Thomas Gilbert

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1972 PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1968 BS, Clarkson College of Technology

Area(s) of Expertise

Prof. Gilbert’s research focus is chemical and science education. His interests include developing instructional materials and pedagogical strategies that provide non-chemical contexts for introducing the principles of chemistry, and that demonstrate the centrality of chemistry among the sciences. He is exploring new ways to use technology, process-oriented guided inquiry, and cooperative teaching methods to teach large lecture sections and to promote higher order learning in science courses.


216 Hurtig Hall

Northeastern professor runs for American Chemical Society president

Tom Gilbert, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, is one of two people vying to be president of the world’s largest scientific professional society.