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Frantz, Alicia

Alicia Frantz

Lecturer in Chemistry

ajf2w@virginia.edu
Room 259B, Chemistry Building
(434) 924-4569

B.S. Ohio University, 2009

Ph.D. Ohio University, 2016

Alicia Frantz is an instructor for Organic Chemistry lecture. She earned a B.S. in Forensic Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio. She is currently focusing on implementation of guided inquiry based learning in courses with large enrollment. Attending a large school herself, Alicia understands the importance for dedicating more of class time to group work and evidence-based techniques than the traditional lecturing. She is also updating her courses to reflect the growing diversity seen in the classroom, especially nontraditional and first generation students.

Alicia has taught general chemistry and organic chemistry at the University of Rio Grande and Kalamazoo College. She also spent a year as a medicinal chemistry intern at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, synthesizing novel compounds in an effort to combat HIV/AIDS.