Meet the Cooper Group


Dr. Melanie Cooper, Lappan-Phillips Chair of Science Education

B.S., 1975, Univ. of Manchester, England
M.S., 1976, Univ. of Manchester, England
Ph.D., 1978, Univ. of Manchester, England

Email: mmc@chemistry.msu.edu
Office: Chemistry 216
Office phone: 517-355-9715 x 197

Melanie Cooper holds a joint appointment in the departments of Chemistry, Teacher Education and the CREATE for STEM Institute. Dr. Cooper conducted postdoctoral work in organic chemistry before moving to a focus on chemistry education research. Her current research focus is the development and assessment of evidence-based curricula in order to improve the teaching and learning of chemistry within large-enrollment undergraduate chemistry courses. Read more about her research description in the pdf below.

Research Description (PDF)

Cooper Group Members

Post-doctoral Researchers

Dr. Kinsey Bain

kbain@chemistry.msu.edu

Ph.D. Purdue University, 2017
B.S. Bethel University, 2012

Dr. Erin Duffy

duffy@chemistry.msu.edu

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017
B.S. Syracuse University, 2012

Dr. Ryan Stowe

rstowe@chemistry.msu.edu

Ph.D. The Scripps Research Institute, 2016
B.A. Albion College, 2010

Graduate Students

Olivia Crandell

crande48@chemistry.msu.edu

B.S. Alma College, 2015

Samantha Houchlei

houchle1@chemistry.msu.edu

B.S. Aquinas College, 2016

Oscar Judd, Jr.

juddosca@msu.edu

M.S. Indiana University, 2012
B.S. University of South Carolina, 2006

Chris Minter

minterc1@chemistry.msu.edu

B.S. The College of Saint Scholastica, 2013

Keenan Noyes

noyeskee@msu.edu

B.S. Michigan State University, 2016

Undergraduate Research Assistants

August Jarzambek

Chemistry Major
Michigan State University

Macy Lockhart

Psychology Major
Michigan State University

Robby Mckay

mckayrob@msu.edu

Physical Science Interdepartmental Major
Michigan State University