Project Director

Daniel Pyburn, Ph.D

Daniel Pyburn earned his B.S. and M.S. in chemistry in 2006 and 2008 from Merrimack College and the University of Massachusetts Lowell respectively. Following a few industrial positions in analytical labs, Daniel changed research interests and completed a Ph.D. in chemistry education and an M.S. in statistics at the University of New Hampshire in 2014.

Currently, Daniel is the Project Director for the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning at UNH. In this role, he works with faculty and staff to incorporate results from the learning sciences into courses and curricula and assess the impact of these interventions on student learning. His research interests include studying the role of students’ reading skill and domain knowledge, along with the properties of learning materials, on learning within STEM disciplines. Other interests include assessing the effectiveness of retrieval practice on learning as a function of various student characteristics. Daniel has presented his work at conferences, including national meetings of the American Chemical Society. His research has resulted in publications, including a chapter in Applying the Science of Learning in Education: Infusing Psychological Science into the Curriculum. Daniel has experience teaching undergraduate level introductory chemistry and statistics courses.