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Dr. Bridget G. Trogden

Bridget TrogdenAssociate Professor, Department of Engineering & Science Education
Associate Dean for Engagement & General Education, Division of Undergraduate Studies
Office: 101 Vickery Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3022
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B.A., Chemistry, 2000 – Transylvania University
Ph.D., Chemistry, 2005 – University of Illinois

Research and Teaching Interests:

As a researcher, I study pedagogical interventions that lead to improved student learning and success in STEM and gateway courses.

  • I have published on the use of the flipped classroom and the impacts of intentionally metacognitive activities with students.
  • I study how high-impact educational practices such as undergraduate research, service-learning, and global learning contribute to holistic student development and how we can improve equity and inclusion for students to participate.
  • I seek out ways to advance curricula (STEM and non-STEM) through intentional strategies to improve success of all students.

I enjoy leading workshops and group deliberative processes toward these topics with the aim of continuous improvement in higher education.

During my faculy career, I have taught an array of courses in the chemistry and biochemistry discipline, in Honors curricula, and in the liberal arts first-year seminar and composition. I teach classes for the Department of Engineering & Science Education to prepare future STEM professors for success in higher education.

Selected Publications:

Trogden, Bridget G.; Mazer, Joseph P. “From Cornerstone to Capstone: Perspectives on Improving Student Communication Skills through Intentional Curricular Alignment.” In R. Singiser, G. Crawford, K. Kloepper, J. Meyers (Eds.), Communication in Chemistry. ACS Symposium Series. 2019. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2019-1327.ch003

Trogden, Bridget G.; Royal, Jennifer Ellis. “Using Exam Wrappers in Chemistry and Mathematics Coursework to Encourage Student Metacognition.” Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. 2019, 30(3). 

**Stephan, Abigail T.; Whisler, Laurel; Stephan, Elizabeth Anne; Trogden, Bridget G. “Using Exam Wrappers in a Self-Directed First-Year Learning Strategies Course.” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, Orlando, FL. 2019.

Trogden, Bridget G.; Gratz, Amy E.; Timms, Geoffrey P. "Learning through Two Lenses: An Analysis of Chemistry Students’ Information Literacy Skills.” In Integrating Information Literacy Into the Chemistry Curriculum.  ACS Symposium Series.  2016. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2016-1232.ch010

Trogden, Bridget G.  “Reclaiming face time: How an organic chemistry flipped classroom provided access to increased guided engagement.”  J. Chem. Educ., 2015, 92(9). and ConfChem.  May/June 2014.

Trogden, Bridget G.  “The view from a flipped classroom: Improved student success and subject mastery in organic chemistry.”  in Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience.  IGI Global, Hershey, PA.  2014.

Kiefer, Adam M.; Bucholtz, Kevin M.; Goode, David R.; Hugdahl, Jeffrey D.; Trogden, Bridget G. “Undesired synthetic outcomes during a project-based organic chemistry laboratory experience.”  J. Chem. Educ.  2012, 89 (5), pp 685. DOI:

*Corcoran, K. Blake; Rood, Brian E.; Trogden, Bridget G.  “Chemical remediation of nickel (II) waste: A green chemistry laboratory experiment for general chemistry students.”  J. Chem. Educ. 2011, 88, 192.  (Note: This experiment is also utilized in The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017. Wiley, San Francisco, CA. 2016.)

Trogden, Bridget G.; Kim, Sung Hoon; *Lee, Shuyi; Katzenellenbogen, John A.  “Tethered indoles as functionalizable ligands for the estrogen receptor.”  Bioorg. and Med. Chem. Lett. 2009, 19(2). 

*Krieg, Brian; Trogden, Bridget G.  “Simulated docking studies between artificial ligands and expressed membrane protein of erythrocytes infected with the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.”  Georgia Journal of Science, 2007, 65(1). 

Ying, Bai-Ping; Trogden, Bridget G.; Kohlman, Daniel T.; Liang, Sidney X.; Xu, Yao-Chang.  Oxidative C-C bond-forming reaction of electron-rich alkylbenzyl ether with trimethylvinyloxysilane.”    Org. Lett. 2004, 6(10).

* denotes undergraduate student co-author/co-presenter

** denotes graduate student co-author/co-presenter

Honors and Awards:

  • Outstanding Research Award, Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching & Learning (2015)
  • Innovations in Teaching Award, Mercer University (2015)
  • Georgia Governor’s Teaching Fellow, Institute for Higher Education at the University of Georgia (2013-2014)
  • Travel Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty, Division of Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society (2009 & 2013)
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society (2010)
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (2010)