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  • Michelle Driessen

    Distinguished University Professor, General Chemistry Director

    • B.S. Minnesota State University-Mankato, 1992
    • Ph.D. University of Iowa, 1997
    Office: 113 Smith Hall

Principal Research Interests

My interests are focused on the development of new teaching methods to improve educational outcomes for undergraduates and educational materials for use in general chemistry. My work in these areas has included implementation of a problem- and team-based laboratory curriculum, an online course for introductory chemistry, a reduced-seat-time flipped general chemistry curriculum, and a peer-led workshop program to support students in general chemistry.

Michelle Driessen teaching in her hybrid flipped classroom

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Brasted Award for Excellence in College Chemistry Teaching from American Chemical Society Minnesota Section
  • 2016-17 Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education

Mailing Address

  • Michelle Driessen, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
  • D-7, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
  • Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431