Department Faculty

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Geri Kerstiens
  • Title
    • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Phone
    831-502-7082
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Physical Sciences Building, 260
  • Mail Stop Chemistry
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Chemistry, Education
  • Courses Chem 1B, Chem 1C

Summary of Expertise

Chemistry education; general chemistry; curriculum development; laboratory curriculum design; explicit instruction on the nature of science

Research Interests

Chemistry education

Curriculum development

Nature of science in education

Science identity

Inclusion of social justice in chemistry education

Biography, Education and Training

B.S./B.A. (chemistry/mathematics), Providence College, 2008

M.S. (chemistry), University of California, Berkeley, 2011

Ph.D. (science and mathematics education), University of California, Berkeley, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher in science education, CSU East Bay, 2020-2021

Teaching Interests

General chemistry