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Troy Wolfskill, SENIOR Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Chemistry Workshops

Troy Wolfskill

B.S.,1983, Albright College (PA)
Ph.D., 1990, University of Virginia

575 Chemistry
Phone: (631) 632-7712 | Fax: (631) 632- 7960

Chemical Education

My research interests revolve around the development of materials and methods to support student learning and its assessment. I have served as co-PI and technical director on a number of NSF-DUE grants related to the development and implementation of POGIL (Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) and the web-based LUCID Learning and Assessment System, and served on the Board of Directors of the NSF sponsored POGIL National Dissemination Project. Opportunities for undergraduate research are available as follows.

  • Application of item response theory to the development of procedures and a scale for measuring student learning across general chemistry courses and course instances.
  • Continuing development and application of our multidimensional assessment model for measuring specific student learning outcomes.
  • Development of web-based interactive POGIL activities.
  • Continuing development of LUCID.


  • Honorary Member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, for outstanding contributions to students, 2001.


Moog, R.S., Creegan, F.J., Hanson, D.M., Spencer, J.N., Straumanis, A., Bunce, D.M., & Wolfskill, T. 2009. "POGIL: Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning." In N.J. Pienta, M.M. Cooper, & T.J. Greenbowe (Eds.) Chemists’ Guide to Effective Teaching: Volume II (pp. 90-107). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

LUCID Learning and Assessment System,, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 2004.

Wolfskill, T., Tofan, D., Fong, A., Hanson, D. "LUCID: A Web-Based Learning and Assessment System", CONFCHEM online conference on Non-Traditional Teaching Methods, April 21-22, 2003,

Wolfskill, T.; "Training Manual For Peer Consultants", Stony Brook University, 2002.

Hanson, D.; Wolfskill, T. "Training Manual For Process Workshop Instructors", 2002.

Hanson, D.; Wolfskill, T. "LUCID - A New Model for Computer Assisted Learning", J. Chem. Ed., 2001, 78, 1417-24.

Hanson, D.; Wolfskill, T. "Process Workshops - A New Model for Instruction", J. Chem. Ed., 2000, 77, 120-129.

LUCID CD-ROM, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 1998.

Hanson, D.; Wolfskill, T. "Improving the Teaching/Learning Process in General Chemistry", J. Chem. Ed., 1998, 75, 143-147.