Renee Cole

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 an Associate Editor for the Journal of Chemical Education and has been a co-editor for two books focusing on chemistry education research. She is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2015) and was named as a CLAS Collegiate Scholar in 2018. She was awarded the Iowa Women of Innovation Award for Academic Innovation & Leadership (2014), the University of Central Missouri College of Science & Technology Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010), and the Missouri Governor's Award for Excellence in Education (2009).