Department Information

Dr. Alan Kiste

Assistant Professor

Specialties

Polymers, Chemical Education

Education

B.S. Chemistry, Calvin College 1993
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor degrees:
M.S. Macromolecular Science and Engineering 1995
M.A. Education 1998
Ph.D. Chemistry and Education 2009

Office: Baker Center -Bldg 180 - 304D

Phone: (805) 756-1690

E-Mail: akiste@calpoly.edu

Website:

Research Interests:

  • Development of new methods for analyzing chemistry students' learning and production of chemistry symbolism and representations, and the analysis of student representations using these new methods.
  • Development, assessment and evaluation of new pedaogical interventions.
  • Examination of how students utilize learning resources in large lecture classes.