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Dwaine Eubanks

Dr. Dwaine EubanksProfessor
Chemistry Education

E-mail: dwaineandlucy@bellsouth.net

Research Interests | Publications

Dr. Eubanks earned both the B.S. (1960) and Ph.D. (1963) from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a research chemist for du Pont (1963-67) and subsequently a faculty member at Oklahoma State University (1967-92), where he reached the rank of professor in 1978. He came to Clemson as a professor in 1992. He directed the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education's Examinations Institute from 1988 until 1992. He has served the American Chemical Society in various capacities, including Chair of the ACS Division of Chemical Education, fifteen years as a member of the Council (the ACS governance body), six years as member of the Council Policy Committee, and is Chair-Elect of the Western Carolinas ACS Section for 2003. Eubanks is a co-recipient of a national award for distinguished service to the ACS Division of Chemical Education.

Research Interests

During his tenure as Director of the ACS DivCHED Examinations Institute, his central responsibility was the improvement of the theory and practice of chemistry assessment. These included projects to develop computer-based assessment materials, small-scale laboratory assessment activities and new paradigms for diagnostic tools and end-of-course student evaluation. He has also conducted comparative studies of American chemistry examinations vs. chemistry examinations in other developed countries. Data collected in the course of producing, distributing and analyzing the results of ACS examinations provides a rich resource base for researchers in the United States and abroad.

Changing assessment practices dictate curricular changes in chemistry. Since completing his tenure as Director of ACS Exams, Dr. Eubanks has given his full attention to the improvement of curricular materials for general chemistry. These include ongoing involvement with curriculum projects developed under the auspices of the American Chemical Society, where he currently serves as a member of the project team that is developing a new ACS general chemistry curriculum. Eubanks is also actively investigating instructional strategies and developing curricular materials for teaching chemistry in smart classrooms (where the instructor and every student have on-line computer access during class).

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Publications

Eubanks, I.D., “The Testing Trap,” The New Instructor’s Survival Guide, Bunce, D.M. and C. Muzzi, Eds., Prentice-Hall, 2003 (in press).

Eubanks, I.D. and L.P. Eubanks, Eds., Preparing for Your ACS Examination in Organic Chemistry: The Official Guide, ACS DivCHED Examinations Institute, Clemson, SC, 2002

Eubanks, I.D. and L.P. Eubanks, “Structural Foundations of Educational Systems” in Education for Sustainability, Encyclopedia for Life Support Systems, EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, UK, 2002.

Eubanks, I.D. and L.P. Eubanks, “The Importance of Secondary Education” in Education for Sustainability, Encyclopedia for Life Support Systems, EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, UK, 2002.

Eubanks, L.P. and I.D. Eubanks, Preparing for Your ACS Examination in General Chemistry: The Official Guide, ACS DivCHED Examinations Institute, Clemson, SC, 1998

I.D. Eubanks, L.P. Eubanks, “Assessment in Chemistry–Again a Hot Topic,” Journal of Chemical Education, December 1998.

Eubanks, I.D. and L.P. Eubanks, Laboratory assessment: Using small scale on a large scale. Faseb Journal, 1998. 12(8): p. 75.

Eubanks, I.D. and L.P. Eubanks, “Standardizing Assessments for Assessing Standards,” Chemistry in the National Science Education Standards: A Reader and Resource Manual for High School Teachers, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 1997.

Eubanks, I.D. and L.P. Eubanks, “Chemistry Examinations,” Examining the Examinations; Raizen, S.A. and Britton, E.D., Eds, Kluwer, 1996.

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