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by Brian Ledwell last modified Dec 14, 2021 08:10 AM

Jennifer E. Mihalick, Ph. D.

Professor and Co-Chair, Department of Chemistry
Past Director, UW System Women & Science Program

office hours Fall 2021: M 10:20-11:20, T 3:30-4:30, W 10:20-11:20, Th 1:50-2:50, F 8:00-9:00, or by appointment

Courses Taught:

Chem 101 General, Organic, Biochemistry I
Chem 104 Introduction to the Chemistry of Materials (Quest II)
Chem 105/106 General Chemistry I and II
Chem 360 Special Topics: History of Modern Science in Britain
Chem 370/371 Physical Chemistry I and II

Educational Interests:

Inclusive teaching
E. Winterrowd, J. E. Mihalick, A. Jayne."Promoting Faculty Careers at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions to Female Postdoctoral Scholars through a Visiting Seminar Program.Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering 27, 61-78 (2021).
E. Winterrowd, J. E. Mihalick, T. Brace, M. E. Coleman, A. Lyons, A. Jayne. "Building an 'Old Girls' Network in Academic Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics." Academic Labor Beyond the College Classroom: Working for Our Values. H. Hassel and K. Cole, eds., Routledge: New York, 2019.
J. R. Considine, J. E. Mihalick, Y. R. Mogi-Hein, M. W. Penick-Parks, P. M. Van Auken. "How Do You Achieve Inclusive Excellence in the Classroom?New Directions in Teaching and Learning 151, 171-187 (2017).
J. R. Considine, J. E. Mihalick, Y. R. Mogi-Hein, M. W. Penick-Parks, P. M. Van Auken. “ 'Who am I to bring diversity into the classroom?' Learning communities wrestle with creating inclusive college classrooms." Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 14(4), 18-30 (2014).

chemistry of materials for science literacy

J. E. Mihalick. "Using Examples from Art and Archaeology to Demonstrate the Chemistry of Materials in a General Education Course." Contextualizing Chemistry through Art and Archaeology: Inspiration for Faculty (pp.71-85). ACS Symposium Series, American Chemical Society: Washington DC, 2021.

J. E. Mihalick, K. M. Donnelly.  “Using metals to change the colors of natural dyes.” Journal of Chemical Education 83, 1550-1551 (2006).
J. E. Mihalick, K. M. Donnelly. "Cooking up colors from plants, fabric and metal." Journal of Chemical Education 84, 96A (2007).

University Studies Program  Explore Team, USP Committee
Wisconsin Teaching Scholar
2009-2010 "Student Reflections on Multiple Ways of Learning"
Assessment of Student Learning

'06-'07 Faculty Adviser to Oshkosh Scholar, the undergraduate research journal

Lab Research Interests:

Thermochemistry of formation of weakly bound complexes in solution

Synthesis and characterization of silica composites made with a sol-gel process

Related Publications:
J. E. Mihalick, W. P. Griffiths III*, J. E. Muten*, T. A. Olson*, J. B. Hein*, "Thermochemistry of Binding of Lead (II) and Cadmium (II) by Saccharides in Aqueous Solution." Journal of Solution Chemistry  28, 1025-1036 (1999).
D. L. Parker, J. E. Mihalick, J. L. Plude, M. J. Plude,T. P. Clark*, L. Egan, J. J. Flom*, L.C. Rai, H.D. Kumar, "Sorption of metals by extracellular polymers from the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa  f. flos-aquae  strain C3-40." Journal of Applied Phycology  12, 219-224 (2000).
  * indicates undergraduate student coauthor

Educational Background:

Dreyfus Fellow, Franklin & Marshall College, 1991-1993
Ph. D. in physical chemistry, Stanford University, 1991
A. B. magna cum laude in chemistry, Princeton University, 1985

Professional Organizations:

American Chemical Society (Divisions of Physical Chemistry and Chemical Education)
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society
Project Kaleidoscope's Faculty for the 21st Century


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by Brian Ledwell last modified Dec 14, 2021 08:10 AM