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First Name
David
Last Name
Dawson
Position
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Affiliation
Christian Brothers University
Teaching Interests

I teach Organic only (both lecture and lab.) I have no particular interests in any single part of Organic. I am not a fan of reteaching material from Freshman chemistry at the beginning of Organic. I like showing students how Organic pertains to real life (drugs, freons, distillation, etc.)

Research Interests

1) Making calyculone
2) Chemical Education (trying to figure out how to get Vernier polarimeters to be reproducible.
3) Trying to get making oxalate esters easier for students (and greener.)
4) Using Spartan to show how calculating HOMO, LUMO, electrostatic potential maps is useful.

City
Memphis
State (USA only)
TN
Zip Code (or country if not USA)
38104

History

Member for
2 years 2 months