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John S. Hutchinson
Professor
Dean of Undergraduates and Professor of Chemistry
 
e-mail:jshutch@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. (1981) University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • B.S. (1977) University of Texas, Austin, TX
 
Primary Department
   Department of Chemistry
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Rice Quantum Institute
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    Websites
     Case Studies in Chemistry
     Innovation and Education in Chemical Education
     
    Research Areas
     Theoretical Chemical Physics; Chemical Education
     

    JSH Research Statement 2011

     

    Chemical education research; Innovation in chemical education pedagogy, High school science teacher professional development

     
    Teaching Areas
     General Chemistry
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Carrie Obenland Owens, Alice Chow, John S. Hutchinson and Carolyn A. Nichol, "Impact Study of Secondary Science Professional Development", Journal of Science Teacher Education, submitted.

     
     

    John S. Hutchinson, “The varied and vital roles of Faculty in residential college life,” in The Collegiate Way, Sense, ed. H.M. Evans and T. P. Burt, submitted.

     
     

    John S. Hutchinson and  Carrie A. Obenland, “Scholarship of Teaching: Online courses as a means of publishing innovations,” in  Online chemistry education and the effect on the on campus classroom, American Chemical Society, ed. Pia Sorensen, submitted.

     
     

    Carolyn A. Nichol, Amber Szymczyk, and John S Hutchinson, “Data First: Building Scientific Reasoning in AP Chemistry via the Concept Development Study Approach,” Journal of Chemical Education, 91, 1318 (2014).

     
     

    Carrie A. Obenland, Kristi Kincaid, and John S. Hutchinson, “A General Chemistry Laboratory Course Designed for Student Discussion”, Journal of Chemical Education, 91, 1446 (2014).

     
     

    C. A. Oberland, K. Kincaid, and J. S. Hutchinson "A General Chemistry Laboratory Course Designed for Student Discussion." J. Chem. Educ. (2013) Submitted

     
     

    C. A.Oberland, A. H. Munson, and J. S. Hutchinson "Silent and Vocal Students in a Large Active Learning Chemistry Classroom: Comparison of Performance and Motivational Factors." Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 14 (2013) : 73.

     
     

    C. A. Obenland, A. H. Munson, and J. S. Hutchinson "Silent Students' Participation in a Large Active Learning Science Classroom." Journal of College Science Teaching, 40 (2012) : 92.

     
     

    C. A. Cloonan, C. A. Nichol, and J. S. Hutchinson "Understanding Chemical Reaction Kinetics and Equilibrium with Interlocking Building Blocks." J. Chem. Educ., 88 (2011) : 1400.

     
     

    C. Cloonan and J. S. Hutchinson "A Chemistry Concept Reasoning Test." Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 12 (2011) : 205.

     
     

    C. Cloonan, J. Andrew, C. A. Nichol, and J. S. Hutchinson "A Simple System for Observing Dynamic Phase Equilibrium via an Inquiry-Based Laboratory or Demonstration." J. Chem. Educ., 88 (2011) : 975.

     
     

    Carrie A. Cloonan, Carolyn A. Nichol, and John S. Hutchinson "Understanding Chemical Reaction Kinetics and Equilibrium with LEGOŽ Building Blocks." J. Chem. Educ., 88 (2011) : 1400-1403.

     
     

    Carrie Cloonan and John S. Hutchinson "A Chemistry Concept Reasoning Test." Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 12 (2011) : 205.

     
     

    Carolyn A. Nichol and John S. Hutchinson "Professional Development for Teachers in Nanotechnology using Distance Learning Technologies." J. Nano Educ., 2 (2010) : 37-47.

     
     

    Carrie Cloonan, Julie Andrew, Carolyn A. Nichol, and John S. Hutchinson "A Simple System for Observing Dynamic Phase Equilibrium via an Inquiry-Based Laboratory or Demonstration." J. Chem. Educ., 88 (2011) : 975-978.Submitted

     
     

    Susan D. Wiediger and Hutchinson, J. S. "The Significance of Accurate Student Self-Assessment in Understanding of Chemical Concepts." Journal of Chemical Education, 79 (2002) : 120-124.

     
     

    Karin R. Wright and John S. Hutchinson "Oscillator Phase and the reaction dynamics of HN3: A model for correlated motion." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 1 (1999) : 1299-1309.

     
     Articles
     

    Wiediger, S., Hutchinson, J. "Evaluating using Case Studies in Concept Development in Multiple Contexts."  (2002)

     
     Books
     

    John S Hutchinson "Concept Development Studies in Chemistry."  (2007)

     
     

    John S. Hutchinson "Case Studies in Chemistry, 4th Ed.." 

     
     Other
     

    John S. Hutchinson "Teaching Introductory Chemistry using Concept Development Case Studies: Interactive and Inductive Learning." University Chemistry Education, 4 (2000) : 3-7.

     
    Presentations
     Invited Talks
     

    “Faculty Involvement in Residential Colleges,” The Collegiate Way 2014 Conference, Durham University, Durham U.K., November 2014.

     
     

    "The Concept Development Study Approach," De Lange Conference on Teaching in the University of Tomorrow, Rice University, Houston, TX, October 2014. 

     
     

    "A Study of Silent versus Vocal Students in the Context of a Constructivist, Active-Learning Introductory Chemistry Course." 4th International Conference on Realistic Mathematics Education, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. (September, 2013) With A. H. Munson

     
     

    "Silent students in large active learning general chemistry classrooms." 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Anaheim, California. (March, 2011) With C. Cloonan

     
     

    "Commencement Address." Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas. (December, 2010)

     
     

    "Commencement Address." St. Stephens Episcopal High School, Houston, Texas. (May 2010)

     
     

    "First phase of a longitudinal mixed-methods study of general chemistry laboratory ." 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, Texas. (August, 2010) With C. Cloonan

     
     

    "Scaling Up Teacher Professional Development Using Videoconferencing Technology with a Focus on Student Centered Pedagogy." 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, California. (March, 2010) With C. Nichol and C. Cloonan

     
     

    "The Concept Development Study Approach to Chemistry: An Overview and An Illustration ." Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, Houston, Texas. (November, 2010) With A. Szymczyk

     
     

    "The Concept Development Study Approach to Chemistry: Experiences with Undergraduates, Teachers, and High School Students ." Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado. (March, 2010)

     
     

    "Active Learning about Active Learning: Interactive Teacher Educatioan with Distance Learning." Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Education Research and Practice, Waterville, Maine. With C. Nichol

     
     

    "Bringing Current Nanoscience Research into the Classroom Via Virtual Laboratory Tours and Video Interviews." National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah. (March) With C. Nichol

     
     

    "Teacher Professional Education: Active Learning at a Distance." Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. (August)

     
     

    "Teaching Introductory Chemistry through Concept Development Studies." Annual Conference of the Two-Year College Chemistry Teachers, San Antonio, Texas. (November 2006)

     
     

    "Teaching Introductory Chemistry through Concept Development Studies." Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Houston, Texas. (October 2006)

     
     

    "Teaching Introductory Chemistry through Concept Development Studies." Conference of the Texas Association of Community College Teachers, Houston, Texas. (February 2006)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Graduation Address." College of Engineering and Applied Science Graduation Recongnition Ceremony, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado. (December 2004)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Teaching Introductory Chemistry through Concept Development Studies." Workshop on Teaching Strategies, Univ. of California, Merced, CA. (June 2004)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Teaching Introductory Chemistry through Concept Development Studies." Texas Regional Colaboratives for Excellence in Science Teaching, Univ. of Texas, Austin TX. (June 2004)

     
     

    presenter.  "Teaching Introductory Chemistry through Concept Development Studies." Strategies for Success Workshop, University of Houston. (March 29, 2003) With Susan D. Wiediger

     
     

    "A Comparison of Experiences at Two Universities With the Concept Development Case Study Approach to General Chemistry." Gordon Research Conference on Innovations in Teaching College Chemistry, New London, CT. (June, 2002) With Susan D. Wiediger

     
     Keynote Speaker
     

    "The Concept Development Study Approach to Chemistry: Applying what Science Education Research Tells us about Teaching and Learning." Meeting of the Affiliated Chemistry Teachers of Texas, Houston, Texas. (November, 2010)

     
     

    "Active Learning about Active Learning." ATLAS Institute Workshop, University of Colorado. (August 18, 2008)

     
     Lectures
     

    "Do Silent Students Benefit from an Active Learning Classroom?." Department of Mathematics, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington. (February, 2013) With A. H. Munson

     
     Other
     

    "Diversity in Learning Styles and New Approaches in Teaching of Science." Rice University Families Weekend Lecture Series, Houston, Texas. (October 2001) With Susan D. Wiediger

     
     

    "Teaching Chemistry as a Context for Inductive and Scientific Reasoning: The Case Studies in Concepts Approach." Faculty Teaching Excellence Program, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. (February 2001) With Susan D. Wiediger

     
     

    "Teaching Chemistry as a Context for Inductive and Scientific Reasoning: The Case Studies in Concepts Approach." Center for Science, Math, and Technology Education, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado. (October 2001) With Susan D. Wiediger

     
     

    "Teaching Chemistry by Inductive Reasoning: The Case Studies in Concepts Approach." 20th Annual High School University Chemistry Teachers' Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. (November 2001)

     
     

    "Teaching Inductive Reasoning in Chemistry: Pre-test Post-Test Analysis of Effectiveness." Gordon Research Conference on Innovations in College Chemistry Teaching, Ventura, California. (January 2001) With Susan D. Wiediger

     
     

    "The Case Studies in Concepts Approach: Teaching Chemistry as a Context for Inductive and Scientific Reasoning." Department of Chemistry University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado. (November 2001) With Susan D. Wiediger

     
     

    "Teaching Critical Thinking and Content at the Same Time: General Chemistry at Rice." Rice Graduate Student Association Teaching Workshop, Rice University. (April 2000)

     
     

    "Teaching Inductive Reasoning using Case Studies in Chemical Concepts." Symposium on General Chemistry in the 21st Century, American Chemical Society Conference, San Francisco, California. (March 2000)

     
     

    "Teaching Inductive Reasoning using Case Studies in Chemical Concepts ." Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. (November 30, 2000)

     
     

    "Interactive Teaching via Case Studies in Chemical Concepts." Gordon Research Conference on Innovations in College Chemistry Teaching, New London, CT. (June 1999) With Susan D. Wiediger

     
     

    "Interactive Teaching via Case Studies in Chemical Concepts: Assessment of Effectivness." Gordon Research Conference on Innovations in Teaching College Chemistry, New London, CT. (June 1999) With Susan D. Wiediger

     
     

    "Case Studies and the Socratic Method." Workshop of the Center for the Study of Science and Technology, Rice University. (November 1998) With Susan Wiediger

     
     

    "Interactive Teaching via the Case Study Method." High School AP Chemistry Teachers Workshop, Rice University. (July 1998)

     
     

    "Interactive Teaching via the Case Study Method." Rice University Alumni College, Rice University. (March 1998)

     
     

    "Studying the Teaching of Chemistry: What we Teach and What They Learn." Rice University Families Weekend, Rice University. (October 1998) With Susan Wiediger

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    "Socratic Teaching in General Chemistry." Discipline Based Education Research Seminar, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. (February)

     
     

    "The Concept Development Approach to Teaching General Chemistry." Department of Physics Education Research Seminar, University of Colorado. (November 13, 2008)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, J. Nano Educ. (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Nano Education. American Scientific Publishers. (2009 - 2009)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Carrie Cloonan, Ph.D. Incorporation of Conceptual Understanding of Chemistry in Assessments, Undergraduate General Chemistry Classrooms and Laboratories, and High School Classrooms. (Thesis Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Rice Nominee for CASE Professor of the Year Award, CASE

     Rice Student Association Outstanding Mentor Recognition Award, (May 2011)

     George R. Brown Certificate of Highest Merit, Rice University (May 2007)

     George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, Rice University (May 2006)

     George R. Brown Award for Teaching Excellence, Rice University (5/1/04)

     Visiting Professor of Chemistry, University of Colorado (Fall 2001)

     Visiting Associate, Committee on Professional Training, American Chemical Society (2000)

     Scientific Advisory Board, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (1/1/99 - 5/31/99)