UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Schneider, Jamie
Jamie-Schneider

Jamie Schneider

Associate Professor

Chemistry
Office: 215 Centennial Science Hall
Phone: 715-425-3339

Email: jamie.schneider@uwrf.edu

Education:

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Bioinorganic and Organic Chemistry, 1999 Graduate Advisor: William B. Tolman

Certificate of Completion, University of Minnesota, Preparing Future Faculty, 1998

B.S. Winona State University, Chemistry, 1994

Courses Taught:

Courses that I teach on a regular basis at UWRF:

Chemistry 121: General Chemistry I

Courses that I have taught:

Liberal Arts Chemistry; Preparatory Chemistry; General, Organic, Biochemistry; General Chemistry II; Organic Chemistry Survey; Organic Chemistry I & II; Guided Study in Teaching Chemistry; Investigative Science I, II & III for Elementary Education Majors; Chemical Information; and Introduction to Higher Education.

Research Interests:

My scholarship is in the area of chemical education. I currently have two chemical education research projects.

The first project focuses on general chemistry curricular reform and its affect on students as learners of chemistry. The second project involves studying the perceived and perhaps real learning gains from using the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) for multiple-choice exams in chemistry. This project is currently funded by a 2012-15 Collaborative Type I Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant (DUE 1140914). Along with these chemical education research projects, I am also very involved with Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects related to development and assessment of Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning activities that help student make connections between particulate, symbolic/mathematical, and macroscopic representations.

I am also very involved with university initiatives aimed at improving graduation rates of STEM majors at UWRF. In support of these efforts, I serve as the Co-PI on a 2013-2017 NSF Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) Grant (DUE-1317149). In addition, I have been actively involved with in-service K-12 teachers and college faculty presenting multiple workshops on using inquiry based teaching approaches in the sciences.

Publications:


  • Warfa, A.; Roehrig, G.; Schneider, J.; Nyachwaya, J. “Collaborative discourse and the modeling of solution chemistry with magnetic 3D physical models – impact and characterization” Chemistry Education: Research and Practice, 2014, advance article.
  • Warfa, A., Roehrig, G., Schneider, J.L., Nyachwaya, J., “The Role of Teacher-Initiated Discourses in Students’ Development of Representational Fluency in Chemistry” Journal of Chemical Education, 2014, 91, 784-792.
  • Nyachwaya, J. M.; Mahamed, A. R.; Roehrig, G. H.; Schneider, J. L. “'College chemistry students’ use of memorized algorithms in chemical reactions” Chemistry Education: Research and Practice, 2014,15, 81-93.
  • Nyachwaya, J. M.; Mahamed, A. R.; Roehrig, G. H.; Wood, N. B.; Kern, A. L.; Schneider, J. L. “The Development of an Open-ended Drawing Tool: An Alternative Diagnostic Tool for Assessing Students’ Understanding of the Particulate Nature of Matter” Chemistry Education: Research and Practice 2011, 12, 121-132.
  • Nyachwaya, J. M.; Mahamed, A. R.; Roehrig, G. H.; Wood, N. B.; Kern, A. L.; Schneider, J. L. “College Students’ Conceptual Understanding of the Particulate Nature of Mater” conference paper presented at the Association for Science Teacher Education 2011 International Conference.
  • Nyachwaya, J. M.; Mahamed, A. R.; Roehrig, G. H.; Wood, N. B.; Kern, A. L.; Schneider, J. L. “College Students' Understanding of the Particulate Nature of Matter Across Reaction Types” conference paper to presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching 2011 International Conference.
  • Schneider, J. L. Experiment 10: The Gas Laws. In Experiments in First Semester General Chemistry, 15th Ed., Chemistry Department, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, Cengage Learning: Mason, OH, 2008; pp 69-76
  • Andrew D. Ferstl, Jamie L. Schneider, “Film Canister Science” Science Teacher 2007, 74, 46-50.