Margaret "Meg" Henderson, Ph.D.

Degrees
Ph.D.
Organic Chemistry
The Institute of Paper Chemistry at Georgia Tech
1986
M.S.
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
The Institute of Paper Chemistry at Georgia Tech
1982
B.A.
Chemistry
Smith College
1980
Introduction

I have been teaching chemistry for over 15 years in total. Courses I have taught include introductory chemistry for non-majors, general chemistry for science majors, organic chemistry for science majors, general, organic, and biochemistry for pre-nursing students and a general chemistry prep class. Particular interests in teaching include developing active learning and group activities to promote understanding of complex concepts, using writing as a way to promote critical thinking and analytical skills and working with students with learning differences.

Prior to teaching, I worked in several industrial labs on a variety of research projects. My early teaching career occur at institutions where research was not possible. I have, however, maintained an interest in carbohydrate chemistry, the use of lignin derivatives as an alternative to petroleum-derived chemicals, and have led small student projects in the areas of organic molecules for dye-sensitized solar cells as well as a variety of environmental analyses. I have an interest in developing some of these topics further in the future.

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