Monique Hockman PhD

    Professor of Chemistry and Physics [Sabbatical], Chemistry


Phone: 412.578.6594

  1. Biography
  2. Curiculum Vitae
  3. Publications
  4. Research Interests
Monique L. (Shumaker) Hockman, Ph.D.  
Full Professor  
Teaches: General Chemistry, General Physics and Analytical Chemistry  
Ph.D.: University of Pittsburgh  

Professional Interests:  Dr. Hockman is trained a physical/analytical chemist whose research involved examining the solid/liquid interface in an attempt to understand how to prevent corrosion in semiconductors exposed to both air and/or liquids when exposed to light. At Carlow University, Dr. Hockman has more recently been researching different methods of teaching chemistry.  Her latest project involves the development and implementation of Reusable Learning Modules (RLM) which contain reusable learning objects(RLOs) such as videos of example problems, videos of demonstrations, and narrated power points along with built in assessment for all the topics covered in General Chemistry I and II.  Students will be able to either access these materials remotely or in the new STEM Digital Learning Lab at Carlow.   In the past Dr. Hockman had successfully developed a new general chemistry that fully integrated lecture and laboratory in her general chemistry classes (a studio model). This new curriculum consists of two 300-page review manuals which outline more than 150 hands-on activities that are designed to help students understand the more difficult theory presented in lecture. She is the recipient of Carlow's Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence.  
University of Pittsburgh    Pittsburgh, PA
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry    December 1993
University of Pittsburgh    Pittsburgh, PA
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry    May 1987
Pennsylvania State University    University Park, PA
Concentration in Electrical Engineering    Aug. 1982 - May 1985
May 2011 – May 2013                     STEM Coordinator for Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 
Aug 2011 –  present Coordinator for Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Aug 2009 – May 2013Chair of Department of Chemistry and Physics
May 2004 – May 2007Associate Dean and Director of Division of Natural
                                                    Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science, Carlow University,
                                                    Pittsburgh, PA
January 2006 Full Professor of Chemistry, Carlow University
January 2002                Tenured, Carlow College, Pittsburgh, PA
January 1998 –Dec. 2004           Associate Professor of Chemistry, Carlow College,
Pittsburgh, PA
January 1994 – January 1998Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Carlow College
 Pittsburgh, PA
August 1992 – January 1994Instructor of Chemistry, Carlow College, Pittsburgh, PA
Fall 2011 –  Spring 2013Rank and Tenure
Fall 2011-    Spring 2012   Faculty Senate
Fall 2011 -   Spring 2012RATS Committee – Ad Hoc Committee 
Fall 2010 -   Spring 2011Workload Subcommittee of Faculty Senate
Fall 2007 -   Spring 2010Curriculum Committee
Fall 2004 –  Spring 2007     Rank and Tenure
Fall 2002 -   Spring 2005Faculty Senate
Spring 2001 –Spring 2003Strategic Planning Committee
Summer 2001 – 2003Core Study Group of the Curriculum Committee
Fall 2001 -   Spring 2006Workload Committee of Faculty Senate (chaired 2004-2005)
Fall 2000 -   Spring 2003Faculty Development Committee
Fall 1999 -   Spring 2000Rank and Tenure Committee
Fall 1998 -   Spring 1999Grievance Committee (chaired)
Fall 1996 -   Spring 1999Provisional Student Advising Committee (ad hoc committee)
Fall 1994 –  Spring 2004Curriculum Committee (chaired for 9 years during this time)
Fall 1995 –  Spring 2001Academic Advising Committee
Fall 1994 –  Spring 1997Faculty Development Committee
Fall 1994 –  Spring 1996Internal Leadership Advisory Committee
Fall 1993 -   Spring 1994Professional Leadership Advisory Committee (ad hoc)
Fall 2011 – May 2013STEM Coordinator
Fall 2011 – May 2013        Coordinator of Division of Natural Science and Mathematics
Fall 2010 – May 2013Chair of Department of Chemistry and Physics
Fall 2004 – Spring 2009Associate Dean, Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Fall 2000 – Spring 2009 Divisional Academic Planning Subcommittee
Fall 2000 – Spring 2004 Divisional Recruitment Subcommittee
Fall 1994-   Spring 2004Organization of Jr. Seminar and Senior Experience for Division
Fall 1994 -  Spring 2003Departmental Liaison to Library
Fall 1992 -  Spring 2008Organization and Coordinator of All Chemistry and Physics Laboratories
December 2012      Converting Complete General Chemistry I and II Curriculum into Individual 
-Present                   Learning Modules with Reusable Learning Objects
Summer 2012     Complete Rewrite of General Chemistry I and II Laboratory Manuals
August 2011     STEM Grants Written and Subsequently funded for creation of STEM Digital Learning Lab – Grants from A.J. Palumbo Charitable Trust and PND Charitable Trust
August 2010     Revision of Lecture and Laboratory Manual for Advanced Analytical Chemistry course (over 400 pages)
August 2009                   Creation of Laboratory Manual for CHM 105 Principles of Chemistry for Nursing Students (180 pages)
August 2008     Revision of Lecture Manuals for General Physics I and General Physics II (over 200+ pages each)
August 2007     Revision of Lecture Manuals for General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II (300 + pages each)
August 2005     Article in Preparation for Submission to Journal of College Science Teaching – based on Studio-Based General Chemistry Research 
May 2005     “Physical Science:  The Study of Matter and its Physical and Chemical Changes” 85 page manual prepared for 3-day long Content Deepening Seminar for Middle School Teacher Training
May 2005     “Chemistry Demonstrations and Experiments for People of All
Ages”  115 page manual of demonstrations and activities prepared and distributed to participants in 3-day long seminar for training Middle School Teachers
July 2004     Revision of “Discovering Chemistry:  A Hands-on, Inquiry Based Course in General Chemistry” and Discovering Chemistry II: A Hands-on. Inquiry Based Course in General Chemistry”.   These manuals were originally written in August 2000 and January 2001 respectively.  These manuals are used by student taking General Chemistry I and II at Carlow University and the curriculum within the manuals was studied as a part of a larger chemical education research project
January 2001     “Discovering Chemistry II:  A Hands-on Inquiry Based Course in General Chemistry”, 322 pages
August 2000     “Discovering Chemistry I:  A Hands-on Inquiry Based Course in General Chemistry”, 295 pages
January 2000     “Quantitative Analysis” a 230 page manual that was prepared for one half of an advanced chemistry course entitled, “Quantitative Analysis” taken by junior and senior science majors at Carlow University
January 2000     “Laboratory Manual for Quantitative Analysis,” a 110 page laboratory manual for one half of an advanced chemistry course entitled, “Quantitative Analysis” taken by junior and senior science majors at Carlow University
January 1998     “General Chemistry II Review Manual”  220 pages
August 1997      “General Chemistry I Review Manual” 170 pages
1993     M. L. Shumaker, Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Studies of Carrier Dynamics in Cadmium Selenide Electrodes, University of Pgh  295 pages
1993     M. L. Shumaker, W. J. Dollard, and D. H. Waldeck, “Time Resolved Studies of Charge Carrier Relaxation in Chemically Modified Semiconductor Electrodes: n-CdSe/Silane Interfaces” Journal of Physical Chemistry, 97 (1993)
1992     M. L. Shumaker, W. J. Dollard, and D. H. Waldeck. “Carrier Relaxation at Semiconductor Interfaces and Essential Features of a Quantitative Model” Journal of Physical Chemistry, 96 (1992)
1991     M. L. Shumaker, W. J. Dollard, D. Zeglinski and D. H. Waldeck. “Time Resolved Fluorescence Studies of Chemically Derivatized CdSe Electrodes, IS&T 44th Annual Conference Proceedings (1991)
1990     M. L. Shumaker, D. Burdelski, and D. H. Waldeck. “Time Resolved Fluorescence Studies of Surface Recombination in CdSe Electrodes” Picosecond and Femtosecond Spectroscopy from Laboratory to Real World, SPIE Proceedings, Volume 1209 (1990)
September 2006     Presenter at Middle States Assessment Seminar in Indianapolis
September 2005     Middle States Assessment Seminar – attendee and representative for Carlow
August 2005 – present     Design Blackboard Courses and Revisions of Courses 
Summer 2005     Presented Content Deepening Seminar to Middle School Science Teachers as 
                                       part of MSP Project (full 3- day curriculum developed)
Summer 2005     Worked on NSF Grant with Dr. Katie Hogan to look at predictors of success of 
                                       women scientists in the Physical Sciences
Summer 2005     Developed a linked course experience (CHM 112L and BIO 120) with Felecia
July 2004     18th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at Iowa Sate University
Presented research entitled “Would Carlow Students Benefit from a Studio-
                                       Based Chemistry Course (reviewed 3+ years of data)
Fall 2003     Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant for $10,700 to purchase
                                       Delta Nu Advantage 200A Raman Spectrophotometer (with David Gallaher) 
Fall 2003-Spring 2004     Title III, Higher Education Grant Application prepared for Strengthening
                                       Institution’s New Core Program
Summer 2003     Redesigned CHM 111 General Chemistry I course so that it met new core
                                       requirements for a Natural Science Liberal Arts Inquiry Course
Spring 2003 – Spring 2004      Served on Advisory Board for WQED’s Brainfood Project – an NSF Grant to
                                         expand the Brainfood series of televised science programs for middle school 
                                         aged children
Spring 2001-2002     Carlow College Mini-Grant Recipient for Project entitled “An Evaluation of the
                                       Role of Laboratory Experiences in the Chemistry Curriculum” with Craig Johnson
Spring 2000 – 2001      Carlow College Mini-Grant Recipient for project entitled, “Would Carlow Students 
                                        Benefit from a Studio-Based Chemistry Course?”
July 2000     16th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at University of Michigan
Coordinated workshop
Fall 1999     Carlow College/St. Agnes School Science and Math Collaborative Joint Project 
                                       funded by Heinz Foundation
Spring 1997     Carlow College Mini Grant Recipient for project entitled “Development of an 
                                       Advanced Degree Program” – coordinated and taught MCAT/GRE sessions at
                                       Carlow free of charge to students
Fall 1996     National Science Foundation Proposal for “Get the Message” written in 
                                       conjunction with staff educators at Carnegie Science Center
Fall 1996     Proposal for Children’s Science Hands-on Program entitled, “The Magic of 
                                       Science” sumitted to Henry Posnar of Allegheny Media
October 1995     “Bridging the Gender Gap in Engineering and Sciences” Carnegie Mellon
                                        University – moderator for table discussion
Fall 1995     NSF Proposal for Project entitled “Ten-Mile Creek:  An Interdisciplinary Study of 
                                       the Ecology of the Creek and Shoreline” with Sr. Mary Joy Haywood, Ph.D.
Fall 1995     Proposal for Reinstatement of the Program to Improve Elementary Science 
                                       (PIES) submitted to Grable Foundation