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Brian Coppola

Brian Coppola is a chemistry professor at the University of Michigan.

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In 1978 he received a B.S. from the University of New Hampshire, then was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984. In 1982 he had joined the faculty as a teacher at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1986 and became a Full Professor of Chemistry in 2001-2. At present he is the Associate Chair of the Chemistry department at Michigan.

As of 2001 his research interests were listed as, "mechanism and synthetic applications of dipolar cycloaddition reactions and in chemistry curriculum design, implementation, assessment, and evaluation." He is on the editorial boards for The Chemical Educator, International Journal of Science Education, The Journal for Research in Science Teaching, and The Journal of College Science Teaching. He is a member of the ACS Society Committee on Science.

Awards and honors

  • Golden Apple Award for outstanding teaching, University of Michigan, 1994.
  • Undergraduate Computational Science Education Award, United States Department of Energy, 1996.
  • Amoco Foundation Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 1999.
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2002.
  • Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry, 2001-2004.
  • NSTA Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award, 2003.
  • Society for College Science Teachers (SCST)/Kendall-Hunt Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award, 2004/5.
  • CASE/Carnegie State of Michigan Professor of the Year, 2004.
  • James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry, 2006.


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