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John S. Hutchinson

Director of Education, Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology
Dean of Undergraduates and Professor of Chemistry

Chemical education research; Innovation in chemical education pedagogy, High school science teacher professional development


Carrie Obenland Owens, Alice Chow, John S. Hutchinson and Carolyn A. Nichol, "Impact Study of Secondary Science Professional Development", Journal of Science Teacher Education, submitted.

Carrie A. Obenland, Kristi Kincaid, and John S. Hutchinson, “A General Chemistry Laboratory Course Designed for Student Discussion”, Journal of Chemical Education, 91, 1446 (2014).

Carolyn A. Nichol, Amber Szymczyk, and John S Hutchinson, “Data First: Building Scientific Reasoning in AP Chemistry via the Concept Development Study Approach,” Journal of Chemical Education, 91, 1318 (2014).

John S. Hutchinson and  Carrie A. Obenland, “Scholarship of Teaching: Online courses as a means of publishing innovations,” in  Online chemistry education and the effect on the on campus classroom, American Chemical Society, ed. Pia Sorensen, submitted.

John S. Hutchinson, “The varied and vital roles of Faculty in residential college life,” in The Collegiate Way, Sense, ed. H.M. Evans and T. P. Burt, submitted.

C. A. Oberland, K. Kincaid, and J. S. Hutchinson A General Chemistry Laboratory Course Designed for Student Discussion.  J. Chem. Educ. 2013

C. A.Oberland, A. H. Munson, and J. S. Hutchinson Silent and Vocal Students in a Large Active Learning Chemistry Classroom: Comparison of Performance and Motivational Factors.  Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 14 2013: 73

C. A. Obenland, A. H. Munson, and J. S. Hutchinson Silent Students' Participation in a Large Active Learning Science Classroom.  Journal of College Science Teaching, 40 2012: 92

C. Cloonan and J. S. Hutchinson A Chemistry Concept Reasoning Test.  Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 12 2011: 205

C. Cloonan, J. Andrew, C. A. Nichol, and J. S. Hutchinson A Simple System for Observing Dynamic Phase Equilibrium via an Inquiry-Based Laboratory or Demonstration.  J. Chem. Educ., 88 2011: 975

C. A. Cloonan, C. A. Nichol, and J. S. Hutchinson Understanding Chemical Reaction Kinetics and Equilibrium with Interlocking Building Blocks.  J. Chem. Educ., 88 2011: 1400

John S Hutchinson Concept Development Studies in Chemistry.   2007

Wiediger, S., Hutchinson, J. Evaluating using Case Studies in Concept Development in Multiple Contexts.   2002

Susan D. Wiediger and Hutchinson, J. S. The Significance of Accurate Student Self-Assessment in Understanding of Chemical Concepts.  Journal of Chemical Education, 79 2002: 120-124

John S. Hutchinson Teaching Introductory Chemistry using Concept Development Case Studies: Interactive and Inductive Learning.  University Chemistry Education, 4 2000: 3-7

Karin R. Wright and John S. Hutchinson Oscillator Phase and the reaction dynamics of HN3: A model for correlated motion.  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 1 1999: 1299-1309

Case Studies in Chemistry
Innovation and Education in Chemical Education

  • B.S. (1977) University of Texas
  • Ph.D. (1981) University of Texas
  • Rice Quantum Institute
  • Theoretical Chemical Physics; Chemical Education
Email: jshutch@rice.edu
Phone: (713) 348-5366
Office: Dell Butcher Hall, 315