Summer Chemistry Academy Faculty

Teaching Excellence

The Summer Chemistry Academy is sponsored and taught by UC Berkeley faculty, graduate students, and scholars, and is held onsite at the Berkeley campus.

John Arnold

John Arnold

Professor Arnold's research focuses on the synthesis and study of new and unusual molecular inorganic and organometallic compounds of the d-, p-, and f- block elements. The emphasis is on preparing compounds that exhibit novel reactivity and/or catalytic behavior. Professor Arnold is one of the most highly rated educators on campus teaching undergraduate chemistry curricula.

Michelle Douskey

Michelle Douskey

Dr. Douskey's primary interests are faculty development, curriculum reform, research on assessment of student learning and incorporation of green chemistry into the laboratory program. Dr. Douskey plays a key role in the main General Chemistry curriculum and actively pursues ways in which technology can enhance the classroom experience.

Pete Marsden

Pete Marsden

Dr. Marsden joined the faculty in 2012 and teaches General Chemistry Laboratory, Chemical Structure and Reactivity, and Organic Chemistry Laboratory.