Chemistry and Biochemistry

Rebecca L. Sansom

Rebecca Sansom

Office: C161 BNSN
Office Phone: 801-422-9089
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B.A., Boston University (2001)

A.M., Harvard University (2005)

M.Ed., Southern Utah University (2013)

Ph.D., Brigham Young University (2019)

Curriculum Vitae


13. West, R., Jensen, J., Sansom, R.L., Nielson, J., Wright, G., Johnson, M. (2020) STEM Faculty Institute: An Intensive Interdisciplinary Effort To Improve STEM Faculty Adoption of Evidence-based Instructional Practices. Journal of College Science Teaching. Accepted. 

12. West, R.E., Sansom, R.L, Nielson, J., Wright, G., Turley, R.S., Jensen, J., Johnson, M. (2020) Ideas for supporting student-centered STEM learning through remote labs: A response. Educational Technology Research and Development. Published Online. DOI: 10.1007/s11423-020-09905-y.

11. Sansom, R.L.* (2020) Pressure from the pandemic: Pedagogical dissatisfaction when beliefs and practices do not align. Journal of Chemical Education. 97(9), 2378-2382. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00657.

10. Sansom, R.L.*, §Bodily, R., Bates, C., Leary, H. (2020). Increasing student use of a learner dashboard. Journal of Science Education and Technology 29(3), 386-398. DOI: 10.1007/s10956-020-09824-w.

9. Sansom, R.L.*, Walker, J. (2019). Investing in Laboratory Courses. Journal of Chemical Education 97(1), 308-309. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00714

8. §Reynders, G., Suh, E., Cole, R., Sansom, R.L.* (2019). Developing Student Process Skills in a General Chemistry Laboratory. Journal of Chemical Education 96(10), 2109-2119.

7. Sansom, R.L.*, Suh, E., Plummer, K.J. (2019). Decision-Based Learning: If I Just Knew Which Equation to Use, I Know I Could Solve this Problem! Journal of Chemical Education 96(3), 445-454.

6. Sansom, R.L.* (2014-2020). Chemistry 107 Laboratory Manual (1st-6th eds.). Plymouth, MI: Macmillan Learning. Updated and revised annually.

5. Sansom, R.L.* (2014). Uncovering student thinking through the Science Literacy Framework. Chemistry Solutions 1(2).

4. Sansom, R.L. (2014) Constructing Ionic Compounds, Limiting Reactant, and Nuclear Energy Power Plants. In American Association of Chemistry Teachers Online Classroom Resources.

3. Li, Z., Sansom, R.L., Bonella, S., Coker, D., Mullin, A.S. (2005). A classical trajectory study of “supercollision” relaxation of hot pyrazine with CO2Journal of Physical Chemistry A 109(34), 7657 -7666.

2. Elioff, M.S., Sansom, R.L., Mullin, A.S. (2000). Vibrational Energy Gain in the n2 Bending Mode of Water via Collisions with Hot Pyrazine (Evib = 37 900 cm-1): Insights into the Dynamics of Energy Flow. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 104(45), 10304-10311.

1. Elioff, M.S., Fraelich, M., Sansom, R.L., Mullin, A.S. (1999). State-resolved collisional quenching of highly vibrationally excited pyridine by water: The role of strong electrostatic attraction in VRT energy transfer. Journal of Chemical Physics 111(8), 3517-3525.