Goodwin, John A.
Coastal Carolina University

John A. Goodwin Coastal Carolina University
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Physics

John Goodwin has B.A. degrees in chemistry and music from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Rice University. He is currently Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. He is an active in Peer Led Team Learning through its use in the chemistry and biology curricula at CCU and in the development of computer based supplements for the general chemistry workshops. He has been a member of Project Kaleidoscope's Faculty for the 21st Century since 1994 and is PI for a grant to CCU for development of technology resources and curriculum development funded by the SC State Education Lottery. He has investigated relationships between student learning preferences and active learning and has introduced "cafeteria-style grading" to general chemistry.

John Goodwin collaborates with Dr. Tigran Kurtikyan, who is the director of the laboratory at the Molecular Structure Research Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. They have a research grant from the Armenian-U.S. Bilateral Grants Program of the National Foundation Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT) and the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (CRDF). Their collaboration deals with environmentally benign oxidation catalysts suitable for use in the petroleum industry.