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Stacey Lowery Bretz

Stacey Lowery Bretz is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She earned her BA in chemistry from Cornell University, MS from the Pennsylvania State University, and a PhD in chemistry education research (CER) from Cornell University. Stacey then spent one year at the University of California, Berkeley as a post-doc in the Department of Chemistry. Her research expertise includes the development of assessments to characterize chemistry misconceptions and measure learning in the chemistry laboratory. Of particular interest is method development with regard to the use of multiple representations (particulate, symbolic, and macroscopic) to generate cognitive dissonance, including protocols for establishing the reliability and validity of these measures. She has been honored with both of Miami University's highest teaching awards: the E. Phillips Knox Award for Undergraduate Teaching in 2009 and the Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Graduate Instruction and Mentoring in 2013. In 2015, she was honored as Chemist of the Year by the ACS Concinnati Local Section.

Books by Stacey Lowery Bretz

  • 9780393615159 72

    Chemistry: The Science in Context

    Stacey Lowery Bretz, Geoffrey Davies, Natalie Foster, Thomas R. Gilbert, Rein V. Kirss

    Fifth Edition, Mixed Media Product, 2017

    A text and media package that helps students develop their molecular-visualisation skills as a key part of becoming expert problem solvers.
  • 9780393615203 72

    Chemistry: An Atoms-Focused Approach

    Thomas R. Gilbert, Rein V. Kirss, Natalie Foster, Stacey Lowery Bretz

    Second Edition, Mixed Media Product, 2017

    Not just Atoms-First, Atoms-Focused. An atoms-first text and media programme that goes beyond a reorganisation of topics, emphasises the particulate nature of matter throughout the book, art and...
  • 9780393697315 72

    Chemistry

    Thomas R. Gilbert, Rein V. Kirss, Stacey Lowery Bretz, Natalie Foster

    Sixth Edition, Mixed Media Product, 2020

    A research-based text and assessment package that helps students visualise chemistry as they solve problems.
  • 9780393697384 72

    Chemistry: An Atoms-Focused Approach

    Thomas R. Gilbert, Rein V. Kirss, Stacey Lowery Bretz, Natalie Foster

    Third Edition, Mixed Media Product, 2020

    A research-based, atoms-focused text and assessment package that helps students visualise chemistry as they solve problems.