The Cole group is interested in issues related to how students learn chemistry and how that guides the design of instructional materials and teaching strategies. Much of our research focuses on the impact of teaching strategies on student learning and attitudes. We've also been investigating how to improve the impact of innovative, research-based teaching strategies and instructional materials


The Group's current work focuses on discourse analysis, modes of reasoning and process skills in general chemistry lectures and discussion classrooms and faculty development in lecture and laboratory courses in analytical faculty. Make sure to check our our Research page to learn more!