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Minory Nammouz

Minory NammouzPrincipal Lecturer
437 Brackett
Clemson, SC 29634
864.656.5014
864.656.1041 FAX
E-mail: mnammou@clemson.edu

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on science education, 2005, Clemson University
M.Ed. Secondary Science Education, 2002, Clemson University
B.A. Chemistry, 1998, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

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Faculty Overview

Dr. Nammouz’s research and teaching interests relate to studying how students learn and applying research-based teaching methodologies to develop introductory science courses for nonscience majors. Dr. Nammouz developed and implemented a series of science classes for nonscience majors that reinforced the interconnection among scientific concepts. Her introductory courses range from physical sciences to environmental science and sustainability. Her main pedagogical goal is to incorporate global learning into college classes through virtual exchange models to assist students in seeing the connections between their studies and the world outside the classroom. Dr. Nammouz served as a Global Learning Institute Faculty Fellow to support the Clemson University International Virtual Exchange -IVE- initiatives. She is also one of a group of EEES faculty who teach Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP 2000).

Class Information

For current syllabi, please search the Clemson University Syllabus Repository.

PH SC 1170 - Introduction to Chemistry and Earth Sciences for Elementary Education Majors
PH SC 1180 – Introduction to Physics Astronomy and Earth Sciences for Elementary Education Majors
PH SC 1070 – Introduction to Earth Sciences
PH SC 1080 – Introduction to Physical Sciences
EN SP 2010 – Introduction to Environmental Science and Policy for Elementary Education Majors
EN SP 2000 – Introduction to Environmental Science and Policy

Selected Publications & Presentations

Cooper M. M., Cox C., Nammouz M., Case E., 2008. An assessment of the effect of collaborative groups on students’ problem-solving strategies and abilities. Journal of Chemical Education. 85, 866-871.

Cooper M. M., Stevens R. H., Cox C., Nammouz M., Case E., 2004. Probabilities and Predictions: Modeling the development of scientific competence, proceedings of the 228th ACS National Meeting. Presented at the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, 2004.

Cox C., Cooper M.M., Nammouz M., Stevens R.H. Study on the effectiveness of interventions to improve problem solving ability in general chemistry students, proceedings of the 231st ACS National Meeting. Presented at the ACS National Meeting in Georgia, 2006.

Nammouz M., 2005. A study of the effects that grouping laboratory partners based on logical thinking abilities have on their problem solving strategies in a general chemistry course, Doctoral Dissertation.