Frank Hubacz, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry
DivisiHubaczon: Natural Sciences

Education: 
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
M.S.T., University of New Hampshire
B.S., Worcester State College

Courses taught:
General Chemistry I & II
Environmental Chemistry
Quantitative Analysis

Primary area of expertise: Research specialty and interests include science education and the development of guided inquiry laboratories.  Current focus of lab development aims to help students understand the importance of chemical systems within the global Ocean.

Teaching Statement: My role as a teacher is to provide students with opportunities to initiate their own learning.  Learning is an active process that one must enthusiastically pursue; no one else can learn for you.  One of the greatest rewards of teaching comes when I discover a student who acknowledges this and begins to actively engage in the process.

 

Honors and Awards:
2013- Awarded a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Teacher at Sea (TAS) position. I sailed aboard the research ship the Oscar Dyson from April 29 to May 11, with a primary mission to deploy and recover moorings in several locations within the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. Read more about my work at: http://teacheratsea.wordpress.com/category/frank-hubacz/ Hubacz Alaska

2008 - Present: Recipient of NSF SENCER Leadership Fellowship in support of redesign of Integrated Science I & II and development of university-level curriculum materials on global change in the oceans and the atmosphere.

Grants Received: 
2008-2009  Franklin Pierce University- Rindge, NH. Co-recipient of a Franklin Pierce University Innovation in Technology Fund Award in support of integration of Student Response System (“Clickers”) into Integrated Science I & II.

2008  Franklin Pierce University- Rindge, NH.  Co-recipient of invitation to, and team leader at, NSF SENCER Summer Institute 2008 in support of redesign of Integrated Science I & II in the Division of Natural Sciences.

2007  Franklin Pierce University-Rindge, NH.  Co-recipient of invitation to, and team leader at, NSF SENCER Summer Institute 2007 in support of redesign of Integrated Science I & II in the Division of Natural Sciences.

2006-2008  Franklin Pierce College-Rindge, NH.  Co-recipient of, and administrator of, two-year (AY 2006-2007 to AY 2007-2008) Post-SENCER Summer Institute 2006 Implementation Sub-Award in support of redesign of Integrated Science I & II in the Division of Natural Sciences.

2006 Franklin Pierce College-Rindge, NH.  Co-recipient of invitation to, and team leader at, NSF SENCER Summer Institute 2006 in support of redesign of Integrated Science I & II in the Division of Natural Sciences.

1993 National Science Foundation - ILI Grant (DUE-9451388). This grant allowed for the purchase of two gas chromatographs and two UV-visible spectrophotometers.

Recent publications:
2011 National Science Teachers Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.  Presented a session entitled, “Civic Engagement and the Study of Science…Let’s Bond Them Together”

2010 National Science Teachers Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA. Presented a session entitled, “Civic Engagement and the Study of Science…Let’s Bond Them Together”

2009 Franklin Pierce University Faculty Development Series.  “Using Student Response Systems in the Classroom”.

2007 Hubacz, F. and F.S. Rogers. 2007. Designing, Delivering, and Assessing Franklin Pierce University’s First SENCER Course Sequence (abstract). NSF SENCER Summer Institute 2007, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, Abstracts and Program, p. 63-64 (Presented orally by Hubacz and Rogers.)

Hubacz, F. (2007).  General Chemistry II:  Guided Inquiry Investigations (II).  LAD Custom Publishing, Inc. Copyright, 2006.  

Hubacz, F. and P. Tanner (2005).  Problem Solving and Dimensional  Analysis.  National Science Foundation Project POGIL.

Dissertation:  Reducing Cognitive Load in the Chemistry Laboratory by using Technology Driven Guided Inquiry Experiments (2004)

Professional Memberships:
American Chemical Society
National Science Teachers Association
New England Association of Chemistry Teachers 
Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society and Professional Association in Education
Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Honor Society

Institution Service or Academic Service:
Marcucella Hall Architectural Selection Committee, 2012
Health Sciences Advising Committee, 2012
Search Committee for General Chemistry Visiting Professor, Summer2012
Search Committee for Organic Chemistry Visiting Professor, Summer2012
Chair, Health Sciences Search Position, 2011-2012  
Academic Standards Committee, 2011
Health Sciences Major Coordinator, 2011 - 2012
DPT Strategic Planning Committee Coordinator, 2011
Interim Division Chair, 1/1/2011 thru 8/31/2011
Search Committee Member for Integrated Science position, 2010-2011
Search Committee Member for Organic Chemistry/1-yr position, 2010
Awarded SENCER Leadership Fellow, 2008 to present
Coordinator of Integrated Science, 2007 - 2009  
Read Citation for Honorary Degree Recipient, Lesllye Arsht, Commencement 2007     
Rindge Faculty Federation Audit Committee, Fall 2007
NEASC Public Disclosure Committee, 2006 - 2009
Co-coordinator of newly designed Integrated Science Course, 2006- 2010
Admissions Committee, 2006 – 2009

Volunteer Work:
North Brookfield Finance Committee 1993 – present
Cabinet Chair, First Congregational Church of North Brookfield 2003 - 2006

Contact:
Phone: (603) 899-4270
Fax: (603) 899-4389
Office: Marcucella Hall 203
E-Mail: hubaczf@franklinpierce.edu