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    This text has many contributors. Some of the key authors and content creators include:

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    Dr. Layne Morsch is a Professor of Organic Chemistry and leads the Center for Faculty Excellence at the University of Illinois Springfield. He received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Illinois Chicago in 2002. Layne has received several distinguished teaching awards including Apple Distinguished Educator (class of 2015), UIS College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching (2017), the Burks Oakley II Distinguished Online Teaching Award (2018) and the UIS Pearson Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching (2019). He has been a faculty fellow and senior faculty fellow with the Center for Online Learning Research and Service at UIS and is currently a mentor to Faculty Fellows in Teaching. His research interests in chemistry education focus on international collaborative learning between student partners and disciplinary language development through organic chemistry courses.


    Dr. Steven Farmer is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at Sonoma State University (SSU). He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Davis in 2002. Dr. Farmer has received multiple teaching awards including the SSU Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award (2011), the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Award (2012), the SSU Educational Experience Enhancement Award, and the inaugural SSU Affordable Learning Hero Award (2019). His research and scholarship interests focus on Chemical Education, Affordable Learning, and Public Outreach. He is the author of the book, Strange Chemistry: The Stories Your Chemistry Teacher Wouldn't Tell You, which discusses the many fascinating ways chemistry shows up in everyday life.


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    Dietmar Kennepohl, BSc(Hons) PhD FCIC is Professor of Chemistry and former Associate Vice President Academic at Athabasca University. Most of his teaching experience has been in a distributed and online setting. He holds university, national, and international teaching awards and is a Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 3M National Teaching Fellow. He is a well-published and sought-after presenter on topics including learning design, learning outcomes, assessment, PLAR, transfer credit, distance and online education, and emerging educational technologies. His research in chemistry education concentrates on the use of online course access including innovative distance delivery methods for undergraduate laboratory work. He has edited several books including Teaching Science Online: Practical Guidance for Effective Instruction and Lab Work (2016) and Accessible Elements: Teaching Science Online and at a Distance (2010). The latter was winner of the 2010 Charles A. Wedemeyer Award and is a freely available publication.

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