Julia Chan






401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

ICB 225

Meet Julia Chan

Professor of Instruction I, Chemistry

Education: 2009 University of British Columbia, B.S.
2011 University of New Hampshire, M.S.
2014 University of New Hampshire, Ph.D.
2015 University of New Hampshire, Postdoctoral Researcher

Courses Taught: General Chemistry Laboratory I
General Chemistry Laboratory II
Chemistry and Society
Introductory Chemistry
Special Studies

Career Specialties: Julia Chan specializes in chemistry education research in the undergraduate classroom setting. Some of her research highlights include studying the effect of students’ effective characteristics (attitudes, self-concept and motivation) on achievement in general and organic chemistry courses, the identification of academically at-risk students, and the use of learning and studying strategies in chemistry courses.

Professional and Community Activities: Chan is involved in a range of scholarly activities. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences and has published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Chemical Education, Chemistry Education Research and Practice and Journal of Research in Science Teaching. In addition, she has served as a reviewer for these journals and reviewed textbooks for the Oxford University Press. Chan is also an active member of the American Chemical Society, Canadian Society for Chemistry, National Association for Research in Science Teaching and Council on Undergraduate Research.

In addition to teaching and research, Chan also enjoys doing outreach activities. Some of these include serving as a science fair judge at local elementary schools and universities, educating museum visitors about nanotechnology, teaching K-12 teachers about nanotechnology, participating in high-school science outreach programs and working with IB/AP high school students in chemistry lab settings.

Honors and Awards: Alvin R. Ingram Graduate Fellowship
Excellence in Research and Teaching, 2012
Pratt-Diniak Fellowship
Excellence in Teaching, 2012