Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Daubenmire, Patrick

Title/s:  Associate Professor
Assistant Chair

Office #:  FH-409

Phone: 773.508.8248

Email: pdauben@luc.edu


  • Ph. D., The Catholic University of America, Chemical Education, 2004
  • B.A., Saint Louis University, Majors: Chemistry and Theology, 1995

Research Interests

The field of chemical education research seeks to identify the processes and approaches of students learning of chemistry.  The subsequent focus is then to develop and assess differentiated strategies that align with effective learning approaches and assist in removing the barriers to the parts of the processes that inhibit learning. 

Specifically, Dr. Daubenmire’s research focuses on engaging students in their learning process by focusing on how chemistry is involved in solving problems in the world, utilizing and assessing guided inquiry and cooperative learning techniques in the chemistry classroom, and assisting chemistry teachers in their development of an inquiry-based instructional repeteroire.

Selected Publications

Herrington, DG; Sweeder, RD; Daubenmire, PL; Bauer, CF; et. al. "Supporting the Growth and Impact of the Chemistry-Education-Research Community" JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION 2019, 96, 393

van Opstal, MT; Nahlik, P; Daubenmire, PL; Fitch, A; "Physicians as the First Analytical Chemists: Gall Nut Extract Determination of Iron Ion (Fe2+) Concentration" JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION 2018, 95, 456

Schroeder, L; Bierdz, J; Wink, DJ; King, M; Daubenmire, PL; Clark, GA "Relating Chemistry to Healthcare and MORE: Implementation of MORE in a Survey Organic and Biochemistry Course for Prehealth Students" JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION 2018, 95, 37

Daubenmire, PL; van Opstal, MT; Hall, NJ; Wunar, B; Kowrach, N "Using the chemistry classroom as the starting point for engaging urban high school students and their families in pro-environmental behaviors" 2017, 7, 60

Current Funding

Illinois State Board of Education grant for planning and implementing a new M.Ed. program in Science Education focusing on teaching inquiry-based, high school chemistry in urban districts (Co-PI).