Lee Roecker has the B.S. degree from the University of Cincinnati (USA), 1981; M.S. degree from the University of Cincinnati (USA), 1982; Ph.D. degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), 1985. Roecker was involved in postdoctoral work at The Australian National University from 1986 to 1987; The Ohio State University (USA) from 1987 to 1988. Moreover, Roecker has taught at a variety of undergraduate institutions and has worked with students with a wide range of talents, motivations, and life experiences. Since completing postdoctoral work, he has taught at the University of Dayton (1yr), Berea College (17yr), Gettysburg College (2yr), Columbia College Chicago (1yr), Malcolm X Community College (1 term), and Bates College (1yr), and Roecker is currently in a long-term appointment at Northern Michigan University. Roecker has been an active Mentor of undergraduate research primarily exploring the preparation of cobalt (III) complexes coordinated by sulfur-containing ligands and their reactivity. In the classroom, Roecker explored the use of portfolios, oral examinations, and the scientific literature to assess and improve student learning. Currently, Roecker is interested in the challenges faced by older students as they return to the science classroom and how their reentry into college can be enhanced as well as developing courses that expose nonscience students to the physical sciences in a meaningful way.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2012