The Catholic University of America

Dr. Katherine L. Havanki

Clinical Assistant Professor, Chemistry Education

 

B.S. Chemistry, Cedar Crest College (Allentown, PA)
Ph.D. The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC)
 
office: Nursing-Biology, B53F
phone: 202-319-5390
email: havanki@cua.edu
 

Primary Research Interests

  • Learning in Organic Chemistry
  • Visual search and reading comprehension
  • Visual complexity of scientific notation
  • Technology in the classroom

Publications 

Havanki, K.L. and VandenPlas, J.R. (2014). Eye Tracking Methodology for Chemistry Education Research. In D.M. Bunce and R.S. Cole (eds.), Tools of Chemistry Education Research (191-218). Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.

Bunce, D.M, Havanki, K.L., and VandenPlas, J.R. (2008). A theory-based evaluation of POGIL workshops: providing a clearer picture of POGIL adoption. In R.S. Moog and J.N. Spencer (eds.) Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) (100-113). Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.

Bunce, D.M., VandenPlas, J.R., and Havanki, K.L. (2006). Comparing the Effectiveness on Student Achievement of a Student Response System versus Online WebCT QuizzesJournal of Chemical Education, 83(3), 488-493.

 Courses

  • CHEM103: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM104: General Chemistry II
  • CHEM108: General Chemistry II
  • CHEM109: General, Organic, and Biochemistry for the Health Sciences
  • CHEM113: General Chemistry Lab I
  • CHEM114: General Chemistry Lab II
  • CHEM119: General, Organic, and Biochemistry for the Health Sciences
  • CHEM125: Chemistry in Our Lives
  • CHEM126: Chemistry in Modern Times