Dr. Laurie S. Starkey

E-Mail: lsstarkey@cpp.edu
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Organic Chemistry Teaching Resources

Professor at Cal Poly Pomona, teaching Organic Chemistry lecture and laboratory classes.
In addition to authoring an introductory organic synthesis textbook (2nd edition). I have developed online lab animations & tutorials, online prelab quizzes, organic chemistry "clicker" questions, 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 served as a peer reviewer for MERLOT, and I enjoy giving chemistry career presentations. Please visit my YouTube channel ChemistryConnected, see my OrganicERS spotlight, and visit my collection of Video Creation & Teaching resources and COVID-19 Remote-Teaching resources

Course Materials

  • CHM 3140 Organic Chemistry I lecture: homepage and syllabus

  • CHM 3150 Organic Chemistry II lecture: homepage and syllabus

  • CHM 3150L Organic Chemistry II lab: homepage | schedule | syllabus | Spectroscopy (IR/NMR) | lab techniques

  • CHM 4220 Organic Synthesis lecture: homepage and syllabus and textbook

  • CHM 4220L Organic Synthesis lab: syllabus | schedule | lab techniques

  • CHM 424 Organic Analysis lecture: homepage and syllabus

  • CHM 424L Organic Analysis lab: syllabus | schedule | lab techniques

  • Handouts

    NMR, IR, Mass Spec handouts

    Organic Chemistry: What to Expect

    How to Earn an A (...or B)

    Functional Group Summary

    Organic Synthesis handouts

    Resources for Students

    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 Pomona's chemistry club, the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) 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, developing active learning materials, including questions for Classroom Response Systems ("Clickers"). 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. (story and graduation) I also enjoy golfing, going to the movies, camping, kayaking, watching football (I'm a big Dallas Cowboys fan), and all things Star Wars. My biggest hobby is collecting PEZ dispensers!

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

    Chemistry Connected
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    Cal Poly Pomona
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    Chemistry Department
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    Last updated August 2022

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