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Published articles

  • K.L. Cacciatore and H. Sevian, "Incremental movement toward an inquiry lab curriculum in general chemistry: Can changing a single lab experiment improve student performance?" J. Chem. Educ. 86(4), 498 (2009).
  • H. Sevian and L. Gonsalves, "Analysing how scientists explain their research: A rubric for measuring the effecitveness of scientific explanations." Intl. J. of Sci. Educ. 30(11), 1441-67 (2008). <link to abstract on IJSE>
  • K.L. Cacciatore, J. Amado, J.J. Evans and H. Sevian, “Connecting solubility, equilibrium and periodicity in a green inquiry experiment for the general chemistry laboratory.” J. Chem. Educ. 85(2), 251 (2008).
  • K.L. Cacciatore and H. Sevian, “Teaching lab report writing through inquiry: A green chemistry stoichiometry experiment for general chemistry.” J. Chem. Ed. 83, 1039 (2006). <JCE83-1039.pdf> and <supplement>
  • H. Sevian, S. Muller, H. Rudmann and M.F. Rubner, “Using Organic Light-Emitting Electrochemical Thin-Film Devices to Teach Materials Science.” J. Chem. Ed. 81, 1620 (2004). <JCE81-1620.pdf> and <supplement>

 

Published chapters in books

  • Six chapters in A. Eisenkraft and G. Freebury, Active Chemistry, Armonk, NY: It's About Time Publishing, 2006. <Publisher's website>
    • H. Sevian, S. Muller and D. Barry, “Chemical Dominoes”
    • H. Sevian, S. Muller and D. Barry, “Soap Sense”
    • H. Sevian, S. Muller, D. Barry and K.L. Cacciatore, “CSI Chemistry”
    • G. Freebury, A. Eisenkraft, J. Roeder, S. Smith, C. Heltzel, H. Sevian and M. Tinnesand, “Periodic Table”
    • G. Freebury, A. Eisenkraft, J. Roeder, S. Smith, C. Heltzel, H. Sevian and M. Tinnesand, “Cool Chemistry Show”
    • G. Freebury, A. Eisenkraft, J. Roeder, S. Smith, C. Heltzel, H. Sevian and M. Tinnesand, “Movie Special Effects”
  • Three chapters in A. Eisenkraft, Active Physical Science, Armonk, NY: It's About Time Publishing, 2004. [The three chapters are a subset of Active Chemistry: Movie Special Effects, The Periodic Table, and Cool Chemistry Show.] <Publisher's website>

 

Articles, books, and chapters accepted for publication

  • H. Sevian (Ed.), Ganguly, N., Gende, D., Ingram, A., MacKay, T., and Stains, M. The AP Vertical Teams Guide for the Sciences. In press, The College Board. Expected publication date: June, 2009.

 

Articles submitted for publication

  • A. Skerrett and H. Sevian, "Motivations that derive from identity and biography of science and mathematics faculty to engage in K-12 service." Under review.

 

Invited talks and keynote addresses

  • Invited research presentation: "Characterizing scientific explanations by scientists and the impact of the GK12 program on improvement in ability to explain science," NSF GK12 annual conference, Washington, DC (March 1, 2008).
  • Keynote address: "Incremental change toward inquiry in freshman chemistry lab and its impact on student learning," New England Section of the American Chemical Society, Boston (January 9, 2008).
  • Keynote address at 12th Annual Colloqiuium on Research in Science and Math Education, UMass Lowell (April, 2007). <PDF>
  • Invited tutorial, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography conference, Victoria, BC (June, 2006). <PDF>

 

Selected publications prior to joining UMass Boston

  • H. Rudmann, L. Kaplan, H. Sevian and M.F. Rubner, “Improved Device Performance of [Ru(bpy)3](PF6)2 Light-Emitting Devices.” Abstr. Pap. –Am. Chem. Soc. 220, 169 (2000).
  • H.M. Sevian, P.K. Brazhnik and J.E.G. Lipson, “Comparison of a Born-Green-Yvon integral equation treatment of a binary polymer blend on a compressible lattice with simulations.” J. Chem. Phys. 99, 4112 (1993). <JCP99-4112.pdf>
  • H.M. Sevian and J.L. Skinner, “Molecular theory of transition energy correlations for pairs of chromophores in liquids or glasses.” J. Chem. Phys. 97, 8 (1992). <JCP97-8.pdf>
  • H.M. Sevian and J.L. Skinner, "A molecular theory of inhomogeneous broadening, including the correlation between different transitions, in liquids and glasses." Theor. Chim. Acta82, 29 (1992).
  • H.M. Sevian and J.L. Skinner, “T2 can be greater than 2 T1.” J. Chem. Phys. 91, 1775 (1989). <JCP91-1775.pdf>

 

Copyright notices

  • J. Chem. Phys. articles: These articles may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics.
  • J. Chem. Educ. articles: These articles may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society.