Kim Pamplin, Ph.D.Education
Ph.D. 1996 Iowa State University Analytical Chemistry
B.S. 1991 Abilene Christian University Chemistry
2005-2006 Technical Consultant, Teacher Quality Grant, Southern Methodist University
2004-2006 Evaluator, Teacher Quality Grant, Angelo State University
2003-present Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Abilene Christian University
2002-present Project Director and Administrator, four Eisenhower/Teacher Quality Grants
2002-present Associate Professor of Chemistry, Abilene Christian University
1996-2002 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Abilene Christian University
1991-1996 Teaching/Research Assistant, Chemistry, Iowa State University
1989-1991 Teaching/Research Assistant, Chemistry, Abilene Christian University
1987-1989 Science/Math Tutor, Learning Enhancement Center, Abilene Christian University
Associated Chemistry Teachers of Texas (ACT2)
Science Teachers Association of Texas
International Alliance of Teacher Scholars
American Chemical Society, Division of Analytical Chemistry
The Electrochemical Society
Major Research Interests
Improving teaching and learning processes in undergraduate chemistry laboratories.
Applications of anodic oxygen-transfer reactions at doped metal-oxide electrodes.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Kim Pamplin, “Teaching Chemistry with Polymers,” Texas Christian School Association 2005 Conference, Abilene, Texas, August 6, 2005
Kim Pamplin, Lloyd Goldsmith, “What's in Our Water? An Eisenhower Grant for High School Chemistry,” 18th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Ames, Iowa, July 18, 2004
Kim Pamplin, Lloyd Goldsmith, “Chemistry of Energy in Society:A Teacher Quality Grant for High School Chemistry,” 18th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Ames, Iowa, July 18, 2004
Kim L. Pamplin, Cynthia Powell, Eric Harris, "To motivate or confuse: the effect of application-based experiments in the general chemistry laboratory." Christian Scholars Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 2002.
Kim L. Pamplin, "To motivate or confuse: the effect of application-based experiments in the general chemistry laboratory." The American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, October 18, 2001.
Mimi Barnard, Kim L. Pamplin, and Debbie J. Williams, "Student development: transitioning into the academy, transitioning from the academy." Second Annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching - Texas, San Marcos, Texas, August 3, 2001.
Perry C. Reeves and Kim L. Pamplin "A strategy for incorporating hands-on GC-MS into the general chemistry lecture and laboratory courses." J. Chem. Educ.2001, 78 (3) 368-370.
Kim L. Pamplin and Perry C. Reeves "Reinforcing isotope and atomic-weight concepts in general chemistry using internet-based mass-spectral data." Chem. Educator2001, 6, (1), 1-2.
Perry C. Reeves and Kim L. Pamplin*, "Hands-on mass spectrometry in the freshman chemistry laboratory course." Southwest and Rocky Mountain American Chemical Society Sections Joint Meeting, El Paso, TX, October 22, 1999. * presenter.
2005 THECB Teacher Quality Grant: “pHun with pHundametals: Intensely Basic High School Chemistry.”
2005 Abilene Christian University: “ACU Math/Science Centennial Conference”
2004 THECB Teacher Quality Grant: “Teaching TEKS with Polymers: High School Chemistry with Meaningful Applications.”
2003 THECB Teacher Quality Grant: “The Chemistry of Energy in Our Society: High School Chemistry with Meaningful Applications.”
2002 THECB Eisenhower Grant: “What’s in Our Water? High School Chemistry with Meaningful Applications.”
2002 ACU Teaching and Learning Scholarship Fellowship: “To Motivate or Confuse: The Effect of Application-Based Experiments II”
2001 ACU Faculty Development Summer Stipend: “Real-World Determination of Pesticides in a Watershed: A New Approach to Learning Separation Techniques in Analytical Chemistry”
2001 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation: “Real-World Determination of Pesticides in a Watershed: A New Approach to Learning Separation Techniques in Analytical Chemistry”
2001 Teaching and Learning Scholarship Fellow: “To Motivate or Confuse: The Effect of Application-Based Experiments”
2000 ACU Research Council: “Surface Water Quality of the Hubbard Watershed”
1997 National Science Foundation: “Integration of GC-MS into the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum”