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John Cramer Ph.D.
Joined Seton Hill
1986
Contact Info
jcramer@setonhill.edu

I teach primarily organic chemistry and biochemistry. I have a special interest in developing laboratory experiments which involve discovery-based learning.

Education

  • A.B., Chemistry, Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Ohio University (Athens, OH)

Publications

  • NMR Spectroscopy in the Undergraduate Curriculum; Soulsby, D., Anna, L., and Wallner, A., Eds; ACS Symposium Series 1128; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2013, 57-68.

Organizations

  • Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh
  • Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh
  • ACS Division of Chemical Education
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

Presentations

  • Incorporation of NMR Spectroscopy in the Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory Course as an Effective Means for Promoting Student Active Learning; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; San Francisco, California; April 2017.
  • Using NMR Spectroscopy as an Effective Tool for Promoting Active Learning in the Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory Course; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; San Diego, California; March 2016.
  • Active Learning Strategies in Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory Courses; Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers Meeting, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania; October 2015.
  • Active Learning Strategies in Introductory Organic Laboratory Courses; ACS Central Regional Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; October 2014
  • Using NMR to Teach Reaction Kinetics in Undergraduate Organic Laboratory Courses; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; Dallas, Texas; March 2014.
  • NMR as an Effective and Convenient Tool for Teaching Reaction Kinetics in Undergraduate Organic Laboratory Courses; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; New Orleans, Louisiana; April, 2013.
  • NMR as an Effective Tool for Teaching Experimental Design in the Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory Course; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; San Diego, California; March, 2012.
  • Multi-week Exercises in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory Course: An Effective Means for Enhancing Student Experimental Competency; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; Anaheim, California; March, 2011.
  • NMR Spectroscopy as an Integral Component of the Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory Course; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; San Francisco, California; March, 2010.
  • Strategies for Promoting Active Learning in the Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory Course; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; Salt Lake City, Utah; March, 2009.
  • Guided-inquiry Exercises in the Beginning Organic Laboratory Course to Promote Student Comprehension of the Molecular World; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; Boston, Massachusetts; August, 2007.
  • Enhancing Student Appreciation for Chemical Change at the Molecular Level in the Beginning Organic Laboratory Course; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; Atlanta, Georgia; March, 2006.
  • Encouraging Students to Think at the Molecular Level in the Beginning Organic Laboratory Course; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; San Diego, California; March, 2005.
  • Enzyme Kinetics by Automated Digital Polarimetry: A Convenient Protocol for Introducing Undergraduates to Michaelis-Menten Enzymes; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; Anaheim, California; April, 2004.
  • Characterization of Limonene Isolated from Orange Peels: An Effective Method for Introducing Undergraduates to Organic Laboratory Techniques; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; Orlando, Florida; April, 2002.
  • An Integrated Sequence of Penny-Based Experiments for the Introductory Non-Science Major's Laboratory Course; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; Anaheim, California; March, 1999.
  • Molecular Modeling Exercises in Introductory Organic and Biochemistry Courses for Science and Non-Science Majors; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; San Francisco, California; April, 1997.
  • Student Poster Assignments: An Effective Method for Enhancing the Integration of concepts and Development of Communication Skills; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; Anaheim, California; April, 1995.
  • Incorporation of Advanced Methods in Allied Health Laboratory Courses: Affirming Non-Science Majors; ACS National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education; Washington; August, 1994.