Ike Shibley works as an Associate Professor of chemistry at Penn State Berks, a small four-year college at the Penn State system. He received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from East Carolina University. Between undergraduate and graduate schools, he spent four years at the Navy where he taught nuclear physics and radiation safety. He currently teaches introductory chemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, philosophy of science courses, first-year bioethics seminar, and senior science seminar. He has won both local and university-wide awards for his teaching. His research involves pedagogical approaches to improving science instruction at the college level. He has published on writing in the sciences, the use of supplemental texts in courses for majors, newspapers as a means of stimulating critical thinking, and group work in science classes. His most recent work is on blended learning.
Biography Updated on 29 December 2011