Dr. Laurie S. Starkey

E-Mail: lsstarkey@cpp.edu
Phone: 909.869.3670
Fax: 909.869.4344
Office: 4/1-428 Schedule
(finals week Sp18 schedule)

Professor, teaching Organic Chemistry lecture and laboratory classes.
In addition to authoring an introductory organic synthesis textbook (2nd edition). I have developed online lab tutorials, Blackboard online prelab quizzes, organic chemistry "clicker" questions (zip files), and online organic chemistry lectures for Educator.com. As you can probably tell, I am a strong proponent for using technology to support student success, and I have created a repository of active learning resources for Organic Chemistry, called LOCAL. I am also Cal Poly Pomona's Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) administrator, I served as a peer reviewer for MERLOT, and I enjoy giving chemistry career presentations. Please visit my YouTube channel ChemistryConnected!

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Interests & Activities

I earned my Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at UCLA in 1996 and my B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, in 1991. I have been teaching at Cal Poly Pomona since 1996.

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, writing questions for Classroom Response Systems ("Clickers"), 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 family. 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!

Publications & Presentations (research projects | curriculum vitae) Teaching & Learning Resources

"Technology-Infused Teaching for Better Engagement & Student Success" Starkey, L. S. Cal Poly Pomona Wall of COOL talk, March 2018 PowerPoint and handout

"Hi-Tech and No-Tech Tools for Engagement & Student Success" Research-Based Course Redesign Institute, Cal Poly Pomona, August 2017 PowerPoint and handout and references

Cal Poly Pomona PolyTeach, April 2017
"Technology-Infused Organic Chemistry: Course-Redesign with Technology (CSU-CRT)" poster
"Mind-tricks for Mastery: Redesigning an Organic Chemistry Course by Focusing on Productive Persistence (a Non-Technology CSU-CRT project)" poster and references

"Technology-Infused Teaching for Engagement & Student Success" Starkey, L. S.Wiley EdTech Forum, March 2017 PowerPoint and handout (pdf, PowerPoint), (Wiley EdTech, February 2016: Exam Wrapper and Grade-Predicting Clicker Question /ChemDraw)

"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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