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October 05, 2017
Ginger V. Schultz, Ph.D. at John A. McLean, Jr. Inaugural lecture

The John A. McLean, Jr. Lecture Series sponsored by the Chemistry and Biochemistry department held its inaugural lecture on September 29.

Ginger V. Schultz, Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan kicked off the series with her presentation, “Identifying and addressing barriers to dissemination of writing-to-learn in STEM courses,” to nearly 150 faculty, staff and students.

Shultz’s research group conducts educational research aimed at understanding the teaching and learning of college level chemistry.  Her research is highly interdisciplinary, requires a strong foundation in chemistry and employs both qualitative and quantitative research methods from education.

The lecture series is named after professor emeritus John A. McLean, Jr. who spent thirty-five years as a faculty member at University of Detroit.

McLean retired in 1994 and on January 13, 1995, Sr. Maureen A. Fay, O.P., Ph.D., President of University of Detroit Mercy conferred the title of Professor Emeritus upon him.

The citation reads: You are an outstanding teacher, have given generously of your time to aid and mentor hundreds of students, and have been totally committed to the University.

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