I am a passionate, committed and experienced instructor with a demonstrated history of serving the higher education sector. My focus area is chemistry education, student engagement in lecture and laboratory, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access (DEIA). I am extensively published in chemistry education and have significant expertise in chemistry, education technology development and integration, data analysis, research design, program evaluation, curriculum development, teacher professional development, project and team management, editing, grant writing and budgeting. My areas of expertise include ADDIE, SAM and Kirkpatrick models of instructional design. I am a confident presenter and a teacher capable of delivering complex information to a diverse audience.
- Ph.D. Chemical/Science Education - Iowa State University, USA 2012
- M.Ed. Science Education - Iowa State University, USA 2007
- M.Sc. Chemistry (Inorganic) - University of Luknow, India 2000
- B.Sc. Chemistry Honors, Geology, Botany - Benaras Hindu University, India 1998
Peer Reviewed Books:
- Kradtap-Hartwell, S.; Gupta, T. (Editor). Enhancing Retention in Introductory Chemistry Courses: Teaching Practices and Assessment. ACS symposium Series Book, volume 1330, ISBN13: 978084123529-8; e-ISBN: 9780841235113; DOI: 10.1021/bk-2019-1330, e-book published, November 2019. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/book/10.1021/bk-2019-1330
- Kradtap-Hartwell, S.; Gupta, T. (Editor). From General to Organic Chemistry: Courses and Curricula to enhance student retention, volume 1341, ACS symposium Series Book, ISBN13: 9780841237483, eISBN: 9780841237469; DOI: 10.1021/bk-2019-1341, e-book published, November 2019. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/book/10.1021/bk-2019-1341
- Gupta, T.; Belford, R. E.; (Editor) Technology Integration in Chemistry Education and Research, ACS Symposium Series Book, volume 1318, ISBN: 9780841234390, e-ISBN 978084123483, DOI: 10.1021/bk 2019-1318. e-book Published, September 2019. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/book/10.1021/bk-2019-1318 The book was featured in the November 2020 newsletter of ACS publications Educator Insider (for free access to top five articles aimed at helping science educators stay current with important discoveries while managing the challenges of science education).
- Sorensen-Unruh, C.; Gupta, T. (Editor), Communicating Chemistry through Social Media, ACS Symposium Series, Volume 1274, ISBN13: 9780841232822, DOI: 10.1021/bk-2018-1274, 2018. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/book/10.1021/bk-2018-1274
- Gupta, T. (Editor), Computer Aided Data Analysis in Chemical Education Research (CADACER)-Advances and Avenues, ACS Symposium Series, Volume 1260, 2017. ISBN 9780841232440DOI: 10.1021/bk-2017-1260. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/book/10.1021/bk-2017-1260
- Sunghwan, k.; Bucholtz, E.; Briney, K.; Cornell, A.; Cuadros, J.; Fulfer, K.; Gupta, T.; Hepler-Smith, E.; Johnston, D.; Lang, A.; Larson, D.; Li, Y.; McEwan, L.; Morsch, L.; Muzyka, J.; Belford, R. Cheminformatics OLCC: An intercollegiate Online Collaborative Chemistry Course. Journal of Chemical Education, Dec, 21, 2020 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c01035 .
- Gupta, T. Promoting Mathematical Reasoning and Problem Solving through Inquiry-Based Relevance Focused Computer Simulations: A Stoichiometry Lab, Chemistry Teacher International, March, 2019.https://doi.org/10.1515/cti-2018-0008
- Jangula, T. & Gupta, T. Guided Inquiry-Based Laboratory Experiment: Synthesis and Characterization of Various Phthiocol Complexes, The Journal of Undergraduate Research, vol. 14, Article 9. https://openprairie.sdstate.edu/jur/vol14/iss1/9/
- Gupta, T.; Burke, K. A.; Mehta, A.; Greenbowe, T. J., Impact of Guided-Inquiry-Based Instruction with a Writing and Reflection Emphasis on Chemistry Students’ Critical Thinking Abilities, Journal of Chemical Education, 92 (1), 32-38, 2014, DOI: 10.1021/ed500059r. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/ed500059r
- Gupta, T. Guided-inquiry based laboratory instruction: investigation of critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and implementing student roles in chemistry" (2012). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. Paper 12336. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED548372
- Parham, T. L.; Cervato, C.; Gallus, W. A., Larsen, M., Stelling, P.; Hobbs, J., Greenbowe, T. J.; Gupta, T.; Knox, J. A.; Gill, T. E.; Kar, A., The InVEST Volcanic Concept Survey Exploring Student Understanding About Volcanoes. Journal of Geoscience Education, 58 (3), 177-187(2010). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.5408/1.3544298
- Sanderson, S.; Gupta, T.; Penning, K. A., Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration: Inquiry Compared to Traditional Approaches. Iowa Science Teachers Journal, Vol. 35(3), 2008. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiN0Jvqw_XoAhVhdc0KHSUtCKcQFjABegQIAxAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.scienceiniowa.org%2Fs%2FISTS-Journal-35-3-Fall-2008-TOC.pdf&usg=AOvVaw30B21UToECUgcbRbVTB-Yo
Peer Reviewed Book Chapter Contributions:
- Gupta, T. & Kradtap-Hartwell, S.; Enhancing Student Retention in General and Organic Chemistry: An Introduction, Accepted, Manuscript, ID bk-2019-00364s. In From General to Organic Chemistry: Courses and Curricula to enhance student retention. ACS symposium Series Book. Page 1-12, volume, 1341. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2019-1341.ch001, 2019. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/bk-2019-1341.ch001
- Kradtap-Hartwell, S., & Gupta, T. Student-Centered Teaching Practices and Assessments to Enhance Student Retention: An introduction, In Enhancing Retention in Introductory Chemistry Courses: Teaching Practices and Assessments, ACS Symposium Series, volume 1330, DOI: 10.1021/bk-2019-1330.ch001, 2019. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/bk-2019-1330.ch001
- Belford, R. E. & Gupta, T. Introduction: Technology Integration in Chemistry Education and Research, Chapter 1, page 2-20. In Technology Integration in Chemistry Education and Research (TICER). ACS Symposium Series Book, chapter 5, page 65-79, volume 1318, ISBN: 9780841234390, e-ISBN 978084123483. DOI: 10.1021/bk 2019-1318. e-book Published, September 2019. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/bk-2019-1318.ch001
- Gupta, T. Game-Based Learning in Chemistry: A game for chemical nomenclature. In Technology Integration in Chemistry Education and Research (TICER). ACS Symposium Series Book, chapter 5, page 65-79, volume 1318, ISBN: 9780841234390, e-ISBN 978084123483. DOI: 10.1021/bk 2019-1318. e-book Published, September 2019. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/bk-2019-1318.ch005
- Adoma-Fosu, M., Gupta, T. & Michael, S. Social Media in Chemistry: Using Learning Management System and Twitter for Student Perceptions and Performance in Chemistry, Book Technology Integration in Chemistry Education and Research (TICER). Chapter 13, page 186-208, volume 1318, ISBN: 9780841234390, e-ISBN 978084123483, DOI: 10.1021/bk 2019-1318. e-book Published, September 2019, https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/bk-2019-1318.ch013
- Gupta, T.; Belford, R. E. Conclusion: Technology Integration in Chemistry Education and Research: What Did We Learn and What Can We Expect Going Forward? In Technology Integration in Chemistry Education and Research (TICER). volume 1318, ISBN: 9780841234390, e-ISBN 978084123483, DOI: 10.1021/bk 2019-1318. e-book Published, September 2019, https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/bk-2019-1318.ch018
- Gupta, T. Changing the Face of Instructional Practice with Twitter: Generation-Z Perspectives, In Communicating Chemistry through Social Media. Sorensen-Unruh, C. & Gupta, T. Ed.; ACS Symposium Series, Volume 1274, ISBN13: 9780841232822, DOI: 10.1021/bk-2018-1274, Chapter 9, 151-172, 2018. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/bk-2018-1274.ch009
- Gupta, T.; Herrington, D.; & Yezierski, E. J., Target Inquiry: A Case for Quality Professional Development. In Handbook of Research on Innovative Practices in Teacher Preparation and Graduate-Level Teacher Education Programs. Polly, E.; Putnam, M.; Petty, T. M.; Good, A. J. Eds., Chapter 21, 383-416, 2018. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3068-8.ch021. https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/target-inquiry/193372
- Gupta, T. Introduction to Computer Aided Data Analysis in Chemical Education Research (CADACER), In Computer Aided Data Analysis in Chemical Education Research: Advances & Avenues. Gupta, T. Eds.; Ch.1, 1-8. ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1260, 2017. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2017-1260.ch001. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/bk-2017-1260.ch001
- Gupta, T., A Study of Problem-Solving Behavior using ATLAS.ti, In Computer Aided Data Analysis in Chemical Education Research: Advances & Avenues, Gupta, T. Ed.; Chapter 9, 133–155, ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1260, DOI: 10.1021/bk-2017-1260.ch009. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/bk-2017-1260.ch009
- Gupta, T.; Ziolkowski, Z. P.; Albing, G.; Mehta, A., Simulations in Chemistry for Conceptual Understanding and Assessment of Student Knowledge, In Optimizing STEM Education With Advanced ICTs and Simulations. Levin, I.; Tsybulsky, D. Eds.; Ch. 8. 186-218, IGI Global DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2528-8., 2017. https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/simulations-in-chemistry-for-conceptual-understanding-and-assessment-of-student-knowledge/182603
My beliefs about teaching & experience:
As teachers we have a unique opportunity to contribute to the creation of the next generation of competent and compassionate professionals who in turn will create a healthy, prosperous, and a more equitable future for all. My focus on chemistry education is due to the impact chemistry instructors have on the career choices and life of their students. I would describe my teaching to be student-centered, scientific inquiry-based and active learning oriented. My goals for teaching are to: (1) foster conceptual understanding of my students. (2) create a student-centered learning environment through a classroom that is respectful of student diversity and open to student ideas. (3) incorporate guided inquiry-based teaching in classroom and laboratory. (4) make content relevant for students such that they connect to chemistry in ways that are of practical significance to their professional aspirations and everyday experiences. (5) enhance higher order thinking skills among students by providing them several opportunities to problem-solve; construct & explain models; collaborative group work, and through reflective writing. At UO my focus is on lecture and laboraory courses in general chemistry. I have taught several chemistry courses at various institutions (Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, Grand-Valley State University (GVSU), and South Dakota State University-SDSU). My teaching experience includes courses offered face-to-face, through distance education and inter-collegiate collaborative hybrid courses. I have taught large enrollment courses (up to 400 students), and also a small group of students (4-10) in graduate level chemistry courses.