Credentials: Principal Investigator
Sam received B.A. degrees in Chemistry and Music from Washington and Jefferson College, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin (with Judith Burstyn), and performed post-doctoral research in Biophysics (with Jim Penner-Hahn) and Chemistry Education (with Brian Coppola) at the University of Michigan. In 2009, Sam began his independent career at the University of New Hampshire, receiving tenure in 2015. After ten years at New Hampshire, Sam returned to his alma mater to serve on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He presents research and workshops on teaching and learning both nationally and internationally and regularly publishes in The Journal of Chemical Education and Chemistry Education Research and Practice. Sam is also a member of the American Chemical Society, and currently serves on the Society’s Committee on Education and Chemistry Education Research Committee and as the vice-chair of the Graduate Education Advisory Board. Outside of the lab, Sam enjoys music and theatre, cooking extravagant things, and exploring the world.