Anna directs efforts related to course design and innovative pedagogy. Currently, Anna facilitates the Junior Faculty Learning Community (JR-FLC) and the Active Learning Fellows Program (ALF Program). Anna also teaches workshops on evidence-based practices to enhance teaching and learning across UC. In addition, she serves as advisor to UC’s Graduate Association for Teaching Enhancement (GATE) which provides teaching and learning professional development opportunities for graduate students. Anna is available for individual and group consultations as well as classroom observations for any instructor at UC to develop personalized strategies that improve academic student success.
In the Department of Chemistry at UC, she teaches General Chemistry and
works closely with faculty in the department to improve the General Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry curricula.
Anna’s background in analytical chemistry includes trace metal analysis, speciation, and metalloproteomics with a focus on environmental and health applications. In the classroom, her research and teaching interests include student misconceptions, reasoning, scientific argumentation, metacognition, STEM courses, large enrollment courses, and the ability to connect the classroom experience with the greater world.
Anna's scholarly work has been published in peer reviewed journals such as The Journal of Chemical Education and Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. She has also presented her research at professional conferences including Lilly International Conference on College Teaching, The POD Network Conference, The Ohio-PKAL Annual Conference, SciX: The Great Scientific Exchange, The Winter Plasma Conference, Pittcon, The ACS National Meeting, and The ACS Central Regional Meeting.