Dr. Tom Kuntzleman has been teaching science for over 20 years. He has earned a B.S. Ed. from Bloomsburg (PA) University, an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. While Tom has taught science at every level from middle school through college, he has been teaching Chemistry at Spring Arbor University for the past 10 years.
Tom is heavily involved in informal science education. He has delivered well over one hundred science demonstration shows on and off campus. He is the founder and director of the Cougar Science Camp, which each summer draws about one hundred K – 8th grade students to the campus of Spring Arbor University for a week of science experiments, demonstrations and fun.
Tom’s research interests are varied, which reflects his deep appreciation of all things scientific. He publishes regularly in the Journal of Chemical Education on topics as varied as quantum mechanics, kinetics, electrochemistry, and informal science education. He currently writes a blog for the JCE’s Chemical Education Xchange site.
Tom has been using microLAB equipment in his classes and research since 2005. He is very much impressed by microLAB's ability to open up avenues of research for students and faculty at small undergraduate institutions.
Tom conducts microLAB workshops and is interested in helping faculty develop and publish undergraduate research papers involving microLAB.