Teaching

Courses Taught:

  • CHEM 2341: Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 2342: Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 2341H: Honors Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 4351/5351: Introduction to Polymer Science
  • MSEC 7370: Advanced Polymer Science

Click here for syllabi from recent classes.

Awards:

Dr. Irvin received the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry’s Teaching Award in 2012 and was the College of Science and Engineering Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Teaching Workshops/Conferences Attended:

  • Program for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Texas State University, August 2008-April 2009
  • American Chemical Society National Meeting (Chemical Education Section), Philadelphia, PA, August 2008
  • American Chemical Society National Meeting (Chemical Education Section), Denver, CO, August 2011
  • Organic Complexity Rubric Workshop, Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Austin, TX, November 2012
  • American Chemical Society National Meeting (Chemical Education Section), Philadelphia, PA, August 2012
  • McGraw-Hill Organic Chemistry Symposium, Austin, TX, February 2013
  • American Chemical Society National Meeting (Chemical Education Section), New Orleans, LA, April 2013
  • Tech Tools-Using an iPad for Teaching & Learning, Texas State University, May 2013
  • American Chemical Society National Meeting (Chemical Education Section), Dallas, TX, March 2014

Outreach:

students performing chemistry demonstrations

Graduate student Travis Cantu and undergraduate student Jose Dominguez perform chemistry demonstrations at Hernandez Elementary’s Science Expo May 2013.

Dr. Irvin frequently volunteers with other Texas State faculty and students at local schools.  If you would like to arrange a demonstration, please contact her at ji12@txstate.edu.