Frank Dinan, PhD Professor Emeritus
PhD, SUNY at Buffalo
Teaching areas include organic and polymer chemistry, case-studies based chemistry, and technology and literature. Research interests include organic synthesis, polymer structure studies and innovative teaching strategies. Dr. Dinan is the 2008 recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Full-time Faculty Teaching Award.
Dr. Dinan's research interests are in organic synthesis, polymer structure studies and innovative teaching strategies. In particular, he has developed case-based studies for the classroom and the laboratory. Information about case-based learning can be found here.
Below are three case-based studies that Dr. Dinan has published:
1. Dinan FJ, Szczepankiewicz SH, Carnahan M, and Colvin M.
"The analysis of a murder, a case study"
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 2007, 84, 617-618
2. Bieron JF and Dinan FJ. "Case Studies Across a Science Curriculum"
3. Dinan FJ and Frydrychowski VA.
"A Team Learning Method for Organic Chemistry"
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 1995, 72, 429-431