Dr. An-Phong Le grew up in Illinois and earned a B.S. in chemical engineering and a Ph.D. in chemistry, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the faculty at Florida Southern College in 2011, where he is currently the Dr. John A. Leighty Endowed Chair in Chemistry and serves as Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics.
He was introduced to POGIL in his last year of graduate school, again by a friend, and a third time by a departmental colleague. Since 2012, he has incorporated POGIL activities in his general chemistry, analytical chemistry, and instrumental analysis courses at Florida Southern. He has started writing guided inquiry activities to support his instrumental analysis and environmental chemistry. He has facilitated Virtual Fundamentals of POGIL workshops and chaired The Project's biennial National Conference to Advance POGIL Practice.