Shepherd, T. et al. Lancaster, PA: The POGIL Project; Dubuque, IA, Kendall Hunt, 2021.

Print ISBN 9781792498374   EBook ISBN 9798765759639
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About the Book
Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics & Kinetics: A Guided Inquiry 2nd edition was developed to facilitate more student-centered classroom instruction of physical chemistry using Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL). These activities guide students through a wide variety of topics found in a typical undergraduate treatment of Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, and Kinetics. When feasible, the activities incorporate a molecular point of view, supported by very simple models to help chemistry students grapple with the abstract, formal, and mathematical structure of thermodynamics. The activities introduce entropy prior to concepts of work and enthalpy, which enables deep connections between molecular properties and macroscopic properties. The activities have been tested both in settings that teach quantum first and those that teach thermodynamics first, and they serve students well in both contexts.
About the Authors
Tricia Shepherd received a B.S. and M.S. in chemistry from the University of Idaho and a Ph.D. in theoretical physical chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology.  Her first academic position was at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, where she rose through the ranks to Professor. She then moved to Austin, TX where she was Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at St. Edward’s University until 2018. Dr. Shepherd has most recently taught physical chemistry courses at Moravian University, Franklin & Marshall College, and Tuskegee University. Within The POGIL Project, she has served as a regional coordinator, facilitated workshops, and contributed to the POGIL Activity Clearinghouse (PAC) in support of activity development and dissemination. In 2016, she received the POGIL Early Achievement (PEACH) Award.
Sean Garrett-Roe received his B.S in chemistry from Princeton University (1999) and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (2005). From 2006 to 2011, he was a postdoctoral scientist at the University of Zurich with Prof. Peter Hamm, where he developed three-dimensional infrared spectroscopy (3D-IR) of hydrogen bonding in water. Sean joined the chemistry department of the University of Pittsburgh as an assistant professor in 2011 and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2018. At Pitt, his research has focused on ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy (2D-IR) of ionic liquids. He has published more than 40 peer reviewed journal papers. He was awarded the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award (2017). Sean has used POGIL in his Physical Chemistry courses since 2012. Starting in 2018, Sean has been part of a team of instructors at Pitt implementing POGIL in large-enrollment General Chemistry.
Alex Grushow is currently a Professor of Chemistry at Rider University and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Since his days as an undergraduate, he has been fascinated by intermolecular forces and has published papers on molecules held together by hydrogen bonding, van der Waals forces, dative bonding and ion-molecule interactions. He has worked as a Program Director for the National Science Foundation and has worked in chemistry examination development for both ETS and the ACS Examinations Institute.  He has been heavily involved in innovating the teaching of physical chemistry, starting in graduate school. He was a member of the Physical Chemistry Online Consortium (PCOL) and an early adopter of POGIL.  A former member of The POGIL Project Steering Committee, he has also been involved in the POGIL-PCL Project and is a co-host of the POGIL Podcast.
Rick Moog received an A.B. in chemistry from Williams College and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Stanford University. He is a retired Professor of Chemistry at Franklin & Marshall College and currently served as the Executive Director of The POGIL Project. He is a proud recipient of the 2016 George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education from the American Chemical Society. Rick has been using a guided inquiry approach to teaching and chemistry since 1994, and is the coauthor of POGIL materials for general chemistry and physical chemistry.


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