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Lois Krause

Lois KrauseSenior Lecturer Emeritus

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Minor in Experimental Statistics, Clemson University, 1996
M.A.T. Teaching, Secondary Science, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1994
Stevens Institute of Technology, graduate courses in Materials Science through partnership with Bell Laboratories; 1980-1984
B.S. Chemistry and Physics, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1980

Classes | Publications | Awards | Grants | Service

Faculty Overview

Dr Krause’s career in pure and applied research in industry began with high polymer synthesis, then polymeric resist materials for computer chips and eventually pushing the envelope in ultra fine line electron beam lithography in semiconductor processing. Dr. Krause was instrumental in formulating and implementing the first Statistical Process Control methodologies as applied to semiconductor manufacturing in the US in the early 1980’s. She retired from industry to teach full time in 1992 after several years of substitute teaching in between consulting assignments.

Dr. Krause's current major teaching and research interests are in individual differences in how people learn, think and make decisions. With her unique background in both research sciences and instructional design, she teaches introductory level courses in physical and earth sciences for education majors and others who prefer a “Scientific Literacy” approach to the lab science requirement.

PH SC 108, Introduction to Physical Sciences includes content coverage of Chemistry and Physics, with an emphasis on understanding the implications of developments in these sciences in everyday life. In addition to traditional instruction in content, students investigate current news stories and controversial topics for relevance and accuracy, learning to be critical consumers of news and discerning readers. Lab is required during the same semester.

PH SC 107, Introduction of Earth Sciences includes coverage of Geology and Astronomy, with additional topics in Meteorology and Oceanography. Again, in addition to traditional instruction in content, students read, research and debate current issues in the content area with an emphasis on discerning reality and facts from misinformation. Lab is required during the same semester.

Class Information

Dr. Krause is not teaching classes at this time.

Selected Publications (since 1994)

Krause, L.B., Making Science Fun: Earth Sciences for Educators, electronic textbook, Kendall Hunt, 2008

Krause, L.B., Making Science Fun: Physical Sciences for Educators, electronic textbook, Kendall Hunt, 2008

Website: enables application of research around the world. Linked by major universities worldwide.

Krause, L. B. How We Learn and Why We Don’t: Student Survival Guide, Fourth Edition, August 2003, Thomson Learning, Publishers, ISBN 0-759-32734-3 (has sold over 75,000 copies to date, all editions.)

Distance Education Teleconference, Fall 2002. Meeting Students’ Individual Learning Needs with Distance Education.

Krause, L. B. How We Learn and Why We Don’t: Student Survival Guide, Third Edition, Thomson Learning, Publishers, August, 2002 ISBN 0-7593-1045-9

Interview on Northeast Public Radio, the “Best of Our Knowledge” with Glenn Busby,, various play dates. Summer and Fall, 2002, broadcast over NPR throughout the USA.

National Academic Advisors Conference, keynote speaker, Old Dominion University, VA, May 23, 2002, televised worldwide to interested institutions. Using the Cognitive Profile Model to Enhance Advising of College Students.

Krause, L.B. On line Tests and Exams for Pre-Service Teachers, Clemson Kappan, Fall 2000.

ABSEL conference, March, 2000, Savannah, GA: How We Learn and Why We Don’t: The Cognitive Profile Model: A Workshop in Teaching to Reach Your Students; Published in Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, pp 179-181, vol. 27, 2000.

Krause, L. B. How We Learn and Why We Don’t: Student Survival Guide, 2 Ed., Thomson Learning, Publishers, March, 2000 ISBN 0324-03574-8

Krause, L. B. How We Learn and Why We Don’t: Student Survival Guide, International Thomson Publishers, 1999 ISBN 0324-011970

Journal of Chemical Education: textbook/instructional media reviewer (appointed January 1997) Two reviews published Vol. 74, No. 11, November 1997

Workshops and Seminars on Student Centered Instruction presented to the faculty at Gainesville College, Gainesville, GA, 2/98, at Manchester College, Manchester, Indiana, 4/97; at the Mensa Regional Gathering, Greenville, SC, 5/97; at DeKalb College, Atlanta, GA, May 7 & 8, 1998.

Graduate Course: Student Centered Instruction, designed course, produced all materials, and taught as full year faculty in service at two SC high schools, 1995-96, and 1996-97.

Workshop in Learning Styles and Teaching Critical Thinking: presented at the Biennial Conference of Chemical Educators, held at Clemson University, Clemson SC, August 1996 full day workshop for chemical educators, presented twice due to overflow enrollment.

Krause, L. B. Variety is the Spice of Teaching presented at the Biennial Conference of Chemical Educators, Clemson Univ., Clemson SC, August 1996

Editor, The Clemson Kappan, 1996-2000 (Vol. 13 - 15)

Krause, L. B. Learning Styles in General Chemistry Students presented at ChemEd ‘95 conference, August 10, 1995. Preliminary results of research in progress at Clemson University.

Awards & Honors

Daughters of Liberty Medal, (National Award) Sons of the American Revolution (2010), Grand Cross of Color, International Order of Rainbow for Girls, (2010), Faculty Fellow, DCIT, 2005-2006; Voted “Best Lecturer” by Clemson Students, Fall, 2003, “The Tiger” student newspaper; Elected Fellow, Society of Antiquaries (Scotland) 2001; Faculty Fellow, OTEI, 1998-2000, Member of Mensa. Member of Phi Delta Kappa, professional fraternity of educators, The Clemson Kappan, refereed journal in education, Editorial Board, 2000-2004, editor 1995-2000. Member of Alpha Epsilon Lambda, honor society of graduate and professional students. Peter Sammartino Scholarship award winner, 1993. Nominated for (NJ) governor’s award for excellence in teaching, 1992-93. Member Phi Omega Epsilon (undergraduate honor society), Listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Education, Who’s Who of the World, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who of the South and Southwest, Who’s Who of the Northeast, Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders of America.

Grant Projects

Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU) “Parks as Classrooms Curriculum Guide for Cowpens National Battlefield” Purpose: to map in detail the geology of the Cowpens National Battlefield Park and vicinity, determine the influence of geology on historical and environmental perspectives, and produce relevant interpretative map(s) and a number of educational geological activities to enhance the Parks as Classrooms Curriculum Guide for Cowpens National Battlefield Park. 2004-2006, co-operative with Dr. Irene B. Boland, Department of Chemistry, Physics and Geology, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733

Additional Service to the University

Advisor to Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, 2005 to 2008.

Faculty Fellow in Distance Education Technology, Division of Computing and Information Technology, 2005-2006;

Faculty Fellow, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, 1998-2000.

Service Learning Collaborative, 1996-2004