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Tara Kishbaugh

DEPARTMENT: Biology Dept

POSITION: Department Chair

DEPARTMENT: Chemistry Dept

POSITION: Professor & Department Chair

DEPARTMENT: MA in Biomedicine

POSITION: Professor

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | SSC 026A

PHONE: (540) 432-4665

EMAIL: tara.kishbaugh@emu.edu

Dr. Tara L.S. Kishbaugh obtained her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Wheaton College and her graduate degree in organic chemistry studying the reactivity of electron deficient indoles at Dartmouth College under the mentorship of Gordon W. Gribble. During graduate school, she spent a year teaching organic chemistry at St. Michael’s College, Winooski, Vermont. Afterwards, she was a Dreyfus postdoctoral fellow at the University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth campus. During this position, she taught as well as studied fluorinated allenes. At EMU, Tara has taught a variety of courses, including organic, general, medicinal, and environmental chemistry as well as seminars on ethics, land use, and food chemistry. Since 2013, she is chair of the biology and chemistry departments. Tara has been involved in a number of trans-disciplinary projects on campus, such as EMU Common Reads, a common reading program. Tara’s chemistry-related hobbies include photography, baking, and tie-dying. Tara’s research interests include chemical education, heterocyclic chemistry, and water quality studies.

Dr. Kishbaugh’s research interests include
- Chemical education projects, such as assessing non-content learning in laboratory research projects, or
- Assessing student familiarity with and understanding of green chemistry, or
- Improving student’s engagement with math coursework by adding contextual relevance to the assignments
- Writing review chapters on heterocyclic chemistry- in particular indoles and pyridines
- Water quality monitoring in the local watershed related to bacterial contamination, run-off or hydrofracking.

Education

B.S, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
Ph.D., Dartmouth College
Dreyfus Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth

Publications

Past five years; for additional papers, see GoogleScholar.

Blog posts related to teaching organic chemistry at Teach the Mechanism

  • Six-membered ring systems: pyridine and benzo derivatives. Gribble, G.W. and Kishbaugh, T.L.S. Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry, ed. Gribble, G.W. Vol 29, submitted May 2016.
  • Six-membered ring systems: pyridine and benzo derivatives. Gribble, G.W. and Kishbaugh, T.L.S. Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry, ed. Gribble, G.W. Vol 28, 2016, 391-438.
  • Pyridine and imidazopyridines with medicinal activity. Kishbaugh, T.L.S. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, 2016, vol 16, 18.
  • Six-membered ring systems: pyridine and benzo derivatives. Kishbaugh, T.L.S. Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry, ed. Gribble, G.W. Vol 27, 2015, 351-392.
  • Six-Membered Ring Systems: Pyridine and Benzo Derivatives
    TLS Kishbaugh _Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry_ed. Gribble, G.W. Volume 26, 2014, 349-394.
  • Six-Membered Ring Systems: Pyridine and Benzo Derivatives
    TLS Kishbaugh _Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry_ed. Gribble, G.W. Volume 25, 2013, 319-355.
  • Six-Membered Ring Systems: Pyridine and Benzo Derivatives
    TLS Kishbaugh _Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry_ed. Gribble, G.W. Volume 24, 2012, 343-391.
  • Metalation of Pyrrole. Kishbaugh, T.L.S. Heterocyclic Scaffolds II: Indoles, ed. Gribble, G.W. Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry Volume 29, 2012, 1-45.
  • Measuring Beyond Content: An analytic rubric bank for assessing skills in authentic research assignments in the sciences. Kishbaugh, T.L.S.; Cessna, S. Flanagan, T.; Neufeld, D.G.; Horst, S.J.; Leaman, L.; Siderhurst, M. Chemical Education Research and Practice, published online April 2012 (DOI: 10.1039/C2RP00023G).
  • 1,2- Bis(phenylsulfonyl)-1H-indole as an acceptor of organocuprate nucleophiles. Qian, D.C.; Alford, P.E.; Kishbaugh, T.L.S.; Jones, S.T.; Gribble, G.W. Arkivoc, IV, 2010, 66-73.
  • Reactions of Indole with Nucleophiles. Kishbaugh, T.L.S. Heterocyclic Scaffolds II: Indoles, ed. Gribble, G.W. Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry, 26, 2010, 117-140.
  • Nucleophilic Addition of Hetaryllithium Compounds to 3-Nitro-1-(phenylsulfonyl)indole: Synthesis of Tetracyclic Thieno[3,2-c]- -carbolines. Alford, P.E.; Kishbaugh, T.L.S.; Gribble, G.W. Heterocycles, 80, 2010, 831-840.
  • Phytoremediation as a Multi-Week Laboratory Project for Teaching General Chemistry Thermodynamics and Equilibrium.. Cessna SG, Kishbaugh TK, Graber Neufeld D, Cessna GA, Journal of Chemical Education 2009, 86, 726-729.

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

  • Mixed methods study of green chemistry understanding from the organic laboratory. King, Rachel; Kishbaugh, T.L.S. 250th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, August 16-20, 2015.
  • Assessing learning gains in green chemistry labs. Kishbaugh, T.L.S. 23nd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI. August 3-7, 2014.
  • Early authentic research projects and teaching the nature of science. *Cessna,S.; Kishbaugh, T.L.S. 23nd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI. August 3-7, 2014.
  • Organic blueberry sweetness: Percentage Brix and taste tests. Groff, N. Sachs, J.; Kishbaugh, T.L.S.; Miller, R. Virginia Academy of Sciences at VCU, May 15, 2014.
  • Cessna, S.; Kishbaugh, T.L.S. Promoting learning through authentic and relevant research experiences in environmental monitoring and remediation across ten chemistry and biology courses. Invited poster presentation to the NSF/AAAS TUES/CCLI Primary Investigators Biannual Meeting, Washington D.C. 2/2013.
  • Cessna,S.; Kishbaugh, T.L.S. Workshop: Authentic Research Projects in the Teaching Lab: Inception, Implementation, and Assessment for Learning, NSF/AAAS TUES/CCLI Primary Investigators Biannual Meeting , Washington D.C., 2/2013.
  • Service learning to enhance the environmental chemistry curriculum. Kishbaugh, T.L.S.; Graber Neufeld, D. 22nd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, State College, Pa. July 29-August 2, 2012.
  • Implementing a ‘Research Across the Curriculum’ program in the chemistry and biology departments. Kishbaugh, T.L.S.; Cessna, S. 22nd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, State College, Pa. July 29-August 2, 2012.
  • A report on using copper phytoremediation projects for teaching second semester general chemistry concepts and skills. Cessna, S.; Kishbaugh, T.L.S. 22nd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, State College, Pa. July 29-August 2, 2012.
  • Tracking the development of the nature of science understanding over an undergraduate STEM career. Cessna, S.; Kishbaugh, T.L.S. 22nd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, State College, Pa. July 29-August 2, 2012.
  • Promoting Learning through Authentic and Relevant Research Experiences in Environmental Monitoring and Remediation across Ten Chemistry and Biology Courses. S Cessna, T Flanagan, D Graber Neufeld, SJ Horst, T Kishbaugh, L Leaman, M Siderhurst. CCLI- TUES Conference, Washington, D.C. January 26-28, 2011.
  • Water Runs Black: the experience of service learning in environmental chemistry Kishbaugh, T.L.S., “Faith Traditions, Spirituality and Service- Learning”, Messiah College, Grantham, PA June 1-3, 2006.
  • Stream health assessment of the Blacks Run river. Kishbaugh, T.L.S.; Cessna, S.G.; Heatwole, C. B.; Roggie, B.; Shirk, P. L. The 230th ACS National Meeting, in Washington, DC, Aug 28-Sept 1, 2005.