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Hesser, Tiffany L.
Senior Lecturer
Tagliatela College of Engineering
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Buckman Hall
Academic Credentials


    M.S. in Science Education, CT Certification in Chemistry and Biology eligible, University of New Haven, New Haven, CT
    B.S. in Forensic Science, Chemistry , University of New Haven, New Haven, CT
    A.S. in, Biotechnology , Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT
    Ed.D in Education Leadership, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

    Other Activities

    The Chemistry and Math Enrichment Program (CAMEP) 2006- 2011

    Summer Institute for Young Women 2007-2011

    Department of Education Grant Review Board 2009

    Teacher Quality Grant, Inquiry Based Science Lesson for Elementary Instructors, 2009

    Tagliatela College of Engineering Curriculum Committee 2010-11

    Engineering Science University Magnet School Coordinator for Tagliatela College of Engineering

    EASC1120/1121 General Chemistry with Application to Biosystems Course Coordinator

    General Chemistry Coordinator, Prato, Italy

    Presentations and Publications

    Tiffany Hesser, Michael Collura, The Use of Web Based Prelaboratory Lecture to Enhance Laboratory Experiments. Presentation and Conference Proceeding Publication, American Society for Engineering Education June 2009.

    Tiffany Hesser, Matthew Griffiths, Victoria Raucci, A Lesson in Conservation, The Green Teacher,  Publication Fall 2010

    Web Based Lectures for Prelaboratory Enhancement Lectures, American Chemical Society Northeast Division Conference Presentation, October 2009

    Pauline Schwartz, Tiffany Hesser, The Use of Technology and Tegrity in the Classroom, Webinar Presentation, Fall 2009

    ipads in the classroom: An experience in implementation for general chemistry, New England Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, October 2013

    Hesser, T., Schwartz,P., iPads in the Science Laboratory: Experience in Designing and Implementing a Paperless Chemistry Laboratory Course, Journal of STEM Education, Volume 14, No. 2, 2013

    Hesser, T. Schwartz, P. iPads in the Classroom: An Experience of Implementation in General  Chemistry, New England Regional Meeting of American Chemical Society, New Haven, CT, October 2013

    WNPR Colin McEnroe Show: Breaking Bad and the Chemistry Classroom, Guest
    Speaker, October 1, 2013

    Schwartz, P., Hesser T. Teaching and Learning with iPads in the Chemistry Curriculum: Designing, Implementing and Assessing a Paperless Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory Course, International Conference on Chemistry Education, July 2014

    Hesser, T. L.. The impact of embedded support for underprepared students in a college chemistry course. Doctoral dissertation: Southern Connecticut State University, April 2015

    Hesser, T., Gregory, J., Patel-Lye, N., Webb, J., An Examination of Motivation and
    Metacognitive Awareness in College Ready versus Underprepared Students, New England Educational Research Organization Conference, Portsmouth, NH, April 2015

    Courses Taught

    • General Chemistry and Laboratory
    • Chemistry 2 with Applications to Biosystems
    • Introduction to General and Organic Chemistry
    • Introduction to General Chemistry and Laboratory
    • Organic Chemistry I and II Laboratory
    • Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
    • Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
    • Cell Biology with Laboratory
    • General Chemistry I and II with Laboratory
    • Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry with Laboratory
    • Concepts in Chemistry with Laboratory
    • Earth Science
    • Veterinary Science