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Dr. Melanie Cooper

Melanie Cooper Lappan Phillips Chair, Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Michigan State University
578 S. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824-1322
Website: Melanie Cooper, Ph.D.


Ph.D., University of Manchester, England, 1978
MS, University of Manchester, England, 1976
BS, University of Manchester, England, 1975

Recent Publications

  • Chemistry Education Research–From Personal Empiricism to Evidence, Theory, and Informed Practice, Cooper, M. M.; Stowe, R. L., Chemical Reviews 2018, DOI: acs.chemrev.8b00020 (ACS Editors’ Choice).
  • Energy Connections and Misconnections across Chemistry and Biology, Kohn, K. P.; Underwood, S. M.; Underwood, S. M. Cooper, M. M., CBE—Life Sci. Educ. 2018, 17 (1), ar3.
  • Adapting Assessment Tasks To Support Three-Dimensional Learning, Underwood, S. M.; Posey, L. A.; Herrington, D. G.; Carmel, J. H.; Cooper, M. M., J. Chem. Educ. 2018, 95 (2), 207–217. (ACS Editors' Choice).
  • Practicing What We Preach: Assessing “Critical Thinking” in Organic Chemistry, Stowe, R. L.; Cooper, M. M., J. Chem. Educ. 2017, 94 (12), 1852–1859.