Graduate Students

Raymond Kang

Learning Sciences, PhD Cand.
University of Illinois at Chicago 2002 B.S. Biological Sciences; B.A. Philosophy
University of Chicago M.A. 2010 M.A. Social Sciences.

Melanie Snow

Learning Sciences.
Georgia Institute of Technology 2005 B.S. Earth and Atmospheric Science
Georga State University 2008 M.S. Science Education

Hongyang (Jennifer) Zhang

Chemical Education Research, PhD Cand.
University of Edinburgh 2016 M.S. Chemistry.

Laura Zeller

Learning Sciences.
Eastern Illinois University 2016 BS Science Education.

Loredana Huma

Chemistry Education Research, PhD Cand.
Technical Univ of Timisoara 1992 M.S. Chemistry
University of Illinois at Chicago 2006 M.S. Chemistry.

Former Associates and Graduate Students

Wink with PhD students 2017
Mike, Don, Stephanie and Jeong, San Francisco ACS, 2017

Jeong Hwang Choe

PhD Chemistry 2009
Thesis: Different approaches of teaching in chemistry. Membrane targeting mechanism of human sphingosine kinase 1.

Current Position: Advanced Authentic Research Coordinator at Palo Alto Unified School District.

Former Position: Faculty, Illinois Math and Science Academy
Recipient of the 2010 ISTA New Teacher of the Year Award

Stephanie (Cunningham) Ryan

PhD Learning Sciences 2012
Thesis: Student Ratio Use and Understanding of Molarity Concepts Within Solutions Chemistry

Current Position: CEO, Ryan Educational Consulting
Author: Let's Learn about Chemistry: A Chemistry Book about Toddlers (Ordering info coming soon!)

St. Mary's College B.S. 2004 Chemistry (minor in history)
University of Illinois at Chicago M.S. 2007 Chemistry

Mike Dianovsky

PhD Learning Sciences 2012
Thesis: Understanding Teacher Reflection During Planning: A Case Study of High School Chemistry Teachers

Current Position: Director of STEM Education & Outreach Development at StarfireSports, Seattle, WA.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign B.S. 2003 Chemical Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago M.S. 2007 Chemistry

Lianne Schroeder

PhD Learning Sciences 2017
Thesis: Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant Identity Development.

Current Position: Visiting Lecturer, UIC Chemistry.

Sara (Marchlewicz) Lucas

Current Position: Tutor, Sylvan Learning, Pittsburgh PA.
Former Position: Instructor (with tenure), Green River College

University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007, M. S. Chemistry.

Oakland University B.S. 2004 Biochemistry

Carolyn Sehorn

University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010, M.S. Chemistry.

University of Oklahoma 2005, B.S. Chemistry

Project Coordinators

Dean Grosshandler

University of Chicago B.A. 1985 Music; M.S.T. 1992 Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ph.D. 2004 Curriculum and Instruction

Sarah Brennan

Current Position: Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Amandla Charter School