Faculty Profiles

David Parkin

Associate Professor
Chemistry

Science Building Room 218
516.877.4152
516.877.4209
PARKIN@ADELPHI.EDU

General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, University of Dundee (2003)

Ph.D., University of Nebraska (1981)

BA, Chemistry, Northwest Nazarene College (1975)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

Teaching Raison D’etre

I illuminate and you see
I clarify and you hear
I understand and you learn
I look and see you change


My professorial role at Adelphi University is to create and maintain positive Learning Environments where students, studying chemistry, can become Self-Directed Critical Thinkers. The academic environment presents many challenges and so I feel I must wear many hats in order for my students to be well on the road of becoming Self-Directed Critical Thinkers by the time they graduate from Adelphi University.

My three main roles, in these Learning Environments, are that of

• Gardener
• Guide
• Keeper of the Pitch

All these roles are essential in maintaining Learning Environments, which promote deep meaningful learning.

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