Andrea Gay Van Duzor is a Professor of Chemistry at Chicago State University. She earned her Sc.B in
Chemistry from Brown University and Ed.D. in Chemistry Education from Teachers College, Columbia
University and then pursued a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interests focus on helping students connect theory and practice in chemistry and in science teaching, particularly with use of the Learning Assistant (LA) model and inquiry based curricula such as POGIL. She is also interested in how pedagogies can be used to amplify student voice in construction of classroom environments. Van Duzor is co-chair of the “POGIL Addressing Equity” targeted recruiting group as well as an LAgent for the Learning Assistant Alliance. Previously, she was a POGIL SPUR+ award recipient, with colleagues Dr. Kristy Mardis and Dr. Mary van Opstal, to develop more POGIL polymer based laboratories. In her free time she enjoys reading fantasy novels, vegetarian cooking, and spending time with her fellow chemist husband and their three science enthusiast sons.