Assistant Professor

Office: 453 Kopchick Hall
Phone: 724-357-4482


BS, Carnegie Mellon University,Materials Science and Engineering
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Materials Science and Engineering


Chemical Education


CHEM 111/112 General Chemistry I/II

Research Interests

Conceptual Learning in Chemistry, Use of Computer Simulations to Promote Conceptual Learning, Research-Based Curriculum Design, Optimal Modes of Student Interaction with Simulations, Use of Simulation-Based Games for Informal Learning, High-Leverage Points of Connection between Chemistry and Other Science and Engineering Disciplines, Metacognitive Strategies and Strategies for Increasing Student Motivation

Select Publications

D. Adamson, C. Ashe, H. Jang, D. Yaron, C. Rose. (In press) Intensification of Group Knowledge Exchange with Academically Productive Talk Agents. (2013). Proceedings of the 1Oth International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Madison Wisconsin, July 2013.

D. Yaron, M. Karabinos, G. Leinhardt, J. Greeno, J. Davenport, B. Mclaren, L. Bartolo, J. Portman, C. Ashe, W.C. Carter, D. Sadoway. (201 0). Instruction Online: Core Components for Re-Use. In Belford, R.E., Moore, J.W., Pence, H.E. (Eds.), Enhancing Learning with Online Resources, Social Networking, and Digital Libraries, 2010, Chapter 13, pp 235-262. DOl: 10.1 021/bk-201 0-1 060.ch013.