Dr. Laurie S. Starkey
| Professor, teaching Organic Chemistry
lecture and laboratory classes.
I have authored an introductory organic synthesis textbook, developed online laboratory tutorials, Blackboard online prelab quizzes, and created o-chem lessons for Educator.com. I am also Cal Poly Pomona's Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) administrator, I serve as a peer reviewer for MERLOT, and I enjoy giving chemistry career presentations. Visit my YouTube channel ChemistryConnected!
My greatest joy is teaching and I am honored to have received the Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013 (video and Teaching with Technology presentation).
I am actively involved as an advisor to Cal Poly's chemistry club, the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS), the Pre-Optometry Club (photo) and the Pre-Dental Society.
My research interests lie in the area of Chemical Education. Mainly, I focus on developing and assessing online learning tools, and developing new lab experiments in the area of Synthetic Organic Chemistry. For my Ph.D., I worked with Professor Mike Jung at UCLA.
These days, my personal life revolves around my two kids. We love the outdoors and we do a lot of traveling every summer. I also enjoy golf, racquetball, camping, snorkeling, going whale watching and watching football (I'm a big Dallas Cowboys fan). My biggest hobby is collecting PEZ dispensers!
"Technology-Infused Teaching: Better, Stronger, Faster" Starkey, L. S. A talk presented at the Cal Poly Pomona Faculty Center for Professional Development, January 2014. (PowerPoint slides)
"Introduction to Strategies for Organic Synthesis" Starkey, L. S. An undergraduate or beginning-graduate level textbook published by Wiley (2012). Amazon.com
"Online Tutorials and Computer Animations for the Organic Chemistry laboratory ." Starkey, L. S. A talk presented at the 2YC3 syposium at Mt. SAC, California, March 2011 and at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, March 2010.
"Using an Online Writing Assignment to Teach About Resonance and Acid Strength." Starkey, L. S. A talk presented at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, March 2010.
"Online Laboratory Demonstrations: Design, Implementation & Impact." Starkey, L. S. A talk presented at the 235th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, April 2008.
"Using Online Quizzes to Improve Student Learning." Starkey, L. S. A talk presented at the 235th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, April 2008.
"Calibrated Peer Review (CPR): Getting the Most Out of a Writing Assignment." Presented seminars and workshops for faculty, 2002-2007.
"The Use of Stick Figures to Visualize Fischer Projections." Starkey, L. S. J. Chem. Ed.,78, 1486-1487 (2001).
"The Total Synthesis of (S,S)-Isodityrosine." Jung, M. E.; Starkey, L. S. Tetrahedron, 53, 8815–8824 (1997).
"New Preparation of o-Aryloxyphenols via Cyclohexenone Oxides." Jung, M. E.; Starkey, L. S. Tetrahedron Lett. 36, 7363–7366 (1995).
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