Dr. MaryKay Orgill is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) where her research has mainly focused on examining and improving undergraduate chemistry teaching and learning. She has also been involved in a number of grant projects that have provided professional development workshops and classes to over 500 K-12 teachers and university faculty in order to increase their knowledge of STEM content and of instructional strategies that are effective for teaching STEM subjects. Dr. Orgill established the chemistry education research program at UNLV, mentors graduate students who are doing research about chemistry teaching and learning, and applies the results of the research done in her group to her classroom teaching, for which she has received several teaching awards, including the UNLV GPSA Outstanding Mentor Award and the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Orgill is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and served as a member of the Chair Succession of the Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society from 2016-2018.
1. Kahveci M, & Orgill MK. (Eds.). (2015). Affective dimensions in chemistry education. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-45085-7