John Pollard

Associate Professor of Practice, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Dr. Pollard is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona and co-author of the Chemical Thinking curriculum and supporting e-book.

Besides his interests in transforming the General Chemistry course at the university level, Pollard has expertise in the design and implementation of active engagement pedagogical approaches for small and large classrooms. He recently spearheaded the Collaborative Learning Space Project at the University of Arizona where traditional classrooms and library spaces are transformed into learning environments suited for classes centered on active learning approaches.

Pollard holds a PhD from the University of Arizona. His current research interests are centered on understanding how student meta-cognitive patterns relate to their engagement in the classroom and learning outcomes in his Chemical Thinking course.