G. Marc Loudon

Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry Emeritus, Purdue University

During my active teaching career, I used an unusual cooperative-learning approach to teaching organic chemistry within a large class, and I carried out out continual assessments of this technique. This work is described in two slide presentations, What Happens When We Change the Way We Teach Organic Chemistry, and A 12-Year Journey into Cooperative Learning Methods in a Large Organic Chemistry Class, as well as in a short paper, Structure and Organization of a Novel Organic Chemistry Class

  • My major activity just prior to retirement was the development of an organic chemistry survey course designed for pre-health professionals. Along with this course, I co-authored with Jim Parise of Duke University the 6th edition of "Organic Chemistry." This edition of the text contains new material that make it suitable for a pre-health professions course while maintaining the flexibility to be used in a traditional course. For an outline of our Purdue course for pre-health professionals keyed to the textbook, click on the link to the outline below. Since my retirement, Prof. Parise and I co-authored the 7th edition of "Organic Chemistry" (Macmillan Learning, 2020). We also co-authored, with Prof. Lisa A. Bonner of Eckerd College, the "Study Guide and Solutions Manual" for the 7th edition of Organic Chemistry (Macmillan Learning, 2021).

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