Tara Decuir Todd
Principal Senior Lecturer
Director of Undergraduate Studies
My focus has been on classroom activities and curriculum development, particularly for general chemistry, though some of the development does extend to chemistry major courses and to the overall STEM curriculum. My aim is to provide an environment that encourages active engagement and learning such that students of all backgrounds can succeed and attain their career goals. My current research includes 1) the use of learning assistants (LAs) in the general chemistry classroom to provide a welcoming and supportive environment, and 2) the use of activities that enhance fundamental understanding of chemical concepts, as well as different platforms, both homework and educational tools, that will assist the student in their overall understanding of the conceptual learning necessary as a foundation for intermediate and upper-level STEM courses.