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Nic Hammond

  • Ph.D.
  • Assistant Director for Workshops, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • University of Rochester
  • 4PublicationsNumber of items in Nic's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 4Followers

Research interests

nucleic acid structure/functionPLTLWorkshop modelconstructivismpedagogylearningscience literacyscience education

About

Nic did his undergraduate studies at the University of Mississippi, working with David Graves on amino group contributions to thermodynamics of ethidium bromide intercalation. His graduate studies were at the University of Rochester with Doug Turner on small molecule-oligonucleotide inhibition of fungal growth and NMR structures of RNA internal loops. He then was a Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow with the Department of Chemistry at BU for two years, lecturing and leading Discussions for General Chemistry. He and another colleague successfully brought the Learning Assistant model from Boulder to the Gen Chem curriculum, where it caught on in many other departments across BU. He also did work using a Beckman CEQ system to quickly analyze large numbers of hydroxyl radical footprint experiments with Tom Tullius. He is now Assistant Director for Workshops at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Rochester. His focus is pedagogy in science classes, and he teaches Workshop training courses and is working on faculty development as well.

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Publications (4)

  • Investigating the effect of peer teachers on learning environments in large STEM courses

    • Knight M
    • Garik P
    • Moser A
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  • Improving Educational Outcomes through Learning Assistants in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

    • Spilios K
    • Garik P
    • Moser A
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  • RNA Internal Loops with Tandem AG Pairs: The Structure of the 5′GAGU/3′UGAG Loop Can Be Dramatically Different from Others, Including 5′AAGU/3′UGAA

    • Hammond N
    • Tolbert B
    • Kierzek R
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  • Influence of the amino substituents in the interaction of ethidium bromide with DNA.

    • Garbett N
    • Hammond N
    • Graves D
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Professional experience

Assistant Director for Workshops, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The University of Rochester

January 2012 - Present

Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow

Boston University

September 2009 - December 2011(2 years)

Education history

Ph.D.

The University of Rochester

October 2004 - November 2011(7 years)

M.S.

The University of Rochester

September 2002 - October 2004(2 years)

B.A.

University of Mississippi

September 1998 - May 2002(4 years)