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Rachel Barnard
Rachel Barnard
Academic Specialist

Department: Chemistry
Address: W-25C Holmes
Phone: (517) 353-4879

Dr. Barnard joined the Briggs faculty in the fall of 2017, after several years of teaching at "a
little school in Ann Arbor." She is an analytical materials chemist who does research in chemical
education. The focus of her work at Briggs is with the general chemistry lab and lecture course
series, and with the related LA mentoring activities.

In addition to her classroom teaching, Dr. Barnard has experience with professional development
in higher education. She has lead workshops for undergrads, graduate students, and faculty on
the first week of teaching, implementing backwards design, mitigating stereotype threat,
designing effective group work, and engaging inclusive teaching strategies.

    2018 Boothe, J. R., Barnard, R. A., Peterson, L. J. & Coppola, B. P. “The Relationship Between Subject Matter Knowledge and Teaching Effectiveness of Undergraduate Chemistry Peer Facilitators” Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018, 19, 276-304.
    2018 Barnard, R. A., Boothe, J. R., Salvatore, J., Emerson, K., Boothe, K., Sandler, C., & Coppola, B. P. "Instructional Liaison as Support for Peer-Lead Study Groups" Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018, 14, 21-29.
    2015 Barnard, R. A., Dutta, A., Schnobrich, J. K., Morrison, C. N., Ahn, S., Matzger, A. J. “Two- Dimensional Crystals from Reduced Symmetry Analogues of Trimesic Acid” Chemistry – A European Journal, 2015, 21, 5954–5961.
    2014 Barnard, R. A. & Matzger, A. J. “Functional Group Effects on the Enthalpy of Adsorption for Self-Assembly at the Solution/Graphite Interface” Langmuir, 2014, 30(25), 7388-7394.
    2011 Kirstalyn, K.B., Watt, S., Spanninga, S. A., Barnard, R. A., Nguyen, K., Chen, Z. “Investigation of sub-monolayer, monolayer, and multilayer self-assembled semifluorinated alkylsilane films” J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2011, 353, 322-330.