Dr. Donna Chamely-Wiik

Associate Scientist

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Research, undergraduate Studies

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ph.D. Florida Atlantic University, 2004

Contact Information
Office: PS 216
Phone: (561) 297-0046
Email: dchamely@fau.edu

Research Interests

My primary research interests are in Chemical and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) Education, including an assessment of the impact of pedagogical interventions on student learning, development and perception. Some research questions include:

  • What is the impact of student engagement in undergraduate research and mentoring on retention and student success? Are there differences on impact within certain sub-populations? E.g. First generation, transfer students, under-represented minorities etc.;
  • How does undergraduate research involvement (within and outside of the curriculum) affect changes in student learning outcomes?

Recent Publications

  1. Chamely-Wiik, D., Holman, M., Kirsch, P., Meeroff, D., and Peluso, J. Scaffolding the development of student research skills for capstone experiences: A multi-disciplinary approach. Council of Undergraduate Research Quarterly, 2014, 34(4), 18-25, 2014.
  2. Chamely-Wiik, D., Haky, J., Louda, D., Romance. “SQER3: An Instructional Framework for Using Scientific Inquiry to Design Classroom Demonstrations.”  Journal of Chemical Education, 2014, 91 (3), 329–33, 2014.
  3.  Chamely-Wiik, D. Haky, J., Galin J. “From Bhopal to Cold Fusion: A Case Study Approach to Writing Assignments in Honors General Chemistry.”  Journal of Chemical Education, 89 (4), 502–508, 2012.
  4. Chamely-Wiik, D. Galin, J., Kasdorf, K. Haky, J. “Combining Chemistry and College Writing: A New Model for an Honors Undergraduate Chemistry Course.” Honors in Practice, 5, 77-96, 2009.
  5. Carraher, C.E., Chamely-Wiik, D., Carraher S.M., Barot, G., Stewart, H. “Synthesis of Group IV B Metallocene Polymers Containing the Plant Growth Hormone Kinetin, and their influences on the seed germination of old and damaged food crop seed.” Journal of Polymer Materials. 24 (2), 149-162, 2007. 

Awards and Recognition

  • Councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), 2015-2018
  • Presidents Leadership Award, Florida Atlantic University, 2013
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Florida Atlantic University, 2013  

Other Information

Recent Funding

  • “Collaborative GrantL: L.E.A.R.N.ing To Build STEM Research Communities – A Proposal to Strengthen, Expand, and Disseminate a Successful Retention Model” D. Chamely-Wiik (PI), E. Frazier and D. Meeroff (Co-PI) National Science Foundation (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education IUSE (Phase 2) Grant# 15-210 $619,708 (2015-2020)
  • “Project ChemBOND: The Next Generation” D. Chamely-Wiik (PI), JE Haky, D Louda and N Romance (Co-PI) National Science Foundation-GK-12 Grant, Division of Graduate Education Grant# 0638662  $2,558,552 (2007-2015)