Megan Connor obtained her BS in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Michigan. Her doctoral research investigated the teaching and learning of NMR spectroscopy utilizing techniques such as eye-tracking and think-aloud interviewing. Before joining the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Samford, she worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of South Florida to investigate postsecondary chemistry instructional practices. Connor has authored numerous chemistry education research articles that appear in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, the Journal of Chemical Education and Chemistry Education Research and Practice. She has also authored a book chapter published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Megan’s ongoing chemistry education research seeks to understand the role of chemistry learning environments in excluding women, Black, Latine, and Indigenous Americans from the discipline and identify strategies for redesigning these environments to foster diversity, equity and inclusion.
In her free time, Connor enjoys reading and helping her husband, Evan, pastor their local church.
Degrees and Certifications
- PhD, Chemistry, University of Michigan
- BS, Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill