Professor of Chemistry
University of Iowa
Renée Cole is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on issues related to how students learn chemistry and how that guides the design of instructional materials and teaching strategies as well on efforts related to faculty development and the connection between chemistry education research and the practice of teaching. She is involved in a number of multi-disciplinary projects such as the Increase the Impact Project, which developed resources for PIs to improve the propagation of their innovations, as well as a PI for the ELIPSS Project, which is developing resources for STEM instructors to assess transferable skills in the classroom, as well as other projects related to institutional transformation of instruction in STEM. She is also an associate editor for the Journal of Chemical Education and a member of the American Chemical Society’s Women Chemists Committee.