Barbara Reisner


Professor, Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
Year Started at JMU: 2000
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Research Description

Dr. Reisner’s interests range from inorganic materials synthesis and characterization to chemistry education research. With the Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists (IONiC), she studies how changes in the classroom affect student learning, interest, and motivation. She is particularly interested in translating chemistry education research into practice. Current projects in her lab include studying classroom practices, understanding student conceptions of molecular and solid state bonding, and methods development for hybrid inorganic-organic materials synthesis.

Related Scholarship
  • Hybrid inorganic-organic frameworks derived from azoles
  • Solution-based routes to new materials
  • Laboratory development for the undergraduate curriculum
  • Understanding the role that faculty practice plays on student learning
  • PhD in Chemistry, 1998, University of California, Berkeley
  • AB in Chemistry, 1993, Princeton University
Select Publications
  • Reisner, B. A.; Pate, C. L.; Kinkaid, M. M.; Pratt, J. P.; Stewart, J. L.; Raker, J. R.; Bentley, A. K.; Lin, S.; Smith, S. R. I’ve been given COPUS (teaching observation) data on my chemistry class… Now what? J. Chem. Educ. in press. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b01066
  • Campbell, C. J.; Muetterties, A. T.; Chan, B. C.; Reisner, B. A. New polymorphs of the hydrotris(1,2,4-triazolyl)borate complexes with M2+ cations (M = Fe, Co, Ni, Zn), Inorg. Chim. Acta. 2018, 473, 275-281. DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2018.01.001
  • Stewart, J. L.; Bentley, A.; Johnson, A.; Nataro, C.; Reisner, B. A.; Watson, L. Teaching from the primary inorganic literature: Lessons from Richard Andersen. Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 13755-13760. DOI: 10.1039/C8DT02669F

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