Pamela Marks

PSH -H235
PHYSICAL SCIENCE CENTER
TEMPE
Principal Lecturer
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1604

Biography

Pamela Marks is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University where her main focus has been teaching introductory chemistry, general chemistry, and chemistry for engineers since 1996. She has been involved in online learning, improving inquiry-based learning in the general chemistry program, and has recently modified her introductory chemistry course to a flipped classroom format. She is a co-author of the McGraw-Hill textbook Introductory Chemistry.. She has also taught in the general chemistry program at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Minnesota. She received her B.A. in chemistry from St. Olaf College in 1984 and her M.A. in inorganic chemistry at the University of Arizona in 1988. She spends her free time with her family and hiking with her Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Education

M.S., University of Arizona, 1988

Publications

  • Bauer II, Richard C, Birk, James Peter, Marks, Pamela Sue. Introduction to Chemistry, 4th Edition. (2015). 
  • Bauer II, Richard C, Birk, James Peter, Marks, Pamela Sue. A Conceptual Introduction to Chemistry, Second Edition, Korean Language Edition. (2012).
  • Bauer II, Richard C, Birk, James Peter, Marks, Pamela Sue. An Introduction to Chemistry, a Conceptual Approach, 3rd Edition. (2012).
  • Richard Bauer; James Birk; Pamela Marks. Connect for Bauer, Introduction to Chemistry 3e. (2012).
  • Marks, Pamela Sue, Bauer, Richard C., Birk, James P. An Introduction to Chemistry - A Conceptual Approach. (2010).
  • Richard C. Bauer, James, P. Bir,, Pamela S. Marks Translated by Valerio Causin. Introduzione Alla Chemica, un Approccio Concettuale. (2010).
  • Bauer II, Richard C, Birk, James Peter, Marks, Pamela Sue. A Conceptual Introduction to Chemistry, Second Edition. (2009).
  • Bauer II, Richard C, Birk, James Peter, Marks, Pamela Sue. A Conceptual Introduction to Chemistry. (2007).
  • Marks, Pamela Sue. Conceptual Introduction to Introductory Chemistry. (2007).
  • . . Review of: Chemistry, the Central Science, 9th Ed (2004).
  • Marks, Pamela Sue. Test Bank for Conceptual Chemistry - Understanding Our World of Atoms and Molecules. (2001).
  • Marks, Pamela Sue. An Electronic Companion to General Chemistry. (2000).

Research Activity

Courses

Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 114General Chemistry for Engrs
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
CHM 114General Chemistry for Engrs
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
CHM 114General Chemistry for Engrs
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 114General Chemistry for Engrs
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
CHM 114General Chemistry for Engrs
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
CHM 114General Chemistry for Engrs
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 114General Chemistry for Engrs
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
CHM 114General Chemistry for Engrs
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
CHM 114General Chemistry for Engrs
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 114General Chemistry for Engrs
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
CHM 114General Chemistry for Engrs
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
CHM 114General Chemistry for Engrs
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 116General Chemistry II
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
CHM 114General Chemistry for Engrs
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
CHM 114General Chemistry for Engrs

Presentations

  • Pamela Marks and Gary Cabirac. New Online Pre-lab Materials for Guided Inquiry Laboratory Investigations at Arizona State University. Northwest Regional ACS Meeting (Jun 2012).
  • Ron Briggs, Pamela Marks, Gary Cabirac. Design and Implementation of the New Chemistry Collaborative Learning Center (CCLC) at Arizona State University (ASU). 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (Aug 2010).
  • Gary Cabirac, Pamela Marks, Ron Briggs. Challenges Associated with Guided Inquiry Laboratories: Strategies for Improving Effectiveness of Teaching Assistant Led Labs. 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (Aug 2010).
  • Pamela Marks, Ron Briggs, Gary Cabirac. ASUs Chemistry Collaborative Learning Center: An Effective Learning Environment for Over 5,500 Students per Year. 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (Aug 2010).
  • Pamela Marks, Ron Briggs, Gary Cabirac. ASUs Chemistry Collaborative Learning Center: An Effective Learning Environment for over 5,500 students per year. 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (Aug 2010).
  • Pamela Marks, Ron Briggs, Gary Cabirac. Does quizzing students on electronic homework make a difference?. 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (Aug 2010).
  • Pam Marks, Shelly Seerley, and Heide McIllwraith. Design and Impletmentation of ASU's Chemistry Collaborative Learning Center (CCLC). University of Arizona Department of Chemistry Chemical Education Seminar (Nov 2009).
  • Pam Marks. ABOR LCE Next Steps Meeting. ABOR LCE Next Steps Meeting; Board of Regents Central Office in Phoenix (Aug 2009).
  • Pamela Marks, Allan Scruggs, Gary Cabirac, Ron Briggs, Janet Bond-Robinson. ABOR Learner-Centered Education Course Redesign Initiative; Workshop IV Final Report. ABOR LCE CRE Workshop IV (Apr 2009).
  • Bauer, Richard, Birk, James, Marks, Pamela. Ten Years of Guided Inquiry. 19th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (Jul 2006).
  • Bauer, Richard, Birk, James, Marks, Pamela. A Conceptual Approach to General Chemistry Instruction. 61st Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (Jun 2006).
  • Bauer, R, Birk, J, Marks, Pamela. Conceptual Teaching in Introductory Chemistry. State of Arizona Chemistry Articulation Task Force Meeting (Mar 2006).
  • Bauer, Richard, Marks, Pamela, Birk, James. Student Study Habits: Why do They Succeed?. 231st National American Chemical Society Meeting (Mar 2005).
  • Bauer, Richard, Birk, James, Marks, Pamela. Modification of an Introductory Chemistry Course to Improve Learning. 18h Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (Jul 2004).
  • Marks, Pamela. Cooperative learning. Wakonse Retreat

Service

  • ChemistryArticulation Task Force, Attendee (2009 - Present)
  • General Chemistry Instructional Programs Committee, Co-Chair (2009 - Present)
  • Online Course Development Inititatives Committee, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Study Committee On Method for Directing General Chemistry Program, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Committee for Online Chemistry Courses, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Development, Outreach, and Alumni Relations Committee, member (2008 - Present)
  • Development, Outreach, and Alumni Relations Committee, member (2008 - Present)
  • General Chemistry Instructional Programs Committee, member (2008 - Present)
  • Learning Centered Initiative Committee, member (2007 - Present)
  • Wakonse Fellow, Member (2000 - Present)
  • Alpha Xi Sigma (AX?), Member (1986 - Present)
  • State and Regional Articulation Task Force Liaison, Member (2011 - 2014)
  • State and Regional Articulation Task Force Liaison, Member (2011 - 2014)
  • State and Regional Articulation Task Force Liaison, Member (2011 - 2013)
  • State and Regional Articulation Task Force Liaison, Member (2011 - 2012)
  • Arizona Articulation Task Force, Liaison for Chemistry at ASU's Tempe campus. (2010 - 2011)
  • Highland High School Science and Technology Career Fair, Presenter (2010 - 2010)
  • MCAT (Medical College Admission Test), Point of contact (POC) for Data Collection for MCAT Science Survey (2010 - 2010)
  • Honor's Thesis Committee, Member, 2nd Reader (2009 - 2009)
  • TA Committee, member (2007 - 2008)
  • Lecturer Search Committee, AA Representative and Member (2005 - 2005)
  • TA Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Search Committee, Member and AA Representative (2003 - 2004)
  • American Chemical Society, Local Section Chair of Education Committee (2004)
  • Education Programs, Central Arizona Local Section, Director (1997 - 2000)
  • ACS Kids and Chemistry Workshop for ACS members, teachers and kids, Arizona State University, Organizer (2000 - 2000)